Feedback and favorite memories from our adventures at Rollins Pond Campground

Review: Rollins Pond Campground

Rollins Pond Campground in the Adirondacks (New York State) is a fun spot to take the family camping and try...

MSR Whisperlite and pot set

Review: MSR’s WhisperLite Stove

I first learned how to cook on the MSR WhisperLite when I went back to school.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Recap: Banff Mountain Film Festival – Ottawa

You get goosebumps when you hear its theme music. You know that voice – the one that comes deep from Richard...

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Book Review: StrengthsFinder 2.0

StrengthsFinder 2.0 By Tom Rath 174 pp. Gallup Press. $25 CAD (online at or $15 USD (online at

Algonquin Portage Pack

Review: Level Six’s Algonquin Portage Pack

Knowing that I’d be guiding most of the summer, I decided it was time to own my own canoe pack....

MEC Spark UL 1+

Review: MEC Spark UL 1+

In late spring I knew the summer of 2016 had the potential to be hot. I didn’t want to sweat...

Book Review: Nature Cure

Or: Three Things You Need to Know about Richard Mabey’s Nature Cure   I had grand plans of writing a...

MEC's TGV 2 Tent in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

Review: MEC’s TGV 2 Tent

I bought Mountain Equipment Co-op’s TGV 2 tent two years ago over the Labor Day 2012 weekend, just before the...

gregory deva backpack on a canoe trip

Review: Gregory’s Deva 85 Backpack

I wish I had known what I know now about backpacks and trying on backpacks after working a summer at MEC...

Eagle's nest at the Wild Center

Recap: The Wild Center

The girls ran up the walkway at the Wild Center, following the noise of the crowd, their young legs seemingly...

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