Skills

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Pam Johnson: Most people are only going to purchase one set of ski equipment. If you were to give a key piece of advice about choosing equipment, what would it be? Ashleigh McIvor-DeMerit: Boots are the single most important piece of...
I used to write, edit, polish story pitches and ponder the folly of freelancing for a living during countless ferry trips between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, usually while going on, or returning from, some adventure or assignment. Now...
Anders Ourum accepted to share the "fountain of youth" to every climber out there based on his past experiences and wisdom. The technique, balance, and grace that any type of climbing requires can get better with age (just like wine)...
1. Just go! Things will never be ideal; the house clean, kids perfectly content for example, but if the kids are cared for and house is liveable then make a clean break and get outside for some fun. 2. 10 minute...
Poisonous Plants and AntidotesAre you hiking in Canada this summer? Make sure to be aware of our poisonous plants: poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac and many more... Read More > How to Photograph Star TrailsLooking to photograph some spectacular star...
Bring awareness to your breath Seemingly simple, and seriously profound. Yet reliable access to the focus that breath awareness brings is not simple, it’s a skill, and requires an ability to become more quickly aware of those times you’re preoccupied with...
Want a new way to cross-train for balance and core strength? Give unicycling a try. It's challenging to learn but not difficult once you know how. Most riders take about 5-15 hours to learn the basics. Quick Tips Find a place...
Now, as a parent, I find my most rewarding experiences are sharing these same moments with my daughter. From experiences with my daughter, Paige, as well as during a short career as a guide at an outdoor education centre, I've found...
“I just made $50!” My husband corrects me, “Don’t you mean recovered?” True. The backpack I just sold for a cool 50 bucks originally cost me $190 five years ago. Between then and now the two of us have shared countless...
As it turned out, a guide had baited the bear — a legal practice in Alberta that is scorned by many hunters — with a pungent mix of oatmeal, molasses and beaver offal while Booth waited in a tree stand...
All I’d said was, “Well — it was only a small ledge that you swam over. And you didn’t stay underwater for all that long after the first recirculation. You should get back in your boat and try to do...
When faced with a gargantuan objective, you’re less likely to be overwhelmed if you maintain focus on small, manageable tasks that add up to the whole. In other words, if you want to win a hotdog eating competition, think about...
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