the pee bottle will save you from bugs and frost
the pee bottle will save you from bugs and frost

Pee In Your Tent

by Bruce Watts

To pee or not to pee, that is the question.

Deep in the woods and you suddenly wake up to a subtile calling from your bladder, it's time to pee. You resist and try to go back to sleep. You don't want to leave the warmth and comfort of your cozy sleeping bag. It has taken some time to settle in and toast up the bag, and now you must leave it to wander into the cold, dark, bug infested night to pee. Every bone in you body resists, but your bladder is starting to create an uncomfortable pressure. Eventually you have no choice... nature calls and you must answer.

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There is a strong connection between mental and physical health with nature
a strong connection between mental and physical health with nature

Camping - Prescription to Health

by Bruce Watts

It’s not a surprise to campers… the great outdoors improves your health. More notably your mental health. Your family doctor will likely agree that your physical and mental health are connected.

The report entitled "The Nurture of Nature: Natural Settings and Their Mental Health Benefits" hosted at “Minding Our Bodies” identifies a strong connection between mental and physical health with nature.

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A “drip filter” is light and easy but the flavour is not as rich
A “drip filter” is light and easy but the flavour is not as rich

Camp Coffee

by Bruce Watts

Sipping on a cup of quality java deep in the backwoods will be one of the richest and most fullfilling experiences you can ever have! Almost biblical!

You are 20 hours from your car, or perhaps a 5 hour float plane flight from the closest electrical outlet, and despite this you are now savouring a mug of the best coffee consumed by any human…ever and anywhere!

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Rough it in Comfort ©

by Bruce Watts

There are those who believe wilderness camping is a rough and arduous pursuit. Not me!

These cynical camp-less folks often think camping should be an uncomfortable experience. Routinely I am lectured by some know-it-all city slicker - who hasn't camped a day in his life - about how camping is all about leaky tents, cold sleeping bags, and armies of biting insects. My short response ... he's WRONG

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Pond Terror
C Talk

Terror at Mill Pond

by Tracy Butler

As the Campologist wife, I sometimes feel pressured into the big outdoors. Don’t get me wrong… I love camping, backpacking, car camping, hotel camping… but I am not a paddler.  I prefer to have my feet moving under me with a grounded sense of getting somewhere.  When in a canoe I’m restless and often have a feeling that I have paddled for hours and really haven't got anywhere. When I tell people I don't like canoeing, I get raised eyebrows and the wispy sounds of "really" oozing from their judgemental mouths. I feel like there is something wrong with me.

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Campologist Talk

A blog for campers by campers. Bruce is the primary contributor, with regular posts from Tracy and friends.

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