Hultafors Announces New Axe And Leather Accessories
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by Evan Holt
5d ago
Swedish tool maker Hultafors has announced a new versatile axe that can handle a wide range of challenges during a day in the forest. The Dvardala Hunting and forest axe (Made at Hults Bruk) features… Hand forged from Swedish carbon dioxide neutral axe steel. Semi-straight edge with a Scandinavian grind – polished, razor sharp and ready to use straight away. 440 mm long (17 inches) wooden handle of linseed oil-treated American hickory. The head is secured with both a wooden wedge and a steel ring wedge. Sheath made of vegetable tanned Swedish grain leather. Hultafors also announce ..read more
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N.W.T. Parks Camping Reservations Opening Soon For 2024 Season
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by Evan Holt
5d ago
Campsite reservations for Northwest Territories Parks are opening this Friday, April 16th, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. MST. In conjunction with the opening day you will also get to try their new user-friendly reservation system. If you’re planning on booking a site on opening day (be sure to check out the entire list of opening dates) it might be worth your while to get acquainted with the system’s new features, and set up your new user account. Booking information from your existing NWT Parks account will not transfer over to the new system. If you are interested in past reservations, please visit you ..read more
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Nova Scotia Parks Adds 15 New Provincial Parks And Expands Two More
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by Evan Holt
5d ago
Nova Scotia Parks recently announced that it is going to add 15 news parks while also expanding two more. These designations of Crown land will put the Province more than halfway to its commitment of having 205 provincial parks, part of the parks and protected areas plan. “Nova Scotia is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and we are taking significant steps to protect this beauty for generations to come. These parks help protect biodiversity and give Nova Scotians more places to get outside and enjoy nature.” — Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables The new and expa ..read more
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Algonquin Park Backcountry Opens For 2024 Camping Season
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by Evan Holt
5d ago
After an unseasonably warm Spring, Ontario Parks has opened Algonquin Provincial Park’s backcountry for the 2024 camping season. Ordinarily the backcountry is closed until things dry up a little after the Spring thaw. It was originally scheduled to be off limits March 31st to May 2nd however this year surprises everyone by opening three weeks earlier than originally planned. Be sure to keep an eye on the Alerts tab of the backcountry page before heading out as conditions can change. Take note of the following notices…. Inaccessible/Closed Access Points: - Grand Lake (Achray) Access Point – for ..read more
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Watch: Using GPS Technology for Canoe Tripping
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by Evan Holt
5d ago
Not sure about using GPS on your next canoe trip? Bill Swift from Swift Canoe has a chat with Ted about how far technology has come and some great tips about using GPS technology while canoe tripping ..read more
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Read 'The Forest" For Free
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by Evan Holt
5d ago
It may be an older book, but The Forest by author Stewart Edward White is an interesting book about the great outdoors. 'The Forest' by Stewart Edward White is an enrapturing read that will transport you to the wilderness and inspire you to explore it. With engaging stories and practical tips on camping and trekking, this book will make you want to pack your bags and head to the great outdoors. The vivid imagery and poetic prose paint a vivid picture of Canada's frontier, taking you back in time to experience its wild beauty. It was originally published in 1903 but now is in public domain ..read more
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Watch: Tripping The French River
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by Evan Holt
1w ago
If you’ve ever watched the slow paced/real-time documentaries TRIPPING The Bruce (you can watch the entire TRIPPING the Series episodes online) you will be excited to know that TRIPPING The French River is coming April 21st at 8 p.m. The documentary takes viewers for a 110-kilometre paddle in a cedar strip canoe on one of the rivers that helped form Canada. “Paddling the French River is both a step back in time and way to see all the great flora and fauna that Ontario has to offer. I don’t believe there is another river in Ontario that has as much personality as the French. There are sections ..read more
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Campsite Reservations Open Soon For The 2024 Camping Season At PEI Provincial Parks
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by Evan Holt
1w ago
PEI Provincial Parks will open camping reservations for the 2024 season on April 24th starting 9 a.m. Choose from… Brudenell River Provincial Park - June 7th to October 13th, 2024 Panmure Island Provincial Park - June 7th to September 28th, 2024 Northumberland Provincial Park - June 7th to October 5th, 2024 Red Point Provincial Park - June 7th to October 5th, 2024 Cabot Beach Provincial Park - June 7th to September 28th, 2024 Linkletter Provincial Park - June 7th to October 5th, 2024 Jacques Cartier Provincial Park - June 7th to September 28th, 2024 Cedar Dunes Provincial Park ..read more
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Yukon Parks Frontcountry Reservations Open Soon For The 2024 Camping Season
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by Evan Holt
1w ago
Yukon Parks is opening 13 of their Territorial parks and campgrounds on April 10th, 2024 at 9 a.m.. May Campsites are open May 3rd to September 30th. Choose from… Marsh Lake Pine Lake Wolf Creek Tombstone Mountain Fees for 2024 are $18 per campsite, per night. If you’re not sure where to get started, download the 2024 guide to camping in the Yukon. Backcountry campsites such as Grizzly Lake, Divide Lake and Talus Lake opened March 6th. Stay connected with Yukon Parks by following them on Facebook ..read more
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Recycle Your Used Hiking Socks Through Smartwool's Second Cut Project
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by Evan Holt
1w ago
Smartwool is continuing their Second Cut Project for another year in 2024 giving you a chance to recycle your used hiking socks to save them from heading to the landfill. Bring any brand of sock (as long as they are clean!) to a partner store, or print off your own shipping label and Smartwool will deconstruct the hard-to-recycle socks and turn them into new goods. Stay connected with Smartwool by following them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter ..read more
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