Kevin Callan

Kevin Callan is the author of 16 books, including the bestselling, The Happy Camper and Wilderness Pleasures: A Practical Guide to Camping Bliss. He is still presenting across North America and has been a key speaker at all major canoe events. Butt End first appeared in Canoeroots magazine 16 years ago. Kevin lives in Peterborough, Ontario.

19 Deadly Sins A Canoe Tripper Should Avoid

I’m not a perfect canoe tripper. I’ve sat on my life jacket at the campsite, used my bailer bucket as a pee bottle, stuck the blade of my paddle...

Why We Always Remember Our Canoe Trip Campsites

Sigurd F. Olson said it best about the significance of good campsites. “Campsites are punctuation marks for the voyageur, signifying the end of the day. I may forget portages, rapids,...

The Happy Campers Canoeing Bucket List

Just when you think the Happy Camper has done it all.

Paddlers’ Rules About Portage Trail Etiquette

The Happy Camper's three tenants of portage trail etiquette.

13 Foolishly Asked Questions To Canoe Outfitters

Here are some of the oddest inquiries asked by businesses in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park last year.

How To Irritate And Annoy The Happy Camper

The step-by-step guide to really pissing off Kevin Callan in the woods.