How to Portage a Canoe (even if you're a smaller person)
Not built like a football player? Don't let that limit your canoe tripping and/or partner options. Here's how smaller, less strong people can still get a canoe on their shoulders. You can also check out our related blog for more tips on portaging.
Edith talks trekking pole basics
Trekking poles not only help with balance while hiking and walking, they make these activities easier on the joints. Plus they can work your upper body. Edith shares some tips on choosing, sizing and using your poles. You'll recognize Prince Albert National Park in this video - a favourite destination of ours.
Skiing in Saskatchewan: Saskatoon Area Trails with Edith MacHattie
A Saskatchewan Tourism video by Mitch Doll featuring the store, Eb's Trails, and staff member Edith. Mitch does a good job highlighting just how great a sport cross country skiing is - no matter what your skill level.
Jeff from Eb's talks MOVE binding
Jeff introduces the MOVE binding from Rottefella which brings a whole new dimension to cross country skiing: the ability to move your binding forward and back without having to take your skis off. This lets you control how much grip and glide you want and is useful on almost all nordic skis, but especially skin skis which have a fixed kick zone
Jeff talks off-track skiing
A lot of people enjoy off-trail skiing, whether it's on snowmobile trails or in the backwoods. Jeff talks about our off-trail ski equipment and how it will work best for you.
Eb's staff member Edith: marathon paddler
Staff member Edith MacHattie and her race partner Rebecca (Barton) Davis from Michigan are North American champions in the women's division of marathon canoe racing. Here they are interviewed by Global News at the Saskatoon Marathon Canoe Races July 2019.
Staff member Edith talks about the cold
In the wake of the polar vortex aftermath, Edith MacHattie talks with the Star Phoenix about why she enjoys getting out skiing when it's frigid outside.
Kevin Robinson talks Cross Country Skiing
One of the owners of Eb's and a national level cross country ski coach, Kevin Robinson talks you through the benefits and realities of cross country skiing - plus how to pick out the right set of equipment and get started out there on the snow.
Steve McSkin: How do skin skis work?
Steve McSkin is Rossignol's entertaining edu-guy. Here he demonstrates how skin skis work and why they are such a popular trend these days.
Steve McSkin: Maintaining your skins
Steve McSkin, Rossignol's entertaining edu-guy, shows you how to maintain the skins on your skis. Although they specify R-Skins in the video, this applies to all skin skis we sell.
Cross Country Skiing in Saskatoon: interview with Eb's Lauren Dyck
One of the many Eb's staff who cross country ski, Lauren is one of our speedster racers who attends the Sask Cup series and is gunning for a spot in the upcoming Canada Winter Games. Here she talks about cross country skiing in Saskatoon.
Tis the Season - by Kevin Dunn
Our friend and developing videographer Kevin James Dunn created this short promotional video that showcases the store. It's fantastic! (And really makes us want to go kayaking.)
Agawa Canyon Boreal21 Portable Saw
A camp saw that is sturdy, compact, and highly functional. The aggressive blade is long enough to get a good sawing action and the frame set-up allows for big diameter cuts, yet the whole saw packs into its own frame.
Paddle Boarding Kids
If you don't think you have the balance or skill to handle stand up paddle boarding, take a look at this four year old as he tries it for the first time. The board he is using is an adult sized model called the Blend, made by Starboard. Anyone can learn this and it is so much fun, who wouldn't want to give it a try when the water is warm and the sun is shining? Thanks to Eb's Source For Adventure for supplying the boards.
Montreal River May 2017
With the high water this year, the Montreal River was rockin' and rollin' on May long weekend. Some Eb's staff did the popular day trip from the picnic site at Highway 2 downstream to the Highway165 bridge. Here's a quick glimpse.
Fun on the Fondulac
Recognize anyone in this clip? Taken on a trip from the summer of 2011 this shows Eb's staff member Paul sterning his brother Mark down a set of rapids on the Fondulac River. He is paddling his Esquif Mistral 17.5 and it seems to be keeping them afloat... If anything is going to get those paddling juices flowing, this will.
How to use your MSR liquid fuel stove
Got a Whisperlite or other liquid fuel stove from MSR? This video by MSR is worth a watch so you know how to use your stove properly and ensure many years of reliable performance on the trail. Check out their other videos on YouTube - there is a tonne of great information there.
Maintaining your MSR Whisperlite stove
We get a number of customers through the store wondering why their trusty Whisperlite has stopped functioning properly - and 99% of the time it is because of poor maintenance. Once the stove is cleaned it works like a charm again. Here's a video by MSR that shows you how to keep your stove (and you) happy.
How to maintain your MSR stove pump
Sometimes your liquid fuel pump needs a little TLC... in this video MSR tells us how to keep everything in good working order.
How to Pack Your Backpack: tips from Deuter
Deuter gives great tips here for how to properly pack your backpack to minimize stress on the body and make your hiking/trekking/mountain climbing experience much more comfortable!
Here's a short video by Hobie USA that will inspire anyone to give a Hobie kayak a try this summer! Good underwater shots show the Mirage Drive in action, and the video showcases a variety of different kayaks and accessories to make your kayaking experience one to remember. (In a good way, of course!)
Nut Point Challenge Canoe Race 2013
The annual Nut Point Challenge is an 18km, three portage canoe race on Lac La Ronge that attracts all levels of paddlers. Here is the start of the 2013 race with Eb's owner Kevin Robinson and staff member Edith MacHattie in the black boat in the lead. They won the race and set a new course record. Go Team Eb's!