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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Thermacell

This year out in the backcountry has been quite challenging with the amount of bugs. Our trip to McCrae lake confirmed that. The mosquitos were relentless along with black flies and even horse flies. Our girls spent most of the time in the tent hiding away from them while Tyson and I tried to sit […]

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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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Twin Lakes in October

We have been trying to get here for the last month but with Tyson’s work schedule it just hasn’t happened. Today was going to be the day. The weather looked the best and off we went along with our friend Bruce. Bruce has now become a regular with our family adventures, joining us on a […]

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Mt. Revelstoke National Park

Hiking a 20 km day trip with toddlers, crazy idea or what?! The girls and I hit the road at 6:30 am, making a stop to pick up a friend along the way to Mt. Revelstoke National Park. Tyson works away a lot and when my friend asked if we wanted to go hiking I […]

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Hiking Joss Mountain

Friday evening we were tossing around thought of doing a day hike the following day. We were trying to find something sub-alpine or even alpine to do, bonus if there was a lake around too. Our skies in town were quite smokey from the wildfires burning around so we were looking to get away from […]

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