• 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 the dehydrater.  They turned out awesome. In fact, they disappeared in a matter of days and are now a snacking staple in our house. I’m going to have to hide some the next time I make a batch so we can actually take them on a trip. Dehydrating apples isn’t…

  • Opinions,  Outdoor Lifestyle

    Three +1 ways to “give back”

    Anybody who spends time outdoors will tell you that they get something special from the experience. That something special is unique to every single person. It could be physical or mental health benefits, family bonding time, personal rejuvenation, creative inspiration…. the list is endless. One thing that I’ve noticed in the outdoors community, is that thing we get from being outside often translates into something we want to give back or to pay forward to others so that they can get something special from getting outside, too. I know many of you reading this already give back or pay it forward to your community in some way. I also know…

  • Outdoor Lifestyle

    10 Tips For Joining A Twitter Chat

    One of the best things about the outdoors community online is their willingness to share stories and information and welcome others with open arms. On Twitter, there are several regularly scheduled “Chats” each week that bring outdoor enthusiasts of all levels and disciplines together to talk about a common love of the outdoors. If you’re on Twitter, joining a chat is a great way to learn something, or to simply connect with people who share your passion for getting outside. For example, Sometimes Eventful created and hosts the #WeGetOutside chat every Tuesday. It’s Canada’s only weekly, outdoors Twitter chat! We love to share information, learn from each other, tell stories…

  • Outdoor Lifestyle

    Rules? What Rules? Camp Rules….

    Summer! It’s that long-awaited season of kicking off the formalities and heading outside to do… Whatever the heck we want to do! The rules are different in summer. Waaayyyyy different. Especially when you go camping. Here are the Sometimes Eventful camp rules. What are some of yours?   Camp Rules posters are available for $20 per poster, including shipping! Printed on quality poster-paper, they are perfect for the cottage, gear room, kids room or office! Send me a message to order you copy using the contact form here on the site.

  • Outdoor Lifestyle

    When #WeGetOutside, We Read About It

    One of the things we love to do on a camping trip is catch-up on our reading. That’s usually when I go “old school” and take one or two printed books along with me. Sometimes the books are fiction, sometimes they aren’t.  When we aren’t on a trip, Alex and I love to read other people’s tips, and true stories on blogs and social media to learn more about the stuff we like to do outside. Like a lot of things we do and love, this sparked an idea for a couple of different #WeGetOutside Twitter chat topics. As usual, there were lots of great recommendations for books and blogs…