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Pack & Paddle

On Pack & Paddle, we get the benefit of learning how to make our outdoor adventures more fun and safe from an experienced outdoor guide and instructor.

Scott is a Registered Maine Guide, an Eagle Scout and Minnesota Master Naturalist.  He’s an instructor for the Okpik National Cold Weather Leader School.

He is a monthly contributor on North Shore Morning.

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June 22, 2022
Pack & Paddle – Baking in the Backcountry

In this edition of “Pack & Paddle,” registered Maine Guide, Eagle Scout, and Minnesota Master Naturalist, Scott Oeth talks about baking in the backcountry.

May 20, 2022
Pack & Paddle – Navigation Tips with Map & Compass

In this edition of “Pack & Paddle”, Scott Oeth shares a few map and compass tips including “Aiming Off” and “Back Bearing” or “Back Azthimuth” techniques.

April 18, 2022
Pack & Paddle – BWCAW Footwear

In this edition of “Pack & Paddle”, Scott Oeth discusses what footwear is good and, not so good to wear during your Boundary Waters adventures.

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Pack & Paddle – Winter Super Shelter

In this edition of “Pack & Paddle”, Scott Oeth talks about the “Winter Super Shelter”.  According to Scott, “A legendary Canadian survival instructor, Mors Kochanski, developed signigicant improvements on the classic lean-to shelter.  He added a covering of a thin piece of clear plastic sheeting to create a protective bubble, added a mylar space blanket to the interior sloped wall to reflect heat back down onto the occupant, and, it is ideally combined with a raised bed structure to allow warm air from the external fire to circulate up under the occupant.  The basic component of this shelter take up little more space than a water bottle, yet it can be an absolute life saver in an emergency!  The ‘Kochanski Super Shelter’ can also be used for cold weather camping, or simply to make a fun outside hangout on a cold day”.

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Pack & Paddle – Spruce Uses

Scott Oeth talk with North Shore Morning host Mark Abrahamson about the many traditional and modern uses of spruce trees in this edition of “Pack & Paddle”.

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Pack & Paddle

Pack & Paddle” is a monthly feature on WTIP’s North Shore Morning.
Scott Oeth is a Registered Maine Guide, an Eagle Scout and Minnesota Master Naturalist.  He’s an instructor for the Okpik National Cold Weather Leader School.
In this edition, Scott discusses the pros and cons of mukluks.

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Pack & Paddle

In this edition of “Pack & Paddle”, Scott Oeth talks about how to sleep warmly when camping in the cold.

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Pack & Paddle

In this edition of “Pack & Paddle”, Scott talks with North Shore Morning host Mark Abrahamson about safe drinking water in the backcountry – issues with water, methods for treating water, and the pros and cons of different water-purifying systems.

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Pack & Paddle

“Pack & Paddle” with Scott Oeth.   In this edition, Scott gives advice for hot weather outdoor activities and tips for handling extreme heat.

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Pack & Paddle

“Pack & Paddle” with Scott Oeth.   In this edition, Scott dicusses types of packs and packing systems for your summer camping adventures.

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Pack & Paddle

There has been a surge in outdoor recreation over that last year, including canoeing.  Prices for used canoes have increased and they were hard to come by.  New canoes are often sold out and factories can’t keep up with demand.
In this edition of “Pack & Paddle”, Scott discusses ways to find and buy a reasonably priced used canoe.

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Pack & Paddle

“Pack & Paddle” is a monthly feature on North Shore Morning.
In this edition of “Pack & Paddle,” Scott Oeth talks about axe safety.

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Pack & Paddle – Scott Oeth talks about hypothermia and frostbite

In this edition, Scott talks about hypothermia and frostbite – what to watch for and immediate first aid.

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Pack & Paddle

In this edition of “Pack and Paddle”, North Shore Morning host, Mark Abrahamson talks with Scott Oeth about the many uses of birch and sustainable and ethical use of wild materials.

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Pack & Paddle

On Pack & Paddle, we get the benefit of learning how to make our outdoor adventures more fun and safe from Scott Oeth, an experienced outdoor guide and instructor.
Scott is a Registered Maine Guide, an Eagle Scout and Minnesota Master Naturalist.  He’s an instructor for the Okpik National Cold Weather Leader School.
In this edition, Scott tells us how to stay warm and dry in cold weather.

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Pack & Paddle

In this edition, Scott recommends taking some fire starting items along when going out in the woods or waters – just in case of emergency.  Some may surprise you.