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Skills

Skills

Becky Mason demonstrates a canoe stroke on a lake with trees turning color.

5 Strokes To Make You A Better Canoeist

The way your paddle interacts with the water dictates how your canoe moves and the kind of experience you have as a canoeist. Learning a…

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A man canoeing with his dog.

How To Canoe With Your Dog

Bringing your dog on a canoe trip is awesome for so many reasons. Like seeing all the seemingly minor details that are infinitely exciting for…

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S'more brownies.

5 Best S'Mores Recipes (According To Pinterest)

S’mores are the classic backcountry treat. From the simple graham cracker, marshmallow and chocolate combination to scrumptious substitutions like Oreos and fancy dark chocolate, there…

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Backcountry lasagna cooked in a dutch oven.

Skills: How To Cook Epic Backcountry Lasagna

Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you have to suffer; you don’t have to eat Kraft Dinner, canned tuna and powdered milk for days on…

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Skills: Launch and Land in Rough Water

Skills: Launch and Land in Rough Water

It is possible to launch or land your open canoe in waves and rough seas, however it’s best to avoid these conditions altogether by getting…

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A tent during the night in Killarney.

Top 11 Canoe Trip Faux Pas

1. Never doing dishes at the campsite Picture yourself lounging around the fire after a day slogging through portages and battling clouds of mosquitos. You’ve…

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A backcountry birthday cake for camping trips.

The Ultimate Backcountry Birthday Cake Recipe

Being on a canoe trip for your birthday is a treat in itself. Make it even more special with a camp-stove friendly birthday cake. More…

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A light painted canoeist on a lake at sunset

How To Light Paint For Spectacular Canoe Trip Photos

A few years ago a friend and I jumped at the opportunity to spend a few days in the backcountry of Algonquin Park on Thanksgiving…

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Canoe trippers on a rocky portage.

How To Fall In Love With Portaging

Once upon a time a group of fifteen-year-old girls set out on a fifteen-day canoe trip. They were accompanied by their two trip leaders through…

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A collection of first aid items for a first aid kit

How To Make The Perfect DIY First Aid Kit

Without customization, your first aid kit is potentially just a heavy and bulky piece of junk. Yes, you read that right. Whether it’s an expedition…

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Canoes on a misty morning at a backcountry campsite.

Five Traits You Want in A Canoe Trip Partner

The people you set out with on backcountry canoe trips can have a major influence on the journey’s outcome. We rounded up five traits that…

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Shawn James on a solo canoe trip

Why Your Next Canoe Trip Should Be Solo

It is four a.m. and I lie awake, mesmerized by a spectacular display of the aurora borealis dancing just above the horizon to the north…

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A canoeist hangs a bear hang near a campsite

7 Most Important Skills For Wilderness Paddlers

Thriving on backcountry canoe trips relies on having a solid skill set and a willingness to adapt to always changing conditions and circumstances. Many skills…

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