When I began writing for fishing magazines, many of my assignments took me to fly-in outpost camps. Back then, outpost camps were proudly marketed as “rustic”, and many were “spartan”. Nowadays, they’re a lot more comfortable – even modern in some regards.
|Over the past decade, outpost camps across Ontario’s North have been transformed in almost every way necessary. Most now feature large stable docks, fish cleaning stations, equipment / fuel sheds, picnic tables, defined fire pits, and outdoor furniture. |
Cabins are now more cottage-like, and many include screened porches, fully-equipped kitchens, running water, even a shower. At some, mattresses have replaced foam pads, and beds have replaced 2 x 4 framed bunks. However, propane appliances (stove /oven, lighting, refrigerator, BBQ) are still the norm.