6 easy hygiene hacks for staying fresh & clean in the backcountry
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by Scott Gardner
3d ago
One of the appeals of spending time in the backcountry is being a little more relaxed about your grooming. You still need to maintain some basic hygiene, however—especially if you’re around other humans. Here are a few products and hacks for staying clean when you don’t have access to indoor plumbing. The post 6 easy hygiene hacks for staying fresh & clean in the backcountry appeared first on Outdoor Canada ..read more
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4 ways to ensure you have clean drinking water in the backcountry
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by Lowell Strauss
3w ago
Carrying a sufficient supply of drinking water is easy on a day trip, but it’s often not possible on a multi-day adventure. And while freshwater is abundant in Canada, most natural sources are not safe to drink from directly—even pristine-looking water may not be potable. Waterborne bacteria, viruses and parasites can quickly turn a backwoods adventure into a nightmare, so making water safe to drink is an essential outdoor skill. Filtering can remove particles and pathogens, such as bacteria and parasites, but most filters do not remove tiny spores and viruses. Purifying water, on the other ..read more
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Outdoor Canada’s 2024 Mother’s Day gift guide for outdoorsy Moms
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by Outdoor Canada
1M ago
Looking for outdoor-themed Mother’s Day gift ideas? Check out this cool stuff, including technical fishing & hunting apparel, footwear, tackle, accessories and more, all designed for Canadian women who are serious about their outdoor adventures. And to all the moms across the land, thank you for providing us with joy, strength and inspiration. We truly appreciate it! SOFT COOLER BAG & COOLER CUBE RUX, the Canadian company behind the remarkably clever high-capacity gear hauler we highlighted last December, has now applied its design know-how to coolers. The 25L Soft Cooler Bag is ligh ..read more
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Canada’s 11 all-time top lures for brookies, browns, cutthroats, lakers and rainbows
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by Ken Bailey
1M ago
Canadian anglers have long had a love affair with trout, seduced by their sleek beauty and the clear, cold waters they call home. Despite their popularity, however, trout can be notoriously finicky. So if you want to consistently catch them, it pays to go with the lures that have proven effective over time. Here are the top 11 trout lures you need to have in your tacklebox… Mepps Aglia More Mepps Aglia in-line spinners have been sold than any other single lure in Canada, and as we know, the consumer is always right. In this instance, they’re absolutely correct that the Aglia is dynamite on t ..read more
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Tackle Week 2024: The best new fly-fishing gear, including rods, reels, tying materials, apparel, accessories & more
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by Wayne Phillips
2M ago
The new-product showcase at September’s American Fly Fishing Trade Association conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, may have been smaller than usual, but the attendees were certainly enthusiastic. And with the impressive array of new products on display, it’s clear the fly-fishing industry is still going strong following the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are my picks for 2024’s best new fly gear for Canadian anglers. For a look at more of the year’s best new fishing tackle, also see our round-up of 2024’s best new lures, conventional rods & reels and electronics & accessories. Best Rod WRAN ..read more
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Tackle Week 2024: The year’s best new fishing accessories, including electronics, tackle storage, apparel and more
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by Gord Pyzer
2M ago
For a look at more of the year’s best new fishing gear, also see our round-up of 2024’s best new lures, rods and reels and fly-fishing gear (coming Friday). Best Battery DL+ 12V 135AH BATTERY Lithium batteries keep impressing. This dual-purpose model offers 135 amp-hours of deep-cycle capacity to power your boat’s electronics, plus 1,000 cold-cranking amps to start the big engine. That’s five times the usable power of a traditional Group 24 marine battery, at half the weight and with a lifespan that’s five times longer. Plus, you get an 11-year warranty. Just put it your boat and forget abou ..read more
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Tackle Week 2024: The year’s best new rods and reels for Canadian anglers
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by Gord Pyzer
2M ago
For a look at more of the year’s best new fishing gear, also see our round-up of 2024’s best new lures, electronics & accessories and fly-fishing gear (coming Friday). Best Affordable Spinning Rods MUSE BLACK II I’m impressed by 13 Fishing’s commitment to making high-quality tackle at affordable prices, and this new line of rods doesn’t disappoint. Featuring Japanese components such as 40-ton Toray Graphite blanks, Fuji K Frame stainless steel guides and Evolve Custom Soft Touch Reel Seats, the six rods come in a length, power and action for every freshwater fishing scenario. They also c ..read more
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Tackle Week 2024: The best new crankbaits, soft-plastics, jigs and other lures for fishing in Canada
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by Gord Pyzer
2M ago
Every year, the recreational fishing world comes together at events such as the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades Show—best known as ICAST—to showcase the latest and greatest angling innovations. And with such an astonishing quantity and variety of new fishing gear on display, where better to find those items best-suited for fishing in Canada? Here’s my selection of the top new offerings for 2024. For a look at more of the year’s best new fishing gear, also see our round-up of 2024’s best new rods and reels, electronics & accessories and fly-fishing gear (coming Friday ..read more
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How to pick the right portable stove for your outdoor adventure
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by Lowell Strauss
2M ago
For cooking meals in the outdoors, you can certainly use a campfire, but they’re not always practical or permitted. That’s when portable outdoor stoves come in handy. Easy to carry in a pack, they’re perfect for cooking food, brewing coffee and even keeping you warm in an emergency. Here’s a look at the various options out there. The post How to pick the right portable stove for your outdoor adventure appeared first on Outdoor Canada ..read more
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Cool new fishing, camping and adventuring gear for 2024
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by Outdoor Canada
2M ago
RUX 70L With a capacity of 70 litres, the B.C.-designed RUX ($369) is a rugged, weatherproof, soft-sided container for storing and hauling gear. Described as “part bag, part box,” it sports a rigid frame, yet easily collapses flat when not in use. Other features include a folding lid, grab handles, removable backpack straps and a reinforced foam bottom. Learn more: Rux, www.rux.life The post Cool new fishing, camping and adventuring gear for 2024 appeared first on Outdoor Canada ..read more
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