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Episode 11 of Jim Baird's Côte-Nord Adventure canoe-tripping across the wilds of Quebec outlines lessons learned in dealing with heavy rains in the remote stretches of the Natashquan River.
Kayakers have a saying: We’re all between swims. Here paddling instructors Paul and Kate Kuthe show you how to get back in your kayak if you capsive. This is Episode 7 in our Safer Paddling Series.
Harbors and marinas have plenty of protected water to explore, and can be great places to launch a small boat. With all sorts of activities from boats big and small, there are lots of interesting thin[...]
Dave and Amy Freeman impart some lessons learned in turning their sled dog Tank into the ultimate canoe canine during their year in the Boundary Waters.
By Jim Baird Lac Fonteneau is a long, serpentine, glacial grove that runs more or less north and south. The lake is 25 miles in length, yet less than 2 miles wide at its widest point. Its northern tip[...]
In my book, nothing on the planet matches self-propelled boats and water for the spectrum of gratifications; from thrills to serenity, and from awe to that delicious touch of terror.
Amy Freeman offers lessons on how to canoe-trip with young teenagers to ensure the outdoors remain "a wild wonderland where you can get in touch with your inner-self, learn what is truly important, an[...]
A month into their #WildernessYear in the Boundary Waters, Dave and Amy Freeman offer timely advice on paddling in comfort during the fall shoulder season.
The boys encounter two of the North's most troublesome locals: bears and bugs.
Windbound with a big lake crossing ahead, the crew decide to rig a canoe catamaran.
So you call yourself a paddler? Before joining this hallowed subculture, there are a few key lifestyle skills that you should look to work into your arsenal to distinguish you from other waterm[...]
By Amy Freeman Dave and I unlocked the gate of the North Brooklyn Canoe Club as the sun was rising over a rough, industrial part of New York City. Located on top of another Superfund site, this was ou[...]
Dave and Amy Freeman, in the midst of Paddle to D.C., a 100-day, 2,000-mile journey by water from Minnesota to Washington, D.C., in order to protect the Boundary Waters from sulfide ore mining, share [...]
Catching up with Brad Tallent to learn what it takes to go on a trip like his Gulf to Gulf Odyssey and come back with a story like the feature film he just released.
It was a great way to decompress after a busy day at the office and it made me feel more relaxed when I arrived to work with a bit of exercise. Bobbing at the surface of a large expanse of water is a [...]
With practice you can train your internal gyroscope to translate all the sensations you feel underwater into fairly accurate map of your travel route down the river.
North Carolina kayaker John Keller keeps a cool head, paddles with a sound crew, plays an active role in his own rescue, and walks away from a tense pin situation on the Green River Narrows.
Make room in your ammo can or drybag…there’s a new river rescue guide out to add to your library by Swiftwater Rescue Level 5 and Rescue 3 International Water Rescue Instructor Trainer Educato[...]
Overcoming fear is what addicts many of us to paddling. But when fear paralyzes you, it becomes important to manage it, rather than to let it rule your paddling experience.