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Backpacking Meals – Some Ideas

Backpacking Meals – Some Ideas

Backpacking meals are a tricky business. You want to bring food that is nutritious, tasty, easy to prepare, easy to clean-up, and lightweight all at the same time! Also, you probably don’t want to eat the same thing every day. Our recent 5-night backpacking trip […]

Porcupine Proof Vehicles

Porcupine Proof Vehicles

Imagine slogging your way back down a trail after a weekend of backpacking, eager to get back to the hallmarks of civilization: hot showers, beer, and nachos. And imagine the trailhead comes in sight! You quicken your pace, eager to get to your waiting vehicle […]

Bear Safety for Hikers

Bear Safety for Hikers

Crash. Crack. We looked ahead and saw something moving in the woods, running off to the side. A bear. Small, light brown, round ears, gone. Silence. We waited and a thousand questions churned in my mind. It looked like a small bear… was it a […]

Review: Where Locals Hike in the West Kootenay

Yes, locals refer to this as “the guidebook”. With over 50 hikes of premier trails – including day hikes, backpacking trips, and off-season treks- this book is a great resource for locals and tourists alike. Title: Where Locals Hike in the West Kootenay – the […]