129 Articles by: Conor Mihell
Peace By Paddling

Peace by Paddling: A 3,500-mile humanitarian sea kayak tour of Europe

Catching up with humanitarian Mark Fuhrmann’s European sea kayak tour, awarding community-building "silent heroes" in 15 cities of his 3,500-mile solo paddling expedition from Oslo to Athens.

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

An overview of this versatile backcountry cookware with proven Dutch oven recipes.

Summer Kickoff Gear Bag

Summer Kickoff Gear Bag

Colorado-based Voormi is rapidly evolving from a craft start-up to a major player in outdoor apparel because of pieces like the Confluence ($249), which cleverly blends the insulating properties of me[...]

Building the Prospector 18

Building the Prospector 18

The weathered, 90-year-old building form of the 18-foot Prospector canoe solicits excitement in the workshop of Headwaters Canoes in Wakefield, Que., near Ottawa. This metal-clad, wooden hulk was buil[...]

‘The Canoe’: Behind the Scenes

‘The Canoe’: Behind the Scenes

Steve Bruno’s idea of the canoe as being the ultimate cultural icon of the Ontario wilderness adventure took shape when he was tasked with organizing a package for a German magazine. Bruno is a coor[...]

Top 5 Ontario Paddling Destinations

Top 5 Ontario Paddling Destinations

An insider’s guide to Canada’s Canoe Capital

En Route with the Last Voyageur: Mike Ranta

En Route with 'The Last Voyageur,' Mike Ranta

C&K contributing photographer David Jackson captures the first 500-plus miles of Mike Ranta's third cross-Canada canoe voyage, photo-documenting a month spent manhauling canoe and gear across the ridg[...]

Don’t Blow a Gasket

Don't Blow a Drysuit Gasket

Neck, wrist and ankle gaskets are a drysuit’s weakest links. Fortunately, they’re easy to replace at home. Here’s what you’ll need.

51 Years of Paddle to the Sea

51 Years of Paddle to the Sea

It’s been over 50 years since famous Canadian canoeist, filmmaker, artist and author Bill Mason shot Paddle to the Sea—a film version of the classic 1941 children’s story by Holling C. Holling. [...]

Skin and bones: Backcountry Custom Canoes

Skin and bones: Backcountry Custom Canoes

In 2015, Jon Babulic had the opportunity to leave a successful career in construction management, and with it the incentive to pursue a new career. The 43-year-old calls himself “a bit of a waterman[...]