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Jump to new posts Re: canoe country rescue by BruceZed @ Yesterday at 11:20 PM

I canoed the border along the entire boundary waters and some parts are very hard to navigate. One day I managed to portage my canoe 2km into the US, instead of taking a very poorly marked turn in the trail to keep along the border. Both on the water
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Jump to new posts Re: canoe country rescue by hikermor @ Yesterday at 11:38 AM

Nice video! I carried a Tacoma SAR unit just like the one depicted for several years, for exactly the same reason - it was a metal container in which liquids could be heated.....
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Jump to new posts Breast Cancer Awareness Fobs by TonyE @ 06/26/17 08:46 PM

Breast cancer awareness fobs/pulls The small pulls are made from the ends left over after tightening the single strand star knots.
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Jump to new posts Re: canoe country rescue by bacpacjac @ 06/25/17 07:14 PM

Originally Posted By: PhaedrusAwesome videos, bacpacjac! All the credit goes to WCD! I just keep these in my reference library. He's the wizard!
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Jump to new posts Re: canoe country rescue by Phaedrus @ 06/25/17 05:14 AM

Awesome videos, bacpacjac!
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Jump to new posts Re: canoe country rescue by bacpacjac @ 06/24/17 10:35 PM

Glad you had a good trip, WCD. Smart thinking to stay on shore in a storm like that. Not worth the risk.
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Jump to new posts Re: canoe country rescue by bacpacjac @ 06/24/17 10:27 PM

Originally Posted By: KenKCanoedogs, I wanted to ask you what you carry on your PFD. I suspect its already posted on this forum somewhere though, and its probably the subject of a different thread. Ken This is a few years old, but it's always in
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Jump to new posts Re: Missing father and son found dead by hikermor @ 06/24/17 05:28 PM

You probably don't even need the $250 in the United States, and definitely not in a National Park. Also helpful is a good map, signalling devices, and plenty of water or nowledge of a good source,,,
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Jump to new posts USGI Radio Pouches by wildman800 @ 06/24/17 12:37 PM

I haven't brought this up till now because most people don't bring handheld transceivers with them but another use came to mind. I've been finding radio pouches at Army-Navy Surplus stores for my boat's crew, at $5 each. We spend $75-$100 each for
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Jump to new posts Re: canoe country rescue by KenK @ 06/24/17 12:20 PM

Canoedogs, I wanted to ask you what you carry on your PFD. I suspect its already posted on this forum somewhere though, and its probably the subject of a different thread. Ken
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Jump to new posts Re: canoe country rescue by KenK @ 06/24/17 12:18 PM

Glad your trip went well. I didn't know that in Canada you are allowed to camp anywhere. I thought it was all fire grate = camp. Huh. It seems that would leave the Canadian shores spotted with former campfire scars. I have a real respect for the
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Jump to new posts Re: Missing father and son found dead by KenK @ 06/24/17 12:10 PM

So sad!!!!!!! Personal Locator Beacon, $250, provides rescue just about anywhere on the planet. Then again, they may not have even survived until rescue came. Sigh
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Jump to new posts Re: Missing father and son found dead by Phaedrus @ 06/24/17 04:13 AM

Yeah, we'll probably never get much for details about what went wrong. Did they get lost? Were they undone by a mechanical injury? The bodies were found one day apart so my guess (if I had to guess) that one of them was physically unable to contin
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Jump to new posts Re: canoe country rescue by CANOEDOGS @ 06/24/17 02:56 AM

back from my trip with no real problems but on a nasty,stormy day in my shelter I was watching the lake whip up. the thought was that if I swamped in that and just had my PFD with the survival gear in it I would still be in a world of hurt. a fire
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Jump to new posts Re: What info to leave to ID your body? by CANOEDOGS @ 06/23/17 11:32 PM

when I was in the Army in the late 60's guys would have their name and SS tattooed on a foot.word was that body part was most likely to be recovered being in a heavy combat boot. on canoe trips I have a extra Vets Hospital ID card in my PFD.
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Well, I finally watched the video and I want a gold star. They take way to long to make an obvious point - that first aid training will come in handy some day, in very unpredictable ways. True enough, but it does not require thirty minutes of two g
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Jump to new posts Re: Missing father and son found dead by hikermor @ 06/23/17 12:21 PM

Definitely not enough information from which to draw meaningful conclusions. But when temps get as high as the southwest us is experiencing, it is time to change your normal outdoor patterns
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Jump to new posts Missing father and son found dead by Phaedrus @ 06/23/17 03:09 AM

Very sad story...a pair of missing hikers, a father and son, were found dead in Carlsbad Caverns. From the story: The extraordinary heat wave gripping the western United States has so far been blamed for at least four deaths, authorities said Wedn
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Jump to new posts Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced by wildman800 @ 06/22/17 05:56 AM

We got out of the fleet, built tow, and sailed in stormy weather. An hour later, the clouds started parting, the sun started shining but the wind kept blowing. We finally got onto the dock and have now set HurCon 5.
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Jump to new posts Re: Desert Medical Emergency AAR--What done right and by Alan_Romania @ 06/21/17 10:58 PM

Forgot to add... please don't start a wildfire with your signaling methods.
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Jump to new posts Re: Desert Medical Emergency AAR--What done right and by Alan_Romania @ 06/21/17 09:03 PM

Interesting video, they did a pretty good AAR that will hopefully get some of their followers to adjust what they carry, get some training and change some behaviors to be better prepared for a medical emergency. One of the key points they made was ho
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