Our 7-day Paddling and Camping Adventures 25

Wow, what a camping adventure we had in late June and I’m just now getting around to recapping it.  Let me first start off my saying that we were completely off the grid, away from our cell phones and unreachable for a whole S E V E N days in late June and it was glorious.  Leading up to the trip, I was getting anxious because that meant I couldn’t check my personal iPhone, nor could I check my work iPhone and frankly, the volume of emails I was going to face coming out of our camping trip was enough to […]

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Things You Need to Learn in order to have a (more) Enjoyable Camping Experience 14

There are certain things that you’ll need to learn, accept, or let go of when you’re going on a camping or paddling trip.  While every camping experience will differ, going on an interior camping trip where you’re off the grid, away from any sort of civilization, there are certain things you’ll need to understand and accept, so that you have a more enjoyable trip.  Things such as: comfort items, things you need to survive, or your wants … Funny story:  Back when I starting going “camping” when I was 16 to 18 years old, (and I use the word “camping” […]

Camping Essentials 6

What to Pack for a Big Camping Trip It’s no lie I’d been counting down for months to our big, seven-day paddling trip that started on June 23, and having been on many camping trips in my day, I thought I’d share what we pack for these kinds of trips and the reasons why. Now let me backtrack a little for you. Fifteen years ago, if you’d have asked me what camping was like, I would have told you it involved booze, good friends, blow dryers and curling irons, cute outfits to impress nearby boys…. yeah, you’d laugh your pants […]

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