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Articles by Tamia Nelson

A Pole-Dancing Primer

No, this isn't what you're thinking. But "pole dancing" - using a pole rather than a paddle to dance through s…

Tags: In The Sameboat, poling, upstream

Curry on Camping!

Looking for a good meal for chilly evenings following long days on the water? Something that's quick to thro…

Tags: In The Sameboat, camping, food

Becoming a Gamefish

Last week, Tamia made the case for emulating the gamefish and paddling upstream. Not as an everyday thing, t…

Tags: In The Sameboat, technique, upstream

Going Against the Flow

Salmon do it. Shad do it. Even eels do it. But few paddlers ever try running a river the wrong way round. An…

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On Going Alone

We all like to think that we're sensible, and we know that sensible paddlers don't venture onto the water alon…

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A Better Box of Mac & Cheese

Boxed macaroni and cheese makes a memorable camp dinner - for all the wrong reasons. But not all macaroni chee…

Tags: In The Sameboat, camping, food

Secret of the Solo Shuttle

Solo paddlers and couples who travel in the same boat often discover that the hardest part of a trip is gett…

Tags: In The Sameboat, shuttle, Portage, bicycle

Take a Stow Boat to... Anywhere

Not so very long ago, folding kayaks and inflatable canoes were the paddling world's unloved stepchildren, w…

Tags: In The Sameboat, folding, Kayak, Canoe, gear

The Shape of One Hand Paddling

Nessmuk's friends made fun of his little auxiliary paddle, calling it a "pudding stick." And you don't often s…

Tags: In The Sameboat, DIY, Paddles

Break(fast)ing Bad

Camping meals have come a long way from the days of beans, bannock, and bacon. And there's no doubt that we …

Tags: In The Sameboat, camping, food, alimentary

A Primer on North Declination & Variation

Now that satellite navigation has come down to earth, the magnetic compass seems like a child's toy. But it'…

Tags: In The Sameboat, compass, navigation

Yes, It's True: They CAN Shoot You From Shore

Stopping a bullet isn't very high on the list of dangers run by paddlers. But it does happen. So this week Tam…

Tags: In The Sameboat, Safety