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Happy Birthday, Ellen!!

It was our second trip of the year and it was a great one.

It was Ellen’s Birthday weekend and we chose to stay at the all inclusive Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park on Bottle lake. Why is it all inclusive you ask? Well, unlike our interior trips, this single-lake paddle allowed us to bring a full sized dining tent, a cooler of fresh (not dehydrated) food and some celebratory beverages to honour the birthday girl. We had it all.

It was a great way to repair from the disappointment of our first trip this year, and we consider this to be our true kick-off to the camping season.

A video of this b-day adventure is below. Enjoy!

~TwoCanoe Crew

Backcountry Burrito Bonanza

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It’s a backcountry burrito bonanza. We are serving up an eggs-quisite meal for the great outdoors.

Preparing food in the wilderness where kitchen conveniences are not available should be easy, fun and delicious.

To help you with your camp meal preperation, we have provided an easy-to-make and delicious-to-eat breakfast recipe.

Sunrise Breakfast Burritos ( 4 servings )

What you’ll need:

  • 4 large tortillas
  • 1/2 cup of powdered eggs (makes approx. 6 eggs)
  • 3/4 cups of water
  • 1 package shelf stable bacon
  • 1 large potato
  • Tbsp cooking oil
  • Your favorite toppings

Directions

1. Prepare your egg mixture. Combine water and powdered eggs and set aside. If you purchased a retail package of powdere eggs, follow the directions on the package.
2. Chop your potato into bite-sized cubes. Add oil to pot or pan. Fry until tender for approx. 10-15 mins. on medium-high heat. If your stove only has one setting – high, like the whisperlite – keep an eye on the potatoes and stir to keep from burning. Set aside. We season with roasted red pepper and garlic seasoning for some extra flavor and also place inside a container and rest it inside a pot cozy to maintain its heat.
3. Cook your egg mixture by simmering on medium-low heat. If your stove does not simmer, stir constantly to avoid burning the eggs. After approx. 2 mins the eggs will start to solidify. Continue cooking until all the eggs are solid but still moist. Set aside.
4. In the same pot, heat your shelf stable bacon. This is fully cooked so it only requires 30-60 secs to heat up.
5. Add potatoes, eggs, bacon and your favorite toppings to a tortilla, wrap and enjoy. We like to top with Ketchup or rehydrated salsa, shredded cheese, salt and pepper to taste.

With a breakfast like this you’ll wish every morning started with a little sun and salsa!

We’re back from our winter hibernation!

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Yes, the TwoCanoe crew goes into hibernation along with many of our woodland friends. In fact, it seems like we went into hibernation a little early last year. But this was not for lack of getting out there, but getting in here…on the computer. Fortunately, our winter hiatus is over and we are back in action.

What do we have in store for this camping season? Well, we are going to reminisce about our end of season trips from last year. We have recipes, videos, gear reviews, tips, etc. We are also very eager to revisit our online wilderness community!

We are glad to be back and can’t wait to enjoy this season’s camping adventures with you all!

Sincerely,

The TwoCanoe Crew
Ellen, Michelle, André & Anthony

Sleep Tight

Spring camping, gotta keep warm at night, no matter how foolish you look. Although I think I look pretty damn good in this photo, for the 3.6% of me that you can see anyways! I can see why Michelle sticks around, she’s a pretty lucky girl…

Ok, all kidding aside, it was very cold on our trip to Vixen lake last weekend, the temperatures dipped below 0 (celsius) overnight. It’s important to have proper gear to avoid hypothermia and a mummy bag with a hood can help acheive sufficient warmth. This mummy bag by Marmot, the Trestles 30, is a -1 rated bag (30 Farenheit) and on it’s own it was not very warm at these temperatures. The addition of a bag liner definately made the nights sleep a little more bearable. Ellen, Anthony and Michelle all had fleece liners, I had a synthetic bag liner from Sea to Summit. Although they were all cozy in their fleece bags, I still found my sleep to be slighly uncomfortable due to the chill in the air. Regardless, I was able to sleep and we were sufficiently prepared.

~André