Category: Activities

Easy Camping for Happy Glampers

Imagine this.

It’s Friday, the end of the day. You power down your workstation, grab your bag, and head home. The family is waiting for you to get home from work so you can pile into the car and head into the wilderness for the weekend. You quickly pack an overnight bag and load the car with your personal gear and a cooler.

Driving across the province – you go through farmlands and rolling hills, into the rocky outcrops of the Whiteshell… listening to your fav tunes and catching up with your family after a hectic week.

Pulling into your campsite, the breathtaking Sibley bell tent greets you. While the rest of the world is busy unloading gear, setting up tents, hammering in pegs… you slide into one of the cozy Woods Strathcona Camping Bucket Chairs, curl up underneath the Revelstoke blanket, snap the tab on a drink, and light the campfire.

The biggest concern this weekend is whether to sneak s’mores in before dinner… or wait until after.

You spend the weekend adventuring with your family. Hiking. Paddling on the lake. Watching sunsets, skipping rocks, listening to the loons. Someone learns how to ride a bike. Someone wins at Monopoly for the first time. Someone spots a shooting star.

And then, when it’s time to leave, you pack up your personal items and head home… leaving the gear as you found it. You get home, unpack the car, and toss your clothes into the washing machine.

And just like that… a successful weekend spent in the wilderness making memories and chasing adventure has come to a close.

At Enn Taant, we make camping easy. Book today!

Fall Camping – Hot Tips to Keep Warm on the Chilly Nights

The long, slow-burn sunsets are on FIRE during the fall season, and Sunrises are a slightly more reasonable time of day… hurray for sleeping in a bit. And trails are dry, filled with the smell of fallen leaves, and fewer bugs to deal with.

Enn Taant will be operating this fall, and we have all the hot tips to warm you up on cooler nights.
We supply bedding, but we keep it simple and ask that folks add extra layers if they feel personally necessary. If you’re a cold sleeper, you can always pack a water bottle into bed with you. Keep it at your core; you’re your toes! Snuggle up with it and enjoy a cozy sleep!

When you wake up, stretch while still in your sleeping bag. Warm those muscles and start your day! One trick we love is to keep the clothing we plan to wear for the day in bed. When you wake up, tuck the clothes under the blankets with you. Give them a chance to warm and voila! Warm start to the day.
While in bed – if you have to pee, go pee! It takes a lot of energy to keep a full bladder at body temperature, and the briefest moments to get outside to pee will mean a much more warm and restful sleep.

Keep moving. Get up and do a little activity if you’re cold in your camp chair while the campfire is first lit. Jog in place, do jumping jacks, and take a quick and brisk walk.

Layer up your clothes. Choose a fabric that wicks moisture and doff layers as you start to warm up… try to avoid sweating! Insulated layers (we love our down-filled booties) can keep your toes warm and comfy as you move around the camp. Pack extra layers of clothing, and be sure to have your rain gear on hand! A pair of light mittens can make a difference when you wake up and start your day in camp.

When you’re cooking during cooler months, you’ll use more fuel. If you’re bringing any of your own gear that uses fuel (lanterns, etc.), be sure to increase the fuel you pack. Pack easy dishes that take less effort and energy to prepare – this way, you can focus on other activities if it’s too cold to spend time cooking outdoors.

Stay well hydrated and stay energized with increased caloric consumption. You’ll be burning more calories while at rest in the cooler temperatures.

A great way to prepare for fall camping is to let EnnTaant take care of the details. Our canvas bell tents are strong, sturdy, and absolutely delightful for cooler-weather camping.

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