Mar 29 2015

In the Same Boat

A Look Back on Eighteen Years In the Same Boat, With More to Come!

Way back in 1999 — that’s the year when the Dow first closed above 10,000, if you’re keeping score — Farwell Forrest and I started writing a weekly column for what was then the newly launched canoeing and kayaking website Paddling.net. We called our column In the Same Boat, and we continued to write for Paddling.net for 18 years: some 900 columns in all. But nothing lasts forever. Paddling.net became Paddling.com in 2016, and In the Same Boat upped anchor not long afterward. This is her new berth.

Make no mistake: We’re now Back in the Same Boat, with a new column every week, and we look forward to renewing acquaintances with our longtime readers. In addition, we’ve something to offer both new visitors and old hands alike: a comprehensive collection of our earlier columns. We’ll be uploading more columns from our backlist each week until we’ve put all 900-odd online, and as each quarterly chapter in what we’ve started to think of as In the Same Boat: The Collector’s Edition goes up, we’ll add a link to the list below.

Thanks for stopping by — and happy reading!

– Tamia Nelson

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Click on a year in the table below to go directly to its index location. (NB We haven’t completed the archives yet, so some of the links won’t work until we finish uploading.)

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017


In the Same Boat 1999


» Go to March – May 1999 to read these articles:

March 1999

  • Go to In the Same Boat: Getting Acquainted by Farwell Forrest, 1 March 1999
  • Go to Nice Boat! Whaddaya Call It? by Farwell Forrest, 8 March 1999
  • Go to Boots: The Dynamic Duo by Tamia Nelson, 15 March 1999
  • Go to Boots: In Wellington’s Footsteps by Tamia Nelson, 22 March 1999
  • Go to Planning a Big Trip: Anticipation by Farwell Forrest, 29 March 1999

April 1999

  • Go to Planning a Big Trip: Maps and Dreams by Tamia Nelson, 5 April 1999
  • Go to Planning a Big Trip: Troubleshooting a River by Tamia Nelson, 12 April 1999
  • Go to Planning a Big Trip: Staying Found by Farwell Forrest, 19 April 1999
  • Go to Planning a Big Trip: Back to the Dining-Room Table by Farwell Forrest, 26 April 1999

May 1999

  • Go to Planning a Big Trip: Friends and Lovers by Farwell Forrest, 3 May 1999
  • Go to Canoe or Kayak? A Guide for First-Time Buyers by Tamia Nelson, 10 May 1999
  • Go to Keep It Clean! Practical Ecology for Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 17 May 1999
  • Go to Staying Alive! Dressing to Dis Mr. Death by Farwell Forrest, 24 May 1999
  • Go to Staying Alive! Rules to Live By by Farwell Forrest, 31 May 1999

» Go to July – September 1999 to read these articles:

June 1999

  • Go to Jerk to Inflate: The Dumbing-Down of Paddlesport by Farwell Forrest, 7 June 1999
  • Go to Collateral Damage: Memorial Day Reflections by Tamia Nelson, 14 June 1999
  • Go to The Joy of Lists: Looking for the Ultimate List by Tamia Nelson, 21 June 1999
  • Go to Starting Out in Canoeing: Getting Your Feet Wet by Tamia Nelson, 28 June 1999

July 1999

  • Go to Starting Out in Canoeing: A Canoe for All Reasons by Farwell Forrest, 5 July 1999
  • Go to Moving On: A River Runs Through It by Tamia Nelson, 12 July 1999
  • Go to Moving On: Going Against the Flow by Tamia Nelson, 19 July 1999
  • Go to Starting Out in Kayaking: Déjà Vu All Over Again by Farwell Forrest, 26 July 1999

August 1999

  • Go to Where Am I to Go? Finding a Place to Paddle by Farwell Forrest, 2 August 1999
  • Go to The Third Season: The Best of Times by Tamia Nelson9 August 1999
  • Go to The Third Season Revisited: The Worst of Times? by Tamia Nelson, 16 August 1999
  • Go to The End of the Beginning: After Six Months in the Same Boat, What’s Next? by Farwell Forrest, 23 August

September 1999

  • Go to The End of the Journey by Tamia Nelson Farwell Forrest, 27 September 1999


In the Same Boat 2000


» Go to April – June 2000 to read these articles:

April 2000

  • Go to The Prodigals Return: In The Same Boat is Back by Tamia Nelson, 25 April 2000

May 2000

  • Go to Hell of a Vision: The Kayak Comes Back by Tamia Nelson, 2 May 2000
  • Go to In the Beginning: The Well-Traveled Barrister by Farwell Forrest, 9 May 2000
  • Go to In the Beginning: The Little Giant by Farwell Forrest, 16 May 2000
  • Go to In the Beginning: The Boy-Men by Farwell Forrest, 23 May 2000
  • Go to When It’s Not a Good Idea to Look the Other Way by Tamia Nelson, 30 May 2000

June 2000

  • Go to Happy Are the Painters: Capturing the Moment Without a Camera by Tamia Nelson, 6 June 2000
  • Go to The Flip Side of Kayaks by Farwell Forrest, 13 June 2000
  • Go to The Virtual Cornucopia: Web Resources for Canoeists and Kayakers by Farwell Forrest, 20 June, 2000
  • Go to The Virtual Cornucopia: More Web Resources for Canoeists and Kayakers by Farwell Forrest, 27 June 2000

» Go to July – September 2000 to read these articles:

July 2000

  • Go to Bad Idea! Trespass and Commando Camping” by Tamia Nelson, 4 July 2000
  • Go to Palimpsest: The Living Legacy of the North American Beaver by Tamia Nelson, 11 July 2000
  • Go to Water-Borne: A First Look at the Stuff that Holds Us Up by Farwell Forrest, 18 July 2000
  • Go to Water-Borne: Between Two Worlds by Farwell Forrest, 25 July 2000

August 2000

  • Go to The Restless Air: Weather Happens by Tamia Nelson, 1 August 2000
  • Go to Under Pressure: Using a Barometer by Tamia Nelson, 8 August 2000
  • Go to Different Strokes: Going Straight by Farwell Forrest, 15 August 2000
  • Go to Upstream: Remembering the River of My Youth by Tamia Nelson, 22 August 2000
  • Go to Different Strokes: Double Your Pleasure? by Farwell Forrest, 29 August 2000

September 2000

  • Go to It’s Alimentary: Food for Thought by Tamia Nelson, 5 September 2000
  • Go to Wheel of the Year: Study to be Quiet by Farwell Forrest, 12 September 2000
  • Go to Stinkhorns, Earthtongues and Dead-man’s Fingers by Tamia Nelson, 19 September 2000
  • Go to Our Readers Write: Straight Talk by Tamia Nelson, by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 26 September 2000

» Go to October – December 2000 to read these articles:

October 2000

  • Go to The Wilderness Mystique: The Landscape of the Mind by Tamia Nelson, 3 October 2000
  • Go to The Far-Seeing Eye: Why Binoculars? by Tamia Nelson, 10 October 2000
  • Go to The Far-Seeing Eye: Binoculars for Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 17 October 2000
  • Go to Eskers: Remembrance of Rivers Past by Tamia Nelson, 24 October 2000
  • Go to Small is Beautiful: Getting Close to Nature with a Hand Lens by Tamia Nelson, 31 October 2000

November 2000

  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 1: Stirrings by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 7 November 2000
  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 2: The Cold Light of Dawn by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 14 November 2000
  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 3: Something Turns Up by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 21 November 2000
  • Go to Our Readers Write: Dark-Adapted Eyes, Culture Tripping, and More by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 28 November 2000

December 2000

  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 4: I’ve Got a Little List by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 5 December 2000
  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 5: On Snyder’s Pond by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 12 December 2000
  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 6: Knotty Problem by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 19 December 2000
  • Go to Wheel of the Year: The Return of the Light by Tamia Nelson, 26 December 2000


In the Same Boat 2001


» Go to January – March 2001 to read these articles:

January 2001

  • Go to Our Readers Write: Beating the Fog of Winter by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 2 January 2001
  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 7: Friends and Lovers by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 9 January 2001
  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 8: April Fools by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 16 January 2001
  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 9: End of the Trail by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 23 January 2001
  • Go to A Sporting Chance? Risk, Sport and Personal Responsibility by Tamia Nelson, 30 January 2001

February 2001

  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 10: Shooting the Sun by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 6 February 2001
  • Go to The Joy of Lex: The Hidden Treasures of Old Books by Tamia Nelson, 13 February 2001
  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 11: A Foreign Country by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 20 February 2001
  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 12: Everything Was Wonderful by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 27 February 2001

March 2001

  • Go to Batteries Not Included: The Virtues of Simplicity by Farwell Forrest, 6 March 2001
  • Go to Self-Reliance: Heeding the Still, Small Voice by Farwell Forrest, 13 March 2001
  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 13: Looking for a Boat by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 20 March 2001
  • Go to Wheel of the Year: Silence, Snow and Sewage by Farwell Forrest, 27 March 2001

» Go to April – June 2001 to read these articles:

April 2001

  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 14: Unlucky Friday by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 3 April 2001
  • Go to The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Early-Season Boating by Tamia Nelson, 10 April 2001
  • Go to Bark-Eater: Eulogy for an Old-Timer by Tamia Nelson, 17 April 2001
  • Go to A Narrows Escape: Hubris, Nemesis, and the Kindness of Strangers by Farwell Forrest, 24 April 2001

May 2001

  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 15: Three Sisters by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 1 May 2001
  • Go to Sex in the Water: 200 Million Years Old and Still Going Strong by Tamia Nelson, 8 May 2001
  • Go to Sex on the Wing: Mosquitoes, Punkies, Blackflies, and You by Tamia Nelson, 15 May 2001
  • Go to Coping with Mosquitoes, Punkies, and Blackflies by Tamia Nelson, 22 May 2001
  • Go to Our Readers Write: The Swarms of Summer: Jet-Skis and Biting Flies by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 May 2001

June 2001

  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 16: Stepping the Mast by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 5 June 2001
  • Go to Home Water: A Purpose in Liquidity by Tamia Nelson, 12 June 2001
  • Go to Secrets of My Ditty Bag by Tamia Nelson, 19 June 2001
  • Go to TANSTAAFL: Hiawatha Meets the Dismal Science by Farwell Forrest, 26 June 2001

» Go to July – September 2001 to read these articles:

July 2001

  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 17: Old Glory by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 3 July 2001
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: The Tao of Tea by Tamia Nelson, 10 July 2001
  • Go to The Restless Air: The Gathering Storm by Tamia Nelson, 17 July 2001
  • Go to Anvils of the Gods: Thunderstorms by Tamia Nelson, 24 July 2001
  • Go to Gimme Shelter! Weathering the Storm by Tamia Nelson, 31 July 2001

August 2001

  • Go to Our Readers Write: Farwell’s Rules,” Footwear, and Folding Boats by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 7 August 2001
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: Our Daily Bread by Tamia Nelson, 14 August 2001
  • Go to The Dynamics of Moving Water: Theme and Variation by Tamia Nelson, 21 August 2001
  • Go to Silent Summer: The Voice of the Wilderness Fades Away by Farwell Forrest, 28 August 2001

September 2001

  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 18: A Wink is as Good as a Nod by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 4 September 2001
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: The Wonders of Rice by Tamia Nelson, 11 September 2001
  • Go to The Dynamics of Moving Water: Rhythm and Tempo by Tamia Nelson, 25 September 2001

» Go to October – December 2001 to read these articles:

October 2001

  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 19: James Bay or Bust! by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 2 October 2001
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: Pizza to Go? Why Not! by Tamia Nelson, 9 October 2001
  • Go to Voices from the Wild: Ratatosk, a Red Squirrel by Tamia Nelson, 16 October 2001
  • Go to War in a Wilderness, Part 1: The Siege of Khartoum by Farwell Forrest, 23 October 2001
  • Go to Our Readers Write: Water Devils, Confusing Rules, and Loons by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 October 2001

November 2001

  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 20: On Different Wavelengths by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 6 November 2001
  • Go to War in a Wilderness, Part 2: The Campaign of the Cataracts by Farwell Forrest, 13 November, 2001
  • Go to Voices from the Wild: Chipmunk on Our Doorstep by Tamia Nelson, 20 November 2001
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: Soup’s On! by Tamia Nelson, 27 November 2001

December 2001

  • Go to Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 21: Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 4 December 2001
  • Go to Waterway Rambling, Part 1: Making Connections by Tamia Nelson, 11 December 2001
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: Go Nuts! by Tamia Nelson, 18 December 2001
  • Go to Voices from the Wild: A Mouse in the House by Tamia Nelson, 25 December 2001


In the Same Boat 2002


» Go to January – March 2002 to read these articles:

January 2002

  • Go toTrip of a Lifetime, Chapter 22: Billy Swamp by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 1 January 2002
  • Go toWaterway Rambling, Part 2: Back to the Future by Farwell Forrest, 8 January 2002
  • Go toThe Rucksack That Came in from the Cold War by Tamia Nelson15 January 2002
  • Go toOutwater on Water: Water: A Natural History by Tamia Nelson22 January 2002
  • Go toThinking Like a River: How to Read the Water by Farwell Forrest, 29 January 2002

February 2002

  • Go toTrip of a Lifetime, Chapter 23: The End of the Beginning by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 5 February 2002
  • Go toWaterway Rambling, Part 3: Boats for Ramblers by Farwell Forrest, 12 February 2002
  • Go toIt’s Only Natural: Paddling with a Purpose by Tamia Nelson, 19 February 2002
  • Go toVoices of the Wild: Coyote Tells It Like It Is by Tamia Nelson, 26 February 2002

March 2002

  • Go toTrip of a Lifetime, Chapter 24: Into the Mists by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 5 March 5 2002
  • Go toWaterway Rambling, Part 4: Picking Up the Thread by Tamia Nelson, 12 March 2002
  • Go toA Labor of Love: Healers of the Wild by Tamia Nelson, 19 March 2002
  • Go toFirst, Do No Harm: A Paddler’s Decalogue by Tamia Nelson, 26 March 2002

» Go to April – June 2002 to read these articles:

April 2002

  • Go toTrip of a Lifetime, Chapter 25: Up the Creek by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 2 April 2002
  • Go toWater Rambling, Part 5: Upstreaming Made Easy by Tamia Nelson, 9 April 2002
  • Go toWhispering Death: Strainers, Sweepers, and You by Tamia Nelson, 16 April 2002
  • Go toMaking Your Own Luck: Outfitting for Discovery by Tamia Nelson, 23 April 2002
  • Go toOur Readers Write: Letters Too Good to Keep to Ourselves by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 April 2002

May 2002

  • Go toPutting the Old Woman to Work: Canoe Sailing by Farwell Forrest, 7 May 2002
  • Go toGet Out and Get Over! Doing the Beaver Dam Shuffle by Tamia Nelson, 14 May 2002
  • Go toFixing Images on the Emulsion of Memory: Keeping a Journal by Tamia Nelson, 21 May 2992
  • Go toThe Sisterhood: Blackflies, Nietzsches of the North Woods by Tamia Nelson, 28 May 2002

June 2002

  • Go toGetting Around: How to Track Your Way Up a River by Tamia Nelson, 4 June 2002
  • Go toIt’s Only Natural: On the Water by Tamia Nelson, 14 June 2002
  • Go toIt’s Alimentary: Fruit for Thought! by Tamia Nelson, 21 June 2002
  • Go toReading Nature: Books for the Curious Paddler by Tamia Nelson, 28 June 2002

» Go to July – September 2002 to read these articles:

July 2002

  • Strait is the Gate: Taking the Wiggle Test by Tamia Nelson, 2 July 2002
  • Shape and Shadow: The Art of Sketching by Tamia Nelson, 9 July 2002
  • Water, Water, Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink? by Tamia Nelson, 16 July 2002
  • Virtual Voyages: Videotapes for Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 23 July 2002
  • Our Readers Write: The Unexpurgated Wiggle Test—and More! by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, July 30, 2002

August 2002

  • Water Treatment Options: Is It Safe? Is It Legal? by Farwell Forrest, 6 August 2002
  • Water Treatment Options: The State of the Mart by Farwell Forrest, 13 August 2002
  • Packing a Punch with Spices and Herbs by Tamia Nelson, 20 August 2002
  • It’s Only Natural: Acquainted with the Night by Tamia Nelson, 27 August 2002

September 2002

  • Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 26: In the Same Boat by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 3 September 2002
  • When It’s Time to Punt: The Art of Poling by Tamia Nelson, 10 September 2002
  • The ‘umble Tarp: Shelter for the Masses by Tamia Nelson, 17 September 2002
  • It’s Alimentary: Use Your Noodle by Tamia Nelson, 24 September 20002


» Go to October – December 2002 to read these articles:


October 2002

  • Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 27: On a Wing and a Prayer by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 1 October 2002
  • Burning Issues: When to Say NO to a Campfire—and Why by Tamia Nelson, 8 October 2002
  • Putting North in Our Pockets: Our Compasses by Tamia Nelson, 15 October 2002
  • It’s Alimentary: What’s for Breakfast? by Tamia Nelson, 22 October 2002
  • Our Readers Write: Pesto to PFDs by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 October 2002

November 2002

  • Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 28: The Eagle Has Landed by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 5 November 2002
  • The Lady’s Not for Turning: The Story of Mina Hubbard by Tamia Nelson, 12 November 2002
  • Just Desserts by Tamia Nelson, 19 November 2002
  • Voices from the Wild: Talking Turkey by Tamia Nelson, 26 November 2002

December 2002

  • Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 29: Making Connections by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 3 December 2002
  • Alongshore: On the Beach by Tamia Nelson, 10 December 2002
  • It’s Alimentary: Hardtack for Hard Traveling by Tamia Nelson, 17 December 2002
  • Snapshot: Dancing with Seals by Tamia Nelson, 24 December 2002
  • The Practical Paddler: Pattern-Making with a Jogglestick by Tamia Nelson, 31 December 2002


In the Same Boat 2003


» Go to January – March 2003 to read these articles:

January 2003

  • Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 30: Upriver by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 7 January 2003
  • Coastwise: Exploring the World at Land’s End by Tamia Nelson, 14 January 2003
  • Planning for a Big Trip: First Things by Tamia Nelson, 21 January 2003
  • The Eleventh Essential: The Versatile Ammo Can by Tamia Nelson, 28 January 2003

February 2003

  • Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 31: Freedom’s Just Another Word… by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 4 February 2003
  • Alongshore: Where the River Meets the Roadstead by Tamia Nelson, 11 February 2003
  • The Other Family Jewels: Pots and Pans by Tamia Nelson, 18 February 2003
  • The Practical Paddler: A Stitch in Time by Tamia Nelson, 25 February 2003

March 2003

  • Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 32: A Forlorn Hope? by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 4 March 2003
  • What I Learned from Deliverance by Tamia Nelson, 11 March 2003
  • Packing Heat: Fuel for Thought by Tamia Nelson, 18 March 2003
  • Anatomy of a River: Headwaters by Tamia Nelson, 25 March 2003

» Go to April – June 2003 to read these articles:

April 2003

  • Trip of a Lifetime, Chapter 33: Homecoming by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 1 April 2003
  • Good Guidebooks: Handicapping the Field by Tamia Nelson, 8 April 2003
  • Fire in the Hole! Campfire Cookery by Tamia Nelson, 15 April 2003
  • Sound Off and Light Up! Signals That Work for Us by Tamia Nelson, 22 April 2003
  • Anatomy of a River: Whitewater! by Tamia Nelson, 29 April 2003

May 2003

  • Simple and Good: In Praise of the Canoe Shelter by Tamia Nelson, 6 May 2003
  • Good Guidebooks: North Flow by Farwell Forrest, 13 May 2003
  • It’s Alimentary: Food for the Long Haul by Tamia Nelson, 20 May 2003
  • Last Beachhead? Sea Turtle Blues by Tamia Nelson, 27 May 2003

June 2003

  • Anatomy of a River: BIG Water by Tamia Nelson, 3 June 2003
  • Good Guidebooks: Quiet Water Canoe Guide by Farwell Forrest, 10 June 2003
  • It’s Alimentary: Building a Menu by Tamia Nelson, 17 June 2003
  • The Whole Tooth: Backcountry Dental Care by Tamia Nelson, 24 June 2003

» Go to July – September 2003 to read these articles:

July 2003

  • Anatomy of a Lake: Unmasking Mr. Hyde by Tamia Nelson, 1 July 2003
  • It’s Only Natural: The Enduring Legacy of Professor Secchi by Tamia Nelson, 8 July 2003
  • Good Guidebooks: Kid Stuff by Farwell Forrest, 15 July 2003
  • When You Gotta Go: Straight Poop on Backcountry Sanitation by Tamia Nelson, 22 July 2003
  • The Indispensable Bailer and Sponge by Tamia Nelson, 29 July 2003

August 2003

  • A Place for Everything: Making Ready for the Night by Tamia Nelson, 5 August 2003
  • In the Heat of the Day: Keeping Cool on the Water by Tamia Nelson, 12 August 2003
  • There and Back Again: Doing the Car-Shuttle Rag—And More by Tamia Nelson, 19 August 2003
  • Girl Talk: Tips for Woodswomen by Tamia Nelson, 26 August 2003

September 2003

  • Knots to Know! Basic Ropecraft for Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 2 September 2003
  • More Kid’s Stuff: Books for Web-Footed Children by Farwell Forrest, 9 September 2003
  • Eddies, Up Close and Personal by Tamia Nelson, 16 September 2003
  • There be Pirates: Foiling 21st-Century Thieves by Tamia Nelson, 23 September 2003
  • Our Readers Write: From Trip’s End to Remington’s Bike by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 September 2003

» Go to October – December 2003 to read these articles:

October 2003

  • The New Look of War Surplus” by Tamia Nelson, 7 October 2003
  • Beyond Band-Aids: Medical Handbooks for Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 14 October 2003
  • Ferry Useful! Letting the River Do the Work by Tamia Nelson, 21 October 2003
  • Cast-Iron Joy by Tamia Nelson, 28 October 2003

November 2003

  • Trip of a Lifetime Epilogue: And Nothing Hurt by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 4 November 2003
  • Why Chill Out? The Challenge of Late-Season Paddling by Tamia Nelson, 11 November 2003
  • More About Eddies: The Big Picture by Tamia Nelson, 18 November 2003
  • Voices from the Wild: Busy as a Beaver by Tamia Nelson, 25 November 2003

December 2003

  • Another Good Guidebook: Paddling Hawai’i by Tamia Nelson, 2 December 2003
  • Gearing Up for Open-Water Crossings by Tamia Nelson, 9 December 2003
  • Do-It-Yourself Deadmen by Tamia Nelson, 16 December 2003
  • The Gifts of the Magi: A Contrarian Christmas Carol by Farwell Forrest, 23 December 2003
  • Our Readers Write: Dinner in the Rockies and The Wind in the Willows by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 December 2003


In the Same Boat 2004


» Go to January – March 2004 to read these articles:

January 2004

  • Life’s a Beach: Camping on the Edge by Tamia Nelson, 6 January 2004
  • Knots to Know! Second String by Tamia Nelson, 13 January 2004
  • No Sweat! Power Drinking and Eating Made Easy by Tamia Nelson, 20 January 2004
  • Navigating Without Batteries: First Things by Tamia Nelson, 27 January 2004

February 2004

  • Alongshore: Barrier Islands and Beaches by Tamia Nelson, 3 February 2004
  • Learning the Ropes: Whip ’em into Line! by Tamia Nelson, 10 February 2004
  • Knives in Our Lives by Tamia Nelson, 17 February 2004
  • Looking Sharp: Life on the Edge by Tamia Nelson, 24 February 2004

March 2004

  • Navigating Without Batteries: The Threefold Path by Tamia Nelson, 2 March 2004
  • The Boat Who Couldn’t Sink: Flotation Made Easy by Tamia Nelson, 9 March 2004
  • Full Circle—Spring Gleaning Made Simple by Tamia Nelson, 16 March 2004
  • Beyond Looking Sharp: Caring for Your Knife by Tamia Nelson, 23 March 2004
  • Our Readers Write: From Traveling Lizards to “Newt Nectar” by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 March 2004

» Go to April – June 2004 to read these articles:

April 2004

  • Cartopping: Taking Your Boat on the Road by Tamia Nelson, 6 April 2004
  • Home Port—Making a Berth for Your Boat by Tamia Nelson, 13 April 2004
  • The Prefloat Check: Making It from Bold to Old by Tamia Nelson, 20 April 2004
  • Amphibious Paddler: On Your Bike? Why Not! by Tamia Nelson, 27 April 2004

May 2004

  • It’s Alimentary: The Power of Fusion by Tamia Nelson, 4 May 2004
  • Navigating Without Batteries: A Tale of Two Norths by Tamia Nelson, 11 May 2004
  • A First-Aid Kit for Your Boat and Gear by Tamia Nelson, 18 May 2004
  • Beyond First Aid: Backcountry Medical Emergencies by Tamia Nelson, 25 May 2004

June 2004

  • Worst-Case Scenario: Plan to Survive! by Tamia Nelson, 1 June 2004
  • Showing the Way: The Adirondack Paddler’s Map by Tamia Nelson, 8 June 2004
  • Navigating Without Batteries: Compasses for Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 15 June 2004
  • Make Mine Dry! Keeping the Water Out of Your Gear by Tamia Nelson, 22 June 2004
  • Our Readers Write: A Garage for Your Dachshund by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 June 2004

» Go to July – September 2004 to read these articles:

July 2004

  • Too Much Gear? What to Do When Push Turns to Shove by Tamia Nelson, 6 July 2004
  • Starting Out: Questions that New Paddlers Ask by Tamia Nelson, 13 July 2004
  • Moving On: When You’re No Longer a Beginner   by Tamia Nelson, 20 July 2004
  • Navigating Without Batteries: Why Compasses Go Wrong by Tamia Nelson, 27 July 2004

August 2004

  • Question Time: Messing About in Boats by Tamia Nelson, 3 August 2004
  • Smoothing It: Secrets of a Happy Camper by Tamia Nelson, 10 August 2004
  • Holding Our Water: Botas, Bottles, Bladders, and More by Tamia Nelson, 17 August 2004
  • How Hard is It Blowing? Taking the Measure of the Wind by Tamia Nelson, 24 August 2004
  • Our Readers Write: The Secret of Brenna’s Lost Smile by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 31 August 2004

September 2004

  • Amphibious Paddling: Bikes for Boaters by Tamia Nelson, 7 September 2004
  • The View from Hubbert’s Peak: Scouting the Future of Paddlesport by Tamia Nelson, 14 September 2004
  • Season of Mists: The World of Fog by Tamia Nelson, 21 September 2004
  • To Build a Fire: One Match Is All You Need by Tamia Nelson, 28 September 2004

» Go to October – December 2004 to read these articles:

October 2004

  • Outfitting for Adventure by Tamia Nelson, 5 October 2004
  • Fall of the Leaf: The Art of Peaceful Coexistence by Tamia Nelson, 12 October 2004
  • Revolution Beneath the Surface by Tamia Nelson, 19 October 2004
  • Using Your Head: Toting Your Load with a Tumpline by Tamia Nelson, 26 October 2004

November 2004

  • Amphibious Paddling: Trailering Your Boat with a Bike by Tamia Nelson, 2 November 2004
  • The Life History of a Wave by Tamia Nelson, 9 November 2004
  • Surf’s Up! Where the Sea Meets the Land by Tamia Nelson, 16 November 2004
  • Making a New-Fashioned Tumpline by Tamia Nelson, 23 November 2004
  • Our Readers Write: Buddy, Can you spare a Light? by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 November 2004

December 2004

  • Getting Fleeced: Dressing for 21st Century Amphibious Ops by Tamia Nelson, 7 December 2004
  • Frame of Reference: The Freighter Packframe by Farwell Forrest, 14 December 2004
  • Weathering Winter in Style: On the Home Front by Farwell Forrest, 21 December 2004
  • Weathering Winter in Style: More from the Home Front by Tamia Nelson, 28 December 2004


In the Same Boat 2005


» Go to January – March 2005 to read these articles:

January 2005

  • Amphibious Paddling: A Boat to Fit Your Bike by Tamia Nelson, 4 January 2005
  • Winning the Cold War: How NOT to Die of Hypothermia by Tamia Nelson, 11 January 2005
  • Weathering Winter in Style: Exploring the Frozen World by Tamia Nelson, 18 January 2005
  • The Big Sleep: Waiting for Warmth to Return by Tamia Nelson, 25 January 2005

February 2005

  • Amphibious Paddling: The Pre-Ride Check by Tamia Nelson, 1 February 2005
  • On Thin Ice: Is It Safe? by Tamia Nelson, 8 February 2005
  • Learning the Ropes: Putting Splice in Your Life by Tamia Nelson, 15 February 2005
  • When Small Is Not Beautiful: Big Blades for Big Jobs by Tamia Nelson, 22 February 2005

March 2005

  • Hey, Ho, the Wind and the Rain: Tips on Winning the Shell Game by Tamia Nelson, 1 March 2005
  • On Thin Ice: Stepping Out by Tamia Nelson, 8 March 2005
  • No Yoke! The Secret of Almost Painless Portaging by Tamia Nelson, 15 March 2005
  • Showing Your Teeth: Saws for Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 22 March 2005
  • Our Readers Write: On Heeding the Still, Small Voice by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 March 2005

» Go to April – June 2005 to read these articles:

April 2005

  • It’s Only Natural: In the Company of Trees by Tamia Nelson, 5 April 2005
  • On Thin Ice: Breaking Through—Self-Rescue and Beyond by Tamia Nelson, 12 April 2005
  • Hands On! Getting a Grip on Gloves and Mittens by Tamia Nelson, 19 April 2005
  • The Bottom Line: Putting Your Best Foot Forward by Tamia Nelson, 26 April 2005

May 2005

  • Amphibious Paddling: Getting to the Put-In by Tamia Nelson, 3 May 2005
  • Anatomy of a River: After the Flood by Tamia Nelson, 10 May 2005
  • There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute: Living with Ticks by Tamia Nelson, 17 May 2005
  • Weekend Adventures: The Art of the Quick Get-Away by Farwell Forrest, 24 May 2005
  • Our Readers Write: A Few Words From the Texas Hills by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 31 May 2005

June 2005

  • Amphibious Paddling: The Finer Points of Trailering by Tamia Nelson, 7 June 2005
  • Secrets of My Getaway Pack by Tamia Nelson, 14 June 2005
  • It’s Alimentary: Pasta, Pronto! by Tamia Nelson, 21 June 2005
  • Weekend Adventures: Thinking Small by Farwell Forrest, 28 June 2005

» Go to July – September 2005 to read these articles:

July 2005

  • The Lure of Lining by Tamia Nelson, 5 July 2005
  • Bottoms Up? Keeping Your Head Above Water by Tamia Nelson, 12 July 2005
  • Java Jive: The Ch’i of Coffee by Tamia Nelson, 19 July 2005
  • Weekend Adventures: On the Water by Farwell Forrest, 26 July 2005

August 2005

  • The Water-Borne Naturalist: Going to the Birds by Tamia Nelson, 2 August 2005
  • Swim Time! Coping with Capsizes by Tamia Nelson, 9 August 2005
  • Chocolate: The Food of the Gods by Tamia Nelson, 16 August 2005
  • Double Talk: Choosing a Boat Built for Two by Tamia Nelson, 23 August 2005
  • Our Readers Write: A Better Yoke, Cartopping ‘Yaks, and More by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 August 2005

September 2005

  • The Bandanna—Jack of All Trades by Tamia Nelson, 6 September 2005
  • No Boat! What Happens Next? by Tamia Nelson, 13 September 2005
  • Fast Food Under Way: Quesadillas by Tamia Nelson, 20 September 2005
  • The Case for (and Against) the Solo Boat by Tamia Nelson, 27 September 2005

» Go to October – December 2005 to read these articles:

October 2005

  • The Eyes Have It! Protective Eyewear for Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 4 October 2005
  • The Lone Canoeist: The Importance of Being Prepared by Tamia Nelson, 11 October 2005
  • Fast Food Under Way: Satays by Tamia Nelson, 18 October 2005
  • Cleaning Up in the Backcountry—From the Skin Out by Tamia Nelson, 25 October 2005

November 2005

  • Keep It Under Your Hat! The Pinnacle of Paddling Fashion by Tamia Nelson, 1 November 2005
  • Mucking About in Boats: The Joy of Swamps by Tamia Nelson, 8 November 2005
  • It’s Alimentary: Just Say CHEESE! by Tamia Nelson, 15 November 2005
  • Cleaning Up in the Backcountry—After the Meal is Over by Tamia Nelson, 22 November 2005
  • Our Readers Write: Of Puffins, Theme Parks, and Happy Endings by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 November 2005

December 2005

  • Sailors’ Choice: Ways to Ride the Wind by Farwell Forrest, 6 December 2005
  • The Ties That Bind—The Many Uses of Lanyards by Tamia Nelson, 13 December 2005
  • Salad Days: Greens (and More) to Go by Tamia Nelson, 20 December 2005
  • Sounds of Silence: A Chickadee Looks at His World by Tamia Nelson, 27 December 2005


In the Same Boat 2006


» Go to January – March 2006 to read these articles:

January 2006

  • Where’s the Rub? Coping With Chafe and Blisters by Tamia Nelson, 3 January 2006
  • The Power of Nothing: The Magic of the Vacuum Bottle by Tamia Nelson, 10 January 2006
  • A Whole in One: One-Pot Meals Made Easy by Tamia Nelson, 17 January 2006
  • Sail Talk: Afloat on a Sea of Words, Part 1 by Farwell Forrest, 24 January 2006
  • Our Readers Write: Dreaming of Spring (and Sailing) by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 January 2006

February 2006

  • Finding Your Bliss on the Portage Trail by Tamia Nelson, 7 February 2006
  • A Water Bag That Costs You Nothing by Tamia Nelson, 14 February 2006
  • Fast Food Under Way: Focusing on Fruit by Tamia Nelson, 21 February 2006
  • The Case for Maps by Tamia Nelson, 28 February 2006

March 2006

  • The Lure of Portage Carts (and More) by Tamia Nelson, 7 March 2006
  • SOTto Voce? Sit-on-Tops Are Here to Stay by Tamia Nelson, 14 March 2006
  • It’s Alimentary: Sausage, When Only the Wurst Will Do by Tamia Nelson, 21 March 2006
  • Sail Talk: Afloat on a Sea of Words, Part 2 by Farwell Forrest, 28 March 2006

» Go to April – June 2006 to read these articles:

April 2006

  • Ponchos Cover Our Keisters by Tamia Nelson, 4 April 2006
  • Sweet Repose: It’s in the (Sleeping) Bag by Tamia Nelson, 11 April 2006
  • It’s Alimentary: This Spud’s For You by Tamia Nelson, 18 April 2006
  • The Double Life of Amphibians by Tamia Nelson, 25 April 2006

May 2006

  • Glorious Mud! Keeping Dry in a Wet World by Tamia Nelson, 2 May 2006
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Just the Place for a Pad! by Tamia Nelson, 9 May 2006
  • It’s Alimentary: Tortillas by Tamia Nelson, 16 May 2006
  • KISS and Tell: A Personal Approach to Paddling by Tamia Nelson, 23 May 2006
  • Our Readers Write: An Appetite for Summer by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 May 2006

June 2006

  • It (Sometimes) Takes Two: Carrying a Canoe by Tamia Nelson, 6 June 2006
  • It (Sometimes) Takes Two: Portaging Kayaks and SOTs by Tamia Nelson, 13 June 2006
  • It’s Alimentary: Endless Pastabilities by Tamia Nelson, 20 June 2006
  • Putting a Bit of Stick About: Why We Carry Walking Sticks by Tamia Nelson, 27 June 2006

» Go to July – September 2006 to read these articles:

July 2006

  • Tarps: Know How You Fold ’em by Tamia Nelson, 4 July 2006
  • Staying Found: It Beats the alternative by Tamia Nelson, 11 July 2006
  • It’s Alimentary: Putting Something By For A Rainy Day by Tamia Nelson, 18 July 2006
  • A Paddle to Call Your Own by Tamia Nelson, 25 July 2006

August 2006

  • Duct Tape: Help When Everything Comes Unstuck by Tamia Nelson, 1 August 2006
  • A Second Look: Water Treatment Brought Up to Date by Farwell Forrest, 8 August 2006
  • It’s Alimentary: The Fat of the Land by Tamia Nelson, 15 August 2006
  • Breaking Away: Secrets of an Escape Artist by Tamia Nelson, 22 August 2006
  • Our Readers Write: Catching Up by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 August 2006

September 2006

  • Breaking Away: The Art of Breaking Camp by Tamia Nelson, 5 September 2006
  • Tips for First-Time SOT Buyers by Tamia Nelson, 12 September 2006
  • It’s Alimentary: Meez Matters: The Camp Cook’s Indispensables by Tamia Nelson, 19 September 2006
  • The Pack That Made Duluth a Household Word by Tamia Nelson, 26 September 2006

» Go to October – December 2006 to read these articles:

October 2006

  • Show Your Colors! Are You Bright or Outta Sight? by Tamia Nelson, 3 October 2006
  • In Praise of the Pack Canoe by Tamia Nelson, 10 October 2006
  • It’s Alimentary: Keeping Food Fresh Under Way by Tamia Nelson, 17 October 2006
  • One Foot in the Grave? Never! Paddling Life After 50 by Tamia Nelson, 24 October 2006
  • Our Readers Write: No Hibernating! by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 31 October 2006

November 2006

  • Off the Beaten Track: Bushwhacking Basics by Tamia Nelson, 7 November 2006
  • Steady as She Goes! Rudders—Who Needs ’em? by Tamia Nelson, 14 November 2006
  • It’s Alimentary: Mad About Mushrooms by Tamia Nelson, 21 November 2006
  • The Other Ten Essentials, Part 1 by Farwell Forrest, 28 November 2006

December 2006

  • Streams in the Desert: Wildness in Man’s Shadow by Tamia Nelson, 5 December 2006
  • The Other Ten Essentials, Part 2 by Farwell Forrest, 12 December 2006
  • It’s Alimentary: Gifts From the Home Farm by Tamia Nelson, 19 December 2006
  • GPS and Me: An Unlikely Romance by Farwell Forrest, 26 December 2006


In the Same Boat 2007


» Go to January – March 2007 to read these articles:

January 2007

  • Lighten Up! Hints on Lightsizing Your Gear by Tamia Nelson, 2 January 2007
  • The Four Pillars of the Paddler’s World: Water by Tamia Nelson, 9 January 2007
  • It’s Alimentary: Hot Treats for Cold Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 16 January 2007
  • The Four Pillars of the Paddler’s World: Earth, Fire, and Air by Farwell Forrest, 23 January 2007
  • Our Readers Write: The Over-the-Hill Gang Speaks Out by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 January 2007

February 2007

  • Oh! My Aching Back! by Tamia Nelson, 6 February 2007
  • Mucking About in Boats: The Double Life of Salt Marshes by Tamia Nelson, 13 February 2007
  • It’s Alimentary: Lean Times, Hard Rations by Tamia Nelson, 20 February 2007
  • Buddy, Can You Spare the Time? by Tamia Nelson, 27 February 2007

March 2007

  • E-Mail on the Trail? Well, Almost by Tamia Nelson, 6 March 2007
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Ins and Outs of Potholes by Tamia Nelson, 13 March 2007
  • It’s Alimentary: Stone-Age Cuisine by Tamia Nelson, 20 March 2007
  • Monofilament, Deadly Deceiver by Tamia Nelson, 27 March 2007

» Go to April – June 2007 to read these articles:

April 2007

  • Smoothing It: Hanging Out in a Hammock by Tamia Nelson, 3 April 2007
  • A Joint Like This: Tales From the Gimpy Knee Club by Tamia Nelson, 10 April 2007
  • It’s Alimentary: Chopsticks, Anyone? by Tamia Nelson, 17 April 2007
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Legacies From the Last Ice Age by Tamia Nelson, 24 April 2007

May 2007

  • Up North: Reflections on Mystique, Reality, and Magic by Tamia Nelson, 1 May 2007
  • The Ins and Outs of Kayaking by Tamia Nelson, 8 May 2007
  • It’s Alimentary: Dinner’s in the Can by Tamia Nelson, 15 May 2007
  • The Noxious Twins: Poison Ivy and Poison Oak by Tamia Nelson, 22 May 2007
  • Our Readers Write: Disentangling a Deadly Web by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 May 2007

June 2007

  • Mass Transit: The Michelin Man Goes Paddling by Tamia Nelson, 5 June 2007
  • Basket Case: Why We Like Pack Baskets by Tamia Nelson, 12 June 2007
  • It’s Alimentary: Bruschetta? You Betcha! by Tamia Nelson, 19 June 2007
  • The Lively World of Dead Trees by Tamia Nelson, 26 June 2007

» Go to July – September 2007 to read these articles:

July 2007

  • Digital Girl: Reflections on the Power of the Image by Tamia Nelson, 3 July 2007
  • SUVtopping: Of Bucket Loaders and High Rollers by Tamia Nelson, 10 July 2007
  • It’s Alimentary: Cool Treats for Hot Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 17 July 2007
  • Self-Rescue for Solo Canoeists by Tamia Nelson, 24 July 2007
  • Our Readers Write: From the Earthy to the Sublime by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 31 July 2007

August 2007

  • Cleaning Up in the Backcountry—Laundry Day! by Tamia Nelson, 7 August 2007
  • Alien Invasion! by Tamia Nelson, 14 August 2007
  • It’s Alimentary: More Just Desserts by Tamia Nelson, 21 August 2007
  • The Pros and Cons of Paddle and Boat Leashes by Tamia Nelson, 28 August 2007

September 2007

  • Breaking Away: In Praise of Day Trips by Tamia Nelson, 4 September 2007
  • The Paddling Naturalist: Life on the Edge by Tamia Nelson, 11 September 2007
  • It’s Alimentary: A Sandwich for Breakfast? by Tamia Nelson, 18 September 2007
  • Worst-Case Scenario: Sink or Swim? Lessons Learned From a Near Tragedy by Tamia Nelson, 25 September 2007

» Go to October – December 2007 to read these articles:

October 2007

  • Spare Me! Lessons From Up the Creek by Tamia Nelson, 2 October 2007
  • Paddling Life After 50: Finding Your Comfort Zone by Tamia Nelson, 9 October 2007
  • It’s Alimentary: Use Your Bean! by Tamia Nelson, 16 October 2007
  • Nature’s an Open Book: The Living World by Tamia Nelson, 23 October 2007
  • Our Readers Write: Getting a Leg Up—Safely and With Style by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 October 2007

November 2007

  • Early and Provident Fear: The Case for Scouting by Tamia Nelson, 6 November 2007
  • Wheel of the Year: On the Wing! by Tamia Nelson, 13 November 2007
  • It’s Alimentary: A Jug of Wine—Respite in the Wilderness by Tamia Nelson, 20 November 2007
  • Nature’s an Open Book: The Physical World by Tamia Nelson, 27 November 2007

December 2007

  • Portraits of Weather: The Language of Clouds by Tamia Nelson, 4 December 2007
  • A Discourse of Rivers: A Tale of Two Rivers by Tamia Nelson, 11 December 2007
  • It’s Alimentary: Prepare Your Own Dried Foods for Camping by Tamia Nelson, 18 December 2007
  • Little Lives of Earth and Form: Drummers in the Walls by Tamia Nelson, 25 December 2007


In the Same Boat 2008


» Go to January – March 2008 to read these articles:

January 2008

  • Paddling on After 50: Winning the Battle of the Bulge by Tamia Nelson, 1 January 2008
  • Avon Calling! Debriefing a Rapids by Tamia Nelson, 8 January 2008
  • It’s Alimentary: Home-Cooked Meals in Camp? Why Not? by Tamia Nelson, 15 January 2008
  • Nature’s An Open Book: Virtual Voyages by Tamia Nelson, 22 January 2008
  • Our Readers Write: Nourishing Body and Spirit by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 January 2008

February 2008

  • Ten “Nonsentials”: Bad Advice from Backpacker by Tamia Nelson, 5 February 2008
  • On the Map: First Steps by Tamia Nelson, 12 February 2008
  • It’s Alimentary: Apple of My Eye by Tamia Nelson, 19 February 2008
  • It’s Only Natural: Waste Not, Want Not by Tamia Nelson, 25 February 2008

March 2008

  • Caught Out! Weathering Roaring Wind and Rain by Tamia Nelson, 4 March 2008
  • A Discourse of Rivers: It’s a Matter of Scale by Tamia Nelson, 11 March 2008
  • It’s Alimentary: The Joy of Not Cooking by Tamia Nelson, 18 March 2008
  • The Scouting Imperative: Keeping Things in Perspective by Tamia Nelson, 25 March 2008

» Go to April – June 2008 to read these articles:

April 2008

  • Girl Talk: Seeing Pink! by Tamia Nelson, 1 April 2008
  • Saying Goodbye: When to Retire Your Boat by Tamia Nelson, 8 April 2008
  • It’s Alimentary: Making Your Own Dried Soups by Tamia Nelson, 15 April 2008
  • Finding the Perfect PFD by Tamia Nelson, 22 April 2008
  • Our Readers Write: Safety First and Last by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 April 2008

May 2008

  • Messing About in Boats: The Lure of Small Water by Tamia Nelson, 6 May 2008
  • Clapotis: The Sound of Two Waves Clapping by Tamia Nelson, 13 May 2008
  • It’s Alimentary: Minimalist Cooking by Tamia Nelson, 20 May 2008
  • The Water Way: Aqua Vitae by Tamia Nelson, 27 May 2008

June 2008

  • Ten Things No Paddler Should Be Without by Tamia Nelson, 3 June 2008
  • Pockets: You Can Never Have Too Many! by Tamia Nelson, 10 June 2008
  • It’s Alimentary: Bagels—From the Deli to Your Belly by Tamia Nelson, 17 June 2008
  • Dodging Thor’s Hammer: Lightning is Frightening by Tamia Nelson, 24 June 2008

» Go to July – September 2008 to read these articles:

July 2008

  • Little Lives of Earth and Form: The Courage of Turtles by Tamia Nelson, 1 July 2008
  • Paddling on After 50: The SOT-Need Factor by Tamia Nelson, 8 July 2008
  • It’s Alimentary: A Box Lunch Primer by Tamia Nelson, 15 July 2008
  • The Water Way: The Swamp by Tamia Nelson, 22 July 2008
  • Our Readers Write: A Little Essential Reading by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 July 2008

August 2008

  • A Boat-Hauling Omnibus by Tamia Nelson, 5 August 2008
  • A Pain in the…Shoulder! by Tamia Nelson, 12 August 2008
  • It’s Alimentary: Building Meatless Backcountry Menus by Tamia Nelson, 19 August 2008
  • Sucker! The Skillful Leech by Tamia Nelson, 26 August 2008

September 2008

  • The River of Beer” and the Mystery of Color by Tamia Nelson, 2 September 2008
  • Paddling on After 50: Beating the Bonk! by Tamia Nelson, 9 September 2008
  • The Industry of Skunks by Tamia Nelson, 16 September 2008
  • It’s Alimentary: Tortilla Round by Tamia Nelson, 23 September 2008
  • Our Readers Write: Autumn Comes to Canoe Country by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 September 2008

» Go to October – December 2008 to read these articles:

October 2008

  • Singing in the Rain! Wet Weather Doesn’t Have to Dampen Your Spirits by Tamia Nelson, 7 October 2008
  • On the Map: Traditional Navigation in a Digital World by Tamia Nelson, 14 October 2008
  • It’s Alimentary: From Porridge to Polenta by Tamia Nelson, 21 October 2008
  • Little Lives of Earth and Form: No Sluggards, These by Tamia Nelson, 28 October 2008

November 2008

  • Tempest in a Teapot: The Samovar Goes Native by Tamia Nelson, 4 November 2008
  • The Big Small World of Woolly Bears by Tamia Nelson, 11 November 2008
  • It’s Alimentary: New Takes on Journey Cakes by Tamia Nelson, 18 November 2008
  • On the Map: Is History Vanishing? by Tamia Nelson, 25 November 2008

December 2008

  • The Cold-Water Paddling Omnibus by Tamia Nelson, 2 December 2008
  • A Fire Starter You Can Make by Tamia Nelson, 9 December 2008
  • It’s Alimentary: Rice to Go by Tamia Nelson, 16 December 2008
  • The Water Way: The Last Chickadee by Tamia Nelson, 23 December 2008
  • Hot Stuff! by Tamia Nelson, 30 December 2008


In the Same Boat 2009


» Go to January – March 2009 to read these articles:

January 2009

  • Backcountry Photography: Out in the Cold by Tamia Nelson, 6 January 2009
  • The Bottom Line: Return of the Overshoe by Tamia Nelson, 13 January 2009
  • It’s Alimentary: Bean Soup for Everyone! byTamia Nelson, 20 January 2009
  • A Little Light Relief: Wetsuits, Drysuits, and Calls of Nature by Tamia Nelson, 27 January 2009

February 2009

  • Backcountry Photography: Down the Trail by Tamia Nelson, 3 February 2009
  • Airborne by Tamia Nelson, 10 February 2009
  • It’s Alimentary: Breakfast Cereal That Sticks by You by Tamia Nelson, 17 February 2009
  • Hooking Up: The Perils and Pitfalls of Not Going It Alone by Tamia Nelson, 24 February 2009

March 2009

  • Backcountry Photography: Going the Extra Mile by Tamia Nelson, 3 March 2009
  • A Little Light Relief: Fundamental Issues by Tamia Nelson, 10 March 2009
  • It’s Alimentary: SPAM®—The Meat We Hate to Love by Tamia Nelson, 17 March 2009
  • Home Port—A Better Boathouse by Tamia Nelson, 24 March 2009
  • Our Readers Write: Spring’s on the Wing! by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 31 March 2009

» Go to April – June 2009 to read these articles:

April 2009

  • Backcountry Photography: Seeing the Light by Tamia Nelson 7 April 2009
  • A Discourse of Rivers: Current Affairs by Tamia Nelson, 14 April 2009
  • It’s Alimentary: Go Nuts Over Nutella® by Tamia Nelson, 21 April 2009
  • The Lord of the Trees by Tamia Nelson, 28 April 2009

May 2009

  • Backcountry Photography: Through the Sunstone by Tamia Nelson, 5 May 2009
  • Reflections on Radar by Tamia Nelson, 12 May 2009
  • It’s Alimentary: Glorious, Gutsy Garlic by Tamia Nelson, 19 May 2009
  • A Paddler’s Talismans by Tamia Nelson, 26 May 2009

June 2009

  • Backcountry Photography: Flights of Fancy by Tamia Nelson, 2 June 2009
  • More Reflections on Radar by Tamia Nelson, 9 June 2009
  • It’s Alimentary: Eating Well in the Backcountry Without Meat or Milk by Tamia Nelson, 16 June 2009
  • Refitting an Ammo Can as a Camera Box by Tamia Nelson, 23 June 2009
  • Our Readers Write: Summertime, and the Living Is Easy by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 June 2009

» Go to July – September 2009 to read these articles:

July 2009

  • Backcountry Photography: You Don’t Have to Go With the Flow! by Tamia Nelson, 7 July 2009
  • A Double-Bladed Paddle in a Single-Seat Canoe? by Tamia Nelson, 14 July 2009
  • It’s Alimentary: One-Pot Pasta by Tamia Nelson, 21 July 2009
  • Home Port—More Ways to Rack Your Boats by Tamia Nelson, 27 July 2009

August 2009

  • Backcountry Photography: Snapping in the Rain by Tamia Nelson, 3 August 2009
  • A Room With a View by Tamia Nelson, 11 August 2009
  • It’s Alimentary: Rasta—A New Riff on an Old Favorite! by Tamia Nelson, 18 August 2009
  • On the Map: Topos to Go! by Tamia Nelson, 25 August 2009

September 2009

  • Backcountry Photography: Up Close and Personal by Tamia Nelson, 1 September 2009
  • Get the Massage by Tamia Nelson, 8 September 2009
  • It’s Alimentary: The Man-Cooking Way by Tamia Nelson, 15 September 2009
  • A New Seat for an Old Canoe by Tamia Nelson, 22 September 2009
  • Our Readers Write: Winning the Space Race by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 September 2009

» Go to October – December 2009 to read these articles:

October 2009

  • Backcountry Photography: Color Sense by Tamia Nelson, 6 October 2009
  • Clothing to Go by Tamia Nelson, 13 October 2009
  • It’s Alimentary: Don’t Eschew Cashews! by Tamia Nelson, 20 October 2009
  • The Trees: The Noble Beech by Tamia Nelson, 27 October 2009

November 2009

  • Backcountry Photography: The Digital Darkroom by Tamia Nelson, 3 November 2009
  • Is a Pack Canoe the Right Canoe for You? by Tamia Nelson, 10 November 2009
  • It’s Alimentary: Three Quick Breads Anyone Can Bake by Tamia Nelson, 17 November 2009
  • Knots to Know! The Versatile Prusik Hitch by Tamia Nelson, 24 November 2009

December 2009

  • Backcountry Photography: Reflections on Water by Tamia Nelson, 1 December 2009
  • Big Boats+Small Place=Big Problem by Tamia Nelson, 8 December 2009
  • It’s Alimentary: A Shore Lunch With a Difference by Tamia Nelson, 15 December 2009
  • The Trees: The Fragrant Fir by Tamia Nelson, 22 December 2009
  • Our Readers Write: Warm Thoughts in a Cold Season by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 December 2009


In the Same Boat 2010


» Go to January – March 2010 to read these articles:

January 2010

  • Backcountry Photography: Bringing It All Together, Part 1 by Tamia Nelson, 5 January 2010
  • Wildcountry Palimpsest: Incident in a Beech Wood by Tamia Nelson, 12 January 2010
  • Navigating Through Ten Years of Alimentary My, Dear” by Tamia Nelson, 19 January 2010
  • ItZa Drag: Putting the Z-Drag to the Test by Tamia Nelson, 26 January 2010

February 2010

  • Backcountry Photography: Bringing It All Together, Part 2 by Tamia Nelson, 2 February 2010
  • Wildcountry Palimpsest: The Track of the Porcupine by Tamia Nelson, 9 February 2010
  • It’s Alimentary: Bonk-Busters! by Tamia Nelson, 16 February 2010
  • Home Port—A Kayak Attic You Can Build by Tamia Nelson, 23 February 2010

March 2010

  • Eye and Hand: Practical Art for Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 2 March 2010
  • Wildcountry Palimpsest: The Devil of the Woods by Tamia Nelson, 9 March 2010
  • It’s Alimentary: Marmite? It’s a Love-Hate Thing by Tamia Nelson, 16 March 2010
  • Last Word on the Z-Drag by Tamia Nelson, 23 March 2010
  • Our Readers Write: The Lure of Open Water by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 March 2010

» Go to April – June 2010 to read these articles:

April 2010

  • Eye and Hand: Tools of the Trade by Tamia Nelson, 6 April 2010
  • Making Connections: Carabiner Basics by Tamia Nelson, 13 April 2010
  • It’s Alimentary: Marmite? Again? Will It Be Love This Time Around? by Tamia Nelson, 20 April 2010
  • Sitting Pretty—Making a Good Seat Even Better by Tamia Nelson, 27 April 2010

May 2010

  • Eye and Hand: Just a Quick Sketch by Tamia Nelson, 4 May 2010
  • Tippy Canoe? Beyond Static Stability by Farwell Forrest, 11 May 2010
  • It’s Alimentary: Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies by Tamia Nelson, 18 May 2010
  • The Pros and Cons of Canoe Spray Covers by Tamia Nelson, 25 May 2010

June 2010

  • Eye and Hand: Depth and Definition by Tamia Nelson, 1 June 2010
  • Where On Earth Is Tamia? Only Her GPS Knows for Sure by Tamia Nelson, 8 June 2010
  • It’s Alimentary: Skillet Brownies by Tamia Nelson, 15 June 2010
  • Is it a Beaver or a Muskrat? by Tamia Nelson, 22 June 2010
  • Our Readers Write: High Summer in Canoe Country by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 June 2010

» Go to July – September 2010 to read these articles:

July 2010

  • Eye and Hand: Drawing Water by Tamia Nelson, 6 July 2010
  • Worst-Case Scenario: A Solo Kayaker’s Harrowing Story by Tamia Nelson, 13 July 2010
  • It’s Alimentary: Skillet Frittatas by Tamia Nelson, 20 July 2010
  • Canoe Spray Covers: More Pros and Cons by Tamia Nelson, 27 July 2010

August 2010

  • Eye and Hand: A Perspective on Landscape by Tamia Nelson, 3 August 2010
  • Worst-Case Scenario: A Short Course in NOT Drowning by Tamia Nelson, 10 August 2010
  • It’s Alimentary: Sweet and Savory Skillet Biscuits by Tamia Nelson, 17 August 2010
  • Keeping a Swamped Boat Right Side Up by Tamia Nelson, 24 August 2010
  • Our Readers Write: The Best of Seasons by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 31 August 2010

September 2010

  • Eye and Hand: Caught on the Fly by Tamia Nelson, 7 September 2010
  • Adrift in the Doldrums? When Having Fun Becomes a Chore by Tamia Nelson, 14 September 2010
  • It’s Alimentary: Oatmeal: Simple, Good, and Cheap by Tamia Nelson, 21 September 2010
  • There be Pirates: Keep Track of Your Rack! by Tamia Nelson, 28 September 2010

» Go to October – December 2010 to read these articles:

October 2010

  • Eye and Hand: Color Your World by Tamia Nelson, 5 October 2010
  • Worst-Case Scenario: What Goes Around… by Tamia Nelson, 12 October 2010
  • It’s Alimentary: Simply Delicious Dumplings by Tamia Nelson, 19 October 2010
  • Little Luxuries That Don’t Weigh You Down by Tamia Nelson, 26 October 2010

November 2010

  • Eye and Hand: The Colors of Water by Tamia Nelson, 2 November 2010
  • Keeping it Simple With the Trangia Spirit Burner by Tamia Nelson, 9 November 2010
  • It’s Alimentary: A Slump You Won’t Want to End by Tamia Nelson, 16 November 2010
  • Virtual Voyages: Journals of Exploration by Tamia Nelson, 23 November 2010
  • Our Readers Write: There’s News Afoot by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 November 2010

December 2010

  • Eye and Hand: Pencils or Pixels—Or Both? by Tamia Nelson, 7 December 2010
  • Bibliotrekking, or How to Carry a Library in Your Pack by Tamia Nelson, 14 December 2010
  • It’s Alimentary: At Last! Camp Coffee Worth Getting Up For by Tamia Nelson, 21 December 2010
  • When Carrying the Ten Essentials Isn’t Enough by Tamia Nelson, 28 December 2010


In the Same Boat 2011


» Go to January – March 2011 to read these articles:

January 2011

  • Eye and Hand: Studio Voyaging by Tamia Nelson, 4 January 2011
  • Strike a Blow for Comfort—Send in the Air Core! by Tamia Nelson, 11 January 2011
  • It’s Alimentary: Queen of Tarts — An Unlikely Snack by Tamia Nelson, 18 January 2011
  • Canoe, Kayak, or Sit-On-Top? by Tamia Nelson, 25 January 2011

February 2011

  • Weathering Winter in Style: Snowshoeing Ups and Downs by Tamia Nelson, 1 February 2011
  • In Praise of the Neck Gaiter by Tamia Nelson, 8 February 2011
  • It’s Alimentary: Backcountry Menus to Go, by Tamia Nelson, 15 February 2011
  • Sew What? Body Armor for Vulnerable Electronics by Tamia Nelson, 22 February 2011

March 2011

  • Backcountry Photography: Shoot the Action! by Tamia Nelson, 1 March 2011
  • Sleeping on Air by Tamia Nelson, 8 March 2011
  • It’s Alimentary: Popcorn Blowout by Tamia Nelson, 15 March 2011
  • Headlamps to Dispel the Dark by Tamia Nelson, by Tamia Nelson, 22 March 2011
  • Our Readers Write: Spring Into Action! by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 March 2011

» Go to April – June 2011 to read these articles:

April 2011

  • Sew What? A Raincoat for Your Camera by Tamia Nelson, 5 April 2011
  • To Knit Up the Ravell’d Sleeve of Care by Tamia Nelson, 12 April 2011
  • It’s Alimentary: Terrific Tortellini by Tamia Nelson, by Tamia Nelson, 19 April 2011
  • Outriggers: A Question of Balance by Tamia Nelson, 26 April 2011

May 2011

  • NEOS Trekkers Take a Licking and Keep On Kicking by Tamia Nelson, 3 May 2011
  • Girl Talk: Stand and Deliver! by Tamia Nelson, 10 May 2011
  • It’s Alimentary: Add a Little Zest to Your Life by Tamia Nelson, 17 May 2011
  • Books Are Just the Beginning: Kindle in the Backcountry by Tamia Nelson, 24 May 2011
  • Our Readers Write: It’s (Mostly) About the Boat by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 31 May 2011

June 2011

  • All Charged Up: Choosing Electronic Cellmates by Tamia Nelson, 7 June 2011
  • The SteriPEN Reconsidered by Farwell Forrest, 14 June 2011
  • It’s Alimentary: Tomatoes Fit to Hit the Trail by Tamia Nelson, 21 June 2011
  • The Freedom of the Hills by Tamia Nelson, 28 June 2011

» Go to July – September 2011 to read these articles:

July 2011

  • Lessons Learned: Nemesis Never Sleeps by Tamia Nelson, 5 July 2011
  • In Search of the Ideal Tent by Tamia Nelson, 12 July 2011
  • It’s Alimentary: Making the Case for Couscous by Tamia Nelson, 19 July 2011
  • The Organization Woman Goes Paddling by Tamia Nelson, 26 July 2011

August 2011

  • Girl Talk: Going It Alone by Tamia Nelson, 2 August 2011
  • Lessons Learned: Thunder? I wonder… by Tamia Nelson, 9 August 2011
  • It’s Alimentary: Mac and Cheese — Thinking Outside the Box by Tamia Nelson, 16 August 2011
  • Doc in a Box: Building Your Own Medical Kit by Tamia Nelson, 23 August 2011
  • Our Readers Write: We Sing the Paddler Electronic by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 August 2011

September 2011

  • Does Your GPS Have a Future? by Tamia Nelson, 6 September 2011
  • Lessons Learned: Lightning Does Strike Twice by Tamia Nelson, 13 September 2011
  • It’s Alimentary: Single-Serving Condiment Packets, From Cafeteria to Camp by Tamia Nelson, 20 September 2011
  • Dressing for Success, on the Water and Off  September 2011

» Go to October – December 2011 to read these articles:

October 2011

  • The Survival Kit That’s Always With You by Tamia Nelson, 4 October 2011
  • How to Stay on an Even Keel by Tamia Nelson, 11 October 2011
  • It’s Alimentary: French Toast Nuggets by Tamia Nelson, 18 October 2011
  • Sitting Pretty in the Backcountry by Tamia Nelson, 25 October 2011

November 2011

  • Never Tie a Knot Again? Not on Your Life! by Tamia Nelson, 1 November 2011
  • How to Put the Flat Back in Flatwater by Tamia Nelson, 8 November 2011
  • It’s Alimentary: Fiber—Taking the Rough With the Smooth by Tamia Nelson, 15 November 2011
  • Wade, Wade, Wade Your Boat… by Tamia Nelson, 22 November 2011
  • Our Readers Write: Now We’re Cooking! by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest,  29 November 2011

December 2011

  • Backcountry Photography: How Do You Keep Your Hands Warm? by Tamia Nelson, 6 December 2011
  • Keeper by Name, Keeper by Nature by Tamia Nelson, 13 December 2011
  • It’s Alimentary: Camp Coffee — It’s the Taster’s Choice by Tamia Nelson, 20 December 2011
  • The Trees: The Hardy Tamarack by Tamia Nelson, 27 December 2011


In the Same Boat Articles in 2012


» Go to January – March 2012 to read these articles:

January 2012

  • The Paddler Ashore: From Cow Cane to Trekking Pole by Tamia Nelson, 3 January 2012
  • Picture This! Organizing Your Getaway by Tamia Nelson, 10 January 2012
  • It’s Alimentary: Credit Crunch Bars — Better Than Store-Bought by Tamia Nelson, 17 January 2012
  • Learning the Ropes: A Knotty Problem Solved  January 2012
  • Our Readers Write: Winter Pleasures by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 31 January 2012

February 2012

  • Picture This! A Look Inside a Paddler’s Ditty Bag by Tamia Nelson, 7 February 2012
  • Amphibious Trekking: Rediscovering the World on Your Doorstep by Tamia Nelson, 14 February 2012
  • It’s Alimentary: Have You Had Your Oats Today? by Tamia Nelson, 21 February 2012
  • The Search for the Ideal Sleeping Bag by Tamia Nelson, 28 February 2012

March 2012

  • Why Has the Little Huntsman Compass Grown So Big? by Tamia Nelson, 6 March 2012
  • Lessons Learned: Recovering a Swamped Kayak in Fast Water by Tamia Nelson, 13 March 2012
  • Flavor From a Tube, or Why I Love Amore by Tamia Nelson, 20 March 2012
  • Backcountry Photography: Sharpshooting for Shutterbugs, Part 1 by Tamia Nelson, 27 March 2012

» Go to April – June 2012 to read these articles:

April 2012

  • Backcountry Photography: Sharpshooting for Shutterbugs, Part 2 by Tamia Nelson, 3 April 2012
  • The Brunton 27LU Compass: The Huntsman Rechristened by Tamia Nelson, 10 April 2012
  • It’s Alimentary: More Mac and Cheese, Please by Tamia Nelson, 17 April 2012
  • In Good Company: One for All, and All for One? by Tamia Nelson, 24 April 2012

May 2012

  • Backcountry Photography: The Raynox DCR-150 Close-Up Lens by Tamia Nelson, 1 May 2012
  • Picture This! Packing a ‘Yak by Tamia Nelson, 8 May 2012
  • It’s Alimentary: Setting the Bar Higher by Tamia Nelson, 15 May 2012
  • Talking Trash by Tamia Nelson, 22 May 2012
  • Our Readers Write: Stitched Up and Standing Tall by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 May 2012

June 2012

  • Backcountry Photography: Taking the Broad View by Tamia Nelson, 5 June 2012
  • Picture This! Birds of the Water’s Edge by Tamia Nelson, 12 June 2012
  • It’s Alimentary: Putting My Orzo In by Tamia Nelson, 19 June 2012
  • Small Is Beautiful: Fans of the Pack Canoe Speak Out by Tamia Nelson, 26 June 2012

» Go to July – September 2012 to read these articles:

July 2012

  • More Trash Talk by Tamia Nelson, 3 July 2012
  • Backcountry Photography: Day of the Tripods by Tamia Nelson, 10 July 2012
  • It’s Alimentary: The Gluten-Free Paddler by Tamia Nelson, 17 July 2012
  • Insights on Eyewear: Tips for Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 24 July 2012
  • Our Readers Write: The Missing Link Found! by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 31 July 2012

August 2012

  • Backcountry Photography: Monopods by Tamia Nelson, 7 August 2012
  • Picture This! A Better Way to Portage Your ‘Yak by Tamia Nelson, 14 August 2012
  • It’s Alimentary: Noodles Like You’ve Never Known Them by Tamia Nelson, 21 August 2012
  • Mass Transit: Straight Skinny by Tamia Nelson, 28 August 2012

September 2012

  • Backcountry Photography: Telephoto Lenses by Tamia Nelson, 4 September 2012
  • Breaking Away: Anatomy of a Paddle Van by Tamia Nelson, 11 September 2012
  • It’s Alimentary: Gluten Freedom — Tips for Gluten-Sensitive Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 18 September 2012
  • I Want Out! Not Quite 50 Ways to Leave Your Kayak by Tamia Nelson, 25 September 2012

» Go to October – December 2012 to read these articles:

October 2012

  • Backcountry Photography: The Point-and-Shoot Option by Tamia Nelson, 2 October 2012
  • The Far-Seeing Eye: Focusing on Monoculars by Tamia Nelson, 9 October 2012
  • Fast Food Under Way: Egg and Couscous Saute by Tamia Nelson, 16 October 2012
  • Get Lost! A Case Study in the Gentle Art of Bushwhacking by Tamia Nelson, 23 October 2012
  • Our Readers Write: Camp, Sweet Camp! by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 October 2012

November 2012

  • Backcountry Photography: First Steps in the Forests of the Night by Tamia Nelson, 6 November 2012
  • Learning the Ropes: The Line on Painters by Tamia Nelson, 13 November 2012
  • It’s Alimentary: Quick and Easy Minipizzas by Tamia Nelson, 20 November 2012
  • On the Map: Winning the Paper Chase by Tamia Nelson, 27 November 2012

December 2012

  • Eye and Hand: Root and Branch by Tamia Nelson, 4 December 2012
  • Learning the Ropes: More Lines on Painters by Tamia Nelson, 11 December 2012
  • It’s Alimentary: Minipizzas for Breakfast? Why Not? by Tamia Nelson, 18 December 2012
  • Headwaters: The Maternal Line by Tamia Nelson, 25 December 2012


In the Same Boat Articles in 2013


» Go to January – March 2013 to read these articles:

January 2013

  • Eye and Hand: Monochrome Monologue by Tamia Nelson, 1 January 2013
  • Backwaters: Three Men in Three Boats on the Danube by Tamia Nelson, 8 January 2013
  • It’s Alimentary: Pistachio Pastiche by Tamia Nelson, 15 January 2013
  • Mass Transit: Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome by Tamia Nelson, 22 January 2013
  • Our Readers Write: Winter Wanderland by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 January 2013

February 2013

  • Backcountry Photography: Get It Down in Black and White by Tamia Nelson, 5 February 2013
  • Backwaters: Treasure for the Taking by Tamia Nelson, 12 February 2013
  • It’s Alimentary: Alternatives for Paddlers With Nut Allergies by Tamia Nelson, 19 February 2013
  • On the Map: The Paper Chase Continues by Tamia Nelson, 26 February 2013

March 2013

  • Weathering Winter in Style: Snowshoeing — After the Fall by Tamia Nelson, 5 March 2013
  • Backcountry Photography: The Lure of Falling Water by Tamia Nelson, 12 March 2013
  • It’s Alimentary: Make Mine Mulligatawny by Tamia Nelson, 19 March 2013
  • Early and Provident Fear: Lessons Learned at the End of the World  March 2013

» Go to April – June 2013 to read these articles:

April 2013

  • Backcountry Photography: Hunting Wildlife With Your Camera by Tamia Nelson, 2 April 2013
  • Backwaters: The Curious Story of Three Men in a Boat by Farwell Forrest, 9 April 2013
  • Portable Pantry: Is This the End of the Iron Age? by Tamia Nelson, 16 April 2013
  • A Discourse of Rivers: Before You Take the Plunge by Tamia Nelson, 23 April 2013
  • Our Readers Write: From Maps to Nuts by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 April 2013

May 2013

  • Advice to Would-Be Ice Pilots by Tamia Nelson, 7 May 2013
  • Backwaters: The World of Wind in the Willows by Tamia Nelson, 14 May 2013
  • It’s Alimentary: Rice on the Go by Tamia Nelson, 21 May 2013
  • On Shanks’ Pony: Getting Around on All Twos by Tamia Nelson, 28 May 2013

June 2013

  • Backcountry Photography: Steady On! More Ways to Shoot Straight and True by Tamia Nelson, 4 June 2013
  • The Tarp-Tent Comes Into Its Own by Tamia Nelson, 11 June 2013
  • It’s Alimentary: The Birth of the Bug-Out Box by Tamia Nelson, 18 June 2013
  • Insights on Eyewear: More Tips for Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 25 June 2013

» Go to July – September 2013 to read these articles:

July 2013

  • Backcountry Photography: Too Much Choice? by Tamia Nelson, 2 July 2013
  • Breaking Away: Rise and… Whine? by Tamia Nelson, 9 July 2013
  • It’s Alimentary: The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Goes Wild by Tamia Nelson, 16 July 2013
  • Backwaters: The First Camper Holds Forth by Tamia Nelson, 23 July 2013
  • Our Readers Write: On Being Prepared by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 July 2013

August 2013

  • Backcountry Photography: Back to Basics by Tamia Nelson, 6 August 2013
  • Life on the Edge: Shorecombing Made Easy by Tamia Nelson, 13 August 2013
  • It’s Alimentary: The Potential of Polenta by Tamia Nelson, 20 August 2013
  • The Water Way: Gull Island by Tamia Nelson, 28 August 2013

September 2013

  • Backcountry Photography: Weathering the Doldrums by Tamia Nelson, 3 September 2013
  • A Discourse of Rivers: A Flash Flood Primer by Tamia Nelson, 10 September 2013
  • It’s Alimentary: Want a Better Bannock? Just Stuff It! by Tamia Nelson, 17 September 2013
  • On Shanks’ Pony: More on the Art of Getting Around on All Twos by Tamia Nelson, 24 September 2013

» Go to October -December 2013 to read these articles:

October 2013

  • Backcountry Photography: Shooting Tips for the Autumn Woods by Tamia Nelson, 1 October 2013
  • The Art of Sleeping Warm in a Summer-Weight Bag by Tamia Nelson, 8 October 2013
  • It’s Alimentary: Bannock Pocket Pizza by Tamia Nelson, 15 October 2013
  • Once More Into the Breeches: Bringing Knickers Back by Tamia Nelson, 22 October 2013
  • Our Readers Write: Winter’s Coming! by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 October 2013

November 2013

  • Backcountry Photography: Shooting the Breeze by Tamia Nelson, 5 November 2013
  • Things You Can Do in the Dark by Tamia Nelson, 12 November 2013
  • It’s Alimentary: Five Easy Pièces — Homemade Soups for Camp Cooks by Tamia Nelson, 19 November 2013
  • The Cutting Edge: The Little Big Blade That Could by Tamia Nelson, 26 November 2013

December 2013

  • Backcountry Photography: Shopping for a Cheap Digital Camera by Tamia Nelson, 3 December 2013
  • Write On! The Art of Keeping a Trip Journal by Tamia Nelson, 10 December 2013
  • It’s Alimentary: More Bannock Bounty — Cinnamon Spirals by Tamia Nelson, 17 December 2013
  • The Little Things That Mean So Much: The Joy of Sox by Tamia Nelson, 24 December 2013
  • Our Readers Write: More Food for Thought by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 31 December 2013


In the Same Boat Articles in 2014


» Go to January – March 2014 to read these articles:

January 2014

  • Go to Photography: Camera, Phone, or Both? by Tamia Nelson, 7 January 2014
  • Go to Under Canvas: A Guide to Backcountry Shelters by Tamia Nelson, 14 January 2014
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: Homemade Instant Oatmeal by Tamia Nelson, 21 January 2014
  • Go to A Discourse of Rivers: Wildfires and What They Mean for Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 28 January 2014

February 2014

  • Go to Backcountry Photography: Moving Up to Your First Digital SLR by Tamia Nelson, 4 February 2014
  • Go to Waterproof Pack Liners for Frugal Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 11 February 2014
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: Frozen Vegetables as Camping Fare by Tamia Nelson, 18 February 2014
  • Go to More Joy of Sox by Tamia Nelson, 25 February 2014

March 2014

  • Go to Backcountry Photography: A Few Good Words for Clichés by Tamia Nelson, 4 March 2014
  • Go to Now We’re Cooking! An Optimalist’s Cook Kit by Tamia Nelson, 11 March 2014
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: How Do You Like Them Onions? by Tamia Nelson, 18 March 2014
  • Go to The Hazards of Dam-Controlled Rivers by Tamia Nelson, 25 March 2014

» Go to April – June 2014 to read these articles:

April 2014

  • Go to On the Map: Testing Time for Paddlers by Tamia Nelson, 1 April 2014
  • Go to On the Map: Answers Please! by Tamia Nelson, 8 April 2014
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: Feeling Their Oats — Readers’ Ruminations on Oatmeal by Tamia Nelson, 15 April 2014
  • Go to Breaking Good — A Windscreen Primer by Tamia Nelson, 22 April 2014
  • Go to Our Readers Write: How Dry (and Warm) Am I? by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 April 2014

May 2014

  • Go to Sew What? A Windscreen to DIY For by Tamia Nelson, 6 May 2014
  • Go to What Makes a Perfect Knife? by Tamia Nelson, 13 May 2014
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: More Ways to Make Pizza in Camp by Tamia Nelson, 20 May 2014
  • Go to Some Little Things That Can Mean a Lot by Tamia Nelson, 27 May 2014

June 2014

  • Go to Choosing the Perfect Multitool by Tamia Nelson, 3 June 2014
  • Go to How Not to Tie One On by Tamia Nelson, 10 June 2014
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: Making a Meal of Hash by Tamia Nelson, 17 June 2014
  • Go to Girl Talk: Taking the Curse Out of Menstruation by Tamia Nelson, 24 June 2014

» Go to July – September 2014 to read these articles:

  • Go to Smoothing It Made Easy: The Bedroom by Tamia Nelson, 1 July 2014
  • Go to Smoothing It Made Easy: The Living Room by Tamia Nelson, 8 July 2014
  • Go to Smoothing It Made Easy: The Kitchen by Tamia Nelson, 15 July 2014
  • Go to Smoothing It Made Easy: The Bathroom by Tamia Nelson, 22 July 2014
  • Go to Our Readers Write: Knots More to Know by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 29 July 2014

August 2014

  • Go to Camping Is Kid Stuff! A Guide for Parents by Tamia Nelson, 5 August 2014
  • Go to Matters: To Be Seen, or Not to Be Seen? by Tamia Nelson, 12 August 2014
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: Candied Ginger by Tamia Nelson, 19 August 2014
  • Go to Going Round the Bend: Cutbanks by Tamia Nelson, 26 August 2014

September 2014

  • Go to A Bad Day on the Rivière Inconnu: Setting the Stage by Tamia Nelson, 2 September 2014
  • Go to A Bad Day on the Rivière Inconnu: From Bad to Worse by Tamia Nelson, 9 September 2014
  • Go to A Bad Day on the Rivière Inconnu: Making Our Own Luck by Tamia Nelson, 16 September 2014
  • Go to Breaking Away: Buridan’s Ass by Tamia Nelson, 23 September 2014
  • Go to Our Readers Write: From Hush Puppies to Ginger Tea by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 September 2014

» Go to October -December 2014 to read these articles:

October 2014

  • Go to Cold Comfort: Why Chilling Out Can Do You In by Tamia Nelson, 7 October 2014
  • Go to Now We’re Really Cooking! Secrets of the Kitchen Pack by Tamia Nelson, 14 October 2014
  • Go to Honey: La Dolce Vita in the Backcountry by Tamia Nelson, 21 October 2014
  • Go to Color Matters: Readers Weigh In on the Subject by Tamia Nelson, 28 October 2014

November 2014

  • Go to Going Wild: Tuning In to the Backcountry Vibe by Tamia Nelson, 4 November 2014
  • Go to More Ways to Keep the Camp Cook’s Fires Burning Hot and Bright by Tamia Nelson, 11 November 2014
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: Stuffing by Tamia Nelson, 18 November 2014
  • Go to Picture This! A Toolkit That Need Never Leave Your Side by Tamia Nelson, 25 November 2014

December 2014

  • Go to Backcountry Photography: Must-Have Photographic Accessories by Tamia Nelson, 2 December 2014
  • Go to To Build a Fire: Don’t Let Wet Wood Dampen Your Spirits by Tamia Nelson, 9 December 2014
  • Go to It’s Alimentary: Ramen Has You Covered by Tamia Nelson, 16 December 2014
  • Go to L.L. and Me: Walking a Mile in My (Old) Shoes by Tamia Nelson, 23 December 2014
  • Go to Our Readers Write: A Touch of Color by Tamia Nelson & Farwell Forrest, 30 December 2014

More to follow…

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