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Hiking Outdoors

Woodville Hiking Trails

We spent a few hours in the Annapolis valley by hiking the trails in Woodville.

These are maintained by the local mountain biking club. These are well maintained trails and well marked.After our hike we drove up to Halls Harbour and took a dip in the bay of fundy.

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Tent Alternative at Amherst Shore

Tent Alternative at Amherst Shore

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At some point along my hiking career, I will be attempting more and more back country hikes and the odd overnight in the back country. Over the last three years, I started to transition from the world of tent camping to the new & exciting world of hammock camping.

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Hammock Camping – (Silnylon) Tarp & Knots

In this video, I will show you the current setup for the 2011 season. From my previous video, I showed you the marlin spike & whoopie sling for hanging the hammock.

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Hypothermia 101

Hypothermia is a condition that occurs when inner body temperature drops more than two degrees below normal. It means the body is seriously cold and losing heat faster than it can produce it. The body loses body heat four ways: Conduction, Convection, Radiation & Evaporation.

When people begin to lose heat from exposure, they will shiver and exercise to stay warm. These actions drain energy and slowly lead to exhaustion. The body’s energy reserves will be depleted and the body core temperature will drop further. If untreated, exposure leads to hypothermia, the number one killer of those who participate in outdoor activities.

 

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Leave No Trace Principles

Leave No Trace Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands.

When geocaching, try to apply as many of the principles as much as possible.

Source: http://www.leavenotrace.ca

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Map & Compass – How to Use a Compass

There are several kinds of compasses, one kind to attach to the map, one kind to attach to your thumb. The thumb-compass is used mostly by orienteers who just want to run fast, and this is the kind of compass I normally use.

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Outdoors

Think Twice About The Ice!

With colder weather finally upon us, many outdoor enthusiasts are hitting the slopes, trails, lakes and rivers to enjoy winter activities like snowmobiling and skating.  But with the unseasonably warm weather in some areas of the country, thin ice is a serious threat.  

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Ticks and Lyme disease in Nova Scotia

Ticks in Nova Scotia

Widespread in the Eastern US. In Canada, it has been collected in Ontario, Quebec, and all Atlantic provinces.

In Image – Top: nymph, Blacklegged ticks. Bottom: dog ticks.

 

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