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Trip Reports / trip report (not mine) from Siberia (in Russian)
« on: December 23, 2017, 11:03:59 pm »
I posted this guy's trips before and at least some forumites found them interesting,
so here it goes again

Please note this nut (I kinda of know him) spent 7 days travelling from Moscow to Siberia, the last leg being 150 km (90 mi) drive on snowmobiles into the middle of nowhere, where he was left at -30 C for a while.
I don't know if he had any means of communication planned, but turned out cell/internet worked there! (Russia has much better coverage, than NA)

If you have questions - ask away.

Classifieds / REI down jacket boys size 14-16 new with tags
« on: December 03, 2016, 10:53:14 pm »
$60 cad shipped in Canada
$50 usd shipped to US

Classifieds / One Man Crosscut Saw 31" new $110 shipped
« on: November 21, 2016, 10:38:27 am »

Fire and Woodstoves / wood stove safety?
« on: November 13, 2015, 07:04:09 pm »
I read the sticky in this section about safety.
I presently do not winter camp. I am considering hot tenting. In the past I have slept in tents and huts with burning wood stove. I also know a lot of people who do this while hunting and sleeping in wall tents.
I'd like to understand what are the dangers of running the stove overnight?
It's not that I am insisting on sleeping with fire burning, I'd like to understand the perceived dangers, which is useful for the waking hours too. I mean it only takes few minutes to burn down a tent and bad things happen fast.

I'll list here, what I can think of

1. CO - as long as there's draft, we're ok, right?
2. Pipe separation - do not attach the pipe to stationary objects, may be more of a problem with lightweight stoves?
3. Starting a fire by placing combustibles too close (tent, clothing/boots, wood) - pretty obvious - don't place the stuff too close or the stove too close to the walls.

If there was discussion on that in the past, I couldn't find it.

Tents and Shelters / canvas fabric - what do u think about this one?
« on: September 11, 2015, 09:42:37 am »
Having read about the mythical Egyptian sail canvas, I've been looking for the fabric.
I can get the following from the home country (they get it from an unknown supplier in Eastern Europe or India...)

If someone who knows about fabrics could decipher the following:

100%  cotton,  36/2*36/2 plain, 91*71,  220 г/ м2 (6.5 oz/y2) water resistant coating

36/2*36/2 must be the size of the thread 36 and 2 of them together..?

plain means not twisted?

91*71 has to be the density..?

150 cm wide (60")
Comes in khaki or black colour
I was thinking about green for the hot tent. I am sure white is nicer for the tent, but khaki should do, right?
After all in the winter it's dark most of the day anyways, so there's no light coming in.

My quick calc shows that for simple 8x10 A (wedge) tent with 10% allowance for seems (no hardware, no what da ya call them bottom things covered by snow?) it will need 27 sq yards or 11 lbs of fabric. Makes sense?

The price (there) is pretty good CAD$5.2/m2, so the fabric will cost approx CAD115, which sounds comparable to someone's project described here from painters drop cloth from HD. Now I wonder wich one is a better option..? This canvas is definitely stronger.


I will try making mitts. Probably good for moccasins too.
Size and thickness varies, so it's best to pick and choose in person or at least call the store.

General Winter Camping Discussion / winter trekking in Russia
« on: March 01, 2015, 07:16:43 pm »
I don't know if you're at all interested, I will share this.
Here's someone I know taking 2 weeks winter holidays in NW Russia.
2 days walk to get to his 'shelter'.
Some of you may have seen his previous 'expeditions' and the process of building the shelter.
It was discussed on sites like bushcraft.
If it doesn't belong here, let me know and I will stop trying to bridge the old world and the new.
As someone who travelled a lot, I find it exciting to find out about other places and people, but not everyone shares that :)
The writing is in Russian, you could read it by using google translate, but the pics tell the story.
If you have any questions, I will be delighted to answer them.

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