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Krugers tired and worn out canoe from the epic 1971 paddle across Canada.584 viewsVerlen built this 110 lb Sitka spruce canoe for he and Clint Waddells historic crossing of Canada in one season...from Montreal to the Bering Sea in 6-months time. Thanks to Scott and Dan Smith in Michigan the canoe will be back in ship-shape to be used again.
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DIY Reflector583 viewsBased on the Kraiker's design. A prototype built with a roll of Roofing Aluminum and a couple of Coat Hangers. THis view is it folded up.
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solo lunch581 viewsKielbassa and 1/2 pack of lipton noodles, coffee, ummmm good
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Sheathing the Canoe581 viewsAdding ribs 7 sheathing to the birch bark canoe
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My BlackSpruceGear.ca Environmental Firebox579 views
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Ready to Glass the inside573 views
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Makobe Canyon Passage572 viewsNarrow, but deep canyon passage on the Makobe River, enroute to Elk Lake
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Billy Can Tin Pot572 views
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Upper Twin569 viewsUpper drop of Twin Falls
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565 viewsbush buddy
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Done, side view565 viewsPlayboat is ready for outfitting... just add water.
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10 Foot playboat559 views10 foot playboat of my own design (for better or worse!) ready to start stripping. Filler project between other stuff so I'm not expecting rapid progress.
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Replacing ribs and plank556 views16 ft Chestnut Pal
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Home Made Anorak - the Front Pocket552 viewsJust as we started to put it together. The two sides will easily each hold a large leather mitt. The little pockets on the front were designed to hold odds 'n ends like matches, a compass, fire starters, etc.
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Hennessy Hammock547 viewsThis is my Hennessy Hammock in use on a trip in the Chiniguchi area, east of Sudbury. The hammock has a full bug screen, a silnylon rain fly and fastens easily to any two reasonably spaced trees. Access is through a slit in the bottom.
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Completed Home-Made Anorak - Hood Up544 viewsThe anorak with the hood up and cinched tight around the face.
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Valleyfield course542 views
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two canoes on narrow rack542 viewsNot all lines are attached. Also, I later added foam blocks between gunnel of upper canoe and the hull it rested on to avoid scuffing.
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canoe repair in the field541 viewsMid way down the Pukaskwa in early May. This Royalite Dumoine had seen too many trips and too much UV exposure. Several cracks on the hull, the longest of which about 8". Repaired with fiberglass. Second trip this boat was repaired enroute. Retired after this trip.
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Ready to go541 viewsBoat is built, ready for outfitting and paddling and we've got one eager padder waiting to go.
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Krugers historic canoe get a face lift538 viewsEven a new paint job on the canoe that crossed Canada in 1971 from Montreal to the Bering Sea.
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fox Algonquin Park533 views
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Pasta Duty532 viewsRichard on cooking duty - making the pasta. This was during a trip on the Upper Spanish River.
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Ranger is outside532 views
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Valleyfiled slalom course528 views
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Spring Peeper528 viewsIsland Lake, ON
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Bread Dough before cooking on Trangia526 viewsDough after it has been punched down and kneaded.
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Other side view of Tobbogan522 views
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Sanding sealed canvas521 views15 ft Chestnut Chum set up as solo
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David Lake...Killarney520 views
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