For today's "Miss", you can shake your fist at George de Mestral. George came up with the idea of Velcro after removing burrs from his clothing after a hunting trip.
While it is a great invention, it sure can mar up technical fabrics. Forgot to do up the velcro on your bag? Hope you didn't want to return that baselayer or keep that scarf in pristine condition. I'm sure your pooch thinks this is a "Miss" too (or maybe more-so you, when trying to remove burrs)!
The Trail Swag Tiki has been watching over a gear test all Winter. Up to his nose in snow? Not a problem, this is one dedicated Trail Swag team member! Stay tuned, as we expect the Tiki's results of the gear test to be revealed in the Spring.
We captured a piece of Canadiana in Lakefield, Ontario this weekend as part of their Polarfest 2014 festivities, they held a canoe race. Since the waterways are frozen solid, the race was held down their main street. Two team members had to sit in the canoe (and wear a lifejacket... safety first!) while the other four members had to push the canoe to the finish line. Prizes were awarded to the best dressed team as well as the fastest team.
Tweet of the Week goes to our Canadian ace weather predictors, Wiarton Willie, Shubenacadie Sam, Balzac Billy, Winnipeg Willow and Manitoba Merv.
Manitoba's Winnipeg Willow and Manitoba Merv also predicted an early Spring. It looks like Eastern & Western Canada will be able to get out hiking early, while Ontario will just have to keep the snowshoes on a little longer.
How did the U.S. report in? Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow, meaning six more weeks of Winter.