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Mapperz, Blogger, GIS Cartographer & Consultant, Geo-Innovator - Senior Mapping Guru & Part-time Numpty

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Jan
20
comment What knot is this one? What are its purposes?
Similar is the Anchor bend en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchor_bend (but the first half hitch is passed under the turn).
Dec
11
comment Tent placement?
steepness/slope is a factor too including surround hills (runoff)
Oct
26
comment What precautions should I take to protect myself and my camp from bears?
Grizzly Bears can climb trees youtube.com/watch?v=dPnp3fLOER8
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
15
comment How To Quickly Warm A Tent
No gas/propane is safe inside as carbon monoxide can be produced and in a small enclosed space can kill. All Season Hybrid Sleeping Bags are much safer.
Sep
2
comment Is it dangerous to sleep in a tent alone in a forest in -20?
A Hybrid Sleeping Bag will keep you warm (synthetic on the outside and down on the inside) with 575 fill-power duck down + Hyperloft Eco for Winter (-15°C to -40°C) mec.ca/product/5025-643/mec-phoenix-hybrid-sleeping-bag-20c/… experienced -12 no issues
Sep
2
comment What are good knots to know for camping and backpacking?
square knot is the same as a reef knot (outside the us) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reef_knot when scouts are learning can be confused with a granny knot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granny_knot
Aug
20
answered Gear for Car-camping with 2 small children
Aug
14
comment Survival type activies for Scout camp
tracking is a good one en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracking_%28Scouting%29 2 teams one sets the tracks and the other tracks - switch over after a set time (whistle ends the game)
Jun
30
comment Thunderstorms in the Canadian Rockies in September?
June rainy some thunderstorms, July thunderstorms with large hail (more so in the eastern foothills), August Early September less likely. Long Range September and October will be warmer and drier than normal. almanac.com/weather/longrange/AB/Banff
May
22
comment What does it need to maintain clothes including membranes
Gortex is recommending you "tumble dry your garment for 20 minutes to reactivate the durable water-repellent (DWR) treatment on the outer fabric" gore-tex.co.uk/remote/Satellite/content/care/…
May
22
comment European Made fishing rods
saltwater or freshwater rods/reels?
May
22
comment European Made fishing rods
daiwasports.co.uk/product/spectron-match-leger is made in the UK
Apr
22
awarded  Commentator
Apr
22
comment How frequent are polar bears inland in the Mealy Mountains and English Mountains in Labrador?
Never underestimate the range of a hungry polar bear en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Polar_bear_range_map.png would go with the guidelines of experienced guides.
Apr
22
comment How frequent are polar bears inland in the Mealy Mountains and English Mountains in Labrador?
There is always the potential - best guide is nunavikparks.ca/en/parks/planning-safety/wildlife/…
Apr
22
comment Where to buy ethanol in Canada?
MEC sell Methyl Alcohol $4.95+tax for 1 litre Weight: 852g mec.ca/product/1507-052/recochem-1l-methyl-hydrate-stove-fuel/…
Apr
22
comment Where is it possible to use a hammock in the UK?
@Loofer blackberrywood.com/index.php accept Hammocks, might too commercial for you but is South of London on the train [Hassock or Plumpton] (Streat Nr Ditchling, Sussex)
Apr
14
comment Can I camp in the backcountry outside backcountry campsites in Jasper National Park?
Some are adjacent to National Parks but they have back country camping available - especially around Jasper National Park.
Apr
14
comment Can I camp in the backcountry outside backcountry campsites in Jasper National Park?
Good Answer - another helpful link is albertaparks.ca/albertaparksca/visit-our-parks/find-a-park.aspx