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I'll be on CBC Radio's Fresh Air program this Saturday morning chatting about glamping — "glamour camping." To get a feel for it, check out my regular column in CanoeRoots Magazine on the issue. It's a very debatable topic. Some...
The Great Wilderness Clean-up is still on for this coming Mother's Day weekend (even if my Mother thinks it's a scam to get out of visiting her). Nancy, the creator of the event, has taken a break for this year but...
I was sent the information on the Nonquon Canoe Race, held June 5th. in Port Perry Ontario. It's a blast. Make sure to sign up if you can and have some fun. It's a great event.History of Canoe the Nonquon: Canoe...
The line-up of enthusiastic paddlers cornered the block at the Princess Twin Theatre last night. I was there giving a presentation for Adventure Guide's Armchair Speaker Series. To be quite honest, I had no clue the crowd was for my...
Here's the latest workshop available at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. A workshop on how to make your own wanigan. Very cool. A wanigan is a wooden box that holds kitchen supplies on a canoe trip. Build this unique...
Labrador's Mealy Mountains will be Canada's next national park Locals call Labrador the Big Land, and Labrador's soon-to-be national park reserve in the Mealy Mountains will be just that—big. In fact, at nearly 11,000 square kilometres—twice the size of Banff—the...
Find out why it takes two years for some packs to go from idea to retail It takes a long, long time for a product to go from idea to retail. We asked Nathan Kuder, Black Diamond's category director for packs,
A few of our picks for the year Keen Pyrenees(1.1 kg, 2.4 lbs; $190; keencanada.ca) Keen seems to have left its funky style behind with this traditional leather hiking boot. The sleek and nicely tanned full-grain leather upper (backed by...
There's a lot that happens to your shoes before they hit the shelves Looking at a finished piece of gear, it's not always obvious just how many steps are required to actually construct it. Keen's outdoor category director Blaine Conrad...
I just got back from Madison Wisconsin's Canoecopia. What a high-energy, burn-out weekend. This is North America's largest paddle show and I had, once again, the privilege to speak there. Problem was, I lost my voice the day before going...
My wife's friends all went to Punta Cana for a holiday this winter, We were invited but both Alana and I had to work. We were a tad jealous. A couple years back we went with the group - a...
"Are there going to be any naked women where you are going, sir?" That's what the border-crossing officer asked me while he went through my suitcase for the second time. I knew the question was just one of those random...
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