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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...
This is usually the time of year where I prepare to present at the upcoming outdoor shows: booking flights and cheap motels and choosing what to wear on stage. Now, with all the shows being virtual due to Covid, I’m...
The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) is a grid system developed by the military during World War II to be more accurate during an artillery bombardment. It’s a much more precise system for locating areas on a map than the traditional...
Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake. ― Sara Raasch, Snow Like Ashes Just as there is variety in individual snowflakes, there’s diversity in how it forms when it's falling and while it blankets the ground. Sand Snow: Produced...
Navigating with a GPS is a new thing for me. I’ve always been more comfortable finding my way around the woods with a map and compass than a high-tech Global Positioning System. However, my canoe buddy, Andy, spoiled me this...
There’s no question that 2020 brought some negative moments to the lives of us outdoorsy folk. Covid, beyond the typical mayhem of illness to some and high anxiety to us all, brought havoc to the wilderness. Parks were overcrowded, campsites...
Ontario’s Bruce-Grey-Simcoe region is famous for downhill skiing and snowboarding. But it also has some of the province’s best cross-country skiing; a winter sport that has gained in popularity this winter season. There are thousands of trails, many of them...
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