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  1. January 23, 2018

    How to buy a Sleeping Bag

    What season? One Season – Summer bags. Good for keeping in the car, or using for sleepovers. Three Season – Rated for spring or autumn, these bags are also a warmer option for summer camping however not warm…
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  2. January 23, 2018

    Layering 101

    Below is a list of important things to consider when choosing clothing layers. Base Layer Clothing Keeps skin warm and dry. Should be made from material that wicks…
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  3. January 23, 2018

    How to buy A Backpack

    What size? Does the pack offer the storage required for your excursion? Shorter trips will usually require less than 50 lbs of gear therefore a day pack or midsize pack would be a great fit. If you’re planning to carry more than…
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  4. January 23, 2018

    How to buy a Tent

    Consider what you need before buying. Select a tent that is made for the conditions and purpose that you’ll be experiencing most of the time. Remember, a backpacking tent can always be used on the occasional car camping…
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  5. January 22, 2018

    How To Buy Snowshoes

    If you can walk, you can snowshoe. It's that easy! Let us help you find the right pair. Modern snowshoes have certain basic components to help you move through snow: A tubular metal frame, nylon or plastic decking to float your feet,…
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  6. January 16, 2018

    Backcountry Camping 101

    By Jane No running water. No road. No services. No fear! Backcountry camping is the art of hiking, riding or boating to an…
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  7. December 29, 2017

    Let the Outdoors Inspire You!

    New Year’s Resolutions for 2018 By Jane We’re past the winter solstice. Over the hump that marks…
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  8. December 15, 2017

    Trail Running 101

    By Jane Let me ask you this. What sounds more inspiring: The feeling of your feet landing on a treadmill conveyor…
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  9. November 30, 2017

    Connecting With Nature: Just what the doctor (and mother earth) ordered

    Studies prove it. Nature keeps us healthy in mind, body and spirit By Jane It’s a dark winter morning. My…
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  10. November 16, 2017

    The Campers Village Family Tree

    By Jane  Think way back to when Edmonton was a frontier and settlers moved west to homestead. That’s how far the roots of…
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  11. November 14, 2017

    Supplier Spotlight: Icebreaker Wool

    By Jane It’s a longterm relationship. True love. Since 2005, Campers Village has partnered with
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  12. November 02, 2017

    Stinky Feet, Blisters and Bandaids

    How to care for the lowliest part of your body By Jane Just because our feet are at the bottom doesn’t mean…
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  13. October 17, 2017

    7 Ways to Not Get Stuck Inside

    Fall is here… Don’t hibernate just yet! By Jane It’s happened. The dreaded post-Thanksgiving couch…
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  14. October 02, 2017

    Autumn Backpacking

    10 reasons why off-season is better By Jane My husband Mike and I are going backpacking and most people think we’re…
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  15. September 01, 2017

    The Road Less Traveled

    Off the beaten track around Nordegg, Alberta By Jane When driving on scenic Highway 11, aka the
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  16. August 01, 2017

    Where to Go When the Mountains Call

    By Jane You know the feeling. That itchy, scratchy feeling like a Value Village sweater. The feeling where the city feels a little confining. It’s…
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  17. July 07, 2017

    Spotlight: Connie and Ingo

    Modern Day Nomads and Nature’s Protectors By Jane We’d like to introduce you to some wild hearted people:…
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  18. July 05, 2017

    Battling the Bugs

    by Dallas Tkachuk It’s the perfect summer day out in the park with you friends when suddenly you hear that all too familiar pesky buzz of mosquitos. If there’s one thing that can ruin the day, it’s the bugs. But…
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  19. February 16, 2017

    Valentine's Day at Lake O'Hara

    by Jane This Valentine’s Day I planned something a little different for my husband Mike and I. I booked two nights at 
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