• A Bit More About Us,  Outdoor Lifestyle

    Buddy the Adventure Dog

    Buddy joined the Sometimes Eventful family in 2016, bringing so much light and laughter to our little family. He’s astonished more than a few people with his ear-splitting barks and his intense dedication to protecting his family, his property and anything within site around us. Believe me, we are fully aware that this big-dog-in-a-little-dog’s body has some challenges. But here’s the…

  • A long dirt road with a river and hills beside it, with a red jeep carrying a canoe.
    Activities,  Safety

    We Flipped A Canoe (And I didn’t like it)

    This story was originally posted on Mancamping.ca in 2019 for his “Week of Mancamping Women” series. Go check it out – there are a bunch of great stories over there, and a very cool online store. Mother nature has a way of reminding you who’s boss. When it happens, she makes sure that she scares the crap out of you, teaches…

  • Food,  Outdoor Lifestyle

    How To Dehydrate Apple Slices

    We’ve dehydrated food for camping trips for years, but for some strange reason, we never dehydrated apples.  I know. It’s weird. Apples are one of the easiest things to dehydrate and a staple in many camper’s food barrels and backpacks.  I changed that recently when I sliced up a few apples that nobody seemed interested in eating and threw them in…

  • Activities,  Opinions

    The other side of the story

    Let’s be real for a moment.  As much as we like to get outside and do stuff, there are times Emma just doesn’t want to.  So what is an outdoor parent to do? In our text-book, listen-to-the-experts parenting moments, we make our ideas to hit the trail, paddle the canoe or search for geocaches sound like irresistible adventures filled with…