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Articles by Tamia Nelson

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 …

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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'…

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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…

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When Old Clothes Become Old Friends

Who'd have thought that a column on old clothes would resonate with readers? But that's just what Tamia's re…

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Nutty Pasta for the Backcountry

Spaghetti with tomato sauce is familiar camp fare. But it starts to pall after the third night. So Tamia has a…

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RePurpose for Living

First, there was recycling. Then there was upcycling. And now? Well, who really knows? But, if you are a penny…

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The Pinchpenny Paddler: Castoff for Savings

Winter will soon be on the wane, and spring is a good time to clean house. But don't trash your worn-out or da…

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The Knives in Our Lives

"Our Readers Write" is a quarterly feature at Paddling.com. Its purpose? To showcase letters from the In the…

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The Case for Buying a Used Boat

Are you in the market for a new boat? But is your bank statement saying, "Not now"? Then Tamia suggests you ma…

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The Sweet of the Year

The sun is returning to Canoe Country, and sweet sap will soon be flowing from the sugar maples. Do you think …

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Why Pay To Play?

Why pay to play? Tamia posed that question last June, when she made the case for commercial outfitters and gui…

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The Search for Secret Waters

Some folks always need crowds around them, but most paddlers would probably like to be alone on the water, at …

Tags: In The Sameboat, maps, explore