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5 Great Trips to survive the US election

Rioting, looting, violence, marshal law,  I’m sure you’re worried what will be the fallout of November 2016. I’m sorry to say I actually have no advice on what to do about Black Friday Sales. However, if you want to hide from US politics for a little while, here are 5 …

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Farm Updates: August 2016 – Apples, Pigs, and more

Wonder what has been keeping us busy? Check out this video update and give us your feedback. The Pigs are getting fantastically large. The chickens still lay 12 egss a day (and sometimes a double yolker). The plums and apples are ripe. The hay is cut and we’re tired out.

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Woolpro 100% Merino Wool Layers

We’re always eager to try out Merino wool layers, so when WoolPro reached out to us with not just an offer for some clothing, but with a 178 year old story that went with it, our interest was piqued. WoolPro (Est. 2012) is the brainchild of Charlie and Owen Merrow, …

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Update: Buying the Farm

The last month or two have brought a lot of changes for the Adventure family. Did you miss us? Probably not, but in case you did, here’s a little update. We Bought the Farm! In the past two months we were blessed to sell our house and purchase a small farm. Our …

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5 Clever uses for chapstick

If you’re a DIYer and you don’t watch Intense Angler’s excellent youtube channel, you need to head over and subscribe. John has grown his audience to 150000 subscribers with his popular “Tip of the Week” series. If you’re not convinced, then take at the video above as John demonstrates 5 …

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Hiking the Enchantments – Even Bad Weather is Good When You’re Outdoors

In early September, Mrs. Adventure joined a group of our friends on a trip up to the Enchantments in Washington. They headed up to Lake Stewart and up to Asgard Pass. Here’s her trip in photos. “I can see why it’s called the Enchantments. The peaks look like a child …

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Salazon Salted Dark Chocolate Bars – Review

Is there anything better than chocolate when on an outdoor adventure?… besides bacon I mean. Well we had the chance to try so samples of some of the best chocolate I’ve tasted in a long time. Delicious dark chocolate with just the right amount of salt that comes in a …

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Keyhole Harness – the Ideal Outdoors Camera Harness

How many of us have missed the ideal shot because we were too busy digging out our camera? There’s no doubt that bringing a DSLR on outdoor adventures presents a problem. Not only does the camera strap dig into your neck, but the camera bounces around when you’re hiking. Do …

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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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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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BivySak – Gear Subscription Service

We love good surprises and we love great gear. Let’s be honest, we can never get enough of either. These are two of the many reasons we said yes when offered a sample of BivySak‘s quarterly Gear Subscription service. What is it? For those unfamiliar with gear subscription services, a company …

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I/O Merino Elemental Jacket

  I/O Merino’s Elemental Jacket is a 260 gsm zip-up top designed to be a streamlined, layer that is both fashionable and functional, offering a good look while still boasting the performance of Merino wool. Everyone talks baselayers now-a-days, but not a lot of attention is placed on Mid-weight layers. …

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