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Articles by Kevin Callan

Building a Truly Canadian Canoe

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

Tags: Canoe

Songs You Love and Hate Singing on a Portage

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

Tags: Portage, Family

The Other Quetico

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

Cool Camp Gadgets & Fashionable Undies

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

Top Camp Gadgets for Christmas

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

Camp Gadgets for Christmas

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

The Axe Debate

The day one of the young male campers in our group wacked his groin with a hatchet was the day I decided never…

Tags: Safety

Outdoor Recreation in a Recession

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

Paddling the Unfamiliar

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

Tags: Family

The Real Danger of Wilderness Travel

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

Tags: Safety

Taking the Kids Camping

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

Tags: Family, Safety

Lightweight and Fancy Free

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

Tags: Canoe, Sleeping Bags