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When six 18-year-old camp counselors from Algonquin’s Camp Ahmek found themselves out of a job last summer due to Covid, they decided to squeeze the life out of the lemons they were handed and make the best darn lemonade possible.
I am feeling for all the youth camps across the country right now. They’re holding on and trying to keep afloat during this pandemic. Heck, they’ve always had it tough even before all these shutdowns happened. Some might not make...
Tori is the owner of Paddle Like A Girl program, which is a workshop that teaches women to go off on their own canoe trips. Her goal is to instill confidence in the participants to start planning and executing their...
It’s time! At the first sign of warm weather this week, I dragged my canoe collection out of storage to clean them up and get them ready for the warm season. It’s an all-day process since I own a dozen...
I got an email from the casting producer of the History Channel’s ALONE show asking if I would be interested in being considered for Season 9. I thought it over, looking at the pros and cons of being part of...
It’s that time of year again. Lake ice is melting, birds are singing and social media is alive with a frenzy of cool outdoor contests for us to enter. The newest contest, and a very unique one at that,
Covid seems to have attracted more people to the outdoors to pitch a tent or park an RV. Provincial parks' reservation numbers have quadrupled across Canada, crashing computer systems and creating a poisonous environment on social media. It seems the...
The Canadian company Recreational Barrel Works has expanded their equipment list for 2021. They started off a few years back by selling those blue canoe barrels you see everyone using. The company then expanded by creating a solid harness system...
It’s an important feeling we don’t make time for enough, especially in trying times like the ones we’re in. The next time you find yourself refreshing Instagram, binging Netflix or scrolling through TikTok, consider stepping away from the screen instead.
By Hank Debruin and Tanya McCready I’ve spent time with Hank and Tanya and their dogs at their Winterdance Dogsled Tours business in Haliburton, Ontario. They truly live an amazing life, and their latest book depicts it perfectly. The book begins...
There's a lot of good and bad when it comes to gathering camping information from social media. It’s definitely easier to obtain advice and guidance on tips and tricks, gear reviews can save you a lot of time and money...
The Dutch oven originated in Holland around the early 1700s and has been widely used around the world ever since. George Washington fed his troops with it and Lewis and Clark cooked up horse stew on their historic trek to...
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