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Sun 24 Mar 2013 admin Backpacker Magazine / Hiking Tips / MEC / Outdoor Gear Comments Off on Gear Guides & Trip Planning / / / /

Gear Guides & Trip Planning

As March days come to an end, I look forward to April – the dream month. The time when the 2013 gear guides of Backpacker, Explore and Outside Magazines come out and Mountain Equipment catalogue.  It gets you in the right frame of mind to start thinking about potential outdoor adventures,...Read more

Fri 14 Dec 2012 admin Backpacker Magazine / Explore Magazine Comments Off on Ideas and Gifts for Hikers

Ideas and Gifts for Hikers

  Shopping for hikers at Christmas time can be difficult especially if you are not near an outdoor store, a camera shop and you only have 10 days (online shopping) left before Christmas day.  But you are in luck, there are some great ideas and gifts nearby in your local stores .. Here are...Read more

Tue 27 Mar 2012 admin Backpacker Magazine / Baselayers / Dressing in Layers / Explore Magazine / gaiters Comments Off on Its Spring Now – Time to Review your Equipment list / / / / / / / / / / /

Its Spring Now – Time to Review your Equipment list

Now that spring has arrived, hiking season is just around the corner.  It is time to review your equipment list before hiking season begins. To help you get started here is a checklist : a) hiking boots, check – laces, tred, b) daypack – straps, buckles, thread, zippers c) hiking poles...Read more

Mon 06 Dec 2010 admin Backpacker Magazine / Baselayers / Explore Magazine / Fleece Jackets / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / MEC / Mid-Layer / Mountain Equipment Co-op / Nature & Landscape Photography / Outdoor Gear / Packs / Photography / plants / Raingear / Trekking Poles Comments Off on Christmas Gifts for Hikers / / / / / / / / / / /

Christmas Gifts for Hikers

The christmas trees are up in some homes and more are on its way. It is that time of the year again…I read the other day on Canadian Tire Flyer cover – just 3 weeks to go. Wow time is flying by….Here are some ideas for you to help you decide and pick out the right […]Read more

Wed 04 Aug 2010 admin Backpacker Magazine / Baselayers / Dressing in Layers / Fleece Jackets / Hiking / Hiking Tips / MEC / Mid-Layer / Mountain Equipment Co-op / Outdoor Gear / Raingear 1 comment / / / / / / /

Baselayers, Mid-layers & Rain Gear for Hiking

If you avid hiker – you have learn through trail & error, the importance of dressing in layers for hiking. Hot weather, cold weather and rainy weather required different strategies.  There is baselayer, mid-layer and raingear/jacket. As well, there are a number of different materials...Read more

Sat 10 Apr 2010 admin Backpacker Magazine / Explore Magazine / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / MEC / Mountain Equipment Co-op / Outdoor Gear / Packs Comments Off on Hiking Boots, Daypacks & Explore Magazine / / / / / / / / / / / /

Hiking Boots, Daypacks & Explore Magazine

The May 2010 issue of Explore – Canada’s Outdoor Magazine is out and two articles that caught my attention were Riding the New Wave  by Masa Takei and Best Gear for 2010 by Ryan Stuart.  Riding the new Wave was a story of  of four individuals paddling standing up on a paddleboard...Read more

Mon 15 Mar 2010 admin Backpacker Magazine / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / Packs 1 comment / / / / / /

The Gear Guide Issue is out – Backpacker

One sure way of knowing spring is coming is getting your Gear Guide issue of Backpacker Magazine in the mail ….the other way is of course is looking outside and enjoying  the great sunny days of March here in the Cape Breton Highlands. Over 542 reviews & skills are featured in the Gear...Read more

Fri 05 Feb 2010 admin Backpacker Magazine / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Comments Off on Time to Start Planning for the 2010 Hiking Season / / / / /

Time to Start Planning for the 2010 Hiking Season

The March 2010 Issue of Backpacker Magazine is a great motivator for us to get ready for the 2010 hiking season.  The passion for hiking is rekindled with articles titled “Dream Big and Stay on Budget”,  “Take your Best Photos Ever”,  and “Hike Further and Feel...Read more

Sat 02 Jan 2010 admin Backpacker Magazine Comments Off on Start New Year Off with Backpacker Magazine / / / / /

Start New Year Off with Backpacker Magazine

 Backpacker’s January 2010 magazine starts off the new year with a great issue based on Readers’ Choice Awards.  2009’s best reader tips plus several real-life survival stories dealing with bears, wild goats, and much more. My favorite sections of the magazine have always...Read more

Fri 11 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Backpacker Magazine / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Explore Magazine / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Trekking Poles Comments Off on Hike the Highlands Festival Starts Today / / / / / / / /

Hike the Highlands Festival Starts Today

A great week for hiking …Explore, Canada’s Outdoor Magazine Sept/October issue arrives then October issue of Backpacker Magazine and now Hike the Highlands Festival begins today.  The festival opens with a Outdoor Nature Photography Workshop by Wally Hayes at Jack Pine Hiking Trail,...Read more