• September 4th, 2014 (Canoe Center to Ikkattooq) Miles Walked: 13.5 Canoe Center Hut     I was a little too well hydrated last night and woke up in the middle of the night.  Just outside the hut, while "adjusting my hydration level", I looked up and noticed the faint shadows of what must have been the Northern Lights.  They weren't the brilliant green colors you so often see in pictures but simply shades of black and grey.  Still worth getting up for!  Canoe Center is by far the largest hut...

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  • September 3rd, 2014 (Katiffik to Canoe Center) Distance Walked: 12.5 Miles   Katiffik Hut     The hut was very comfortable and I slept well last night. When I stepped outside I quickly discovered the resident arctic hare that was mentioned in the shelter journal as a frequent visitor. While he took note of my presence, he let me approach fairly closely without a hint of anxiousness. I didn’t want to disturb his breakfast so I took a few photos, let him be, and went about my morning chores. Katiffik Hut lies upon the...

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  • September 2nd, 2014 (Kangerlussuaq to Katiffik) Distance Walked: 15 Miles Arriving in Kangerlussuaq     I flew into Kangerlussuaq on the daily flight from Copenhagen and rejoiced in the fact that I had finally arrived in Greenland and was now well north of the Arctic Circle. The airport is an old U.S. Air Force base that was given back to Greenland and Denmark following the end of the Cold War. After retrieving my backpack from the tiny luggage carousel my next destination was the grocery store on the airport grounds...

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  • I was interviewed last night on ABC's Nightline as a survival expert discussing the lost Nevada family that was successfully rescued yesterday. Their story demonstrates once again that staying calm and having a strong will to live are the two most important tools needed to survive. Check out the story (I'm on at around the 4 minute mark). Glad it was such a happy outcome and that all are safe! -Kevin (http://abcnews.go.com/watch/nightline/SH5584743/VDKA0_sp0qplj8/nightline-1210-missing-family-found-alive-in-freezing-nevada-wilderness)

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  • Parents, don't miss out on the opportunity to camp with your family in Prospect Park on September 21st.  The lottery is tomorrow (9/11), and there are only 30 spots available.  You can register here (http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration) and don't forget that we rent all the gear you'll need for a successful outing.

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  • Day 2 is done and I was able to check out some great products today including brands we've been carrying and those we'll be adding in 2014. Primus debuted some smaller, and less expensive stoves geared towards tailgating parties. While the colors are not yet set in stone we're hoping to be able to order some NY Team colored stoves.   Gregory debuted some great new travel packs like this one with separate laptop and tablet sleeves plus plenty of room for everything you'll need for a few days on...

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