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Winter Camping: Improvised Shelter Lesson

The sun peeked through the cracks where our tarps didn’t overlap.

logbooks

Logbooks

While participating in the ODAN program, the instructors required that we keep logbooks detailing the relevant facts during each of...

Wilderness First Responder course

What is a Wilderness First Responder?

I first became a wilderness first responder in January 2013. I took an eighty-hour course at the start of the...

ODAN canoe trip

Abbreviated Trip Report: ODAN Canoe Trip

You may find it hard to believe, but before last weekend I’d never paddled in Algonquin Park.

swiftwater rescue swimming

Book Excerpt: Unwinding after Swimming

I got off the bus back at the lodge and headed straight for the cabin. I didn’t want to be...

learning curve

Career Change: Climbing the Learning Curve

It’s been five years since I decided to apply to Algonquin College’s ODAN program. Five. Years. It’s been three years...

fall camp

Book Excerpt: Welcome to Fall Camp

I crept to the edge of the rock as a nineteen year-old flung herself off of it into the swift...

Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley lessons learned

Back to School Adventures

It’s not what you think.

Campcraft is vital.

I Can Cook. Now Help Me With The Tarp.

Wind blew the rain into our camp kitchen. We were mostly dry, as dry as we could be after kayaking...

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Winter Travel: Snowshoes

This is the third in a series on winter camping. If you missed the first two posts, start here and then here....

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