Grass Sticks Debuts Bamboo Canoe Paddle

If it works for ski poles, why not canoe paddles? That’s the theory behind a new line of bamboo canoe paddles manufactured by Grass Sticks in Steamboat Springs, Colo. One grab of the shaft is all it takes: bamboo just feels good–and different from any other paddle shaft on the market, a hair more au naturel.

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Different Strokes: Expedition Canoeing – Part Two: Efficiency in camp and on the move

An effective packing strategy makes portaging easier; and developing a campsite routine results in less confusion, saves energy and affords you more time to enjoy your surroundings—and cover the distance.

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Different Strokes: Expedition Canoeing (Part 1) – Talking canoes, spraydecks and paddles for northern trips

comparing and contrasting our canoe-tripping styles

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Field Tested: Summer Camping Gear – New additions to your camping kit for sunny days and warm nights.

Words and Photos by Conor Mihell The axiom, “gear doesn’t make a camper” is unquestionably true. But quality, innovative kit can make your backcountry experience better and more enjoyable—especially when the bugs are bad or you want to explore new styles of camping. Here are five products to consider packing on your summer paddling adventures.

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