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.

Butt End: Uncivilized Behaviour

True, proper wilderness trip preparation should plan for a range of eventualities, but I’m not feeling too badly about the reason we’re stranded on this beach. The bush...

Butt End: He Who Laughs Last

It was a relief to reach the takeout after fighting headwinds for the last three days of the trip. The rowhouse campground at the provincial park was crowded,...

Butt End: Thanks, But No Thanks

It had been just another great day on the French River until I decided to take my clothes off. I had snuck down to the water for a...

The Secrets of Crab Lake

Noel's requests were quite demanding for his son's first canoe trip. He wanted a quick and easy route only a couple of hours drive from his home near...