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?
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
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 intermediate-level canoe trippers
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!
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
We take wilderness living and travel seriously
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
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.
Needless to say, it was cold, gruelling, and beautiful.
We’re always working toward protecting the environment
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:
- Bruce Trail Conservancy
- International Conservation Fund of Canada
- Canada’s Forest Trust
- David Suzuki Foundation
- Trans Canada Trail
- Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs (RAVEN)
By practicing responsible outdoor ethics and promoting sustainability, we hope to inspire others to do the same.
We love connecting with fellow 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.