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Outside Magazine’s Ali Carr Troxell reports on The North Face Better Naked Jacket.
“When you don’t need it, this five-ounce wind shell scrunches down into it’s own pocket. When you do, it feels nearly as good as advertised, thanks to chafe-free, flat-lock seams and perforated vents in the back that help keep air flowing.
Jusin Nyberg gives the thumbs up to the Merrell Road Glove in the 2013 Outside Magazine Gear Guide.
“The Road Glove is a moccasin with a Vibram sole. The foam is only four millimeters thick, and the ground feels slap-you-back hard, which all but forces you to run gingerly, and with perfect form; you don’t want to jump to this shoe straight from a traditional, but ease into it and you’ll develop freakish foot strength. 7oz.”
Residents and business owners ready themselves for another disruptive season
Ok, so you’ve managed to completely soak your sleeping bag while on a trip … it fell in the river, got left out in the rain, a moose pee’d on it or whatever. What do you do now?
One of the first things to consider is what you’re going to do tonight, at bed time. That soaked bag isn’t going to do you much good I’m afraid. Hopefully you have a sleeping pad and tent still available. Dress up in all Read the rest of this entry
Nikwax concentrated Tent & Gear Solarproof improves water repellency and increases fabrics protection against UV degradation. Use it this spring for a summer of care-free camping.
Maintains the water repellency of tents and outdoor gear. Protects tents and gear against UV degradation
One application can double the effective life of gear
Gear dries quickly for packing away
Easy to use. 150ml of this concentrate makes 350ml. $15.95
Parks Canada has organized a weekend at Rouge Park, in the east end, for you! If you don’t drive, they’ll even pick you up at the Breadblane YMCA right downtown and drop you off when you’re done. Only $88 for a family of four. Includes meals, equipment and transportation. Think that’s a good deal? T’is.
- Guardian Professional, Friday 15 March 2013 15.00 GMT
Most of us recognize the calming effect of a walk by the river or along a beach. Victorian doctors used to prescribe the “sea air” as a cure for an assortment of agues and ailments. Read the rest of this entry
Richard Louv is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network. He is the author of eight books, including “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age” and “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” which have been translated into 12 languages and published in 17 countries.
Sitting is the new smoking. That’s a useful new buzz-phrase for what some health experts are calling the “pandemic of inactivity.” Read the rest of this entry
Local Entrepreneurs Creating the Threads Lifestyle
Steven and Carolyn, owners of Threads Lifestyle, are avid outdoors people who live right here in the Beach. Both have many years of experience travelling, hiking, skiing, camping, and nothing seems to please them more than helping people to get outside and enjoy the outdoors as they do, whether in the city or the mountains. Besides sharing a passion for helping people get outside, they also believe strongly in the importance of community-building, which they like to remind people “does not just happen; we all have to do our part to make it happen”. Participating, contributing, and shopping local as much as possible are all important personal aspects of life for them. Threads Lifestyle will celebrate its 10th anniversary this spring and in talking with the owners, it is pretty clear that they have not lost any of their enthusiasm for making a difference for their customers and our community during their time in business.