Monthly Archives: April 2011

Camping Gear: Clothing

One of the most discussed camping questions is how much clothing one should bring on a camping trip. Many hard-core backcountry campers only pack one change of clothes for their entire trip. Although this rule is practical for backcountry camping, … Continue reading

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Long Point Provincial Park – The Best Beach on Lake Erie

If you are looking for the best beach and a place to camp at on Lake Erie, then look no further then Long Point Provincial Park. I’ve been to all of the Ontario Provincial Parks along the Lake Erie shoreline … Continue reading

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Turkey Point Provincial Park – Features a Golf Course

I have to admit; Turkey Point Provincial Park is one of the more disappointing Ontario Parks campgrounds that I have camped at. This is primarily because the layout is somewhat different to typical Ontario Parks’ campgrounds. For example, there is … Continue reading

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Camping Gear: Tarp

A tarp (tarpaulin) can be used as a canopy to provide overhead protection from the rain and can also be rigged to provide some protection from the wind. Less expensive tarps are made out of polyethylene, which is a lightweight, … Continue reading

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Camping Gear: Sleeping Pads (Mats) and Air Mattresses

I cannot sleep well without a sleeping pad or air mattress under my sleeping bag when camping. With just a sleeping bag on the floor of the tent, sticks, stones, roots, and other debris create a great deal of discomfort. … Continue reading

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Camping Gear: Sleeping Bag

After reading my previous post, you will probably conclude that having a warm, good quality sleeping bag is very high on my list when it comes to going camping. This would be correct. A few years ago I purchased a … Continue reading

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Camping Gear: Are You Shivering in Your Sleeping Bag?

A few years ago, our family went on a three-night camping trip to Balsam Lake Provincial Park, in the middle of May. The weather was unseasonably cold and wet for the entire trip. The temperatures dipped to 3ºC at night … Continue reading

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