Packing

Some years ago at Canocopia in Madison, Wisconsin, I chatted with a young man who had recently completed…

A kayaking buddy, we'll call him "Ben", is one heck of a paddler. He's got years of big, blue water…

Christmas is just around the corner and you are again left wondering what to offer your favorite…

Drying is probably the most ancient way to preserve food for a very long period of time. You have…

Last month, we looked at the easiest way to plan daily meals for a multi-day paddling expedition because…

I confess: there is nothing I like more than organizing a paddling trip for a group of six to eight…

I guided a high-end trip once in northern Quebec. The lead guide focused on good food to keep the…

I am a firm believer in the multiple utility of gear – getting the most out of each piece of equipment,…

Practical Portaging Maximizes Paddle Time I’ve been reading and enjoying paddling.com for about 2 years…

"Anyone who tells you portaging is fun is either a liar or crazy." Bill Mason - Waterwalker Let's…

Experienced wilderness canoe trippers know that small errors can cause big problems. In my previous…

In the mid-seventies, I shared an afternoon with the famous woodsman, Calvin Rutstrum, whose flagship…

 One of the greatest things about sea kayak camping, is that you can fit an amazing amount of gear…

I just got back from a 20-day canoe trip that circumnavigated Algonquin Provincial Park in central…

A few years back I helped lead a group of high-school students on a week long hiking trip. It was their…

Some years ago at Canocopia in Madison, Wisconsin, I chatted with a young man who had recently completed…