Spring is here, so spring on your bike today!

The weather very definitely plays a big part in my own cycling repertoire. I know true all-weather cyclists will laugh at me for saying this, but I only really like cycling when the weather is dry….ok, if I’m caught out in the middle of a rainstorm, then there is not choice but to battle on … Continue reading

Valuable hints for being healthy outdoors people!

I know…everyone who reads this will be saying that this is supposed to be an outdoors blog about outdoors activities, not a health and fitness drop-in center! And yes, I agree wholeheartedly! It is indeed is an outdoors blog…but.. If we don’t look after our bodies, then we’re going to be in real trouble sooner … Continue reading

People ask why I’m always pushing MEC products!

Yes, it’s a fair question! During most, but not all of my posts, I tend to make recommendations of equipment to do with hiking, climbing, walking etc. And most times, my recommendations come from my favorite equipment company, MEC. Why do I recommend them? Well, it’s a little difficult to fully explain….reminds me of what … Continue reading

What’s the best stove for camping?

We’ve covered this subject before here, but this article goes to deeper lengths discussing almost everything there is to discuss about stoves! The question of how to choose a camp stove sometimes ends up being a discussion with the rancor of a religious debate. Ultralighters, basecampers, and everyone in-between has an opinion. So let’s explore … Continue reading

Now is the time to take those cuttings!

I know it’s only January, and most places have snow, frost, rain and heaven knows what else being pelted around the skies! But this is the ideal time to take cuttings from your favorite shrubs, like Forsythia, Dogwood, roses, Viburnum, Philodelphus, and also climbers such as jasmine, honeysuckle, grape vines, as well as fruit bushes … Continue reading