Skills

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Ever since I first watched The Art of Flight while bartending at a ski resort on the French Alps, I’ve loved the heart-pounding adventure of ski and snowboard films. I struggle to call these films “documentaries,” because this isn’t some marketing...
The mooring line was my only reference as I descended into icy blue water. I passed pulsing Lion’s mane jellyfish and glittering ctenophores, suspended in the cool water around me. Eventually, the ship appeared—a dark shadowy mass at first, but...
The “murder hornet,” better known as the Asian Giant Hornet, made its debut in the public eye earlier this year, sparking fear and suspicion of anything striped in the outdoors. Neighbours assured me their friend had been chased by one while...
On day 25 of our recent 1,060-kilometre journey from Sandy Bay, Saskatchewan to Hudson Bay, Shauna Liora and I were cruising the down the fast-moving, braided waters of the Seal River about 12 kilometres from our finish at sea. Off...
I was on a crowded Peruvian bus and I needed to vomit. Yes, this was the situation I faced when my expedition partners and I were in the early stages of our source-to-sea Amazon expedition in 1999. We had completed...
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...
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