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Last season I helped BBC and Ray Mears with their documentary series on Canada's "Northern Wilderness" and I am very excited to annouce that the first of the series is to air this Sunday night (8:00 pm) on BBC (BBC...
I can't believe I'm saying this but Kawartha Highlands needs a permit system. Let me explain. First off, I love the aspect of canoeing the Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park at present, without the hassle of making and paying for a...
I found myself glancing over a web forum the other night on myccr.com that had members labeling and listing paddling partners that had "quirks and oddities" they displayed that drove them crazy on trip. It was hilarious, and I thought...
The last issue of explore created lots of conversation amoungst my friends and workmates, and before it leaves the magazine racks to be replaced by the newest issue, I'd like to share a bit of enlightenment the "backpacking nude" article...
Wolf Lake was difficult to leave the next morning. It had everything a canoe tripper could ever want. Morning mist shrouded the pine-glad shoreline, loons wailed off in the distance and a fish breakfast could easily be caught by simply...
Mike and I camped on a bush site snuggled in a back bay where a rugged portage leads into Kelsie Lake, to the west of Island Lake. I saw this part of Island Lake years ago while working on a...
The bear was unharmed but I have two cracked ribs. My wife said that that's the type of injury you'd expect when a friend, or past friend actually, dressed in a bear costume, smacks down on you while you lay...
I was a tad embarrassed when I was caught kayaking last week. I was helping out with a Ontario tourism video for Parry Sound and one of the outdoor activities the area promotes, for good reason, is kayaking Georgian Bay.
I actually appreciate it when canoeists lie to me about a favorite route of theirs. I do the same when it comes to fishing holes. My father taught me the art of convention and the principle keeps with an unwritten...
The secret is out. I just couldn't hold on to this canoe route any longer. Island Lake is a paradise for paddlers looking for an area that seems remote but is actually in close proximately to southern Ontario. It's located...
These fashionable jackets are both enviro- and human-friendly We think it's great that gear makers are much more environmentally aware. But if you really want to change the world, the products have to work too. Here are four new offerings...
What you need to consider when buying eco-friendly gear Buying sustainably means considering a product's lifespan from cradle to cradle—from the raw material used to build it, through the construction and delivery process, to how it is eventually disposed of. This...
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