I’ve absolutely been neglecting this website over the last couple of years. I haven’t been updating it with new trip information and I hadn’t been keeping tabs on it at all. It was maybe destined to end up in internet cemetery. Existing, but more as a snapshot in time, with lots of good information, if it was still 2017.
But, then I started getting lots of messages from people through the Contact Me page, and so I begrudgingly logged in to see what was going on. Turns out lots of people come to this page, apparently. I suppose it’s not too surprising, as it seems that the popularity of back country paddling and camping has skyrocketed. Maybe since the summer of 2020, when that was the only thing us Manitobans were able to do that summer, due to travel restrictions. I remember being a bit stressed out wondering if the back country would be swarmed with people and I’d never again be able to paddle into a campsite late in the evening because they’d all be taken. That didn’t quite happen – although I haven’t been on the more common Manitoba routes in a while.
Anyways, all that to say that I enjoy hearing from you – so please get in touch if you have any comments or even questions!
I’m working on a few trip reports so those will be coming up shortly. I’m also going to post about all the new gear we’ve used recently. For a decade or more we used the same basic stuff without really paying attention to new gear options. The only reason I realized our gear was completely and totally outdated and there were new options out there to make our trips easier, was when I started paddling with other people. Until then I didn’t know what I was missing. I am still extremely judicious when considering upgrading items. I really only want to buy something if it will drastically increase the quality of our trips.
I’m also going to share some back country recipes that I’ve enjoyed. I’ve been using my Excalibur dehydrator to prepare back country meals and over the last few years the quality of my dehydrated meals has improved quite a bit. So much so, that I actually think the recipes are worth sharing. 🙂