Want to Go for a Walk? Tips for Thru-Hiking with Dogs
Posted on: Saturday February 6, 2021 Tips Long Trail Hiking
Chester and I thru-hiked Vermont’s Long Trail in 2019. Chester is a nine pound Biewer Terrier: hardly your typical trail dog. But every day on the trail was the best day of his life.
Don't Be a Dummy: Do a Dummy Check!
Posted on: Wednesday March 3, 2021 Hiking Tips Stories
It may sound obvious to check behind you for forgotten items, but so many hikers learn the importance of the dummy check the hard way. Learn from our mistakes, and you’ll never have to replace lost gear.
Winter Camping Tips
Posted on: Wednesday March 17, 2021 Winter Tips
Spring is springing here in Canada. The snow is melting, and it won’t be long until the mosquitos are out. We’ve spent the winter practising our snow camping. We still have a lot to learn, but we’ve come a long way from this time last year. I thought I’d share some general tips, mostly for my own benefit when winter comes around again.
Dehydrated Dinner time
Posted on: Wednesday May 5, 2021 Hiking Great Divide Trail Tips
The entire house smells like onions. My eyes are watering while I write this. I just spent thirty minutes chopping as many onions as I could to fill the dehydrator. We have boxes of granola bars and trail mix piled up in the corner. Our cupboards are full of candy we’re not allowed to eat for two months. It’s resupply box prep time.
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