February 8, 2014 · 7:00 AM
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Lake Simcoe is world famous for its abundant perch during ice fishing season. Drop in for a couple of hours or spend the day out on the ice. I’ll have a hut set up with a wood stove to ensure everyone is comfortable. I’ll also have an auger and extra fishing rods to loan out in addition to showing you how to craft your own ice fishing rod from wood and line.
The ability to obtain food during a crisis is nothing less than critical. While on the move or otherwise the acquisition of food is a vital skill that everyone should be constantly working towards improving. With the countless lakes offered throughout Ontario the ability to catch fish (in any season) can only compliment your existing bug out plan.
Fish offer a variety of nutrients are an excellent source of protein. They also taste excellent!
In addition to showing you the variety of techniques used to catch fish through ice we’re also going to be filleting fish and cooking them up for an afternoon snack.
While I will have a tent set-up with a wood burning stove I do advise that you dress appropriately as per the weather conditions. The specific launching point to the lake is going to have several ice fishing hut companies and people. If you want to rent your own hut for the day I would recommend talking to Peter at http://icecabins.com/. His cabins are heated and reasonably priced. I’ll be parked close to wear his cabins are set up.
How to find us: After parking your vehicle on Gilford Road (http://goo.gl/maps/Wd0ag) make your way to the very end or the road towards the lake (east). If you’re on time we’ll be there getting ready to head out on the ice. If you’re showing up later in the day start walking out on the ice for about 10 or 15 minutes towards the green, wooden ice fishing huts. The only hut that is blue and has a chimney with smoke coming out will be ours – however, most of us will likely be outside.
I will update this page as we get closer to the date with a more specific way on how to find the hut.
This event will be hosted by, Che, Organizer of The Ontario Prepper Survival Network.
UPDATE: Just a reminder that if you intend on fishing you should get your fishing license just in case. It's highly unlikely that MNR will be out checking licenses, however, it's best to be prepared. If you're going to be there in the morning I'll be wearing green snow pants and a jacket - in case you've never met me before. I'll also have a small blue sled with all my gear. If you're coming later in the day then just head towards the green huts on the ice. My hut is blue and will be the only one with a chimney and smoke coming out of it. Please let me know if you have any questions.