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Skills

Skills

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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A car with a canoe strapped to the roof rack sits at a gas pump at night.

Skills: Save Money at the Pump

With gasoline prices at an all-time high in North America, fillin’ ‘er up can feel like a punch in the gut. On a recent trip,…

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After dark adventures

Skills: After-Dark Adventures

 This Family Camping article about eight awesome, after-dark activities that are fun for the whole family was first published in the Summer/Fall 2014 issue of…

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Sharpen camp blades

Skills: How-To Sharpen Camp Blades

This campcraft article was first published in the Summer/Fall 2014 issue of Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine.    No matter what type of knife you…

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Skills: DIY Whitewater Outfitting

Skills: DIY Whitewater Canoe Outfitting

Whitewater tripping with a canoe that hasn't been outfitted is like trying to hang with the boys on the San Antonio strip in a Honda…

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Skills: Golden Rules for Great Canoe Strokes

Skills: Golden Rules for Great Canoe Strokes

Andrew Westwood looks at the 3 Golden Rules of Canoeing, which are a set of rules that define how to make all your canoeing strokes…

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back ferry

Skills: Back Ferrying How-To Video

  Paul Mason shares the proper technique for a tandem back ferry in moving water in this video.   

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Camp games

Best Camp Games

After you’ve tired of Go Fish and Frisbee, spice up your summer camp-outs with some of these all-time favorite games.     Hot Paddle You’ll…

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Crossing Over Technique

Crossing Over Technique

  The cross-forward stroke is one of the most helpful stroke used by solo canoeists, even though it's looks down upon by some traditionalists who…

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Photo Collage of how to tie the trucker's hitch knot for tying down your canoe.

Trucker's Hitch Tie Down Technique

If you start canoe trips with a sore neck from looking up at the wiggling canoe on your roof racks and worrying that it is…

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