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Wall tent camp

The wall tent camp

Sleeping on good quality cots with a wood stove it was so comfortable that I stayed eight nights and prob-ably slept better than at home.

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 have I seen such huts, but occasionally a collapsible tarp and plywood structure are seen.  The modern ice-angler …

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More Tips About Tents

Now that you’ve selected a tent and figured out how to set it up, let’s consider some more tips to get the best use out of it and to make it last for many years. The fly that came with the tent is essential. No matter what the weather is like at set-up time, put …

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The Tent: A True Survival Item

If you are interested in sheep-hunting or high country backpacking, then your tent may be the most important item you will ever own. Suffer through bad weather and your attention will quickly be drawn to the difference between low and high quality tents. Over the years, I’ve seen and heard about a number of tents …

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Can, Is Where Your Heart Is

The camping season here in the Yukon is well underway and, so far, under lots of warm weather and blue sky. When we head out to the campgrounds, one of our favourite activities is to check out the various ways people choose to crash for the night. You can find your pop tents that look …

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Remembering Tent City

As we get closer to the time when Dawson sees an influx of summer workers, I thought I would take this week to reflect on the glory that was Tent City. To begin with, there has been a summer housing crunch in Dawson from at least the 1970s on. The shortage of suitable accommodation has …

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