Building Camp Ardbeg on weekends from September to October '16.
Bed for my lean-to
I used rope to make this bed spring. Tip: use a rope that doesn't stretch. Polyester rope is probably your best bet.
Campsite with a view. This uninhabited lake is just one of thousands in Ontario. Although I don't own this land, since I'm the only one that goes there, I feel like it's mine.
Showing off his newly created side tables for the lean-tos.
The plastic tarp really takes away from the natural look. I used it to create a greenhouse effect. Heat from the fire penetrates the clear tarp then circulates within the lean-to. You need to be especially careful with this type of shelter since sparks can easily light it when you are sleeping at night. I made sure the fire was well away.
The lean-to from behind. It really looks camouflaged because of the tree shadows breaking up the image. Similar camouflage concept as tiger stripes.
The campsite in April 2017. My last backcountry trip in Ontario before I moved to the Yukon.