Category Archive for: ‘Outdoors’

Ecological Reserve: Comox Lake Bluffs

Waterfall in the forest by Ron

Ecological reserves are established in B.C. to protect a specific ecosystem of plant and animal life.  Ecological reserves are not created for the purpose of recreation but rather for educational and research purposes. Although not created for recreation purposes, some reserves are easily accessible by trails while others are not and even in some cases, restricted. Comox Lake Bluffs ecological …

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Safety Tips for Encountering Wildlife on the Trail

Safety Tips for Encountering Wildlife on the Trail

Nothing is better than experiencing the great outdoors, but it is important to remember that the wild is just that – wild. Whether you are taking a leisurely walk through the woods or hiking in a national park, you need to be aware of your surroundings at all times because you never know when you might come across a wild …

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Forest Medicine

Forest Medicine by Ron (solo75)

The forest represents a unique natural environment with its different ecosystems of plants, animals, fungi, insect and riparian zone. Outdoor enthusiasts take the forest for granted when they pass through on their way to the mountain top and many are unaware that the forest has a lot to offer in terms of health benefits. There is a growing body of …

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Wild Encounters

Wild Encounters

When I younger, I was more interested in hiking to my destination rather than enjoying my time along the way. Times have changed and I now realize that there is more fulfillment to my trips when I take my time and observe nature. Some of my more memorable outings occurred when I’ve come across various animals, like the time I …

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How to Find a Campsite on Your Hike

How to Find a Campsite on Your Hike

Established campsites are great, but they tend to either be full of people or located somewhere far away from where you’re actually planning to hike. If you’re heading out into the wilderness, one of the best skills you can pick up is learning how to find the perfect rough campsite. Here are a few tips, tricks and toys to help …

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Mental Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

Mental Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

Have you ever noticed that your mood tends to dip when it is dark and gloomy outside? Many people find that their mood and their emotions are tied to the weather, but they often don’t understand why. Studies have shown that there are actually some significant mental health benefits to spending time outdoors – keep reading to learn more. How …

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