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The Tenderfoot Hiker and the Ten Essentials

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The Tenderfoot Hiker and the Ten Essentials

The Tenderfoot Hiker and the Ten EssentialsBy Christina Hiebert (The Backpack Chronicles) On a gorgeous evening, I joined Backcountry Women at Birds Hill Provincial Park to lead a speaking event about the Ten Essentials of hiking. First off, I want to thank everyone who came out. We shared a lot of laughs and learned quite a bit from one another. This event was a true testament to what can be accomplished when  women empower women. Each of us hike our own hike and what that means is we will all do things a little differently. The gear that we decide...

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How Backcountry Women Embraced Manitoba's Chilly Winter

How Backcountry Women Embraced Manitoba's Chilly Winter

As Manitobans who live in the extreme climate of the prairies, we often like to say how awful our winters are (and it can be hard to not complain, because let's face it - they can drain our spirits when they end up being long and relentlessly cold...). But our winters actually offer us something really unique. If we step outside (with lot of proper layers on, and back up layers stuffed into our packs), there's a ton of fun things to do! The Backcountry Women community did not hide inside all winter long - instead we decided to thrive....

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Outdoor Herbivore Backpacking Meals Review

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Outdoor Herbivore Backpacking Meals Review

Food is often one of the most exciting part of any adventure (to me, anyways haha!). However, the food options you can bring out on the trail are definitely not all equal. As someone who is some what health conscious (but also enjoys treats) it can be a challenge figuring out the right meals to choose. For years now, I've been dehydrating my own backpacking meals at home. I found the pre-packaged store bought options to be rather disappointing and just full of too many things I didn't want. Making your own meals is great, but if you're not organized...

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Announcing Our Annual Memberships!

Announcing Our Annual Memberships!

When I first started Backcountry Women, I never imagined it would become what it is today. This labor of love has blossomed into a thriving community of outdoors women. Many of us face specific individual challenges that might be related to our climate, our gender, our background, our physical and mental health, or our socio-economic standing. This group is meant to create dialogue, solidarity, opportunities for an exchange of knowledge, and increased enjoyment of the outdoors. The vision and mission of the group is focused on accessibility, diversity, inclusivity, and a leave-no-trace approach. The Backcountry Women community exists because of...

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Gear Review - Sawyer Mini Water Filter

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Gear Review - Sawyer Mini Water Filter

To filter or not to filter - to some people, that is the question. Personally, I'd rather not question and just filter. I've been using the Sawyer mini filter over my last several adventures, and today I'm sharing my overall thoughts and how I've been using the mini!

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