Maybe you and a buddy overturn a canoe and your paddles are swept downriver by the fast current. Or, maybe you break two paddles in defense of your s’mores against two camp-trolling black bears.

Whatever the reason, if you suddenly find yourself up a creek without a paddle, there is hope.

Check out this entertaining video featuring an innovative way to move a canoe without paddles, electric trolling motor or other means of propulsion. A bit of advice: Before you try this on your favorite pond, lake or river, be sure to remove fishing rods, tackle boxes and anything else of value!

  • A Morris Mitchell

    We used to call this “gunwale jumping”. I can remember hilarious gunwale jumping races at scout camps as a kid. Haven’t thought of it for ages. Thanks for the reminder.