Happy New Year! Get ready for a good old fashioned Nor’ Easter Winter Storm or blizzard the first week of 2018. Note quite what I was expecting this winter season. It’s been very cold in our region of Halifax Nova Scotia. Knowing that the jet stream will determine if we will get rain or snow […]
Getting into the backcountry or simply car camping, you end up learning from your adventures and trying new things. This is what we’ve assembled in this section. You will find posts involving camping, navigation, bushcraft, geocaching, survival, prepping and everything else outdoor related.
Take a look, leave a comment. We are always looking for ideas, or tips on what we’re doing.
2017 Black Friday and Holiday season had some nice buys for those wanting to upgrade a dedicated GPS unit. I’ll mention low, medium and high price options to consider buying. I talk mostly about Garmin as this is what is dominating the sales charts, store availability at my local big box stores and […]
On my latest road trip with “the boys”, it lead us along New Hampshire I-93 for Lincoln. Along the scenic drive we entered Franconia Notch State Park and noticed all the road signs for the attractions. I didn’t have anything planned, rather we were heading for Lincoln Woods trails. A last minute decision to take […]
A deadly and busy 2017 Atlantic hurricane season so far (Harvey, Irma, Maria) has kept us glued to the TV. At one point, my wife looks at me and asked “So, what’s our plan”? I answered that I’ll get back to her. Traditionally our organized camping gear was the usual answer IF we were stuck […]
Labour Day is a busy time of year at Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia. It is one of the last weekends to enjoy summer like weather in the backcountry. As a result a good chunk of the backcountry sites were occupied as many were opting to canoe camp across a few sites. So I […]
I finally got time and the weather cooperated that I decided to drive up to Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia to do some paddling. My timing was apt as there was a learn to paddle weekend going on, so lots of people out of the water. If you remember, I had bought used an […]
I recorded a livestream where I activated the Garmin inReach Explorer+ in real-time. The activation process is the same for all current inReach models, including the SE+ and previous generation. tldr; You need 2 emergency contacts, credit card and 20 minutes with your computer (includes 10 minutes to activate the device outside) to get setup […]
After nine good years as our primary family camping tent, it’s time to retire the Chinook Twin Peaks Guide 6 tent. At time of recording, the tent is still available on Amazon as such I recommend it as a great budget tent for a young family of four or couple that want a lot of […]
If you are into woodworking, there is a chain of stores in Canada called Lee Valley Tools that’s been around for a number of years specializing in traditional wood working tools. They had a series of canoe paddle events due to Canada 150 celebrations so I decided to sign up for the event held in […]