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  1. Tarp?

    Thinking of getting a tarp. What size and material? Want to use it for rain/sun protection when camping and throw it in the day pack when hiking. Usally two people but some times four. Looking at. http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442505747&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302702975&bmUID=1160527627593 http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442505763&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302702975&bmUID=1160525299614 Both tarps are available in both sizes and material. Scout 2.1x2.9 (7'x 9'6") polyester (700g) $35 silicone (438g) $64 Guide 2.9m x 3.9 (9'6" x 12'10") polyester (1.1kg) $52 silcone (786g) $105 Are they any good? What size? Is the silicone worth the extra money. Something else better? Or just stick with a walmart tarp?
  2. Stroud's Off the Grid Tuesday, November 28, 2006 8:00 PM OLN Canada http://www.tsn.ca/oln/Schedule.asp?ShowDate=Nov%2028%202006&TZ=0&Channel=OLN
  3. Yes is it the same in store. Acuctual they have more in store then they have on line or in their cataluge. I miss being able to go to the store since we moved.
  4. Outdoor gear $5 membership and they send you catalogues twice a year mec.ca
  5. Thanks BB That is great. I hope it is as easy as you make it look. The hard part is to find some milkweed.
  6. les's blog update on the new season.

    Les updated it today (Jan 30) from Africa.
  7. A link to many para cord crafts. There are links at the bottom of the page for knots etc. http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/
  8. Great posts Holly For tire changing- make sure that if you get work done at a garage that they put the tire on by hand not with the air gun. Also you can get a 4 way wrench instead of the little one that comes with your car. It is longer and you can even carefully stand on the other end. Every driver should know how to change a tire.
  9. Holly Just get Ashley to teachyou. Most of them you just repeat the same knot over and over again. You won't be the first person to have to take it apart and start again. You can do it :yes: :yes: :yes:
  10. Trip to Canada

    Mooseman's right it does get alot colder up there :yes:. Machine that's just alittle bit of snow. Be glad you were in Northern Ontario, it rained in the southern part. Looks like you guys had a great time. Glad you enjoy your time in Ontario. Hope you come back again.
  11. SD here is a link to some instructions http://bns-code.org/?view=pages&id=4
  12. Ice, black ice cleats

    Yaktrax Pro Traction Device http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442541441&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302733919&bmUID=1164722741669 Petzl Charlet Spiky Plus Crampons http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442540999&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302733919&bmUID=1164722741828 (sorry couldn't get the pictures to post)
  13. Thanks guys. Next I want to make a belt. Has anybody else made any different things?
  14. Winter camping?

    Yes eggs and bacon (suasage or ham) can be done in the bag. Cook your bacon and scrambled eggs like you normal would. Cut your bacon into bite sized peices and put them into the bag with your eggs. I should have mentioned every thing should be cooked and cut to bite size peices because you just thaw then warm your meal. Anything you want can go in the bag. Some of the kids did pancakes or french toast with the syrup in the bag. The only thing we did not like was some thing like pizza pockets because the out side crust went doughy. It was great at camp because we didn't have any dishes to wash except our spoon and mug for those that drank coffee, hot chocolate etc.
  15. Sorry it took so long guys. Bravo sorry not a cowboy hat. It's a Tilley that I had for years. I used 10 meters of 3mm static cord. The only thing I did different from the braclet instructions was I doubled the amount you use to go around the hat and folded it in half so my center core is 4 strands instead of two. I did this because I wanted to use the full 10 meter peice of rope I had. (meter is 39" yard is 36")
  16. Winter camping?

    I have camped out three nights with the Scouts. One night practice camp, then a two night district camp. The second night I woke up freezing. I loved winter camping but can freeze in a 70 degree room. My oldest son loves it and has done about 10 nights out. We prefer making a shelter with tarps instead of sleeping in a tents. We always made up a waterproof bed roll to take with us instead of having to make it up at camp. For food we made up boil a bag meals. Take a bag that milk comes in and fill it with just enough food that when flattened it is about the size of a slice of bread. (Do Not leave it ball shaped it takes to long to heat.) We used up our left overs making them up over several weeks. At camp we made a tripod and had pot of boiling snow water on the fire at all times. (Line the pot steel mesh to stop the bags from touching and melting- wire basket from a deep frier or make one out of chicken wire). We made up chains with clips (used to connect wires to batteries). Just hang in the water to heat, then roll down the top of the bag and place the whole bag in cup or bowl and enjoy. Only dirty dishes is your spoon. Our favourite food choices- rice pudding(breakfast or dessert), pasta in sauce, soup, stew, scrammbled eggs and bacon. Drinks- juice boxes (not citrus ones). Clip chain to corner, warm in the water ( do not over heat) Great alternative to hot chocolate.
  17. Campfire Talk

    Morning Campfire folks. Don't forget that today is Woodsmans 29th Birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOODSMAN
  18. Tarp?

    Found a neat tarp/bug net listed in this articale by Kevin Callan. http://www.paddling.net/guidelines/showArticle.html?209 It's the Eureka's VCS Parawing bug shelter. You can find it at http://www.eurekatentscanada.com/
  19. We have done different styles of camping. Tent- car camping- (or years ago with the motor bike) Trailer camping- great having the storage room, bathroom and commfy beds but we do everything outside including cooking. Winter camping- My oldest son and I with Scouting. Sleeping in the back of the truck. Would love to try backpacking and canoe tripping if I could convince the hubby. Oldest son has canoe tripped. Now matter where you sleep being outdoors is the best.
  20. I use a tent foot print under my tent. My boys use tarps that are alittle smaller then their tents. Make sure that what ever you use it is not sticking out past the edge of your tent. If it rains the water will run down the side of your tent on to the tarp and you will be sleeping in a puddle.
  21. Tarp?

    Not planning on sleeping under it. Want it for cooking, eating and sitting under if it is raining.
  22. Tarp?

    Ardenjunky- Thanks for the sugestion. I have one like that. It worked great when I camped withe the scouts and was cold at night.Used to put it on top of my sleeping bag. I want to keep it for that use. What I am looking for is a trap to get out of the weather under( sit, cook etc.) that is easier to pack. Does anyone you those types of tarps? Bug netting is avaliable at mec.ca in the tent section. Also available is hammocks with tarps.
  23. Tarp?

    Thanks I am open to other suggestions if you have any. I just like to keep to Canadian stores.
  24. Campfire Talk

    Was watching a monkey or something at the link. Bye