Sunday, September 25, 2011

Making Fire

Ray Mear's schools you in how to find water in the bush and start a fire using the aboriginal tribes methods.
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Surviving in the Rocky Mountains Part 2

I hate the cold.. not sure why this guy would volunteer to go through that.  Learn how to stay warm!

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Canada's National Parks

Skiing Banff
So, your headed to Canada's National Parks to get away from the everyday stress of the civilized world.  Where do you go?  The most popular National Parks in Canada are:
From hiking the numerous trails through the Rockies, to skiing in Banff, or seeing polar bears in Wapusk there are a lot of options. Follow the link to Nat Geo's article for more ideas.
These parks offer many opportunities for the back country souls who want to get out, backpack, hike, camp and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

                                                                                              <Originally from Backcountry Compass>
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Some of My Favorite Things

Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter The longest lasting, most durable filter on the market, the Katadyn Pocket Microfilter, provides up to 13,000 gallons of water. Used by militaries, relief organizations and professionals who use their filter regularly and must have the best.
Alps Mountaineering Vertex 4
The Vertex is a continuous pole design, free standing tent that is enhanced with 2 doors for easy entry and 2 vestibules for storing your gear and extra weather protection.
Garmin Rino 500Know exactly where you are at all times with the Garmin Rino 520HCx, featuring the precision of high-sensitivity GPS. This waterproof FRS/GMRS radio plus GPS navigator sports five watts of transmit power, a microSD card slot and a brilliant color display, along with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, so you'll never be lost again.
Optimus Crux Lite Backpacking Stove
The Optimus Crux Lite is equipped with the powerful burner of the Crux, but even lighter in weight as it does not have a folding mechanism. At only 72 grams (2.5 oz), our OPTIMUS CRUX LITE is one of the lightest stoves in the world.

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