Category Archives: Trip planning

So many adventures, so little time: Planning for the future at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show!

This weekend I attended the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show for the first time, and I came away with lots of ideas for things I’d love to do! I also returned home with a new toy… No, the toy isn’t a … Continue reading

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Making a simple, tin can back-up stove for backcountry camping

Just for the fun of it, I decided to make a simple, tin can emergency back-up stove to take with me on my upcoming winter snowshoe backcountry camping trip at Algonquin Provincial Park. We’re planning to take 2 MSR Dragonfly … Continue reading

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My 10 favourite things to do while camping at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

If you live in south-western Ontario like me, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is far away -very far. But wait! It is so worth the drive! It is incredibly beautiful, and we have had some of the most amazing wildlife experiences … Continue reading

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My 10 favourite things to do while camping at Lake Superior Provincial Park

It only took one camping trip to Lake Superior Provincial Park for it to become my favourite provincial park in Ontario! It may take 12 hours to drive there from my house, including stops, but it is well worth the … Continue reading

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My 10 favourite things to do while car camping at Grundy Lake Provincial Park

Instead of a traditional trip report, I’ve drafted¬†a list of my favourite things to do while car camping at Grundy Lake Provincial Park. I’ve been there¬†many times – it’s my 2nd favourite place for car camping (after Lake Superior Provincial … Continue reading

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Menu: 4-day canoe trip for 5 people (2 adults, 3 kids)

Later this month, I will go on a 4-day canoe trip at The Massassauga Provincial Park with my daughter, my friend Cheryl and her two daughters. We planned the menu months ago, divided it in half, and have been preparing … Continue reading

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Backcountry kitchen: how to make do with less

In order to reduce the weight of our backpacks as much as possible for our 8-day, 90k hike of the entire length of the La Cloche Silhouette Trail at Killarney Provincial Park, we cut our “kitchen” down to what we … Continue reading

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