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My 5 must have travel items...

  5 Must Have Items For Travel I loved to travel before having kids, and now we travel just as much with our kids. As a lover of the outdoors, all our trips are centered on activities and adventures. Summer adventures include extended weeke...

Adventure in a Box

 Some people’s favorite day of the year is Christmas. Others may say their birthday or New Year’s Day or maybe even Halloween. My favorite day of the year is the day the new spring equipment arrives at the store. Right away, like wit...

A few of my favourite things...

These are a few of my favourite things… I’m lucky, I get to spend a lot of time outdoors. From the simple walks in the neighbourhood to backcountry ski days in the mountains, or remote fly-in canoe trips in the north, I get to use a lot...

Take a walk in the winter...

Take a walk in the winter, get some snowshoes. Now that we have snow, it’s time to find some winter activities to pass the time and keep ourselves motivated and entertained. Look no further then snowshoeing, it’s a fantastic activity! It...

Little Rippers...

Snow time, ski time, play time, the BEST time. Hopefully you are a winter lover like me and you get to experience all the great aspects of winter with friends & family. I grew up loving all 4 seasons, and all the various activities that take pla...

Summit Series is BACK!

Summit Series from The North Face is available in stores this morning. The best of the best of the best. Also a great line from Will Smith's Men in Black. The North Face first pulled the line in 2014 to re-design, and re-tool the collection for Fall ...

Ode to Norm

Ode to Norm I hope you are lucky enough to have a buddy or two who will adventure with you through thick and thin. My buddy was Norm. Back in the beginning we were pretty green and needed to learn a lot of skills in order to be safe in the outdoors...

Time to clean up that Summer clothing & gear.

Summer has come to a close, have you cleaned up and stored your camp gear & clothing properly??? Now hopefully you are reading this and scoffing at the notion that gear should be stored now, the fall is the best season of hiking, paddling, &...

Top 10 Camping Gear Questions asked

Selling outdoor gear & camp gear for 20 years I find I get asked a lot of the same questions. It makes sense as lots of people getting into lightweight outdoor camping have similar needs right off the start. Here is a quick list of the top 10 cam...

MSR Guardian Water Purifier Review

MSR GUARDIAN REVIEW UPDATE Colin Frey, June 28th 2016 As an avid outdoorsman and busy guide, especially around the end of school season, I am always answering questions on how to treat water. I have got to use lots of filters over the years, here i...
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