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Travis Bernard (DispatchesfromtheNorth) - BPL Premium Member

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StateYukon Territory
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"3 person shelter for JMT?"
We had 3 and a dog on the Chilkoot Trail this summer and a 9x9 Oware pyramid did the job well. I'm sold on the pyramids for almost all of our trips now. Lots of different pyramid tents availabl...

In GEAR » 3 person shelter for JMT?
September 19, 5:17pm

Re: What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
I live in the Yukon and the geography up here means we have a lot of different micro-climates. We already have fresh snow up at higher elevations that's likely to stick around. A neighbour of o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 05, 10:56am

Re: what camera?
Hey Adam, I never noticed your message, so sorry for not responding sooner. I used a Sony Nex6 for those photos. I only have a gorillapod for a tripod so for some shots I had the gorillapod wrap...

In Photo Gallery » Aurora Borealis
September 03, 12:53pm

Re: Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
Adam, great read. Enjoyed your writing and you made me want to get out and test myself. Well done.

In Post-Trip Reports » Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
August 19, 9:08pm

Re: How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
Mary, I agree that obedience training is important. I don't think it's fair to say a dog isn't trained properly if it pulls on a leash, though. We worked hard at training our dog to pul...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
August 18, 8:27pm

Re: How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
I hike with my dog all the time and have found that using 1 pole is much better than two. I also have the dog attached to my waist at all times. She's a strong puller and it's way easier to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
August 18, 11:19am

Re: RE
I bought a MEC Alpine Refuge jacket earlier this summer and have been mighty impressed with it so far. Was out fishing for 3+ hours in pouring rain and stayed dry. It's made from 3-layer Toray ...

In GEAR » Goretex Pro Jackets / Rain Jackets that actually last
August 09, 6:02pm

Re: National Film Board of Canada
No problem Walter. And I'd highly recommend checking out Bill Mason and a few of his docs if you are playing around on the National Film Board site. He was a paddler and filmmaker. Song of the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
August 03, 3:48am

Re: Gear Guide: Packrafts
I think someone at BPL needs to get their hands on one of those Bakraft prototypes and do a review. I'd love a lightweight self-bailing packraft. Good to see some new competition.

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Guide: Packrafts
August 02, 12:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
"Not sure about a summer cabin though (Alone in the Wilderness style), ... I like being out in the summer and in during the winter." I have a friend who is a carpenter and has built se...

In Philosophy & Technique » Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
August 02, 12:09pm

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