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The Jump – How to tell a very short story with video

Last weekend the family was out skating and playing out on a frozen pond in rural Saskatchewan. (Don’t worry, I had to spell check that one too). In the midst of our adventure a friend wanted some tips on putting together a video, so we spent a few fun minutes …

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A taste of what makes farmers tough #farmlife

You wait for the perfect window – at least 3 days – enough time to cut, rake, pile and then bale it… Then, when you see the perfect window where sunny skies and hot days are forecast you make the leap, hoping the forecast stays true. In those 3-4 days rain …

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Rocket Launching

  This past weekend we were up in Prince George visiting, when a friend pulled out some homemade model rockets and solid fuel engines. They were leftovers from school projects, so we decided to take the kids and try them out. Setting them up required taping the engines, adding a …

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DIY: Kid-Proof Bench

When Mr. and Mrs. Adventure first got married, we were given a fancy maple dining set. It lasted us very well for six years and we packed it away into storage when we moved to South America. Within a year of returning with four Jr. Adventures they were falling apart. …

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3 Easy Tips to Improve Your Outdoor Photos

“It looked so much better than this”. “The pictures don’t do it justice”. “You had to be there”. Sadly, our cameras don’t always do our photos justice, but don’t worry, you can turn those drab photos into fantastic shots with only a few clicks. Who doesn’t have an album of photos …

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5 micro-adventure must-haves for families

We all love getting outdoors with our mini adventurers, but we’d be lying if it wasn’t a challenge. Just getting the kids in the car can be adventure enough and when you start looking at your empty day pack and empty cupboards you may be tempted to opt for an …

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The worst family backpacking trip ever

As I finished digging the last cathole with my ultralight trowel and dumping the remaining disaster from the night before, I considered my bruised and aching hands and wondered if I had been wrong the whole time – was the wilderness really the right place for kids? My wife and …

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DIY Bouldering wall – Part 2 – Done!

After many months of outdoor adventure we took an opportunity to finish off this indoor adventure project. We started our bouldering wall a while ago, but this weekend was a weekend in (due to rain) and we made a lot of progress.   The kits came with a tool to …

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A Paddlers’ Personal Paradise: Murtle Lake, BC

By Naomi Osborn (Ms. Adventure) Murtle Lake is North America’s largest kayak-and-canoe-only lake. I like that. It’s quieter. It’s safer. It’s cleaner. It’s a little brag-worthy. 🙂 It’s more than that. Canoeing is to me like slipping into a sanctuary; in pushing off from the shore I can almost feel all the cares …

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The Outdoor Adventure Mobile comes to an early end

Let’s start off with what’s important: Mrs. Adventure and Messrs Adventure #3 and #4 are doing fine. The Adventure Mobile was a complete write-off. About a month ago we had bought a replacement to our aging adventure mobile. This 2004 8-seater Toyota Sienna with 110 000 km was to be …

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Terramar Sports TXO 2.0 Crew

As a part of the Terramar Tribe I’ve had the opportunity to test out a lot of gear. Each piece has its role, and today I want to talk a bit about the Terramar Sports TXO 2.0 Men’s Crew.   Features:   Layer type: 2.0 – Midweight Base Layer Synthetic …

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Father – Son Day Hike (video)

Last weekend my son and I went out for an easy and fun hike on a local trail in the Okanagan. It had just started snowing and we figured it was time for a bit of relaxation and a cup of hot tea.     The snow was beautiful and …

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