by Sakej Ward, July 9, 2017
Considering the wild fires in BC and the provincial state of emergency, I know their is a lot of our people wondering how to prepare for such an emergency. I want to help out, a little bit, by providing a packing list for a Bug Out Bag System, think of it as a evacuation bag list. If you are in a threatened area and may have to face the threat of a wild fire start to prepare now. Hope is not a strategy! Read the rest of this entry
Two searches have been launched in the past month near Mackay Lake
By Alex Brockman, CBC News, Feb 25, 2017
The barrenlands of the Northwest Territories have been known as a dangerous place for hundreds of years.
It’s unforgiving. There are few signs of vegetation beyond the treeline, treacherous crevices in the rocks and freezing winds bringing temperatures below —50. The Dene have traditional stories of people going in and never coming back. Read the rest of this entry
Joanne Barnaby was deep in the deadfall, smeared in mosquitoes and blood, dehydrated and near exhaustion, when she heard the call of a mama bear searching for its cub.
Barnaby couldn’t believe her luck.
Twelve hours earlier, she had been picking mushrooms in the remote Canadian wilderness when she had heard a growl behind her. She turned around and saw Joey, her faithful mutt, locked in a snarling standoff with a skinny black wolf. Read the rest of this entry
‘I am happy to be alive! Love you all,’ says Brian Koonoo on Facebook after week long ordeal
CBC News, May 20, 2015
Brian Koonoo, a 36-year-old man from Pond Inlet, Nunavut, walked safely into Repulse Bay Wednesday morning after four days of air and ground searches were unable to locate him.
Koonoo, who works for Parks Canada, originally set out on snowmobile from Pond Inlet on May 10. He arrived in Igloolik May 12 and spent the night before heading on to Hall Beach the next day, according to Nunavut RCMP.
He’d already travelled at least 450 kilometres when he left Hall Beach on May 13, en route to Repulse Bay. Read the rest of this entry
By Denise Titian, Ha-Shilth-Sa, March 12, 2015
A group of about 20 school kids from Ahousaht went to Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Bedwell Sound. It is the off-season for the resort and the school was using the base camp for their field trip.
Leanne, a Grade 9 student, was part of a group made up of students from grades 8 to 11. They were to spend four days in Bedwell Sound to learn cultural teachings from staff working at Ahousaht’s Holistic Centre. Read the rest of this entry
Identifying Flint to use with a striker. Flint or Chert can be easily identified by it’s color, fracture pattern, and luster. You may have to look closely at the potential piece of Flint or Chert as it will most often times be covered by the white outer matrix material. Therefore you will need to look closely for chips or breaks in the rock to identify it as a potential Chert node.
by InnerBark Outdoors
Tinder is the foundation to fire making, but when its wet out, the ability to find effective tinder can be hard. With a little know how, and a good knife, you can start a life saving fire in any condition. Practice in a controlled environment before you take this out in the field like any survival skill.
By InnerBark Outdoors
This is a how-to on how to make a fire using the bow drill method. This method has been around for thousands of years, and is one of the best ways to make a fire without matches, lighter, or fire steel. While you may not use this technique often, it is something that should be learned and practiced.
by Warrior Publications, Jan 5, 2014
A Bug Out Bag (BOB) is a pre-packed bag of personal survival items that can be grabbed when you must quickly depart a location during an emergency. The bag must be light enough for you to carry over long distances, yet contain enough items to sustain you for up to at least 72 hours (3 days). The typical weight of such a pack is between 30 to 40 pounds. Once you have assembled the bag, take it out on hikes and camping trips to ensure that it works, that it’s light enough to be carried over rough terrain, and that the items contained in it are both durable and necessary. Read the rest of this entry
B.C. shipwreck survivor recalls 10 days lost at sea
A Haida fisherman, one of three stranded on a B.C. island for 10 days in May, is now talking about the shipwreck and how he and his friends survived.
Jesse Brillon was prawn fishing with friends and brothers Brian and Dave Martynuik, south of Prince Rupert, B.C., on May 9, 2012 when their 15-metre fishing boat capsized. Read the rest of this entry