Saskatchewan Safari Ep. 1 – Accessing the Porcupine River

Northern Saskatchewan rugged remote unspoiled and unforgiving here waterways teeming with fish spillover thundering waterfalls in wine from Taiga and Northern Boreal forests and Late August and early september my wife tori our dog buck And I spent 14 days paddling Northern Saskatchewan Porcupine river Along the way we’ve encountered everything from exciting Whitewater rapids Trekkers Portage’s to bad weather and Bears This is the story of our adventure Our trip begins with a long drive through Ontario Manitoba and into saskatchewan where we’ll have way up North to the end of the row that stony rapid We’re just at the beginning about nine hours on the prowl right now There’s the most six hours between points north and stoney rabbit where there’s no place to get gas There’s no cell phone service and so you really gotta be self-sufficient. You got to make sure that you have enough fuel We brought Jerrycan we brought an entire plug kit air compressor to inflate the tire Full-size fare, so these things are really important especially having a reliable vehicle. We have a diesel Mitsubishi Pajero, it’s a four wheel drive and you know these vehicles are meant to be driven we are in Stoney Rabbit, Saskatchewan and Our float plane charter leaves in one hour. So we’re going to go over the flow plane base We’re going to go through our stuff. Make sure we have everything we need and Blow the play we’re taking a twin otter which is really exciting. It’s you Have to see if this Doesn’t like stairs Okay, here. We go got my ear protection is supplying out to seven laws We’re well past the road system now, and this is real Wilderness It’s an amazing feeling to look out over this beautiful country that remain unaltered by the hand of man Landen remote Selwyn laws where a trip finally begin We start by Crossing Selwyn Lake until we reach the flow of the porcupine river The plan is to follow the porcupine to the confluence of the fond du Lac and then continue on to the community of Black Lake With any luck we should be done. This trip 14 days We did a bunch of open water crossings on Selwyn Lake and now we’re camped here at the mouth of the porcupine river Bugs aren’t too too bad a few black flies though be expected, but a lot of berries around here a lot of blueberries We’re just getting camp set up and some firewood cut and I’m going to grab a bite to eat It looks like a pretty nice claw here So day two and after being really exhausted We slept in and so we’re deciding to eat lunch instead of breakfast Was a summer sausage ready Chris bacon cheese and mustard yep Amazing we’ve got some pretty serious rapids to deal with today Now I’m really excited to give this whitewater boat a test. This is a 16-6 Nova Craft Moysey which is a specific whitewater boat and now we’re going to bomb a steep and Boulder E-class to first rapper to the trip and get those pre rapid jitters out of us because we’re going to have a lot more Whitewater to come and what’s fucking to do? He’s going to run alongside of the posh trail. So meet us at the end He’s actually a little worried that we’re going to go with out of my face you cannot Hi, good evening sighs oh nice one We’ve got the gorgeous campsite on offset Lake of course on the porcupine river system and just before getting to camp We call it a really nice pike – looks like a good eater. So looking forward to a good meal teeth upStairs Here’s how to set up a tarp. No trees You peg down the back of the tarp to the ground or foot rocks along the back And you tie the ends to paddles? And use guidelines to run from the top of the paddles and then tag them into the ground and you put one Paddle or stick in the middle to hold it all up That’s going to be for dinner string conservatories famous hot chocolate and Rye whiskey amen

33 thoughts on “Saskatchewan Safari Ep. 1 – Accessing the Porcupine River

  1. Perfect ending with dinner and a night cap, looked like great weather too.  Nice video!

  2. Love it Jim!!! Some day we should team up for an adventure:)

  3. Hi Jim good to see you Tory & Buck back on the trail. I enjoyed your epic trip in Quebec. This one looks to be just as challenging; Brian 77

  4. Great video Jim…Good dog…lol. Beautiful up there for sure!
    Looks like it was a great trip…TFS and be well!

  5. Holy crap, I am only 6 minutes in and already blown away by the videography and narration!

  6. Awesome video enjoyed watching it very much. Cant wait to see what takes place next in your adventure(s). Also congratulations with your win on alone! I am from Toronto as well and knew you guys would make us Torontonians/Canadians proud. Keep it up.

  7. Man how did I miss this video. It was great. Beautiful country thanx Jim

  8. Good afternoon, this is Jonas with Classic Outdoors. Could we use your videos? We are a Nova Craft dealer. Thank you and enjoy your day,

  9. What a very big and savage country! Canada, land of future!

  10. Woow amazing video !!!
    Need to watch the other episodes!
    What kind of camcorder are you using there ? Dslr?
    Cheers from

  11. just started watching these videos guys, AMAZING, and what an amazing dog, keep it up

  12. I NEED MORE OF THESE VIDEOS. I am absolutely obsessed. Please post new videos this summer!!

  13. How much would it cost for someone with no experience to purposely disappear there?

  14. ahhhh northern pike the best eating fish. i can remove y bones in my sleep hehe. love your videos guys

  15. Nova Craft canoes for human transport and first mate for the hound that’s a good combo

  16. Fantastic content. Dont understand why I didnt come across your channel earlier! Clever idea to mount the camera on the dog – very versatile videography!

  17. Seeing the buck run along side was really cool! I can't see my dog doing that!

  18. aww man i wish i known you in Sask. i'm in Saskatoon, would have been nice to get autograph & pic with you and your family. love your vids Mr.Jim Baird.

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