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Firewood

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Pixabay

Axes are very useful tools here in the north where campfires, bonfires and wood stoves are a big part of life. Everybody has at least one tucked away somewhere. I recently did an inventory and found that I had 11 or so, including mauls, splitters... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Pixabay

On a recent half-day ice-fishing adventure with our son, I got to experience some of the benefits of a portable burn barrel that he has been using for the past five or six years. He puts it to use throughout the year, but spring/autumn hunts and... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Pixabay.com

“It will take a few minutes.” Almost all the time, taking a few minutes to get a fire going is an acceptable part of the outdoor adventure. There are some semi-emergency or worse situations where we need the fire going right now and a few minutes... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Tess Casher

December is the Friday of the year. The whole month is filled with giddy anticipation for the budding winter wonderland, parallel to the giddy anticipation one feels for the weekend, while staring at the clock Friday afternoon. However, there’s... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Wildland Fire Management

On July 2, 1998, as Canada Day weekend celebrations carried out across the Yukon, a wildfire ignited. It was one of the largest and most expensive wildfires in the history of the territory. It was preventable and began after a campfire was not... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: kozzi.com

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 help to get at least a... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: Dylan Nelson

This past weekend, Yukoners burnt away their winter blues at the annual festival of the same name.Photographer Dylan Nelson was there to capture the action. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

The Overland Trail was a transportation corridor between Whitehorse and Dawson City constructed by the White Pass and Yukon Route at the turn-of-the-century. Spanning about 530 kilometres, it took five days to navigate by horsedrawn sleigh Read more

Humour

It’s a beautiful achievement when the most gratifying part of everyday is coming home to a still smoldering fire. Add a few kindling sticks, open the flue, give it time to catch, add bigger logs, let them catch, close the flue three Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Firewood: Then and Now

Photo: Peter Jickling

Firewood was a least-loved childhood chore, everything to do with firewood, but especially the process of getting it from the forest into the woodshed. Read more

Yukon Outside