We are not gear geeks but there are a few things we can’t do without. We are always ready to share our recommendations for stuff that is fun, unique and convenient. We will also share a few of our own inventions.
When he suggested buying a mesh tent to hang over the Thunderbox I thought he had lost his mind. We are not wimps. People will think we are ridiculous. We’ve camped for 30 years without one. It will cost money. My list of reasons for not doing this was long, but boy was I wrong. . . . Read More about Black Flies and Bathrooms
Honestly, I thought we were going to freeze to death the first time we slept in our new tent. It was early April when our nephew called us to say that they were going to camp on the long weekend because the forecast was calling for daytime temperatures of 17 degree Celsius. They invited us . . . Read More about In Tents
Over the years we have developed a checklist to help us arrive at camp with all the things we need. This list makes it much easier to get organized at home, especially if more than one person is doing the packing. We have included a copy of our Camping Checklist here. Feel free to use – . . . Read More about Camping Checklist
A few years ago our food barrel was knocked over by a gust of wind. When it fell the handle hit a rock and broke. We tried to fix it but it only lasted a season. It was time to search online for a new handle. We found a barrel supplier and contacted them. They . . . Read More about Food Barrels
It isn’t long after setting up camp that people start asking “has anyone seen….?” Things are misplaced quickly at a campsite, especially at a large site, so I totally understand the need to get organized. Who wants to spend their camping trip wandering around looking for a pot or a water filter? However, we are . . . Read More about Nails in Trees
On my first camping trip we drank the water out of the lake with our bailing buckets. I remember lying in the tent listening to my stomach growl. We were lucky no one got Beaver Fever – Giardia. Then we entered the days of lugging water jugs across portages. Water was like gold – it . . . Read More about Water Filters