Canoeing and Kayaking...Just Go Do It!


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If you're looking for a new outdoor experience then learning how to canoe might be your perfect hobby. And by combining canoeing and camping you might discover a passion that can't be surpassed by other outdoor activities.


The greatest advantage of canoe camping is that it allows you to discover places that you might have only imagined, so if standing on the shore of a river or lake ever sparked your sense of adventure then canoe camping can actually take you there. Canoe camping is not difficult to learn, you set your own level of intensity, and whether you intend to paddle solo or with the entire family, canoeing and canoe camping can provide a lifetime of experience and adventure.


Read a short introduction to canoe camping.



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 [...]

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

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 states the bannock [...]

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

Thumbnail image for Freeze Dried Survival Food Options Perfect for Camping and Backpacking May 23, 2011

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 [...]

Getting Started in Canoe Fishing

Canoe Fishing in the Rain April 29, 2011

Not only is canoe fishing a relaxing hobby, but it also offers advantages such as the ability to quietly meander through difficult to reach areas without frightening game fish. Having the right canoe can maximize your canoe fishing experience. Comfort, versatility, stability, and the ability to maneuver through your desired destination are among the most [...]

Canoeing and Camping the Boundary Waters

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As I plan my canoe trip to the Boundary Waters one of my readers sent me this article she wrote about the Boundary Waters.   If you are a canoeing or canoe camping enthusiasts, there are few places more perfect than the vast Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Founded in 1978, this federally protected wilderness area covers [...]