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Cliff Jacobson

Let's say you are planning to canoe a river in northern Canada or Alaska. A trip guide, which you got…

The idea to produce a packsack for campers and canoeists probably emerged while watching streams of…

Quick! You're going on a wilderness canoe trip. Besides your paddle and PFD, what tool do you value…

Slowly, it begins, first with a gentle rain that lasts an hour. Then the storm intensifies, ultimately…

If you take wilderness canoeing seriously, you'll want the best gear you can afford. Sure, you can get…

I live in Minnesota where winter stops canoeing and kayaking cold. Snow arrives in late October and…

My friend Bob Brown once eyed my four impeccably maintained solo canoes and suggested that I was really…

You've decided to go high tech and get a GPS receiver but are bewildered by the huge array of models.…

If you can canoe Class II, you can do these two wonderful Canadian rivers! STEEL RIVER There are no…

Some years ago, a man called to chat with me about a canoe trip in Canada that I was leading for the…

OK, so you've made many successful trips into the Boundary Waters and Quetico. You've never been lost -…

Canoeing an arctic river is like canoeing a southern river, with these exceptions:The water is bitterly…

I was once asked what prompted me to start writing about canoeing and camping. "Myths," I replied. I…

Most people can ride a horse better if they have a saddle. Knee pads and/or foot braces are like "canoe…

I figure I've guided around 80 canoe trips in Canada and Alaska. Personal injuries? Just one: a man…

It's your first trip down a wild Canadian river. You expect big rapids, large lakes and long portages.…

I once asked the late Verlen Kruger what he valued most on a wilderness canoe trip. "My comfort!" he…

One of the joys of being a writer is that I get to try a lot of new stuff. Some products are genuinely…

It was nearly midnight when I heard the clanging of their canoe. Two clean-shaven men -- correction,…

A few years ago, I presented a program for the Minnesota Canoe Association. About 150 people attended.…

Canoeing wilderness rivers in northern Canada and Alaska is the same as paddling in the lower 48,…

Camping out has changed considerably since the good old days of pine bough beds, bonfires and fresh-cut…

When a reader asked me to share my favorite places to canoe, I balked. After all, one person's treasure…

In 1971, I outfitted and guided three wealthy Chicago men--the least affluent of which earned a quarter…