I’m the map .. I’m the map ..

BC Government iMapBC The days of pulling the folded map or indexed map book out of the glove box are long gone, and in fact, if one of my teenage boys found one in my vehicle, they would surely snicker at me like I was some old 15th century explorer.  Everything is online now and…

Ice Off on BC Lakes

In BC most of the hundreds of lakes north of Hope freeze over during the winter making for some great “hard water” fishing.  But now that Spring is almost here, “still water” fishers are starting to count the days until “ice off” is here. There are many factors that determine the dates for any lake…

Likely BC Disasters

Rugged British Columbia We live in a province that is unique in its geography and weather conditions so being prepared should be treated differently than other places in the world.  It is unlikely we will experience a tornado, but likely we will be struck with a major earthquake.  It is unlikely we will be snowed…

AdventureSmart TripPlan App

AdventureSmart Have Developed a great App! AdventureSmart (www.adventuresmart.ca), and its suite of five programs, is a national prevention program focused on reaching Canadians, and visitors to Canada, who participate in outdoor recreational activities. From their brochure (which can be found here) says, “AdventureSmart is a national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians and visitors to Canada…

Search & Rescue

BCSAR – BC Search and Rescue Association There are over 80 Search and Rescue (SAR) ground groups in BC which account for over 2,500 unpaid professionals on call 24/7.  Each group is responsible for a different region of the province and they determine what their needs are based the specific terrain, conditions, and weather of…

Winter Tire Regs in BC

Winter Tires Requirements Did you know that travel on BC Highways and most routes between October 1 to March 31 requires that your vehicle is equipped with winter tires or chains?  And in some areas like mountain passes or high snowfall areas, that date is extended to April 30.  But for those of you who…

BC Lookout Launch

BC Lookout Journal is finally launching! .. The first monthly issue will be March, 2019 so stay tuned! .. In the meantime, we will try to increase our readership and gather content. We will be looking for the following BC content from any aspiring journalists, photographers, businesses: Stories and/or photographs about preparedness, safety, rescues, disasters,…