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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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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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Following My Heart to the North - Post by Claudia

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Following My Heart to the North - Post by Claudia

Where and how are you most happy, what are you striving for? The answers to those questions will be a great guideline to follow in achieving whichever big or smaller change you want to make in life. Ten years ago I – and probably most people who know me - would never have thought that one day I'd be living in a small town at the edge of the Canadian Arctic, but I made a bold decision and a plan and...here I am, happy and content! 

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Gear Review - Hybrid Hiker Tights

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Gear Review - Hybrid Hiker Tights

After worrying about my favorite athletic tights being ruined from wearing them into the bush, I knew there had to be a compromise out there for a more durable, hiking friendly option. I've found it! So today, I'm sharing with you a review of my new favorite pair.

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Backcountry Gear List - Part 2

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Backcountry Gear List - Part 2

A summary of the gear I've chosen in order to have a lighter, smaller pack, including my "big three".

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