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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...

January 28, 2014

Over-heating in winter

Over-heating in winter is often more common than in summer. Here is a typical scenario: The temp is -5 deg C you are dressed for the temperature, today is a nice snowshoe hike up a local trail. It is chilly as you get your pack and gear ready for...

December 17, 2013

Frostbite - How to recognize it, prevent and treat it - Frost bite is the freezing of the tissue of the body. It can be classified in 2 levels superficial and deep. It has very similar characteristics to that of burns.

 

Superfical Frostbite (minor) - This type of frost...

December 8, 2013

How to properly dress for a hikes in fall winter and spring

 

The Layering principle – This is a principle of wearing multiple layers that are added or removed to maintain a comfortable body temperature without over-heating. When planning on what to wear for a given hi...

December 4, 2013

Hypothermia is the silent killer

- Hypothermia (lowering of the central core body temperature below 35deg C (95.0 F) is called the silent killer because especially when hiking it can creep up on you and you may not even be aware your body temperature is lowering. When y...

November 28, 2013

I will be posting hiking tips of the week to help you prepare for your next hike or be better prepared for your travels in the outdoors.

 

Hiking tip of the week: If you are lost stay where you are. begin blowing your whistle in blasts of 3 every 10-15 min (3 whistle bla...

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