Kevin Callan’s Classic Camp Gear

Kevin hauling his camp gear

Maybe I shouldn’t have cleaned my gear shed. Finding a camp mug I’d used back in days of my high school “outers club,” or watching VHS tapes of past camping trips, really got me thinking. It’s obvious that things change. It’s a natural process. Heck, twenty years ago I had a mullet and wore John […]

Paddling A Canoe: Solo Canoe Paddling Tips

Kevin Paddling A Canoe

There’s an art to paddling a canoe solo. But once you’ve mastered it, the wilderness is your oyster. Imagine how many remote fish-filled lakes are just waiting for you. Check out this video of some of my solo canoe paddling tips: The Goony and the J-Stroke There are a number of innovations when it comes […]

Mr. Canoehead

My passion for canoeing began at the age of twelve. My father and I were at a remote fishing lodge in Ontario’s Algoma Highlands and spent a good part of the week trolling the main lake without much luck. The second-last day, we decided to borrow one of the lodge’s beat-up aluminum canoes and portaged […]