Jim Baird returns from a “true wilderness” excursion with a new story to share. In this four-part video series exclusive, the canoe-tripping savant and wilderness survival expert presents a unique take on a 14-day, 300-km journey through the Canadian sub-Arctic. After first flying into the Northwest Territories’ rugged Mackenzie-Yukon watershed border in Episode 1 and navigating upper tributaries, Episode 2 traces the first days paddling down the scenic Mountain River. The crew — which includes Baird’s wife Tori and dog Buck, as well as his brother Ted and his girlfriend Heather — runs lively rapids, explores the unique riverside moonscape, and ultimately finds Tufa Springs, where Ted reveals secret plans inspired by the breathtaking natural beauty. Meanwhile, Jim Baird identifies local fish caught, highlighting a traditional method of butterflying and roasting a sizable Dolly Varden char.
Jim Baird is an avid paddler and consistent contributor to C&K. Jim and his brother Ted were the winners of the 2016 season of History Channel’s ALONE survival show. Check out ‘The Things We Carried‘ on the 10 pieces of gear essential to Jim and Ted’s survival success. Watch Baird’s Saskatchewan Safari, a four-episode C&K series following an expedition down the remote Porcupine River.
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