Loving the Great Outdoors #WoodsExplorer {w/$450 Prize Pkg}


As anyone who knows me will attest, I love camping and the great outdoors!  That’s not to say I don’t enjoy a vacation in a five-star hotel because I do.  It’s just that these are two entirely different experiences, each with their own pluses and minuses.

Like many people, I sometimes find the daily grind of what to have for dinner and then cooking the meal a bit of a chore. So you would think I would absolutely dread cooking on a camp stove. Not the case! Maybe it’s the laid-back relaxed atmosphere of camping, but I really don’t mind outdoor cooking. I think it may have something to do with having a good camp stove, pre-planned menus and as much prep as possible, done in advance.


I love this Woods™ Quick Fire Propane Stove, it’s a real beauty!

One of my favourite breakfasts to make when camping is pancakes. They are hearty, quick, simple to make and can be easily customized.

In advance of camping, I mix the dry ingredients in an airtight container and the wet ingredients in a jar with a tight seal. On cook day, I just melt a little butter in the pan I will use to cook my pancakes, add it to the combined ingredients and presto, pancake batter.


 YUM…fluffy, delicious pancakes in a snap!

A super easy recipe for the fluffiest, most delicious pancakes.
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp.butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp. white sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • Optional - blueberries; chocolate chips; chopped, cooked bacon; nuts; 1 large banana, mashed
  1. In a jar with a tight-fitting cap, add egg, milk and vanilla. Shake well to combine and store in cooler, use within two days.
  2. In a separate container with tight-fitting lid, combine dry ingredients.
  3. On cook day, melt the 2 Tbsp.butter in the pan you will use to cook pancakes.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry, stir gently.
  5. Pour in melted butter and stir gently until smooth.
  6. Add any optional ingredients and stir gently.
  7. Place buttered frying pan over medium/high heat
  8. Ladle pancake mixture into buttered frying pan.
  9. Cook until bubbles appear on surface and underside is golden.
  10. Flip and continue cooking until golden.
  11. Enjoy with butter and pure maple syrup!

Canadians have trusted Woods™ equipment, like this awesome Quick Fire Propane Stove, to be there for them in the outdoors since 1885. It was there then, and it’s still here now. You can trust Woods Canada products for the perfect camping trip and they let you take on the great outdoors with confidence!

If you can’t bring a fresh fish to the kitchen, bring your kitchen to the fish with this Woods™ Quick Fire Stove.

We would love to hear all about your camping experiences! Use the hashtag #WoodsExplorer and tell us all about your adventures!

  • Who in your family does the cooking?
  • Do you get the kids involved when it’s time to make meals?
  • Who organizes all the camping gear?
  • Besides a tent, sleeping bag, and cookstove what other gear is on your must-have list?
  • What are some tips/hacks you use when camping?

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Be sure to share all your #WoodsExplorer camping fun using the hashtag #WoodsExplorer

You can also follow the #WoodsExplorer teams as they trek the Trans Canada Trail!

To help you tackle your own camping challenges this year, Woods Canada and Canadian Tire are offering a fabulous giveaway!

One lucky reader will win a Woods™ camping gear prize package worth approximately $450!

{*Please note:  This giveaway will appear across a number of participating blogs and one winner will be selected from all eligible entries.}

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  1. We spend valuable time as a Family camping every summer (and have since I was only a few years old). We’re due for some updates and I know that Woods has what we need.

    Besos Sarah.
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  2. Thank you for the chance! I love going camping with my bf and this prize would be a great addition! He would be so thrilled.

  3. Mmm! Pancakes! I love waking up in the morning to the smell of a good camp breakfast!
    Christine recently posted…Hiking Trails on Manitoulin Island #woodsexplorerMy Profile

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