R.A.T. goes to Karamat Wilderness Ways

Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by Patrick Rollins, Mar 2, 2019.

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    Very Nice man.. Great work.. I like it a lot..
     
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    ......... yes a Stihl/ESEE would be great....as long as there is no orange involved..!

    Great pictures and great outing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Looked awesome, but -40 F is a little too cold for me. I think I would rather go to a class someplace a little warmer.
     
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    Awesome stuff @Patrick Rollins I’m looking forward to hearing more about it. Thanks for the write up and photos.

    So from another southern what was your system for layering and footwear?
     
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    Can't believe I missed another run of those beauties... Been trying to snag one for over a year now. GREAT blades.
     
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    I was able to play around with one of the Forest knives. Luckily I was able to get in on the last batch and now have one on the way.
     
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    Sorry for the late response Rick, for the most part I wore a polypro base layer, thick fleece pullover, and the Lester River Boreal shirt over that. On the coldest days I had a set of Carhartt insulated overalls also. It was all about adding and removing layers as needed. I was only "cold" a few times, when we were away from a fire we were usually doing something active. As far as footwear, we hit a Salvation Army store on the way to the class location and I lucked up and found a pair of Sorrel winter boots that were brand new for $30!
     
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    That’s what James was telling me!

    If I had known you guys were going to be st a Karamat I would have popped over for a visit ! Karamat is 45 min away from where I lived in Alberta.

    Glad you liked it!
     
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    No worries, @Patrick Rollins . I'm sure heat and moisture management goes a long way. That's awesome about the boots. Some good deep cold weather footwear is one of the missing links in my outdoor gear.
     

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