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​Kevin Callan

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

It was a plaid boat that started this whole crazy canoe chronicle. Yep, the same "what's up ye kilt"…

I'm very cautious about what song is playing on the radio just prior to reaching the access point of a…

Woodland Caribou Provincial Park is being called "the new Quetico" by many of its visitors. If you think…

"The tents weren't all that great, and I often slept under a canoe and would wrap my head in a towel to…

There's no sense fighting it really. We've been trying to improve our comforts and indulge in new…

Worried that I'd get some really bad gifts this Christmas, I visited my local outdoor store…

The day one of the young male campers in our group wacked his groin with a hatchet was the day I decided…

Outdoor recreation and an economic recession go together like Baileys Irish Cream and your morning camp…

If you place me in the most grueling, bug infested portage in northern Ontario I'm mostly at peace with…

The bush pilot scheduled to pick us up on the last day of our remote northern canoe trip was arrested…

Okay. It's time to admit it. You're a parent now. You're life is different. It's changed dramatically…

It seems the older the camper becomes the lighter they want their pack. Problem is, with age also comes…

You'd think choosing a canoe pack, since it's only generally used for carrying a large volume of gear…

The pack barrel's story goes back to the mid-1980s when a group of canoe guides from Ottawa, including…

I just couldn't resist having just one more trip before the season ended and the lakes froze. So, on the…

By Kevin Callan It's time to admit it: I'm soon to be 48 years old! At that age paddlers either…

There's really no reason you can't go paddling in the off-season, whether it's just before freeze up or…

It was the schoolyard bully that initiated our family canoe trip across Algonquin. My daughter's arch…

I stood my ground when the moose initially started to charge; not believing it was a real threat. When…

"Hunters will tell you that a moose is a wily and ferocious forest creature. Nonsense. A moose is a cow…

I've had some really bad luck dealing with bears. I'm not sure why. A bear biologist once suggested that…

I just got back from my "end of the season" paddle, which ended up this year to be in Ontario's…

I'm on my third dog now. Angel is a "Gollie" - a mix between a border collie and a golden retriever.…