Learning with Joe

Are you new to outdoor activities? Looking for information or guidelines on what you need to take on your outdoor adventure. Not sure if you have the right gear or how to use it? Check out Joe's Learning Centre where we will provide the knowledge you need to make your adventure a success.

Leatherman Z-Rex

There are other glass breakers and strap cutters on the market, but Z-Rex

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GRAVITYWORKS

High-capacity, pump-free filtration for groups and basecamps.

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ThermaCell Mosquito Area Repellent

he Thermacell Mosquito Repeller effectively repels mosquitoes, black flies, and other biting insects by creating a 15 x 15-foot zone of protection for bug-free comfort.

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UTS Tick Wrangler

Our Tick Wrangler safely removes all sizes and types of ticks without having to touch the insect. It removes the entire tick

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Optimus BOB - The Outdoor Sponge

Got your BOB? Joe's has them.

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UCO Original Candle Lantern

Chase away the chill with the lightweight, collapsible Original Candle Lantern.

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UK UltraBox

These protective watertight outdoor boxes are made from high-impact ABS plastic which is extremely tough and resists scratches, dents and corrosion.

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MSR Dolomite Double

Double up and shorten your gear checklist with a cozy, two-person 20

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MSR DragonFly Stove

Precision flame control with large-pot stability

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Platypus Duthie AM 10.0

A streamlined, full-featured pack for a day's efforts

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Stanely Adventure Base Camp Cookset

The Base Camp Cook set brings the convenience of your kitchen to the outdoors.

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NeoAir Camper

Thick, ultra supportive NeoAir

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The North Face J-Stake

Holds in ground well even on windy days. Lightweight

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New Tilley Hats at Joe's

Check out the some of new additions to Joe's Tilley Hat Line-up

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VASQUE Monolith

As the lightest boot in our hiking range, the Monolith excels at out-the-backdoor adventures and fast paced hikes where a balance of comfort and protection are prerequisite.

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Niteize Figure 9

Our innovative, patented Figure 9 tightens, tensions, and secures ropes without knots.

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NITEHOWL LED SAFETY NECKLACE

Our brilliantly durable NiteHowl LED Safety Necklace simply slides over your dog's neck for hours of nighttime fun & safety.

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Ultimate Survival Technologies - Strikeforce Fire Starter and Wetfire

The StrikeForce Fire Starter is a high-performance, flint-based fire starter that generates three times the heat of an ordinary match and will last up to 4,000 strikes.

Wet Fire Tinder is a universal lighting material that is safe, lightweight, and easy to carry. Guaranteed to light in windy or wet conditions and only requires a small amount of tinder to build a fire.

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GSI GLACIER STAINLESS DUALIST

ULTIMATE, INTEGRATED COOKING + EATING SOLUTION

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Gear Aid's GORE-TEX Fabric Repair Kit

When your GORE-TEX gets a tear, don't despair.

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Tenacious Tape by Gear Aid

Tenacious Tape by Gear Aid is an all-purpose repair tape that fixes rips, holes and gashes in almost all of your outdoor gear.

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Nikwax Cleans and Waterproofs your wet weather clothing


Tech Wash Cleans and

TX. Direct Waterproofs

Recommended for Gore-Tex, Ultand erex, Entrant, Permatex and eVent

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Outdoor Research AirPurge Compression Sacks

Combining the Best of water-tight Dry bags and Air Purge Compression in one unique and versatile piece of gear. A must for every adventurer.

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Outdoor Research Durable Sacks and Graphic Dry Sacks are Here Now

Want to keep stuff waterproof. Make sure you pick up a durable drysack from OR. Sizes are 20 Litres, 35 Litres and 55 Litres If you are looking for smaller sizes check out the Graphic Dry Sack. Sizes are 5 litres, 10 Litres, 20 Litres, and 35 Litres.

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Princeton Tec Headlamps

Best headlamps available

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Field Season is Fast Approaching, Do you have your Rite in the Rain Field Book?

Rite in the rain field books are the best for recording important field data when it is raining.

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Mora Knives are Here!

The all-in-one knifefor bushcrafters, hunters and outdoors people

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Want Dry Feet = Get Hanz waterproof socks

All Hanz on Deck!!!!

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How Tilley Hats Are Made

Join us as we take you through the processes of how Tilley Hats are made.

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Lucky Duck Ice Quiver

Tired of scooping out your frozen fishing holes?

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Baffin Cush Booty

Check out the Baffin Cush, Cush Booty, and Base Camp - a great winter camping companion or an after ski or snowshoe slipper. They keep your feet warm.. warm.. warm

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Swedish FireKnife - a must have

Swedish FireKnife has a blade of hardened Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel

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Got Your Gaiters ON!

SIMPLY THE BEST GAITERS ON THE MARKET for snowshoeing and back-country skiing. Get them NOW! Keep that snow out of the top of your boots.

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Are you Ready to Bivy? Check out Summit Bivy from Chinook

A great choice for multi-day wilderness trips, snow-camping and emergency situations.

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Looking for a Winter Bag? Check out the Chinook Kodiak Extreme II - 40C Sleeping Bag

One of the warmest sleeping bags in the Chinook product line

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Mustang Elite Inflatable PFD

It's time to push the limits of performance without compromise.

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UCO Candlelier Candle Lantern

Need more lumens? Amp up the brightness and fend off chill with the UCO Candlelier Candle Lantern.

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MSR Gear: Timeless Quality Built In

MSR Gear Time Tested

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The NorthFace Homestead Roomy 2

More Room, Less Hassle - Homestead Roomy 2 Tent | The North Face

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Hotcore Mantis Tents

This simple-setup, two-person tent offers a lot of bang for your buck

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MSR Tents: Elixir Series Setup

The most livable 2-person backpacking tent in its class.
The most livable 3-person backpacking tent in its class.

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Interesting Winter Camping video in Central Ontario

Winter Camping in a Canvas Tent with a Dog and a Woodstove.

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NorthFace Aleutians - Great Winter Bags

Looking for a warm winter sleeping bag. Look no further than North Face Aleutian-18c and -29c

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Layering Gloves and Mitts for Cold Weather

A fair amount of people ask what to wear on the hands for cool and cold weather hiking. Here's Joe's take.

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How to Choose Baselayers

Want a comfort boost on your next outdoor adventure? Ditch those cotton undies and that souvenir concert T-shirt and choose a moisture-wicking base layer.

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Drybag Stress Test

View the dry bag stress test done in Algoma for Canoe and Kayak Magazine.

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Yaktrax Pro and Walk

Thinking about winter? Joe's has just received a shipment of Yaktrax - winter traction for all you do!

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Stanley

You know that green steel bottle your Grandpa took fishing? We made that thermos, and we still do. Since 1913 we've promised to provide rugged, capable gear for food and drink, built to last a lifetime. It's a promise we still keep.

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Looking for freeze-dried food? Try Katadyn AlpineAire

Alpineaire has arrived at Joe's. Come on down and check out our selection.

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East of Superior, John H. Gearey

Adventure in life can be both thrilling and terrifying

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Want to Add some Zing to your Water?

As most of us know, we need to drink more water,

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Looking for a Telescopic Rod?

That Won't Break the Bank.

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Therma-A-Rest TREO Chair

BIG COMFORT IN A SMALL PACKAGE.

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Auqamira Filters

Don't let contaminated water cut your adventure short. Play it safe and filter up to 30 gallons with the Frontier

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North Face Talus Tent

The ultimate in 3-season, 2-person backpacking and camping versatility, The North Face Talus 2 tent is light, loaded with features and built to last a lifetime.

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Have you got your Tread?

Tools on your wrist, what I great idea.

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Looking for an Ultralight Tea Kettle?

Anyone for TEA?

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Kayadyn HIKER PRO Microfilter

Lightweight is your demand and pumping performance is also a must

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The Famous Folding Sven-Saw

Carry the Sven-Saw on your next Outing

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Sierra Dawn and Campsuds

Looking for biodegradable cleaners... Look to Campsuds for keeping clean in the backcountry

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STORMBOUND MITTS

The Toastiest mitts in our ski collection

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What are the benefits of Marmot Membrain, Driclime, and Primaloft one

The Marmot Women's Warmest Mitt has Membrain, DryClime, and Primaloft. See below how it keeps you warm and cozy.

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Interested in Merrell Boot Anatomy?

Merrell Boot Anatomy

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Lake Nipigon: Where the Great Lakes Begin - Nancy Scott

Lake Nipigon: Where the Great Lakes Begin - Nancy Scott

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North of the Soo

North of the Soo: Wilderness Adventure Stories

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Voyageur Hiking Trail Guidebook - Edition 4.1

Voyageur Hiking Trail Guidebook - Edition 4.1 is available at Joe's

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Sorel

Not afraid to get boots dirty

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Vasque boots are time-tested Tough!

Vasque - Well-Hiked

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Want to keep Backcountry Wine Fresh?

PLATYPRESERVE

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Why Deuter?

Deuter develops

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Light My Fire Meal Kits are compact and versatile

Light my Fire!

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Do you have your Nalgene Water Bottle yet?

About Nalgene

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Looking for the Lightest Backpacking Cot?

As light as 2 lb (.9 kg), the award-winning UltraLite Cot

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The Best of Bushnell

The Best of Bushell

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The Benefits of MSR Snowshoes

MSR snowshoes have lots of benefits.

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Looking to go Old School ?

Check out the Traditional Shoes from GV

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Sunbrite Systems - Headlamps for the Outdoor person

Sunbrite Systems - Headlamps for the Outdoor enthusiast

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Signal leads the way

Leatherman Signal leads the way

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Raptor: Used by Medical and Fire Fighting Professionals

In emergencies, the Raptor is a must have.

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Use a Cush to keep your feet warm

Use a Cush to keep your feet warm

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Are you Buff?

How to Wear the Original Buff

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Looking to Fix a Helicopter on the Fly

Look to the Leatherman Wave....

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Why is Tilley the World's Best Hat?

Why is Tilley the World's Best Hat?

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Stainless Steel knives. What the difference between 420 and 440?

Stainless steel knives. What the difference between 420 and 440?

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At Laundromat we don't do Laundry!

Sorry, we don't do laundry

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What Makes Darn Tough Socks SO TOUGH

What makes our sock tough?

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Are you protected with North Face DRYVENT(Hyvent)?

A waterproof, breatheable technology utilizing a polyureathane (PU) coating

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Need a high quality snowshoe or hiking pole?

Look no further MSR Deploy TR3 and MRS Flight 3 are made for use in the rugged backcountry.

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Columbia OMNI-HEAT REFLECTIVE works!

Columbia OMNI-Heat

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Decoding Durable Water Repellent

Nearly every piece of technical outerwear today is treated with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish before leaving the factory.

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Is Primaloft a Good Insulator?

PrimaLoft

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What's the Deal with Down?

The 3D structure of down clusters create "loft"

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Have you heard of North Face Thermoball?

THERMOBALL
THE NEW SYNTHETIC ALTERNATIVE TO DOWN

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Looking pair of sunglasses to cut out winter's glare?

Looking for a great pair of sunglasses to cut out winter's glare, why not try Native.

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Have You Got Your GOTOOB yet?

GoToob is the civilized, smart, squeezable tube for traveling, outdoors, and more.

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WHAT IS GORE-TEX?

GORE-TEX

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Why we Sell Kuhl at Joe's Sports and Surplus

Why do we sell Kuhl at Joe's? The main reason is all staff at Joe's are outdoor enthusiasts and believe in the quality of outdoor clothing Kuhl produces. In some respects we aspire to the Mountain Grown Culture outlined below:

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Ladies Night July 15, 2015

Free Swag, Giveaways and Draws

No Tax on any purchase
July 15, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm

Product information sessions and demonstrations
Book signing by John Geary, author of "North of the Soo"

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Using a Garmin GPS

You have just purchased a GPS (Global Positioning System) unit/receiver. As you explore the GPS frontier you will most likely have some questions. Stop by Joe's and we should be able to answer all your questions. Below we've provide quick GPS overview.

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Tents, Bivouacs, Hammocks, and Tarps - What Shelter Works Best for You!

A good Tent, Bivouac (Bivy), Hammocks, and Tarp tents should keep you dry, comfortable, and provide protection. Which shelter is exactly the right choice for you?

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What Stove do I Need?

Before purchasing a stove for your trip into the backcountry of a provincial or national park think about what type of camping you are going to do...

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Water Purification

Today, it is virtually impossible to find pristine water resources anywhere on the planet. For backcountry travellers and trekkers to foreign lands it is imperative that they use some method to ensure the water consumed is safe for drinking.

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Using a Map and Compass

The compass is a great tool to use when navigating through wilderness areas. Due to the north/south needle being magnetised, this needle automatically aligns itself to Earth's magnetic field.

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SO YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SLEEPING BAG?

There are a few things you may wish to consider before purchasing a sleeping bag for your outdoor activity such as..

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Snowshoeing 101

Snowshoes allow people to traverse across the landscape of deep snow. By distributing the weight of the walker, snowshoes stay on the surface of the snow sinking slightly depending on snow conditions...

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Safe Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is a sport enjoying immense popularity. There are currently over 700,000 registered snowmobiles in Canada and over 161,000 km of snowmobile trails...

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How to Pick a Snowmobile Suit

When purchasing a snowsuit, think about what the activity suit will be used for. Will it be it for snowmobiling, ice fishing, snow blowing the drive way, or for tobogganing with the kids?

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How to Dress to keep WARM and COMFORTABLE in the Winter

Are you going Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, or Ice Fishing? Consider the following before you head outside..

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Backpacking 101

A backpack is generally made of tough water resistant fabric, with shoulder straps and a waist belt for carrying gear on the back. They come in various sizes ranging from..

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Picking the Right Snowmobile Helmet for Your Adventure Outdoors

A snowmobile helmet must fit well to provide protection and safety. When purchasing a helmet consider..

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Dog and Bear Spray

"Combating Threatening Dogs and Bear Attacks"

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Fire Without Matches

Fire is an important commodity when in wilderness areas. It provides warmth, a feeling of safety, with the ability to cook food and boil water. What do you do if your matches are wet or you forgot to pack them? Luckily there are a variety of methods to create fire without a match..

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