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Family Canoe Camping

Many parents would like to know how old a child should be before getting into a canoe. The truth is that it has more to do with parents’ canoe skills than the age of the child. If the parents are experienced canoeists then canoeing with one-year old would be safe and had been successfully done before.

Camping Tips for Women

I often find that being a woman offers some challenges that men do not have to face. It is true for camping as it is in life, but let’s concentrate on the camping aspect.

Tent Camping vs. RVing

The jury is still out on the subject what is better: tent camping or RVing.

Camping in Heat

Last week we had an unusual heat wave in Ontario. People in the cities suffered and stayed indoors close to their air-conditioners.

But I was lucky to be camping and able to go outside and enjoy the beach.

Bicycle Camping with Kids

Many good cyclists love the idea of taking the whole family camping by bike. Certainly you can’t beat the savings that can be achieved this way.

Camping with Infants

As my mother used to say: infants are not made of sugar and will not melt. Although they are very vulnerable, for thousands of years they had to survive in less than ideal conditions and thrive in the wilderness. In general babies are very resilient and can go anywhere their parents go. Like all kids they love to be outside.

Camping and Ticks

Camping in a Thunderstorm

Kids Hiking Boots

Hiking is a very popular activity while camping. Whether going for a simple walk or doing some serious backpacking, it is a great way to explore and children love it.

Solar Powered Camping

May the Force Be with You... I mean solar power! It is not only environmentally friendly, but becomes cheaper and more and more practical for camping.


6 Tips for Camping on a Tight Budget


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Camping is considered a cheaper alternative to many other travel options. But as many new campers realized, the costs of purchasing new camping equipment add up and may not be as cheap as we would like.

Sunscreen Controversy

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To use sunscreen or not, this is the question many parents ask. While dermatologists were advising using sunscreen or even sunblock for little children for years, some parents, and many natural health proponents believe that it may be more harmful than helpful.

Would You Let Your Teen Sail Alone?

School Trip to an Urban Conservation Area

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This was my son’s school trip to plant aquatic plants at Tommy Thomson Park aka Leslie Street Spit.

Tips for Road Trips: Our Road Trip to Chicago

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So it was the Memorial Day weekend in the US and we decided to go on a long road-trip to visit our friends. We should have gone camping, but no, instead we decided to go all the way from Toronto to Chicago (845 km). I found Google maps to be very convenient, since you don’t really need any more of the cumbersome maps of every state and city you are passing any more. All the directions are right there and an estimated time of travel as well. But that does not include stops or traffic jams.