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How do you cook at the campsite? On the campfire? Romantic—but it’s slow, complicated and in these years of summertime burn-bans, less and less a viable option. Big ‘ol multi-burner grills? Those campsite classics are nice for the #VanLife crowd and...
Late fall can bring about codundrums. Hiking season is dwindling to an end—with alpine peaks getting frosted in snow and trails getting muckier by the day. Camping becomes a bit more gear-intensive—when night-time temps dip below zero. Yet skiing and...
As the weather gets chillier, it’s imperative to plan ways to stay warm on outdoor adventures. Explore hiking trails dusted in autumn leaves, pitch a tent in crowd-free campgrounds and paddle across glassy lakes while keeping comfortable. Here are five...
New outdoor adventure gear is being made every day, so it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends. We compiled this list of 21 camping, hiking, first aid, paddling and climbing items you probably haven’t heard about...
The path alongside the Little East River in Arrowhead Provincial Park was a skating rink. In uncharacteristic fashion for central Ontario, winter had thus far brought very little snow. But it was still frigid, with temperatures well below zero—so what...
Ah, the kayak. The ultimate form of human-powered water travel. But off the water? A royal pain. There’s storage—often a deal-breaker for condo-dwellers. There’s transport—usually requiring a roof rack for your vehicle. And then there’s cost—don’t get me started. For expeditioners...
New season, new shoes. Whether you’re looking for a pair to cruise the streets or apres scene, water shoes for paddleboarding and beachcombing or trail runners for getting sweaty in the hills, we’ve got what you’re looking for. Read on for...
Let’s run through our camping checklist. You have your tent, sleeping bag, air mat. Cooler, stove, cookwear. Tarp, chairs, bug repellent, etcetera...You know the drill. This isn’t your first time at the rodeo. Let’s take a look at some more unusual...
I have a long relationship with the paddleboard. In the 1980s, my father built one from plywood and Styrofoam. I spent a great portion of my youthful summers plying the shallows of Baynes Sound aboard this contraption. Standing up was...
It's officially summer. And you know what that means: It’s time to go camping. Think back to last summer—did you get outside enough? Hear a campfire crackle? Disconnect from distractions and connect with one another? Watch the stars appear one by...
Article presented by: Here's a not-so-well-kept secret: we're obsessed with pack weight. Unless you're a surefooted Sherpa, we're going to guess that the less you carry is proportionate to how much you enjoy a hike. Minimizing weight is nothing new...
Picture this: You're lazing in a hammock on the summit of a mountain after a grueling climb with an unobstructed view. Next, you're mere metres from the ocean, listening to the waves gently lap against the sand. Or maybe, you're kicking back...
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