By Jim Baird

Well into our trip down Northern Saskatchewan’s Porcupine River Tori, Buck and I brave the elements, and paddle hard through heavy rain, and headwinds. In the succeeding days we’re faced with some serious whitewater challenges, and I solo a couple heavy rapids. But not without taking advantage of the amazing Pike fishing the river has to offer. Tori and I also dine on wild duck, and wild blueberries that find their way into our pancakes. Do I dump in one of the rapids? You’ll have to watch to find out.

Watch more episodes of Saskatchewan Safari:

Saskatchewan Safari: Episode 1

An epic road trip en route to the putin.

Saskatchewan Safari: Episode 3

Entering the formidable lower canyon.

Saskatchewan Safari: Episode 4

Bears, portages, and wind, oh my!

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—Jim Baird’s experience on “Alone”

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Jim Baird is an avid paddler and consistent contributor to C&K.  If you’re interested in Canadian Rivers check out his take on 5 Ontario Classics.   Notably, Jim and his brother Ted,were the winners of the 2016 season of History Channel’s ALONE survival show. Check out 'The Things We Carried' on the 10 pieces of gear essential to Jim and Ted's survival success. Watch Baird’s Lessons From the Trail, a 15-episode C&K series following an expedition through Quebec’s Côte-Nord region.