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This article is sponsored by Unightie Did you know that sleep is one of the most important factors of any camping trip, overnight hike or multi-day outdoor adventure? Waking up after a good night's sleep does more than provide energy...
Outdoor gear—it’s the stuff we need to get the experiences we crave. And here at explore, we have been testing the best of it for 40 years. From shooting video reviews to acquisition of items for our gear box, our...
Kristen Berkeley started Amplify Outdoors in the summer of 2020 as response to the murder of George Floyd and being fed up with how Black people are treated and excluded. She wanted to promote outdoor culture while elevating and amplifying...
We love our gear. From the smallest multi-tool to a family-sized cabin tent, quality outdoor gear facilitates our most treasured memories. And the best trips are the ones where you’re warm, comfortable, dry, satiated and generally happy to be out-of-doors. Everybody...
Gearing up for summer camping trips and hiking adventures? We've got you covered—here are just a few new gear items you'll want to check out for 2021: Believe it or not, bucket hats were a hot trend in 2020—and a...
This article is sponsored by Gem Trek Maps Well, that was unexpected. The last time we hiked this trail, the wide gravel bed was completely dry. This time, the ridge is out of reach across a rushing river...
Another year, another Arctic ski trip cancelled due to the pandemic. And once again I’m replacing my snow journey with a backyard kayak trip. Last May, my buddy Dave Berrisford and I left from near his house in Squamish, BC...
Common outdoor injuries include cuts and scrapes, bruises, burns (sun and fire), bug bites, sprains and dehydration. Some are inevitable, but you don’t have to be a paramedic know how to avoid and deal with injuries when they happen!
This article is sponsored by Buff Canada Collaborating with Buff Canada was an experience that came full circle for Victoria-based freelance illustrator and designer Claire Watson. The multifunctional headwear company contacted her in the spring of 2020 to work...
This article is sponsored by CHERRY BO2MB® My hesitation between movements created instability, and I flopped into the water for what felt like the hundredth time. A wave of disappointment washed over me as gentle waves washed over my surfboard...
Anyone who loves outdoor adventures has a responsibility to protect and preserve the planet that serves as our playground. While the climate crisis makes this seem like an uphill battle, there are plenty of small and manageable lifestyle changes we...
Travelling in a self-contained vehicle, or “vanlife” as it is better known on social media, existed long before Covid-19, but when the pandemic hit, van living took on a life of its own. The hashtag #vanlife now has over 9.8...
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