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Fall Trips – What You Should Know

The nights are getting cooler. The days are getting shorter. The leaves are changing colour. This can only mean one thing – WINTER IS ON ITS WAY! But first we get to enjoy the wonder of Ontario’s autumn. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll be outside as much as possible during the fall. If …

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Get Out of My Food

Have you ever been lying in your tent at night, listening to something scratching at your cooler or crunching on your food? Questions running through your head: “Should I get out and scare it away? What if it’s a bear? What if it attacks us? …” This doesn’t have to be you. There are three …

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How to Store your Tent

Whether you are camping, hiking or going on a canoe trip, your tent is your most important piece of equipment. So, when you get home, it should get the royal treatment and not just be thrown in the basement or attic. It needs to be cleaned, aired out, dried and properly stored. Otherwise, mould and …

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lions and tigers and BEARS, OH MY!

One of the main reasons that people go into the wilderness is to hopefully see some wildlife. Moose, deer and especially bears are just some of the amazing animals that we would all love to see. While we do want to see them, we must think about our safety, especially when dealing with bears. In …

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Puppy Steps

Have you ever thought that it might be fun to take your dog canoeing with you? Well, if you’ve thought of it, then I’m sure your dog has, too. There are some very important things to consider before you and your four-legged companion jump into the canoe. For example, first your dog has to be …

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Spring Skiing

WILL WINTER EVER END? Yes it will but not for another month – at least. However, this can be a good thing. Late winter and early spring time can produce some of the best cross country skiing of the season. Spring skiing is great because the snow is fast, the sun is warm, the days …

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Stop BUGGING Me!

  BUGS!!! Mosquitoes, black flies, deerflies…the list goes on and on. Every year, it’s the same thing, once the weather starts to warm up, we become dinner to those pesky, bugs. So what can we do to avoid being eaten alive? Still Water If you don’t want to be on the menu, then you will …

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Canoe History

ORIGIN The word “canoe” comes from the Carib people’s word “kenu” (dugout). The Carib tribes would use hollowed out tree logs to travel between the Caribbean islands. EARLY YEARS Early North American canoes were generally made with a cedar frame and ribs, which was then covered by a birch bark shell. The frame and ribs …

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