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The Seasick Paddler

If you have been seasick then you know how it feels. If you haven't, you may think you know how it feels. Thos…

Tags: Kayak, Canoe, Safety

The New Arithmetic of Affliction

Into every life a little pain must fall. But you don't have to let that stop you. In this week's column, Tamia…

Tags: In The Sameboat, Health, aging, injury

Paddling Pathogens

Recent annual high water and flood events in North America sometimes provide kayakers and canoeists with new p…

Tags: Canoe, Kayak, Water Quality, Safety

Tick(ed) Off! Our Readers Take On Ticks

Ticks and tick-borne diseases have come to Canoe Country. And Tamia's readers are kitting up to do battle. Rea…

Tags: In The Sameboat, Kayak, Canoe, Safety, first-aid

Duct Tape Rx

A gaping wound is never welcome in the backcountry. But if you've got duct tape in your pack, you've got what …

Tags: In The Sameboat, first-aid, duct tape, Safety

Spotlight: Part 3

A Note to the Reader  This is a book review. It is not a guide to diagnosis and treatment. More…

Tags: Literature

A Discourse of Rivers: Part 5

It's been been suggested that to every thing there is a season, and it's probably also true that every se…

Dog Paddling - Taking your Dog Canoeing

I just got back from my "end of the season" paddle, which ended up this year to be in Ontario's Killarney Prov…

Tags: Safety, Family, Canoe

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…

Tags: Safety