Number 2 in the woods

Second solo trip to the backcountry!   What did you think I meant? This one was fantastic. Not that the last time wasn’t, but it was definitely much better. The weather was perfect, especially on the days I was paddling the kayak. Even the thunderstorm waited patiently for me to set up the tent and the… Continue reading Number 2 in the woods

Safety first!

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!

Dog food for the backcountry

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 need a new name

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

1st solo trip report – before setting out

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

1st solo trip – AKA Badass vs. Dumbass

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

In the beginning

So how does the story begin? It’s hard to say really.  When I was young I was always outside.  Typically found following my big brother around. I liked the outdoors. We had a huge forest behind our house and we always used to hop the fence to go swing on the vine over the big… Continue reading In the beginning