This encore presentation features an interview with Kevin Callan, the happy camper, the most famous camping and canoeing expert you’ve never heard of.
Kevin is a Canadian, a famous Canadian on Canadian television and radio, he’s a well-known author; a famous canoeist and camper in a country full of canoeists and campers. There’s a whole world of excellent Canadian stuff that we Americans know next to nothing about (you’ve probably never heard of Ricky, Julian and Bubbles or Tim Horton’s) but we ought to.
Maybe expert isn’t really the word I am looking for; it seems limiting – Kevin is more than an expert. Kevin is an enthusiast.
When I think of an expert I think of someone who shares knowledge and expertise. An enthusiast, however, shares enthusiasm.
An enthusiast may be an expert but few experts have the energy of an enthusiast.
Kevin’s new book Dazed but Not Confused: Tales of a Wilderness Wanderer is a collection of stories that happened while Kevin was researching and writing more, well, serious books like A Paddler’s Guide to Algonquin Park or Top 50 Canoe Routes of Ontario.