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Your Number One Tip to Stay Safe in the Outdoors

Adam Shoalts is an accomplished Canadian explorer with many big expeditions under his belt. He’s been a guest on my podcast (The Strenuous Life Podcast)

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Power Oatmeal for Camping

After years of refining the recipe I think it’s time to publicly share ‘Power Oatmeal’… On a recent trip to the Nahanni we ate this

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Why You Should ALWAYS Tie Up Your Canoe

Lessons repeat themselves until learned… The first time I had a boat float away on me was on the Missinaibi River in Ontario. I had

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Wilderness Knots: The Two Simplest Ways to Tie a Clove Hitch

The clove hitch is an important knot commonly used way to fasten a rope to an object. It’s quick knot to tie and is easily

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Wilderness Knots: How to Tie the Basic Bowline

The bowline is one of the most essential knots for camping, canoeing, kayaking, and living in the wilderness. I think the ‘rabbit and tree’ method

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Type 1, 2 and 3 Fun

Type 1, 2 and 3 Fun Not all fun is created equal. Sometimes the word ‘fun’ really does mean that something is fun, and sometimes

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Your Guide to Widgeon Creek, a Paddle and Hike Adventure only 1 Hour from Vancouver, BC

Here’s a 90 second video summary of the route from the Pitt Lake boat landing, up Widgeon Creek, and then to Widgeon Falls. Further notes

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The Evolution of the Canoe Sail

The first sail I ever built was an army jacket held up by two paddles and a stick. The two paddles were jammed in place

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Canoeing Lessons Every Paddler Should Know, with Paul Mason

I was honored to speak to Paul Mason, son of the legendary Bill Mason and an icon of canoeing in his own right, on my

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How to Find Your Most Powerful & Efficient Stroke for Canoe Tripping

In my paddling career I’ve spent a ton of time paddling into headwinds and crossing gigantic lakes, stroke after endless stroke. And that’s given me

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