This article originally appeared on Hammer Canada's Blog Always keen to paddle into the past, I spend a great deal of time researching long abandoned canoe routes, some of which were potentially traveled by my distant ancestors. Paddling is in my blood, as a Métis, my forbearers were some of the first peoples to explore the vast nation of Canada by canoe. Call it a historical longing, but I’m drawn to the waters to probe their mysteries by canoe or kayak. Fueling on the trail
This article originally appeared on Hammer Canada's Blog Trippers are a stubborn bunch. If they've paddled, trekked and explored for a good portion of their life, they tend to get stuck in a 'gear groove'. A gear groove tends to develop when one has become accustomed with brands and layups that they find work for them and are reluctant on branching out to try another brand.
On a recent winter backcountry trip, I questioned my fellow trippers who were seemingly stuck in a nu