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How do I know which backpack is for me?

A question I get asked is how do I know what backpack is for me?  Well, let’s start with capacity.  Weekend 1-3 Nights 30-50 Litres  Multi-day 3-5 Nights 50-80 Litres  Extended Trip 5+ Nights 70+ Litres  Be aware that packing light requires self-discipline and careful planning. Pulling this off the Read More →

Teaching your kids how to cook?

BEST TIP FOR COOKING WITH KIDS – Start small and keep it fun.  We live out of town 45 minutes and take out is rare in our family. We love to cook and Wylder has watched me cook hundreds of meals by now. Before Christmas time he really started to Read More →

How to stay safe from lightning in the backcountry?

2023 has shown it’s good and bad days for weather. This year challenges were based around lightning and thunder for most of it. If thunder is heard lightning is in striking distance. Your distance from a thunderstorm can be estimated by measuring the time between seeing the lightning flash and Read More →

Day Packing List

What do you pack on a day hike? Whether you head out for the day remember it can always turn into an overnight trip. Being prepared in the woods and knowing what to pack can save your life. Packing List: 20-30L Daypack Trekking poles Sturdy Hiking footwear Hiking shirt – Read More →

Backpacking – Go To List

Suggested Clothing List – Please be mindful that this isn’t a typical vacation, as such, you should not be packing a change of clothes for each day. Due to the duration of the trip, packing the minimal amount of clothing possible (without sacrificing comfort or warmth) is our goal. Remember Read More →

HEART OF THE MACDONALD

Stone Mountain Provincial Park – Exploring for a 4-day backpacking adventure in Northern, British Columbia.

Wild Women TAke The north 2022

A trip I will never forget. A 7-day backpacking adventure into Wokkpash Lake, Northern British Columbia. I’ve been guiding in the area for 6 years now and it never fails to send me on an adventure of a lifetime every time…

BALANCE RETREAT

A weekend for the books. It was exactly what we all needed. We climbed, we laughed, we cleared. The ladies were all amazing, weather held up to enjoy that much needed sun, the food was delicious and the signs were everywhere that we needed to see and hear.  A huge Read More →

The Delivery..

A scar that is going to the grave with me that I will carry forever. I have cried over this scar because of what a story it carries. We all have scars but this one gets me. My beautiful son is here. Tears of joy. Of courage. Of loss. Of Read More →