Posts Tagged ‘Backyard Camping’

New Year’s Fire In The Woods

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

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One evening the kids and myself wanted to go into the forest beside where i live and explore the forest at night.  It gets dark early which is great and we ventured into Jackson’s Park here in Peterborough.  I gave them their camping knives and a headlamp and off we went.

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We followed the creek to find a good little spot in the snow along the bank to build a fire using the fallen deadwood.

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Up more along the creek we found a little place that is hidden.  We started to set up camp and we all had little tasks to do before the sun went down.  We would wait till darkness to start the fire and hopefully nobody would see us and call the “fuzz” and report us.

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As the smaller sticks started to catch we wanted to add larger wood on top.  We should have brought some marshmallows for our trip into the woods.  After a while and some blowing on the coals to get it to go… we had a little fire we were proud of.

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The fire cracked and flickered under some large trees we camped under.  We sat warm in the snow in our snow pants and the warm glow of the fire warmed our faces.  It was a sweet sweet moment in the still of a winter’s night in the forest the three of us.

We need to get out and explore more as a little triangle of 3

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One Second Everyday | May 24th to June 15th

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

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 It’s nice to get out and play some ball and run those legs.  I should be doing way more.  It was also nice to get the kids and do some Stealth camping in Ajax.  We snuck into the forest just behind Subway near Bayly & Westney and followed the river to our little clearing that we like.  Can’t beat camping with a Tim Horton’s not too far away.

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Kids had each a pack and we also went out and bought some knives that they could carry around their waste.  We featured them in vol 3 of our Thug Life Series.  We pitched a tent by the river and we also brought a saw to cut wood for a fire and we cooked dinner over the fire which was cool.  We also played many rounds of Uno, “Ass-Hole” which is a fun little game that we like and also I taught them how to play “Poker”.   Don’t tell Mom.  She thinks we camped in the Rouge where there is showers.  Kids were safe and that’s all that matters.  The fun we have is none of her business as long as they are happy and safe.

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We bought a cooler bag and put drinks and sank it at the bottom of the creek to keep drinks and sealed food cold.   You can see from the photo that Chantal took some coals from the fire and made some war paint for under her eyes.

It was a fun little camping trip and the kids liked how we were creative at roughing it.

Also the Raptors were eliminated from the NBA Conference Finals and it’s crazy that they were a couple of wins away from the NBA Finals and they lost to the eventual champions.  Crazy.

 

You can view all the links here that will load YouTube for the entire series since I started the project:

One Second Everyday Video Project (OSE 2016, 2015, 2014 + Don’t Tell Mom Series) |

OSE Video May 12th to May 23rd 2016

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

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Above: Whistlestop Breakfast, Peterborough

This month’s video starts off with a tradition of a payday breakfast alone before work on one of the two riches days of the month.  The Raptors are still working in the Playoffs and Game 7 against the Miami Heat was going to take place on the Sunday I had the kids.  The kids were really looking forward to watching it and we played some pool in Ajax and headed over to a bar in Ajax to watch it and grab some dinner and drinks.

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The kids were laughing at me for being so nervous watching the game.  I just wanted a cushion of points and they finally got that at the end and I started to feel good about the game.

I also had the kids and wanted to bring them up to Peterborough to see about sleeping in the tent.  We were going to be doing some stealth camping but I was not sure if they would be cold so we decided to sleep in the backyard.  We made vol 2 of our Thug Life series and I got to be the thug.  You can watch vol 2 here and the others in the series.

Also was Game 3 of the Raptors vs. Cavs.  We decided to get a 50 pack of Timbits and each time the raptors score 3 points we could eat a Timbit.  LOL we were cheering buckets.

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 We also played some Frisbee Golf along the Otonabee River which is very hard.  We were playing with crappy Dollarstore disks.  The hardcore players had a bag with about 15 of them.  We need to each get a good disk to play this challenging game.

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Below is my crappy OSE video project for the period.  😉

Below is a playlist of all the videos from 2016 to date…   I am warning you… they are boring.