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I thought everyone would want to know that I'll be speaking about "Wilderness Pleasures" - a presentation on how to make your next camping trip more enjoyable - this weekend at the London Lifestyle Home Show (in...
I'm excited to announce that I am finally offering a camping course at the college I've taught part-time at for almost 20 years. Yes, it's about time. This is something I've always wanted to do at the college but never...
I knew it was a cool idea at the time but never thought it would be such a success. The idea was to celebrate the Canadian Canoe Museum's National Canoe Day by handing out a number of paddles and...
I write this blog while sitting in on the Environmental Issues opening lecture where I teach part-time. I teach the lab portion of this course — a time set to discuss and debate issues (the fun part of...
Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. ~ Agnes Sligh Turnbull Bailey was the perfect canoe dog. Sadly, she passed away today from liver cancer. My best friend was 12. That's a good life for any dog, but twelve...
Here's my interview from this past Sunday's CBC Radio Fresh Air show. It was all about how fun winter activities are, especially snowshoeing. Check it out and pick up a free Ontario Tourism calendar at any MEC...
My daughter Kyla had a rule in 2008 before we took her interior camping. We had to camp at a campground before and after our trip. Yes, it's true, my daughter likes car-camping. I'm not afraid to admit...
It's historic. Every time a recession has hit, camping in the great-out-of-doors has increased. It's actually a topic I lecture on where I teach part-time (Sir Sandford Fleming College). It's also something I've noted with numerous outfitters...
I used to dread that moment in the Christmas holidays when all the gifts under the tree had been opened and all there was to do before New Years is either get stuffed eating left-over turkey or become...
I thought everyone would want to read the local Peterborough paper's article on the reaction Ontario Parks got on the Kawartha Highland hunting issue I mentioned a few weeks back.Here's the article:"Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park" Public weighs in on new hunting...
This past season I partnered up again with film producer, Kip Spidell, and returned to Quetico to finish filming for the Friends of Quetico's 100th anniversary project. For 20 days in August, we paddled throughout the park,
There's no sense fighting it really. We've been trying to improve our comforts and indulge in new technology since our inception into the wilderness. There are the rare campers who prefer the primitive life style out there but that's probably...
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