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While you likely have your favourite outdoor gear brands, here are a few Canadian companies you might not have considered before. Enjoy browsing! Based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), this label was born in 2016 out of a struggle...
Cliff Jacobson is one of North America’s most respected outdoors writers and is the most published canoeing/camping writer of this century. His numerous titles have been translated into Spanish, German, French and Turkish with sales approaching one million copies. The...
Jim Stevens is the Sales Manager at Eureka Canada and has been designing tents and other pieces of camp gear for well over two decades. He’s also been a good friend of mine for many years, and we've shared a...
I love camping. Sharing stories and roasting smokies around a crackling campfire; spearing marshmallows for s’mores and getting covered in a gooey mess of melted chocolate and graham cracker crumbs; falling asleep beneath a tapestry of stars—my best summer memories...
The outdoor community is blessed to have singers/songwriters who use wilderness travel to inspire their music. It could be their time in the woods and water that influences a song, or a song that stimulates them to head back out.
I’m continuing to do Whisky Fireside Chats on my KCHappyCamper YouTube channel. I’m not running out of interesting outdoorsy types to interview, but I am running a little low on good whisky. One of my favourite interviewees this week was good...
“Watch out for the piranhas,” says our guide, as he leads us into the waist-deep water of a rushing river. I had been warned about snakes, spiders, and leeches that morning during our trek briefing, but as I feel the...
I had the privilege of doing one of my Whisky Fireside Chats (online due to the COVID-19 pandemic) with Patrick Kelly from Kelly Kettle. What an incredible, historic piece of camp gear. The Kelly Kettle dates to the 1890s, to a...
I’ve been keeping busy while in “isolation” interviewing more awesome outdoorsy people for my Happy Camper Whisky Fireside online chats (thank goodness for Zoom). Here’s a double bill for you to enjoy. Two incredible legendary Canadian adventurers: Hap Wilson and Frank...
If camping had a uniform, it would undoubtedly be sewn from buffalo plaid flannel. From Buffs to blankets to backpacks to scarfs, if you want to evoke “cabin style” (or cottage style, depending which side of the country you live...
I get it! I'm getting older. I've been travelling through the wilderness for quite some time now. I've written books and articles about it, done films, been interviewed on radio and TV… I don't want to admit it, but I'm...
Is it just me, or are any other outdoor enthusiasts watching the classic National Film Board movies more than binge-watching Netflix’s Derry Girls and The Tiger King? Grab a bowl of GORP and fill your tin camp mug with a wee...
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