(Credit to Barb for the title)
Finally, we can head out for some much-needed R&R. This year we are still treading carefully after all the covid restrictions etc and have decided to stay in Nova Scotia and head for Cape Breton! Fortunately, our backyard is incredibly beautiful, and we don’t have to go too far for a great adventure!
We are travelling in a convoy of three vehicles comprising of:
1. Ram Dually 3500 – King Bundutop, added canopy and room and square back bunduawn with walls.
2. Ford F150 – Standard Bundutop, added canopy and half wing bunduawn.
3. Landrover Defender x 110 (2022) Standard Bundutop
All three vehicles are totally rigged out for off grid travelling and exploring., with fridges, travel ovens, hot water systems, solar panels, dual battery setups, kayaks and so much more.
We head out tomorrow for two weeks, to explore the hidden gems of Cape Breton.
Dropping off our two rotties early and head towards Cape Breton, meeting up with our great mates on the way up. First night stay not planned, in fact nothing is set in stone, let’s just see what hidden gems we will come across.
As we go along, we will be posting hopefully every two days or so if we have reception and hope you follow along and enjoy this adventure with us…
Thanks to Landrover Halifax for their excellent customer service and help getting me my Defender before our trip! The best customer service and what a fantastic rig! I just love it… contact them for your defender 🙂
Many thanks go out to Isaak Cape Breton Overlanding for helping us find some great spots in Cape Breton. He offers a self drive vehicle and will be offering tours too. He is extremely knowledgeable on Cape Breton so if you are heading up their way give him a shout!
Sandpipers are now in stock!
Below are all the specs for the tent, however this will not give you the real idea of how great the tent is! Durable and strong with updated fabric to 600D poly oxford ripstop, waterproof and worry free camping!
FREE shipping in Canada to your nearest Day & Ross Hub
- Tent Body: 600D rip stop Polyester oxford, W/R W/P PU 2500mm
- Rainfly Fly: 420D rip stop Polyester Oxford PU 2500mm, W/P, W/R. Fireproof coated elevated above body of tent for better ventilation
- Mattress: High Density 75mm,
- Base:Light Weight diamond base with plastic insulation Alu alloy connectors
- Mattress cover – sides and bottom covered in vinyl to prevent moisture wicking , Poly cotton top. Cover is removable.
- Bungee cords that do not pop open- aids-pulls in the side walls when collapsing the tent.
- Screens: no-see-um mesh Internal storage pockets to keep all your essentials handy.
- Travel Cover: Heavy Duty 680g 1200 Density, PVC sealed with Zip, UV resistant strong.
- Travel Cover Straps stronger, stainless steel clasp, straps will not come loose.
- Internal Frame: Aluminium Pole dia 12″
- Internal frame covered
- Led light strip and bag
- 1mm skirt around base of tent in black poly-cotton
- Window in the Extension our OEM window
- Ladder: Aluminium Telescopic Ladder adjustable to 2.36m
- Ladder on the inside of Annex room
- Gear bags: Bag can be inserted behind or on the sides of the ladder even on the side of the base if not using the annex room Window on veranda
- Cable Inlets: Two velcro-sealed cable inlets (very useful for devices powered from within your car)
- Pockets for window and entrance pegs to go through
- Weight bar on the bottom to prevent the wind blowing in
- Additional tie downs for high winds
- Snap to hold the tent fabric in place when closing the tent
- Adjustable Straps for tie downs
- Annex : Orange rip stop 420D poly oxford Adjustable height 190-210cm
- Annex Floor see attached image
- Fabric : 420D Polyester Oxford PU 2500mm, W/P Adjustable height 1.8m-2.1m
- Annex attachment to base and Attaches to the bottom of the tent for additional space for any use.
- Removable PVC Floor which attaches to annex room base with high quality Zip
- Two entry doors as well as two windows, no-see-um netting on the windows
- 1 pcs bar on the annex door
- An additional PVC window on the veranda of the tent, with zippered privacy screen
- Weight Bar and velcro strip on the bottom of the annex door to prevent wind blowing in
- Additional pegs on either side of the door to prevent the annex from lifting when unzipping from the bottom.
- Universal mounting system, fits on just about any roof rack (this is a sturdy product, please check static and dynamic load capacity of your roof rack specifications) Avoids damage by not getting in contact with the car roof and can easily be removed from roof bars.
- Entrance can be mounted either to the side or the back of the vehicle
- Two extra large gear bags
- Stainless steel 304 for all mounting parts
Wildcoasttents to see more info on our roof top tents
Our day started early and as we packed up the black flies and mosquitos literally ate us alive! Could not get out of there fast enough.
We stopped off at a look-off point called Baie-Johan-Beetz and literally found thousands of blueberries and had a nice early morning feast 😊 Wind blown but what a stunning day!
A long drive about 450kms through valleys that looked very similar to the Labrador tundra. At least three old style snowmobiles that seemed to abandoned along the way on the trails for some reason.
Finally we arrived at Kegashka, literally the end of the road, one restaurant in this town – surprise it was not open on Monday or Tuesday fortunately we had our own lunch so stopped near the sign to eat and change the mud flaps on our truck as the gravel was once again flying up onto our trailer, fine talcum dust was filtering into the trailer!
Kegashka is a very quaint fishing village with a population of only 120.
In winter there is a trail called the white trail which is a snowmobile takes you all the way to Blanc Sablon. 😊
There are many snowmobile bridges here the most famous is the one across the Manicouagan River, in the Baie-Comeau area. At 213 metres long (700 feet), it is the highest snowmobile bridge in the world! The trails here are exceptional and so are the rivers
There are also endless beautiful rivers for those keen on fishing, this is prime country!
Just a little more info to keep you on your toes. 🤣
The awesome foursome at the end of the road!
Heading back we started looking for a camp site for the night, the wind was howling and beach sand was flying.
We went down many side windy dusty roads and came across this Inukshuk cut out of granite, which must have been at least 10 feet tall, pretty cool but no campsite to be found.😊Stopped at an Natashquan (means where one hunts for bear) another small village population of about 265. We went into the “liquor” store to fuel up 😂 although these stores carry literally everything. I ran to snap this sign which was pretty cool, getting sand blasted in the process from the flying beach sand.
Pretty neat to think we were in Blanc Sablon last year!
Late afternoon and finally a campsite!Camping de la Plage at Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan.
Lovely spot right on the beach, stunning night and even better chats around the fire! Nothing better than going to sleep listening to the waves crashing on shore!
Wild Coast Tents has a new roof top tent model called the Sundog-X!
This tent has so many added features to make your life over landing super comfy.
Thicker mattress, beefier hinges, includes a solid fly for shoulder seasons and for winter. Includes a set of LED strip lights you can put anywhere you choose.
Additional gear bag for the annex and floor to be stored in.
Additional tie down points for windy nights.
Thicker internal pole structure which means it is better for snow and wind. The poles are covered to ensure no condensation. The mattress is protected from any moisture wicking.
This tent is superb for off road enthusiasts, use this tent any time of the year!
Herewith the specs
Size: 56″W x123″L x 48″Ht. (Open)
Sleeping Footprint:56″ x 96″ (WxL)
Size: 56″W x 48″L x 12″ Ht. (Closed)
Two zippered sky view windows with fabric & mesh screens in the tent body top.
Two Sky view windows in the fly. (additional solid fly INCLUDED for colder weather)
Body: Beige High Quality 300g Poly-cotton Canvas, W/R, W/P
Fly: Charcoal 420D Polyester Oxford PU 2500mm, W/P, W/R
Cover: Heavy Duty 680g PVC, UV Treated
Base:Light Weight diamond base with plastic insulation
Mattress: 75mm Mattress
Mattress cover – sides and bottom covered in vinyl to prevent moisture wicking , the top in poly cotton for comfort. Cover removable.
Pole: Aluminum Pole dia 25mm Poles covered in Fabric
Alu alloy connectors
Ladder: Aluminum Telescopic Ladder
Large Gear bag OEM with gold trim
Rod in the entry door to prevent wind flapping
LED Strip light included
Annex : Beige 420D Polyester Oxford PU 2500mm, W/P, W/R ( Seam-taped Seams)
Adjustable height 190-210cm
Bar on the annex door
Vinyl Floor with YKK Zipper
Additional tied down points at each side of door
Bungee cords with clips that wont pop off – this aids to pull in the side walls when collapsing the tent.
Screens: no-see-um mesh
Internal storage pockets to keep all your essentials handy and additional pocket at the head side for cell phones or other gear
Solid Fly included
Travel Cover: Heavy Duty 680g 1200 Density, PVC sealed with YKK Zip, UV resistant strong.
Travel Cover Straps now stronger & thicker, no velcro attachment used, instead a stainless steel clasp, straps will not come loose.
Ladder on the inside of Annex room
Gear bag: Bag can be inserted behind or on the sides of the ladder even on the side of the base if not using the annex room Window on veranda
Cable Inlets:Two velcro-sealed cable inlets (very useful for devices powered from within your car)
Universal mounting system, fits on just about any roof rack (this is a sturdy product, please check static and dynamic load capacity of your roof rack specifications) Avoids damage by not getting in contact with the car roof and can easily be removed from roof bars.
Entrance can be mounted either to the side or the back of the vehicle
Annex Floor:64″x83″ (About37 SQFT)
Annex attachment to base: Attaches to the bottom of the tent for additional space for any use.
Removable PVC Floor which attaches to annex room base with high quality YKK Zipper and additional tie downs for high winds
Adjustable Straps for tie downs
Two entry doors as well as two windows, netting on the windows
Weight Bar and velcro strip on the bottom of the annex door to prevent wind blowing in
Additional pegs on either side of the door to prevent the annex from lifting when unzipping from the bottom.
An additional OEM window on the veranda of the tent, with zippered privacy screen window can be opened for additional ventilation
Stainless steel 304 for all mounting parts
Contact us for Sundog X pre-booking. these roof top tents will be here at the beginning of March and are going fast.
No regrets with this magnificent Gstove!
We are in love with the g-stove! For those of you that have one… bet you LOVE it and for those considering a stove, get the g-stove, it is a purchase you will not regret.
It is so versatile, use it just under a tarp for camp cooking or in a shed, cottage or yes a tent!
This powerful little stove has many options too … you can buy the heat or the heat and view which has a little glass window, there is the XL heat and an XL heat and view too.
In the photos below you can see the pipe sections they come with, these sections all pack into the Gstove.
Add on a pipe oven which by the way is simply fantastic and cooking in the pipe oven is great.
The pipe oven comes in two models, one that just has a solid door and the premium version that has a glass viewing piece and a thermometer so all depending how fancy you want to be 🙂
We have been trying out different recipes in the oven and so far we have had so much success. We have made lasagna which is to die for, apple pie… YES nothing better than having luxury food while camping YAY… We have done quiche and pizza rolls. So much still to try and we keep you all updated as we go along.
Check out this video below too!
Honestly we have used our Gstove now for a couple of years and it still works as beautifully as ever not to mention the quality of this stove is second to none!
A few accesorries for the stove in pics here. Go to http://www.wildcoasttents.com for more info and to purchase if you are in Canada or USA
Awnings for vehicles are fast easy and convenient!
Heading out to the beach for the day or weekend the awning is easy to use and so convenient for those scorching days when you just want a little shade. Can be used on its own as in the photos below, or in conjunction with a roof top tent for additional space. Perfect for picnics or family outings. The awning literally sets up in about 2 mins
Kupilka cups, Karesuando Axe, Helle Knife and Emberlit stove!
To add to the awning you can get fabric wall or netting walls which can serve as an outdoor space away from bugs or as an additional sleeping area,kitchen area, change room, playroom or whatever you chose
We tend to forget every now and then just how beautiful our little province is! It is not hard to find beauty a stones throw away, no need to travel for miles, or get on a plane or ship… there are so many unexplored places close to home it is just a matter of getting out there and finding them!
We spent a fabulous time out on the bay of Fundy, the weather was perfect, tons of birds and seals and not a soul other than ourselves. Beautiful weather and stunning sunsets to boot it couldn’t have been more perfect. We used our roof top tent on our trailer took our kayak’s and just did not but enjoy the gorgeous scenery.. come on a photo journey with us for a few minutes 🙂
For those of you that brave the cold and snow in your roof top tents, you are all fabulous in my book 🙂 I prefer the winter camping in a tipi with a wood stove, we have yet to figure out a wood stove heating solution for roof top tents 🙂
Our new shipment is here do drop on by to see the new outpost and sandpiper.
Our outpost and Sandpiper models have a few changes, like fabulous sky lights, shoe pockets and more.
The Papillion and Hideout are new models based on the same size as the outpost and sandpiper. However the fabric on the tent is poly oxford and not poly cotton. Much lighter fabric.
The rain fly has a different shape as do the windows which can roll right back to allow more air flow into the tent. The annex rooms are different too as the have the ladder on the outside of the annex room as opposed to the Outpost and Sandpiper which have the extension and therefore the ladder inside the Annex room.
Varanger Dome is suitable for larger groups or as a base camp tent.
Because of the dome shape, the walls get very steep and that creates large space and height inside.
The tent has three large entrance doors in the front where two of the have a window that gives you the feeling of inviting the nature into the tent and gives you a feeling of protection against wind and weather.
Mosquito net in the inner tent and In the front door ensures together with adjustable vents and top hat a good indoor air quality.
It is possible to light fire with an oven or burner because of the flame retardant treated material of the fabric.
Extra equipment: Inner tent Ground sheet
Inside View of Top Hat