17 Sep 2013

Bears and People

Watching a bear from our boat (a safe distance away). The other day I was driving up the road, coming back from a run at Minnekhada Park in Coquitlam, BC when I saw what I thought was
2 Sep 2013

Minnekhada Park – Upper Marsh Trail

Difficulty: Easy Distance: 5 KM Elevation Gain: 260 Metres Terrain: Mostly even and nicely maintained trail. 20% technical with roots and rocks. Some parts require a short scramble. I am lucky enough to live just 10 minutes
26 Aug 2013

Rope Rescue Training on Sumas Mountain Regional Park, Abbotsford

Today I attended the second Regional Rope Rescue Training Workshops at Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. I missed the first workshop but heard it was excellent so I made sure to get organized and cancel my previous
18 Aug 2013

Camping at Golden Ears Park

My idea of camping is hiking to an isolated destination to get away from the city and to see something spectacular such as a lake or waterfall and then to camp in that area for a night
10 Aug 2013

The 10 Essentials

As a Search & Rescue member I can say that most people who get into trouble in the back country do so as a result of a few bad decisions. These actions often appear small or even
5 Aug 2013

Critter Cove

Every year we make the trek from Port Coquitlam, BC (near Vancouver) over to Critter Cove to meet up with other family members and do four days of intense fishing. The trip there takes about a good
30 Jul 2013

CPR Made Easy with Vinnie

I’m a huge fan of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels so when Vinnie Jones is in it, I pay attention. When Vinnie started making CPR videos I couldn’t help but watch. Of course there is some
17 Jul 2013

What’s in your SAR Pack?

I have been an active member in Coquitlam Search & Rescue for over 4 years now and over that time I have tweaked what my pack contains more times than I can imagine. I have two main