Hey there! I think a quick introduction about who I am, how I got here, and my plans for this site are in order!
My name is Ashley, I'm in my 30's and live in Canada. As a child, I spent a fair amount of time outdoors- annual family camping trips, visiting family in Northern Ontario, Girl Guides, backyard camp outs with my sister, etc. But then I moved to the big, bad city and became fully immersed in urban life. The constant activity, energy, and noise had me totally captivated... for about a decade. I was starting to become more aware of all the rough edges, the concrete, the lack of connections (with nature and people), and was feeling worn down. In 2016, my younger sister was coming for a visit, and it was decided that the two of us would go on a camping trip together. What an eye opener! Feelings and instincts I didn't even know I'd lost came rushing back, full force, and my love of the great outdoors was rekindled!
After some encouragement from family and friends, I decided to start this site, where I could share my camping recipe test results, planning challenges, trip blogs, photos, maybe some gear reviews, and anything else that pops into my head!
I hope you enjoy following along with my adventures!
Couldn't resist adding a little bit of classic Canadian silliness. It IS currently black fly season, after all... ;)