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About Dena Haines

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dena hainesHey, I’m Dena

Bryan and I love being outdoors – hiking, camping, and fishing.

And after running our own travel and photography blogs since 2009, we decided to write about things we enjoy doing in our own backyard. 

We cover winter camping, hiking, campfire skills, and great gear. Over the years, we’ve hiked the Galapagos, explored the Andes Mountains, and camped and explored our province’s backyard.

Check out my recent posts. Find me on LinkedIn.


Sunday 16th of July 2023

Having a 1961 Shasta Compact camper and living in Minnesota, I worry about the weight of deep snow on top. What's the best way to protect my Compact from such weight?