Getting Outside

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Lytton Strong

Well, once again the tiny community of Lytton is taking a full frontal assault from nature. Remember in the summer when the Lytton Creek Wildfire destroyed virtually all of the Village of Lytton? And then continued to burn thousands of acres of land around the village? Now it is the opposite of the Heat Dome […]

Ford Maverick
Durable Goods

Ford Maverick Follow Up

Shortly after I posted about the new “compact” Ford Maverick pick up truck, the comments began to roll in. Why get a small truck when you can get a full size truck that can haul massive loads – you know, what if you need to move a huge trailer? Well, over the last 15 years […]

Durable Goods, Getting Outside

Another 5 Dads Go Wild Trip Completed

That’s another year of #5DadsGoWild in the books. Yes, in case you missed the social media buzz created around our annual writers/creators retreat, from Thursday October 14th to Sunday the 17th we were camping in Manning Park, living what can only be described as our best life. While in the past we have had a […]

Black Tusk Knife
Getting Outside

House of Knives to the Rescue

Kids and I are home from a wild weekend at the cabin. Lots of time outdoors. Sunday morning we went for a walk to have a quick visit with our neighbours. On the walk back we encountered a mother bear and two cubs. We yelled and waved our arms in the air, we stood close […]

The Town Square
Getting Outside

Follow up on the Lytton Creek Wildfire

This is the tale of two distinctly different motorcycle rides. Both a lot of fun, both uniquely different! As you probably know, my hometown of Lytton burned. Yeah, the entire community burned in about 20 minutes. They say 90% of it burned but, the reality is, the village is decimated. That has really bothered me. […]

Fraser and Thompson Rivers
Getting Outside

Lytton Creek Wildfire

As some of you know, I grew up near Lytton BC. And as you probably also know, last week the village of Lytton burned to the ground. You may or may not know that in 2014 the house I grew up in near Lytton, along with all the outbuildings – like the workshop, chicken coops, […]

Ford Maverick
Durable Goods

The All New Ford Maverick Pick-up Truck

Today Ford released details and images, including videos, of their brand new truck – the Ford Maverick. Full disclosure – I have NOT been paid for, nor compensated in anyway for writing this blog post. These are strictly the musings of a guy interested in this Maverick. This new Ford Maverick truck is a return […]

Marlondo Leather
Durable Goods

A New Style of Marlondo Leather Briefcase

Recently the good folks at Marlondo Leather reached out to me and told me that they were prototyping a new style of briefcase – a canvas and leather combo briefcase. And the cool part, they asked me if I was interested in getting one of their prototypes to provide feedback to them. They told me […]

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Getting Outside

Let’s Get Outside; Gear to Pack Along

For those who follow me on social media like Instagram or Twitter, you will know that when I get tired of the city-life, I like to get outside and walk amongst the trees. However, recently I have been reflecting on what I do to be prepared for “getting outside”. The fact is, us folks lucky […]

#5 Dads Go Wild
Getting Outside

5 Dads Go Wild; Winter Edition

This week I’ve been thinking back to August when the #5dadsgowild crew headed out to Ross Lake Campground in the Skagit Valley Provincial Park. We spent time hiking, talking, sitting around the campfire, stargazing, and of course photographing products. While we were sitting beside the campfire watching the fire and the sky we were counting […]