cmkl: Four days, 86kms, one root fire: fall trip in Algonquin Park

Chatty write-up with photos, GPX file and numbers about the annual Chris-Martin fall canoe trip. Nine years and counting. This year we rambled through main street Algonquin Park on the hottest September weekend anyone has ever seen. Read more The post Four days, 86kms, one root fire: fall trip in Algonquin Park appeared first on ...

cmkl: Weekend in Frontenac Provincial Park

Irene, Mallory and I had booked a weekend in Frontenac Provincial Park but my father died and the only weekend we could schedule for the memorial happened to be the one we’d booked in Frontenac.

Things Are Good: A Stove That Uses Fire to Charge Electronics

BioLite is a company that focuses on creating clean-burning stoves. We’ve looked at stoves before and why it’s important to create efficient stoves for a better planet and healthier people. Recently, an employee of BioLite gave a presentation at TEDx Montreal about the importance of clean stoves. The company has tied their business model of ...

cmkl: Lac Philippe: walk-in car camping weekend

So we got back from our weekend at Lac Philippe, one of Gatineau Park’s car camping hot spots. We were actually scheduled to stay tonight too, but the hurricane-inspired weather – cold, overcast, nasty wind – made us sorta think that maybe we could come home early. This far it hasn’t rained and there’s been ...

350 or bust: Civilization Isn’t That Civilized

Those of you who follow this blog will know that my family and I spent last week canoeing in the Woodland Caribou Provincial Park in northern Ontario’s boreal forest.  It seems that the world has done as well (or poorly) as usual without my daily posts here, and I confess to some reluctance about getting ...

cmkl: Heading to Frontenac Park. This should be interesting

We’re heading off tomorrow for some canoe-in camping. With the whole fam. Frontenac Park. No portages, but we do have to take all our stuff with us in the canoe and leave the car behind. Figure we’ll stay there for the whole reservation?

350 or bust: A Week Without Fossil Fuels

Woodland Caribou Provincial Park is a wilderness park located between Red Lake, Ontario and the Manitoba border. As Ontario’s 5th largest provincial park, covering 1.2 million acres (that’s 486,235 hectares) it offers over 1,600 kilometres of canoe routes over historic waterways. In Woodland Caribou, you can paddle the fur trade routes of the Hudson Bay ...

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany – Liz, cowboys, Arsenal and a cottage

1. Elizabeth May’s sudden crusade against Wi-Fi has disappointed me. I had thought she would latch on to an environmental issue that was beyond reproach. The tar sands. GHGs. Volatile organic compounds. Food safety. She had a lot to choose from. But no. She picks an issue which may or may not actually be an ...