Subsistence and survival: one photographer shows there’s more to Alaska than pretty landscapes

Social media is an incubator for trends, the latest of which being outdoor and adventure photography. Despite an infinite supply of outdoor landscapes available, certain locations come up more frequently than others. You’d be hard pressed to spend time on Instagram’s nature page without seeing a disproportionately high number of photos from locations such as … Continue reading Subsistence and survival: one photographer shows there’s more to Alaska than pretty landscapes

A beginner’s guide to scouting rapids

Written by: Mikaela Ferguson How do we judge whether or not we’ll “run” a rapid? There’s some terminology to know before diving into this post. Whitewater Terminology explains what I mean when I say thing like “holes”, “strainers” or “standing waves”. Rapid Classes explains the basic classification system for rapids based on difficulty. Please skim … Continue reading A beginner’s guide to scouting rapids

Wilderness First Responder: A glimpse into a backcountry medicine course in Costa Rica

Written by: Mikaela Ferguson I've written about the importance of getting wilderness medicine training before, but committing to a course can be a bit daunting. What will it be like? What should you expect before, during and after? Today I'm going through my experience with Wilderness First Responder, a course I did in 2017 with the Canadian … Continue reading Wilderness First Responder: A glimpse into a backcountry medicine course in Costa Rica

5 Reasons to Visit Canada’s Most Underrated Territory (and how to do it affordably)

Close your eyes and imagine Canada's great north, just bursting with unspoiled wilderness and untapped adventure. What do you see? The mountains and pine forests of the Yukon? Likely. Or maybe paddling along one of the powerful rivers of The Northwest Territories? Probably. But did an expanse of boundless tundra, no trees in sight, come to mind? How about sea kayaking between icebergs on the arctic ocean? Not as likely. That's because Canada's youngest territory, Nunavut, is a place seldom spoke of and even less often travelled.