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Skills

Skills

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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Paddle a canoe in wind

Canoeing in Wind Technique

Windy days on the water can be exhilarating or frightening, depending upon how you face the challenges they present. By keeping in mind these tips…

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Bear

Tips for Bear Attacks

So a black bear walks into a Subway restaurant and orders a cold cut combo… True story from Kitamat, B.C., where Rebecca Branton locked herself in the staff bathroom…

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canoe marathon

Secrets of the Marathon Canoeist

Few paddles are capable of what marathon canoe racers do every other weekend—keeping pace through a 1,000-mile  course, enduring both grinding monotony and gruelling pain …

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Read whitewater

Canoe Skill: Reading Whitewater

 Choosing to run whitewater, and doing it successfully, can be a highlight on your next canoe trip. Jumping in over your head, however, and running…

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Lightning

Tips for Surviving A Lightning Storm

  Lightning strikes down more people than tornadoes, snowstorms and hurricanes and remains a top offender in storm-related deaths. According to Environment Canada, nine to ...

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Leech on foot.

Tips: Leech Removal

  Do thoughts of the scene in the 1986 hit movie Stand By Me, where child actor Wil Wheaton pulls a fat, slimy leech out of his underpants,…

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Surviving a forest fire

Tips for Surviving a Forest Fire

Forest fires spread quickly—up to eight kilometres per hour—much faster than we can run or paddle. The smell of smoke, a light dusting of ash on…

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DIY Sauna

DIY Backcountry Sauna

The sauna (sow-na), or sweat, is a traditional pastime used for thousands of years. A sauna generally involves creating hot steam in a closed space…

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