Hey there!

We’re Elise and Ross, the Canadian couple behind Gone Camping Again.

We’re so glad you’re here.

Are you as excited as we are to go camping?

Elise and Ross in the backcountry

Gone Camping Again is your one-stop-shop for planning your backcountry camping trips.

Whether you’re a total beginner who’s never camped before, or a seasoned adventurer who’s looking to level up their game, we’ve got you covered!

We provide informative guides, gear reviews and recommendations, helpful tips and hacks, and backcountry-style meals and cooking techniques—all based on what we’ve learned and used on our very own trips.

These are the kinds of things we wish we had access to when we were first starting out!

Interested in learning more about us?

Keep reading to find out more about how we camp!

Sharing over 5 years worth of backcountry camping experience

Ross looking at a map
Elise climbing over a tree while backpacking
Grilled cheese sandwiches cooking over a campfire

Over the years, we’ve camped all across Ontario, Canada (and beyond).

From short one-nighters to expedition-style trips as long as 15 days, we’ve come a long way from the beginners we once were.

Along the way, we’ve managed to acquire thousands of dollars worth of camping gear and equipment—some of which have been total duds and others we can’t live without.

Having tested these items multiple times in the field, we’ve made it our goal to provide you with the comprehensive, honest reviews and recommendations for your own camping adventures.

We’re big on canoe tripping

Elise and Ross canoe tripping in a red canoe

The majority of our camping trips involve backcountry routes and campsites that are only accessible by lake or river travel.

Our preferred vessel of choice?

A canoe, of course!

Portaging a canoe

Some of our favourite places we’ve explored by canoe include:


  • Algonquin Provincial Park
  • The Temagami region, including Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park and Chiniguchi Waterway Provincial Park
  • Lake Superior’s north shore, including Pukaskwa National Park
  • Georgian Bay’s north shore, including Killarney Provincial Park and the French River Delta

Gone Camping Again was named a favourite lesser-known paddling YouTuber by Ontario guidebook author Kevin Callan in Explore Magazine.

We take wilderness living and travel seriously

Whitewater rescue training
Running river rapids in a canoe
Wilderness first aid certification

As welcoming and enjoyable as the wilderness can be, we know that it also demands respect, and we always need to be prepared for the worst possible situation.

It’s been important to us to develop our paddling, lining, rescue, and first aid skills so that we could complete our trips in the safest way possible.

We’ve completed/become certified in:


  • A 4-day whitewater canoe clinic at Cabin Falls Ecolodge on the Lady Evelyn River (Temagami, Ontario), led by renowned Canadian adventurers Hap and Andrea Wilson
  • Whitewater Rescue (WWR) I & II
  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

4-season camping is our jam

Ross winter camping

The camping season never ends for us.

We’ll get out there in February and camp in freezing cold weather with our canvas hot tent and specialized winter camping gear.

We’ve even camped in the Canadian subarctic tundra—in the dead of winter!

In January of 2023, we took a trip up to the Yukon Territory where we embarked on a 10-day guided dogsled and winter camping expedition through frozen lakes, mountains, and valleys.

Dogsledding and winter camping in the Yukon.

Needless to say, it was cold, gruelling, and beautiful.

We’re always working toward protecting the environment

Leave no trace campsite sign
Old growth trail sign on a tree
Save Solace sticker on a blue canoe barrel

It’s become increasingly important to us that we never take our camping trips for granted.

The warming climate and push toward developing more natural areas have made us realize that we need to do our part in protecting the environment.

In addition to participating in and supporting initiatives such as Leave No Trace principles, cleaning up campsites and trails, and volunteering with local parks and conservation organizations, a portion of our site’s earnings will go toward conservation efforts and environmental causes that we know are making a difference.

Some of these include:

By practicing responsible outdoor ethics and promoting sustainability, we hope to inspire others to do the same.

We love connecting with fellow campers

Group shot of outdoor enthusiasts and canoe campers

One of the best parts of our camping journey has been connecting with the camping community.

We love hearing about other people’s adventures and sharing our own.

If you have any questions, need advice, or just want to chat about camping, feel free to reach out to us.

You can find us on social media, leave a comment on our blog, or send us an email.