The Happy Camper: Jerry Vandiver is the John Denver of the Canoe World
Jerry Vandiver paddles in wilderness areas a lot and his experiences come out in full form in this latest album. To me, he 19s like...
The Happy Camper: Classic Camping Films
While cleaning the attic the other day, I found a huge assortment of VHS tapes of old camping films. I dusted off my ancient videocassette...
The Happy Camper: My Favourite Canoe
My preference for canoe design has always been the Prospector. So why the specific choice of canoe? It could be Bill Mason 19s influence on...
The Happy Camper: New Gadgets To Help Keep You Found
To help keep you safe out there, two of Canada 19s top communication companies 14 Iridium and Globalstar 14 have released new products.
The Happy Camper: Roundup - Best Articles
Read on for a selection of some of the most popular "The Happy Camper" blogs from the past 12 months. Did you miss any?
The Happy Camper: Polar Vortex Be Damned - I Love Winter
Is there anyone else that is getting completely annoyed with the media's attempt to terrify us about this season’s cold winter? Polar Vortex Be Damned...
The Happy Camper: Care for Your Camp Axe
Kevin Callan details the most effective ways to care for your camp axe — various rust removal techniques are tried and tested to uncover the best.
The Happy Camper: Kitturiaq Film Review
Kevin Callan reviews the latest documentary by Frank Wolf — Kitturiaq — which details an epic canoe journey from Nain, Labrador to Kangiqsualujjuag, QC.
The Happy Camper: Hot Tenting - Tent and Stove Review
Kevin Callan braves the cold Ontario winter to test out some vital snow-season camping gear - a wall-tent and a portable wood stove.
The Happy Camper: Dutch Oven Camp Cooking
One of the best ways to cook a delicious meal while out camping is to use the traditional Dutch oven. Here are some great tips:
The Happy Camper: Best Canoe Albums
Kevin Callan lists his favourite albums and songs for canoe tripping — featuring artists who capture the essence of the outdoors.
The Happy Camper: Moose Radio
Kevin Callan talks about his adventures on the radio — and how a logging truck driver saved him from a moose, and saved him on-air.
The Happy Camper: High Tech in the Woods?
Kevin Callan debates the ethics and realities of taking high-tech gear into the wilderness — and explores a fascinating new device that could revolutionize on-the-go power.
The Happy Camper: 10 Best Christmas Camp Gifts
My camp buddies came over the other night — I turned 50 — and amongst us we came up with this list of best possible...
The Happy Camper: One Last Paddle
Kevin Callan talks about the dangers of hypothermia during late-season paddling, as well as key techniques for rescuing victims of The Big Chill.
The Happy Camper: Paddle in the Park
Kevin Callan discusses Ontario's Paddle in the Park project, a unique initiative to get more people outdoors — and relays a great story that came...
The Happy Camper: Menu Planning 101
Kevin Callan dishes out advice on how to make cheap, nutritious and lightweight camping meals from bulk-store ingredients like quinoa, couscous, millet, beans and TVP.
The Happy Camper: Video Blog - Once Around Algonquin
Regular readers of The Happy Camper's blog recently enjoyed an eight-part tale of Kevin Callan's paddle-and-portage loop of Algonquin Provincial Park — here is part...
The Happy Camper: What Would You Do?
I recently finished teaching Advanced Wilderness Skills to a group of Outdoor Skills Course students at a college where I work part-time. I’d like to...
The Happy Camper: Filming in Algonquin (Part One)
Kevin Callan shares the first in his series of videos on his paddle-and-portage around Algonquin Provincial Park: The Meanest Link.