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    I have made legs for them in the past but to be...

    I have made legs for them in the past but to be honest the table is a better solution, or, for a really lightweight set up find a carbon felt plumber's mat or even a silicone baking mat and a foil...
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    Contact Dave and Kielyn at Lure of the North ...

    Contact Dave and Kielyn at Lure of the North


    They sell kits for summer and winter mocs and have comprehensive instructions on their website.
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  3. Canadian Paddler Needs a Ride to Canoefest 2017

    A friend of ours from Winnipeg is coming to Canoefest this year and needs a ride from the airport to the event. Charles (Burchill) has become a good friend over the years we have been in Canada and...
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    You can buy a zip in wedge that extends the...

    You can buy a zip in wedge that extends the circumference of your bag if you find it a little constricting, otherwise for UK temperatures and beyond a quilt will work fine with a little practice.
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    Sorry, I should have thought about this sooner. I...

    Sorry, I should have thought about this sooner. I hadn't heard from anyone so we didn't bring it with us to the UK and now we are back home.

    Maybe next time we come over!
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    Ha! That is my old canoe. Loved it for touring...

    Ha! That is my old canoe.
    Loved it for touring on the Thames and the Nene. I loaded it with camping gear and headed out to wild camp many times.
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    No, it has the plain base. I'm not aware that...

    No, it has the plain base. I'm not aware that they make the 10" model with legs. Apologies for the slow reply, time differences and all that!
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    10" GSI Aluminum Dutch Oven

    We are coming back to the UK from Canada for a couple of weeks this weekend and I realised we have brand new GSI dutch oven still in its box sat on the shelf. It was bought for an event that never...
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    I recently made a couple of 15ft by15ft tarps for...

    I recently made a couple of 15ft by15ft tarps for some folk in Winnipeg using SilPoly. It's nice fabric. If it is the same stuff sold by Ripstopbytheroll.com the ripstop grid is made from a 50d...
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    weighs about the same as a tarptent hogs back...

    weighs about the same as a tarptent hogs back when you take the poles into account. Nice looking tent. What fabric did you opt for in the floor, 30 or 70d nylon? I like that he has include plenty of...
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    Nice blog as usual The Bemco is great isn't...

    Nice blog as usual

    The Bemco is great isn't it. I bought a lightly used one last fall, err I mean autumn, sorry, and use it on my wood stove when winter camping.

    Here are some pictures from a...
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    Really pleased with how these longer Nomads are...

    Really pleased with how these longer Nomads are working out. The bigger heat output helps get the pot boiling for tea quite a bit quicker. Yes, I have plenty left if anyone is looking for a Christmas...
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    Dear SK8R Let's do a deal. Since you seem...

    Dear SK8R

    Let's do a deal. Since you seem unable to resist taking a dig at me whenever I post on any forum, not just this one, perhaps we should just give it a rest. I will ignore your posts and...
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    I am not very agile in the canoe, more of a timid...

    I am not very agile in the canoe, more of a timid shuffler. The good guys hop from one end to the other to get up a ledge. Foot cramp is definitely an issue and I got really cold hands last time out...
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    Maybe you should get out more. Yes the OP is...

    Maybe you should get out more.

    Yes the OP is an ex-pat Brit but Charles and the others who have taken up poling are Canadian from birth. As my post says, this is mostly an east coast sport...
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    Canoe Poling in Manitoba

    If you watched Bill Mason videos you may think that poling was an art practiced widely across Canada but in reality mostly it is done on the east coast. Unlike the BCU syllabus beginners are not...
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    Stretched Nomads

    Finally got these sorted. Just like the titanium version (well sort of) but a bit heavier and a lot cheaper.

    http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff93/canoepaddler/Nomad_xt/xt_1_zpspoxbe0un.jpg
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    Hi Doug You obviously paddle with a different...

    Hi Doug

    You obviously paddle with a different group of folks to me!

    By chance, most of the folk I paddle with happen to be Paddle Canada instructors so likely have it beaten into them from day...
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    search for "cold water boot camp" on YouTube....

    search for "cold water boot camp" on YouTube. Gordon Giesbrecht who is a prof. at University of Manitoba is widely known as Professor Popsicle for his work on hypothermia. Most of you can ignore what...
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    Am just in the process of sorting a new batch of...

    Am just in the process of sorting a new batch of Yukons and a stainless steel version of the Nomad XT. Not sure what the price will be in the UK yet. Look out for details in the made by members...
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    Paddling in Canada it doesn't take long to become...

    Paddling in Canada it doesn't take long to become fairly conservative with the risks you take. Rescue is much further away and often more complicated. We are always prepared to sit out windy...
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    Looks like a great weekend. I miss those small...

    Looks like a great weekend. I miss those small rivers.

    The first photo of a cable across the river is actually a gauging station. You can see the hut on top of the bank on River Left. The cable is...
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    If this is what he is like now, who knows what state of mind Lloyd will be in after 5 months of winter...:rolleyes:
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    You could use one of these-...

    You could use one of these-
    http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff93/canoepaddler/paddlejoiner_zpsf5751a71.jpg

    I have no patent on the idea having copied the design from the picture in expedition...
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    Hi Alan Glad things have finally turned a...

    Hi Alan

    Glad things have finally turned a corner.

    All the best for many years of paddling to come.

    Chris
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