Dazed but Not Confused


A collection of adventures (and misadventures) spent travelling in the wilderness.

Kevin Callan presents his best adventures – and misadventures – in the wilderness. Entertaining, yet enlightening, the stories are full of enthusiasm and are designed to get people to explore the wilderness on their own, and it’s hoped, be inspired to protect what’s still left.

These captured moments of a life spent traveling in secluded areas and promoting their importance to all of us aren’t just for outdoorsy types. The stories relate to a much broader audience: readers who have pondered sleeping under the stars or paddling a canoe across a calm lake or down wild rapids, or even venturing into the winter woods. After reading this book, they’ll want to pack up and go the very next day.


… true to Callan’s character, the unpolished, word-of-mouth tone is powerfully relatable. It puts the reader in the action and makes the book inspirational.

(February, 2013)

About the Authors

Kevin Callan

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
Kevin Callan photo

Kevin Callan

Kevin Callan is the author of 13 books, including the hugely popular Paddler's Guide series and the bestselling The Happy Camper. His writing and photography appear in Explore and Canoerootsmagazines, and he is the recipient of five National Magazine Awards. Kevin lives in Peterborough, Ontario.

James Raffan

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

James Raffan

James Raffan, a much experienced writer, paddler and northern traveller, has been recognized with many honours including the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. He is the Curator of the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, and resides in Seeleys Bay, Ontario.