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Kayak Camping Tips

Kayak camping is not all that different than backpacking - if anything it is easier as you don't have to carry…

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How to Leave No Trace Sea Kayaking

From the Everglades in Florida to the Puget Sound in Washington, sea kayaking is a popular and adventurous…

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Defining 'Expertise'

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

The Group Paddle - Preparation & Group Dynamics

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

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Gifts for Paddling Foodies

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

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How to Dry Food (part I)

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

Tags: Family, Kayak, Canoe

How to Plan a Multi-day Gourmet Paddling Trip (Part 2)

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

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Gourmet Menu Plan for Weekend Kayak Trip

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

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How to Keep Food Cold on Camping Trips

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