Hometown: Peterborough, ON

Sponsors: Outdoor Research, Goal Zero, Keen

Current Transportation: Used Subaru Forester

Favorite Places: Newfoundland Coastline, Scoatland's Highlands, Ontario's Quetico, Lake Superior, Killarney, Algonquin Provincial Park

Core Activities: Canoeing, backpacking, kayaking

My Jam Is: Sadly, John Denver - but with a dash of Rush and Collective Soul to keep my wife interested in me.

Non-Core Activities: Winter camping, Watching ant hills with my 9-year-old daughter, drinking good single malt while rewatching Grizzly Adams

I Eat Lots Of: GORP without the peanuts and raisins - can't stand the peanuts and raisins.

Fun Fact: I was so shy as a kid that I had a speech impediment. Now I'm a renowned keynote speaker. What's up with that?

Kevin Callan is the author of fifteen books, including the best selling “The Happy Camper”, the incredibly popular series of paddling guides, and most reviewed “Wilderness Pleasures: A Practical Guide to Camping Bliss”. On a regular basis, he presents across North America and has been a key speaker at all the major canoe events for over 25 years. Callan is also a frequent guest on radio and television, and field editor and blogger for Explore. He also writes a column CanoeRoots Magazine and Paddling.net. Callan has hosted several TV pilots and assisted with BBC, Ray Mears, and the Discovery Channel in film projects. He is also a frequent host on a number of morning shows and hosts his own CBC Radio show coast to coast titled “The Happy Camper”. He is a winner of five National Magazine Awards and three film awards. He was also made Patron Paddler for Paddle Canada.​