Browsing Category : Meandering Thoughts


New Year’s Giveaway

Happy New Year’s to everyone, I hope everyone had a great holiday and stayed safe and responsible. To celebrate the start of 2019 I am giving away a bunch of fishing gear! Details Entering the draw is easy! Each person can get 2 draw entries. Follow the links below to both the Facebook post and the Instagram post about this…

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Lake Shaker, Hosted by FortWhyte Alive

Happy to announce that True North Wilds is a sponsor to this years Lake Shaker event. This is a party hosted by FortWhyte Alive, in Winnipeg Manitoba. It is a sell out event every year, and features live music, bar, food, and special events like axe throwing. For this year, I was delighted to be able to donate door prizes…

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Backyard Forge, a fun DIY project

It was a beautiful day out today, and I felt guilty about sitting in the basement doing nothing, so this afternoon I decided to build a backyard forge. I’ve had a forge in my backyard before, a couple summers ago. It worked really well but it was something I built as a temporary ‘proof of concept’ sort of project, and…

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Gearing up for Spring

Spring is right around the corner, likely earlier than usual here in south east Manitoba if the last few weeks are any indication. That means a couple things for me; that I am starting to get stir crazy and sick of the cold, and that I kill time by prepping all my fishing gear. I am somewhat obsessive about organizing…

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A dark country road

It started off as a fairly typical night. The wife had gone to bed and I was sitting up at the computer, bored, not ready to sleep, watching the hours crawl by. I was feeling restless, and decided that instead of pacing around the house and waking up my wife, I would take the puppy for a walk. She (the…

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Backyard Bounties

‘We have the best backyard in the world’ is something that is often said when talking about being Canadian. It’s a reference to the stunning beauty of our unspoiled wilderness and its absolutely true. Whether you are in B.C. looking at the Rockies, the coastal cliffs of the east coast, or the vast tundra of the territories, every province has…

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