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GSI Outdoors Java Press

Do you know why everyone loves going on portaging trips with me? The exotic locations? Good looks? Charming personality? Funny […]

JavaGrind by GSI Outdoors

I’ve been using the JavaGrind coffee grinder for quite a few years now, and I have to tell you, if […]

What Happens To Butane Canisters

A few days ago, I got into some conversations about those butane canisters for camp stoves, and wrote a post […]

5 Reasons Not To Use Butane Canisters

I really don’t like sounding like a grumpy old man, but every now and then a subject comes up where […]

The One and a Half Method

Portaging can be difficult and to some it’s nothing but a pain to avoid. However you feel about the subject, […]

Considerations For Your Route

Things to consider when planning your route: Portages will slow you down. Walking is generally slower than paddling, but it’s […]

Gear To Bring Portaging: Sleeping Bag

What To Look For: Anything you bring portaging should be as light as possible,¬†compactable, durable and resist water, and the […]

Gear To Bring Portaging: Compression Sacks

I love these things. Compression sacks are handy bags that you stuff full of compressible materials (clothes, sleeping bags etc.) […]

Gear To Bring Portaging: Packs

What To Look For: Anything that carries your gear comfortably will get you by portaging, but there are advantages to […]

Gear To Bring Portaging: Canoe Safety Kit

What To Look For: Most Provinces and States require that every boat – including canoes – to have a boat […]

Gear To Bring Portaging: PFD

What To Look For: You need to find a PFD that fits properly. It should be snug, and not be […]

Gear To Bring Portaging: Paddles

What To Look For: Having a paddle is just as important as having a canoe, and there are almost as […]

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