Group Shelters are large windproof bags designed for use by groups of anywhere between 2 and 12 people in the mountains. Their main advantages over the individual emergency blankets and tarps used in North America is that two or more people huddled together can both keep warm and maintain morale in a stressful situation. They are now available in Canada.
The winter hiking season is fast approaching and it’s time to look out your traction devices. Are they missing cleats? Are the wire coils coming apart? Did they keep coming off last winter? Do you need new ones? Do you want them for negotiating icy streets or dog walking in the park, or do you [...]
Here is the way I remove an embedded tick with its head intact. My success rate is 100%.
The first annual Calgary Outdoor Expo and Festival October 30/31 will provide outdoor enthusiasts with a unique experience that focuses on the people, services and products that make Calgary such a vibrant outdoor community.
Do you take your cellphone or iPod into the mountains? A Portland company has come up with the Bheestie Bag, a reliable way to dry-out your electronic gear if it gets wet.
Think about carrying a folding pruning saw to lop off offending branches and clear encroaching alder as your contribution to the maintenance of both official and unofficial trails. Here are some pointers on selecting a saw and some locally available light-weight folding saws.
SPOT is a handheld satellite communication device that can determine your location using a GPS system and send messages via its own commercial satellite network. A new SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger replaces the original SPOT Personal Tracker.
SPOT is a handheld satellite communication device that can determine your location using a GPS system and send messages via its own commercial satellite network. It will work almost anywhere in the world as long as you can see enough sky to access satellites
Have you ever fired a Bear Banger? This post describes firing a banger and considers what to do in the case of a bear encounter.
Information on Bivy Bags (Bothy Bags)