Author Archives: PennPaddler

Canoeing the Clearfield Creek

If you’re a paddler from the Clearfield or Cambria Counties in Central Pennsylvania you’ve probably paddled the Clearfield Creek, but what’s interesting is that many paddlers haven’t heard of the Clearfield Creek because it’s often referred to as the Madera … Continue reading

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Becky Mason does the Sculling Draw Stroke

The sculling draw stroke is well known in the kayaking community but for some reason not as many canoeists practice the stroke, or even know it exists. But the sculling draw stroke is one of my favorite paddling strokes because it’s a … Continue reading

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Bannock Recipes – The Truth About Bannock

Testing this content So you think bannock is a great campfire recipe, but have you ever actually tried bannock? If you go to Youtube you will find dozens of bannock video recipes. You can learn how to cook bannock on … Continue reading

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Important Factors in Choosing Your Hiking Boots

Selecting your hiking boots could be a difficult proposition, because there are so many types of hiking boots available, each with distinct disadvantages and advantages. Some are made for light day hiking, some are made for backpacking with heavy loads … Continue reading

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Freeze Dried Survival Food Options Perfect for Camping and Backpacking

Building a freeze dried survival food supply is a smart idea for people living in areas that are exposed to natural disasters such as hurricane, tornado and flooding. Often after a natural disaster it can be weeks or even months before efforts even begin to restore utilities, … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Canoeing and Kayaking – The Very Basics

Canoeing and kayaking are two outdoor activities enjoyed by many outdoor enthusiasts but while there are many similarities between the two activities they can also be worlds apart and plenty of preparation is required before doing either. The equipment needed and … Continue reading

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Getting Started in Canoe Fishing

Not only is canoe fishing a relaxing hobby, but it also offers advantages such as the ability to quietly meander through difficult to reach areas without frightening game fish. Having the right canoe can maximize your canoe fishing experience. Comfort, … Continue reading

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Canoeing and Camping the Boundary Waters

As I plan my canoe trip to the Boundary Waters one of my readers sent me this article she wrote about the Boundary Waters.   If you are a canoeing or canoe camping enthusiasts, there are few places more perfect than the … Continue reading

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