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What is Canoeing

“Seek adventures that open your mind.”

Canoeing is a great way to get out and enjoy nature. It's also a fantastic workout, as it requires using both your arms and legs. Here's what you need to know before canoeing for the first time. 

First, you'll need to find the right equipment. Canoes are available for rent at most outdoor sports stores or you can purchase one second-hand. You'll also need a paddle and a life jacket. If you're canoeing in a group, ensure everyone has their life jacket.

Next, choose the correct location. If you're canoeing in a river or stream, be aware of potential obstacles in the water, such as rocks or fallen trees. You'll also want to avoid areas with strong currents. Canoeing in lakes is generally safer, but check the weather forecast before you head out - sudden storms can create waves that make canoeing difficult and dangerous.

Finally, be prepared for your canoe trip by packing some essential gear. Besides food and water, you'll need sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first-aid kit. A map is also a good idea, in case you get lost. 

Canoeing is an excellent activity for all ages and abilities. Just be sure to follow these tips to stay safe and have a great time!

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Algonquin Provincial Park in 4K | Canoe Camping and Bushcraft in Ontario, Canada

Algonquin Provincial Park in 4K | Canoe Camping and Bushcraft in Ontario, Canada

If you liked this video, please consider supporting us on Thank you! Our Patrons were given three choices: Pictured Rocks, Boundary Waters, or here - Algonquin Provincial Park. Algonquin won, and we went up to film our first episode across international boundaries. Join us as we paddle through the lakes and rediscover the fundamentals of life, and how important they are for the body and spirit. The original soundtrack for this episode is available here: Featuring drums by Nate Laguzza at -PLAN YOUR TRIP- Our Access Point: Fees information: Online Reservations: Online Map: -SCENE SELECTION- 00:00 Teaser 00:07 Theme Song 00:35 After Intro 01:10 Day 1 - Enter the Park 02:08 Map Sequence 02:52 Paddling Out 03:34 Wavy and Wobbly 04:13 Wildlife 06:35 Portage 09:43 Onto the Next Lake 10:51 Bokeh and Lily Pads 12:25 Portage 2 13:28 Wild Edibles and More 15:58 Beaver Dams 17:44 Serene Stream 19:35 Portage 3 20:48 Evening Talking 22:44 Night Paddling 24:03 Aurora 25:52 Campsite 26:30 Thomas Fire 28:12 Thomas Food 29:45 Night to Day 30:25 Day 2 - Early to Rise 32:00 Incident Anecdote 32:56 Tapioca 34:48 That's a Paddlin' 36:35 Chipmunk Portage 37:50 Nice Paddlin', Lou 40:36 Docking at the Campsite 41:33 Afternoon Swim 42:31 Robby Fire 43:47 Pot Hanger 45:00 Dusk Paddling and Philosophy 47:26 Supper Time 49:25 PATREON SHOUT OUTS 51:06 Day 3 - Dawn 52:00 One Last Morning 54:17 The Final Portage 55:03 Water is Life 57:02 Credits --OUR FILM GEAR!-- Panasonic GH4 - Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 Lens - Canon T3i - Canon 50mm f1.8 Lens - Tokina 11-16mm Lens - Manfrotto 502 Video Head MVH502AH - Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod - Glidecam 2000 HD w/ Quick Release Plate (That quick release plate is essential. Highly recommended) - Rode Videomic Pro - Roland Quad Capture - Behringer XM8500 Microphone - Sony Movie Studio Editing Software - --OUR CAMPING GEAR!-- Condor Bushlore Knife - Equinox Egret Tarp - Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent - Eureka Casper Sleeping Bag - Buck 119 Knife - Mora Craftline Q Knife - Katadyn Water Filter - Platypus Bladder - Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Pants - Sketchers Waterproof Boots - --RECOMMENDED BOOKS-- ------------------------------­--------- All of the musical compositions or arrangements and footage in this video are original, and were composed, recorded, and captured by Andrew Lin, Bryan Lin, and Robby Huang Original content and music is copyright Adventure Archives/Team Scoog Production (c) 2015 Algonquin Provincial Park in 4K | Canoe Camping and Bushcraft in Ontario, Canada
10 DAY WILDERNESS CANOE TRIP || Lessons From The Allagash

10 DAY WILDERNESS CANOE TRIP || Lessons From The Allagash

"BIG LAND" IS OFFICIALLY LIVE!!! CLICK THE LINK TO WATCH NOW FOR FREE! *And if you'd like to support us by buying an add free version, you can do so here:* Big Land is the story of 4 friends embarking on the adventure of a lifetime in search of a wildness seldom found in the urban sprawl of the Anthropocene. In an effort to better understand America’s first sport fish, and the eastern seaboard’s only native trout, filmmakers and anglers Chase and Aimee Bartee lead a canoe expedition into North America’s last great and unexplored frontier; Labrador. There’s only one problem, they’ve never even paddled a canoe before. Driven by a 15 year old rumor of an untouched and forgotten Brook Trout nirvana, Chase and Aimee, accompanied by Chris Sinclair, a Nova Scotian fishing guide and Dylan Markey, a registered Maine whitewater guide journey into the unknown. Injuries, bear encounters, hordes of bloodthirsty insects and dangerous weather force the team to adapt quickly to their new sub arctic home, or risk returning empty handed. With the fish proving to be as elusive and fleeting as the dancing Aurora above them, the crew soon discovers that their experiences on the Labrador tundra are bigger than any one fish, person, or adventure. They find themselves journeying through culture and time, trading in the shackles of the modern world for a life lived more deliberately, aligned with the rhythms of the river. GEAR USED The best mirrorless camera on the market: Awesome shotgun mic: Favorite drone: Beautiful and affordable cine glass: Super versatile zoom lens: Epic gimbal:

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