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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Claude Vallier

The Yukon is a pretty incredible place, but with so much wide, empty wilderness, few people and limited technology capacity in backcountry areas, it’s important to remember to prepare, plan and train before you venture out there... Read more

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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... Read more

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Meaghan O’Connor

After 15 countries, 34 cities and 99 days backpacking through Europe I can honestly say that it was not the big name cities that ended up being our favourites. It turned out to be the smaller cities and towns that we had never heard of. These were... Read more

Travel Outside


Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of Wanderers Inn

You can’t beat the price: $35 for a bed, $80-$95 for the private couple/family room or $25 for a place to pitch your tent, including free internet and parking, access to all the facilities, kitchen, shower, piano, and guitars. Read more

Haines Junction


Issue: 2015-06-25 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

People are built pretty much from the same plans, but there are enough height, weight, and shape differences that any-old-pack won't work nearly as well as the right pack. Often the right pack is expensive, but it’s common these days for the extra... Read more

Yukon Outside


Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Alexander Weber

Gruelling. Gruelling is the word used to describe the West Coast Trail in the official online guidebook. The trail is a 75-kilometre backpacking trek, situated on the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island. Read more

Travel Outside

If you are interested in sheep-hunting or high country backpacking, then your tent may be the most important item you will ever own. Suffer through bad weather and your attention will quickly be drawn to the difference between low and high quality te Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

Fruit Leather is a chewy fruit roll or bar made by blending and drying fresh fruit into a leathery consistency. If it is kept cool it will last for the duration of any trek or sleep-over. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

I haven't had any freeze-dried back-packing meals for a long time. They may have changed, but I always found them to be very expensive with very small servings. In order to fill my stomach and keeps the costs down, I've always travelled.... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

Backpackers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your shame. I've been a regular backpack wearer for only a year, since forsaking daily vehicle use in favour of shank's mare and public transit. Read more

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