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Learning to Love the Outdoors

Some people don’t like spending time in the great outdoors because they don’t know what to do when they are outside. Thanks to the DNR and the Parks and Trails Fund there are plenty of opportunities to learn how to

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Securing a Canoe

There is an art to securing a canoe to a vehicle, especially if you want it to stay put.  Every summer a canoe will fly off of someone’s trailer or vehicle and end up damaged in the ditch.  We show

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Get into Paddling Shape

I found this great article online with exercises for your paddling muscles.  If you’ve started a new exercise routine or are planning to then try out some of these from the video and make paddling in the BWCA a breeze.

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Is Royalex Gone Forever?

Mike and I bought our first canoe about 27 years ago and it was an Old Town Discovery made from Royalex.  We still have that canoe and we’ll probably never get rid of it as it has sentimental value. In

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Wenonah Canoes and Kayaks Too

Our friends down in Winona, Minnesota are keeping busy building Wenonah Canoes and Kayaks.  It’s been a few years since we visited them and saw their operation first hand but the memory is fresh in my mind.  It was like

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Is Your Paddle Just a Paddle?

Do you ever find yourself using your canoe paddle as a pry bar or walking stick?  How about as a table or a place to filet fish? A canoe paddle can be used for so many more things than just

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Canoe Moves

I was looking at a paddling magazine the other day and found an article about trading places in a canoe.  It was a short article with a photo of one man crawling over another man in an empty canoe.  It

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This Picture Speaks Many Words

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. How many words does this picture speak to you? I’m not even going to start to tell you what this photo is saying to me!

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Canoe Challenge to Ely and Back

Voyageur Crew member Dana along with two other paddlers completed the Ely Challenge in under twenty hours. They paddled from Saganaga to Swamp to Ottertrack, Knife and then the smaller lakes out to Moose Lake. They hitched a ride with

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