Canoe tips and tricks


Are you an experienced canoeist who has already traveled several trips, or are you going on a canoe trip for the very first time? We have some great canoe tips and tricks for you. We aren't very experienced canoeists ourselves, but we have gained a lot of experience on our 1,200 kilometer trip on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. It was our first long trip, but certainly not our last.

Our canoe trip on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail was our very first canoe trip. We left without any experience with canoeing, but had a lot of experience with travelling on human power. That of course helped enormously because the toughest part of a canoe trip is often not the canoeing itself, but all the elements that come with it. How do you keep yourself warm? How do you make camping fun? How do you eat healthy? We learned the canoeing techniques along the way and after 52 days we learned to cross big lakes with a lot of wind, to read the water, to run rapids, to do long portages and to paddle upstream.

You can find much more inspiration in all our travel stories of our world trip on human power. On our video page and our YouTube channel we have the videos about our trip on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

 
December 5, 2019
adventure bread

7 tips for eating healthy on the trail

People sometimes say we are crazy when they see how much food we carry. Our bag is full with a whole bunch of fresh vegetables, pasta, sour cream and herbs. That is not surprising when you go camping for a weekend, but it is when you walk 1,000 kilometers on the Appalachian Trail...
November 16, 2019
packing list for canoe trip

Packing list for a canoe trip

Before we started the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, we had no experience with canoeing. We searched blogs on the internet with packing lists and put together our own packing list...
October 27, 2019
canoeing in the morning fog on a lake

6 reasons to start the NFCT in August

The water will be too low, you will have to portage a lot and you can have snow at the beginning of October. Everyone we told about our plans said one of these things to us. Laconically we said 'we just hiked 1,000 kilometers on the Appalachian Trail so we are well trained'. Secretly, we are afraid of the low water levels
January 7, 2019
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The secrets of making a good fire

"Survival are techniques to get out of a difficult situation as quickly as possible, bushcraft are techniques to enjoy living in nature and use its resources"...

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