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LifeStraw Water Filter Easy Instructions, Review, and Limitations: Is it right for you?

Episode Contents: 0:16 What is the Vestergaard LifeStraw Water Filter? 0:30 How does the LifeStraw Water Filter Work? 0:33 Why do you have to soak the LifeStraw before using it? 0:46 How do you flush the LifeStraw when clogged? 0:55 Using a LifeStraw in a lake or river? 1:28 The LifeStraw as a great emergency […]

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Finding your Peaceful Bench – Exploring Canada’s Westport and Brier Island

For this episode, I was in the Nova Scotia village of Westport on Brier Island. It’s a part of Canada, I love visiting because of the tranquility, the ocean, the great people, and there is so much to do. This trip was about taking a break and recharging, and Brier Island is one of my […]

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Easy Guide to Doing the 2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour || World’s Biggest Cycling Race

The Cape Town Cycle Tour is a bucket list cycling event but how do you enter and have better chances of enjoying and completing it? Cape Town, South Africa, is the setting of the world’s largest bike race. I’ll take you through it. My goal is for you to go better prepared for a fun […]

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Easy Guide for a Minimalist Travel Scuba Diving Kit?

This is a minimalist travel scuba diving kit that you can build so that if you have the chance to go scuba diving, you have the essentials with you. Sometimes life provides the opportunity to go diving but you need to have certain certification, safety, and comfort items with you. I have my Minimalist Travel […]

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How often do you see Bears, Moose, Deer, Wolves and Coyotes in Canada?

In movies and documentaries, you see bears, moose, deer, wolves and coyotes up close in Canada and the United States. When in the wilderness, I find it’s hit and miss whether one sees these animals and when. Join me for a trail run in back-country and discussion about seeing these amazing animals. What wildlife do […]

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Black Bear Safety Tips for Safer Experiences in the Outdoors

Black Bear Safety Tips for Canada and the USA || Preparedness in Bear Country

Are black bears dangerous?  Yes, potentially, but with good habits and bear knowledge, most black bear encounters will be safe ones.  This is the Better Preparedness approach to being outdoors in bear country across most of Canada and much of the USA.  Be bear smart and safer.  Bears can be a hazard and present a […]

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80% of Boating Deaths Could be Prevented || Wear a Lifejacket and Make it Mandatory!

In the northern hemisphere, boating season is now underway.  Throughout the tropics, it’s always boating season.  In the southern hemisphere, it’s probably still boating season albeit with colder water.  In Canada, as in many other countries, men will make up at least 80% of the boating deaths.  Why?  Year in and year out, it’s the […]

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Dangerous African Snakes Briefing and my Top 10 Tips to Reduce the Risk

My family has lived on and off for years in East Africa, North Africa and presently live in Southern Africa.  We’ve road tripped tens of thousands of kilometers and camped with our kids extensively throughout a dozen countries.  Snakes have been everywhere we’ve been, and I’ve always wanted to know more and hopefully reduce our […]

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12 Essential Camping Gear for a 4-Person Family | South Africa Weekends!

Packing for a 4-person camping weekend is an exercise in identifying your needs, your risks, and bringing your essential gear. This is what we pack for a typical weekend of camping here in South Africa. #BetterPreparedness

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Royal Natal National Park, South Africa | Best Short Drakensberg Run and Hiking Trail

You want to go hiking or trail running in South Africa’s amazing Drakensberg Mountains. But where? I’ll show you how! Join me for the best short trail in 2.5 years of testing and exploring this country. We’ll see an amazing loop in the Royal Natal National Park from Mahai Campsite via Tiger Falls and back […]

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