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cmkl: Weekend in Frontenac Provincial Park

Irene, Mallory and I had booked a weekend in Frontenac Provincial Park but my father died and the only weekend we could schedule for the memorial happened to be the one we’d booked in Frontenac.

Things Are Good: A Stove That Uses Fire to Charge Electronics

BioLite is a company that focuses on creating clean-burning stoves. We’ve looked at stoves before and why it’s important to create efficient stoves for a better planet and healthier people.

Recently, an employee of BioLite gave a presentation at TEDx Montreal about the importance of clean stoves.

The company has tied their business model of selling camping stoves to improving home stoves in a smart way, here’s an advertisement about their camping stove:

cmkl: Lac Philippe: walk-in car camping weekend

So we got back from our weekend at Lac Philippe, one of Gatineau Park’s car camping hot spots. We were actually scheduled to stay tonight too, but the hurricane-inspired weather – cold, overcast, nasty wind – made us sorta think that maybe we could… . . . → Read More: cmkl: Lac Philippe: walk-in car camping weekend

350 or bust: Civilization Isn’t That Civilized

Those of you who follow this blog will know that my family and I spent last week canoeing in the Woodland Caribou Provincial Park in northern Ontario’s boreal forest. It seems that the world has done as well (or poorly) as usual without my dail… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Civilization Isn’t That Civilized

cmkl: Heading to Frontenac Park. This should be interesting

We’re heading off tomorrow for some canoe-in camping. With the whole fam. Frontenac Park. No portages, but we do have to take all our stuff with us in the canoe and leave the car behind. Figure we’ll stay there for the whole reservation? . . . → Read More: cmkl: Heading to Frontenac Park. This should be interesting

350 or bust: A Week Without Fossil Fuels

Woodland Caribou Provincial Park is a wilderness park located between Red Lake, Ontario and the Manitoba border. As Ontario’s 5th largest provincial park, covering 1.2 million acres (that’s 486,235 hectares) it offers over 1,600 kilometres … . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: A Week Without Fossil Fuels

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany – Liz, cowboys, Arsenal and a cottage

1. Elizabeth May’s sudden crusade against Wi-Fi has disappointed me. I had thought she would latch on to an environmental issue that was beyond reproach. The tar sands. GHGs. Volatile organic compounds. Food safety. She had a lot to choose from. But no. She picks an issue which may or may not actually be an [...] . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany – Liz, cowboys, Arsenal and a cottage