I'm back in Regina with all of my extremities intact, so I'm going to call our first back-country winter camp a rousing success— more or less. Although we were well-prepared (and I've somehow had colder sleeps in the woods) there were several lessons we picked up along the way.
As promised, here is the follow-up to our last article, Essentials for Winter Camping in Saskatchewan. This is what we learned: Read More
Let's start with a disclaimer - I am writing this article while my friends and I plan our first camping trip into the deep-freeze this January... However, this will be even better than having tips passed down from your "professional" survivalists! Firstly, you can see exactly how well these tips pan out once our story is published on our Stories page. Secondly, pros tend to gloss over details that come second-nature to themselves, but not necessarily to those who are venturing out for the first time. Thirdly, we're terrified. We're going the extra mile to research what we need to make this comfortable, especially since we'll be setting up camp a fair distance from the vehicles.
Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.
Here is a list of essential gear and strategy for camping in Saskatchewan's most unforgiving season: Read More
I wonder if I've become normalized to the ingenuity of our group when we're out in the woods... We've built our fair share of useful junk from the bounty of the forest. I may not be the most avid bushcrafter, but some of my friends' skills are reaching Flintstonian proportions.
Nate is one of those friends. He's never had any formal instruction— just good old Canadian know-how. On one rare occasion, when he was too exhausted to be annoyed about being photographed, I captured his process for building one of the most convenient tools on our trips: the tripod. Read More
You've got your backpack, sleeping bag, and tent ready to go. But there's one problem... It's your car, man!
If you're too stubborn to go full weekend-warrior Subaru-owner, your only option is to make due with what you have. So, let's take that four-door grandma car and make sure it's ready for your new rugged lifestyle. Read More