Issue: 2017-07-12, Photo: courtesy of Greg Komaromi

It makes sense that Yukon Women in Music came up with the idea for a series of campfire sing-alongs during a campfire sing-along. It was the summer of 2015 when a couple members of the organization, including BJ MacLean, were camping at Pine Lake. more

Jul. 12, 2017 midnight Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Pixabay

On a recent half-day ice-fishing adventure with our son, I got to experience some of the benefits of a portable burn barrel that he has been using for the past five or six years. He puts it to use throughout the year, but spring/autumn hunts and... more

Mar. 15, 2017 midnight Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Sometimes, you just need cake. I've baked this from scratch before, but this is the one time I'm going to advocate boxed over homemade: when you're deep in the backcountry it's just too much fuss to pack in all the things you need to make a decent... more

Mar. 15, 2017 midnight

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Sometimes when you're in the bush you need lots of calories, but you don't have lots of time (or energy) left at the end of the day. By prepping the first part of this three part recipe for dinner, you have yourself a hearty, quick breakfast, as... more

Mar. 01, 2017 midnight


Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Tess Casher

The Yukon boasts of many iconic landscapes/experiences/situations and on one glorious night I experienced a few of them. The beginning was simple enough. Our church was putting on a bonfire retreat at a farm owned by a youth leader’s family... more

Jan. 11, 2017 midnight Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Rhoda Merkel

From beading to working with hide and hair, “Textile and fashion endeavours are followed by a huge number of locals,” says Heiko Hähnsen. He’s the director of the Junction Arts and Music, or JAM, an organization that “nurtures the arts”, according... more

Aug. 11, 2016 midnight Haines Junction

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Wildland Fire Management

On July 2, 1998, as Canada Day weekend celebrations carried out across the Yukon, a wildfire ignited. It was one of the largest and most expensive wildfires in the history of the territory. It was preventable and began after a campfire was not... more

Jul. 14, 2016 midnight Yukon Outside

DIY Campfire Treats for Kids

Just building and helping to keep a fire going is great fun for kids of all ages. There is something magical about being near an open fire. A fire is even more of a happy time when incredible edibles are created even by closely supervised toddlers. more

May 12, 2016 midnight , Yukon Families


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We get pretty good at fire-starting if we light enough fires, but there are some ways to make it even easier. Solid-fuel fire-starters work well but kerosene-dampened chainsaw chips are always successful at minimal cost.If you cut your own firewood.. more

Sep. 10, 2015 midnight Yukon Hunting - Fishing


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Salmon can be grilled in your oven. Then, it’s referred to as broiling. It can also be grilled on the barbeque, or carefully over a campfire. During our lengthy winters broiling is the usual method at our house, but occasionally I dig the snow... more

May 14, 2015 midnight

A little research shows me that “camp coffee” and “cowboy coffee” are the same thing, but maybe originated in different locations. more

Oct. 23, 2014 midnight Yukon Food & Drink

If you like to camp in comfort and enjoy a challenge, take a Dutch oven. Breads, bannock, cinnamon buns, upside-down-cake, succulent meats and baked fish are taken to a new dimension over an open fire. The trick is to keep only a few coals... more

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