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Canoeing the Clearfield Creek

April 7, 2012

If you’re a paddler from the Clearfield or Cambria Counties in Central Pennsylvania you’ve probably paddled the Clearfield Creek, but what’s interesting is that many paddlers haven’t heard of the Clearfield Creek because it’s often referred to as the Madera Creek, Faunce Creek, or the Glen Hope Creek, and occasionally confused with the Little Clearfield […]

Becky Mason does the Sculling Draw Stroke

February 28, 2012

The sculling draw stroke is well known in the kayaking community but for some reason not as many canoeists practice the stroke, or even know it exists. But the sculling draw stroke is one of my favorite paddling strokes because it’s a lot of fun to try to master and allows greater turning and handling of the […]

Bannock Recipes – The Truth About Bannock

February 26, 2012

Testing this content So you think bannock is a great campfire recipe, but have you ever actually tried bannock? If you go to Youtube you will find dozens of bannock video recipes. You can learn how to cook bannock on a camping stove, on a hot rock, and even on a stick, and each video […]

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Important Factors in Choosing Your Hiking Boots

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Selecting your hiking boots could be a difficult proposition, because there are so many types of hiking boots available, each with distinct disadvantages and advantages. Some are made for light day hiking, some are made for backpacking with heavy loads on your back, and still others are constructed to endure heavy duty mountaineering. The key […]

Freeze Dried Survival Food Options Perfect for Camping and Backpacking

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Building a freeze dried survival food supply is a smart idea for people living in areas that are exposed to natural disasters such as hurricane, tornado and flooding. Often after a natural disaster it can be weeks or even months before efforts even begin to restore utilities, and in some cases precious supplies like clean water supplies may take months or years […]

The Difference Between Canoeing and Kayaking – The Very Basics

Family Canoe Trip May 12, 2011

Canoeing and kayaking are two outdoor activities enjoyed by many outdoor enthusiasts but while there are many similarities between the two activities they can also be worlds apart and plenty of preparation is required before doing either. The equipment needed and what type paddling are the first considerations. Recreational purposes are what canoes are used for […]