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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Pixabay.com

“It will take a few minutes.” Almost all the time, taking a few minutes to get a fire going is an acceptable part of the outdoor adventure. There are some semi-emergency or worse situations where we need the fire going right now and a few minutes... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Pixabay

Pike Chowder Supreme This will take some time, but it is time well spent. more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Sometimes, you just need cake. I've baked this from scratch before, but this is the one time I'm going to advocate boxed over homemade: when you're deep in the backcountry it's just too much fuss to pack in all the things you need to make a decent... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: François Pigeon

When Hélène met François, she’d been dreaming of a long-distance bicycle trip for years. I think the fact that François was an experienced cyclist just maybe added to the attraction. Within 18 months, they had sold almost everything they owned, ... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Sometimes when you're in the bush you need lots of calories, but you don't have lots of time (or energy) left at the end of the day. By prepping the first part of this three part recipe for dinner, you have yourself a hearty, quick breakfast, as... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2016-10-19

Long before Teflon or other spray coatings were on your pots and pans, cast iron was easy to use and easy to clean. It’s been around for hundreds of years and although always heavy, was brought from Europe by the early settlers to North America. more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: by Chris Hanlin

As Tom unpacked he took inventory: sub-Arctic self-erecting tent, sleeping bag, water/bear proof ruck sack full of high protein granola and astronaut food, zinc for the nose, GPS, selfie stick. He hadn’t been camping in years, since his last fall... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

There is a microwave placed awkwardly in front of the little, old fashioned split-glass window. The curtains are open and on the other side of the window freight ships move across the bay slowly, deliberately, as if the water was thick as muskeg... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: by Sophie Pearl Photography

A question that pops up every now and again is, Would students be better off without a summer vacation? This stance claims that the luxurious two-and-a-half month summer break should be replaced with shorter and more frequent breaks throughout the... more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

Usually after a long Yukon winter, you look forward to packing away your warm winter coat and saying goodbye to your winter activities for another season. Maybe the winter wasn't as cold and as long as it used be, but it was still there and we all... more

Jun 13, 2016 3:15 PM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Kirsten Pattimore

The father of my daughter’s and I started taking our daughters for Dempster Highway camping adventures around 1991, and the magic and fun times of those trips stayed with them, helping them to become independent and adventurous souls. Here is an... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Cameron Eckert

Looking for a memorable northern road trip? The 17th annual Tombstone Weekend on the Wing (WOW) offers three days of fabulous hiking, a birding festival and interpretive events for all ages. The weekend of free events takes place June 3 to 5 and... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: kozzi.com

When it comes right down to it, perhaps human evolution has all been for naught. My mind started drifting on that particular stream recently, as I watched my neighbour gleefully set up his patio furniture and lovingly polish his brand-new... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Photo:Copperbelt Railway

Get sweet discounts with tour operators and local businesses Kicking off May 20, a number of Yukon’s businesses and attractions will be offering special deals. The program is part of the Tourism Yukon’s “Explore Your Yukon” initiative and only runs more

May 19, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Except above tree-line, good firewood is available in most places in the Yukon but a few days of rain can make pretty good wood too wet to get anything but thick smoke and little flame. A short time spent on preparation can help to get at least a... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Bryce Bekar

We drove four hours from Whitehorse to one of my favourite fishing lakes, then an hour and a half across. As a sheep hunter that’s all the info we give on our hunting spots. If you know where that is, you know the Yukon better than I do. Looking... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO:kozzi.com

Whether on a ski trek hike or bike trip, the mornings are chilly and the toughest part of the whole day is unzipping your sleeping bag and getting up. With a companion, we are all guilty of trying to pretend to be asleep in the hopes they will get... more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: kozzi.com

These days the word “cooler” can mean a pre-mixed alcoholic beverage, but it’s also the name of an insulated box to keep your food and drinks cool. Coolers come in various shapes, sizes and prices. A really large one seems like a good idea until... more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: kozzi.com

People new to outdoor activity such as hunting, hiking and camping are likely a bit more organized on the second or third trip than they were on the first one. At first the newbie often just stuffs the pack and gear boxes in no particular order... more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Jason Westover

I’m not saying my daughter Emily is soft when it comes to roughing it. She just happened to have spent her first three and a half years living in the total comfort of a warm bed, running water, and the ability to flush her business down a toilet... more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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