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Catch-all Discussions » Outdoor Adventure Show & Toronto Sportsman Show » 2/27/2017 12:24 pm

SeanOfAjax
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Got there when the doors opened on Saturday morning and did not leave until the doors closed that evening.  Did not stop the entire time I was there. Window shopping, listening to speakers, watching demonstrations in the pool, and actually buying a couple things sure filled up the day.  Unfortunately I didn't get to hook up and meet with everyone I was hoping to. Was a long fun day though.

Sean
 

Catch-all Discussions » Outdoor Adventure Show & Toronto Sportsman Show » 2/22/2017 11:33 am

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May head over that way Saturday. Love window shopping...

Sean

 

Catch-all Discussions » Paddling Adventures Radio » 2/15/2017 9:33 am

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Well, there should be enough there to hopefully keep the cabin fever at bay till spring and then you can get out there and do some paddling of your own. 
Enjoy!!

Sean
 

Catch-all Discussions » Paddling Adventures Radio » 1/22/2017 11:10 pm

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Well, we have been doing this show for almost a year now and have received a lot of support and encouragement. With 49 episodes done, we have made the jump to iTunes as a Podcast. I know cabin fever season will soon be upon us, so here is a link to the podcast on iTunes. While there tends to be a lot of Algonquin mentions and content, you may want to check out Episodes 29, 30 & 31.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/paddling-adventures-radio/id1195459962?mt=2&ls=1

 

Catch-all Discussions » Algonquin Park Webcam - Moose Carcas » 1/17/2017 2:05 pm

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Man, all I see when I watch is a bunch of crows...

 

Catch-all Discussions » what did ya get for christmas? » 12/29/2016 2:00 pm

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There was a sale at Walmart on them.... Hahahaha....

 

Trip Planning » Brent Run. » 6/20/2016 7:40 am

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Next time I have a stupid idea like doing the Brent Run, somebody slap me!!!!

Making decent time till Big Trout then the headwinds started. Combine that with 30+ temps and it does not make for prime paddling. However, we perservered and were pretty knackered and stumbling a bit by midnight so in regards for safety we hit Shangri-La Island on Catfish to grab some snooze. When we started out again the wind built until they were pretty harsh. Good 1 foot waves on Big Trout and absolutely ridiculous winds on Burnt Island and the Joes. 

Bugs were pretty bad the entire trip. I will say they were not as bad at the start of the portages, but as you went along and disturbed them all, by the end of the portage you were covered.

We finished up with the time of 40 hours. At some point it became more about 4 guys sharing the experience than about the record. Would like to say I would be happy to do this again with these guys but none of us want to do it again!!!! Hahaha... Famous last words, right??!!

Trip log and some pics to come soon.

I would just like to say THANKS to Mike, Markus, and Scott for agreeing to join me on this insane escapade. Was a great experience I am sure we will chat about for a long time to come.
Thanks also for Dogbyte and Dorothy for watching over the camp while we were gone. Thanks Dogbyte for the steak dinner upon our return!!

Sean

 

Trip Planning » Brent Run. » 6/13/2016 6:20 am

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Sooooo..... January seemed to be people showing interest in the Brent Run.  It is now June and am interested if anyone else is planning to do it this year?

 

Equipment » Roof Rack System » 3/29/2016 6:46 am

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I just bought a new Prospector 16 from Swift which they list maximum width @ 35". The second canoe that would go up would be my Osprey solo canoe which is 29". So total of about 64" plus a couple inches between them. May take some thinking. Probably have to extend the roof rack bar or lay one canoe flat and the second one on an angle overlapping the first one, with some padding between the 2. 


 

Equipment » Roof Rack System » 3/28/2016 9:38 pm

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Yeah, the hinge on the Yakima is a big selling point for me.  

The other thing I was wondering about, is there enough room with the hitch systems to allow for 2 canoes on the roof?

 

Equipment » Roof Rack System » 3/28/2016 8:50 am

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Just curious if anyone has any experience with one of these trailer hitch T-Bar systems. Thule has one that is just a simple 'T' shape and Yakima has their version which is more of a giant 'Y'. I like the Yakima version because it has a hinge by the hitch so it can tilt back enough for you to open the tailgate.

http://i68.tinypic.com/30n82zs.jpg

Skills » How do you solo trip without freaking out? » 3/24/2016 8:44 am

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From my personal solo trip experiences, I would say that the days are easy. Don't worry about double carries on the portage. Don't worry that you are not keeping to a strict timeline. Don't stress yourself out about being alone.  Just go with the flow and enjoy the time on the water and the portages.  After all, is that not why you are out there?

Once you make camp, gather all your wood for a long evening fire, enjoy a nice dinner and settle in for a great evening.  Bring a book to read by firelight. If good weather, find a nice spot down by the lake to lay down and watch the stars and satellites overhead.  I bring a small bottle of rye and powdered hot apple cider for a nice hot toddy to drink in the evening. Listen to the things that go bump in the night. Some pretty weird noises out there.

The more you think about the fact you are alone, the worse it will get.  Take baby steps and start with an over-nighter first time out and then work yourself up to longer trips.  Find out what works for you.  My first trips were a breeze during the day, but once I was done dinner and dishes washed and firewood stacked and darkness crept in, the "what do I do now" feeling crept in.  I ended up going to bed a couple hours earlier than I had planned and all that did was ensure I was awake a couple hours earlier than planned. At that point I just lay in my sleeping bag getting more and more annoyed that I couldn't get back to sleep.

My biggest tip / suggestion for solo trips is to make sure you have something to do in the evenings other than watch wood burn.  Read a book, whittle a piece of wood, sketch something you saw during the day, etc etc etc... Once you figure out what works for you, you will have the solo tripping thing down, no probs....

 

Equipment » PFD of Choice » 3/22/2016 7:08 pm

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Ditto on the Kokatat Outfit Tour.  I added a knife to the upper right shoulder.  Has come in handy a couple times. Pockets hold a few emergency items, candies, kleenex, etc... Had it a couple years now and still think it was the perfect one to buy.
 

Catch-all Discussions » Outdoor Adventure Show » 2/26/2016 1:53 pm

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Jeff and Kevin took turns at the corner table in the Canadian Outdoor Equipment Booth. 

Sean

 

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