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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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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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Not All Women Who Wander Are Lost

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Not All Women Who Wander Are Lost

Would you know what to do if you lost your way in the woods? Would your pride allow you to follow the experts' advice and stay put? Would you plunge headlong into the woods in the hope of finding your way out? Read this blog post to find out what you should be doing to avoid this dangerous predicament all together. Next, join us on October 27th for Not All Women Who Wander Are Lost - a hands on orienteering experience for women! We are excited to have you join us outdoors to help you gain more independence and confidence through this compass course!

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Kwasitchewan Falls Trip

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Kwasitchewan Falls Trip

I have met so many amazing women since beginning Backcountry Women, and this gave several of us the opportunity to plan a pretty epic trip together. Four nights, three days spent with some bad ass, inspiring Backcountry Women who love the outdoors the way I do!

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