Category Archives: Wilderness Backpacking

Heading Out

So I leave today on a week-long trip.  It is supposed to rain all week (of course).  I actually enjoy heading out in the rain…the bugs stay away and I can marvel as my great rain gear does its magic … Continue reading

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Planning a Backpacking Menu

When planning a backpacking trip what you eat is very important.  You want it to be as light as possible but you also want to have delicious meals that will sustain you for your entire trip. Many people just buy … Continue reading

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Choosing a Backpacking Route

In a few weeks I’m leaving for a week long trip in Algonquin Park.  I have already figured out my route but I wanted to give you pointers on figuring out your own route for backpacking. First you have to … Continue reading

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Bug Season

With bug season here sometimes backpacking can turn more into a speed-walk/jog as you try to keep ahead of the cloud of black-flies and mosquitoes.  What you need is a good bug spray.  I always find the sprays that have … Continue reading

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The Hammock Tent

When wilderness backpacking it’s crutial to pack small and pack light.  A great way to do this is to get rid of the big bulky tent with those tent poles and fly and just carry a hammock tent. I have a Portec … Continue reading

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Arc’teryx Alpha SV Shell

So today it’s pouring rain outside so I decided it’s a great day to write about my favourite rain coat — Arc’teryx Alpha SV. I have had this shell for 3 years now and haven’t had any problems with it.  … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Sleeping Bag to Climb Everest With

A friend of mine is getting ready to climb Everest so I’ve been assisting him with finding all the gear he needs. I discovered the perfect sleeping bag for him that will keep him warm and cozy even if the … Continue reading

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