New YouTube video

New video is live! A short one on one of the trips from last year we took with the kids through Temagami. Thanks for watching. Advertisements

Tips Tuesday #2

We’re back for another tips Tuesday. Who makes a trip plan? Who then leaves the details with someone they know? It’s a good idea to leave a detailed version of your trip plan with friends or family. Marking where you’ll be staying and when. This way if something does happen to you help can be sent out right away and search and rescue can target the areas you were supposed to be traveling through? Now some folks might say “wait I have a spot device for emergencies like that!” True it’s great… Read More

Ode to the Black Fly

“I’ll die with the black flies picking my bones. In North Ontario” -The black fly song – So if you’re like me your FB feed is full of people who have already got out for their first paddle as they live further south or are lamenting about the remaining ice and dreaming about paddling a northern lake. I’m just here to remind you what follows iceout just a few short weeks later. Those are not birds in the photo , nor is it a fleet of airplanes soaring in the skies of… Read More

Food Barrel Friday #3

What’s the one piece of kitchen/cookware you can’t leave at home on a backcountry trip? Let us know in the comments below or better yet show us a photo. Food Barrel Friday continues…. As some of you may or may not know it’s Canada Water Week . Now I think we can all agree that without water we wouldn’t get very far as Canoeists. We travel on it, we fish from it, most importantly we drink it. So here’s a question for all of you. With choice of beverages in short supply… Read More

Water , Water everywhere. Don’t fall in the drink. 

Down the trail

“How to be a happy winter camper”- a guest post with Ontario Parks

You guys love reading right? Of course you do that’s why you’re browsing blogs. Head on down to OUR NEW GUEST POST. We greatly appreciate all the support and feedback we receive from all of you, which allows us to continue on the amazing adventure. Cheers -Matt

Hot Tenting- A review of the SnowTrekker EXP Crew 10×13 canvas tent

Hot tenting! Glorious hot tenting. It’ll be pretty hard to convince this guy to ever again go winter camping without a hot tent again. On January 31 2014 Team Paddle In set out for five wonderful days in Algonquin’s interior. But first we made a stop at Algonquin Basecamp. Chris and Robin were absolutely great to deal with. We strongly recommend them they have a wonderful outfitting store located near Access point 4 at the Amalguin Highlands information center. Lots of cool gear to rent or buy we’ll definitely be back. Chris… Read More

Is it spring yet?

I know I’ve asked the question many times this winter. But really is it spring yet? Is it? How much longer do I have to wait? Truth is we’ve actually been having a blast this winter. We’ve been working really hard to improve our new website, work on our social media and plan trips and routes for this year. All the while snowshoeing, snowshoeing and more snowshoeing. We’re pretty excited to see what everyone has to say about all the new content and we can’t thank all of our followers,subscribers,friends enough. You… Read More