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5 Reasons Portaging is Better than Canoeing

5 Reasons Portaging Is Better Than Canoeing

To Paddle or Portage? – That is the question

After showing some pictures of my latest trip, someone looked at me and said “I can understand going canoeing, but why would you get out of a perfectly good canoe and pack all that stuff on your back and go on some death march through the woods?”. I didn’t have an answer at the time. When you put it that way, it does sound a little crazy. Maybe that’s the fun. Seriously, portaging is much better than just simply paddling around. It turns a trip into an adventure.

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How to Paddle Safely

How To Paddle Safely

As with a lot of outdoor activities, portaging does come with some inherent dangers. But just like all dangers, they can be avoided with a little bit of information and attention: Know the dangers and how to prevent them, keep safety top-of-mind, and learn how to get yourself out of predicaments when they do happen.

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How to Deal with Bugs

How to Deal With Bugs

Bugs. It’s probably the most appropriately named listing in the dictionary. They will drive you crazy, they can be downright painful, and there’s really no way to avoid them. Sadly, it’s the first reason people mention when telling you why they won’t go camping, let alone portaging. So let’s discuss some of the ways to deal with them as best we can. If you’ve got some more suggestions, please leave a comment and share your strategies.

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Preparing For Your Trip

Preparing For Your Trip

So you’ve got a plan, you’ve made all your arrangements. Super. Now let’s talk about some of the things you’ll need for your trip. We’ve divided this into two types: What to bring and what to know. For each type we’ve then divided everything into things you need to have, things you should have and things that will make your life a lot easier. Of course, everyone’s going to have a different opinion on this – a “Should-have” is really a “Need” and vice versa. Your opinions will be depend greatly on your own experience and preference – and that’s what comments and suggestions are for.

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