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Thanks for visiting my presentations for Prairie State Canoeists.

I have included links to resources related to the Prairie State Canoeists presentations as well as links to find the Power to the Paddle book and DVD. Feel free to download the resources and be sure to share the link to this page with your friends. I have also included links to some of the products featured in the presentation.  Feel free to check those out as well. Please know that I receive a small amount from those purchases from the manufacturers, but that doesn’t have any affect on your purchase price.  Go ahead, your purchase helps another paddler (that’s me) maintain this site and purchase new gear.

You’ll also find a link below to my podcast, Paddling the Blue. If you enjoy stories of people doing great things from the seat of a boat, you’ll love the show!


Dressing for Paddling

Dressing for Paddling (recorded Zoom presentation)

Dressing for paddling (PDF download)


Products featured in Dressing for Paddling presentation


Historical Tour of Isle Royale

Historical Tour of Isle Royale (recorded Zoom presentation)

Paddling instruction and experiences

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Paddling the Blue podcast

While you’re here, check out the Paddling the Blue podcast. Through this podcast, I interview fascinating people from around the world doing great things from the seat of a boat.

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