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Skills

Skills

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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GPS unit

Find Your Waypoint

Canoe tripping with a GPS can be a dizzying experience. Revolving numbers denoting rate of speed, heading, route history, track log, distance to destinations and…

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An overview shot of a small survival kit featuring fishing line, waterproof matches and a compass.

Skills: DIY Wilderness Survival Kit

Survival skills for canoe trips may seem like overkill to most weekend warriors or occasional enthusiasts, but dont be fooled - weather can be at…

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Skills: The Art of Portaging

Skills: The Art of Portaging

Portaging hurts. Whether your are hopping from one lake to another or avoiding a set of nasty rapids, each trail has some potentially painful characteristic:…

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Skills: Tandem Basics

Skills: Tandem Basics

Learn from the basics of tandem paddling from lengendary canoeist, Bill Mason, in Path of the Paddle: Doubles Basic presented by the NFB below.   …

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Maintain your canoe, here's how.

Skills: Maintain Your Canoe

Had Neil Young been singing about canoes, his famous lyrics might have gone, "it's better to burn out than to rot away." The best way…

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Skills: Understanding River Features

Skills: Understanding River Features

Identfying river features and knowing how to manage them is the key to paddling safe lines and having fun. If your next tripping route has…

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Homemade firestarters

DIY Fire Starters

This campcraft article about how to make homemade fire starters was first published in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine.      While nothing beats starting…

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Tying down canoes

Skill: Tie Down Canoe Essentials

This campcraft article about a great way to secure your canoe on a car or truck's roof rack was first published in Canoeroots and Family…

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