Skills

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I’ve always been a bit isolated from the community of wilderness travelers—particularly canoeists. Despite thousands of kilometres and days spent wandering in a canoe I haven’t had much interaction with other passionate long-distance paddlers. My home base is North Vancouver, British...
I’m at a puppy-class learning the basics of how to groom a hyperactive pup into a dutiful dog. It’s all very helpful for the day-to-day. But looking around at the other canines—a Jack Russell/Chihuahua cross, an English Bulldog—I see perhaps one...
We all need a little help getting out the door every once in a while. If you're feeling a little rundown by winter or need some help to tackle an imposing task or adventure or a new exercise regimen, read...
It was folly from the get-go. And a lesson I’ve carried with me for many years. A group of friends and I had decided to camp for the weekend on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. We made virtually...
Watching other people rock climb without a rope makes me feel ill. It’s clear that if they make even a simple human error they will fall and die, graphically. I feel the same way watching people launch their paragliders in strong...
Adventure is tricky business. You need gear. You need to maintain that gear. You need a skillset, or two, or three... You need safety advice. Fitness advice. Motivation advice. As such, you have questions. You need help. We're here to give...
Your kid is going to be your hiking partner for life. Imagine—weekends roaming the mountainsides together, bonding over vast vistas, wildlife sightings and summits reached. Family vacations with an active slant—camping and trekking both at-home and abroad. An active and healthy...
When Krissy Montgomery’s friend, Mike Jacobsen, asked her why more women weren’t participating in surf contests, the longtime surfer and Tofino, British Columbia, resident was blunt in her response. “Because we kind of get treated like crap. The prize money is...
The fastest human on the planet isn’t Usain Bolt. It’s Todd Reichert from Saskatoon. You may have never heard of Todd, but he was able to move at an astonishing 144 km/hr utilizing a custom-designed recumbent bicycle with an aerodynamic...
He has run thousands of kilometres across the Sahara, Gobi and Atacama deserts, as well as across Siberia and Patagonia, plus he’s embarked on several Arctic adventures and even an expedition into the Antarctic. In February of this year, Canadian...
You’d love to hike more—if it weren’t for the blistered feet, aching quads, out-of-breath-wheezing and overall complication of getting prepped and finding a worthy trail. Well… We’re going to solve all of those problems and more. We’re going to get you outside...
Be the best YOU this year. Live the adventure. Get outside. Master the wilderness! Join us on an exploration of 54 essential outdoors skills. From finding ways to motivate yourself to get off the couch, to time management, to practical skills...
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