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Offline Hutchy

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Re: If you could start over
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2017, 09:05:28 PM »
Id have purchased a ti for dog stove right off the bat...id have sold something...or got an extra job and not waited. Love mine now.

I tend to buy quality stuff and overthink every part of what i do, so I dont really have any regrets other than that.

I will say that I won an excellent ice chisel when I was twelve at the snlwmobile races. Made by a local guy. I still haveit. A well designed ice chisel is a must for winter camping, trapping and ice fishing
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Re: If you could start over
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2017, 10:01:53 PM »
Yes, Hutchy.

Bill Conly of Wallace Lake, MB showed me that method in the early '80's. After decades of beaver trapping he jokingly figured he'd chopped through a quarter mile of ice! I thought the $10 multi-meter was a pretty neat alternative to messing with undisturbed sets.

There is often something new and effective just waiting to be noticed or tried.

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Re: If you could start over
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2017, 01:31:54 AM »
Works good on otter sets that typically sit for a long time. Nice trick.
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Re: If you could start over
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2017, 10:34:02 AM »
Yes, and for bait sets put further from the lodge to avoid trapping the young ones. Maybe when I retire I will be able to help out an older trapper I know in Nopiming - just as an excuse to be out in the bush :)

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Re: If you could start over
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2017, 12:17:37 AM »
Thank you all for your responses. I really appreciate the feed back and look forward to posting once I get out there...close to home for the first few anyway  ;)
Thanks again.

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Re: If you could start over
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2017, 08:29:49 AM »
Yes, and for bait sets put further from the lodge to avoid trapping the young ones. Maybe when I retire I will be able to help out an older trapper I know in Nopiming - just as an excuse to be out in the bush :)

That it is. I am building a cabin this spring on my line. I use snare poles if I do a baited set. I am not sure how to make that work for snare poles. But I bet there is a way. And it is indeed a good excuse to be out in the bush. I put my coy and wolf snare sites purposely a mile or two off any road just so I have to hike in. Netted a zero last night. Oh well. Good night for a walk at eighteen below!
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Re: If you could start over
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2017, 08:25:33 AM »
Slam dunk.  I would go right to Aunordunord’s  and Kaifus’ post on how to build a toboggan.  I have built a long birch toboggan, a couple of roll up sleds, and Emsco beast sleds.  Nothing works as well as th ANDN home built sled.
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Re: If you could start over
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2018, 09:07:30 PM »
Quote from reply 5
 of making the transition from cold tent camping to shelter w wood stove to finally my first proper canvas tent w stops along the way involving tarps (sorry Chimpac, didn't work for me)

When did you use my 4 corner peg, 4 corner pole, chimney center pole tarp pitch?