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The Paddler’s Greatest Debates

Few topics get backcountry paddlers more fired up than debating the ethics of burning garbage on trip, or contesting...

Tim’s Wilderness Rules

As my wife and kids know all too well, I’ve got a complicated set of rules for how I...

Video: How to Make Cowboy Coffee that Actually Tastes...

Learn to make a great backcountry coffee the old-fashioned way for your camping adventures. This technique, often called cowboy...

A Dirtbag’s Guide To Building A Canoe & Kayak...

Pickup trucks are utilitarian, but the simple fact is canoes and kayaks don’t fit in them. Yes, you can...

Wood-canvas canoes are tougher than you think

There’s no time to hesitate in the rapids of this steep, shallow, unnamed river, deep in the wilderness of...

How to decide between blue barrel and canoe pack

The Official Scorecard Comfort No amount of money spent on barrel harnesses can overcome the physics that make a canoe pack...