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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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Master the low brace

Skills: Master the Low Brace

  The low brace is incredibly effective at preventing you from capsizing to your onside. It allows you to reposition your body so that you…

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Path of the Paddle

Skills Video: Doubles Whitewater

"In Path of the Paddle: Doubles Whitewater , from canoeist Bill Mason, learn how to read rapids and plan a course and follow it, with complete…

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Skill: Light a One Match Fire

Skill: Light a One Match Fire

In Jack London's short story To Build a Fire a greenhorn gold prospector falls through river ice and relizes he must build a fire or…

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Skills: Basic Solo Strokes

Skills: Basic Solo Strokes

This short film from canoeist Bill Mason presented by the National Film Board of Canada illustrates the joy and poetry of paddling solo. All basic…

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Skills: When To Tie In Gear

Skills: When To Tie In Gear

This canoeing expert tip column was first published in the Early Summer 2014 issue of Canoeroots.  To tie or not tie—that is the question. When,…

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