Few climbers' memoirs have been as highly anticipated as The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains, by Barry Blanchard. This fact is a testament to Blanchard's reputation, his impressive climbing ...
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New backpackers are often excited about jumping into a multi-day trip without the proper planning and preparation. While the sense of adventure can be exciting, taking a trip with little or no planning can create complications. And for those with little or no experience that can mean real trouble. Thankfully, with a little foresight and preparation, new backpackers can manage stress levels, build confidence, and enjoy their trips into the outdoors. Here are a few tips to do just that:
Chris DeVore founded Father Nature Outdoors when he was at the University of Maryland, three years ago. His main project is an Integrated Camping Blanket that is now on Kickstarter pledging $12,000 to be funded. Read more about this interesting initiative.
CTV Calgary Morning Live host, Kathe Le, invited The Campsite’s Editorial Assistant, Helena Artmann, to talk about our 5 One Pot Dinner Camping Recipes on Monday, August 18th. Watch her cook out stir-fry recipe live and talk about how to best prepare your ingredients for camping.
Bear spray can save your life but there is no point in having a bear spray canister inside a pack or distant enough to take a few minutes to retrieve. BearCozy is designed to make your bear spray accessible within seconds: it is a holster for your 225g bear spray can and it fits perfectly into the water bottle carrier on your bike.
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From now until September 1st you can vote (everyday!) for The Campsite’s Meghan Ward for Best Hiking and Outdoors Travel Blogger chosen by readers of USA Today and 10Best.
It is easy to be sucked into a plethora of outdoor activities in Canmore, Alberta, as any habitant of this small town seems to be very active outdoors. But, isn’t it the reason I chose this place to live?
Food planning for long expeditions and backpacking trips can be very complex. Special considerations need to be made and often people pack too much food or, even worse, too little. Many neglect the biggest backcountry secret of all: dehydrated meals. They weigh very little, pack a nutritional punch, and last days or weeks without needing to be refrigerated.
Perhaps you can handle the food planning details on your own. But for your next trip in the Canadian Rockies, whether it’s 3 days or two weeks, you can contact Yamnuska Mountain Adventures and let their Backcountry Food division take care of it.