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Skills

Skills: DIY Ditch Kit Essentials

Skills: DIY Ditch Kit Essentials

Over the past decade of tripping, I’ve discovered that when minor or major disasters strike, it pays to have key items on hand immediately. An…

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4 canoeists in one canoe paddle into big swells.

Skills: How to Canoe in Waves and Swell

Most canoeists know that a cold swim is often preceded by a wave taken at a bad angle. Depending on your skill level, paddling in…

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A close up of a spark hitting dry tinder from a flint and steel tool.

Skill: Master the No-Match Fire

Flint and steel fire-making has become a traditional way of staying warm, cooking food and providing comfort and security. But far from being a quirky…

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Skills: Becky Mason's Stealthy Canoe Stroke

Skills: Becky Mason's Stealthy Canoe Stroke

Many years ago a Cree man came south from Hudson Bay to take a course with me. He was not an experienced paddler and I…

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Photo: Colin Ericcson

Recipe: Perfect Camp Pancakes

Banish the box and make your own pancakes from scratch by mixing the dry ingredients at home. Prep prior to your trip and you’ll be…

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Skill: Stay Dry On Trip

Skill: Stay Dry On Trip

When a day of sloshing through thigh deep mud on portages ends miserably in a soggy sleeping bag we try to tell ourselves that a…

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Two long-tail canoe paddles stand against a blue backdrop.

Skill: Carve Beautiful Canoe Blades

While the idea of carving your own paddle may intimidate some, it’s attainable by anyone with the right tools and willingness to learn. Follow this…

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Carve Your Own Paddle

Carve Your Own Paddle

These detailed instructions accompany the Campcraft article in Spring 2015 issue of Canoeroots Magazine. The instructions are provided by Russ Parker, instructor for the canoe…

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The traditional canoe stroke

Skill: Traditional Forward Stroke

“Keep your stroke short, it’s more efficient and relaxing,” Dad suggested as we paddled the flatwater stretches of the trip. It was 1983, and we…

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A person carries a red canoe on a portage between bodies of water.

Skill: Go Ultra-Light On Your Next Canoe Trip

 Going ultralight on your next canoe trip doesn't have to break the bank and it will definitely save your back. Is that two-kilometer portage into you…

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Capistrano Flip

Canoe Rescue: Capistrano Flip

When paddling without other boats nearby, a capsize means self-rescue. If close to shore, it may be possible to swim in, pulling your swamped canoe…

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sunset canoe

Skills: Shoot Perfect Sunsets

Remember that trip with the perfect sunset that seemed to go on forever? Did the photos you took that sunset look the you remembered it?…

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Paddle backwards with Becky Mason

Skills: Paddling Backwards

It was a revelation when I first tried it. Everything was so dramatically different. I was on the edge of control; I was paddling backwards.…

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