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post #16 of (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 11:31 AM
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Rather than list everything in my pack, I'll give you what is slightly different than what I'd carry in my regular backpack. There is a sleeping bag and pad in there.
Are you collecting any wild edibles yet? What do you usually do for food?
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post #17 of (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Are you collecting any wild edibles yet? What do you usually do for food?
I carry all my food. I have fished, collected berries, mushrooms, wild onions, and mint, and made chaga tea. I harvested some birch sap this spring and it was really good! To be honest, I know more about what can be eaten and used in BC's dry interior than I do our local rainforest. It would be cool to learn more about what I can find in the wild to eat but I probably wont go hardcore into depending on what I find to subsist on.

When there are organized bushcrafting outings, they usually involve a certain amount of teaching such as making friction fires, animal tracking, tanning leather, and knapping. There are two such trips planned here in BC this year near Kamloops, one this month and one in August.

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Any more info on those two trips near Kamloops? contact number? web site? Sounds like a good chance to brush up and learn new skills.
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Looks like the June one is over



but they have two more planned for August and Sep.

More info is available at http://www.survivalbill.ca
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As others have said Hikerboy, please find the time to share some of these bushcraft skills you have picked up and if you do any trips please share those with us as well.
You are after all the original gear ***** as I recall,lol. Wasn't it you with the wall of stoves photo that you posted a few years back now?
Good luck with your ailments and keep up the awesome attitude and spirit.
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Let us know where you go in Montana. That is my old stompin' ground.
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My dad is also a child of the Canadian Shield. I remember when we lived in northern Sask, he built his own fiberglass canoe and we used it for years. He had this old canvas ruck that I used to carry on all of our trips. In 2003 he moved and everything either got sold or tossed out. I wish I could have saved that old ruck so I could hang it on one of my walls. I was really happy to find that Duluth and Frost River still made that style of pack.

My Dad also made several pairs of those wood and rawhide Huron style snowshoes and we had traditional deer hide mukluks (made by the local Northern Cree) to go with them. I wish I could have saved those too!

Even up into my teens in BC we used to go out on hunting trips and set up a big lodgepole pine framed canvas tent with a woodstove in a basecamp.

I guess I'm trying to rekindle some of those memories with my current interest in bushcrafting and pay my father and his father some respect by trying to relearn some of the old skills.

If every kid had the opportunity to do that stuff the world would be a better place. Those that have are very fortunate. Thanks for sharing what you're up to these days, I for one would like to hear more.
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post #23 of (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 08:42 AM
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Looks like some very interesting courses offered. Thanks for the link. I will be checking some of those out.
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