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A number of articles have been posted here under various categories - articles related to the outdoors, safety, gear, food, humour plus many other areas. Articles will be added to this collection periodically. If you would like to write an article, then please let us know at admin@myccr.com as we are always happy to publish new articles

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...
by Richard Munn|Published 00-00-0000
Sometimes a product comes along that forces us to think "outside of the box," and in the case the box we're encouraged to think outside of is the tent we're used to sleeping in. Oh, My Aching (Aging) Back! As the years go flying by, I'm finding myself paying more attention to the weight I'm carrying while I'm canoeing, hiking or snowshoeing. Not that I'm not able to carry the food pack...
by Richard Munn|Published 00-00-0000
Looking for a versatile, compact stove that burns everything from canister fuels to white gas to kerosene to diesel? Primus may have just the ticket. The new Omnifuel (an upgraded version of their succesful Multifuel) looks like a real winner. Designed with a more efficient burner, the Omnifuelreally cranks out the heat, providing faster boil times than its older sibling - the Multifuel. The...
by Richard Munn|Published 07-07-2006
The use of waterproof plastic barrels for carrying food and gear seems to be increasing in popularity. These plastic barrels certainly are the most waterproof of all options for carrying both your food and your gear. These barrels can survive a bumpy ride down a stretch of class III rapids and when you retrieve it at the other end, you're still going to find the contents safe and dry. Barrel...
by Richard Munn|Published 07-14-2006
There's no doubt that a well-equipped first aid kit is an absolute necessity on a trip. Medical help is obviously not just a phone call away when we're out paddling, and the more remote our trip, the more we have to think about our first aid kit. It's also worth remembering that a good first aid kit isn't of much use unless we're qualified to administer first aid. A sound knowledge of wilderness...
by Richard Munn|Published 07-27-2006
I have a fascination with old books. Maybe it's the musty smell, or the cloth covers and binding, but any time I'm digging through the used bookstore and find a canoeing or camping title, I can't resist bringing it home. Part of the fascination is the history lesson we can get from these books. Ancient history in canoeing practices isn't that long ago. I have some not-to-old books that outline...