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There hasn't been one northern Ontario canoe trip where I haven't listened to a full Ian Tamblyn album before heading out from the access point. I’ve sung along with his classic Woodsmoke and Oranges on my way to Lake Superior,
Fresh air. For me, fresh air is a big part of why I go camping. Air scented with sweet evergreens, crisp salt or simply nothing at all. It’s easy to find in the backcountry. But what about at popular drive-in provincial...
I’m finally heading off canoe tripping and campground camping for the summer season. Yay me! I’ve got over 30 nights organized so far, ranging from provincial parks and conservation areas across southwestern Ontario to remote paddling trips in northern Ontario.
Gearing up for summer camping trips and hiking adventures? We've got you covered—here are just a few new gear items you'll want to check out for 2021: Believe it or not, bucket hats were a hot trend in 2020—and a...
Paul Kirtley is a professional bushcraft instructor in the UK. He’s a good friend who I’ve canoe tripped with in the past. He’s a skilled paddler, experienced wilderness guide, ethical outdoorsman and he’s the only person I know who could...
The early spring and the lack of the usual cold-hot-cold temperatures across most of Canada this time around has created a perfect storm for biting insects—especially the pesky mosquito. Sales of repellents, bug screens and pretty much and other product...
I had the privilege of interviewing David Pelly for one of my latest pandemic lockdown whisky fireside chats. He’s a well-known writer and modern-day explorer in the Arctic, publishing a dozen books and hundreds of magazine articles on the North’s...
Anxiety is building amongst the seasoned campers. It’s estimated that the swarm of new Covid campers will quadruple in 2021. Once the weather warms, and the pandemic lockdowns are lifted, there will be hordes of newbies pitching camp and wandering...
I’m continuing to do more of my Whisky Fireside Chats on my KCHappyCamper YouTube channel during Ontario’s third Covid lockdown. It’s helping to keep me sane and allowing me to get to know more about some incredibly popular outdoor writers...
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...
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