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Reginald Donaldson (worth) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Wind River Range
About Me I am a wilderness canoeist with a preference for paddling Northern Ontario.
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Waterproofing Maps
Ryan said from another post: I like the Rite in the Rain paper for writing, but for map printing, it's expensive and heavy. So, I like regular copy paper: cheap and light. When I'm done...

In Philosophy & Technique » Waterproofing Maps
May 17, 9:35pm

Better yet, Goggle Maps
This will give you a chuckle! 1. go to 2. click on "get directions" 3. type "New York" in the first box (the "from" box) 4. type "London...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails
April 18, 5:50pm

Re: Re: What cheese for a 6 day trip?
I prefer to wrap my cheese in cheese clothe soaked in vinegar and stored in a zip-lock bag. The vinegar will retard mold growth and the clothe will absorb any oils the cheese may extrude. The vin...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What cheese for a 6 day trip?
March 23, 8:10pm

I guess I had not reached rock bottom yet.
And I thought I had hit an all time low when I was forced to use my Crocs as a urinate bottle.

In Multiple Use Gear » Cookpot Toilet
January 07, 8:37pm

Dehydration, frostbite and urination
On one particular cold, windy trip I observed that I began to urinate every 15 - 30 minutes for several hours. My paddling buddy even noticed it. I had never heard of this being a sign of hypothe...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 15, 6:38am

Brett, MB #7
Brett, I was using the down MB #7 and was sleeping in a BA Seedhouse SL2. I had very little condenstation inside the tent during this particular trip because the tent ventilates almost too with mo...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 14, 3:22pm

I made a mistake using the MB #7, Sea to Summit's Thermolite, silk liner and a 3/4-length ZRest pad on a July wilderness canoe trip into the sub-tundra. Historical temperatures indicated it ra...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 13, 9:19pm

Wear a tree branch
Wildchild is correct about Natrapel. When it gets too bad I go for the headnet and spritz my collar, hat brim and shirt cuffs with Deet. I have seen Cree and Inuit wear a small branch like a hat....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Non DEET Mosquito Repellent?
December 05, 9:37pm

Dirty rag wool
I discovered years ago that rag wool stops itching after several days of wearing it as long as you do not wash it or change into clean rag wool. I assume the dirt, moisture and body oils must un-k...

In GEAR » Going Wool? share your knowledge
November 24, 5:27pm

Mail options
It is common for canoe expeditions in the Canadian Far North to mail themselves supplies in care of the Northern Stores. I see no reason why you could not use their services. http://www.northwe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Grocery store options
November 16, 10:41pm

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