BEAR SAFETY IN BC’S BACKCOUNTRY

BEAR SAFETY IN BC’S BACKCOUNTRY

HOW TO AVOID BECOMING A BEAR’S DINNER ON YOUR HIKING ADVENTURE? Don’t let bears stop you from exploring BC’s incredible wilderness! Be Safe – Be Bear Aware If you are a person who is afraid of bears then educating yourself will likely help you...
HIKING TRAILS NEAR VANCOUVER

HIKING TRAILS NEAR VANCOUVER

The Sea to Sky Corridor, The North Shore, and The Fraser Valley are full with hiking opportunities for beginner and advanced hikers alike. Due to trails being accessible by 2-Wheel Drive vehicles, people becoming more aware of the health benefits provided by nature...
IS FOREST BATHING THE NEW SUN BATHING?

IS FOREST BATHING THE NEW SUN BATHING?

WHAT THE HECK IS FOREST BATHING? In Japanese it is called Shinrin-Yoku, which can literally be translated to: Forest Bathing. In Japan this is a preventative medicine that is being practiced by increasing numbers of the population. FOREST BATHING IS IMPORTANT FOR...
WINTER CAMPING! WHY NOT?

WINTER CAMPING! WHY NOT?

4 IMPORTANT STEPS TO CAMP COMFORTABLY DURING THE MOST DIFFICULT SEASON OF THE YEAR Camping in the winter is a special experience! Nature is different – quieter and ever so beautiful. Before you go winter camping it is crucial to know — How to properly dress...
BACKCOUNTRY NUTRITION

BACKCOUNTRY NUTRITION

TIPS ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH WHILE EXPLORING THE MIGHTY OUTDOORS Do you take out a map when trip planning for your outdoor adventure? HOPEFULLY YOU DO! Often overlooked; mapping out your BACKCOUNTRY NUTRITION MEAL PLAN is as equally important. Don’t we all...
Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Sjef Camping Adventures is the quintessential teacher and participant of “Leave No Trace.” We believe, from the bottom of our heart, that it is imperative to follow the 7 Leave No Trace Principles in “Frontcountry” and “Backcountry” areasin order to protect British...
Why Is British Columbia So Special?

Why Is British Columbia So Special?

I, Richie, was fortune as a child to grow up in British Columbia and live across the street from a thick lush forest. Exploring deep into the woods I called my backyard, was a day and night occurrence. Building tree forts, chasing inspects, listening to birds and...
Tips on how to load your backpack

Tips on how to load your backpack

Ready to start packing? This is an exciting and quite important moment in preparation for your adventure. Having your backpack properly loaded helps getting up the fun factor of your trip. The last thing you want to be thinking about when you’re hiking up a mountain...