Gear List For A Family Of Four

When heading into the backcountry with kids (that can’t carry much weight in their own packs) you need to make sure you have everything you need, but at the most minimal level. Finding gear that is ultra lightweight is a really good option but can be expensive. You don’t need the best and lightest to […]

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McCrae Lake

Backpacking with children is tough at times so ideally going for two nights is what we prefer. This time however we only had enough time for one night. Some would say it’s not worth going all that way into the backcountry just to set up, sleep, tear down camp and hike back out. But our […]

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The Town of Chemainus

Tyson has been working on Vancouver Island since the beginning of March. The girls have been really missing him so we decided to pack up, jump on the ferry and go stay with him. He is staying in the Best Western Plus in Chemainus. He has a suite with separate king room, kitchen with a […]

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Kaslo and Slocan Park

We finally had a bit of time where our schedules were not so rushed and decided to hit the road for a few days. With the truck fully loaded and thick smoke filling the air we headed east to Kaslo with hopes of blue sky. One ferry ride and four hours driving later we were […]

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Much Anticipated Sailing Trip On Hold For Now

Today we should be boarding a plane and heading to Nassau to meet up with our friend Ron. We had intentions of getting aboard Sunspray and sail around the Bahamas for 5 weeks. Instead, like everyone one else, I am on a self-isolation period with the girls. The three of us are at home trying […]

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Twin Lakes – August 2019

We are always hiking just our little family of 4, but today we had good company, our friends and neighbors Mike, Kara, Cohen, Beck and Sienna. This hike has been on our mind for quite some time but just never got around to it. There is a lot of talk about how amazing the area […]

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