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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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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15 Ways to Extend your GPS Battery Life

15 Ways to Extend your GPS Battery Life

GPS can be a blessing when you’re out adventuring but they have an achilles heel that can get you into serious trouble. GPS use batteries. Electricity makes our modern life amazing but it can be a serious liability in the backcountry. Batteries don’t last forever. If you are using your GPS a lot and have […]

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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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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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4 Ways to Light a Canister Stove

Canister stoves are the easiest types of stove to light. Just like a BBQ. Grab your lighter, turn on the gas and, woof, you have a lit stove. It’s still possible to burn your eyebrows off but much harder than with a liquid fuel stove. Because you can boil water for your lasagna and still […]

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Cape Scott Trail: Day 1

Cape Scott Trail: Day 1

This is Day 1 of my 5 day Cape Scott hiking trip in July 2015. I’ll be doing a post on each day with my favourite photos over the coming months. Cape Scott has been on my list of places to hike for a long time. Lots of people I know have done it. You […]

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