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PostPosted: October 22nd, 2017, 11:55 pm 
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Hi all winter campers . Went in this afternoon with Carol and our young grand daughter to check the condition of the campsite . It is in very good shape and I also took the pruning sheers cutting any incroaching brush from along the trail in .
Thought I would post this now in case anyone needs to arrange vacation time for this . We will be going in at the same place as last year at about kilometer 74.5 on Hyw. 144 north of Sudbury . There is a parking lot on the left (west) side of the road that we get the trapper to plow for us . Any one that is interested please reply here or send me a Private message . Also any questions or concerns please ask . Any one new to winter camping ,this is a very good place to try it out and see many different setups . If you are cold tenting it there is always a warm tent if you get chilled . Having said that you are responsible for your own safety and outfitting . There are plenty of experienced campers to give advice if required . Hope to see all the regulars as well as some new campers . I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as I do . there is a 10 dollar a vehical charge for parking to pay for the plowing . See you in Feb. scouter Joe :thumbup:


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PostPosted: October 23rd, 2017, 11:20 pm 
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Hey

Good to hear. I do plan to go this year. Looking forward to seeing the many people I met last year.
Last years was my first outing with a group of winter campers and I am hooked.
If you need an extra pair of hands I can surely pile wood on tent sites again!
I will however note I will not help wash dishes in particular coffee cups for "The Dog Pound"!


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PostPosted: October 28th, 2017, 12:37 am 
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Hi Reg .

Good to hear that we didn't scare you off last year .Yes be sure to watch out over at the dog house .
Anyone else out there . Lets start a bit of banter . scouter Joe


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PostPosted: October 28th, 2017, 12:51 am 
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Wow sounds like fun!

What kind of winter camps do you do with your Scouts?


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PostPosted: October 28th, 2017, 12:52 am 
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Do you have approximate GPS coordinates?


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PostPosted: October 28th, 2017, 8:52 pm 
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hi prospector16 I was a scout leader quite a while back and we took the scouts out and usually built quinzees to sleep in . We also did different types of shelters . No I do not have the actual coordinate . Hope fully one of the others will and will chime in .
Are you a prospector ? scouter Joe


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PostPosted: October 29th, 2017, 12:54 am 
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I am not a prospector but I do own 4 x 16 foot prospector canoes - each from a different manufacturer. :-) 2 Kevlar and 2 Royalex.

I'm in Ottawa and would really like to make it up to this event. Not sure I'll be able to but I'm definitely going to try.


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PostPosted: October 29th, 2017, 12:59 am 
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Our troop always did quinzhees but last year we decided to do an igloo - here is a video of it. That's me talking in most of it and in the middle building

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4drrOuFg7rI


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PostPosted: October 29th, 2017, 11:01 am 
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Good job on the igloo . Scouts seem to be having a good time . I tried a couple of times to make an igloo with less than satisfactory results till I saw picture of one and noticed that the blocks went around in a spiral . After that I had much better results . I would go out the day before and pack the snow with my snowshoes on and let it freeze over night . Then cut out the blocks with an old hand saw . Worked pretty good . Still a lot of work though . We made one at deep freeze one year . I'll let the camper who did this to tell you about it . scouter Joe


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PostPosted: October 29th, 2017, 11:57 am 
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I picked up one of these last winter but still have not used it for a full igloo. Had it out practicing with it and it works well

http://www.grandshelters.com/icebox.html


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PostPosted: October 29th, 2017, 3:26 pm 
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Prospector16 wrote:
Do you have approximate GPS coordinates?



From Google Earth 46 deg 50' 52" N, 81 deg 37' 39" W.

Hope to see you there


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PostPosted: October 29th, 2017, 7:33 pm 
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Are there any families who go with kids?


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PostPosted: October 29th, 2017, 10:26 pm 
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Yes there are and have been families with kids . All though some of them the kids are adults now . There is a mix but most are grown ups . scouter Joe


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PostPosted: October 30th, 2017, 5:15 am 
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Hey,
My ears are burning????

Is it that time of year already?

Dawg


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PostPosted: October 30th, 2017, 10:19 am 
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Finally hoping to go this year, a buddy and i split on a prospector tent and stove.


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