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Wed 14 Jan 2015 admin Outdoor Gear / Trekking Poles Comments Off on Preparing for the Season – Part 1 – Equipment / / /

Preparing for the Season – Part 1 – Equipment

A new year has begun, 2015, and it is time to start preparing for the upcoming hiking season.  The first order of business is to do an inventory of your equipment, review the condition of the equipment and see what needs to be replace before the season starts. Here is a checklist to help you...Read more

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

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

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

Sun 04 Apr 2010 admin Birding / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / Mountain Equipment Co-op / Outdoor Gear / Photography Comments Off on Spring is here – Birds & MEC Catalogue / / / / / / / / /

Spring is here – Birds & MEC Catalogue

The start of Easter Weekend in the Cape Breton Highlands has brought sunshine, warm weather and lots of song birds back.   I saw incredible amount of birds today during our walk. They include song sparrows, junkoos, loons, canada geese, merganser ducks, golden eye ducks, robins, and more.  I...Read more

Mon 07 Dec 2009 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / MEC / Mountain Equipment Co-op / Nordic Walking Poles / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Trekking Poles / Trekking Trips 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / /

Christmas Gifts for Hikers

Lots of great gifts for hikers out there that won’t hurt the pocketbook.  Here are some ideas for you :  1) a pair of smart wool socks, 2) a bear bell, 3) small mesh bag, 4) drybag, 5) a whistle, 6) a trail map, 7) a compass, 8) a watch with carabiner that hooks on […]Read more

Sun 29 Mar 2009 admin MEC / Mountain Equipment Co-op Comments Off on MEC Spring & Summer Catalogue is out / / / /

MEC Spring & Summer Catalogue is out

Spring is here now… I got my Spring & Summer Catalogue from Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)  in the mail…I can dream now and develop my wish list for 2009… Lots of new products …872 to be exact… The new spring & summer catalogue is  130 pages long… I was...Read more

Fri 13 Jun 2008 admin Uncategorized Comments Off on How to buy Hiking Boots & get the right fit? / / / / / / / / /

How to buy Hiking Boots & get the right fit?

Have you taken out your boots yet ? Tried them on and said Hmm… maybe I might need a new pair this year. The boot pictured above is the Scarpa Kailish GTX Hiking boot – Editors Choice 2008 Award Winner, Backpacker magazine. There are some great resources out their to help you make...Read more

Sat 05 Apr 2008 admin Hike the Highland sFestival / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on Backpacker has a Brand New Website / / / / /

Backpacker has a Brand New Website

Backpacker magazine has a brand new website with more features, more content on gear, hikes, travel, skills and survivial.  Lots of videos, podcasts and blogs on outdoor subjects. You can also join the Backpacker community -Post a trip, gear reviews, comment on forums, create a profile and much...Read more