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

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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.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ValeTudoGuy View Post
    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!
    Evening! ValeTudoGuy,

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

    https://ca.hotels.com/ho454079/?q-ch...=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....rt-order=PRICE
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    Thank you, the hostel looks just the ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValeTudoGuy View Post
    Thank you, the hostel looks just the ticket.
    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.
    Keep Your Tinder Dry
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    It's real now!

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    Enjoy it, loads of pictures please
    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/customsignatures/sigpic35919_2.gif

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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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    Coast of Greenland



    Ice fields



    First food after landing

    Im not going to dwell to much on Vancouver as I dont want to offend anyone. As a city it's just not for me. It's really made me want to get on this next plane and put it behind me. Very excited for Yukon

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    Poutine? Most of us locals have an allergy to quebecois culinary tragedies.

    Yeah, London, Vancouver, Melbourne, a same-ness to them all.
    Got kids in YVR. After 7-10 days, I gotta get out.
    Where do you land, Whitehorse? Family in Dawson City, YT.

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    Well im back, very tired as I had some car issues driving back from Gatwick and real life has started straight away.... No rest for the wicked and all that.

    I will get some pictures and words up in the coming days. Over all I had a really good time, Fabian is a brilliant bloke and his Bushcraft Yukon project is a really cool and interesting life choice.

    If anyone has the time and finances to make a trip happen I wouldnt hesitate to recommend contacting Fabian.

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    Oh and Canadian customs are pretty strict. I got my entire suitcase turned out in a little room for two ferro rods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValeTudoGuy View Post
    Oh and Canadian customs are pretty strict. I got my entire suitcase turned out in a little room for two ferro rods.

    Wow, did they let you keep them, how long were you held up ?
    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/customsignatures/sigpic35919_2.gif

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    Customs were looking for ferro rods? Huh?!?! Customs, not flight security? We visited Alberta a couple of times, three and six of us, and never encountered that. Did they say why Canada doesn't like them coming in with luggage?
    Chris

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    You can spend time, and you can spend money. Sometimes you can end up spending both, but you will never get anywhere without committing to spending at least one or the other....Sometimes money is cheaper than time.

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    Yes, flight security... Not Customs, sorry.

    I haven't verified they are correct yet but they told me it was illegal to fly with them anywhere in a plane in Canada. They brought me into a room with my bag already in a scanner so I'm guessing they either scan all luggage or I got unlucky and got random searched.

    They could care less about the knives or stove (which looks pretty IED like at first glance if you don't know what it is), they pulled me up about the lighter I had forgotten about but were happy once it was in my pocket and not hold luggage.

    The ferro rods though they were not having at all, I talked them into letting me go back out and post the rods. But made me feel that this was pushing their good nature.

    All in all it only took about 30 minutes but I was relatively lightly packed.

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    The only thing I can find after a very quick search is from Air Canada (I flew with WestJet), it could disqualify Fire Steels if taken literally.... The other thing that I find surprising is that MRE's are specifically prohibited.

    :Lighters:

    Only one of the following items, intended for individual use, is permitted when it is when carried on one’s person (e.g. in pocket or purse):

    One (1) Bic-type butane lighter, OR
    One (1) USB lighter, OR
    One (1) book of matches
    No other type of lighter is accepted in carry-on or checked baggage.

    For departures from the United-States, Bic-type lighters are the only lighters accepted past US pre-clearance checkpoints. Fuel refills are not permitted in either carry-on or checked baggage.


    EDIT: I'm on the CATSA website and I can't find Ferro Rod or Fire Stick or anything similar mentioned as a prohibited item.
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    Glad to hear you had a great time Marc!!
    Can't wait to see the trip report and photos bud!

    FYI :

    I have recently flown from GB to mainland Europe and back again ....

    on my belt I carried a altoids tin , full of charcloth and amadou (left the Chaga out as it looks a bit too much like pot)
    as well as a sharp flint stone and an oval steel striker inside the tin.
    Nobody in security even questioned it .
    It passed straight through .

    A friend, intentionally flew with a full size ferro rod in her hand luggage , with no problems at all either. Just to try it out and that went straight through as well .

    I think concealed items raise suspicion , if you keep them in plain sight there should be no worries.
    Last edited by Leshy; 22-06-2017 at 10:27.

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