Monthly Archives: May 2011

Have You Ever Cut a Camping Trip Short because of Rain?

This spring we have had a lot of rain and cooler temperatures in Ontario and I’m sure many of you have already been drenched on some of your camping trips. I have been drenched many times on camping trips over … Continue reading

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Encounters with Black Bears

Back in August 2005, we were on a camping trip at Killbear Provincial Park. One morning, I was the first one in our family to wake up, around 6:30 am. As I unzipped our tent and looked across the road … Continue reading

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Good Camping Habits Ensures That Camping Is More Enjoyable for All

Each year I notice that there are many people going camping for the first time in campgrounds across Ontario. It should be noted that having good camping habits ensures that you enjoy your camping trip and have a great time … Continue reading

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Cook Safely While You Camp

A camping stove is a necessity at the campsite, however it must be operated properly to ensure that it is safe for all. If you have just purchased a new camping stove, learn how to use it in your backyard … Continue reading

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Keeping Bears and other Wild Animals off Your Campsite

Do not leave food unattended on your campsite or anywhere else, while camping. Always clean up and put food away after every meal. In the summer of 2010 while camping at Algonquin Park, I could not get over how sloppy … Continue reading

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Black Flies and Mosquitoes – Two Bugs That Can Wreak Havoc on Ontario Campers

I will never forget the time when, camping as a child in Algonquin Provincial Park, the black flies were so bad that we had bites all over our bodies. It was late June and it had been rainy and cool … Continue reading

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Setting Up Camp: Tarp

If you do not have a screen house, you should hang a tarp over your dining area. If you plan to “wing it” without one, you are asking for trouble, especially with the constant rainfall we have been receiving in … Continue reading

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