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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Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show in Vancouver Ticket Winners

3 weeks ago we announced that we’d be giving away 2 sets of tickets to the Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show in Vancouver this weekend, March 4 and 5th. It’s going to be a great show with tons of fun things to do and great deals. We drew the 2 winners of the tickets tonight […]

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L.L. Bean Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Sweater Review

L.L. Bean Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Sweater Review

A lightweight down jacket should be in everyone’s gear closet. The combination of minimal weight with maximum warmth is hard to beat with any kind of synthetic. Down’s issues with moisture keep a lot of people from getting one. A new down treatment from Down Decor might change all that. This review is my results […]

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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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Getting Help in the Backcountry: Satellite Communication (Part 1)

With all the technology out there these days, it’s almost impossible to go somewhere you don’t have some sort of connection to the outside world. That connection is nice when you need help. If you’re by yourself or out of cell range and something happens you can get help. But what’s the best way to […]

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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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SunJack 14W Solar Panel and 8000mAh Battery

SunJack 14W Solar Panel and 8000mAh Battery

What happens when the batteries in your gadgets die right in the middle of an adventure? You’ll probably just toss it in your backpack and be carrying around dead weight. You might be annoyed that you can’t Instagram your adventure to make your friends jealous. You might be freaking out because your GPS or phone […]

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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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