That is amazing, thank you for sharing. Having seen the replica of the Brendan Voyage ship its well worth the visit to see the craftsmanship
A friend uses a hypalon groundsheet which is almost indestructible. But the cost for that stuff is stupid. Last season I used a thermarest ridgerest solite, but think this season I will make some thing like yours.
Canada is pretty great for trips like that too. Even here in Nova Scotia we get...
I use a toboggan as soon as the snow is good enough. Used it for 4 weekend trips and one 8 day trip last year and I agree weight is less of an issue. It's the breathability and robustness to protect an air mattress etc.
16ft prospector design. Works well for adults and kids and ours works with the dog too. Works on flat water and some reasonable white water depending on skill set. Make would depend on cash and weight. Ours is old town prospector but that fit the intersection of price vs performance that year
A toss up between an issue ventile arctic smock and a great canvas wall tent.... now that is probably the gold medal winner just there wish I could have that one and modify it into a hot tent for winter camping.
That is a nice pack. had a very similar one as my first outdoor pack as a teenager. never knew it was a scout pack. it was a pass on through my uncles.
Mine had been modified with an axe loop. A soft pack like this made me really think about what I carried and how i packed it, helped no end...