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by Canadian Guy
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…
Replies: 24
Views: 2411

Re: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…

Sorry to hear your trip went south due to the bad weather but I agree with you that with every bad experience you learn lots.
by Canadian Guy
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tarp/poncho shelter bug solutions.
Replies: 15
Views: 2483

Re: Tarp/poncho shelter bug solutions.

Great review, two very different and interesting options. I like the looks of the Sea to Summit Mosquito Pyramid Net. I've been using a military issue one that may not be the most lightweight netting but works well. Under an Integral Designs Silwing tarp: http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g172/Canad...
by Canadian Guy
Mon May 23, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Camp Night Marker - Don't Lose the Camp!
Replies: 22
Views: 3906

Re: Camp Night Marker - Don't Lose the Camp!

Many years ago I got up at approximately 0300 out of my low pitched tarp shelter for a bathroom break and walked maybe 25-35M away to a suitable location and got turned around bad and could not find my shelter :shock: I was wearing only underwear and boots and it was a very dark summer night in nor...
by Canadian Guy
Sat May 21, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Backpack Hot Tenting. Water, Wood and Power!
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

Re: Backpack Hot Tenting. Water, Wood and Power!

Great overview of the "hot tent", interesting set-up inside the Paratipi with your stove and sleeping area at the front. I'll have to give that a try as I have always had my sleeping gear to the one side of the stove. Lots of White birch however for once didn't need the tinder. http://i113.photobuck...
by Canadian Guy
Sat May 21, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Camp Night Marker - Don't Lose the Camp!
Replies: 22
Views: 3906

Re: Camp Night Marker - Don't Lose the Camp!

Many years ago I got up at approximately 0300 out of my low pitched tarp shelter for a bathroom break and walked maybe 25-35M away to a suitable location and got turned around bad and could not find my shelter :shock: I was wearing only underwear and boots and it was a very dark summer night in nort...
by Canadian Guy
Sat May 07, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 24 hour search/'Go' kit
Replies: 30
Views: 2746

Re: 24 hour search/'Go' kit

Nice set-up.
by Canadian Guy
Sat May 07, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 20 dollar 2.5 oz. TOAKS Titanium fry pan. Chupacabra skull!
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: 20 dollar 2.5 oz. TOAKS Titanium fry pan. Chupacabra sku

Nice trip report and review, that does seem like a real nice UL pan.
I didn't know the Chupacabra's range included the NE States? Or are they moving north :shock:
by Canadian Guy
Thu May 05, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Fort McMurray Evacuated
Replies: 69
Views: 6189

Re: Fort McMurray Evacuated

The irony of being in the middle of an oil patch and not having fuel to run your vehicle should not be lost on most people. Ironic yes. That said the oil that is extracted in Ft McMurray is more like 120 to 200 weight gear oil than gasoline. It has to be heated to flow through the pipeline to the n...
by Canadian Guy
Thu May 05, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Fort McMurray Evacuated
Replies: 69
Views: 6189

Re: Fort McMurray Evacuated

Word today that the Daughter of our friends and her Husband lost their home and everything to the fire in Fort McMurray :(
They are safe in Edmonton.
by Canadian Guy
Wed May 04, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Fort McMurray Evacuated
Replies: 69
Views: 6189

Re: Fort McMurray Evacuated

We have friends in Fort McMurray and they had to evacuate, they are now fearing the worst in that their home may be destroyed. Definitely highlights the importance of having a "Bug out plan", sometimes there is no way you can "Bug-in".
by Canadian Guy
Sun May 01, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DIY Clip On Waterproof Bic Fire Starter Kit. Extra Duct Tape
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: DIY Clip On Waterproof Bic Fire Starter Kit. Extra Duct

Interesting, I have done other such tests on ER fire kits. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkt2pmHS3QA And also had much greater problems than when testing the same thing in the front yard. Succeeded there as well but it was harder. However everything was so much wetter still cold can creep up on a ...
by Canadian Guy
Sun May 01, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Day hike and testing some kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Re: !

I have not used one of these for a long while, or its heavier 10 man brother. But with the thick multi-layered walls one could get those nice and warm with a wood stove. Be nice to have one if I was staying in one spot for a long time. You know of a place with a stock of these for sale? I agree, ho...
by Canadian Guy
Sun May 01, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Day hike and testing some kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Re: Day hike and testing some kit

rsnurkle wrote: A "winter hammock sock"
Image (from link)
Nice set-up but I'll stick to the hot tent in the winter :)
by Canadian Guy
Sun May 01, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Day hike and testing some kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

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If you're looking at trekking alternatives for nut-blisteringly cold weather, you might consider a one-man tent and sleep system versus a hammock. A good tent will be easier to keep warm with your body heat than a hammock system, especially if you're able to lay a few inches of boughs or snow under...
by Canadian Guy
Sun May 01, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DIY Clip On Waterproof Bic Fire Starter Kit. Extra Duct Tape
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: DIY Clip On Waterproof Bic Fire Starter Kit. Extra Duct

Now that's a review! (the kitchen table review would have been much easier and warmer). I am wondering how much being cold affected your ability to carve out wax plug and pull out the cotton balls. Fine motor skills are one of the first things you lose when becoming hypothermic, pushing in the wax p...
by Canadian Guy
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Day hike and testing some kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Re: Day hike and testing some kit

What these guys have said is true. Pads (both inflatable and closed-cell foam) can work just fine in a hammock. They're generally more comfortable if the hammock is a double layer, since there's a kind of pocket between the two layers and you don't have the pad trying to slip out from under you dur...
by Canadian Guy
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Day hike and testing some kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Re: Day hike and testing some kit

Woods Walker wrote:Nice kit!
Lol...some may look familiar!
Definitely liking the Pointman pack, great size pack and Kifaru quality of course :D
by Canadian Guy
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Day hike and testing some kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Re: Day hike and testing some kit

Nice. Had a similar nap in my hammock when I was out for the night over the weekend. I have the same hammock. Prior to that I had the bottom entry version; but it was a PITA to use, moreso if one had to get out and take a few midnight liquid evacuations. I find sleeping in the hammock to be a bit o...
by Canadian Guy
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Day hike and testing some kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Day hike and testing some kit

Nice day for a hike on April 23rd in my parts (sunny and 8-10 C) so I loaded up my new Kifaru Pointman in Foliage Green and headed out to the local (small) Provincial Park, I got dropped off at 1430 and would phone to get extracted at the end :D . Started out on the trail but went cross-country afte...
by Canadian Guy
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hike with some new gear
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Hike with some new gear

The SS Emberlite is a good stove! I got one. In fact I misplaced my Core 4 so will be cracking it out again till that's either found or a new one is purchased. Glad I kept it. I'm liking it, seems to be easy to light and keep going. Boils up water quick enough. Stainless is a bit heavier then Titan...
by Canadian Guy
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hike with some new gear
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Hike with some new gear

Yes, I did replace the "belt/fanny bag" I had been using with the E & E pack. Testing it out to see how exactly I'll utilize it but am envisioning it being used to carry small items that I would carry for outdoors hiking/wilderness/survival either on its own as a daypack or attached to a larger pack...
by Canadian Guy
Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hike with some new gear
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Hike with some new gear

Got outside for a hike of about 5-6 Km in a local Conservation area, weather was sunny and around 8 C (46 F). Went off trail through the woods and stopped to sit and use some newly acquired kit. Emberlit Stainless Steel collapsible wood stove (a nice Christmas gift I received), this is the second ti...
by Canadian Guy
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Day hike and Day camp.
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: Day hike and Day camp.

Nice trip review and video, looks like your area is at least 2-3 weeks ahead into the spring season.
Too bad the bow-drill didn't work, it looked like it was a go at first.
I liked the wild scallions and steak dinner, outstanding :D

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