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A tent is like a doghouse: it should only be used for sleeping. If you try to weather out a storm, curled up inside the flimsy nylon shelter, you’ll go bonkers. Your body odour and dirty socks will stink up...
From the shores of the Great Lakes to the rugged Canadian Shield in the north, not to mention all the incredible islands, forests and escarpments in between, nature remains yours to discover by pitching a tent in one of these...
Paddlers have various names for the collection of safety goodies they keep with them at all times, in case they flip in the rapids or capsize crossing a big lake: hip pack, fanny pack, bum bag, butt pack, belt pack...
On July 4th, 1999, a massive storm swept through the Boundary Waters and Quetico Provincial Park, downing twelve million trees and endangering hundreds of canoeists. Shockingly there were no deaths, but many were injured. Search and rescue teams worked for...
I’m known for doing goofy things on my local TV morning show, which is exactly why I ordered Exped’s Hyperquilt Duo sleeping bag. I couldn’t wait to get all snuggly inside with the show’s host. It would definitely make for...
“No man should touch another man’s camp stove.” That's the rule my canoe buddy, Ashley McBride (a.k.a. Speedo Man), firmly stated to all of us last week while we weathered the rain and cold during an early-spring canoe trip. The...
Whether you’re on a day hike out of cell range or on a multi-day adventure in the backcountry, here are my top five tips to help ensure your safety and provide peace of mind for loved ones. Pack a...
Being a blogger, a vlogger and someone that’s canoe tripped a lot, I get my share of questions from paddlers. They range from the intellectual to the simplistic. Some even come from questionable internet trolls. Some are quick and to...
“Collapsing on the road, I lit a candle and peeled off my socks to assess the damage. The skin on my feet was white, puffy, and lifeless; the bruises on my ankles and lower shins had broken into open sores.
I had the privilege of hanging out with Canadian full-time adventurer Jim Baird while he was in London, Ontario. He was picking up a new canoe from Nova Craft for yet another epic wilderness excursion. Jim’s the real deal. He’s...
I got together with good friend and film producer, Kip Spidell, last week. Over a couple of pints, we went dished out a plan for a new paddling/film project (details to be announced soon). We also reminisced over past projects.
It’s that time of year when the joys of winter are over, but in some places, spring has yet to arrive. Whatever the reason, if you're taking a break from the great outdoors, you can still binge-watch other outdoor adventures...
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