Wednesday, July 29, 2009


The Canadian Tire Flyer is going to be the ruin of me...bought a canoe on sale a few weeks ago. We're just now getting around to making it wet. It's a 15 1/2 foot Pelican. The CanoeHead purists would snub their nose at such a beast. It does ride a bit high, and the seats are also high, especially the center one with its built-in cooler/lid. However, wisdom smells of knowing when to compromise, and on sale for $399 ($250 off the regular price) is pretty good. It's pretty much the same as this model. Good so far. Video below. Reviews here.
See more photos here...

Long Lake Provincial Park is only a few minutes from us. It's a bit of a strange place, declared a park in 1980 but thankfully, there has not been much of a rush to "develop" it. Sometimes I just look too far for stuff, and often it's right next-door :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Solar "AA" Battery Charger

These things are a little silly, but they can get you out of a bind. Recharge your AA batteries at a maximum rate of around 16o milli-amps. These are normally around $30, but good old CrappyTireSpryfield is moving them out for $4.99 !! How many will I get ya ? :)

Trailer Trash

With a 16 foot camper, space is always at a premium and it takes effort to "travel light" as it were. Sometimes, it's nice to ...

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