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Nuttzo 7 Nut & Seed Butter Review

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Nuttzo 7 Nut & Seed Butter Review

Bottom Line: Nuttzo 7 Nut & Seed Butter is a mixture of seven organic nuts and seeds all blended together into one delicious spread. With no added oils or sugar it’s perfectly simple and nutritious. Observations: Nuttzo 7 Nut & Seed Butter is naturally gluten free, vegan, certified organic and non-GMO. A lot of thought and care has went into creating a wholesome product that is more than just a nut butter. With the additional boost of ingredients like chia, sunflower, flax, pumpkin and even dark chocolate this isn’t the peanut butter...

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Snowmobile Tours with Canadian Wilderness Adventures

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Snowmobile Tours with Canadian Wilderness Adventures

Bottom Line: Wilderness Run: Snowmobile tour in the Callaghan Valley during the daytime. Great for views and sampling an interesting variety of terrain. Blackcomb Mountain Safari: Snowmobile tour on Blackcomb Mountain at dusk and night. Great for seeing the sunset light and for the opportunity to experience driving faster on the snowmobiles if you wish. A snack brake with tea or hot chocolate is included. Observations and Comparisons: I’ve been meaning to experience snowmobiling for a while now. At some point I will own one. I...

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Natti Bar Review

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Natti Bar Review

Bottom Line: Natti Bar is 100% dehydrated banana, one ingredient, it’s that simple. Have you ever tried to take a banana in your backpack on a hike or camping trip? I have and it’s usually a bit of a disaster. The Natti bar is a convenient way to bring bananas with you wherever you go without the worry of ending up with mush in the bottom of your pack. Natti Bar Observations: The Natti Bar is naturally gluten-free, vegan and made with non-GMO bananas; it is “pure banana goodness” . There are three flavour combinations to choose from: the...

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Icebreaker Affinity Thermo LS Half Zip Review

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Icebreaker Affinity Thermo LS Half Zip Review

Bottom Line: The Icebreaker Affinity Thermo LS Half Zip is a lightweight, technical merino wool blend base layer for snowy days in the back country. Lightweight with stylish textured patterning, it’s versatile enough to wear ski touring or with a pair of jeans around town. Icebreaker Affinity Thermo LS Zip Neck Observations: The sign of a good piece of outdoor clothing for me, or any item of clothing for that matter, is if when I am wearing it I don’t even notice it. If I can go through an entire day, through every range of motion that I need...

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Thunderbird Real Food Bars Review

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Thunderbird Real Food Bars Review

Bottom Line: Thunderbird Real Food Bars contain 100% natural, real, simple food ingredients you can pronounce and 0% additives. Certified organic, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO with no added sugar, dairy or soy, you can be sure that every bar is crammed full of deliciousness. They leave all of the unnecessary ingredients out to maximize on getting all of the nutrients in. Observations: There are 10 flavours to choose from and they come in 2 combinations: high energy Fruit & Nut for an energy boost and lower sugar Nut & Seed for more...

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Werner Pack-Tour M Paddle Review

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Werner Pack-Tour M Paddle Review

Bottom Line: The Werner Pack-Tour M is a 4 piece paddle designed specifically for packrafting. It provides packability and durability while still being lightweight and stiff. A great all-round paddle that will perform well for most creeks and flatwater. Werner Pack-Tour M Paddle Observations: As someone who is new to packrafting, with some experience canoeing and kayaking, my needs for a paddle are for it to be lightweight, efficient and easy to attach to a backpack. The Werner Pack-Tour M definitely ticks all of these boxes. I had the...

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Arc’teryx Acrux AR Boot Review

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Arc’teryx Acrux AR Boot Review

Bottom Line: Among the line up of mountaineering boots on the market the Arc’teryx Acrux AR Mountaineering boot is a solid contender and in many respects comes out on top as first choice. Acrux AR Boot Observations: The first thing you will notice is the sleek, low profile design. All black with a flash of red on the toe and zipper pull tab, the boots are classic Arc’teryx with clean lines, no fuss and attention paid to the smallest detail. This clean, minimal design gives the feeling of the the boot being small on your foot and not...

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Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Review

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Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Review

Bottom Line: The best GPS device I’ve owned to date. It’s a light, comfortable and feature rich GPS watch for training, everyday use and adventure tracking that won’t break the bank to purchase either. Highly recommended! Observations: A little background first. I’ve been using GPS devices for about 6 years now from stand alone bulky GPS’s, built in Smartphone GPS’s to more recently a Suunto Ambit3 Peak. The majority of that use has occurred while I was out on an adventure for tracking of my route. I...

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Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Shoe Review

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Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Shoe Review

Bottom Line: The Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine is an all mountain trail shoe designed for higher altitude alpine topography. Made for longer days in the mountains with varied conditions requiring durability, stability, traction and foot protection, this is a superb technical alpine running shoe. Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Observations: Personally I am a huge fan of the S-LAB line of shoes that Salomon makes and the XA Alpine running shoe is another great addition to the collection. This is a very specialized shoe and not one that you are going to wear...

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My Experience at the SheJumps Alpine Finishing School

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My Experience at the SheJumps Alpine Finishing School

The long, cold, beautiful winter of 2016/17 was coming to a close. It was early April and I was in the process of putting my skis away for the season, when I got the invitation to join a group of ladies at the all women’s SheJumps Alpine Finishing School sponsored by Arc’teryx. This would entail one full week at the fly-in Selkirk Lodge, fully catered meals and the privilege of learning advanced alpine skills from some of the best female mountain/ski guides in Canada. Obviously I said yes to this amazing opportunity and took my skis out...

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