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Articles by Cliff Jacobson

Custom Canoe Care Tips

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

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GPS Tips

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

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Canoeing a Pair of Ontario Aces

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

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The Allure of Canoeing Wild Northern Rivers

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

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Preparing for BWCA trip Vs. the Wild North

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

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Paddling North!

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

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Canoeing Myths

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

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Canoe Outfitting

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

Playing It Safe

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

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Paddling Instruction v. Paddling Expedition

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

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Canoeing Comfort

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

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Gear for Camping: Silly or Serious?

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