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I just finished my third late fall canoe trip. I’m hoping to get one more in before the lakes freeze. The latest was a good old bass fishing competition with the YouTube celebs Paddleheads. Check out the video I put...
There are certain things you can do to avoid a bear attack, stay safe when you see a bear and get to safety after an encounter. One of the most important elements is knowing how to use the bear spray...
Ontario Parks recently announced that it will reduce the length of stay at a number of prime provincial park campgrounds (front-country) from 23 days to only seven. Some campers are rejoicing over this decision, and others are beyond furious over...
We chose Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park—a linear route from Long Lake to Cox Lake. After a few scratches and bumps along the way, we arrived at our base camp where we stayed for two nights, paddling, filming and admiring this...
I’m out in the bush a lot this fall, taking my dual-credit students out on day hikes to teach them how to identify leaves, twigs, minerals, herptiles and scat. Thanks to Covid, more course credits are needed, and class sizes...
History Channel has a new show out—Deadman’s Curse—and I was given the opportunity to do one of my Whisky Fireside Chats with two of the cast members (Adam Palmer and Don Froese). The premise of Deadman’s Curse is based on...
A crackling fire and roasting marshmallows or hotdogs while basking in the glow of a campfire is a time-honoured tradition for many families. It can be a memory that lasts a lifetime, or it can be a disaster waiting to...
With the ability to provide added warmth and extend the life of your sleeping bag, sleeping bag liners are extremely useful, yet remain an item left behind by many campers. Highly packable and designed to be slipped into your sleep...
Illustrator and author John Owens asked me to write a back cover review for his latest book, One Winter Up North. I jumped at the chance. I absolutely loved his previous book One Summer Up North, and since I’m a...
Autumn is sweeping away summer with a blissful respite from the relentless heat—and all too soon, the chill seeps through my lightweight hiking clothes. It’s time to forgo shorts and sleeveless tees in favour of fleece, flannel and waterproof technology.
Bloating, cramps and achy backs make that time of the month extremely uncomfortable, and the thought of heading outdoors—where clean water and a hot shower can be elusive—seems too inconvenient and almost unbearable. But with proper preparation and the right...
There’s only one thing worse than carrying a heavy backpack on your outdoor adventure: forgetting the gear you need to ensure your safety, leaving yourself ill-equipped to handle emergency situations. Every hiker and camper should always carry these 10 essential items.
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