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Winter Camping Clothing / Re: Anorak from Russia
« on: October 19, 2019, 01:25:02 pm »
Congrats! It will match your boots :)

I have a few meters of Russian military wool fabric (officer's sukno) waiting for me to retire and make a new outfit :)

Still, it is worth pondering why there has been such a decline in traffic on the site this year. If it is not the inconvenience of photo posting (it is still inconvenient), what is it?

I've seen it on other 'older' forums like this one, it's the social media and mobile, IMO.
Better more intuitive technology came along, it's not just pics, but that is a big part of it. Sad.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Where in the world is HOOP?
« on: April 25, 2019, 02:26:34 pm »
Isn't it sad in the modern world.. We meet people online, get to know them and then they drop off the face of the net and we have no idea...

Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: swedish long fire on deep snow
« on: March 29, 2019, 09:13:55 am »
Yes, I provided the link to Google video search results, just look at what you like.
You won't find Fedoseev, he ran his expeditions in 1930-s and died long time ago, well before youtube or google  :o

Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: swedish long fire on deep snow
« on: March 28, 2019, 10:28:02 pm »
don't know about Swedish fire, here's Russian

One writer (Fedoseev) describes how they were trying to build a fire in deep snow (IIRC someone was hypothermic) and it was sinking into the snow and going out, until they were saved by a local who came across the group and showed them how to build 2 logs one on top of the other fire.

Books, DVD's, Films and Magazines / Re: The Lure of the Labrador Wild
« on: March 26, 2019, 09:54:25 pm »
it is hard to comprehend how they made the mistakes they did...

I recall reading that no one wanted to even take them to the mouth of the river, the locals were 'too busy'. Wallace mentions that only one river was ever mentioned flowing into the lake, also it's mouth was obstructed by some islands and they paddled right by...
OTOH, it's amazing how well prepared Mina (the wife was) for her expedition.
She had maps of even George river. So clearly it was possible to get better info.

Books, DVD's, Films and Magazines / Re: The Lure of the Labrador Wild
« on: March 22, 2019, 07:35:49 am »
Thanks for the suggestion.
I read the first book and then the wife's book.
Both are available for free on Project Gutenberg site (no copyright, fully legal).
The wife (Mina) was clearly not happy with Wallace's depiction of her husband, not 100% sure why...
But what a woman! Married at 30+ (must have been an 'old spinster' back in 1900), lost her husband, at 35 accompanied by 3 Indians (technically 'breeds' and an Eskimo) (wearing 'short skirt' - ankle length) she completed her husband goal in record time; wrote a book, married another guy in England, had 3 children and was hit by a train at 86 or something. What a life! And she was an Ontarian to boot :)

Food and Cooking / Re: My New Superfood!
« on: March 09, 2019, 02:58:24 pm »
So you knocked off all the sugar only to fry it in butter?

Sugar is bad, butter is good (seriously).
Home made stollen is good staff. We have raisin bread here, toasted or made into french toast it's great :)

Trip Reports / Re: Lake Huron Flowerpot Islands
« on: March 08, 2019, 09:37:47 pm »
Is it just me, the pics are cropped to half... If I open them in a new tab (the source location) they look fine

bourbon that helps along the reminiscing time

Just cross the border, we legalized more potent substances to help reminiscing....
The tent and stove doors are awesome.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Winter backpack
« on: February 24, 2019, 09:13:02 am »
packs are highly personal choice...

I am a big guy, don't move super fast and I prefer comfortable carry over a bit of weight trimmed from the pack.

I've been looking for a new pack in 65 L size and I like Atmos and Gregory Baltoro,
I prefer the latter from trying them on, but haven't purchased yet.
Baltoro had slight mods in 2018, so I was waiting for this model to go on sale....
They have larger size too.

Here's an old Soviet movie if you have 90 min ;)

you can turn on Subs in youtube and autotranslate to English (or whatever)
download subs from here as .srt file (it's rar archive and it's safe, I checked)
click on
   download subtitles for movie Tayozhnaya povest

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Justin Barbour - youtube
« on: January 29, 2019, 11:32:39 am »
Thanks for mentioning, I will have a look.
It's getting pretty wintry here in S Ont in the last few days.
Finally we have the snow to ski on.
I had to grab snowshoes this morning to walk the dogs.

Trip Reports / Re: Ringing in 2019 in AP
« on: January 06, 2019, 10:35:32 am »
Great photos! Thanks for sharing.

Don't feel bad about an inbred wolf population that is not really as unique as some people say. 250 wolves, IF an accurate count, is a heck of a lot of wolves. Considering how they breed, the numbers can increase dramatically if the prey base is there to support it.

Thanks for chiming in on the wolves.
Not to turn this into a fight, but there are different opinions on Algonquin wolf.
Great pics BTW.

Tents and Shelters / Re: Great rental deal on tents and toboggans
« on: January 05, 2019, 10:08:11 am »
the prices are per calendar day, not per night!
you have to walk in 10 km or they can give you a lift for extra $ (not sure how many people they can move at one time).
Also, with their tripping season now I don't think they will be around much.

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