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How to Forecast the Weather

Becoming an accurate weather forecaster while on a trip will certainly get you respect. The only danger of cou…

Tags: Weather, Safety

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