Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big advocate of pfd’s… heck any safety measures depending on what you’re doing. I even wear climbing gear when I climb certain trees 😊 I know some people laugh at the idea and I guess to each their own, but admittedly I’m not very comfortable paddling with folks… Continue reading Safety first!
I think I’m having one of those days. You know those days when everything seems to be a little bit harder. When you second-guess yourself a little bit more. You get more bad news. And when you just want to go home and crawl under the covers and stay there until 2025. I won’t get… Continue reading Dog food for the backcountry
I read an article in the newspaper today that got me thinking. Actually I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. What if camping is too hard on your dog? This article I read talked about whether or not dogs love us as much as we love them. According to this author they most certainly… Continue reading Senior dogs camping
You have that song in your head now don’t you? If not that’s OK, you aren’t missing much… it just reminds me of my 20’s long long ago 😉 So today I didn’t feel so much like the hike I had planned. Instead I wanted to tackle a project that was inspired by another blogger.… Continue reading I’m the firestarter
Already? Yeah, you know I really didn’t love the whole “If I can do it”, thing when I started. But I felt like writing and that’s what popped into my head at the time. But I have to admit, it bugs me. It really really bugs me. You see, I’d intended to talk about some… Continue reading I need a new name
I wanted to check and see if I could add a video just for kicks. I’m really not much of a writer, but I could certainly chat on video for a while. (Maybe that’s because I talk to myself a lot?) (I love those Bluetooth cell phone attachments that let you get away with talking… Continue reading Backcountry vs. Car camping
Never trust that word is auto saving. And that’s all I’m going to say about that. Dang. I just wrote so much and it’s gone. Anyhow, I woke early today (June 9th) to head out to Kawartha highlands park for my first solo backcountry-ish camping adventure with Goliath. Problem is, I feel like dirt.… Continue reading 1st solo trip report – before setting out
Maybe the title is a bit much. But that pretty much sums up how I felt while I was out there. I’ve heard people say that it’s amazing or “Badass”, to venture out into the woods alone. I definitely felt as if I had a few great moments of badassery. Is that a word? It… Continue reading 1st solo trip – AKA Badass vs. Dumbass
I tend to use this phrase a lot. Life is always more fun when you view everything as an adventure, a learning opportunity, or stepping stone, instead of an obstacle or hurdle. Yes, I’m that person: going into overtime at the end of the work day, the water heater springs a leak and the septic… Continue reading Always an Adventure!