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Articles by Kevin Callan

Lost and Spotted

I just recently had a group of college students out in the woods for a few days, working on team building init…

Tags: Safety

Bivy Bags

I have to admit, it took some time getting used to a bivy bag. The first time I ever used one was last year on…

Tags: Video, Sleeping Bags

Regarding Rain Tarps

The quality of your tarp and the skill of erecting one is more crucial on a trip then a tent. Why? It's all ab…

Tags: Weather

One Old Stove in Scotland

My introduction to the Kelly Kettle (www.kellykettle.com) was during a family canoe trip in northern Scotland.…

The Trangia Alcohol Stove Alternative

When you step back and think about it, campers in Canada and the United States are fixated on petroleum-based …

Fashion-a-Wool

I like wearing wool. I always have. Some may think it's because I'm too cheap to buy some of the "fancier" fab…

Tags: Weather

The Perfect Camp Hat

I didn't give it much thought at first when my paddling buddy began handing over his sleeping pad, rain jacket…

Tags: Weather

Footwear and Fancy Free

Want to start a debate around camp? Make a firm statement behind your choice of footwear for canoe tripping an…

Map and Flap Parties

One of my regular canoe partner's wife has an active local club titled Stitch and Bitch where her an…

Quetico Celebrates 100th Anniversary

2009 marks the 100th anniversary of Quetico Provincial Park. Its creation in 1909 was a reaction to an ever gr…

Tags: Historical Tour

A Paddle through History

Philip Edward Island is just south of Killarney Park in Ontario Canada and is another proposed extension of th…

Tags: Historical Tour

Rediscovering Ontario's Blue Lake Region

The Blue Lake region in Ontario has an addictive quality to it - that's for sure. All the staff working at Blu…