I’m a city boy. I’ve said this before and I’ll likely say it again. That’s why I felt I was probably one of the worst candidates for this #5DadsGoWild camping trip. With zero survival skills and even less camping gear, I was stepping well outside my comfort zone. But I’m glad I did, even if I had a myriad of concerns about what could go wrong. There be bears out there! But I’m here to tell the tale. It’s true. All of it. And here is 17+ minutes of it.

Truth be told, I really had my apprehensions about this trip. I’ve never started a campfire, I’ve never set up a tent, and I’ve never been more than a stone’s throw away from an electrical outlet for more than a couple hours at a time. This was all foreign territory, but I wanted to be a good Canadian kid, I needed to reconnect with nature. I needed to be one with the wild.

Well, as “wild” as one can be when staying at an official organized camp site in a provincial park, emboldened by the company of four other dad bloggers. And hey, we had plenty of jerky to eat, fancy new clothes to wear (but why male models?), and a Ford Explorer and F-150 for a grand escape.

Together, as #5DadsGoWild, we were able to “do the nature,” as it were, with the generous support of our sponsors. This is about as “roughing it” as I probably want to get.

And if you’re looking for even more content from the #5DadsGoWild weekend, check out what the other dads are doing. That’s “Stephen Fung” Stephen Fung, “Parenting 101” Dale Allen Berg, “SocialDad” James Smith and “A Dad in the Burbs” Stacey Robinsmith. Where will we go next? What will we do?