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Fall Camping – Sleeping Bag Test: #5DadsGoWild

Last year we froze. I bought the cheapest, last minute tent I could find ($29 poorly spent!) and I got in my sleeping bag after a long first day of meeting the other Dads at the first ever 5 Dads Go Wild camping trip. I was snuggled in but couldn’t help feeling the breeze from what I soon discovered was little more than a sun shelter for warm summer camping. After a terrible night’s sleep I woke up and tried to roll off my air mattress, which had to go diagonally in the tent  ...

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The Joy of Missing Out

The fear of missing out or ‘FOMO’ is something that I’ve found hard to let go. What are other people doing? Who are they doing it with? How come nobody told me? When I was younger, I’d become a hermit and convince myself that I was happier to be in my room watching TV,  ...

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What It Takes to Be a Man

As I huffed and puffed (and quietly swore under my breath), I had to admit defeat. This leaking tap was impossible to fix. I spent two hours on Wednesday night, after everyone else was cozy in their beds, trying to fix the bathroom sink. It had been dripping for a week and had progressed to a  ...

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Relearning the Heimlich maneuver

On Tuesday night, as I walked from the train and took a shortcut across the park I saw a woman chilling out while sitting on the bench next to the baseball diamond. I looked down at my phone for a minute or two and as I got closer, she was standing up and looked panicked.   I took out my  ...

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