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How to set up a hammock: Rallt Double Camping Hammock Review

How to set up a hammock: Rallt Double Camping Hammock Review

Hammocks are dangerous if you sit in them wrong. But face the right direction and you can sleep in them all night. I set up the Rallt double hammock recently to start my testing. First time setting up a gathered-end style hammock. I’ve hooked up spreader-bar hammocks before. Easy. Hook the ring onto the hook. […]

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Cotopaxi Luzon Del Dia Backpack Review

Cotopaxi Luzon Del Dia Backpack Review

Most companies are in business to make money. They get to continue what they do if they make money to fund it. What happens with those profits though differs for each company. Some make money purely for the owners. Others, like Cotopaxi, are driven by a mission to use that money for a good cause. […]

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Win Family Tickets to the Vancouver Adventure Travel Show

The Vancouver Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show is coming up. March 4 and 5th more than 250 outdoor gear and adventure travel vendors cram into the Vancouver Convention Centre with brand new products to try, great deals on gear and big bike, SUP and kayak demos. “B.C.’s largest showcase of outdoor gear & adventure travel […]

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Small but Strong: The Lever Gear Toolcard Review

Small but Strong: The Lever Gear Toolcard Review

Lighter and lighter is the game these days. How light can we go and still pack more and more stuff into each thing. Tools like the Leatherman are popular with outdoorsy types because they can do so much. You can do 20 things with one tool. And why stop at 20 things in a multi-tool […]

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Review: Paleo Meals To Go

Review: Paleo Meals To Go

I tell friends and family that I eat mostly dehydrated meals on multi-day hikes and they look at me like I’m from another planet. “You actually eat that stuff?” Yup. And it’s not that bad. Modern dehydrated food is pretty good compared to what most people are thinking of. But there are a few problems […]

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Cape Scott Trail: Day 3

Cape Scott Trail: Day 3

Day 3 of my trip to Cape Scott in 2015. *** It’s decision day. My quads and calfs are tired and feet are blistered. My hiking speed is… slow. The plan is to hike to Nissan Bight and then down to San Josef the next day. Do I hike with the rest of the group […]

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VI Spine Trail: Nitinat River to Tuck Lake

VI Spine Trail: Nitinat River to Tuck Lake

Part of my work with the Vancouver Island Spine Trail Association is to check on sections of the trail. I’ve been working my way through the Tuck Lake section. Take a look at the VI Spine Trail map to see the route. The Tuck Lake section is west of Cowichan Lake and south of Port […]

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Cape Scott Trail: Day 2

Cape Scott Trail: Day 2

Day 2 of my Cape Scott hiking trip in 2015. ** Hiking to Guise Bay The morning started out completely fogged in. We couldn’t see much. Oh well. Let’s go to the lighthouse anyways. It might clear up when we get there. The weather was warm and dry. I wasn’t complaining. A wet day dampens the […]

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XShot Pro Review

XShot Pro Review

  Since getting a GoPro 2 years ago, I’ve wanted a good camera pole (also called selfie sticks, but camera pole sounds way better) to go with it. They let you capture unique angles with your camera, film yourself on your adventure and stick your camera in places you don’t really want your own limbs and […]

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Arrowsmith CPR Trail Trip Report Dec 20, 2015

Arrowsmith CPR Trail Trip Report Dec 20, 2015

A Trip Report for a quick hike up the Arrowsmith CPR Trail. ** I had planned to do a quick ski tour up Mount Becher but my G3 Alpinist skins weren’t in yet at Valhalla Pure. I had ordered them on such short notice so obviously they weren’t at the store yet. I was still […]

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