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Though small now, this will soon be your destination for outdoor information. Everything from courses to trail guides to how to make your own gear, we will have you covered. You'll be well on your way to becoming a PureOutside Adventurer with all the training here.


Epic Trail Guides

Get everything you need to know about your adventure destinations.


Epic Guide to Hiking Mount Benson

Mount Benson, Nanaimo, BC. The most beautiful views in mid Vancouver Island. The steep terrain can be tough to conquer in bad conditions but that makes the summit all the sweeter. At about a 4-6 hour hike, this guide has everything you need to hike Mount Benson.


Epic Guide to Hiking the Juan de Fuca Trail

The Juan de Fuca trail is a beautiful 4-day oceanside hike from China Beach near Sooke, BC to Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew. Multiple access points makes the Juan de Fuca a great weekend hike or training ground for the West Coast Trail. Do half in a weekend or see the whole thing in 4 days. This Epic Guide will cover everything you need to know about getting to the trail, supplies and gear needed and what the trail is like.


Beginner Backpacking Guides

Quick, easy information about gear for beginner backpackers. Don't know what to buy for a GPS, tent or stove? Get the info you need about the latest gear so you can spend your time hiking, not browsing terrible websites.


Beginner Backpacking: Buying Your First Stove

This guide covers all you need to know to buy your first backpacking stove. Simple descriptions about what you need to know about each type of stove. Full of links to all the stoves on the market today and in-depth reviews of each.


Don't forget all the great stories and tips over on the PureOutside Blog.