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Age: 55-65

Member since January 2017

Almost retired, young at heart couple loving the camping and travelling life (hiking, fishing, ATVing, meeting new friends).

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We are not quite retired but looking at it coming in the next few years.

Our children are grown, grandchildren growing like they do, and we are empty nesters.

We are quiet, easygoing, love all outdoor activities, and are just starting our travelling adventures together. We're based in central Ontario and would love to see all of North America!

We love exploring new areas hiking, by ATV or by car.

We like to socialize around the campfire at night with a few friends and a coffee or a drink or two. Not really into late late nights or big parties.

If this works we would love to make it a permanent lifestyle.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Brad is a great mechanic and loves to figure things out. We live offgrid, so he's also very knowledgeable about the whole solar setup. Colleen loves anything to do with fabric and quilting, plants and natural foods. We're both pretty handy to have around, so if you need a hand with something, maybe we can work out a plan together.

Campnuts's Pets

Yes, we have a rescue dog. He's a mid-size, 4 year old husky mix. Very friendly with people, but not quite sure of how to introduce himself to other dogs. Quite friendly once introduced. For now, he will be on leash when out, so this won't be an issue. We can always work it out.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Anywhere quiet and with space. We have met hosts from here in Ontario, through many of the US states. Looking forward to doing the same across Canada and the northern US once retired.

Campnuts's Hometown

We live in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario, in the midst of many small lakes and rivers. We are right on the edge of where the Canadian Shield ends and the great farmland of southern Ontario begins. The best of all worlds.

Campnuts's Guest Details

Campnuts's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

30 feet long

We travel with a 2019 Chev Silverado Trailboss pickup and a 30 foot Keystone Bullet , with 1 slideout. We can do an overnight without putting out the slide, if necessary. We have a rescue dog - 3 year old husky mix, and he will be travelling with us.He will be on leash whenever outside.

Campnuts's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

Campnuts Has 1 Host Location

Lonesome Oak

Cameron, ON, CA
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Campnuts's References (50)

References from Hosts (14)

Don Faiers

August 2020

Another great visit.

Hi 'Campnuts',

Thanks for choosing 'Country Pride' for your recent stay.
As with many guests, the time for interesting , knowledgeable conversation
is never quite long enough.
So, Campnuts, hopefully you can arrange another stay this season and we can pick up
were we left off.

Looking forward to it.


Don Faiers


February 2020

Good visit

Enjoyed their time with us
Welcome back whenever they are traveling this way.


January 2020

What a pleasure!

The "Campnuts" were great guests. It was fun talking with them and pointing out our area's attractions. They are welcome back anytime. Bob


January 2020

Hardly knew you were here!

Wonderfully helpful and informative. Nice to find another quilter especially while I’m busy cleaning out sewing room. Be safe and enjoy the trip.


November 2019

Super nice. Hope we meet again!

We look forward to seeing this friendly couple again. It was a busy time for us, but we managed to have a short visit. Seems we have a lot in common. Very experienced campers, tons of knowledge and super easy to be with. They are welcome back anytime. Hope to visit their property next summer!
Happy travels!


July 2019

Great neighbors

These folks where great guests from our northern border. Very enjoyable conversation. Brad was very knowledgeable on solar systems and looking forward to visiting them in Canada at their host site

up the hill

July 2019

Ready to help couple

We could have spent days learning from these great people. Wish we would live close to them. Very co-operative and ready to help, with lifetime proven knowhow.

Big Mike

April 2019

Wonderful people

always welcomed


March 2019

Tank RV

Quiet and friendly couple. Their modifications to the RV made it a tank and a very tough one indeed. They had their own solar as well. Wish we had more time to chat. Highly recommend them as guests.


March 2019

Y'all come back

Enjoyed your visit, come back anytime.

GA Gypsies

March 2019

Solar King!

Campnuts were amazing guests to host. They are loaded to the gills with solar acquisition equipment, so much so they never connected to our shore power. We sat around a virtual campfire (wine and cheese) and chatted while the sun warmed our backs. It was great fellowship. There is so much to learn from fellow travelers and the Campnuts were no exception. Very considerate guest. Campnuts are welcome back anytime. We would love to host them again.


March 2019

fun stay

a great stay from a fun couple ... great sense of humor and interesting take on life... enjoyed having them here... treated us to a great dinner at a local restaurant.. so very nice of em!!


February 2019

Welcome back any time

Nice couple!


February 2019

Fun couple

Very engaging. They really are loving their adventure. Great guest and are welcome back anytime.

References from Guests (35)


August 2021

Forest Paradise

Welcoming hosts and tranquil forest setting with garden and walking trails to explore.

Would love to come back in the fall!
Thanks again


August 2021


The Campnuts were just fantastic! Their property is immaculate, they’ve done such an amazing job with the land they’ve got and we’re so lucky to have stayed with them. Such sweet folks, we felt so welcomed! Hope to stay again! Thanks Campnuts!


August 2021

Great Night Sleep

I really enjoyed my stay at Lonsome Oak. It was a rainy day so there was little oportunity to chat with my hosts but we were able to have a few nice short chats They were inviting and made me feel welcome. They let me me park in a beautiful field with neatly arranged vegetable and flower gardens amongst trees. It was very peacful.


August 2021

This is a unique and lovely spot.

What a beautiful and restful stay in your garden! We learned a lot about those who can successfully live off grid! You are such good hosts, and were so informative about your property and the gardens. Hope you will find an occasion to visit our Severn Oasis!


August 2021

Very Very satisfied

This was our first time with Boondockers Welcome ,and we could have not picked a better couple to have host us. They were very friendly and so helpful it made our stay with them so wonderful. We would go back any time.

Thank you so much Dave


August 2021

Great experience, great people!

We had a great time at Lonsome Oak. I was so impressed by the care and effort that goes into maintaining such a massive property. My family was very happy and our hosts were amazing.


July 2021

Very relaxing stay

Very happy with the stay, was nice chatting with campnuts and the gardener;. Common interests so lots to talk about. Will come again for sure.


July 2021

Simply the Best

We've stayed at Lonesome Oak twice....great hosts, great experience.
Always made to feel welcome.
Lots of space to stretch....walking paths all over and plenty of bird sounds.


July 2021

Awesome Location

Very friendly folks with lovely flower and vegetable gardens. If you want peace and quiet this is the place to be. 100 acres of solitude. Shopping close by in Lindsay. Many local areas for kayaking that we took advantage of. Thank you for the lovely time. Swedish Blonde


June 2021

Wonderful stay

We had a wonderful stay with our hosts Campnuts! Thankyou to our hosts who were very hospitable and friendly! Their property was like an oasis, with lots of room, and we were tired so we had a very restful stay!
Thankyou Campnuts! Adrian & Ann


June 2021

Awesome Lonesome Oak

Lonesome Oak is a beautiful piece of land. Trees, ponds, trails, meadows and a gorgeous garden with flowers, shrubs and veggie patches right in front of our rig. Campnuts are hosts who went above and beyond to make our stay a wonderful experience.
Thank you Campnuts. Enjoy your travels!


June 2021

Hospitable and friendly.

The Campnuts have an incredible property, they are friendly and welcoming, and were very accomodating. We booked at last minute and they responded very quickly. We will definitely book with them if we pass through again. We enjoyed the beautiful flower gardens, the peace and quiet, the great country landscape,and felt very safe.Thanks so much Campnuts.


June 2021


We stayed at Loansome Oak for a few nights, looking for some peace and quiet.. and it was more than we expected!
Gorgeous property, well maintained, and lovely ,welcoming hosts!
Thanks so much for making our first Boondocking experience so dreamy! 😊


September 2020

Oh my....just a great time!

I'm late saying thank you but it's very sincere. We enjoyed 3 great days ....couldn't have been better.
Lots of space.....lots of walking trails....our hosts were very welcoming and invited us to share a campfire with them.
We had some great visits but plenty of quiet time as well.
Campnuts really know how to host.
A definite return visit is in order.


September 2020

Lonesome Oak

This location is quiet and peaceful. There was no noise except for the birds, squirels and the wind in the trees. We were met by the very nice owners who guided us to a large and level grassed area near a large vegetable garden. There was plenty of room to park and turn around. There was also walking trails on the property. This location is highly recommended.


August 2020

A great couple.

Thank you very much for allowing us to stay with 3 year old granddaughter. So nice for her to get out, as she has been locked up since March with covid-19. Great little quiet spot for her to roam and discover . Thank you very much. The Islanders.


August 2020

Peaceful stay

we came for a return visit to this beautiful property. The hosts are very nice and accommodating.
Was a very nice stop over.


August 2020


A beautiful property over 100 Acres!
Our host lead us to a very private spot next to an amazing garden.
Was a very relaxing and quiet stay, would recommend to all...


August 2020


What a wonderful location. Amazing hosts and beautiful property with gardens and pond. Our first boondock and we loved it !


August 2020

100 out of 100

This was a first boondocking experience with ours hosts at Campnuts. Wonderful and helpful hosts. The site was peaceful and serene and very comfortable. Rate these hosts and site 100 out of 100.

Thank you so much, you made our first boondocking experience memorable.

Best for the future to you and your family.

The pack from umeandharv


July 2020

Great Stay. Really Quiet

We had a great stay with Campbuts. We were invited to their bonfire and enjoyed our conversation. Very secluded spot for us to park. Lots of stars at night and very quiet for sleeping. Highly recommended!


June 2020

Great people, great place, great stay!

We stayed with Campnuts for two nights with our two children and had a wonderful stay. We camped in a tree-surrounded clearing that had space to play catch with our oldest while our wee one scouted for toads and caterpillars. Our hosts invited us to a bonfire from which my son returned announcing "best night ever!" People like Campnuts are the reason we like Boondockers Welcome so much. Thanks for a great stay!


June 2020

Great stay at Lonesome Oak!

We just got home from a
wonderful stay at Lonesome Oak. The hosts were awesome and made us feel welcome. It is a large property and we stayed at two different sites. We enjoyed some conversations by the campfire and would highly recommend a stay with Campnuts!


September 2019

A great couple.

We enjoyed the evening with our hosts. We had a lovely camping spot with flowers and vegetables surrounding us. The location was very quiet and we had a good sleep. They have a wealth of information on off the grid living. Lots of camping tips and boondocking tips. Gordon & Anne


June 2019

Très joli terrain

Ils sont des gens accueillants et leur site est magnifique. Les moustiques étaient très présents.


June 2019

Very nice place, relaxing, silent

It was great to sleep there


May 2019

Too bad about the weather

We really enjoyed our stay despite the weather. A beautiful property nice hosts. Wish we could have got to know you better. Maybe another time.


July 2018


We enjoyed a quiet and relaxing couple of nights at this beautiful country property.
The hosts met us and helped get us situated close by the garden area. The carefully groomed grounds were a treat to walk our dog (could have done without the pesky misquitos, but what can you do). Unfortunately we didn’t get to chat with Campnuts too long as they had a busy weekend planned themselves. Hopefully next time! Thanks for a wonderful stay.


July 2018

First boondock ever.

Our second host eill have big shoes to fill. The hosts were kind, helpful and well organized. Their homestead is very karge and in immaculate condition. We had a quiet night with views of the trees and fields. The hostesses even made us a hand drawn map of local swimming holes which we will treasure forever. If they'll have us we'd love to stay again.


June 2018

great spot!

We had a great spot. Very, very nice. I recommend it definitely.


June 2018

Just what the doctor ordered

We were met on the road by our hosts and were escorted in. Oh my, it was exciting. It was clear to see pride of ownership and respect for the environment. We were lead through the forest and past beautiful gardens and were shown where we could park. After we parked we met our hosts who greeted us with warm and genuine smiles. The location was serene and just what the doctor ordered. The first day we did absolutely nothing! Our hosts were gracious and let us stay an additional night then originally set out, so that we could explore. We had some time to chat but if we get to go again I would love to hear more of their adventures and to find our why the land is called ‘lonesome oak’. Staying on their land makes you feel special. Thank you campnuts!


May 2018

Great Place

Campnuts met us and showed us where to park. It was a beautiful spot. He showed us where the trails were and we took advantage and really enjoyed exploring in the morning!


August 2017

Lovely Hosts, Beautiful Property

We spent three nights with Campnuts last week and it was a terrific visit. The property is gorgeous with big woodlots, numerous paths and open manicured trails with plenty of room to maneuver and park the largest RV. They were very friendly hosts and put on a bonfire for us. They welcomed our two large dogs who always travel with us. We set up camp near their large vegetable and flower gardens and we were invited to pick any flowers we liked when we left. The property is very quiet and the only noise at night was a few howling wolves off in the distance. Highly recommended!

Doug Amey

July 2017

Fabulous serene setting

We recently spent an overnight with Brad and Colleen who go by " campnuts" ...not only do they posses the most beautiful 100 acres of trees and atv trails, they try to live mostly off the grid. Brad led us out to the back of his property on his atv so that we could plck any spot we liked, to camp!.need less to say it was a pristine settng with lots of birds singing in the morning. We missed the howling of rhe coyotes but were assured that they are around quite often. We had a lovely evening around the fire with Brad and Colleen and two of the most polite grandkids ever!....thank you so much for your gracious hospitality!
Doug and Cheryl...Dougmeister


July 2017

Awesome people, great place to stay

We were met at the entrance, escorted in and invited to join them for a barbecue.
We thoroughly enjoyed the meal, a bonfire, good conversation, in short just a great evening.
We certainly plan to return on our way home this fall.

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September 2020

As heaven

By reading the comments, my girlfriend and I can't wait to come for a visit!