Day 3: Following Wolf Tracks

Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Weather: Sun and clouds, -42 Celsius in the morning / -15 degrees Celsius at midday

I shifted in my sleeping bag to free my arm from layers of down and polyester. By the light of Indiglo™ my watch told me it was two in the morning. My bladder told me it was time to go. I sighed. That last cup of Egyptian licorice tea before bed had done me in. My three companions snored and shifted while I wriggled out of my bag shivering and chattering in the night air. + Read More

Day 2: Hauling in on the Rail Trail

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016

Weather: Brilliant sunshine, high of -25 degrees Celsius

Today was the day to hike the rail trail. I looked at my watch. 6:30am. Of course. Everyone else seemed to still sleep soundly so I closed my eyes and willed myself to drift off again.

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Review: Gregory’s Deva 85 Backpack

I wish I had known what I know now about backpacks and trying on backpacks after working a summer at MEC and of course, after spending two years with the Gregory Deva 85 backpack. That said, I’ve taken the Deva on all of the same trips my tent has been on so this pack has a lot of sentimental value to me. I have learned a lot of tricks and tips to pack her better and not use the spindrift as much as I was when I first started using it. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering purchasing the Gregory Deva 85L backpack: + Read More

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