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Articles by Tamia Nelson

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 …

Tags: In The Sameboat, food, cooking, alimentary

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

Will Winter Be Long Enough?

Winter puts paddling on ice, at least in Canoe Country. But there are plenty of ways for canoeists and kayaker…

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The Perfect Pita Pizza

Fancy stuffed pizza in camp? Think it can't be done? Well, think again. Tamia has been spending time in her te…

Tags: In The Sameboat, food, pizza, recipes, alimentary

Eulogy for an Old Friend

A waxed-cotton jacket isn't something to wax nostalgic about. Or is it? Tamia thinks it is, especially when th…

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The Casual Kayaker: Putting the Brake on Spin

Making a kayak go where you want it to is pretty easy when you're paddling. But what happens when you stop? Yo…

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Salmagundi: Of Portage Yokes and Little Lives

Summer... Where did it go? Off to visit the southern hemisphere, that's where. But if you're a regular visitor…

Tags: In The Sameboat, Portage, Mailbag

The New Arithmetic of Affliction

Into every life a little pain must fall. But you don't have to let that stop you. In this week's column, Tamia…

Tags: In The Sameboat, Health, aging, injury

A Cornucopia of Treats

Is there still open water in your corner of Canoe Country? Then why not plan a moveable feast? A shank-of-the-…

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On the Road Again: Trailer Talk

When paddlers get together off the water, the talk is mostly about their boats. Trailers and trailering d…

Tags: In The Sameboat, trailers, Kayak, Canoe

Tick(ed) Off! Our Readers Take On Ticks

Ticks and tick-borne diseases have come to Canoe Country. And Tamia's readers are kitting up to do battle. Che…

Tags: In The Sameboat, Kayak, Canoe, Safety, first-aid