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What You Need To Know About BEAR SPRAY

If you’ve been hiking out in Canada, you will have heard of bear spray. The reason it is getting more and more common is because it is the most effective way to stop a bear attack that is not…

reef knot- easy and useful knot

3 Quick and Useful Knots

When in doubts with knots- tie lots! But these 3 are useful knots, and easy to learn- so why not learn them properly? Here’s a quick guide on the 3 knots:  Reef Knot Clove Hitch Shear Lashing How To…

Trail Mix

Love Trail Mix? Grab This Formula!

SO MUCH ENERGY!! …. is what I want to be saying midway through the trail. I think I can safely say that most people love trail mix. Who wouldn’t love a sweet, salty, crunchy (and maybe a little spicy?)…

Lynn Hoffman in Dharamshala

Dr. Lynn Hoffman on Making the Most of Your Adventures!

“Thats the real difference between travel and adventure. Adventure is when we’re excited and we’re part of everything that’s going on… and to be part of everything that’s going on we just have to be really present and be…

day hike

5 Things You Need On a Day Hike

This is a question most people want to know! What should they bring on a day hike? Where the confusion lies typically is that people don’t know how much is too much on a day hike- so they bring…

2 DIY Fire Starters You Probably Have in Your Home

In a survival situation, fire is your life source. This isn’t an article on building fires (that comes later!), just starting them! Before you attempt to start your fire, you should make sure that you have supplies ready to…

booking campsites

What You Need To Know About Booking Campsites

Camping Reservations: Spring is the Time to Book for Summer!  Now is the time for booking campsites! You can book up to three months in advance, and for popular areas and parks, NOW would be the time particularly that…

hiking jacket

Best Hiking Jacket: Review

Today is a gear review on one of my most-used pieces of clothing while hiking: The Columbia Arcadia II Women’s Shell Jacket. This is my favourite hiking jacket, and I consider it very flexible. Sorry guys, this particular jacket…

prairie mountain

Prairie Mountain Hiking Guide

An alarm goes off at 4 am. This is the time I got up this past Tuesday for an (almost!) sunrise ascent of Prairie Mountain with my friend Jess. Prairie Mountain is about 45 minutes from Calgary, and widely…