Outdoor author and educator Kevin Callan (aka The Happy Camper) has always suffered from high anxiety. Where did Kevin go to escape this anxiety? He didn't find relief on a psychologist's couch or popping pills. Kevin found it by heading off on wilderness trips.
Canoeing has always been the author's favourite mode of travel, but he's also tried other ways of low-impact travel. Backpacking, kayaking, snowshoeing, whatever. As long as he's outside in nature. Wilderness places are sacred; they need to be loved and protected. But they are also places we need to help ward off our growing issues with mental and physical health. This inspiring, often humorous memoir is full of stories of the ways that wilderness can magically transform and heal our lives. Illustrated throughout, this memoir includes sidebars that give camping, paddling and canoeing advice for staying safe in the great outdoors.