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Dan Caldwell field tests Spade Kayaks' Ace

Review: Spade Kayaks' First River Runner

To call a spade a spade is to tell it like it is. Some people might be offended by this straight talk and consider you…

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Boat Review: Silverbirch Covert 9.3

Boat Review: Silverbirch Covert 9.3

Last fall, Steve Childs, the designer and owner of Silverbirch Canoes, called and said he’d snuck the very first Covert into the country and asked…

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Boat Review: Dagger's New Nomad

Boat Review: Dagger's New Nomad

If you're like me, you’ve got a favorite hoodie and pairs of pants and shoes that you never want to let go of. You’re comfortable…

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Boat Review: Liquidlogic Braaap

Boat Review: Liquidlogic Braaap

As a farm kid who grew up with dirt bikes and ATVs, I had a hunch where Liquidlogic’s strange new boat name came from. A…

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Boat Review: Echoee by Echo Paddles

Boat Review: Echoee by Echo Paddles

I'm sitting in my boat clenching my fists and shivering. It’s a rainy May afternoon, a week into a 10-day solo canoe instructor course. Lined…

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Boat Review: Pyranha Burn III

Boat Review: Pyranha Burn III

When Hollywood has a hit movie it’s almost expected that a sequel and sometimes even a trilogy will follow. It’s a risky strategy that doesn’t…

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Boat Review: Jackson Kayak Rogue 10

Boat Review: Jackson Kayak Rogue 10

When I hear someone described as a rouge I conjure up an image of a trail worn cowboy with a rough and tough exterior that…

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Boat Review: Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

Boat Review: Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

Nobody in the last six months has called me asking how the Nova Craft Canoe Prospector 16 paddles. Not a single outfitter, guide, instructor or…

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Boat Review: Pyranha Fusion L

Boat Review: Pyranha Fusion L

Some children look like a perfect mix of their parents, while others seem to resemble one more than another. While Pyranha’s crossover does have some…

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Boat Review: Dagger Kayaks Katana 10.4

Boat Review: Dagger Kayaks Katana 10.4

We’ve learned over seventeen years of doing boat testing and shootouts that testers compare all boats in the test to their own personal boat or…

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Video: Kevin Callan Asks If Wilderness Still Exists

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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Video: Short Film Chronicles Freeman's 365-Day BWCA Stay

Video: Short Film Chronicles Freeman's 365-Day BWCA Stay

New short film Bear Witness chronicles the year Dave and Amy Freeman spent in the wilderness to bring awareness to proposed sulfide-ore copper mining on the wilderness…

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Video: Mike Ranta Saves A Drowning Moose Calf

Video: Mike Ranta Saves A Drowning Moose Calf

Canoeing 7,500 kilometers across Canada in support of veterans seems pretty heroic to us, but adventurer Mike Ranta went one step further on his enormous…

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Video: A Return To Alaska's Noatak River By Two Seventy-Something Adventurers

Video: A Return To Alaska's Noatak River By Two Seventy-Something Adventurers

New film NOATAK: Return To The Arctic by The Muir Project follows two adventurers in their seventies as they explore Alaska’s Noatak River, 35 years…

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Video: Moose Hunting And Whitewater In The Yukon

Video: Moose Hunting And Whitewater In The Yukon

"We were in the Yukon to hunt moose, but what we ended up harvesting was the here and now." In Beyond The Roar two childhood friends unite…

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Video: Canoe Charged By Angry Elephant

Video: Canoe Charged By Angry Elephant

Watch as filmmakers and conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert come face-to-face with a herd of elephants while paddling their canoe. Their only option is to…

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Video: Wabakimi's Amazing Canoe Routes

Video: Wabakimi's Amazing Canoe Routes

Northern Ontario's Wabakimi Provincial Park is the largest wilderness paddling area in the world. It's bigger than Quetico, the Boundary Waters, Voyageur National Park and…

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Video: 80-year-old paddles the Mississippi River source to sea

Video: 80-year-old paddles the Mississippi River source to sea

Adventureitus Productions film crew followed Dale Sanders, the oldest man to ever thru-paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River. He turned 80 on the…

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Video: Beyond Definition

Video: Beyond Definition

After two decades Gregor Zadravec returns to his hometown and to his home river. Instead of waiting for something to happen far away on some other…

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Video: Minnesota Wild Rice, Adam, and his Red Canoe

Video: Minnesota Wild Rice, Adam, and his Red Canoe

Meet Adam. This guy has paddled all across Canada exploring in his canoe. He has paddled Hudson's Bay with beluga whales, had close encounters with…

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Video: Kesagami Solo Episode 16 - The Final Episode

Video: Kesagami Solo Episode 16 - The Final Episode

Faced with a receding tide, Jim Baird learns paddling isn't always the fastest way to travel on the final day of his solo trip down…

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Video: Kesagami Solo Episode 14

Video: Kesagami Solo Episode 14

Still dealing with the tides on James Bay and surrounded by saltwater, Jim Baird runs out of drinking water and needs to find some fast.…

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Video: Kesagami Solo Episode 13

Video: Kesagami Solo Episode 13

Jim Baird is unsure of exactly how many days he's been traveling as he gets closer to the James Bay coast. His final destination now…

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Video: Kesagami Solo Episode 12

Video: Kesagami Solo Episode 12

Jim Baird knows that on a solo expedition, dumping your canoe in the rapids could mean the end of your trip. He talks about the…

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Video: Kesagami Solo Episode 10

Video: Kesagami Solo Episode 10

Ontario's Arctic watershed is known for muskeg, and Jim Baird is in the thick of it now as he travels the aptly-named portage, "The Bog…

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