7 Useful Pieces of Internet for Hikers

We love seeing how people share their outdoor experiences online. Finding great content can sometimes be tough so we thought we’d help by posting a few of our favourite videos and blog posts from around the Internet. Enjoy!

Slide Lake Loop – Winter Backcountry Overnight in Frontenac Provincial Park

Slide Lake Loop - Winter Backpacking

They were told they were crazy but they did it! A few years ago, Toronto’s Steve Evans and a few friends went on an ultralight winter adventure on the Rideau Trail blue trail, the Slide Lake Loop in Frontenac Provincial Park. He documented the trip and shared a hike report on Backpacking Light.

1000 mile self supported run kit list

Would you ever run 1000 miles with nothing more than what you can fit in a school bag? Dressed as Forrest Gump? Check out what British adventurer Sean Conway brought when he completed this challenge earlier this year. What would you bring on a trip like this?


7 Ways To Get Fit For Hiking In Just 10 Minutes A Day

Get Fit For Hiking

Got 10 minutes to kill? Backpacker Magazine has 7 quick tips to get ready for your next hike.

Coastal Hiking Trail in Pukaskwa National Park

Another one from Steve Evans of Suluk 46! The Coastal Hiking Trail at Pukaskwa National Park on Lake Superior is a quick 1200km drive from Ottawa. The 60km one-way trail takes 3-5 days to complete and requires a boat shuttle. If you have extra time, you can skip the shuttle and hike the trail out and back for a 120km adventure. Great video journal, Steve!

Backpacking Food for the Soul


Have you ever dehydrated your own backpacking meals? It’s a great way to stay well fed & save a bit of money. BackpackingChef.com has lots of useful advice to help get you ready with lightweight & nutritious meals that should keep your stomach full and maybe even save you some money. Did anyone say dehydrated pasta sauce?

West Coast Trail Run in One Day

Have you ever hiked the 75km West Coast Trail in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve? Most people give themselves about a week. Could you imagine doing it in a single day?

3 Tips for Reducing Backpack Weight

3 Tips for Reducing Backpack Weight

Tying to lighten your load while hiking? You can do it! Equipment company Gossamer Gear offers a few good tips on shaking some of the dead weight from your backpack.

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