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Binocular for Kayaking

Ever tried to really get a steady view through binoculars while on the water? Even on a calm surface, the boat…

Tags: Kayak

Lightweight and Fancy Free

It seems the older the camper becomes the lighter they want their pack. Problem is, with age also comes the de…

Tags: Canoe, Sleeping Bags

Canoe Packs

You'd think choosing a canoe pack, since it's only generally used for carrying a large volume of gear for a sh…

Tags: Canoe, gear, Portage, Safety

The Canoe Pack Barrel

The pack barrel's story goes back to the mid-1980s when a group of canoe guides from Ottawa, including Wally S…

Tags: Canoe, camping, gear, Safety

Making the Switch to Cold Weather Camping

Whether you are a seasoned summer canoe/kayak camper or a novice, weekend warrior, you may be ready to conside…

Tags: Sleeping Bags, Safety

It's In The Bag

The Versatile Wine Box Liner Bag  Remember the old wine boxes that came with the silver foil-coated bl…

A Matter of Principle

In 1971, I outfitted and guided three wealthy Chicago men--the least affluent of which earned a quarter millio…

Tips for Reducing Gear Failure

Some years ago, I was privileged to join a canoe trip that was sponsored by Bell Canoe (now, Northstar Canoes)…

Tags: Sleeping Bags

Packing for an Overnight Trip

There's no way around it; multi-night paddling trips are one of life's great pleasures. Escaping into the back…

Tags: Sleeping Bags, Kayak, Canoe