TRAILER | WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS
Red Bull and company are at it again. Where the Trail Ends is slated to come out in early September. The film features Darren Berrecloth, Cameron Zink, Kurtis Sorge, James Doerfling and Andreu Lacondeguy as the set out to conquer some of the World’s most breath-taking locations. The film looks to be a very progressive and an ambitious undertaking, that is sure to take mountain biking to the next level. “Where the Trail Ends…” is a film following the worlds’ top freeride mountain bikers as they search for un-ridden terrain around the globe, ultimately shaping the future of big mountain freeriding. This unparalleled story documents man’s challenge of mother nature and himself showcased through a cast of colorful characters. This is the most progressive and ambitious mountain biking ever attempted resulting in an entertainment adventure unlike anything experienced before.” Check it out.
Weekend Recap | Yeah We Camp
For the last few months the boys have tossed around the idea of packing the necessities and hitting the backwoods for a weekend of manly adventures. We set a date at the end of July and began to count down the days, well at least I did, I don’t think Kelso shared the same excitement. Although as August began to come to an end the heat set in as Manitoba broke all sorts of heat records hitting a bit of a dry spell where you couldn’t walk anywhere without hearing the snap, crackle and pop of the grass under your feet. As a result many of Manitoba’s Provincial Parks were pretty much shut down: no backcountry travel and no fires. So basically no fun. But needless to say we voted on it and decided to pack up anyways and cut our weekend adventure down to one night on a secluded island somewhere in the Whiteshell (don’t worry no law breaking, just loop holes). We packed up the essentials: canned food, a sleeping bag and a few beverages into our kayaks and our small aluminum boat backed with a 9.9 Evinrude maintaining our strict guidelines of no pillows, no tents, no luxury items we. We landed at our destination a few hours before sunset after a bit of a journey, more so for those who deciding to pack into the kayaks. Eric headed up the shelter construction while most of sat idol by debating whether or not we were going to get eaten by a bear with all the food we had along. Although we came to the unanimous conclusion they would get the naked guy in the life jacket before they went after anyone else, but that’s a story for another day. After a mishap with our main source of … Continue reading
CAMFIRE BAN | EASTERN MANITOBA
Looks like we won’t be sitting fire side this weekend. The province of Manitoba has issued a ban on all fires – including campfires – in eastern Manitoba due to the dry passed few weeks we’ve suffered. The ban includes North-West Angle, Sandilands park and those of us in the Whiteshell. All burning permits have been revoked and cancelled with no word of any others being issued. If you think this will only affect us cabin goers your wrong. All forestry, mining and quarry operations have been limited to working evenings and overnight. This comes after a human-caused fire in the Whiteshell Monday that caused cottagers and campers to evecuate briefly while firefights moved quickly to control the fire that burned up a third of a hectare. (via)
THE BLOG CYCLE | BAPE X DAIWA
It has been a while since a collaboration has garnered my interest. This Spring however I have seen two project that are actually a bit intriguing. The first came in the form of a sleeping bag. Supreme teaming up with North Face and released a sleeping bag as part of their Spring/Summer 2011 collection. The concept was cool, the rest of the North Face collection looked a little dusty in my opinion, but the bag was pretty rad. The second was the Bape collaboration with Daiwa that surfaced last week. I always thought it would be a fun project to release some lures and tackle as part of a collection. Bape has often worked some out of left field ideas into their collections and this seams to be case and point. I don’t think I can envision Nigo fishing or enjoying the outdoors. But who am I to judge. Daiwa released their first reel in 1955. Since then they have grown into one of the largest fishing and tackle companies in the world. Calling Cypress, California home the brand has focused their emphasis on innovation and quality. The collaboration resulted in six lures wrapped in the classic Bape camo print ranging from $15 – $35. The collection also features an easystow olive fishing rod. Actually attempted to buy a couple of these for the annual fishing trip next month to put them to the test but trying to navigate a Japanese website is impossible. I think I signed up for a mastercard and got an item gift wrapped. Clicked everything and still couldn’t find a checkout cart. If you have any hot tips leave a comment below. Cheers.
The Weekend Adventure: Choosing The Right Campsite
Now you can always decide to check in at your local camping ground but for those yearning for a bit of an adventure we have compiled the camping basics. If you decide to pave your own trail here are a few things to look for before pounding in those pegs. 1.) Choosing a scenic spot among trees is beneficial for a couple reasons. The first is it offers protection from winds and we all know high winds will make napkins and tablecloths of your tent quite fast. The second is the overhanging branches allow you to hang tarps that will give you that added rain protection. 2.) Decide which direction you want your camping spot to face. North will keep you away from the sun, South will maximize sunlight, East sees that you catch the morning sunrise and West will allow you to watch the sunsets. If you are anything like me bring a compass. 3.) Avoid pitching your tent on large mounds of rocks or near a large tree. This should ensure that you aren’t struck by lightning and that you don’t have to battle the mangled mess of roots when securing your home away from home. 4.) Post up on slightly higher elevation than your surroundings. This is probably camping 101 but this will ensure you aren’t sleeping on damp grounds. Low lying areas tend to collect water and the morning dew making for an unpleasant morning. 5.) Avoid sticking near stagnant water and tall grass, especially here in Manitoba. That is unless you enjoy the rampant breeding of mosquitoes and festering wood ticks. In that case find the thickest grass and deepest puddles. While you are at it take a look for fresh bear scat and over turned logs. 6.) Make sure to pack the essentials: tent, … Continue reading