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Skills

Skills

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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Smoothwater Lake Provincial Park

Skill: Paddle Your Canoe Silently

Silence your stroke and paddle more efficiently with this technique advice from Joanie McGuffin, published in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine.  Whether you’re sneaking up…

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Gunwale installation

Install Your Own Wooden Gunwales

The lakes and rivers where I’m from froze up back in December. That means no canoeing until spring. Paddles got tucked away in my gear…

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Make your own slingshot

How To Make A Slingshot

Slingshots strike fear into the hearts of many parents. Apocalyptic visions of broken windows, shattered car headlights, mangled small animals and angry neighbors with junior…

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Skills: Night Photography

Skills: Night Photography

Of all the great canoe tripping memories I’ve had over the years, some of the best evoke the magic of the night sky and the…

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Debris Hut in Forest.

Skill: Build a Debris Hut

Squirrels are kings of survival in the forest. Have you ever wondered where squirrels sleep? Next time you’re in the forest, look high up in…

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