Category Archives: Gear review

Field testing my new stick stove, the KIHD Stove Ultimate

I had to wait nearly 3 months to try out my brand new stick stove, the KIHD Stove Ultimate, which I bought at the Outdoor Adventure Show in Toronto in February. I intended to take it to Algonquin in early May, but the … Continue reading

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Gear review: Drill Deck – Freestyle Swim Training & Drill Game for Triathlon

A planned short break from swimming after the 2016 triathlon season turned into a 4+ month break when I couldn’t get motivated to get back into the pool more than once or twice. It didn’t help that my local Y’s … Continue reading

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Field testing my homemade tin can stove: hot chocolate, anyone?

What better way to field test my homemade tin can stove than to make hot chocolate in the woods of Algonquin Park while on a 4-day snowshoe backcountry camping trip? This would be my first time trying out the stove, so … Continue reading

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Modifications to my sled for winter backcountry camping

It might have been 35+ degrees Celsius this week with the humidity making it feel much hotter, but I was thinking of winter camping and modifying my sled! Last winter I bought a Pelican sled and modified it for my … Continue reading

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Sled review: Performance of my homemade sled on a winter backcountry 4-day snowshoe adventure at Algonquin Provincial Park

In early January 2016 I posted instructions on how to make a sled for backcountry winter camping. This past weekend I tested the sled out on a 4-day winter backcountry adventure at Algonquin Provincial Park. The weight of the sled … Continue reading

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Gear review: Tubbs Women’s Elevate snowshoes and Tubbs Snowshoeing poles

After deciding to go on my first winter backcountry adventure and choosing a date with my friend Cheryl, the next step was to find me some snowshoes and poles for our Algonquin Provincial Park adventure! Enter Randy at Algonquin Outfitters (AO), … Continue reading

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