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It's that time of the year again. Maps are spread out across the dinning room floor, photos of previous trips have been viewed over and over again, canoe mates have been over for drinks and plans of this season's trips...
How companies are combining gear and casual wear "Climbers do yoga," says CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-Op. "Active people in the wilderness, they live in urban environments, they run, they cycle. We always said, 'We'll give you this part of your...
I must admit I was a tad nervous heading out winter camping when the weather reports had temperatures set between -28 to -32 degrees Celsius. Problem was, Andy and I had confirmed a date to go and didn't have another...
Ryan Stuart explains why soft shells are best for winter layering A reader asked me my strategy for layering for ski touring. Here's what I replied: In the winter my jacket strategy is a softshell 90 percent of the time. I throw...
This event at the Canadian Canoe Museum, happening this Wednesday, looks interesting. My canoe buddy, Andy, and I are going (but its not a date...right Andy).2011 Jack Matthews Fellow & Award-winning Canadian author Nicolas Dickner to Speak at CCM Jan...
Great news! Canadian Outdoor Equipment store in Mississauga, Ontario is offering a second date for their bushcraft skills workshop. I only know of Pinock Smith from paddling the birchbark canoe he built for Bushcraft expert Ray Mears while helping with...
Keeping your food safe from bears (and other critters) is an important part of any camping trip Not only do you want to reduce the chance of having an unwanted close encounter with bear, raccoon or field mouse—but you also don't...
My friend’s recent death showed me once again how dangerous skiing can be. But maybe that’s why I like it My family is a fearful one. We were people who never really took to amusement park rides, never went scuba...
By Ryan Stuart & Jackie Davis Colin Angus, 35, Courtenay, B.C. Last May, Angus completed a 43,000-kilometre, 720-day human-powered circumnavigation of the globe. This year, he's "relaxing" with a six-month, 6,500-kilometre honeymoon with his new wife Julie Wafaei. (They got married...
Twenty ways to make the most of the cold Canadian winter 1. Skiing into a glacier Icefall Lodge is not only noteworthy for being B.C.'s newest backcountry lodge—with the largest area in the province-but also because guests have the chance to...
Gear and gadgets to keep you warm and dry this winter Sanyo eneloop Kairo KIR SL2 ($70; sanyo.com) Do the math: A $1 disposable, chemical handwarmer lasts about as long as the $70 battery powered Kairo, but the Kairo can be recharged...
Everything you need to stay warm outside this winter Sponsored feature from Atmosphere - Fitted base layer top - Fitted base layer pants - Midweight Merino wool socks - Sweater - Vest - Waterproof, thermal gloves or mitts - Goggles - Insulated pants - Insulated jacket - Waterproof, insulated hiking...
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