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Cattails
A veritable supermarket on a stick, cattails were once a source of sustenance as well as comfort to Pacific Northwest natives. Young shoots can be eaten as greens in the spring while young flower spikes can be roasted and eaten like cobs of corn. Young roots or rhizomes (underground stems) can be peeled and eaten as is—sashimi-style, hold the wasabi—or dried and pulverized into flour. Early settlers too discovered that cattail pollen could be harvested and added to bread or pancakes. Cattail down or fluff was collected in autumn for use as a wound dressing or for stuffing pillows and bedding. Cattail leaves found use in native basketry.
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Sea Kayaking
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Sea Kayaking by bus? What a concept! All of these wilderness paddle routes are accessible using existing public transportation infrastructure. What better way to enjoy the wilderness than to reduce your impact on it? The whole gamut of trips is included: from simple one day excursions to week-long -- or longer -- expeditions.
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1 Sea Kayaking Brian Grover 4697
2 Indian Arm Brian Grover 11332
3 Howe Sound Introduction Brian Grover 4215
4 Bowen Island Circumnavigation Brian Grover 6830
5 Howe Sound Exploration Brian Grover 9803
6 Sechelt Inlet Brian Grover 10517
7 Skookumchuck Introduction Brian Grover 5001
8 Princess Louisa Inlet Brian Grover 8153
9 Jervis Inlet Brian Grover 7528
10 Nelson Island Circumnavigation Brian Grover 11519
11 Hotham Sound Loop Brian Grover 6882
12 Clayoquot Sound Brian Grover 4360
13 Meares Island Circumnavigation Brian Grover 14312
14 Hot Springs Cove Brian Grover 6969
15 Trincomali Channel Brian Grover 8764
16 Desolation Sound Brian Grover 11685
 

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