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  1. Redcedar

    bear protection

    I too have heard it said that black bears in the more remote areas of Northern BC are more aggressive to people usually resulting in a quick death to the bear . Sadly a schoolmate of my cousin was killed by a black bear east of Stewart many years ago , he was alone at a job site when the...
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    Triangle Island, Cape Scott, BC 16–21 June 2022

    Well written account . Risky trip but you made it so ... well done ! Too bad about the introduction of mink and raccoons to those two islands . Seems like a cull of those two species should be tried I went to Triangle in '86 , did not land , anchored overnight in a bit of a bay on the NE side...
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    Courtenay River Rescue

    Give stuck logs a wide berth in moving water
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    Desolation sound and bear country

    The boogie man of the woods , BEARS , they do eat people now and then but it's rare , slightly more often they just wound you , sometimes severely and then wander off . Putting food up hanging away from camp is good , putting it in your boat and anchoring off-shore is not as good , bears swim...
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    The Pope has a rare antique Inuvialuit kayak

    Looks like the very capable Don Gardner guided the building of this Inuvialuit kayak
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    The Pope has a rare antique Inuvialuit kayak

    Mark Reuten shows us his Inuvialuit kayak Besides being a highly skilled boat builder Mark has many good videos on his youtube page , including this one of a journey his Father in-law took on the Mackenzie River many years ago that...
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    aluminum sectional double 1944 It says there are variants so not all were alike . Very cool
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    Greenland and Aleutian paddles?

    David Zimmerly still has his website up , quite a bit of information there , here is his paddle page
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    Offering to trade for a good sea Kayak

    I used to make skin on frame kayaks for sale but that was years ago. If I buy a flintlock trade gun it will be a straight cash deal but not soon as they ain't cheap and shouldn't be . I think you need to try a variety of sea kayaks before you settle on the one or two you want . You many...
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    Offering to trade for a good sea Kayak

    Lovely work you do SZ . A .54 flint Trade Gun would be nice one day . No problem shipping flintlocks to Canada by mail anyone can buy one here , percussion need a firearms license though . If you want a touring kayak to never fail you , then the closest thing to that is a plastic kayak if...
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    Video - Cleopatra needle rescue by Surfski

    That looked like a situation where flares could have been used to signal for help , maybe they were and no one saw . I tried to tow a friend in the water with my kayak , very slow in calm water and impossible to go against a current or wind more than a few yards if at all depending on...
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    Oil leak around Bligh Island

    Thats just sad. What the heck was a ship of that size doing in those narrow channels ? I've paddled that channel , choppy conditions are normal there . I wonder if any thought has been given to pumping out the heavy oil or will oil booms and absorbent pads be the way to deal with the problem ?
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    Looking for Greenland paddle instruction, Victoria, BC

    Sometimes one can pick up things from the olden ;) days
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    Remembering an old friend

    Back in the early to mid -1980's sea kayaks were starting to take off in BC or maybe i just started paying attention. Sea Kayaker Magazine popped up and on a whim I got a subscription which led to a used Nordkapp HM model - heavy at least 62 lbs , the expedition layup , other HM models seemed...
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    Remembering an old friend

    A neighbour has an old Nordkapp that i sat in recently , the one with the ocean cockpit , small and tight fitting good for edging and rolling . Only this one was too tight - 36 years ago that wasn't the case when I got my first kayak also a Nordkapp . Time marches on and so do preferences and...
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    SOLD! - Folbot Edisto

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    Stolen Kayaks

    If there is a patch of bush or back alleys around you might want to check the locale .Thieves sometimes stash things not far from the crime site especially if they were on foot.
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    Takaya the wolf

    Sadly this is not unexpected news . Over years the wolf learned that people were not out to harm it , so it became comfortable showing itself . This is not the norm in most of rural BC where wolves are often shot at on sight as was proven with Takaya .
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    Bear scat: hard pass for campsite?

    All black bear photos so far .
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    Takaya the wolf

    Even wolves seldom stoop that low except from dire necessity . The old wolf led a lonely but well fed life on Discovery Island it seems .