Chet Fromm has a
Backpackers Guide that has
an impressive set of links to almost everything to do with backpacking and
hiking, including: maps, supplies, clubs, trails and sites, etc. Have patience.
It'll take time to load this one.
Canoes and Paddles:The Wooden Canoe Heritage
Association, Ltd, a non-profit membership association, has lots of
interesting information on 'real canoes': wood-canvas, cedar strip and
birchbark canoes. They also have an illustrated page on
Paddle Making by Shawn Burke that shows you step-by-step how to make your
own paddle. A good, challenging project for older youth.
Canoeing:The Canadian Recreational
Canoeing Association has an extensive set of links to what seems like
practically anything to do with canoeing in Canada, ranging from government
information sites to clubs, outfitters, guides and commercial sites such as
retailers and manufacturers. If you're planning on doing any paddling
(practically anywhere) in Canada, this is the spot to start from.
Make Your Own Rope: Author Gerald Findlay's page on
his scouting book,
Rope Works, has a page with a description on how to
make your own rope,
using a variety of materials. An unusual and interesting camp craft.
Compass Work: Everything you wanted to know about how to use
a compass (well... practically 'everything') is on the
How to Use a compass page.