Lucky Lucas

I’ve had the good fortune to meet a lot of incredible characters throughout the 15 years we’ve been producing Boondockers Backcountry Snowmobile Videos, but one of my most memorable experiences was the ride I shared last winter with Brian Seaward and his son Lucas – an outrageously talented father and son combo who’ve been chasing each […]

Life Preserver

Knowing that this might further perpetuate a horrible rumour, I am yet again writing a story that features Brian Seaward; who BTW is definitely not dead! “… is definitely not dead!” Anyone that visits this site regularly is aware that Brian has been featured in two of my most recent Boondockers articles. It started innocently enough […]

Seaworthy

The first time we came in contact with Brian Seaward was immediately following a 68cm snowstorm that had locked us down at Strawberry Hill Resort on Newfoundland’s west coast for two and a half days. My Father, three of my uncles (Dominic, Pat and Allan) and the three Smallwood boys (Ramsay, Bill and Joey) were […]

See Word

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my last article and the difficulties I was having with a rental sled that wasn’t performing anywhere near to my liking. First of all, I can’t imagine any manufacturer releasing a machine that offered such a terrible handling package. Secondly, I’ve spoken to some friends who’ve ridden […]

Wrecked It

We had a great snowmobile ride on Newfoundland’s West Coast last weekend – but it didn’t start out that way. We stayed at Strawberry Hill Resort where the beds were more than comfortable, the grub was plentiful and satisfying, the company superb and the snow conditions were decent. We rode right from the camp door […]

Sick

Last month we headed out for the season’s first snowmobile adventure on Newfoundland’s West Coast despite a sickening forecast. We’d been warned of the anemic snow conditions but were anxious to break in our sleds; and figured the worst case scenario was a good party in Corner Brook on Friday Night. Some sick on Saturday. […]

Ad Bag

My friend Craig Borden calls me every single morning on his drive to work. Craig owns Rugged Edge Sports in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He lives in Humber Valley so he has a 20 minute daily commute and leaves the house anywhere between 5 and 6:30 to open his shop at 7. He’s a hard worker, […]

Dan Gardiner SledHeads Feature

Check out the January 2013 issue of SledHeads Magazine for a cover feature on Boondockers rider and producer Dan Gardiner. The article takes you behind the scenes of Boondockers and the backcountry snowmobile movement, with a unique perspective on the sport and one of its early drivers. You can subscribe to Sledheads here- http://www.hpmags.com/Products/sledheads-magazine.aspx OR […]

Lot of Luck

Lucky Pierre shows up for work on Monday morning with a broken hand in a sling. His co-workers meet him at the cooler and noticing the cast exclaim – “Hey Pierre, what’s with the arm? You don’t look so lucky today!” “Ahhhh…” says Pierre, “You have no idea! This weekend you see I go to […]

Monkey See

I met a fellow Boondocker at a mining conference in Vancouver last month. We were attending a social that a mutual friend hosted at his beautiful condo in Coal Harbour. A bit of a set up actually since our host (David Greenway) has been a ‘Boondockers’ sponsor since 2008 (SNS:TSX.V, GFN:TSX.V, AOX:TSX.V) and knew one […]