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    Hunting in New Zealand

    Sound like you had a fantastic hunt Footsore. I enjoyed your trip report. Thanks for sharing!
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    Sweden - Pathfinder Survival Course with Dave Canterbury

    Hey! Hibrion, I'm envious! I've wanted to take one of Dave's courses for years. Look like you did everything right. In regards to @janne comments. I think their just jealous! One of the most important activities as bushcrafters is FIRE. With fire we have something to purify...
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    Yukon River Adventure

    Hi! C_Claycomb, It wasn't that much paddling seeing the river averages from 10 to 12 kilometers and hour. There was lots of time stopping to sightsee and fish. The three other guys had already spent a week practicing their bushcrafting skills. In the evenings around the fires I did a...
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    Yukon River Adventure

    Hey! Leshy, I tried to post the pictures. But I'm just not tech savy. Tried a few thing and it didn't work. If you want to see the pic's. Check out the link in the first post. As to Marc (Valetudoguy) I haven't heard from him since just after we all got home. I'm gonna send him an...
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    Yukon River Adventure

    Saturday, June 17th, 2017 Up again at 5am to a beautiful sunny morning. It rain over night and the group tarp was touching the ground filled with water. Got the fire started and the coffee going. Then I untied one side of the tarp and emptied all the water. Everyone was up early for...
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    Yukon River Adventure

    Friday, June 16th, 2017 Woke again at 5am to rain and went back to sleep until 6. Still raining. At 7:15 it was still raining. Got up packed and got the fire and coffee going. Dennis, Sabastian and Fabian were at the fire by 7:45, Fabian got breakfast started of scratch pancakes. We...
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    Yukon River Adventure

    Thursday, June 15th, 2017 Cold this morning! Up at 5am, stuck my arms out of the sleeping bag to stretch, it was COLD! Stayed in my bag reading until 6:30am. Had to get up couldn’t hold it any longer. Cold, rain and fog. Got the fire and coffee going to warm up. Dennis showed up...
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    Yukon River Adventure

    Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 Up again at 5am. Sore all over!! Went back to sleep till 6:30am. Packed up then got the fire and coffee going. Found the basket this time for the percolator. Fabian got to the fire at 7am and started breakfast of Sausage, onions, bacon and eggs in one pot...
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    Yukon River Adventure

    Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 Awoke at 5am to RAIN. Packed my gear and left it in my tent. Went to start the fire, but Dennis was already up with the fire going but no coffee on. So got the water on to boil, but couldn’t find the centre for the percolator. So made cowboy coffee using the...
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    Yukon River Adventure

    Sunday, June 11th Up at 5 AM to beautiful sunshine and high winds. Breakfast wasn’t until 7:30 so I did a little exploring and made a rack to air out my sleeping bag. The other gentlemen didn’t get back from their hike until late so they were sleeping in. I headed up to Fabian and...
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    Yukon River Adventure

    Yukon River Wilderness Canoe Trip I’ve been back from the Yukon Territory in Canada, from a canoe trip down the Yukon River with “Bushcraft Yukon” for a couple of months. But haven’t had a chance to post my trip report. So here it is. Everyone calls Alaska the last frontier. The...
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    Yukon River Adventure

    Hi! Everyone, Sorry, it's taken so long to post my trip down the Yukon River with "Bushcraft Yukon". I've tried to upload pictures to this post. But, I'm just not tech savvy enough. So I've added a link to “BushcraftUSA Forum” with the Trip Report. The link follows. One thing for...
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    Invite: 2017 Yukon Bushcraft Camp/Course & Canoe Trip (June 2017)

    Hey! ValeTudoGuy, You might not get to talk bushcraft. Though if there are any backpackers there can always talk about that. Have a good trip over! See you in just over a week. :cool:
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    Invite: 2017 Yukon Bushcraft Camp/Course & Canoe Trip (June 2017)

    Evening! ValeTudoGuy, You might want to check out the C & N Backpackers Hostel. https://ca.hotels.com/ho454079/?q-check-out=2017-06-03&FPQ=1&q-check-in=2017-06-02&WOE=6&WOD=5&q-room-0-children=0&pa=1&tab=description&JHR=1&q-room-0-adults=1&YGF=3&MGT=1&ZSX=0&SYE=3 The price is $ 29.00...
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    Invite: 2017 Yukon Bushcraft Camp/Course & Canoe Trip (June 2017)

    Hey! ValeTudoGuy, It's almost time for you to jump on the plane heading for the Yukon. Enjoy yourself, next week at the bushcraft course. I'll see you on June 10th.
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    Economical Light-Weight Wool Pants

    I've been using one pair at least every weekend for the last month and they work great! :dancer: The last three weekends I've used them while canoeing. After threating the pants with lanolin they don't seem to stay wet for very long. They are very comfortable for all day use. I'll let you...
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    Invite: 2017 Yukon Bushcraft Camp/Course & Canoe Trip (June 2017)

    Hey! ValeTudoGuy, In the next couple of years when my kids get older. This is the canoe I really want to purchase! http://pakboats.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86&Itemid=147 Here is a video of Lars Monsen using one to cross northern Canada with it...
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    Invite: 2017 Yukon Bushcraft Camp/Course & Canoe Trip (June 2017)

    ValeTudoGuy, Were you able to get out in a canoe this past weekend? Or is this something you'd like to do in your area later this year?
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    Invite: 2017 Yukon Bushcraft Camp/Course & Canoe Trip (June 2017)

    Hey! Fellow Canuck, Good point. ValeTudoGuy should just ask look for bushcrafters in the Vancouver area.
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    Invite: 2017 Yukon Bushcraft Camp/Course & Canoe Trip (June 2017)

    Evening! ValeTudoGuy, You should post something to the Bushcraft USA forum. There are a lot of members on that site that live in Britsh Columbia. Before I signed up for this trip, I would only come to the Bushcraft UK site once a month or so. Now I'm over here daily reading and posting.