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LaceLocker Review: Tiny device keeps your shoes tied through long runs and any conditions

LaceLocker Review: Tiny device keeps your shoes tied through long runs and any conditions

How do you keep your shoe laces tied running, riding or on the kids at the park? Can be tough. Stop during the race and kill your momentum. Not notice your laces are untied and fall flat on your face. Riding with untied laces and risk having them wrapped around your pedal and suddenly you […]

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Why Bring a Tarp on the West Coast Trail?

Why would you want to bring a tarp on the West Coast Trail? It’s a gruelling 75km hike up and down ladders, through mud pits and soft sand. That doesn’t exactly sound like a great place to take extra weight in that already heavy backpack of yours. It is extra weight, yes. But weight that is […]

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Backpacking Stove Glossary

Backpacking stoves can be complicated little beasts. There are many different types each type, each with their own wide variety of specs, pros and cons. You’ll need to know some of the lingo before you go anywhere. Here’s a glossary to get you started. Alcohol – Alcohol stoves are popular in the lightweight backpacking community. They […]

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Icebreaker teams up with Simon Beck for new base layer designs

November 2014, TheCampsiteBlog.com teamed up with Icebreaker Canada for a giveaway of a few of their newest long sleeve shirts from their Simon Beck collection. I threw in an entry because I can’t resist the chance to win some new merino wool base layers. And it just looked so cool. I ate something lucky that day because […]

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Finding Happiness in the Pursuit of Big Goals

Some of the greatest stories in history have been large quests. The kind where the hero goes out and returns months or years later after having battled through epic obstacles. They return triumphant a completely different person with more experience, wisdom and possibly a few scars. Quests are not only the stuff of epic stories […]

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Choosing the right outdoor sport for you

The number of outdoor sports you can choose from is growing every day. It can be hard to choose which one to start with. One of PureOutside’s contributor’s, Susie Wing, has a few questions for you to help figure out which sport you should start with. ** So you know you want to take up […]

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Book Review: The Avalanche Handbook

That feeling of being weightless, gliding through the dry, powdery snow. That feeling of wonder as you gaze at the snow-capped peaks surrounding you entirely. That feeling of relaxation as you realize there’s no work, no computers and no boss within 50 kilometers of where you are now. Backcountry touring, whether on a splitboard or […]

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Scouts Canada Looking for Volunteers in Nanaimo

Scouts Canada Looking for Volunteers in Nanaimo

Do you have outdoor skills that you would like to share with boys and girls ages 14 to 17?   Scouts Canada, the leading youth organization in Canada, is searching for the right people to fill the roles of Venturer Advisor with a local Scout group.  If you have experience with multi-day hiking trips, canoeing on […]

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Newsletter? Yes! A PureOutside Newsletter

It’s official, the first PureOutside newsletter will be coming out this Thursday, March 6th. You can sign up on the PureOutside Newsletter page. The monthly emails will have great photos, cool links and new contests for free gear. I don’t like reading huge emails and you probably don’t either so they’ll be short and sweet […]

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PureOutside Picks October 2013

Welcome to this edition of Picks. This is where we pick the best new articles, videos and music from around the interwebs to keep you pumped for your next adventure. — The CampSiteBlog by Meghan J. Ward Inner Journeys. Outdoor World. Meghan talks about the inner more intellectual side of the outdoor world we love. […]

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