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This video explores the possibility more Canadians are eligible to obtain an Authorization To Carry (ATC) than is commonly assumed. Because Trudeau’s handgun freeze provides an exemption for ATC holders, now is a good time to examine this topic more closely; it may be worth the pile of paperwork and additional expense now! The Way […]
As many Canadian gun owners are aware, the government has tabled unfair changes to firearms regulations intended to make the buying, selling and transferring of handguns unlawful so that, once you pass on, your property can be confiscated and destroyed. There are, however, important exemptions to this proposed law you should be aware of if […]
Check out this approach to a single-shot hunting rifle, especially if you want to hunt using cast bullets for your reloads. And reload you will, if you use this gun because it’s chambered in .45-120; a cartridge no longer manufactured (although the brass still is). We even managed to get Matthew Quigley to stop by […]
...they'd better at least find you handy, as Red Green used to say. Includes how we deal with the legal restrictions on quad travel in Canada when a handgun is involved.
In this video I show how to design and make various carrying cases out of leather – right down to the stitching and moulding techniques. The example used is for carrying camera equipment (a “DJI Pocket 2” camera with accessories), but the methods taught will apply to almost anything you decide to make. Once you […]
In this video I share some information about a 4K video camera I think is amazing for outdoors people due to its in-your-shirt-pocket size, gimble head stabilization and high picture quality. For solo adventures, you can sit it on a small tripod and it will track as you work, using built-in A.I.. In addition, there […]
This short video is a response to the common claim that, when it comes to protection from wildlife, handguns (or any firearms) will be too slow to save you anyway. There is one thing that articles written on this subject never seem to mention! The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of […]
What is the impact of a revolver’s weight and size when it comes to speed and accuracy in an emergency? This video will delve into that question by testing two handguns at the opposite ends of the weight/size spectrum – a .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 29-3 with a 10-5/8″ barrel vs. a Ruger […]
This video provides design recommendations for holsters made to be worn for three types of revolvers used for protection against wildlife and the dispatch of trapped animals. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not a crowd-follower.
This brief video puts a spotlight on a potentially lethal mistake you can make when drawing and shooting a revolver single-action style in conjunction with holster use. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not a crowd-follower.
Tests can be unnerving, but sometimes they have to be undertaken. And that’s what you will have to do if you want an “Authorization To Carry” a handgun for wilderness protection in Canada. To pass the test you have to demonstrate (to a certified examiner) you can draw your handgun from it’s holster and fire […]
I suppose it appeals to only a small segment of Canadians (although a 1,000 trappers in each provinces could probably apply), but I think shedding some light on this topic is worthwhile anyway. In this video I explain the process of completing the complex paperwork required when applying for an Authorization To Carry. To do […]
We were in the north country in February with -30° C temperatures (-20° F) and heavy snow loads, plus a contract in our hands to burn hundreds of brush piles situated on our trapline. I had rounded up a crew consisting of my son, grandson and one other guy to head up there. When we […]
The first in a series of videos teaching Indigenous crafting skills, this introduces the art of beading. Nikeeya of the Dene Tha shares her unique technique for creating high quality beading patterns. Not done using drawn patterns, her’s is a method that encourages flexibility, creativity while also being very efficient. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou […]
Shown here are a series of stills I have collected over the years, focusing on the hunting partner I’ve had the privilege of sharing a lifetime with. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not a crowd-follower.
My wife spends a lot of time making native crafts the way she was taught by her mother. So much time, I sometimes consider myself as a crafting widower! But she enjoys it and she does make nice stuff that a lot of people keeping asking her to make for them, so it’s all good! […]
Hunting, trapping, saw milling, cabin building, hide tanning, there’s a ton of things to do in the outdoors. It doesn’t always feel worthwhile at the time, but it’s a good idea to capture some of those moments, whether by camera or video, because it adds up and, later, you’re always glad you did. The Way […]
As the elderly pass on, the art of brain tanning moose hides has been rapidly disappearing, so my wife – “Nikeeya” a member of the Dene Tha people – asked me to make this video documenting how she does it, so the knowledge can be kept alive. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m […]
Perhaps not something achievable for everyone (unless you’re a trapper), it’s nice to dream since, for many, this represents the ideal life (and they’re not far off!). This short video shares our sense of what it’s like for us. Living in the bush is work. Lots of work, so you have to be prepared for […]
Most tutorials on butchering focus on processing the hind quarters, but the front leg is actually the more difficult one to do because of its convoluted muscle structure. This video will help redress that imbalance, using the front leg of a moose for its example. Quite lengthy, this video shows the entire process in great […]
Knowing how to cut up a moose doesn’t just save on butchering costs; it also enables you – if the animal has to be hauled from deep bush – to carve it up on the spot first, so you can carry out lighter portions, instead of entire quarters at a time. This is a common […]
Interested in seeing what 2 guys, 2 ladies, 3 quads and a portable, gas-powered winch can do? In this video we drag a 12′ x 16′ cabin one kilometer through mud and muskeg to get it from one trapline (someone else’s) to the other (our own). Wet conditions not permitting the use of a truck, […]
The preparation of our trapline is going well. We now have a cabin (prefab metal for now), which we – with the help of able-bodied, good friends – moved to the edge of the pristine lake lake shown in this video. We can now look forward to spending more time here, warmed by a wood […]