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Interview: SubArctic River Adventure 2012

Interview: SubArctic River Adventure 2012

In the summer of 2012, Canoeing.com contributor Brian Johnston headed to the far north with a crew of eight paddlers to explore a little-traveled region near the Ferguson River. ...

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New! A trip down the Horton River Northwest Territories, Canada

A trip down the Horton River Northwest Territories, Canada

Watch Video: For the past few years, my far north paddling partner and I have kept a rather fluid list of Arctic rivers and routes that we haven’t yet explored. Potential rivers ...

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New! Review: Aqua Bound Edge Sectional Canoe Paddles for Far North/Air Travel

Review: Aqua Bound Edge Sectional Canoe Paddles for Far North/Air Travel

As a far north paddler, I’ve looked for ways to make my traveling outfit more concise and less expensive to ship while still meeting the demands of canoeing remote rivers and ...

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Summer at 69° North Latitude

Summer at 69° North Latitude

Brian and Jim on Wellington Bay. Photo by Brian Johnston. At 69° North Latitude in the Canadian Arctic, the summer of 2014 seemed to have taken a vacation. Elsewhere on the ...

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Kazan, Ferguson & Wilson Rivers Summary

Kazan, Ferguson & Wilson Rivers Summary

TRIP LOG: Submitted by Mel Baughman, May 2015   July 17 – August 19, 2012 Nunavut, Canada Route: This expedition began on Lynx Lake at the headwaters of the ...

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Far North Tents, Tarps, and Shelters

Far North Tents, Tarps, and Shelters

Camping on the wide open tundra. All photos courtesy Brian Johnston. Tents Pack a good four season or expedition tent—the winds in the far north can be unbelievable. I have ...

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Far North Canoes and Paddling Gear

Far North Canoes and Paddling Gear

Sometimes, dragging a canoe is the only option to get it across a frozen lake. Canoes The most common canoes are 17-foot ABS or Royalex models. They provide enough space for ...

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Before You Begin Packing: Far North Paddling Tips

Before You Begin Packing: Far North Paddling Tips

Even though the far north is a desert environment, rainy days happen. Look closely and you'll see the angle of the rain. All photos courtesy Brian Johnston. The Far North ...

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Personal Gear and Clothing for the Far North

Personal Gear and Clothing for the Far North

Wash day in the Far North: Extra rope and clothes pins make for a unique clothesline. Photos courtesy Brian Johnston. I wear one set of everyday clothes and bring one change ...

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Far North Kitchen Gear

Far North Kitchen Gear

A far north kitchen. Photos courtesy Brian Johnston. Kitchen gear depends on the menu and food. I usually start the day with cold granola, hot oatmeal, cooked Red River ...

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