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Winter Camping Clothing / Mukluk insoles/reflectics
« on: January 12, 2015, 09:48:40 am »
Hi folks I have a small experiment going the wool felt insoles in my Steager Mukluks always tend to migrate sideways under the liner, creating a cold spot and tough to walk lol. So last night I got to thinking that I could use Reflectics insulation and some gorilla tape to fab some double thick insoles, well after a bit of cut and tape I seem to have air ride suspension lol and do not feel any cold, I tested them bare foot standing on a concrete pad in -35c with NO cold transfer from the ground. Good results thus far cheers Grizz.

Hey guys I know there are a lot of us from Ont and I am wondering if any of you have had run in's with MNR about having Firearm's while camping . I am from Manitoba and called MNR yesterday and spoke to one of the officer's there in charge of the area that we are going to be in this weekend about legalities involving bringing a 22 Lr rifle with us as part of our survival gear.

This is what was told to me If I am stopped by a officer while having the gun out of the case for any reason IE slung over my shoulder, that it would be looked upon as if I was hunting and could have repercussions due to the fact that I do not have Ont hunting license of any kind . Now this makes sense as it would appear that I "could" be hunting. So my question to him was If the Gun stays lashed to the sled cased for emergency purposes and was stopped what would happen, the response I was told was less than encouraging and that it would be up to me to "Prove" that I would not be hunting ????. So does that mean that It is Unlawful to be in possession of a firearm in Ont without a Hunting license  even though you have a valid PAL and Hunter's safety or equivalent.

What about using the 22 for target practice or plinking, Does Ont have different laws that say you need to be on a approved range to target shoot. Here in Manitoba you can simply go to the local crown land areas and shoot all day and the only time you get checked is to make sure you are following firearms laws. The conservation officer is not going to assume that you are Hunting if you are plinking in the pits LOL.

Just trying to get all my ducks in a row, and all in put is welcomed thanks cheers Grizz.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Werner Lake area Trip
« on: February 04, 2013, 04:54:24 pm »
Grizz here I am planning a trip for a few days possibly in late February Early march to Explore the lakes around Werner Lake in Ontario, I have Talked to MNR directly about use of the area and the road and according to MNR the Road is off limits to travel. However If access is gained to the area Via water ways we can travel across it but not traverse it IE travel on it. MNR is E-Mailing me a map of the restricted area so we know where not to go. I am going to ask if foot traffic is also restricted and clarify a few more things before the trip is a go. stay tuned Cheers Grizz.   

Winter Camping Photos and Videos / Photo edit testing thread
« on: January 29, 2013, 11:52:33 am »
Hi guy's and gals just wanted to test some editing and needed a spot to view some may be large some may be small if this is un acceptable please let me know or delete the thread thanks Grizz.

Group Trip Planning / Second Winnipeg area winter trip
« on: January 15, 2013, 10:23:23 am »
I'm Jone's in for another trip soon location does not matter open to suggestions, and maybe add a day. I was thinking about taking the Caddy lake canoe route north as far as we want and camp on shore there are a few spots. Or we could take West hawk lake via East shore to little Indian bay, there is a warming shelter there ans I think travel distance is about 6-7 km on the lake.  My work schedule is somewhat flexible so during the week is OK the only week that in no good is the week of Feb 16 this is Sonja's B-day however I'm sure she will want to go to. Lets make some plans Cheers Grizz.

Food and Cooking / Dehydrating meals
« on: December 27, 2012, 09:17:23 am »
I have a Nesco dehydrator and do jerky  and fruit but am now wanting to do full meals Ie stew and other meals. Was wondering if I should dehydrate from raw ingredients or cook the stews and then strain and dehydrate. Is there one way better than the other, Veggies done from raw still require cook time and am hoping that pre cooking will speed up in field cooking. cheers Grizz.

Food and Cooking / cooking pans for wood stoves
« on: November 30, 2012, 02:59:15 pm »
Recently I purchased a GSI fry pan for use on my wood stove and the first meal I cooked the Teflon coating flaked. Is this common with Teflon or just bad pan, I used to have a hard anodized pot set that was great but cooking bacon and eggs in a pot sucks and I have not seen aluminum anodized pans around much. I sandblasted the Teflon off the pan and was just going to cook on the steel of course it is not stainless so any ideas on rust control. or where I can get a light packable pan. thanks Grizz. 

Snowshoeing Discussion / Scouts Canada Snow shoe repairs
« on: November 22, 2012, 12:04:02 pm »
Hi there all Grizz. here the local Cub scout group 1st Transcona Cubs/Scouts here in Winnipeg is in need of some repairs to their old wood and rawhide snowshoes. I have picked through them and there are approximately a dozen or so that have broken web's and some other small repairs. The frames are in good shape so I am doing some volunteer work on them, I have 6 good pairs that need varnish but I am looking for options for replacing the web's. If anyone in our community has some time and experience with traditional lacing and would like to volunteer their time to re lace some it would be greatly appreciated. The costs of the materials would be paid for and if your like me the kids smiles are payment enough for my time. If anyone knows of a reasonable repair service in Canada please pass on the link. I am going to call snowshoe sales and repairs and see what they will charge. Thanks Grizz.   

Classifieds / Eukeka fifth season tent for sale
« on: June 22, 2012, 07:21:55 pm »
My wife and I are selling a used eureka fifth season tent. all the poles are in great shape and there is no rips or tears in the fabric. There is some slight discoloration from some mould that formed in the summer but has been killed and there is no smell from it just some stains. We no longer go on ice climbing trips over night and no longer require a tent of this size. It is a 2 man with 2 vestibules one small and a full size, 2 doors and is a exo skeleton design with carabiners for the set up good with gloves on LOL. It weighs around 12 lbs and has 2 stuff sacks so one could split up the weight, the inner body is also removable and could be moded for a small stove with some creativity. the cost of the tent was $1100.00 NEW ASKING $450.00 obo BUYER PAYS SHIPPING.

SOMEONE here should give this great tent a good home I will try to post some pics

Cheers Grizz.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Bushcraft tips tricks and gear
« on: March 21, 2012, 07:49:43 pm »
Hey guys and gals I'm wondering if we should create a section for Bushcraft for us winter minded folks. I know there are other forums dedicated to this topic but I was thinking of more winter and shoulder season tips and tricks to share. reading alot of the posts seems that bushcraft is growing in popularity within our community, is it worth having a dedicated area on this forum for this what do ya all think cheers Grizz.

Trip Reports / Werner Lake Ontario over night
« on: March 11, 2012, 06:50:20 pm »
Hi all Grizz here this past weekend a friend and I took our sleds onto Werner Lake Ontario from the Manitoba side at Davidson Lake. We took the davidson east to the portage route and then up the mine road all the way to the 2000 acare private property that my friend's uncle and 2 other people own great place. However these land owners are denied access to their land by the MNR unless they apply for a special access permit which may or may not be granted to them now the the problem comes in because the Road that starts at the Manitoba side at Davidson Lake is designated RESTRICTED ACCESS not sure why but apparently talking to locals the MNR have ticked people for using the road by any travel means. including yes WALKING now in my personal opinion the MNR is woefully violating our rights as Canadains a few years ago they gave the daughter of one of the owners a 200 $ fine for going in on skis with a sled in tow the last time I checked the government need a reason to close or restrict travel IE  FIRE HAZARD as was the case this past summer fair enough saftey reasons I get it but this road has been "CLOSED" for many years . There is a old mine site that has been filled in and a few buildings that no one cares about or even goes to so why close the only access point to this lake and the MNR have even harrased one of the guys that lives up there on the private land all winter as a caretaker for the cottagers they have fined him taken fishing tackle traps 22rifle knives and even food why we don't know the guy even had a sustance hunter's licence not sure whats really going on here.  has any body had similar problems with the MNR in there travels. OK enough rant sorry folks here are a few pics of the area enjoy.

the mine site

got snow

not drunk honest

core sample stacks

as for the MNR nowwhere to be found as I would have something to say about my rights to FREE AND UN OBSTRUCTED TRAVEL IN CANADA LOL
but no joke if anyone here works for the MNR please inlighten me as to why and if anyone has had similar issues please post in this thread thanks and cheers Grizz.

Trip Reports / Whiteshell Epinet portage
« on: February 26, 2012, 11:25:44 pm »
Chris and I went to the whiteshell for a overnight gear shake down we went up stream to the epinet portage on the way to francis lake access was real easy right off the 44 hyw just passed caddy the stream was well frozen and no slush and may provide for a longer trip next time a few things I found out are that my wanaggan is way too big and 2 Pounds of bacon is too much even for me. the sleds pulled great and was all fresh snow no previous tracks which made for a good tracking test My pup faired well and she lerned to nibble the ice balls from her paws. the stove put out lots of heat but I will be changing the leg configuration and conecting the front and rear legs so they do not sink into the ground. the tent Chris made worked very well good size for two and pets distance in was 2.5 K not far but good there will be pics to follow chers Grizz.

Saws, Axes, Knives, Cutting Tools / Silky saws
« on: February 16, 2012, 06:14:27 pm »
I just purchaced a silky gomboy 240 med teeth saw from Lee Valley in Winnipeg I used to use a Bacho Laplander all the time but there are a few faults to it there is too much plastic and the blades seem to slowly loose there cutting efficiency But for a folding  saw they are good much better than the sierra saw from cohglans now the silky has a much better blade and more agressive teeth and are available in more sizes and tooth configuration fine med coarse thei makes it more configurable as you could get the blades seperatly if there was a need I will use it this weekend and report back on it's performance so if you like floding saws check out cheers Grizz.

Classifieds / RCMP Buffalo coat
« on: February 15, 2012, 01:40:53 pm »
Jaime Cline at Marway militaria in Winnipeg has a 1930's RCMP buffalo 3/4 length coat in perfect condition in her shop for 2500.00 I have seen it in person and it is the real deal so if anyone is interested you could contact her at [email protected] they also have some select wool shirts and pants mostly smaller sizes a lot of there products are not listed on their site but could send a e-mail and ask they are good people and I like to support small businesses thanks Grizz.

Winter Camping Photos and Videos / Help with avatar
« on: February 14, 2012, 08:34:22 pm »
Does anyone know how you use pics from photo bucket and use them as youe avatar on this site thanks in advance Grizz.

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