Hiking boots are excellent for hiking for their grip, stability and waterproofing. They’re also big, hot and heavy. Many hikers are switching over to smaller and lighter trail running shoes that don’t offer the same stability but are much lighter and more comfortable to wear… Read More »Run, Hike and Scramble in the Tecnica Magma Trail Shoe
Slow and steady, hiking is just putting one foot in front of the other. You might choose to day-hike for the day, or backpack for a week or more.
These articles cover everything you need to know about hiking and hiking gear.
Canister stoves are the easiest types of backpacking stove to light. Just like a BBQ. Grab your lighter, turn on the gas and, woof, you’re cooking with gas. It’s still possible to burn your eyebrows off but much harder than with a liquid fuel stove.… Read More »4 Ways to Light a Canister Stove
Hiking boots can be tough to recommend to other people. What fits my foot may not fit yours. That’s not a problem with the Tecnica Forge, the first heat-moldable hiking boot. Tecnica brought their experience with heat-moldable ski boots to hiking and have created a… Read More »Tecnica Forge GTX Hiking Boot Review
Hiking is a huge outdoor activity on Vancouver Island. It should be. There are so many beautiful places, many within an hour of where you’re staying. Check back on this page as it will be continuously updated with the best hikes on Vancouver Island. Near… Read More »Hiking on Vancouver Island
When the lights go out in the backcountry, it’s dark. Like really dark. If you want to do anything safely after dark, or get that dawn patrol in before work, you’ll need a some sort of light, Headlamps are easy to use, can be inexpensive… Read More »Headlamps: How to Buy One for Hiking
Small, light backpacking tents are what most people use for shelter when they’re out backpacking. There are other options like hammocks and tarps but they require a little bit more experience and we don’t recommend you start there. A backpacking tent is small, light and… Read More »Backpacking Tents: Everything You Need to Know
Small backpacks are great for day hikes and travelling but when it comes to staying out in the backcountry for multiple days we need something a bit bigger. It needs to hold our shelter like a tent, sleeping gear, food, water and clothes in a… Read More »Backpacking Packs: Everything You Need to Know