• Gear Reviews

    Smelling And Feeling Fine With Sam’s Natural Personal Care Products – A Review

    A couple of months ago, I received a package of “personal care” items from a company called Sam’s Natural. Personal Care is a polite way of describing stuff you use on your body to keep you smelling and feeling good. In this case, my personal care items were deodorant, lip balm, hand lotion and a bug repellent. Along with the box of complimentary* items, came the request that I try them out and then let them – and all of you – know what I thought about them. Of course I took them up on the offer. I love trying new products, and I really love sharing my honest opinion. So, after…

  • Gear Reviews

    Another Badger In The Family

    One day in May, way back in 2012, I met a guy named Mike at Guelph Lake. He was selling these awesome paddles in gorgeous colours from a company called Badger Paddles.  They were so beautiful I had to have one. We decided that Emma had to have one, too. Mine is orange. Hers, a purple and teal number made especially for little paddlers. Emma’s was a present for her 7th birthday. Because everyone – especially a 7 year-old beginner paddler – needs some #WildernessBling in their kit.  I didn’t know much about paddles when we first met Mike. But I knew these paddles were special. They are handcrafted by Mike and Fiona…