August 2018

Little Blackstone Lake – The Massasauga – 081118-081218 – Recovery & Rest

By |2018-08-28T14:45:48+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Adventure, algonquin highlands, alone, animals, backcountry, backcountry camping, camping, camping food, campsite, canoe, canoeing, Exploring, great blue heron, Massassauga, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, outdoor products, Outdoors, paddling, Provincial Park, solo trip|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every time I look at a calendar, I feel a sense of panic.  It's AUGUST! It's August and one of my two most favorite months of the year to camp, September being the most favorite.  I need to go,  go go and I can't stop.  I have to get out. That is what I hear, constantly in my head.  Not only is it August, but I missed 5 months of camping due to 2 concussions [...]

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. [...]