o canada: happy canada day!

During the last ice age, Canada’s Akimiski Island was buried under several thousand meters of ice, but since its retreat, the island has rebounded (risen in elevation) and new beach areas have emerged, streams and lakes have formed, and trees and other vegetation have colonized the new territory. This image of Akimiski Island was captured by the Landsat 7 satellite on August 9, 2000. (NASA/Jesse Allen, Landsat,University of Maryland’s Global Land Cover Facility) … via The Big Picture {from space, thanks NASA!} …

Happy Canada Day!

shop news: sneak peek … bushcraft basics

Sneak peek of new things soon winging their way to us from Arctic Scandinavia:

Sami Kuska: traditional handcrafted Arctic birch burl camping cup with reindeer leather lanyard, made by Sami craftsmen in Finland

Firestriker: weather-proof 12000+ steel striker with curly birchwood handle & reindeer leather lanyard, made by Sami craftsmen in Sweden

Stay tuned for superb new KUPILKA too, designed by Finnish eco-innovative architect Heikki Koivurova …!

shop news: midwinter sale continues …

Midwinter sale continues in the {new & improved!} shop … Out with the old, in with the new {some sneak peeks soon} …!

Lovely ‘wintery’ stuff ON SALE, including limited edition handcrafted Red Hotties & Red Blooded goodies for your Valentine …!

+ Just a few limited edition ‘icy white’ Northerlies Field Notes in the shop {sold out at FN HQ!} … Perfect for those spicy Chili recipes, recording ingenious Inuit words for ‘snow’, snowmobile routes, shinny schedules, ice fishing spots, not to mention all those resolutions, broken or otherwise …!

‘Indian Trapper on Snowshoes’, by Canadian painter Cornelius Krieghoff c1849, via AGO

shop news: sneak peek … damn yak dry goods co.

Wildcrafted Wilderness Remedy & handcrafted Canvas Camping Cup; quality goods from Canadian multi-talented merchant-maker & outdoorsman Damn Yak Dry Goods Co … Coming to Tinder very soon, stay tuned …!

o canada: a nation of nations

‘Metis Nation Flag’, ‘… the oldest Canadian patriotic flag indigenous to Canada, first used by Metis fighters in 1816. As a symbol of nationhood, the Metis flag predates Canada’s Maple Leaf flag by about 150 years …’

More info about the fascinating Metis Nation flag from the Canadian Design Resource

O Canada! {as sung by William Shatner, via the NFB … enjoy!}

shop news: sneak peek … inuit wildcrafted tea

inuit tea

Cloudberry tea, anyone …?

Wildcrafted traditional tundra teas … Coming soon …!

‘Inuit tea time’ archive photo via Avataq Cultural Institute