Listen To Episode 3 Of The Paul Kirtley Podcast
In this episode of my podcast I talk with Kevin Callan, Canadian outdoorsman, speaker and author of 15 books, including a popular range of guidebooks. He’s won awards for his writing as well as his film-making, including the the “Best of” category at the prestigious Waterwalker Film Festival. Kevin is a regular on Canadian TV and radio. He’s a great guy and fantastic advocate for the vast benefits of getting outdoors. The conversation we have on this podcast is wide-ranging and a lot of fun too…
Kevin describes how he came to start writing canoe route guidebooks through to expanding on some of his most recent adventures including following The Meanest Link in Algonquin Provincial Park and why that was a crazy tough trip, not least because someone stole his whisky. What was even more surprising was the incredibly generous response from other paddlers when they heard about the incident on the radio.
People know Kevin primarily as a canoe enthusiast and guidebook writer who appears on TV and radio talking about canoeing, camping skills and related gear. There’s another side to the man though, and I found out more about this in our conversation. Kevin talks about his long involvement in environmental education and teaching college courses, including youth at risk – not always easy but very rewarding.
We go on to discuss our mutual love of winter hot-tent camping
Kevin also explains the dangers of Yuk Yuk Man.
Towards the end of the podcast we set an unusual challenge for one of Kevin’s neighbours and long time paddling chum, which involves some listeners sending me some questionable items of clothing.
We also float the idea of a future joint venture – “Once Around The World In A Whisky Glass” is the working title…
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People Mentioned In This Podcast
Kevin Callan’s Videos Mentioned In This Podcast
Once Around Algonquin
College Students Hiking Trip In Algonquin
A Canoe Trip Around Killarney – Family Style
Address To Send Items For Speedo Man
I’ll pack what we receive and send them over to Kevin. Please send them to me at the following address.
Frontier Bushcraft Ltd.
PO Box 68161
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