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Kevin Callan's New Winter Camping Book

From the publisher of Complete Guide to Winter Camping: The Happy Camper is back! This time Kevin Callan is equipping campers with all they need…

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Butt End: Princess and the Portage

It was going to take us a good hour to make the big water crossing. The wind was blowing straight into our bow and every…

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Video: Kevin Callan Asks If Wilderness Still Exists

In 2012 Kevin Callan and Kip Spidell went on two seperate two-week canoe trips in Quetico Provincial Park asking paddlers if they thought wilderness still…

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Kevin Callan's Favorite Canoe Route

I’ve spent a good portion of my life telling paddlers where to go. So, you might think that after producing almost a dozen guidebooks, countless…

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Canoeing As Therapy

The black flies and lengthy portages weren’t Jason’s biggest enemy. It was his drug addiction that plagued him. I found him halfway along the portage…

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Butt End: First Blind Date

On the fourth day of 20 spent paddling and portaging around Algonquin Park, my buddy Andy insisted I sign an agreement that let him plan…

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Video: Kevin Callan's Early Love for the Canoe

Kevin Callan's interview with the folks behind Canoe: Icon of the North was only shown in part in the completed film. Now, you can watch…

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Keeper of the Flame: Optimism for Future Wilderness Enthusaists

I’m a worrier. I know this because my 11-year-old daughter tells me so. It might be some type of genetic disposition I’ve been cursed with.…

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Canoe: Icon of the North Released

Symbolically and functionally, the canoe is many things to the people of Canada, in addition to it being a major element in Canadian history and…

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Butt End: Real Life Ghost Story

Being afraid of heights or terrified of circus clowns is one thing, but being afraid of sleeping in the woods is another. That’s more serious.…

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Video: The Happy Camper Paddles Georgian Bay

Kevin Callan, the Happy Camper and regular Canoeroots columist, and his paddling buddy Andy head out on an 8-day canoe trip along the eastern coast of…

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Butt End: The Agony and the Ecstasy

The music died for Don McLean in 1959 when rock legend, Buddy Holly, died in a plane crash. The day the music died for me…

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Butt End: The Yuk Yuk Man

It wasn’t the shoddy khaki safari suit he was wearing. It wasn’t the matching knock-off Tilley hat. It might have been the rude sexual remarks…

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Butt End: Carry On Glamping

  Imagine waking up to the smell of a cinnamon-spiced double latte, rolling over in your silk-lined sleeping bag and browsing through the latest issue of The…

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Butt End: The Masochist's Guide to Portaging

A truly laborious portage isn’t characterized by steepness of grade or total length. It’s what blocks your way that defines how punishing it will be.…

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