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May 1, 2018

Today I want to explain how important it is to carry a PLB emergency beacon on every hike.

In my book as well as my blog I have explained why it is very important to leave a trip notification plan for every hike, not matter how short. This information left with a respon...

November 27, 2016

On a recent short trip down to the USA for gas I had an interesting experience with USBP (US Border Protection) on my return to Canada.

I had visited the Cabella’s in my town of Abbotsford BC Canada only a 7min drive from the US border with my 2 children 9 and 13yo and...

September 18, 2016

The choice of footwear when we go hiking should be made based on a number of factors. I will cover the various types, why you would choose them, their intended uses, and what types should be avoided and why.

  1. What type of terrain are you going to be hiking?

  • Sha...

May 15, 2016


Injuries happened when hiking – Be prepared always.


This article is about how quickly an injury can happen when hiking.  I recently read a story of a women a part of an online hiking group I am with that sustained a very serious injury while on a local hike.  She was...

January 5, 2016

Snowmobiling is an exhilarating activity. You sit down on a powerful machine, start it up with the quick turn of a key and in no time you are travelling through some beautiful winter areas. Some of you may have extensive experience others may be just starting out. Whet...

December 8, 2015


Every year we hear of skiers who ski out of bounds (Past boundary markers, fence lines and ropes). And every year we hear how they are rescued by local search and rescue, often due to a cell call. They are found cold, wet, hungry and scared. Normally they are not inju...

May 20, 2015


How much water should you carry on your next hike?


The summer months are approaching fast and staying hydrated while hiking is absolutely essential, not just to enjoy your day but to ward off the dangers of heat exhaustion, heat cramps or worst heat stroke.


As a gener...

September 15, 2014

Hiking Preparedness – Are You Really Prepared For Your Next Hike?

Every day people are heading up local trails to hike and enjoy the natural beauty B.C. has to offer.  Many people, experienced and novice a like, do not give much thought as to what they should bring, or...

May 26, 2014

Hiking Tip May 2014 – Hiking with Poles


Why you should hike with poles on every hike


You are on a hike up a local trail, you come to a stream you must cross to get to the trail on the other side. It is a short crossing only 20m (66ft), and you have done many before. Th...

March 6, 2014

Hiking Tip – Carrying a cell phone to get you out of trouble


You are ready to head out to new local trail, you have packed a small lunch, brought a bottle of water…and your trusty cell phone (because help is just a call away when you need it…right?). You follow the di...

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