Your guide to outdoor adventures on lakes, streams and trails in Eastern North America begins here. About 19 years ago our founder rescued Kermit from a neighbor's trashcan. Since then, Kermit and his friends have been riding along on many wilderness excursions. Come join us. You may simply enjoy following our adventures or find valuable resources for putting together an adventure of your own. To bookmark this page and display the KA icon click on -
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Kermit and his pals on the Spanish River
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Disclaimer: Like any outdoor activity, traveling and wilderness canoeing has its own set of risks. Every individual is responsible for making his/her own judgments and should not consider the information given herein as being safe according to their own level of skills and environmental conditions. In other words, life is fragile and full of dangers. Don't blame me if it doesn't work for you.
Bears Fear of bears keeps many people from enjoying the wilderness experience. Perhaps some truth will help to overcome irrational emotions. Go to our Tips & Facts page. Cold water exposure can be deadly. Get the facts to protect yourself and others whether you are winter canoeing or fishing for trout in the spring.
From Dillon Wallace in "The Long Labrador Trail"
You who have smelled the camp fire smoke; who have drunk in the pure forest air, laden with the smell of the fir tree; who have dipped your paddle into untamed waters, or climbed mountains, with the knowledge that none but the red man has been there before you; or have, perchance, had to fight the wilds and nature for your very existence; you of the wilderness brotherhood can understand how the fever of exploration gets into one's blood and draws one back again to the forests and the barrens in spite of resolutions to "go no more."
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There are many sites on tying useful knots but this site by Katie brings all of them together in one location. I have found the truckers knot to be especially useful in securing canoes to carriers.