Skills

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By Jordan-na Belle-Isle I’ve been sporty my whole life. I was inspired by my father, who was a runner, skier and cyclist. I biked and swam my way through childhood, joined all the school sports teams as a teenager, and...
By Johnathan David, Editor at Everything Reptiles Many people harbour a deep fear of snakes. A venomous snakebite can be a hiker’s worst nightmare. However, hikers should remember that while all snakebites are dangerous and should be taken seriously, most...
Let’s face it, we humans enjoy doing activities we’re good at because it makes us feel good about ourselves. Fragile little sapien egos need constant affirmation. I’m no different. With the increasingly limited windows I seem to have for recreation, I...
No two Instagram feeds are identical, but scroll through a typical outdoorsy Canadian’s photo app and you’ll see a lot of similar images. Blondes in floppy hats (or bikinis). A tent in an unlikely—and probably illegal—location. Sandy feet and #vanlife.
It’s spring—time to haul out our kayaks, canoes, hiking poles and other types of fibreglass or composite gear. While composite materials—such as fibreglass, Kevlar, carbon fibre and others—are extremely durable and light, they do occasionally fail. Abrasion takes its toll...
There are so many extraordinary, bizarre things you can encounter when you spend time outside and on the trail. From aquatic stoneflies walking on the snow to solitary bees burrowed in the sand, insects and their sometimes alien ways are...
Waking to fresh snowfall is a beautiful thing. A new world of adventure awaits—powdery alpine slopes, deep cross-country trails through dusted evergreens and gorgeous vistas from plush snowshoe trails. Unless, of course, you’re stuck inside because you can’t get your car...
Rain is inevitable. That it will ruin the day is preventable. Cotton clothing kills. It doesn’t wick sweat, takes a long time to dry and sucks warmth from the body. Leave it at home and instead bring clothing made from...
Generally, this time of year my camp gear storage area is littered with numerous full, half-full and possibly empty camp stove fuel canisters. I love how efficient and lightweight these (iso)butane/propane stoves are, but it’s quite annoying to try and...
A few years ago, I embarked on an overnight canoe trip in Wells Gray Provincial Park. For some, this might not seem like such a wild escapade. After all, there are plenty of explorers doing week- and month-long paddling trips, ranging...
By John Woods from All Things Dogs The day you brought your furry best friend into your life may have been the day you decided that you’d only go on an adventure if he could come along. Before you head into the...
By 'Live the Adventure' Club Ambassador Nancy Besharah I didn't have a plan for raising my kids to be adventurers when I started out, so it's been pretty much learn-as-I-go. And while the journey hasn't been predictable or effortless, introducing our...
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