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Offline White Wolf

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Winter is almost here
« on: August 04, 2009, 08:23:53 am »
Ok Yes it is early BUT..... winter will soon be here and what are you planning to do this time.

For me I have a small list worked out
                 1) build a hot tent (now have the material and plans to do this)
                 2) Build a stove
                 3) Plan a few trips.( 2 night and also a 4 night trip)
                 3) Scout them out for winter camps and land access
                 4) Make another anorak (single layer found the two layer one very heavy)
                 5) Work on the idea of a Winter gathering for us "northern " people
                 6) purchase some new winter clothing( 2nd pair wool pants and winter boots)
There are a few other things to do and work on but the list is only a start.

So what are you planning ?

Jeff
Kenora

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Re: Winter is almost here
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2009, 12:29:37 pm »
Finish the stainless steel cylinder stove.

Finish the pole & harness system for my pulk.

Purchase some wool duffel liners for my True North mukluks from Empire

Plan my trips.

I'd certainly be interested in an outing in the Kenora - Dryden area

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Re: Winter is almost here
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 10:36:28 pm »
Flatbow

Cool would be great to have you along. Any ideas that you may have send them to me.

Started to work on this last year and i hope it can go this year (2009-2010)

Now if Harlen  Rob and Hoop can do it it should be a good time.

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Re: Winter is almost here
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 07:51:32 am »
Had a great dream about winter camping last night, off the Budd Car, tent setup and what's for dinner......MEAT!

Don't forget a 2nd pair of liners for the winter boots, they are handy to have one drying while one is getting wet.

I've got the tent to do , stove, spar on the shoes, and a few things to tweak as well as hopefully go explore some winter camping locations or go back to a known location to do some cleanup of what the snow covered.

It's a little early, still working on the Summer things to start/finish. Like canoeing!!
« Last Edit: August 05, 2009, 07:54:32 am by Georgi »
IN ICE WE TRUST ,In Snow we must, go camp in frozen Country. With axe and Saw for Timber is Law, to make our homes more comfy
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Re: Winter is almost here
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009, 10:46:14 am »
WW,

PM'd you with some lake suggestions, but almost any lake within the Kenora-Dryden-Red Lake region should be great in the winter time as long as it is not in the path of a major snowmobile trail.

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Re: Winter is almost here
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009, 02:26:25 am »
i want to say about winter.
Winter time is full of light,
Winter time is big and bright,
Winter time is full of fun,
Winter time has lots of sun,
Winter time is full of fruits,
Winter time is time to be free,
that's why Winter time is for me.

i love winter

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Re: Winter is almost here
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009, 06:04:36 pm »
Buy a tent, a small cotton one with a wood stove. Pick up my handmade smoke tanned mitts and mukluks, ordered a couple of good quality wool shirts from LL Bean, throw out the last of the polypro, find a source for cotton windpants,  try out the new wool skivvies and well, wait and wait and wait.

Frost on the window today in God's country.

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Re: Winter is almost here
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2009, 06:26:14 pm »


I'd certainly be interested in an outing in the Kenora - Dryden area

Yes, this would be a great way to spend a few days. I will start a new thread on the subject and see what we can put together.  With months to plan this, we may be able to make this happen!

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Re: Winter is almost here
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2009, 07:44:42 pm »
going crazy here! we are nearly setting record high temps everyday this week!  I need cold weather- NOW

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Re: Winter is almost here
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2009, 09:07:55 am »
I've been spending an hour every day peddling 11 or 12 miles on the exercise bike, and the knob turned to its highest resistance, in anticipation of this winter's snowshoeing. A stress test at the hospital shows me in the fittest form now, just before my 60th birthday, and I am come as a child, giddy for the upcoming snows.

In the meanwhile, I'm attempting to bait in a black bear for the winter larder; in early November there will be the fall deer hunt, and when the deer hunt has finished, begin laying out my snowshoe trails and setting snares for foxes, coyotes, and hares.
“It is tedious to live; it is tedious to die; it is tedious to c**p in deep snow”
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Re: Winter is almost here
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2009, 11:15:07 am »
Hello all,

I'm up for the following:

1. New toboggan harness.
2. New/smaller tent with smaller stove- for solo trips
3. Better ice chisel- Probably made by a local.
4. Replace snowshoe bindings.
5. Try a tension kite on a trip with skis.

Cheers,

Kevin
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