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VOLUME 8 • I SSUE 2


Features


33 Weekend Escapes Seven local and low-budget trips guaranteed to give you something to talk about on Monday morning.


41 Getaway Café Forget the freeze-dried sawdust, this weekend


menu is full of fresh ideas.


44 The Honeymooners When 12 friends set out for a honeymoon canoe


trip it gives a whole new meaning to the term weekend warriors.


DEPARTMENTS


CAMPFIRE 5 Letters 6


KNOW HOW From the Editor


7 Reader Tips Thwart bungees and soap in a sock.


Profile James Raffan is on a mission to give canoes their day.


8 Canoescapes


TUMPLINE 13 Trips


Grab a pledge book and start packing for the Big Wild Challenge.


14 News Nova Craft makes their canoes the canvas, not canvas canoes.


15 Canoes Three surefire ways to make it home after getting ripped.


weekend


16 Tumblehome How the Rob Roy created recreational paddling.


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17 Conservation Locals take to canoes to patrol their rivers.


19 Expert Tip Catch more fish with the ultimate tripper’s tackle kit.


20 Technique Get a leg up with the one-person portage.


21 Food Unwind after winding up with a cup of cowboy coffee.


22 Campcraft Learn the few


fundamentals of good tarp design.


23 In the Pack Seven sticks to go the distance.


FAMILY CAMPING 25 Base Camp 26 Little Explorers


27 Betcha Didn’t Know About… an inukshuk


28 Destination Six sizzling interpretive centres


30 Bubble Street By Paul Mason


45 TUCK SHOP


46 BUTT END Kevin Callan says goodbye to a friend.


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