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Outdoor Cooking

Whisky and Cake

It’s 6 a.m. on a rainy morning just before Canada Day. In six hours I need to be ready to drive to Mayo, with three canoes on the roof and six days of breakfasts, dinners and desserts packed and labelled for the communal...

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MAKE A BETTER FIRE

Except above tree-line, good firewood is available in most places in the Yukon but a few days of rain can make pretty good wood too wet to get anything but thick smoke and little flame. A short time spent on preparation  can...

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Learning from the Locals

Returning home after traveling can bring culture shock that’s just as discombobulating as that experienced when heading off to the far side of the globe.I’m learning that staging the return helps ease the transitions of climate...

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Camp Tips and Ideas

Meat care: • Pre-cut ropes for hanging quarters. Make them six to seven feet long with a tied loop on one end to fasten to the meat. Leave them attached to lift meat up into a plane or a high truck bed.• Use a child’s...

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The Old-fashioned Shore Lunch

If you’ve ever read about—or been lucky enough to go on—a guided freshwater fishing excursion, there’s always a shore lunch included.Depending on your age, these moments of being waited on can be as exciting as the...

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