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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the pocket knife  - the "most" essential camping tool

The Pocket Knife

by Bruce Watts

There is something about a good pocket knife that somehow completes me. Perhaps it hard wired into all red blooded homo sapiens.  

The creation of the first knife, or more accurately described as a cutting tool, could in fact have been the evolutionary tipping point that began the human race’s eventual domination of the planet. 

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Bungee Cords of Death

Bungee Cords of Death

by Bruce Watts

When you are camping, there all aways things that need to be strapped up, on or down.  There are so many great options that  are safe and useful… one you never should use is a bungee cord.  

Bungee cords are both, not secure, and dangerous… very dangerous. 

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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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