I Love Autumn

Every Labour Day a change happens in me. I believe it’s the realization that September has actually arrived and fall is around the corner. This change is not a bad thing, rather it is an invigorating, and more positive outlook that I experience. For me, autumn...

Family Fun at Maple Sugar Bush

Growing up in Southern Ontario, I always thought of March as maple syrup season.  Now having just come out of the grasp of winter, I was excited about getting the family outdoors for the first warm (above freezing) weekend in March. The night before the outing, we did...

Preparing Your Yard and Garden for Spring

It’s spring and the snow has melted.  You look around your yard and see dead leaves, overgrown bushes, and a patchy lawn but you’re eager to start welcoming the warmer weather by getting your yard ready for flowers, BBQ’s and a nice lawn for the kids...

Outdoorsing it with the Family on a Budget

Enjoying the great outdoors can be an experience that no child forgets. He carries the memory of fond and familiar times spent in nature’s playground with him into adulthood, and one day passes on the desire to explore mother-nature to his offspring. The memory of...

Review: North49 Crank Lantern

Our field staff was given the task to find and test a camping lantern with a renewable source of energy. Green camping was on our minds and besides the environmental concerns of battery disposal and fuel combustion, carrying around batteries or extra fuel can be heavy...

Kids & Healthy Peanut Butter

For many kids, peanut butter is a favourite food.  It has a great taste, interesting texture, and it can be spread on many foods, most notably peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, peanut butter & banana sandwiches, and peanut butter on toast.  Some parents argue...