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The Art of Camping

That is your favourite time at the fire? What makes the campfire the best place in world for you? Perhaps I am being a bit presumptuous in assuming that the fire holds the same allure for you as it does for me ... but it does, doesn't it? Read more

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Everything in nature has a purpose. The purpose of the Noble Mosquito [Culiseta longiareolata] is to keep our campsites from becoming overcrowded. Read more

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Nature Deficit Disorder. Really? I heard about this on CBC Radio the other day. So now there is an official term for spending too much time not camping (or experiencing nature somehow). It seems there is a label for just about everything these days. Read more

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As it is with anything else in life, camping is all about attitude. Yes, life is easier in a hermetically sealed, temperature-controlled living room, but you would miss out on the fresh air and the scent of pine that doesn't come out of a spray can. Read more

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A camping trip can only be a great camping trip if the food is great. The best camping food can often be described as that which cooks between the stick and the flame. Read more

The first camping trip of the year is unique in many ways. For one thing, there's the anticipation of finding out which critical thing you forgot to put in the camp box (you know the one, it's the one thing you promised yourself you wouldn't forget Read more

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Jean-Christophe Demers

Whether it's the weather or the yard work, some commitment on the weekend or the fact that you have family coming to visit in a week and you have to finish the trim in the spare room, some weekends you just can't get out camping. Read more

Haines Junction

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Jean-Christophe Demers

The Kathleen Lake Campground is a federal campground that lies just inside the borders of the Kluane National Park: a "World Heritage Site" and home of Mount Logan. Read more

Haines Junction

Tatchun Lake Campground has 20 campsites and none of them are a pull through site; there is a boat launch and a cook shelter. That's what you'll find in the campsite guides. Read more

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5 Mile Lake in Mayo doesn't have a campground playground. Not right in the campground, mind you, but there is one down the short lake at the day use area. Playgrounds at the campsite have become much more important in this third evolution of camping Read more

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Family camping is like the third evolution of camping (after being taken out to Algonquin Park with my parents) ... at least it is for me anyways. Read more

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