Cougars are large and powerful cats native to North and South America and are one of the most widely distributed large mammals in the Western Hemisphere. Canada is no exception! While they may often appear to be reclusive animals, cougars can be dangerous and aggressive if provoked or threatened in our country. Indeed, encountering a cougar can be a frightening
Extreme conditions can quickly move "find shelter" to the top of your priority list, even above food and water. In many parts of Canada, freezing to death is a very real concern for those lost outside—even in the summer. I fondly remember a camping trip to Banff, AB where we woke up to the sound of snow collapsing our tarp…
It's easy to lose your way in the Canadian wild. Do you know how to find your way in the wilderness? Whether you've taken a wrong turn on an adventurous hike or wandered too far from your campsite looking for firewood, here are some survival tips to get you back to where you need to be.
How to Prepare Ahead
For children, camping is often a magical experience. The highs (eg. swimming in the lake, eating outside and star-gazing) are incredibly high and the lows (eg. sneaking a midnight bathroom break while listening intently for dangerous, wild animals) are just what makes camping an adventure!
Without the weight of responsibility, children are free to enjoy the experience to its fullest and
Have you been camping yet this summer? May long weekend is often the perfect first weekend of camping in the summer. Then it’s easy for June and July to get away from us and suddenly it’s August and we’re already trying not to think about the fall!
So, since it’s August, we hope that some of you out there are considering
Backpacking is one of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors. The fresh air, the exercise, and the immersion in nature have proven benefits to mental and physical health, but did you know that this fun outdoor pursuit is also one of the best ways to build an emergency kit?
If you're not familiar with the term, backpacking is the
Do you enjoy grabbing your backpack full of camping supplies and heading for the hills?
If you’re an avid camper or outdoors-person, you probably have a whole bunch of survival supplies that could be used in an emergency. That is awesome because you’re already a few steps ahead of those who choose a hotel or resort every time.
At the same time,
Have you ever been camping in the real wilderness, where there aren’t even outhouses available? Even at the best of times, pooping in the woods can make you feel a bit like an animal. And sometimes, when you’re out in the wilderness, it’s not the best of times.
If you’re stressed out about the aftermath of a disaster, or about struggling