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Snowshoeing Discussion / Re: Norwegian snow shoe Fimbulvetr ?
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:28:29 am »
I use either 14X48 Faber Huron or GV Wide Trail. In deep snow and relatively flat terrain the traditional wood can't be beat. The 12X42 Wide Trails work well off the trail and really shine in hills where the crampons in the bindings add traction.

Winter Camping Clothing / Re: neo over shoes
« on: January 30, 2018, 12:59:00 pm »
I'm on my second pair of Adventurers for camping and first pair of Travellers for city wear. Both are great. I use the Adventurers over mukluks, felt liners and light hikers. They are great in slush to keep my feet dry and warm.

I've crossed a few times in the summer. You don't have to report to Canada Border Security but you do have to report to US Customs when you return to Minnesota. There is a sizable fine if you fail to report to US Customs.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: The Best Ground Cloth?
« on: February 04, 2016, 07:53:55 am »
I use a painters drop cloth waterproof on one side. It isn't as slippery as a poly tarp.

I've used several Coleman stoves including the single burner 400, multi-fuel Peak One and a brass tank 2 burner stove. If the stove is used as explained in the owners manual they are great safe stoves. There has been lots of good advise about leather pumps, using quality oil and Coleman Fuel. I learned a trick at the Northern Tier BSA Okpik program. We used lighting paste or tablets to warm the generator. A warm generator avoids the exploding stoves some people experience. Coleman isn't the only good stove, any stove will work as long as you follow the instructions.

It's been a few years since I was around Haliburton in the winter. Winterdance ran a great program with people friendly dogs. There website is still up with the same owners.

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