KIHD Stick Stove – Test Run – Making Lunch

In February, while attending the Outdoor Adventure Show, I met up with Ingo from KIHD Products. They make an amazing stick stove that I have heard nothing but good things about.  I spent some time talking to Ingo at the show and happily picked up one of their stoves to test out.  The stove I… Read More KIHD Stick Stove – Test Run – Making Lunch

The Outdoor Adventure Show 2018 – Toronto – Day 1 of 2

Every year about this time I get super excited because I know that it’s almost time for the Outdoor Adventure Show! It is one of my favorite events of the entire year.   My first year attending was in 2016 with my mom, and last year was my second year attending.  It was last year… Read More The Outdoor Adventure Show 2018 – Toronto – Day 1 of 2

My 1st Backcountry Canoe Trip – Algonquin 2002 – Canoe Symposium Presentation Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 To see Part 1, Click Here: Part one left us lost on the Track and Tower Trail new Mew Lake Campground!  See what happens next!!! After about an hour of walking, in the humid hot sun, we put the canoe down and all our bags and sat at the side of… Read More My 1st Backcountry Canoe Trip – Algonquin 2002 – Canoe Symposium Presentation Part 2 of 2

My 1st backcountry Canoe Trip Algonquin 2002- Canoe Symposium Presentation Part 1 of 2

When I was little, my family rented a cottage up north, and for one whole week every summer, I was in total heaven. It was awesome and I have some very fond memories of my time there, even though sadly, we never canoed or paddled.   We did do a lot of really fun things…… Read More My 1st backcountry Canoe Trip Algonquin 2002- Canoe Symposium Presentation Part 1 of 2

New Years at Mew Lake in Algonquin Park – 2017/2018

While saying goodbye to 2017 and welcoming the new year, it was only proper that I mark the occasion by camping. I spent the last day of 2017 and the first day of 2018 in a chilly winter wonderland in Algonquin Park, with some of the awesome people I’ve met through a shared passion, a… Read More New Years at Mew Lake in Algonquin Park – 2017/2018

Hot Tent Backcountry Trial Run – How to Stake a Hot Tent When Camping on Rock

A few weeks before the hot tent was done, I ‘d made plans to take it out into the backcountry with my friend Sue, from Sue’s Outdoor Crew.  She had spent the weekend before making a sled so she could carry her gear on it and some of the items needed for our weekend.  The… Read More Hot Tent Backcountry Trial Run – How to Stake a Hot Tent When Camping on Rock

How To Make a Hot Tent Camper Christina Style – Part 2 – Zipper and Preparing the Stove Jack

In November 2015, I built a DIY Tipi hot tent.   It is awesome and I love it dearly, but unfortunately, the tipi is not made for the backcountry. I took it on a few small trips last year and very quickly realized it weighs a tonne.  I hadn’t realized how much until I had made a… Read More How To Make a Hot Tent Camper Christina Style – Part 2 – Zipper and Preparing the Stove Jack

Fall Paddling Trip to Nunikani – Snorts, Surprises & Snow

It was a great weekend, it was cold, it was wet, it was windy and I vowed momentarily not to camp again until next summer, but it was a total hoot! I had been in correspondence with Mike Burns who had provided me with a huge amount of advice and information regarding my recent solo… Read More Fall Paddling Trip to Nunikani – Snorts, Surprises & Snow

Algonquin Kiosk Loop – 5 Day Solo Canoe Trip – Part 2 of 2

Part 1 of this trip can be found here.   This is the continuation of that post starting from the afternoon of Day 3 at my site on Big Thunder Lake. I had just arrived, set up my small footprint tarp and was sitting under it enjoying some lunch…… While eating my lunch on day… Read More Algonquin Kiosk Loop – 5 Day Solo Canoe Trip – Part 2 of 2

Kayaking with Kevin Callan – Herb Lake, Haliburton Water Trails

Ever since my first trip with Kevin Callan, The Happy Camper, in June of this year, there has been a challenge set forth for Kevin the (mostly) canoeist to go on a kayaking trip with me.  Our second trip over the Canada 150 long weekend, brought us canoeing once again, but I was promised a kayaking… Read More Kayaking with Kevin Callan – Herb Lake, Haliburton Water Trails