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 newlyweds, 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. 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, 2 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

We've not done this before, but right now we are looking at using this on our way between Ontario and the southwestern US, and when changing locations in the southern states from time to time over the winter months. Hopefully, the long way 'round!

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 (21)

References from Hosts (9)


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 (12)


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.