Category: Skills

Outdoor Systems – Part 3 – The 5 components of an Outdoor System

In this article I’ll talk about the different components that go into an outdoor system, and...

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Outdoor Systems – Part 2 – The 10+2 Outdoor Systems

In my last article I introduced the concept of outdoor systems and why it’s important to...

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Outdoor Systems – Part 1 – The 10 Essentials vs Outdoor Systems

“Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.” – Albert Einstein This is the...

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Planning for summer camping adventures

Although snow and frigid temperatures continue to buffet us here in Alberta (and our minds are...

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First Aid in the Woods

Last month I had the opportunity to upgrade my outdoor first aid skills through Rocky...

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Random Backcountry Camping – A guide for a quick get away

While many of of the adventures we describe are multi-night trips requiring months of...

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Easier than you think – Keeping your hiking legs in shape

The spring shoulder season can be a challenging time in the mountains. When the Elf lived in...

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Outdoor Council of Canada

One organization I’ve become  very involved with over the past few years the Outdoor...

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Don’t forget your gaiters

Oh the power of gaiters. Whenever we start a hike, we start to gear up look at our gaiters and...

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Choosing Winter Pants

For the lucky, spring is just around the corner, but for most of us we’re still stuck in the deep...

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