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New Siskiwit Bay Hits the Water
New Siskiwit Bay Hits the Water

Kari Moilanen from Haukivuori, Finland recently launched a Siskiwit Bay kayak. Kari writes: Here’s my version of Siskiwit Bay kayak. Made it mainly in the....

26 Paddling and Camping Tips for Families and New Parents
26 Paddling and Camping Tips for Families and New Parents

We’re now five years into the adventure of parenting. While it has slowed down the number of extended trips — I haven’t done a trip....

An Ode to Beaver Dams
An Ode to Beaver Dams

We paddlers don’t give beavers enough credit. When we come to a beaver dam that blocks our way, we know it’s going to be a....

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 Review: The Classic Tent
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 Review: The Classic Tent

I bought my first Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 early in the spring 2004. Since then, I’ve used it on many Boundary Waters trips, long....

NRS Pivot Drysuit Review
NRS Pivot Drysuit Review

Since last August, I’ve been using the NRS Pivot Drysuit for kayaking. This is the second NRS drysuit that I’ve used, and my wife owns....

Reviews of Boat Building Books
Reviews of Boat Building Books

Over the years, I’ve built a few canoe and kayaks without any formal instruction. When I started building, formal instruction wasn’t available where I live,....

Top 10 Outdoor Podcasts
Top 10 Outdoor Podcasts

In these Uncertain Times, a good podcast can mean… Don’t you hate it when companies lead with “in these uncertain times?” I do. If you’re....

Sea to Summit Wilderness Wipes Review
Sea to Summit Wilderness Wipes Review

Back in the good old days, I had a sponsorship for an expedition from Action Wipes, which were basically great-smelling, oversized baby wipes originally designed....

Free Boundary Waters Guidebook
Free Boundary Waters Guidebook

Stuck inside somewhere waiting to be released, dreaming of adventures on the 1000s of lakes in northern Minnesota after they thaw or just someone who....

When Avoiding COVID-19 Head to the Boundary Waters?
When Avoiding COVID-19 Head to the Boundary Waters?

Last weekend Madison, Wisconsin was to hold the world’s largest annual paddlesport expo. Canoecopia, as it is called, was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.....

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