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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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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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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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Backcountry Gear List

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Backcountry Gear List

I’ve been upgrading my gear, going lighter and figuring out what works and what doesn’t. Carrying only what’s necessary takes practice but I’m getting there.

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