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Articles by Kevin Callan

Canoeing Into The Wind Solo

Learn how to paddle into the wind solo by distributing your weight, having the proper trajectory and using the…

How To Portage A Canoe Solo

Learn how to do a one person lift and a one person carry on a portage. No matter how "strong" you are, it…

Dealing With Strainers & Sweepers

I had the unfortunate job the other day to inform listeners on Canada’s National Radio how a paddler was kille…

Tags: strainers, Safety

How to Forecast the Weather

Becoming an accurate weather forecaster while on a trip will certainly get you respect. The only danger of cou…

Tags: Weather, Safety

The J-Stroke and Canadian Stroke

Kyla, my 10-year-old, took position in the stern on our last canoe trip. Her friend, who tagged along, took th…

Tags: Paddles, Canoe, Strokes

6 Quick Tips for Canoe Camping

One of the best parts about meeting up with a group of fellow paddlers is gaining some extra tips and tricks. …

Tags: Canoe, camping, gear, Sleeping Bags

What Is Canoecopia?

I call it the "Star Trek Convention" for paddlers. Except the attendees are wearing Tiley hats and various…

Tags: Canoe, Kayak, Urban Kayaking, Urban Paddling

Footwear for Camp & Trail

American paddler, Cliff Jacobson, and I love to debate about camp tips and gear. It's what we do while hanging…

Tags: Clothing, gear, camping

Late Season Layering

Kevin Callan offers some tips (and a video!) on layering and suggestions on what to wear, and what to avoi…

Tags: Clothing, Canoe, Kayak, Safety

Late Season Canoe Fishing

Sometimes I think my desire to go bass fishing days before the lakes freeze over may be simply because I just …

Tags: Canoe, Fishing

Camp Kitchen Etiquette

Kevin Callan gives some sage advice on cleaning up cooking pots and pans at camp, including where to clean…

Tags: Video, Canoe

Choosing Rain Gear

Hi, I'm Kevin Callan and today on Body Gear we're gonna talk about rain gear. Rubber, it's not that bad but if…

Tags: Kevin Callan, gear, Weather