Algonquin Backcountry camping

‘There is nothing more relaxing than overlooking the sunset while sipping fine wine.’

Just this past August long weekend, together with 4 others, I went to Algonquin Provincial Park to do backcountry canoe camping. All of us being seasoned campers, including a six-year-old daughter of a buddy of mine, we packed light carrying only few things meant to enhance our experience, but that we could do without. Though most foods were dried (noodle soup, seasoned rice/potatoes or pasta, granola bars, drink powders etc.), some were semi dried and quite worth the weight to carry – these included: beef jerky (homemade), fruit + nut mix, mangos, cranberry/nut bread and of course salami and hard cheeses. The things that we could do without (of course not counting wine and crystal wine glasses) included a glow stick, candles, cards (we didn’t use), mattress pump, hatchet and saw (quite unnecessary during a fire ban).

 

Of camping and wine

One of the roles for GrapeSelections is to provide tips in any realm, as long as it somehow involves wine. Since the summer is so beautiful and there are plenty of opportunities to go camping, writing about camping and wine seems just right, though could have been posted a bit sooner. When someone says ‘camping’, things that pop into mind are sunsets/nature, campfire, swimming, bugs and of course – beer and wine. For most, beer may be the drink of choice, but I hope that by the end of this short read, I will have you convinced that wine is a camping necessity.