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    Senior Member turnerminator's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourdog View Post
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    Things I learnt over and above what we were taught;

    Its impossible to drink enough fluid or eat enough food. Getting as much as possible in is the goal.
    If you can't make a lifesaver fire or shelter quickly, you have no business outside in the arctic, especially around frozen lakes or rivers.
    Always plan your next move.
    Cuts take ages to heal up out there and blood flows very quickly out of cuts.
    Never put anything down that could be lost under snowfall. 5 minutes will cover anything.
    Wet cold around freezing point is by far the hardest temps to deal with. Synthetics/wool rule at these temps. Cotton clothing/ mulkuks great below -10.
    Sounds like a great trip!!!
    I realy like what you listed above and couldn't agree more with you.
    I think that wet cold is by far the most dangerous temps.
    Looking forward to your gear reports.

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    Thanks Fourdog I headed your advice on clothing before travelling and it stood me well. Everything was reaffirmed by my experiences and our instructors. Bring on the -40 trip with no sleeping bag, I'm hungry for it now

    Quote Originally Posted by bluejeans View Post
    Sounds and looked like an excellent adventure. Thanks for sharing.
    Its a pleasure Bluejeans, glad you liked it

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    That was a great adventure. Great report and pics

    The things you noted as learned, needed, and not needed, should be remembered by all who travel and camp in the cold.

    I also agree it is far harder to stay warm and dry at 30 degrees than it is at -20f.

    Now I Have the bug for that roll up toboggan gonna have to look into that for next season.
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    Awesome trip report and pics! Thanks! We should all do that sort of post-mortem of what worked, what didn't, and what to take next time - from ANY outing! That is how to learn your gear, your abilities, and refine the system.

    Thanks again!

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    Looks like an awesome experience, with a great trip report and pics. Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TZBrown View Post
    That was a great adventure. Great report and pics

    The things you noted as learned, needed, and not needed, should be remembered by all who travel and camp in the cold.

    I also agree it is far harder to stay warm and dry at 30 degrees than it is at -20f.

    Now I Have the bug for that roll up toboggan gonna have to look into that for next season.
    Thanks TZ
    Roll-on winter 2013! Any help I can give about using the thinner stuff is no problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by SkyPainter View Post
    Awesome trip report and pics! Thanks! We should all do that sort of post-mortem of what worked, what didn't, and what to take next time - from ANY outing! That is how to learn your gear, your abilities, and refine the system.

    Thanks again!

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    Cheers Skypainter

    Glad you enjoyed it.

    Its been good to examine the trip, weve all been doing it on Bushcraft UK where the trip was organized from. It took a lot of forethought on kit as we were in as close to a survival situation as it was possible for us to be placed in and it was no walk in the park.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4WLO View Post
    Looks like an awesome experience, with a great trip report and pics. Thanks for sharing!
    Thanks 4

    I'd recommend it to anybody who enjoys winter camping. I'm a lot happier about being out in adverse conditions and new friendships were cemented round the campfire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerminator View Post
    Now its time to plan the return, theres nothing stopping me going back now, I'm much more confident I can stay alive if the fan gets sticky. Its a nice feeling
    So can we hire you as survival instructor for our next winter SKAHO then?
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    VERY impressive dude! I'd like to try something like this someday. Thank you for sharing.

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    Seems like a nice trip even though the weather sometimes seemed to be not so good.

    Its a nice area you went to, Ive been to Dividalen Nationalpark once in the summer. It was in the late 90s but I wish I could go back there soon.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joz View Post
    So can we hire you as survival instructor for our next winter SKAHO then?
    Only for Scandinavian wages Joz

    Seriously, Skahow 2013 is looking likely for me. I'm happy to share what skills I picked up but you guys probably know a lot of it, it seems to be in your blood

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudman View Post
    VERY impressive dude! I'd like to try something like this someday. Thank you for sharing.
    A pleasure Mudman

    It was well worth the effort and expense

    Quote Originally Posted by Stavros View Post
    Seems like a nice trip even though the weather sometimes seemed to be not so good.

    Its a nice area you went to, Ive been to Dividalen Nationalpark once in the summer. It was in the late 90s but I wish I could go back there soon.

    Thanks for sharing!
    I'm glad it bought back some memories for you Stavros. Its a stunning place, stark and unforgiving with a change in character every half hour we were there. I want to see more of of it too, preferably on skis being towed by a dog this time

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    What a fantastic looking trip/workshop!!!! I could smell the smoke from the fires in my mind and olfactory.
    You are a fortunate feller to get such a trip.
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