How to Choose the Perfect Campsite

The Perfect Campsite

Is camping your favorite type of vacation? There’s nothing quite like getting up close and personal with nature! But don’t think that you can pitch a tent anywhere in the woods and have a relaxed and worry-free camping experience.  Where you camp can make or break your holiday. Choosing the wrong campsite can put you […]

Is a Dutch Oven Worth Using While Winter Camping?

One of the best ways to cook a delicious meal while out camping is to use the traditional Dutch Oven. It seems everyone that’s tried it are absolute die-hard fans. However, campers that haven’t cooked a meal with one generally question if it’s worth the weight and bulk. I generally use my Dutch Oven during […]

Is a Dutch Oven Worth Using While Winter Camping?

One of the best ways to cook a delicious meal while out camping is to use the traditional Dutch Oven. It seems everyone that’s tried it are absolute die-hard fans. However, campers that haven’t cooked a meal with one generally question if it’s worth the weight and bulk. I generally use my Dutch Oven during […]

Kevin Callan’s Classic Camp Gear

Kevin hauling his camp gear

Maybe I shouldn’t have cleaned my gear shed. Finding a camp mug I’d used back in days of my high school “outers club,” or watching VHS tapes of past camping trips, really got me thinking. It’s obvious that things change. It’s a natural process. Heck, twenty years ago I had a mullet and wore John […]

How To Make Cowboy Coffee

Enjoying Cowboy Coffee

True camp coffee is nothing but real grounds-and-water-in-the-pot coffee. Bring water to a rolling boil, take it off the heat source, dump in one generous tablespoon of coffee grounds per cup of water, and let it steep (covered) alongside the campfire for approximately five to ten minutes. To settle the grounds, tap a spoon on […]

Crazy Way to Protect Yourself from a Bear

Coming up with innovative ways to adapt to Mother Nature’s rules is what most fishing lodge operators do on a daily basis, but this could be one of the most outrageous ideas for composting we’ve ever witnessed. Owner of Errington’s Wilderness Island in Ontario’s Chapleau Game Preserve, Al Errington, has been working in concert with […]

Camping on Crown Land

Camping on Crown Land

Check out my latest KCHappyCamper video about Crown land camping and how to use the Atlas, and figure out what species of fish are in the lakes and if/when they were stocked.  One of the Best Wilderness Assets Finding a piece of Crown land—a place that has good campsites, great fishing, and no crowds—is like […]

Sustainable Self-Reliant Living in the New Economy

Self-Reliant Living

A Better Place Economists look at the unprecedented growth of the global economy and of international trade and investment and see a promising future with more of the same. That was pre-pandemic. Things have changed now. It’s been a long time coming. Ecologists have always seen the economy in conflict with the environment everywhere:  collapsing […]

Is It Illegal to Go Off-Grid?

Is It Illegal to Go Off-Grid?

Going Off-Grid in Ontario means that you are able to produce your own renewable energy to cover your unique needs and establish complete freedom and independence from local distribution companies! Say goodbye to unexpected energy expenses and increase your own ability to be less dependent.  There is no better time than now to become more independent. Today, […]