Year: 2024

Lost in the Barrens, a Solo Canoe Trip on a Remote Arctic River

Trip Overview This summer I want to explore a little-known river in the Barren Lands of Northern Canada; the Tha-Anne River. Here’s a video breakdown

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Plastic Welding a Cracked Whitewater Boat

I recently broke my favourite whitewater boat – an Esquif L’Edge Lite – paddling the Capilano River. The river was already at a low level

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What’s Better Against an Aggressive Bear, Bear Spray or a Gun?

I was working as a guide in the Yukon the summer some French tourists went hiking in Kluane National Park, saw a grizzly bear, and

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How to Physically Prepare for a Long Paddling Trip

I’m getting ready for a big Arctic solo canoe expedition this summer, so I was thrilled to talk to my friend Rob Sainsbury (@so_aero on

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Lessons from Low Water Paddling

One of the best things you can do to prepare for wilderness paddling trips is to go playboating, aka fooling around on local rivers in

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Will It Burn: Pringle Chips and Steel Wool?

Any good campfire requires tinder, a fine and easy-to-light material that can then be used to light kindling which in turn is used to light

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Why Lighting a Fire with Gasoline Usually Doesn’t Work (nd How to Do It Safely)

Lighting a fire with gasoline or other flammable liquids like kerosene or white gas can be incredibly dangerous since the explosive fumes extend out well

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Does Expired Bear Spray Still Work?

A few years ago I pulled off the highway onto a deserted logging road and pulled out an old container of bear spray. I wanted

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