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Lifesaving “Fireworks”

By general definition, a visual distress signal can be anything that draws attention to your location in an em…

Eat your insects!

The world of food and nutrition is constantly evolving and changing. This week, food columnist Anne-Louise Des…

Man Paddled 750 Miles from Washington to Alaska

A Washington man paddled over 750 miles solo on a paddle board from Washington to Alaska. He was the first eve…

Axe Use in the Backcountry

We have decided to make camp after paddling through a foggy abyss like day. And it's time to go get wood. Here…

Tags: camping, axe, fire

Fish from a Can - from Bland to Fabulous!

Let’s admit it: even if angling is a favorite pastime for many kayakers or canoeists, it is certainly not a do…

Tags: food, recipes, cooking, camping

How to Forecast the Weather

Becoming an accurate weather forecaster while on a trip will certainly get you respect. The only danger of cou…

Tags: Weather, Safety

A Paddler's Bailout Bag

A good emergency kit can make the difference between a dangerous, life-threatening survival experience and, we…

Tags: Kayak, Safety, gear

A Paddler’s Spice Rack

Well, in my quiet countryside that is usually covered with a white blanket of snow at this time of year, the p…

Tags: recipes, cooking, camping

6 Quick Tips for Canoe Camping

One of the best parts about meeting up with a group of fellow paddlers is gaining some extra tips and tricks. …

Tags: Canoe, camping, gear, Sleeping Bags