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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Every once in a while, I discover a product designed for Canadian users. It is noteworthy for that reason alone, but when it offers an array of features that can be of use to those of us who live north of the border, it is a product worth detailing. The Magellan eXplorist 610 Canada certainly fits that mould. It offers high sensitivity GPS reception with easy-to-read mapping for precise, unparalleled outdoor navigation. It allows the user to find his/her way using maps or a series of different compass screens, … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! For the better-than-average-sized backpacker, Hotcore Sleeping Bags has designed the new Fatboy 200. Weighing in at 5.2 pounds, with an overall size of 78 inches by 42 inches, this unit compresses to a carry size of 15.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Hotcore uses high quality, siliconized TRUELOFT microfibre insulation, which traps more warm air than traditional insulations with the same loft. Lined with brushed polyester, I found this sleeping bag to be soft, warm and quiet. Keeping my elk hunting pack lightweight and small is key and I can … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! A portable energy source, no matter where you may find yourself, is not entirely new. But the concept of that source being lightweight, compact and extremely durable is a different kettle of fish. Bushnell, the same company that is better known for its sports optics, has developed a line of very portable, lightweight and compact solar-driven power plants, which can provide an energy source for charging devices such as cameras, smart phones and MP3 players, or any device with a USB port, in as little as two hours. For … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! With hunting season quickly approaching, we are all gearing up to fill the freezers and hopefully get a shot off at that once-in-a-lifetime trophy animal. With the rising popularity of hunting and the vast area of uncharted territory in western Canada, more and more hunters are travelling deeper into the backcountry, looking for that elusive prize. And more hunters every year are finding themselves lost or going too far to return that night. Although we are all competent hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, that it-can’t-happen-to-me attitude could cost Canadian Search And Rescue … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events stories! Nearly 276,000 hectares was added to the BC Parks system through legislation introduced recently, announced Environment Minister Terry Lake. Bill 5 – the Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 2013 adds new parks and conservancies and expands the Mount Maxwell ecological reserve, which is home to the rare Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem. It entrenches in law protected area recommendations reached through multi-stakeholder and public land-use planning processes, as well as government-to-government agreements with First Nations, while at the same time supporting economic development. “The B.C. government has been establishing … Read more »

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I have used FoodSaver products for years. They have been the answer for storage of much of my wild game and fish. Vacuum sealing has allowed me to store both game and fish for much longer periods of time than I would have otherwise considered feasible. Despite their all but indispensable home-based use, I often would have liked to take a unit into the field, but could not as they were strictly bound to an electrical outlet. Well, no longer with the introduction of the new FoodSaver GameSaver Silver unit. It is totally portable as long as you have access … Read more »

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Airbac builds a better mousetrap — that is, a brand-new way to carry items in a backpack! Airbac is a new backpack invention that uses a patented, built-in air cushion technology to prevent back stress and make wearers feel as if they are carrying half the weight or less, as well as protecting the backpack contents, such as a laptop and other valuable gear. Simply pump the air pocket to the desired level, taking only seconds, and the Airbac’s inflated air pockets surround the contents with a shield of air and allow the pack to spread the weight more evenly … Read more »

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If you’re looking for a great way to light up — check out this new flashlight from Snap-On. Their new LED Hybrid Light features 53 LEDs and unlike incandescent bulbs, which burn hot, this portable, battery-powered auxiliary light is cool to the touch. The tubular-shaped light has a tough tube lens, a rubber molded comfort grip and a magnetic base. The light functions not only as a head beam flashlight, but its body projects 360-degree illumination as well. It also features an anodized aluminum handle and cap. The water-resistant hybrid light is useful in casting light where it’s needed from … Read more »

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