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DamNation! Getting Over, Moving On

Over many millennia, the tireless efforts of thousands of generations of Castor canadensis — aka th…

The Basics on How to Read Whitewater

The power of water can be intimidating, especially fast moving whitewater. Humans tend to fear what we don’t u…

How to Read a Nautical Chart

This video is about a couple of small, basic points on how to read a nautical chart. Just some stuff that when…

Tags: Video, maps, navigation, Kayak

Picking A Line

If you've been whitewater paddling for any length of time, then there's a good chance that you'll have sp…

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The Benefit of Using Guide Books

I turned 76 in September.  No matter, I continue to think—and largely feel—like I’m 29&hellip…

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Solo Canoe Sailing

In this video, Dave Rossetter demonstrates how to set up a sailing system in a solo canoe using a pole and a p…

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River Classifications

Whitewater is rated on a scale of increasing difficulty from Class 1 to Class 6. This classification system pr…

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The Toughest Loop in the BWCA

Funny, how one's perspective on things changes with age. Trips that are easy when you're young become challeng…

Tags: Canoe, BWCA, destination, Safety, Cliff Jacobson

River Profiling

Let's say you are planning to canoe a river in northern Canada or Alaska. A trip guide, which you got off the …

Tags: Canoe, maps, article, rivers, Cliff Jacobson