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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Dec 2012 trip
« on: November 26, 2012, 09:44:28 pm »
Did I miss "where" you are going? Because I can't believe anybody's got their sled yet, no where neat the depth needed.  I mean we (North Bay ON) just got snow 2 days ago, and only a cm or 2?

Just saying...  curious is all...

Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Kenya Stove
« on: November 26, 2012, 09:37:21 pm »
thanks for that, I think I am getting closer to picking up a "twig stove" at some point, but still hanging on to my 20yr old msr whisperlite, but the simplicity of a twig stove...... 8)

thanks again for taking the time to share your thoughts with pictures...

Trip Reports / Re: Two Videos of Deep Freeze 2011
« on: March 09, 2011, 06:09:37 pm »
"Ear rings"?  Oh, that's Marc, not me.  lol

Trip Reports / Two Videos of Deep Freeze 2011
« on: March 08, 2011, 02:32:22 pm »
I whipped together two videos of CCR's Deep Freeze 2011.  Not really a trip report per se, no music or narrative.  But I think it might make you feel like you were there?  If not Marc's dancing will be sure to make you laugh!

 Not sure how to put the actual video here, but I think the links work?  Enjoy, (I hope).


Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: Canvas Wedge Hot Tent with a hammock
« on: February 15, 2011, 11:46:39 pm »
Oh that's good, that's really good....  Ya I like that!

Books, DVD's, Films and Magazines / Re: The Last Trapper Movie
« on: February 14, 2011, 08:28:45 am »
Enjoyable.  I thought it was a documentary for while, then the cheesy dialogue and camera angles gave it away.  But still, enjoyable.

Trip Reports / Re: Campfire at Gariepy Ravine
« on: February 13, 2011, 10:01:24 am »
Thanks for that.

I was out yesterday for a few hours.  I should take pictures more often, even when they are not spectacular, or of an expedition, because I realize now that even simple pictures are worth looking at.  At least I really enjoy them, so thanks for sharing and inspiring.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Little off topic Thin Ice video
« on: February 13, 2011, 09:56:55 am »
That was pretty cool.  Then when I saw him jumping in with skates on I was thinking this guy's nuts, then EUREKA!!  the vodka came out!  IT all made sense!

Still, pretty cool!

Trip Reports / Re: 2 Night Trip to Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park
« on: February 12, 2011, 06:03:58 pm »
One more week and I can share similar pictures!  Can't wait.  Thanks for priming me up!

hmm...  I think I like this better than a quinzee that I would have normally made. 

I would figure the benefits would be:  less likely to collapse, less work to make, and with some modification, you probably could warm it up more than 0'c with out the roof dripping melt water on your face and gear.

Thanks for sharing.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: stove all-nighter?
« on: February 05, 2011, 10:19:51 am »
Hmm...  ya that's a tricky one! ???

Other than heaters, I am completely stumped, sorry!

Trip Reports / Re: Deep Snow& Fire. More Exploring in the Boreal
« on: February 05, 2011, 10:18:01 am »
"Harlan's got a girlfriend"!!  "Harlan's got a girlfriend"!! ;D

Ahh just kidding, just so used to seeing your pictures and videos without anyone else.  As much as I love to go out solo, it's still best shared.  Just like you TR's, I am glad you share them. 

Thanks again... 

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: stove all-nighter?
« on: February 05, 2011, 09:39:34 am »
A stove will not stay hot all night on it's own.  As mentioned you'd have to keep it stoked every couple of hours, which could make for a rough sleep.

What is the nature of your device?  Could it fit in your sleeping bag?  Possibly at the foot end of it?  Could you modify it some how?  Wrap it up?  Could you put it in a "cooler" (but to actually keep it warm for a while).  You could put a hot water bottle in the cooler with the device to keep it warm even longer still?  Could even bring a battery pack and heating device?  Or you could even bring a propane heater?  I know a 1lb bottle will go 7 hours.  Depending on the device, and the tolerating temperature range, maybe even bury it in the snow should keep the device around 0 degrees??  Just some suggestions on the top of my head - may or may not be useful depending on what it is you are protecting.

Some of these options will certainly make your over all gear weight heavier, but it all depends on the nature of your trip, and your device, and what ever modification you make to accommodate the device?

Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: Radiant Tent Candles
« on: January 29, 2011, 10:10:16 am »
Without trying to sound like a pessimist, but how can the claim "burns brighter" be accurate?  But if is true, then I am interested as well.  But at present, I am doubtful.

If one were to claim it to be brighter, wouldn't it burn quicker too?  Too quick to be useful?  

Is the wick a different material other than the normal cotton?

I would love to hear/read peoples supporting claims.  As maybe I'll have to stock one these as well.


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