March 2018

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

By |2018-03-03T20:30:11+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Adventure, backcountry, backcountry camping, backcountry custom canoes, Campers, camping, camping tips, Canada, canoe, canoe camping, canoeing, education, enthusiasm, Exploring, fire starter, fishing, frontenac, Hiking, kawartha highlands, kayak, kayak camping, kayak portaging, Kayaking, killarney, Massassauga, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, ontario sea kayak centre, ontarios highlands, Outdoor Adventure Show, outdoor products, Outdoors, outdoors show, paddle, paddle canada, paddling, Provincial Park, show, solo trip, speeches, trade show, training, waterways, wild women expeditions, wilderness first aid, winter camping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 that I said to myself, next year, I will be presenting here. So, this year was extremely special to me [...]

October 2017

Massasauga – Fabulous Fall Kayak Camp – Buck Wolf Sunrise

By |2017-10-31T15:10:37+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: #deer, Adventure, alone, animals, backcountry, backcountry camping, birds, buck, camp, camping, campsite, Canada, Exploring, fall, fallcolours, kayak, kayak camping, Kayak cart, kayak portaging, Kayaking, Massassauga, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, portage, portaging, Provincial Park, scenery, scenic, solo trip, tangii, wolf|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's been a busy busy summer, a busy year actually and I have had the most amazing trips!  After completing my big three  solo adventures, French River, Algonquin and Killarney, I am ready for a nice relaxing camping trip with lots of exploring and down time and not a huge amount of paddling or portaging. As I am a bit injured as well at the moment, with a pulled rib of some sort, I wanted [...]

August 2016

Getting Lost at 3am…at The Massasauga PP

By |2016-08-17T22:11:20+00:00August 17th, 2016|Categories: #lost, #Massasauga, alone, camp, Campers, camping, camping tips, campsite, Canada, disoriented, Exploring, Hiking, Massassauga, Nature, navigating, navigation, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Privy, Provincial Park, tent, tentcamping, Trails, Uncategorized, walking, walks, water, wildernessnavigation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever gotten lost in the forest in the middle of the night? On a recent trip in the backcountry, it happened to me! I have been debating for a few weeks now if I would actually publish this post. In the end, you can see who won the battle because here I am telling the story to you. Yes, it is embarassing , but, even so, I am hoping that people will see [...]

June 2016

Massasauga solo – Feeling ill in the backcountry

By |2016-06-28T21:37:47+00:00June 28th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, alone, backcountry, backcountry camping, beach, Bear Barrel, Bear vault, bearproof, brucetrail, camp, Campers, camping, campsite, Canada, clean up our parks, Exploring, Food storage, gear, georgian bay, harmony, kayak, Kayaking, Massassauga, Muskoka, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, outdoor products, Outdoors, paddle, paddle canada, paddling, Parks, Provincial Park, sleeping bag, sleeping matt, sleeping pad, solo trip, sunrise, sunset, swimming, tent, Uncategorized, water, waterways, wind|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last year I went on my first solo trip in the backcountry. It was at The Massasauga and it was awesome and I have been wanting to go back. I had every intention of spending last weekend at home.  Well my new home in Port Carling, but on Friday around 1pm, I was advised I could go home early.  So at 3pm, I decided to call it a day and packed up my camping gear. [...]

September 2015

My 1st solo trip- The MassasaugaPP – Afraid of the dark!

By |2015-09-16T13:28:24+00:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, alone, backcountry, camping, Canada, kayak, Massassauga, Ontario, Outdoors, paddle, solo trip|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's funny the reactions you get from people when you tell them you are going on a solo backcountry trip! I'm not 100% sure if it's because I am female, or just because people don't really understand what spending time in nature does for your soul? From the very first time I went backcountry camping in 2001, I was hooked! On that trip I was in for 5 days and stayed on 4 different lakes. [...]