Camping

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I have a new book coming out this spring. It’s an update (third addition) to A Paddlers Guide to Algonquin. I’ve updated the information and added 10 new routes. Here’s a sample chapter; one of my favourite routes in the park.
I teach part time at a college where I take high school students outdoors for a class titled Ecosystem Skills. If they pass, the students gain two credits: high school and a college credit. The course teaches them how to...
For several years now, I’ve joined singer/songwriter Jerry Vandiver on stage during his performance at Canoecopia in Madison, Wisconsin. I’ve dressed as a cow and played the cowbell during “Too Tired to Start a Fire,” played drums on canoe barrels...
Globalstar just announced new advanced SPOT Mapping features to help paddlers and backpackers in the interior share their positions during adventures. It includes mobile responsive and sharable maps, longer data storage and various map displays, including satellite, road and terrain...
Ready to start meal prepping for your next adventure? Have a food dehydrator? Here’s a hearty, delicious recipe! INGREDIENTS 1 medium onion (diced) 1 red pepper (diced) 4 cloves garlic (minced) 4 tomatoes (diced) 1 can tomato paste (156 mL) 3 tablespoons chili powder 2 teaspoon...
Sigurd F. Olson said it best about the significance of good campsites: “Campsites are punctuation marks for the voyageur, signifying the end of the day. I may forget portages, rapids and lakes, which merge into a nebulous montage of the country...
Quetico Provincial Park’s story of John Tanner is one of the most unique stories of the north ever told. It's about the day he was shot and left for dead along the Maligne River. John Tanner was kidnapped by a Shawnee...
White pine needles contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. They also contain polyprenols, phytosterols and carotenoids, making a mighty antioxidant brew. White and black spruce needles have a high vitamin C, beta carotene, starch and...
A total of 31 Ontario provincial parks are open for business during the winter months, with 14 offering options to camping overnight. Here are my favourites: This park is a hidden gem. I’ve pitched my hot tent here numerous times,
Have you ever spent countless hours trying to book a campsite in a popular park, dealt with crowded campgrounds or tried to organize a last-minute backcountry trip to places like Algonquin or Killarney Provincial Park? Maybe you should consider camping...
There are just as many shapes and sizes of wood stoves as there are hot tents. What you want to look for is one that has a main box, legs that fold out and sections of pipe that fit inside...
Wow! I’m so blessed. Another amazing year of spending time in the wilderness and sharing some of the knowledge I’ve gained over the years through my college classes, workshops, articles and social media. I presented at countless outdoor shows and...
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