OutsidewithClyde is a virtual campsite for sharing my love of the outdoors. This passion was born while exploring the forests and streams of my childhood home in Ontario, Canada. Adolescence brought a different challenge as I got lost in a wilderness of substance abuse. I found sobriety in my early twenties and staying connected with the natural world continues to be an important part of my recovery and spiritual growth.
It has been over 30 years of balancing this hobby with a full-time career in the automotive industry and raising a family with my wife. We spent many vacations on wilderness canoe trips with our three children learning, "there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing and poor preparation". We are now sharing this love of the outdoors with grandchildren!
Compassion, integrity and perseverance continue to drive me along with an insatiable yearning to learn and discover. I enjoy new outdoor challenges and adventures while staying true to the values of a healthy and rewarding family life.