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A Change of Mind (Cast Iron, Soap and the Messiah)

When I first started cooking in camp, I was taught the “proper” way to care for cast iron pans. I was told that it was strictly forbidden to wash cast iron with soap, as it would take the seasoning off … Continue reading

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To Fetch an Elk off a Mountain

Nearly every time I feel a deep ache in my lower spine or a weakness in my right hip, I remember the cause of it nearly fourteen years ago on a late September afternoon. I had taken a job as … Continue reading

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The Little Bull Caribou

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There was a time working for the hunting outfit east of Atlin, northern BC, when I felt very lonely.  It was just after the third hunt of the season. I was situated at the isolated Lincoln Lake camp.  The weeks … Continue reading

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Tent-Wall-Flapping, Tarp-Shredding Winds

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Working for an outfitter in the Kananaskis Country of southern Alberta, we set up camp in the Zephyr Pass Area, near the Highwood River and Cataract Creek.  This would be our final camp of the hunting season.  We carted the … Continue reading

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Swarovski versus Bushnell

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I was hired to be a horse wrangler for a big game outfitter in the Yukon and was given a list of things I must have as part of my gear.  On this list, amongst things like sleeping bag, rain … Continue reading

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A February Hike into Crescent Falls

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The other day I was feeling itchy.  I needed to get out of the mundane and head for the mountains.  I needed to find something beautiful, something a little wild.  Which has been hard to find the past few years … Continue reading

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Like a Mother Bear

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During some of my cooking or wrangling excursions in the back-country, I’ve had the privilege of encountering a number of bears in their natural habitat.  Most of them were quick, heart-pounding moments, with the bear usually spotting me, before I … Continue reading

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