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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…

Tags: gear

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

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…

Tags: Clothing, gear, camping

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 …

Tags: Clothing, Kayak, canoes

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


The spark has always been at the heart of fire starting - Nature's lightning providing the only access prehist…

Tags: gear