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Musings of a Paddler: Kayaking the Canadian Gulf Islands

Why spend months of planning, weeks of preparation and packing, then 930 miles of driving, a border crossing, a ferry ride, all to skinny into a 22” wide boat and paddle 60 plus miles in a potentially dangerous ...
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A Love of Public Land

BY JOHN LOCKWOOD I grew up hunting and fishing in a twenty foot Grumman canoe. At age five my Dad took me on my first float trips down the Current and Eleven Point River in the Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri. Since ...
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7 Recipes for 7 days of Paddling Without Fresh Water

This past summer I did a salt water paddling trip where there was no fresh water to be found. Initially, this was a scary proposition. I wanted my cast iron pan, my camp chair, double sleeping pads, my tasty food and my ...
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Book & Boats Tour: Paddling Schedule

[caption id="attachment_2779" align="alignleft" width="600"] Freya, Leif and John kayak touring last summer.[/caption] When two young, talented and adventurous spirits collide, the result is a dynamic pair with more ...
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Canoecopia 2017: Pygmy Presentation on Greenland

Canoecopia Show Hours: Friday, March 10th: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Saturday, March 11th: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sunday, March 12th: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM We are once again returning to the "largest paddle sports event in the ...
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The Top 10 Kits of 2016

1. Pinguino 145: For the 6th year in a row the Pinguino 145 has outsold any other kit. With efficient cruising speed, an extra large cockpit option and plenty of stability this kayak is versatile and popular for kayak ...