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Invite: 2017 Yukon Bushcraft Camp/Course & Canoe Trip (June 2017)

Discussion in 'Out and About' started by Bushcraft Yukon, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Arya

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    Thank you for the reply, Checkmate! :)
     
  2. ValeTudoGuy

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    A long shot, but do we have any Vancouver members that would be interested in putting me up for one night on June 2nd?
     
  3. Chekmate

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    Good idea! I will post it up
     
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    Evening! ValeTudoGuy,

    You should post something to the Bushcraft USA forum. There are a lot of members on that site that live in Britsh Columbia.

    Before I signed up for this trip, I would only come to the Bushcraft UK site once a month or so. Now I'm over here daily reading and posting.
     
  6. Robson Valley

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    Best to ask for someone living in the British Columbia"mainland" = aka the lower Fraser river delta region.
    I'm in BC and yet , it's a 9+ hr hard drive to Vancouver.
    Outside of Surrey, even as close as Chilliwack, is a very intense drive into YVR.
     
  7. Chekmate

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    Hey! Fellow Canuck,

    Good point. ValeTudoGuy should just ask look for bushcrafters in the Vancouver area.
     
  8. Chekmate

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    ValeTudoGuy,

    Were you able to get out in a canoe this past weekend? Or is this something you'd like to do in your area later this year?
     
  9. ValeTudoGuy

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    I wasnt, due to work and not currently owning a canoe.

    I do get out sometimes as my friend owns a couple of inflatables. I do plan on buying a sit on later this year to get out on in the lake district and my local Crook 'o' lune area.
     
  10. Chekmate

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    Hey! ValeTudoGuy,

    In the next couple of years when my kids get older. This is the canoe I really want to purchase!
    http://pakboats.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86&Itemid=147

    Here is a video of Lars Monsen using one to cross northern Canada with it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESOqip1-f0s&index=2&list=PLAF1A219B60F9A35C

    With this canoe you don't need a large storage area and you can throw it in your boot to transport it. Also at only 25.4 kg, I can single carry this canoe over most portages.
     
  11. Chekmate

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    Hey! ValeTudoGuy,

    It's almost time for you to jump on the plane heading for the Yukon. Enjoy yourself, next week at the bushcraft course. I'll see you on June 10th.
     
  12. ValeTudoGuy

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    Yes its very close! I have unfortunately got to work until 10pm the night before I travel.. So my first couple days I think is going to be exhausting, especially spending 20hrs in Vancouver airport. Lol

    Im excited though, see you soon!
     
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    Ask about the SkyTrain to get away from YVR. It's cheap to get to the ocean/Waterfront station.
    There's a big collection of jade and soapstone carvings in there.
     
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    Evening! ValeTudoGuy,

    You might want to check out the C & N Backpackers Hostel.

    https://ca.hotels.com/ho454079/?q-c...R=1&q-room-0-adults=1&YGF=3&MGT=1&ZSX=0&SYE=3

    The price is $ 29.00 Canadian per night. That's 16.82 pounds per night not a bad deal.

    At least you can get a little rest while you're laying over in Vancouver.

    Here are a few more places on Hotels.com

    https://ca.hotels.com/search/search...adults=1&q-room-0-children=0&sort-order=PRICE
     
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    Thank you, the hostel looks just the ticket.
     
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    Hey! ValeTudoGuy,

    You might not get to talk bushcraft. Though if there are any backpackers there can always talk about that.

    Have a good trip over! See you in just over a week. :cool:
     
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    It's real now!
     
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    Enjoy it, loads of pictures please :D
     
  19. Bushcraft Yukon

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    I guess I finished the outhouse last night...just in time...;)
     
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    ValeTudoGuy: the Northshore mountains in Vancouver are a key geographic feature in pictures of YVR.
    At least buy a bunch of postcards.
    The one with the stripe down the front is Grouse Mountain. That's a ski run which is lit up at night.
    With a clear sky, you can see all of YVR spread out below you and the night glow from Seattle.
     

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