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Camp Cooking Gear Extras!

With the summer season ready to glow, I've been busy lately rearranging my cooking essentials: the little tool…

Tags: cooking, recipes, food

Holiday Meals for Paddlers

I'll be honest with you: where I live, the six family kayaks are nestled all snug in their racks (under a blan…

Tags: recipes, food, Holiday, cooking

How to Spice Up a Paddler's Life

Who says that today's paddler should be satisfied with the "eat to live" assumption and limit oneself to borin…

Tags: food, camping, Family

Crossover Gear for Paddling

Each year the outdoor industry pulls back the curtain to showcase more and more "stuff" for us to drool over. …

Tags: Kayak

One Old Stove in Scotland

My introduction to the Kelly Kettle (www.kellykettle.com) was during a family canoe trip in northern Scotland.…

The Trangia Alcohol Stove Alternative

When you step back and think about it, campers in Canada and the United States are fixated on petroleum-based …

Fast Food from the Front Hatch

As always, before each article I poke around to see what paddle folks are chatting about, what's hot and new i…

Tags: Kayak

’Thickening Up’ for Cooler Paddling

Mark Twain once described the Mississippi River as being "too thick to swim it and too thin to plow!" I'd like…

Tags: Weather, Sleeping Bags

A Matter of Principle

In 1971, I outfitted and guided three wealthy Chicago men--the least affluent of which earned a quarter millio…