Welcome to my blog. I document my adventures in the Canadian backcountry. 

Winter Camping near Mendenhall River

Winter Camping near Mendenhall River

Clothes I wore / things in my pockets

1. Tough Duck Aviator hat
2. Fjallraven pants and belt
3. Base layer bottom - polypropylene
4. Wool Socks
5. Kamik winter boots
6. Winter gloves
7. Bear spray
8. Map, compass, paper, pen
9. Mora knife and firesteel
10. Liner gloves
11. Scarf
12. Down vest
13. Fleece hoodie
14. Base layer top - polypropylene

Everything that went into my backpack

1. Agawa Canyon Boreal 21 Saw
2. Gransfors Bruks Axe
3. Nylon Tarp
4. Therm-a-rest NeoAir sleeping pad
5. MEC mummy-style sleeping bag
6. Columbia down jacket
7. Cord for ridgeline of tarp
8. Emergency Bivy
9. First Aid/survival kit
10. Extra cord and zip ties
11. Fleece toque
12. Long johns
13. Backpack rain cover
14. Toilet paper
15. ThruNite TH20 headlamp
16. Wool socks
17. Liner gloves
18. Long sleeve shirt
19. Hard Anodized Aluminum kettle
20. 1L water bottle and cook cup
21. Small tripod
22. Garmin eTrex 20 GPS
23. RavPower battery pack
24. Work gloves and liner
25. Balaclava

*Plus my food for the trip


Potatoes, sausage, garlic, butter, salt and pepper. Double wrap it in tinfoil, throw it in the fire for 45 mins and it makes an excellent supper.

tea, GORP, peanut caramel, granola bar and two packets of my sausage-potatoe recipe

All the food packed up in a 10L drybag. I also use the drybag to gather snow which I melt for drinking water.

The Journey  Begins

Saw some elk crossing the Alaska Highway

and wild horses

The trailhead

A beautiful day on the walk out

Auriol Trail (Again)

Auriol Trail (Again)

Auriol Trail

Auriol Trail