With around 89% of Canada being uninhabited, Canada truly is a place for adventure. There is a plethora of outdoor adventures in Canada, some are achievable from the safety of your car, while others require a much more adventurous approach.
The book was written by some of the first people to complete the Pacific Crest Trail during winter. I was intrigued. I had never really considered backpacking in winter, let alone a full expedition. I had to see what this book was about. I was immediately impressed. This book contains a wealth of knowledge; more than I could find on any google search. The Author’s experience really shows. This book covers everything you need to know about winter travel, and a lot of things you didn’t think you needed to know
When I first started hiking, I did it for the adventure (I still do of course)! To explore hidden places that are only available by foot. As I started to hike further and more often, I started to realise something. I was coming back from the trail as an absolute mess! My feet would be covered in blisters, I would be drenched in sweat which would then lead to chaffing. All because I didn’t know what to wear hiking!
Klymit has been coming out with some pretty cool gear in the last few years. Their sleeping pads are becoming some of the lightest and most affordable options on the market. In this post I am going to provide you with klymit sleeping pad reviews of several of their top sellers.
I have previously written some post on where you can wild camp in Canada. I did not offer much information on how to actually camp in the woods. Wilderness camping has many benefits that are not offered in an organised campground. Understandably, there is a lot of uncertainty many of us will face heading out into the woods the first time. I have put together this guide on how to camp in the woods in the hope it will provide some enlightenment on the skills and knowledge you need to acquire before heading out.
For many of us, the thought of staying in an organized campground is undesirable. You dream of camping in the untamed wilderness, undisturbed with not a soul in sight. You might actually get to observe wildlife that haven’t been scared off by the noise created in organized campgrounds. Wild camping in Alberta provides an opportunity to explore nature in a way that isn’t accessible by normal means.
With a rising popularity of Thru hiking and hammock camping. Many hikers are looking to lighten up their sleep systems. I have done some research to find what I consider to be, a high quality, ultralight hammock system.
The Klymit Inertia X Frame offers a unique take on ultralight sleeping pads. In order to save weight, the engineers at Klymit HQ have been studying the human body to discover which parts of the pad are necessary. The inertia X Frame’s minimalist design has removed most of the padding, leaving only the essential areas to support your body.
Camping with a hammock can seem like a crazy idea at first. Especially since the majority of us associate hammocks with either relaxing on the beach at some exotic destination. Or worse, falling out of a hammock and injuring yourself. Hammock camping for beginners can be a bit of a learning curve, but fortunately, you get to learn from my mistakes.
The Trangia alcohol stove is a classic. First sold in 1925, this Swedish alcohol stove is still one of the top selling stoves on the market. The stove is lightweight, durable and easy to operate. This was the first stove I had in my arsenal and I still use it today.