My sort of backpacking … 🙂 Winter backpacking requires more of everything: More warmth, more insulation, more gear, more equipment, etc. Sleeping pads used for winter backpacking are no different. A person can have a -20F bag but if they… Continue Reading →
Getting to grips with hand-drill. Photo: Paul Kirtley. Excellent article by Paul Kirtley Hand drill is an elegantly simple technique of fire-lighting. Yet it is commonly seen as a more advanced technique of friction fire-lighting than the bow-drill method. This… Continue Reading →
This is very likely true, I know several places where there are too many deer for the habitat to support so not only is the habitat deteriorating but the deer are getting sickly too. Back in the Ice Age and… Continue Reading →
This is good … Hot tenting beats cold camping, hands down. I remember the trip that changed everything for me. I was “cold camping” in Algonquin park, sleeping in my four-season tent at the end of a long and cold… Continue Reading →
Very good article … Here’s a question for a mid-afternoon daydream: if you suddenly found yourself stranded in Scottish woodland in January, could you find anything to eat? Even in the dampest conditions, it’s possible to light a fire with… Continue Reading →
Robin Wood. Robin has just recreated this, smashing piece of work and fascinating history. His blog’s really worth following.
Fabulous pictures – very envious of you, Paul Kirtley, would love to see the originals. Tom Thomson’s Art and the Canadian Wilderness.