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A Paddler's Bailout Bag

A good emergency kit can make the difference between a dangerous, life-threatening survival experience and, we…

Tags: Kayak, Safety, gear

6 Quick Tips for Canoe Camping

One of the best parts about meeting up with a group of fellow paddlers is gaining some extra tips and tricks. …

Tags: Canoe, camping, gear, Sleeping Bags

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…

Tags: In The Sameboat, camping, gear

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…

Tags: In The Sameboat, knives, Reader Responses, Mailbag

Camping Gear Features That Don't Cut It

Dozens of new canoeing and camping products are introduced every year.  Some are honestly useful;  o…

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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…

Tags: In The Sameboat, Clothing

Dehydrating Food for Paddling Trips (part 2)

Homemade dehydrated food is the ideal way to bring variety to multiday kayak trips. It reduces the bulk and th…

Tags: food, cooking, recipes, Family