reply to post by Jepic
He cant take a pistol into Canada... but he can make arrangements to take a rifle...
you have to call in advance to set that up...
as for clothing at this time of year... you should be thinking about a nice heavy pair of carharts with the red arctic inner lining... buy the bib and
jacket set... you sometimes get to warm and it's nice to be able to set the jacket aside....
as for travel... your going to start seeing snow up there in Oct... how good are you with a pair of cross country skis???? if not you might look into
a good pair of snow shoes...
For the Rocky mountains I have a nice pair of Beaver Tail style snowshoes... for my size and weight it makes for a smaller lighter shoe... for my 180
+ or - pounds I need a 12x38 snowshoe.... A Pickerel style for the same weight would call for a 12x60 shoe
the real trick is there are several different harnesses available on the market. The problem with
harnesses is that a harness of one design is not equally suitable for every type of terrain. I
have tried at least five or six different types but I have yet to find one that is good for all
The most common binding, and the one I frequently use, is a combination of a wide toe
strap, a strap around the heel, and a strap over the instep. All of these straps have
individual buckles for tightening and adjusting. There are a number of variations of this
type of harness. Of the commercially made harnesses, this type is the best.
The old-time trappers and woodsmen used nothing but a length of lampwick which went
around the heel and a piece of leather band for the toes. This is surprisingly effective,
although you have to get accustomed to it. Of course, today you have to go far into the
bush to find coiled lampwick that you can buy by the yard, but nylon webbing works just
as well, even if it is not quite as romantic....
good luck and send back lots of pictures