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Written by Littleredcanoe, posted Nov 10 2014 by Marilyn Sprissler
Instead of a TR I thought I would post something about what I have learned, mostly the hard way, about canoe camping in the Everglades. This year I spent 20 nights out. For those used to Northern canoe camping trips, the Everglades can seem foreign and intimidating. Most people think first of alligators and snakes to contend with, but in paddling country you will see little of the former. And in...
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by Richard Munn|Published 07-07-2006
At home in the city, entertaining ourselves is a simple matter. We park ourselves down on a comfortable chair in front of television, stereo or computer and sit glassy-eyed as corporate America infuses us with a hearty dose of culture. When we are out paddling, we have to be more creative. The lack of convenient 120-volt outlets in wilderness areas means that we must resort to more old-fashioned...
Richard Munn|Published 07-10-2006
   The ready availability of accurate, inexpensive GPS units and digitized topographic maps has placed a powerful tool for wilderness navigation in our hands. The concept of digital mapping can be a bit confusing, though. This article is intended to be a basic primer - a tool for understanding the different types of digital maps and how we can use them with a GPS. Types of Digital Maps...
Neil Miller|Published 08-13-2008
“People of the Shallows”        With only very limited archaeological records, little is known of where the aboriginal peoples of Canada came from and why specific groups settled where they did.  Within the 75,000 square kilometer region south of Lake Nipissing, with Georgian Bay to the west, the Ottawa River to the east and Lake Ontario to the...
by Neil E. Miller|Published 09-12-2008
“Cowboy-up” – Part Two        Day Three of white-water camp dawned much the same as Days One and Two but without the precipitation.  On this morning, everything happened earlier as the pace was quickened so we could depart the camp at 8:15 in the vans for the drive to the Aumond’s Bay put-in on the Lower Madawaska.  This stretch of the...
by Neil Miller|Published 09-12-2008
  “Cowboy-up” – Part One        We decided on the command, “tilt” instead of “lean”.  When I would yell out, “lean”, with all the excitement of the moment, there was a natural tendency to lean one’s whole body into the turn and all this accomplished was a quick roll into the river.  Either way, as...
by Neil E. Miller|Published 07-31-2008
  Humility and the Forward Stroke      The first day at Madawaska Kanu Centre dawned with a slate gray sky and cold rain.  When we exited the tent at seven, the temperature was 4°C and the falling rain was steady.  This precipitation was to continue on and off all day (Saturday) and into Sunday and on this first day, it never warmed up beyond 8°C....
by Richard Munn|Published 07-21-2006
The first thing that's probably worth pointing out is that that many dents and dings in Royalex boats are cosmetic and not worth repairing at all. Look at them as "battle scars" or "dings of honour" and display them proudly as momentos of the rocks you've met over the years.   If you have a crease on dent on the outside and there's no corresponding dent on the inside of the boat, then the damage...
by Richard Munn|Published 07-18-2006
After a number of years (particularly if a boat has been stored outside) it becomes faded and chalky in appearance. In addition, all boats pick up their fair share of battle scars from rocks, shoals, beaver dams and storag     The following are recommendations from Mohawk Canoes for painting fiberglass canoes. These instructions are general recommendations. You should consult with your...

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