West Shield Outpost hopes to serve you with supplies and knowledge to help you keep your family prepared for any and all life’s emergencies. Based in Manitoba.

Bushcraft Canada is a great Canadian resource for buying quality, sensible outdoor gear.

Winter Trekking is a fantastic resource for winter-specific skills. We highly recommend the forum. In fact, that’s where we (Roland and Jon) reconnected after years of being out of touch!

We’re helping these women out with their project to canoe across Canada in 2018 by providing wilderness thriving training. Check out their project at