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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…

Dealing with Ticks & Flies

There's a lot of text out there on dealing with blackflies and mosquitoes; and for good reason - they're just …

Makeshift Camp Kitchen

Necessity being the Mother of Invention and all that, over the years I have had plenty of opportunity to call …