Wednesday, 4 March 2015
I went up to some crown land over the weekend with some friends with the objective of building some quinzee snow shelters to stay in for a few nights. On one of our day hikes instead of traveling along the logging roads, we chose a point on the map and used our topo map and compasses to walk a straight line. It took us over some decent hills and was much more rewarding than taking the easy way. Below is a video that outlines the layering system I used for the weekend.
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Sunday, 15 February 2015
While I was in Vegas for SHOT Show, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Beyond SHOT After-party by my the good people at Beyond Clothing. The party was hosted at the Encore, and the night that I attended was a great way to wrap up Day 1 at the show. I got to hang out with the Beyond Crew, Legit Kit, Rudy Reyes, Milan from Perroz Designs, and the Hot Shots Girls! The proceeds of the calendar were going to charity, so purchasing one and getting it signed was the very least I could do to say thank you to the organizers. And now I would like to pass it along to you guys!
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
We were very lucky to have the opportunity to meet with Matt Jacques from Victory First at SHOT Show 2015. He walked us through some of the EDC bags from Vertx as well as some of his background in SWAT. One thing I didn't know before SHOT Show was that the name Vertx is short for "covert" and the "x" is a nod to Arc'teryx. Learn something new every day!
Saturday, 31 January 2015
Polar Vortex Crown Land Camping
As some of you might know, each year Matthias and I put ourselves to the test and push another month into the winter. In December 2013 we did 8 days on Manitoulin Island, albeit in relatively balmy weather with the temperatures never really dropping past -5°. Checking the weather forecast before our January trip in 2014, we learned that we were going to be looking at temperatures dropping at night to -32°C before the windchill.