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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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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…

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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

Footwear for Camp & Trail

American paddler, Cliff Jacobson, and I love to debate about camp tips and gear. It's what we do while hanging…

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Dehydrating Food for Paddling Trips

For many years I've been an avid sea kayaker who resisted the temptation to dehydrate my food before any given…

Tags: cooking, food, Family

Base Layer Basics

Our skin is our body’s largest organ, the ultimate “base” layer of protection.  It only makes sense then …

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