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A guy trying to get away from his desk so that he can fish, hike, play and just plain be in the outdoors.

Ross Lake Hammock Ramble – Part 2

In Early summer my brother-in-law and I returned to Ross Lake (the location for our backpacking packrafting trip). This time it was a fun overnight hammock hang. This is day 2 – with a bit of gear lists and our trip out. Hope your summer has been fantastic!     …

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Ross Lake Hammock Ramble – Part 1

In Early summer my brother-in-law and I returned to Ross Lake (the location for our backpacking packrafting trip). This time it was a fun overnight hammock hang. Hope your summer has been fantastic!     Enjoy!

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EccoTemp L5 – A portable, tankless propane hot water heater

How do you stay clean on your outdoor adventures? I’m sure all of us have that moment when we “could really use a hot shower” to clean off – whether that’s at the campsite, on the road, at the cabin, or even in the yard after a day of hard …

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The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide 2nd Edition – Book Review

A couple years after National Geographic released Andrew Skura’s first edition of the ultimate hiker’s gear guide, they’ve come out with a fully updated Second Edition. Having reviewed the first book, and having heard good things about the updated version I eagerly said, “yes” to the opportunity to review it. …

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The Jump – How to tell a very short story with video

Last weekend the family was out skating and playing out on a frozen pond in rural Saskatchewan. (Don’t worry, I had to spell check that one too). In the midst of our adventure a friend wanted some tips on putting together a video, so we spent a few fun minutes …

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Flying a DIY model aircraft

My nephew is a bit of a wiz when it comes to building and fixing things. He’s an early teen now and has been taking apart, fixing and re-assembling small engines for years. Recently he started buying components for remote control aircraft online and has been his own air frames. …

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Winter update from Canada

Tonight I’ll be lighting a bbq under my tractor and plowing the snow. That may sound like a mixed metaphor, but like the featured image above, I’m being entirely transparent. I looked at my site and wow! It has been a long time since I posted anything. Don’t fear! We’re …

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5 Great Trips to survive the US election

Rioting, looting, violence, marshal law,  I’m sure you’re worried what will be the fallout of November 2016. I’m sorry to say I actually have no advice on what to do about Black Friday Sales. However, if you want to hide from US politics for a little while, here are 5 …

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Local Lion 50L Backpack

This unlikely package arrived on my doorstep a few months ago from Gearbest.com, an online retailer, since then, I’ve used it a lot. This 50L dufflebag / backpack cross packs a punch at $32 shipping included. Check out the details below and see what we think.   Features 600D water resistant nylon …

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Father Son Fishing Trip at Murtle Lake [Video]

For years I’ve been hoping to get out on a multi-day canoeing/fishing trip in the back country. We managed it finally and this is the result. Get out and make memories that will last.

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Gander Mountain Northern Lights 10-person tent with Vestibule

Setting up camp for a few days and need a bit of luxury? Check out Gander Mountain’s Northern Lights 10-person tent and vestibule. If you’re looking to go big on a budget then this tent is worth a look. Gander Mountain asked us if we were interested in checking out …

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Murtle Lake 2016 – Lightning, Fish and Food

Last year we introduced ourselves to the fantastic and unpredictable lake known as Murtle Lake. This year we went back with high expectations and good food… It did not disappoint. Never trust the forecast when you head up there. A week before, the weather reports stated solid rain. What awaited …

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