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    VIDEO:French River Provincial Park Canoe Trip

    Just a short report on a trip that got cut a little short. It was a beautiful area, crazy wind all day, dead calm and mosquito city all night.

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    Great video. Bummer about the fire ban, but with all that wind, I could see why they enacted it.

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    Yeah, I've been in that wind situation. Something about the physics of canoes, I think.
    Too bad about the fire ban. Looks like you had fun for a while, anyway.
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    Great video! Thanks for letting us ride along. I especially liked the underwater canoe shot. Makes me want to get the canoe out again.

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    Good video Red. Makes me think of all the native people and voyageurs who traveled there hundreds of years ago. Too bad about the fire ban,,,i wonder does that include alcohol and canister stoves?? . Anyway hope you got out for some time around WI. Thanks

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    Hi Redoleary,

    Very pretty country! Nice video. While winds are par for the course, having to call your trip short because of a fire ban is a real drag. But I'm glad to see that you were able to crank out some delicious looking baked treats on that reflector oven of yours. That's a nice piece of kit!

    Quote Originally Posted by mbiraman View Post
    Too bad about the fire ban,,,i wonder does that include alcohol and canister stoves?
    At least here in Ontario, alcohol, canister and white gas stoves are all permissible during a fire ban. I've gone through a number of bans over the years and they really only refer to open campfires or the burning of wood. While much more controlled, I really doubt that even bushbuddy's are allowed.
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    Chard's right. Here is the page stating the reg.
    http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business...02_165447.html
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    Nice video! Bummer about the fire ban, we had a very dry year this year. Maybe next time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilricky View Post
    Great video. Bummer about the fire ban, but with all that wind, I could see why they enacted it.
    Thanks. The ban was a bummer, the Rangers were really cool about it tho' as we had clearly had a fire, but had no way of knowing about the ban.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jcavenagh View Post
    Yeah, I've been in that wind situation. Something about the physics of canoes, I think.
    Too bad about the fire ban. Looks like you had fun for a while, anyway.
    I'm not kidding, we would paddle with the wind in our face,make a 90° turn and it'd still be in our face. I was fun tho'.

    Quote Originally Posted by TallPaul View Post
    Great video! Thanks for letting us ride along. I especially liked the underwater canoe shot. Makes me want to get the canoe out again.
    Thank you TallPaul. The underwater shot was fun, but with no monitor on my gopro had to wait to get home to see if I got it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mbiraman View Post
    Good video Red. Makes me think of all the native people and voyageurs who traveled there hundreds of years ago. Too bad about the fire ban,,,i wonder does that include alcohol and canister stoves?? . Anyway hope you got out for some time around WI. Thanks

    bill
    Thanks Bill. I went there because it was the Voyageurs route and wanted to see it for myself. I could just imagine those big canoes paddling past our camp.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chard View Post
    Hi Redoleary,

    Very pretty country! Nice video. While winds are par for the course, having to call your trip short because of a fire ban is a real drag. But I'm glad to see that you were able to crank out some delicious looking baked treats on that reflector oven of yours. That's a nice piece of kit!

    At least here in Ontario, alcohol, canister and white gas stoves are all permissible during a fire ban. I've gone through a number of bans over the years and they really only refer to open campfires or the burning of wood. While much more controlled, I really doubt that even bushbuddy's are allowed.
    Well, I should have brought a stove with us, so my fault it got cut short. The reflector oven was great! I really enjoyed playing with that thing.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jayson View Post
    Nice video! Bummer about the fire ban, we had a very dry year this year. Maybe next time!
    Thank you Jayson. I will say Ontario takes the ban seriously. Every gas station or store we stopped at had a sign at the counter saying no fires. They do a good job of getting the word out.
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    If you guys decide to give it another go de sure to let us know. There are a bunch of us within easy driving time.

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