Well the ski season is over, at least on Vancouver Island, and it feels like Spring might actually be here. Hopefully it isn't another false Spring this time!
For us it's time to pack away the ski gear and make the transition into camping and boating. It's our last Spring/Summer in Canada before we head back to the UK and we've got lots of exciting adventures planned, so having our gear ready to go is important.
First up is pulling out the gear, and checking that everything still works. Our big tent needs to go into the shop to repair a tear (naughty dogs!), the boat outboard has just gone in for a spring service, and we're thinking about updating our old camping stove (stay tuned to hear what we end up with).
Next up is packing away the ski gear. We like to give our ski jackets and pants a wash and re-proof, and then make sure they are nice and dry before storing them until next season. The Techwash from Nikwax works great. Our skis will also go in for a tune up and a coat of summer wax to protect them until next season.
Spring is a transitional period for our activities, so keeping our gear organised and ready to grab is essential. Our RUX 70l are perfect for this, we have one in storage with our ski gear, one packed with the boys skating gear, one packed with our camp kitchen, and one on standby for whatever gear we might need that day.
The RUX App even allows you to build custom packing lists, and track the contents of each RUX with a QR code or NFC from your phone. Check them out at the link below!