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Latest posts by Emma Schroeder

Choosing Your Gear

A big part of having a great backpacking trip is having the right gear. This article shares some tips to ensure you have the right gear to make sure you [...]

Gear Reviews By Emma Schroeder August 27, 2018

Backpacking Hydration Tips

What should you do for drinking water while backpacking? It’s very difficult to carry all you’ll need and drinking directly from mountain lakes and streams can make you ill! In [...]

How to Stay Warm in the Mountains

One of the biggest issues when backpacking is keeping warm. The days can be hot but the nights in the mountains can be brutally cold. Even in summer, the cold [...]

Backpacking Safety Tips

We think safety is the most important part of being outdoors and knowing how to be safe while backpacking is incredibly important. In this article we share some of our [...]

Where to go for your First Backpack

If you’re a beginner backpacker and trying to plan where to go on your first backpacking trip, then this article will be of great help. Planning a safe route with [...]

How to Plan your First Backpack

In need of some help planning your first backpacking trip? If you’re a beginner backpacker and want to find out how to have a successful first backpacking adventure, then this [...]

Backcountry Cooking Tips

Many of us are used to eating ready-cook meals in the backcountry. Add some boiling water and you’re done. This is an easy way to eat, however not necessarily the [...]

Backpacking By Emma Schroeder May 6, 2018

How to Poop in the Woods

It’s a fact of life. Everybody poops - they’ve even written a children's book about it. When you are out in the mountains, pooping, peeing and other bathroom related activities [...]

Backcountry By Emma Schroeder May 3, 2018

Trail Etiquette

Do you wonder about the ‘rules’ of a hiking trail? Who has right of way on a steep ascent, the person going up or the person coming down? This article [...]

Backcountry By Emma Schroeder April 25, 2018

Bear Safety

Are you worried about encountering a bear on your next hike? For most of the world, they never worry about this, however if you’re out hiking in the Canadian Rockies [...]