Algonquin Provincial Park

Fishing Camp- The Game
Posted on June 30, 2013 by

Review Roundup

Check out these two new product reviews we’ve just posted and stay tuned for more reviews already in the pipeline. As always if you make, sell, or just plain love a product and think we should review it, contact us and let us know!

Fishing Camp The Game

Fishing Camp- The GameFishing Camp is an educational trivia-based board game for the whole family made by Education Outdoors. The game retails for $24.99 USD, supports up to eight players at once, and has challenging trivia questions for novices and experts alike. Education Outdoors also makes several other outdoor related games about camping, hunting, even cryptozoology, and donates a percentage of their profits to organizations geared toward educating children and families about the great outdoors.

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Swedish FireKnife

Swedish FireKnifeThe Swedish FireKnife is a tool that was given to us for review, and so I ran it through its paces on my previous trip to Algonquin Park. It’s a collaboration between Mora, a Swedish knife company, and Light My Fire, who primarily make flints and firestarters. This is a sturdy-looking knife, a practical size, has a solid sheath, and as a bonus has a flint in the handle. The Swedish FireKnife retails for about $30 USD and is available in four different colours.

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Insect Shield
Posted on May 29, 2012 by

Insect Shield – First Impressions

Insect Sheild is an insect repellent technology that is infused into garments with a odorless, long-lasting, effective and convenient personal insect protection. The proprietary process binds the permethrin formula right to the fibers. The process has been proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums). With companies like Orvis, Tilley, GameHide, L.L. Bean, and more using the Insect Shield technology that’s a pretty good sign that it works.

As you might have guessed, I will be taking this Insect Shield gear to Algonquin National Park, my favorite new proving ground for outdoor gear. The mosquitoes and black flies are in season so we’ll see just how Insect Shield holds up under the pressure.

Swedish FireKnife
Posted on May 28, 2012 by

Swedish FireKnife – First Impressions

The Swedish FireKnife (MSRP $30) is the result of a collaboration between Light My Fire and Mora of Sweden. No kidding aside this is a true “You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!” moment. Take a razor-sharp cold-rolled Swedish stainless steel Morakinv Companion F knife combined with a unique locking handle and hidden powerful magnesium Swedish FireSteel and you’ve got yourself one hell of a camping knife!

I will be testing this, and several other outdoor products, next week on a back country camping trip in Algonquin Park. Stay tuned for the full review and continue reading for more photos of the Swedish FireKnife.

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ThermaCELL Lantern
Posted on May 27, 2012 by

ThermaCELL Lantern – First Impressions

ThermaCELL Lantern is a lightweight portable, butane-operated, area insect repellent that is up to 98% effective at repelling mosquitos, black files, and other flying insects. The lantern works by using a butane cartridge to disperse allethrin in to the air, creating a 15’x15′ bug free zone. Each allethrin mat provides up to four hours of protection and each butane cartridge provides up to 12 hours of operation. In addition the lantern features several LEDs to provide ambient light powered by two AA batteries. The batteries and light are not required for the bug repelling features as both features work independently. The ThermaCELL Lantern operates without any open flame and is 100% DEET free.

With a trip planned for Algonquin Park just around the corner this couldn’t be a better time and place to put this ThermaCELL Lantern to the test. Stay tuned for the full review!

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