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My long term publisher, Boston Mills Press, is no longer. Friends - John Denison, Noel Hudson, Kathy Fraser - had worked on my books since 1987. Now they are no longer. Well, they are but the publishing company is...
I had a blast last Friday night dancing in the Dancing Canoe from the Olympic closing ceremonies at the Canadian Canoe Museum Beaver Gala. James Raffan, Executive Director of the Canoe Museum, sent me an email asking for me to...
I received a reminder the other day that blogs are not always a good thing. I guess I'm naive but I thought writing a blog that shares my enthusiasm about the outdoors and what I have discovered out there couldn't...
I spent yesterday in Algonquin. What an incredible time of the year to be out on the water. The weather was perfect and the colours are just starting to loose their prime. I also was lucky enought to be with...
After I filmed with Ray Mears for his BBC documentary Northern Wilderness he asked me how he could repay me. I said "Teach me how to sharpen a knife." The world-renowned survival expert gave out a bit of a giggle...
Here's part two of my Spring solo trip I did up around Biscotasing Lake. I found an old portage out of the west end of Indian Lake that creates a fantastic 4-5 day loop - heading back to Biscotasing. Too...
I just picked up a great new book the other day - Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids: A Guide to Getting Your Kids Active in the Great Outdoors by Eugene Buchanan (Heliconia Pres, 2010). It's a fantastic read. The information inside...
A week ago I spent time with the winners of the Great Canadian Voyageur contest in Mattawa, Ontario. The grand prize was to "glamp" with me in a fully furnished prospector tent at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. The winners...
Our Temagami family canoe trip was great, except for breaking a paddle trying to scare a bear off our island campsite.The bear encounter was on our last morning of a five day loop through Wasaksina Lake — Cross Lake —...
For one of the upcoming segments for my syndicated camping column on CBC Radio this summer (to air Aug 25th) I am to list some of the silly things campers (and paddlers) have done out there. Yes, it's the Darwin...
I started my summer camping column on CBC Radio today. Very cool job. I absolutely love CBC Radio; but wow, never a dull moment. I begin at 5:30 a.m., which means I'm up at 2:00 a.m. to travel from my...
Wow. I just received notice that I have been made one of the four Patrons of Paddle Canada. I'm extremely honoured because the other three on the list are David Suzuki and Becky and Paul Mason (daughter and son of...
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