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Building a Stitch and Glue Kayak

Building a Stitch and Glue Kayak has been a personal interest and goal of mine for close to 20 years. Most of you reading this article know that for around a decade now I’ve been building cedar-strip canoes. So it was great news when Chesapeake Light Craft agreed to work with me to build the…

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Bear Safety

For me, bear safety is one of the most important parts of a backcountry camping trip. I’ll be honest, bear safety is so important to me because bears are one thing that I’m 100% afraid of. There’s no question about it. We all have our thing… bears are mine. What I’ve learned is that you…

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Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

The Rose-Breasted Grosbeak is a large seed-eating grosbeak in the cardinal family. Where I live in mid-western Ontario, the Grosbeak usually shows up in early spring at around the same time as the American Robin. Rose-Breasted Grosbeak – Description The adult male has a black head, wings, back and tail, and a bright rose-red patch…

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White-Breasted Nuthatch

White-Breasted Nuthatch is a small songbird that lives in old-growth woodlands across much of temperate North America. Its a very common visitor to home feeders which is often a part of mixed flocks with Chickadees, and Downy Woodpeckers. White-Breasted Nuthatch – Description It’s a stocky little bird with a large head, short tail, powerful bill,…

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Canoe Season

I can’t wait for Canoe Season. There’s no question that canoe tripping is my thing. I try to keep myself busy through winter and despite the cold, I’ve found that I can always find something to do and somewhere to explore. Still, I do call winter the “Off Season” for a reason. My passion (my…

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Jason Eke

Jason Eke is a canoe builder and paddling enthusiast who enjoys exploring new places, meeting new like-minded people and sharing those experiences through his films. He’s an advocate for paddle-sports and watershed conservation projects and spreads that message through his audience of 25,000+ monthly viewers. The Producer and Director here at Trailguide Pictures Jason can be…

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