Aside postReasons I’ve told my wife that I need to go camping.

8 Foolproof excuses to go camping when your other half doesn’t want you too. Actual reasons I’ve told my wife why I need to go camping.

The long weekend is coming up in a few short days. This usually marks the start of the paddling season for many people. But what do you do if your other half, doesn’t want you to go?

Luckily, this year my wife can’t wait to come with me, but other people aren’t always so lucky. Never fear, ManCamping is here to help. Below are some fool proof excuses that we’ve come up with to help you get out into the wild. Go on ManCamper… Through one of these reasons in the air and go enjoy your weekend. 

  1.  I’ve peed on things that I will lose ownership of if I don’t update my pee on again soon… Dogs and wolves do it…
  2. It’s good for my mental health and you constantly ask if I need help.. or of I’ve had myself checked lately.
  3. You need some time away from me.. your starting to swing that frying pan at me so hard your losing control of it.
  4. Reuniting my canoe with a lake is the most romantic thing I can think of.. you understand.. I’m doing this for love.
  5. I’m just going to go get some milk… (Comes back 3 days later)… With milk.
  6. I met a beaver tribe that have made me their king. I must lead my people.
  7. I’m going to see this guy about a new puppy. (Works EVERY time)
  8. Buy her a trip to Iceland.. Yes this has actually happened in the ManCamping world. I’m serious 😎

Happy paddling!

Aside postTattler Lake Algonquin Park – Ice Out Trip 2017

Tattler Lake Algonquin Park

After a long winter, our first canoe trip of the season finally came to light! A great weekend in Algonquin Park.  As always, there were some ups and some downs on this trip, so we decided to tell the story in the form of a letter to Algonquin Provincial Park. Enjoy!

PSA: The water is damn cold – Wear Your PFD!  Trips aren’t awesome when you die. Just sayin’.

Dear Algonquin Provincial Park,

I am writing this strongly worded letter to you, in order to inform you of my most recent visit to the park  and the experience that I had from April 28th – April 30th 2017. There was some unpleasantness… But please allow me to set the stage for you with a little bit of the backstory here before I get into my list of things I’d like you to fix.

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Aside postWe’re Going Nuts…

We expect that many of you are. The warm weather is here, the ice is retreating back to the North from the hell in which it came!!! Ok, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but we’ve had enough of the cold weather. We are Canadian, but even we have our limits.

It’s time to paddle!

While our first trip is still just over a week away, we know that some of you are already out there paddling away. Let me be the first to say that:
A) We are jealous… No bones about it.
B) We want to make sure you’re all geared up for the season!

Over the next few weeks, we will be putting items on sale in our store for you. Each week (Tuesday – Sunday) there will be different items on sale. Make sure you check it out if you are in the market for something… And even if you’re not – check it out anyways.

Here is the link to what’s on sale this week: ManCamping Sale Items

If there is something you want to see on sale, comment below. No promises but we will see what we can do!

 Just a few of the items on sale this week:

After this… We promise it’s back to the camping ridiculousness you are used to with us. Stay tuned for our first trip report of the year. It is usually a pretty interesting one lol.

Aside postFire Piston = Fire God! A fire starter you probably haven’t tried.

Fire Piston

There is something I find really interesting about the Outdoor industry: It’s backwards. Backwards from almost any industry I can think of. We start off using the most up to date gear and technology, and then we start learning the old ways. The love of wilderness skills usually comes after we have all the tech and gadgets. Most industries are constantly moving forward as fast as they can. You wouldn’t even dream of using a cell phone from even 10 years ago. Outdoor people, we forge our own path, and we do the opposite. We are wanting to learn skills from hundreds of years ago, to use today. This is especially true when it comes to making fires out in the wild.  Continue reading

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