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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 07-07-2006
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...
by CCR Members|Published 07-07-2006
 The Murphy's Law adaptations (and corollaries) below were submitted by various site users. Thanks for your participation in this. The moose always shows up right after you put the camera back in the Pelican Case. Whenever a comment is made about how great it is to be out in the wilderness and not see ANYBODY, 14 blue canoes full of shouting high school students will...
by Richard Munn - from CCR Archives|Published 05-20-2008
Yes, I know ... you've always felt that wilderness canoeing is a healthy activity.  The outdoor types who paddle our wilderness areas are all robust, strong, hearty types who are the very picture of good health.  They spend long hours in the fresh air, getting above-average levels of exercise from paddling into headwinds and portaging heavy packs and canoes from lake to lake. I hate...
by Author unknown - from CCR Archives|Published 05-20-2008
(This one has been floating around the Internet for a while ... I don't have a source to credit it to.) Someone was asking me about my class IV comfort level the other day, and my answer was something like "I'm comfortable that I can usually find an eddy to swim to". This inspired me to write, 'Dave's International Scale of River Difficulty': Class I: Easy.  Fast moving water...