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Meal Plans for Backcountry Hikers: JourNiackery

Meal Plans for Backcountry Hikers: JourNiackeryIt took us a few years of trial and error before we finally felt comfortable with our go-to backpacking meal plans and packing lists. At first, we made the rookie mistake of bringing way too much heavier stuff on backcountry hiking trips. Later on, we realised that we could (and [Read more]

Cleaning Green with Vinegar, Baking Soda & Kombucha: Green Niackery

Cleaning Green with Vinegar, Baking Soda & Kombucha: Green NiackeryThere are various levels of cleaning green, from buying store-bought eco-friendly (or greenwashed) products to making your own cleaners with the purest of natural and organic ingredients. I'm going to cover eco-friendly commercial products and specific DIY recipes later. For now, I'm focusing on the bare bones: cleaning green with vinegar, [Read more]

Vegetarian Pie Baking Day: MiscellaNiackery

Vegetarian Pie Baking Day: MiscellaNiackeryThe last time we made savoury vegetarian pies, we ended up buying too much vegetable shortening, and so we'd been planning to have another vegetarian pie baking session. And with the season's new harvest approaching, we needed to use up some of the garden veggies we still have left in [Read more]

Day Hiking Hawk Ridge Trail at Halfway Lake Park: JourNiackery

Day Hiking Hawk Ridge Trail at Halfway Lake Park: JourNiackeryWe'd been wanting to visit Halfway Lake Provincial Park north of Sudbury for a few years now, but we somehow never managed to get there. We used to think that we'd go to Halfway Lake on a backpacking trip, but we realised this year that we were better off going [Read more]

Green Niackery: Ontario Craft Beer to Try this Summer with Five Local Brews You'll Love

Green Niackery: Ontario Craft Beer to Try this Summer with Five Local Brews You'll LoveEver since I first wrote about Ontario craft beer last year, I've been reading up to learn more about the province's microbreweries and their products. I already mentioned before why local shoppers, greeniacs, and beer lovers should buy Ontario craft beer. Now rest assured that I've been personally conducting experimental [Read more]

JourNiackery: Backpacking Algonquin Park's Eastern Pines Trail to High Falls

JourNiackery: Backpacking Algonquin Park's Eastern Pines Trail to High FallsWe'd had our eye on backpacking Algonquin Park's Eastern Pines Trail for some time now, since it's a short, easy loop that we could do in a regular weekend without difficulty. It's also accessible by water, so we'd been considering it as a possible hike and paddle combo. Still, we [Read more]

MiscellaNiackery: Blooming Flowers

MiscellaNiackery: Blooming FlowersThe rainy spring this year didn’t dampen my spirits in the least. That’s impossible when it’s raining flowers! Or at least, when the rain brings blooming flowers… ;) We’ve seen all kinds of wildflowers this year, most recently while backpacking Algonquin Park’s Eastern Pines Trail. And the garden’s looking good, [Read more]

JourNiackery: Silver Peak Day Hike Route Suggestions

JourNiackery: Silver Peak Day Hike Route SuggestionsPlanning a Silver Peak day hike is a fun way to spend some time in Killarney Provincial Park, without a doubt. What’s great about it is that there are tons of ways to do it. You can do your Silver Peak day hike on a day trip if that’s all the [Read more]

JourNiackery: Canoe Camping in Killarney

JourNiackery: Canoe Camping in KillarneyTo launch this year’s camping season, we decided to tackle our longest paddle trip yet. Canoe camping in Killarney Provincial Park can be a challenge, we’ve heard, but we wanted to paddle in, do some day hiking, and then paddle out again—nothing too tough for our first big weekend of [Read more]

MiscellaNiackery: Loons & Other Wildlife Sightings in Killarney

MiscellaNiackery: Loons & Other Wildlife Sightings in KillarneyDuring our recent canoe camping in Killarney expedition, we were lucky enough to spot several types of wildlife. Especially, we saw plenty of loons over the weekend. Fortunately, we got the opportunity to get real close and take some pretty nice pictures of them. The first loon we photographed glided by [Read more]

MiscellaNiackery: Armand et Ginette, un nouveau roman d'Aurélien Dupuis | New Novel

MiscellaNiackery: Armand et Ginette, un nouveau roman d'Aurélien Dupuis | New NovelLe Centre FORA (Centre franco-ontarien de ressources en alphabétisation) est fier de présenter le nouveau roman d'Aurélien Dupuis, intitulé Armand et Ginette ou Le plaisir d'aimer. C'est l'histoire de deux jeunes pensionnaires à Sudbury en 1957, qui tombent en amour, mais font face à un obstacle : Armand, étudiant au [Read more]

JourNiackery: Backcountry Gear Shopping in Toronto

JourNiackery: Backcountry Gear Shopping in TorontoEvery spring, we take inventory of our backcountry gear and stock up for the hiking and camping season. This year, we both needed new backpacks so we decided to take a road trip and do some backcountry gear shopping in Toronto. It's important to try on a backpack for sizing [Read more]

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