Just cleaning up some files and ran across the podcasts I sent while paddling the Cape Fear River back in 2006. I’ll be doing something similar when I paddle down the Neuse River in a few weeks. Podcasts are a great way for me to give real-time info on what’s happening on a trip, and [...]
Just a head’s up – I had the chance to sneak out of the office yesterday, grab a boat from Great Outdoor Provision Company, and paddle Raleigh Parks and Recreation’s Neuse River Paddle Trail. I’ll put up the review later, but here are some photos to chew on for now. Great day to be on [...]
I’ve been getting much more active on Twitter and Facebook lately. It’s amazing how quick information can get out in the world these days. I’m definitely going to be using more tools like Twitter, Iphone apps, Google Maps, YouTube, Facebook, and Flickr on our next trip. Feel free to join up and check us out [...]
Funny name, but a great recipe for spread you can use on tortillas, crackers, or just straight out of the jar. I got this from Joe’ Ultralight Backpacking site a few years ago and have made several batches. There are some more variants on his site as that you might want to check out. Do [...]
I wrote this article for the Greensboro News and Record a few years ago about a day trip on the Haw River. The Haw’s had a tremendous impact on the of history in this area, and I’d love to go down the whole thing sometime. I paddled the three mile stretch of the Haw [...]
Here’s a few of the bridges we paddled under while on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers. I always looked forward to getting to a bridge. You could see many of them from miles away, but paddling close to them gave me a better perspective of the size of those things.
It was always cool to [...]
Stumbled across this video from the National Film Board of Canada and wanted to share. “Filmed in 1954, an NFB producer and a Native guide allow themselves to be marooned in the bush with only an axe and their wits as means of survival. They eat off the land, build their own birchbark canoe and [...]
Quapaw Canoe Company just announced their canoe-building workshops for 2009 today. They’ll be teaching and building canoes using both the Dugout method and Stripper Method.
Our buddy, and all-around cool guy, John Ruskey owns Quapaw Canoe Company, and it’d be well worth the effort to check this out if you’re in the Clarksdale, Mississippi area. [...]
Have a paddler on your birthday or Christmas list but have no idea what to get them? Here’s a list of things that will delight anyone who likes to canoe or kayak. All are under $25, so it won’t break Santa’s wallet.
Leatherman Micra: From minor boat repairs to cutting bagels, this little tool can do [...]
Man, if I only had two spare months, I’d do this in a heartbeat!
From their FAQ section:
“Q. What is the Northern Forest Canoe Trail?
A. The Trail extends for 740 miles across contiguous rivers, streams, and lakes, following Native American travel routes from Old Forge, New York, through Vermont, Québec, and New Hampshire, to Fort [...]
I put this together on Imovie a few days ago and loaded it to YouTube. Let Ike and Tina Turner take you on a trip down the Mississippi!
What do you think?
I ran into the coolest podcast last week. This is a series of stories about Mississippi river rats who lived on the shores of the river way back when. Good stuff put out by Atlantic Public Media, and sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and the Public Radio Exchange.
Check it out:
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May 5, 2005
“You are listening to National Weather Service radio station WXM 99…. Here’s the weather summary…Cold conditions will continue…snow showers and light rain…low’s 30-35, high in the mid 40’s, winds 15-20 mph..”
The cracking, digitized voice from the weather radio was bringing us little good news but is was time to get moving. [...]