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Hiking: Other Essentials

In previous columns, I’ve talked about food, tents, packs, boots, foot care and outer garments.Now let’s look at other things that range from nearly essential to nice-to-have.Cleanliness needs can be met with biodegradable...

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E.T. Call P.C.

During my daily walks with the dogs in the woods between Porter Creek and the college, I can’t help noticing long straight corridors cut through the trees.At first, I naturally assumed these were the Whitehorse equivalent of the...

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Ice Fishing, Part 1 of 2

In southern Canada’s ice-fishing season, lakes have been traditionally dotted with wooden ice huts or shanties. These are frozen in places with propane or home-built oil drip stoves to keep the anglers warm. Rarely in the Yukon...

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The Mount Before Christmas

Every once in awhile, the universe and karma come together in some truly spectacular ways. So here is my story … so far.As most of you know by reading these columns, I am an avid fan of obtaining used astronomy equipment...

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