We LOVE camping! It’s our Happy Place, where we rest, relax and recharge in nature with our kids. Here is a peek at our recent week long stay in gorgeous Canis Bay in Algonquin Provincial Park. Here are some of our FAVOURITE camping must haves, and easy DELICIOUS recipes that we made while camping.
Pictured above is the view of our a 2.2km hike to Beaver Pond.
We spent lots of time swimming, hiking, canoeing and taking in the gorgeous sunsets from our campsite. Our favourite towels for camping are our microfibre WACI – Compact, light-weight, super absorbent and DRIES FAST!! These towels roll up perfectly compact – ideal for packing!! Ezra loves this towel insisting it is so soft and dries his skin nicely.
Gigi going for a dip, sunlight twinkling on the water!
We went on daily hikes with the kids exploring a couple different Trails near our site. Whiskey Rapids (2.1km) and Beaver Pond (2.2km) and there are many other hikes ranging from beginner to advanced that you can access along the Highway 60 corridor!
This is me in my happy place – camp cooking! I realized this year that I have been enjoying camping since I was about 6 years old, so, if you do the math, is almost 4 decades!! (please don’t do the math)
My approach to cooking while camping is being prepared, doing some work in advance so it simplifies the process, and eating just as well (if not BETTER) while out in nature. I use lots of sauces, herbs, spices oils to prepare fresh meals which is what makes me happiest when camping.
Dinner: Smokey Chickpeas, sautéed onions and shrimps
Super easy… I rinsed a can of chickpeas before the trip and put them in a Stasher Bag with olive oil, salt, and spices and brought a bag of frozen shrimp. Just sautéed the veggies and them added shrimp. YUM!
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Another absolute must-have for camping – our line of STASHER Bags! I prepped ALL our meals in this plastic-free reusable bags!
Stasher is revolutionizing how you store and cook food. Easy to use and easy to clean, non-toxic Stasher bags can be used again and again! THE healthy alternative to plastic. PERFECT for FOOD PREP and storage for CAMPING! I prepped ALL our meals in these bags and FROZE some of them. Marinated meats, and veggies, etc. Then just take them out the day of and let thaw while enjoying the camp site and cook up for dinner! So Easy!
We take our Fat Boy Bolleke Lights camping! They are the perfect nightlight for evening swims, great hanging off a tree to illuminate your camping area at night, for midnight trips to the washroom, or hanging inside your tent while you’re hiding from mosquitos or the rain while playing cards or reading.
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