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Planning a Multi-day Sea Kayaking Trip

Planning a Multi-day Sea Kayaking Trip

How to plan a Multi-day Overnight Sea Kayaking Trip   So you have decided you want to go on a multi-day kayaking trip! Now where to start? Planning a kayaking trip for several days can be daunting and can feel overwhelming. However, preparing for a trip can create excitement and anticipation for your upcoming adventure. It is often half the fun of getting away. It…
Top 5 Fall Paddling Spots near Victoria

Top 5 Fall Paddling Spots near Victoria

Our Top 5 best places to see fall foliage from the water this Autumn in Victoria, BC We have a short Autumn season here on the west coast of Canada. A lot of rain leads to a quick fall and long drawn out ‘winter’ of bare branches and very little snow. So when the leaves begin to change you have to take full advantage of…
Exercises for the Kayaker

Exercises for the Kayaker

Minimizing Risk of Kayaking Injuries and Reducing Pain with Exercise for the Kayaker Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing: Helpful exercises for the kayaker have nothing to do with a kayak Kayaking is a great exercise on its own but if that is all you do you will feel yourself stiffening up and could find yourself injured. Kayaking involves repetitive…
Amazing Dehydrated Camp Food on a Budget

Amazing Dehydrated Camp Food on a Budget

By Rebecca Grim How to make your own dehydrated camp food without breaking the bank I used to be the kind of camper who lived on protein bars and expensive instant food. I quickly became uninspired with the same pre-packaged meals and with the dwindling state of my bank account something had to change. I knew there must be a better way to camp for…
Proper care for a Baffled Jacket

Proper care for a Baffled Jacket

How to keep your Baffled, or puffy, jacket in great shape   We have all seen those baffled, or puffy quilt looking, winter jackets around town. Heck, you are probably the proud owner of one if you are reading this! They keep us warm and cozy and make for great pillows in a pinch. Proper care for a technical jacket is vital to its longevity…
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Planning a Kayaking Trip to Discovery Island

Paddling to Discovery Island is on the top of a lot of paddlers lists. It is a beautiful escape from ...