Equipment

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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The Perfect Repair Kit for Wilderness Canoe Trips

On a longer canoe trip it’s not a question of whether your equipment is going to break but rather when it’s going to break. That’s why it’s not unusual

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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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My Favorite Bear Alarm

The PakAlarm is an affordable and reliable way to bear proof your camp. Basically it allows you to run a tough monofilament line around your

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Fire Irons, the Best Way to Cook Over a Fire

Fire irons are two pieces of metal, typically tubular aluminum, that can be laid across a fire to provide a stable surface for cooking. In

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5 Ways to Screw Up Bear Spray

Bear spray is an important piece of wilderness equipment.   I’ve carried it in black bear, grizzly bear and polar bear country and it’s always added

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