Camping / Hiking


How to Be Tick Safe This Summer

It is no secret by now that the number of Lyme Disease carrying Blacklegged Ticks, or Deer Ticks, are on the rise in Ontario. With Ottawa and the surrounding areas being in a ‘hot zone’ for the disease it is important to be educated on what to do if you encounter a tick this summer. Don’t let the… Read More

Hiking Boots

Spring is here and hiking season is in full bloom! The store is stocked full of all of the best brands of shoes to help you get out and explore. Low Hiking Merrell We have our tried and true staples, Moab Ventilator and Moab Waterproof, fit great, feel great, look great. Merrell adds the Moab FST… Read More

Hiking in The Ottawa Area

Ottawa, Gatineau and the surrounding area are blessed with thousands of kilometers of hiking trails. The trails are varied in length, access, types of trails and their uses. Most people think of the Gatineau Hills when they consider going for a hike, but the Ottawa area offers hikes in all directions. In the east end… Read More

Why You Need a Sleeping Bag Liner

Whether you are looking to extend the life of your sleeping bag, protect yourself from bedbugs, or add a bit of warmth and versatility to your sleeping system, a sleeping bag liner is what you need! Shape Mummy sleeping bag liners are designed to fit inside your sleeping bag. Rectangular liners can be used inside… Read More

How To Fit a Backpack

Wearing a loaded backpack should feel comfortable. If you feel like Atlas with the weight of the world on your shoulders, your pack may not be adjusted properly. Here are some tips to help you find the right backpack. Finding Your Pack Size It’s important to choose a pack that’s appropriate to the length of your… Read More