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Skills

Skills

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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Tips For Backcountry Cooking

Tips For Backcountry Cooking

Well-fed campers are happy campers. When you’re cooking at a campsite, your best approach is to prevent mistakes in the first place—not even hot sauce…

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Packed canoes on the shoreline.

Canoe Anatomy: Can You Name Every Part On Your Canoe?

Whether you are completely new to canoeing or an enthusiastic novice who wants to brush up, knowing all the parts of the canoe will make…

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Skills: Canine Canoeing

Skills: Canine Canoeing

Venturing off into the wild unknown with furry best friend in tow is a dream for many paddlers. Often, the reality falls somewhat short. Untrained,…

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Reclaim Your 5 to 9

Reclaim Your 5 to 9

An adventurous life doesn’t have to be the domain of eccentric millionaires and dirtbag vagabonds. Even with a 9 to 5 job, you too could…

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Paddles of different shapes and styles

Choosing The Best Canoe Paddle

Figuring out the best paddle for you is about understanding different designs and materials, but also about how the paddle actually feels as you move…

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