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The Happy Camper

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I swallowed an entire piece of humble pie and got roasted for charity recently. Canoe mates, outdoor podcasters, writers, musicians, my partner and a puppet named Gary took shots at me for 2.5 hours. It was awesome! The Roast Master himself...
I think most canoe trippers have experienced that moment while paddling Killarney Provincial Park’s busy backcountry, when you see your favourite campsite in the distance but then realize you’re not the only paddler making a beeline for it. It becomes...
Hot tenting beats cold camping, hands down! I remember the trip that changed everything for me. I was camping in Ontario’s Algonquin Park, sleeping in my four-season tent at the end of a long and cold February day of snowshoeing...
My only pet peeve with those blue barrels that canoeists use to store their food in is how disorganized everything seems to become after you toss them in the boat or carry them across the portage. Whatever you’re looking for...
Great news! My 2nd edition of my best-selling Complete Guide to Winter Camping is now available. The 1st edition was released in 2017 and did exceptionally well right off the bat. Winter camping, especially using a hot tent and wood...
It was a last-minute trip idea with some friends, and making use of Crown land sure made planning a little bit easier. No park reservations to deal with, no crowds and no fees. Crown land is public land, meaning Canadian citizens...
This park is a hidden gem. I’ve pitched my hot tent here numerous times, rented a yurt and just recently tried out their new cabins. They’re awesome! Each one comes with cozy beds, a kitchenette with a microwave, mini-fridge, kettle...
I had a chance to head out for a late fall canoe trip and I’m hoping to have a longer one next week. While out, I was surprised to see so many people on trip as well. Night temperatures were...
Indigo has named Adam’s latest book “One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year,” It on CBCs Recommended Reads List for 2021, and Globe and Mail “Most Anticipated Books” list, and Amazon has already made it a #1 best-seller,
I was plagued by what’s called “phantom tick syndrome” for a few days after interviewing Shelley Ball about her book Lyme Disease, Ticks and You. It’s a primer for those who need to access the fundamentals of Lyme disease and...
Author Jon Turk has embarked on some incredible adventures. He kayaked around Cape Horn, across the North Pacific from Japan to Alaska, and around Ellesmere Island. He’s also made numerous first ski descents and first rock climbing ascents around...
Algonquin Outfitters has a total of 12 locations spread out across Algonquin Provincial Park and the neighbouring cottage country, making it the largest outfitter for the province’s oldest park. It started off fairly small, however. First-time owners Bill Swift Sr. and...
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