Camping

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Like many others, I was inspired (or was it forced?) by this summer’s travel restrictions to venture into the woods. “I need a holiday,” my friend Hannah told me on one of our many Zoom calls. “Well, where exactly do you...
I was unpacking my winter camping gear to get ready for the cold season and found that my cotton canvas anorak was full of black mold. Oh, the horror! It was stored in a waterproof bag and tucked away in my tiny...
It’s about to happen out there. The shoulder season is about to end, the lakes are about to freeze, the creeks turn to slush and the snow is about to fall (if it isn’t already). Bring it on. I love...
Some of you might remember the show MacGyver. He was known to use his genius-level intellect, making use of common items such as paper clip, to get himself out of life-threatening circumstances. Some of you might also remember the Mr.
Last weekend my canoe partner, Kristine, and I (and the two dogs, Angel and Oliver) choose a site set amongst a birch grove, tucked away in Raven Lake’s Deer Bay. The autumn colours were amazing, and the nights were crisp...
"Walking is man’s best medicine."– Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, 460-377 B.C. I’m now halfway through a condensed college/high school course that’s not online; it’s a face-to-face (actually, mask-to-mask) Outdoor Skills course. Challenge excepted—basically because no one else wanted the...
I always feel refreshed after a quick camping trip. Sure, my back might ache from the deflated air mattress and my muscles may be tense from shivering in frigid overnight temperatures—but something still feels right about sleeping outside. The benefits of...
It sounded like a truck was idling right outside our tent at 8:30 a.m. BC Park’s official policy states generator use is permitted between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., but no one...
Don’t put your paddling gear away yet. Fall is one of the best times to get out there. There are no mosquitoes buzzing in your ear, the autumn colours are stunning, the days are usually sunny and the nights are...
You might not know your dessert fork from your salad fork, but in the outdoor adventure community, there’s an unspoken understanding of how to behave. We all need to be respectful and informed—especially as more Canadians get outside during the...
Why let thin material get between you and the sunset sky, stunning sunrise, fresh breeze and sounds of nature? Here are six tips for camping under the stars—without a tent—that will help you enjoy an adventurous snooze in the great...
Around six years ago, Globalstar’s SPOT one-way satellite device helped launch the possibility of a reliable, affordable and simple piece of technology to keep in contact with others back home, let them know you’re safe and send an alert or...
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