The Camping Family

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How to Control Gear Accumulation(without being a gear addict)

Air out your gear after every use and it will last longer

Ice out in Algonquin  Park was literally just announced, for the paddling community has been sitting anxiously awaiting for the official declaration. You see not everyone is a year round camper, I know shocking right?! People have patiently awaited the…
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The Happy Camper announces new Winter Camping book

How excited are we for Kevin Callan’s new book! The Complete Guide to Winter Camping book from Firefly will be available this October. Pre-sale orders can be placed at http://www.amazon.ca/Complete-Guide-Winter-Camping/dp/1770859888. A brief description lists topics of both cold and hot…
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Turtle Awarness

Some of our friends at https://www.facebook.com/PaddleIn/ and http:///www.facebook.com/SometimesEventful/# over on Facebook have been talking about turtle conservation in support of International Turtle and Tortoise Awareness week. We’ve come across a great many turtles on our paddling adventures over the years.…
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How to keep the kids (minions) happy on a long portage!

We get asked a lot about how we manage portages (especially long ones) with 4 kids and 2 dogs along for the trip. Honestly I like to use incentive otherwise know as bribery and it works! I buy a whack…
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