General Outdoor Tips

Get set for the 2018 BC Hunting Season!

With the 2018 British Columbia hunting season getting into full swing, Backroad Mapbooks is pleased to offer a variety of tips to help make the 2018 hunting season your most successful one ever. Plus, we’ve hand-picked our most popular products to help increase your chances of success.   From the lush rainforests of BC’s coast to the to the arid …

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Culinary Adventures in the Canadian Backcountry

With summer heating right up, outdoor explorers from coast to coast are heading into the Canadian backcountry for a night (or two, or more) of camping. Undoubtedly, enjoying a nice meal under the open sky is one of the highlights of any camping trip, and while it is easy to keep it simple and stick to hot dogs and s’mores, …

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SOS: Safety on Snowmobiles

There’s no question that snowmobiling is one of Canada’s most popular outdoor sports come wintertime. With fresh powder covering many local slopes and hundreds of thousands of kilometres of trails to explore, there’s no shortage of space to play. Unfortunately, as the amount of people getting involved in the sport grows, so does the amount of accidents and deaths caused …

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Backpacker Bartending – Drinks on the Go

Although staying hydrated is the number one important rule when traveling long distances on the trail, sometimes a celebratory drink when you reach camp can really hit the spot. After all, nothing is more satisfying than taking a sip of a cool refreshment after a long and hard day on the trail. However, nothing is worse than having to carry …

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Frostbite and Hypothermia 101

Outdoor adventurers in Canada know how to make the most out of winter. Whether exploring remote mountain ranges on a snowmobile, skis or snowshoes, lacing up a pair skates and heading out to the local pond or lake or catching some turns on that secret line at the local ski hill, we do not let a little snow and ice …

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Winter Travel Checklists (for Vehicle and Backcountry Travel)

Backcountry travel takes a bit of preparation, no matter the season, because you always want to make sure that you are ready for whatever may happen. However, packing for a backcountry trip come wintertime requires a little extra attention. With below freezing temperatures, unpredictable blizzards and the possibility of avalanches, you do not want to head out for any winter …

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Tips and Tricks For November Running

The Move for Movember initiative is a campaign started by the Movember Foundation to raise funds and awareness for men’s mental health and suicide prevention. The premise is simple – run or walk 60 km over the month of November, either by yourself or with friends or coworkers. Once you sign up online, you can call on friends and family …

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Snowmobiling 101

As many of our readers know, snowmobiling is one of the most exciting ways to enjoy the outdoors during winter. We have put together a quick list of tips and techniques for making sure your snowmobile adventure goes smoothly.

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Canada Uncensored! Lewd, Crude and Outright Funny Canadian Geographical Names

At Backroad Mapbooks we’ve been mapping Canada’s backcountry since 1993 so we like to think we know Canada pretty well. Everyday we get orders for our print-on-demand Backroad Topographic Maps and the names that come out of some of the places across Canada give us the giggles!   Our large scale Topos are great for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, paddling and ATV …

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No-Fee Camping Across BC

  With summer in full swing, more and more British Columbians are heading out to camp and enjoy a night or two under the stars. But while BC is full of beautiful campsites, these range widely in the experience they offer. There are a lot of camping areas that get quite busy during the summer months, and many of these …

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Creative Campfire Cooking

Your browser does not support the video tag. For many of us, cooking a hearty meal under the open sky is one of the best things about camping. With a bit of preparation at home and the right equipment, a gourmet meal is possible even deep in the backcountry. And one of the best tools for making a delicious dinner …

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Backcountry Recipes: Alpine Pasta

Since weight is always a consideration when packing for a trip to the backcountry, many of us skip out on fancier meals and choose to just bring the bare essentials on our hiking or backpacking trip. And while it is important to keep your load light, especially if you are travelling deep into the wilderness, there is no reason why, …

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Canada’s Coolest Fishing Adventures

With lakes all across the country beginning to freeze over, it is almost time to grab the auger and fishing rod and head out for a day of ice fishing! Here’s your beginner’s how-to guide to get you started on the ice, as well as some of the best places to drop a line from coast to coast.

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Thanksgiving Dinner in the Backcountry

A three day weekend means ample time to get out on a great fall backpacking trip, but with it being the thanksgiving holiday, you won’t want to miss out on the delicious eats. That’s why we’ve put together this four course backpacking thanksgiving meal, so you can have your turkey and go for a hike too!  

 
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