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Classifieds / Re: 10x12 wall tent for sale
« Last post by Moondog55 on February 12, 2019, 08:11:23 PM »
Full internal frame?
I often take Audible books on my trips. This was a good and sobering listen.

Publisher's Summary:

In the wilderness, one false step can make the difference between a delightful respite and a brush with death.

On a beautiful summer afternoon in 1998, Dan Stephens, a 22-year-old canoeist, was leading a trip deep into Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park. He stepped into a gap among cedar trees to look for the next portage - and did not return. More than four hours later, Dan awakened from a fall with a lump on his head and stumbled deeper into the woods, confused.

Three years later, Jason Rasmussen, a third-year medical student who loved the forest's solitude, walked alone into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on a crisp fall day. After a two-day trek into a remote area of the woods, he stepped away from his campsite and made a series of seemingly trivial mistakes that left him separated from his supplies, wet, and lost, as cold darkness fell.

Enduring days without food or shelter, these men faced the full harsh force of wilderness, the place that they had sought out for tranquil refuge from city life. Lost in the Wild takes listeners with them as they enter realms of pain, fear, and courage, as they suffer dizzying confusion and unending frustration, and as they overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles in a race to survive.

Classifieds / Re: 10x12 wall tent for sale
« Last post by Mark.r.osmond on February 12, 2019, 03:27:43 PM »
It has windows on both sides. Double door and stove jack.
I heard that was the reason Dan Cooke came up with his multicolour tarps,they are more eyecatching than a single block of colour.

I believe a key piece of advice is to stay put and close to your vehicle, must take a lot of patience to sit and wait.
Just to add to BV's comment re- bright colours. 

Years ago I trained as a spotter for CASARA.  Flew a few training missions with 402 out of Winnipeg including an actual tasking as well.

A Fire, good and Smokey, is the best to spot someone.  Bright colours as well as anything unusual is attention getting.  stay on the edge of a clearing, lake is best.  Green boughs in an SOS on snow. 

A dead snow machine sitting on a lake is a good visual reference.

People wanting to get found are usually easy to spot,  but not in heavy timber. 
Classifieds / Re: 10x12 wall tent for sale
« Last post by troutfisher! on February 12, 2019, 01:30:09 PM »
Classifieds / 10x12 wall tent for sale
« Last post by Mark.r.osmond on February 12, 2019, 01:09:22 PM »
We have a 10x12 wall tent with 5 ft side walls that is not getting the use it needs. The tent was purchased from Canvas Tent Shop in 2017. Tent is in excellent condition. We will have it set up at Winter in the wild at Algonquin over this long weekend on site 33 of you are there and want to take a look. $800 firm.  Located in London Ontario.
I prefer a bothy bag over a bivy as an emergency shelter. Easier to sit up and eat/read and usable by more than one person. They are usually made in bright colours so more visible to SAR.

Use a big pile of spruce boughs for ground insulation.
Finally got sound on my computer and watched. Neat snowmobile. A few questions tho
Why only 2 ice screws and not 3 to run equalized with a runner?
I know this gear is for your individual situation but no bright coloured tarp as dual purpose shelter and / or signal panel?
Totally with you on the OR bivvy but how would you stop the cold when lying on the ground? Is the plan to use the rucksack as ground insulation?
What did impress me is the Boreal wool anorak being windproof enough to use as an outer garment at those speeds with no outer shell
Snowshoeing Discussion / Re: Looking for advice re large snowshoes
« Last post by Okanagan on February 11, 2019, 02:58:57 PM »
FWIW update.  I bought a pair of GV Wide Trail snowshoes in 12x42.  Have only seriously used them once and I like them.   I had no trouble with the width, nor with length.  Wish they were longer, :) but think that they are the best compromise for my use.

Really appreciated the knowledge folks on this site shared with me.  Your hard won experience saved me much of the hard part.

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