February 2017

1st Winter Backcountry Trip … With the Revised Tipi!

By | 2017-02-07T17:52:27+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Categories: Adventure, Algonquin, Algonquin Park, Algonquin Provincial Park, backcountry, backcountry camping, Bear vault, Campers, camping, campsite, Canada, cooking, DIY, Exploring, food, Fun, glamping, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, homemade, hot tent, Mew Lake, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, ontarios highlands, outdoor products, Outdoors, Parks, Privy, teepee, tent, tipi, toboggan, tracks, Trails, Uncategorized, winter, winter camping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It has taken me over a year to get to this point, but I finally made it and I am proud!  I completed my first winter backcountry trip with the tipi and it was a great adventure!   I learned so many things and experienced a bunch of firsts, some thanks to my new friend Ashley from Young Outdoors. Ashley and I met through social media quite some time ago and after many months of [...]

October 2016

Turkey Day at McCrae! -Cooking in my new Dutch Oven!

By | 2016-10-18T18:43:59+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, backcountry, backcountry camping, Bear Barrel, Bear vault, bearproof, camp, camping, camping tips, campsite, Canada, canoe camping, conservatationarea, Conservation areas, conservationarea, cooking, creek, creeks, Exploring, fall, fallcolours, falls, food, Food storage, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, hikingtrails, homemade, learning, leaves, Lookout, Nature, Ontario, Ontario Trails, outdoor products, outdoorproducts, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, portage, portaging, sunrise, sunset, tarps, tent, tentcamping, Trails, Uncategorized, water, waterfalls, waterways|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since meeting my friend Jason last year, he has been going on about this place called McCrae Lake.  I had never been there and according to him, it was a gorgeous place to spend a weekend camping, fishing and enjoying nature.  The Thanksgiving long weekend was approaching and as I hadn't had any plans yet, I decided it would be a good weekend to check the place out.  It was also the perfect weekend to [...]

July 2016

My New Rack!!! – Easy Peasy! My 100th POST!!!

By | 2016-07-27T23:01:09+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Categories: alone, Campers, camping, camping tips, Canada, day trip, Exploring, glamping, kayak, kayak carrier, kayak rack, Kayaking, learning, malone, Muskoka, Nature, new beginning, newkayak, Ontario, outdoor products, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, Port carling, rack, rack system, tangii, Uncategorized, Up north|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For the last few years since purchasing my kayak I have been playing the foam blocks game.  I put them on the car, then I put my boat on them, then I strap the boat down, reverse, repeat, reverse, repeat.  Except for three times now where I've forgotten to take the foam blocks off and they have ended up somewhere else, possibly with someone else. I have no clue why 2 foam blocks cost $40, [...]

My new kayak!!!! Welcome home Tangii !

By | 2016-07-14T21:06:39+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Categories: #boat, inspiration, kayak, Kayaking, Muskoka, Nature, newkayak, ontario sea kayak centre, outdoor products, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, parry sound, Port carling, tangii, Uncategorized, yolo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I decided to move to Port Carling and sell my home, I also decided to reward myself at some point,  for how far I've come and for achieving some of the goals I have set for myself over the last year.  It started out as a go pro, or something similar, then progressed to a solo canoe.  I even went and tested one out! But after completing my level 2 sea kayaking course, I [...]

May 2016

I Say Goodbye, I Say Hello – The road to Port Carling – chapter 1

By | 2016-05-17T20:32:03+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, Campers, camping, Canada, carcamping, Exploring, Hiking, hiking trails, Kayaking, move, moving, Muskoka, Nature, new beginning, new job, Niagara, Ontario, solo trip, St. Catharines, Up north|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My dad provided me with the perfect word to describe the last few weeks, bittersweet.    It seems no matter how good something is, there is almost always something bad that goes along with it. It also depends on if you choose to see it, or just focus on the positive.  When things in your life have been really good and people have been great to you, you can't help but get sad when you [...]

Thermarest vs thermarest

By | 2016-05-09T21:04:03+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Categories: #thermarest, backcountry, backcountry camping, camp, camping, camping tips, campsite, kayak, Kayaking, mat, matt, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, outdoor products, Outdoors, pad, sleep, sleeping, sleeping matt, sleeping pad, tent, tentcamping, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The week before my last backcountry trip of the year, I went to Outdoors Oriented for a visit. I needed a few things for my trip.  I was also looking for some items to test out for my blog and Jamie, the stores owner, was kind enough to provide me with one of his tester NeoAir Trekker Thermarest mats! I was stoked. It was so tiny and I was curious to see how comfortable it would be [...]

February 2016

The Outdoor Adventure Show w Camper Christina & Mom!

By | 2016-02-25T08:00:38+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: #bloggers, #canoe, booths, bruce trail, brucetrail, Campers, Canada, day trip, Exploring, girls, glamping, Hikers, Hiking, hot tent, kayak, Kayaking, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoor Adventure Show, outdoor products, Outdoors, outdoors show, Parks, Presentation, tent, Trails, Uncategorized, vendors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With months of anticipation, the day had finally come!  The Outdoor Adventure Show was in Toronto and I was ready to go! By recommendation of my friend at Ontario Trails, this show was a great place to network and meet contacts and with my blog CamperChristina.com still in it's first year, I wanted to make the best impression possible. I contacted my friend Stacey to help me design a logo, which would be used to put [...]

January 2016

Winter Glamping, Camping & Adventuring – Tips I’ve Learned & Your Input!!

By | 2016-01-26T07:46:28+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Categories: Algonquin, Bear Barrel, Bear vault, bearproof, camping, camping tips, Canada, cold, cooking, Exploring, food, Food storage, glamping, gloves, homemade, hot tent, Mew Lake, Nature, Ontario, outdoor products, Outdoors, Parks, pot set, pots, summer tent, tarps, teepee, tent, tentcamping, texting gloves, tipi, tips, Uncategorized, water, winter, winter camping tips, winterglamping, yurt|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether you are camping in a tent or glamping in a yurt, things are different in the winter, than they are in the warmer seasons.  I am very new to the whole winter camping/glamping scene but I have learned a tonne of things already and wanted to share them with you, if you are thinking of embarking on a winter camping or glamping trip.  Please feel free to comment and add your own tips at [...]

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