Raindrops & Pro-Knots: A Few of our Favourite Things


These are a Few of Our Favourite Things … & they all fit in the Christmas stocking! SAS Survival Guide/Book – ‘Lofty’ John Wiseman Why? It fits in the palm of your hand, and now comes in an IPhone App. One of the best outdoor-survival-how-to books out there! $10 (New …

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Halloween Ideas from the Wilderness First Aid Box


There’s nothing like Halloween to bring out the first aid geek, especially when it comes to improvisation. Here’s one fun and cheap idea, (not to mention very practical), that you can make with fabulous results: T-shirt Tensor Bandages (think ‘Mummy’ costumes!) Take an old cotton tee-shirt that you REALLY don’t …

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Ten Things They Don’t Tell You About The West Coast Trail

West Coast Trail

Ten Things They Don’t Tell You About the West Coast Trail It’s longer than 75 kilometres! A recent trail rumour has suggested you can add at least another 10 kilometres, albeit subjectively, but once you start factoring the vertical up & downs of the ladders, huge boulders (Thrasher to Owen Point), …

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Metchosin Day – September 7

Come and make ‘survival’ bracelets with us – this Sunday, at Metchosin Day, Sunday, September 7, 2014. http://metchosinday.ca