Food Barrel Friday #3

What’s the one piece of kitchen/cookware you can’t leave at home on a backcountry trip? Let us know in the comments below or better yet show us a photo. Food Barrel Friday continues…. As some of you may or may not know it’s Canada Water Week . Now I think we can all agree that without water we wouldn’t get very far as Canoeists. We travel on it, we fish from it, most importantly we drink it. So here’s a question for all of you. With choice of beverages in short supply… Read More

Backcountry with the kids

Do you bring your kids backcountry? Having a bit of a walk down memory lane with my son this morning. Eating away at breakfast he asked when and where we’ll be headed out on our first family canoe trip this year. As some of you may remember Finn’s love for tripping really blossomed last year. Spurred on by learning to solo paddle in Temagami and ending in a week long trip across Algonquin , last fall, where he really shone and impressed the hell outta me. As of this morning he’s settled… Read More

Tom’s Tips for Solo Paddling

And we’re back this time with Tom’s tips for Solo paddling . Tip 1: Proper Position I can’t count how many times I’ve seen someone solo paddling a tandem canoe as they normally would with someone else in the boat; sitting in the stern, with the result being the front 3/4 of the canoe completely out of the water. To remedy this, sit backwards in the bow seat, which will position you further to the centre of the canoe. Jam your pack and all of your gear at the front of your… Read More

Canoe tips for paddling with your kids

Welcome to the very first “Tips Tuesday” . A day to share useful tips that’ll make your trip go just that much easier. Throughout the day we’ll be bringing you a few different themes and I’m here to start it all off… Up first we have “ Four tips for canoeing with kids” As you all know our little ones are avid paddlers and portagers but there was a point when we were both new to it. So I have four tips that’ll make your life a little easier. 1) Set appropriate… Read More

New YouTube Video Up -Poop in Comfort

Johnny and Shawn head up a team to bring a little comfort to you morning constitutional in the back country. My only question is where are the three sea shells? Make sure to like, subscribe and share while you’re watching. Thanks!!

Food Barrel Friday #1

What’s your favourite meal to bring on a canoe trip?? Welcome to our new feature “Food Barrel Friday”. A new weekly post we’ll be rolling out to all you folks. Today we’ll be bringing you three different posts through out the day that focus on….you guessed it FOOD. If anyone out there has some amazing recipes or meals you’d like to see featured on a food Barrel Friday please send us a message. Here’s our recipe of the day. Let me say this we tried this recipe on a recent winter camping… Read More

New video up!

New video up! We’re very thankful to all of you who’ve subscribed to our channel , commented and liked our videos. We’re slowly but surely finding our legs when it comes to bringing you weekly content and we hope you’ve been enjoying what we’ve been dishing out. There’s lots more slated to be released as team members go through old footage of trips gone by. So make sure to check our channel Wednesday’s and Saturday’s for new video releases. Many of you read through the trip reports our Paddle In compatriot Tom… Read More

Ontario Backcountry Canoe Symposium

Quick question folks. Who here is heading to the symposium in April? We’re very proud to be sponsoring the show this year and as always we’re very excited to be attending. They have a wonderful lineup of speakers this year as well as a great selection of vendors/sponsors. The promoter David Bain not only works his butt off putting this show on , but makes sure its an amazing show each year and we’re lucky to have someone like that to help support the community here in Ontario. For tickets head on… Read More

Monthly Update

  Big thanks to all of you who have been following along with us and a big hello to all our new followers . Just wanted to highlight some of what’s been going on the last month or so. We launched our YouTube site. First video of our Coffee Lake trip is up. I finished editing three more last night so keep your eyes peeled as every Wednesday we’ll be releasing more. We also launched our monthly meet and greets . First one will be March 25th at 2pm . Details can… Read More

Part 5 Woodland Caribou

Ohhhhhh Day 9. Anyone reading this who’s had even limited portaging experience has suffered through a day like this. The terrain, distances and/or environment may vary, but the common factor is that times like these push you to your limits and beyond. Tempers run short, and while the physical toll is typically exhausting, it’s the mental drain on such days that really make you question your choice of masochistic hobby. It was overcast and threatening to rain. A strong wind had kicked up by the time we broke camp on Lightning. We’d… Read More