Thanks for that write up; we are thinking of heading there for one of our next trips!
Originally Posted by 2Susan
another issue I see with groups is getting your utensils & cooking gear back. I'm thinking of a thrift shop silverware / utensil purchase so there are lots of extras. Any great suggestions here?
This is one of my peaves; especially seeing we often camp with my wife's friends- who are all new to Canada. What that means is that as inexperienced campers they are always borrowing stuff from me. Personal favourite was our first trip when nobody brought any kind of lights; no flashlights, lanterns, candles- nothing. Of course I had several spares. And at least they have a bit of a sense of humour about it- the one guy commented that I have to
go camping with them; otherwise I'd see them on the news as the family that got eaten by a bear.
As for cheap utensils; Dollorama usually has some decent stuff. I also picked up a bunch of semi-disposable items at the liquidation store on MacLeod Trail and 69th ave; behind the new Co-op gas bar. They had BBQ tongs that were decent for $1; as well as a few other odds and ends.
The other thing is watch for Canadian Tire to put things on sale for 70% off. Over the winter my wife was always frustrated that I was continually coming homw with something else "for the trailer." However that frustration turned to pride when one of her friends kids said "See- anything you could possibly need; Uncle Ken has in the trailer!"