Happy Holidays All! I hope the members of our community & their families are enjoying some safe & joyful moments this season! Anybody score any cool new gear? I have all the fishing gear I'll need for a long time but today my sister gave me a neat gadget - a LifeStraw - a personal water purifying device that purifies stream water as you drink it - aside from being ultra portable & convenient to use, it eliminates the necessity to carry water with you - you just dip some water out of the stream and use the straw to drink it! This will really come in handy on my next trip up to Hudson Bay - even on the islands there is no shortage of fresh water but there are also MILLIONS of geese up there which makes me a little nervous about drinking the water...back in 2010, up in Labrador, when Ron Rothenberger & I cut a trail out of the Churchill River Valley into the Elizabeth River Valley, we thought it would take us 3 days tops -the work was tough and it ended up taking 5 days and there was precious little water up on that height of land - we were drinking rain water out of moose tracks in the mud - one of these little gems would have been mighty handy...Be Safe & Tight Lines!