When the gang at Birchbark Media signed me up for a film project along the eastern shore of Newfoundland, I didn’t have an issue with using kayak to float along a portion of its rugged ocean shoreline. After all, paddling a canoe on the Atlantic would be just darn silly.
Zombie culture is definitely on the rise — including in outdoor marketing. One simple remark about how campers are prepared for a zombie apocalypse and every major morning show in Canada was eager to have me on.
I like wearing wool. I always have. Some may think it's because I'm too cheap to buy some of the "fancier" fabrics on the market, or that I'm too "traditional" to go beyond wearing an old wool sweater. But that's not it at all.
Hot tenting beats cold camping, hands down. I remember the trip that changed everything for me. I was “cold camping” in Algonquin park, sleeping in my four-season tent at the end of a long and cold February day of snowshoeing through deep snow.
I have a new book coming out. It’s called Dazed But Not Confused: Tales of a Wilderness Wanderer. It will be released in early February by Dundurn Press.
The book is a collection of my best adventures — and misadventures — in the wilderness. Here’s a sample chapter. Enjoy.