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Skills

Skills

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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Tips for buying a used canoe

7 Things To Know Before Buying A Used Canoe

Maybe you want to buy a used canoe instead of new because you are on a budget. Or perhaps you think you won’t use your…

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A canoeist paddles a red canoe in a mountainous fjord.

7 Ways to Lighten Up on Your Next Trip

It's true that money can help save weight with the latest and greatest gear, but there are much less expensive ways to do more on…

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A canoeist practices the sit-and-switch paddling technique from the middle of a solo canoe.

Skills: Sit and Switch Canoe Paddling Technique

Paddling a loaded, two-person canoe doesn't just have to be an art expose but it is okay for it to be an efficient process as…

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A bull moose's head emerges from the surface of the water with water lilies in its' mouth.

Photography Skills: How To Get Amazing Widlife Shots

Being a wildlife photographer is the new job description that the majority of visitors to wilderness areas seem to be adding to their CVs' without…

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