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Stinging Needles
Roll in a patch of stinging nettle and you'll think it's a spelling mistake. Nettle's stinging needles, as whispy as whiskers, are hollow and filled with formic acid which can cause burning, even blistering. Though aboriginal medicinal uses were various the principle technological use was as a source of hemp-like fiber for making thread and string. Stalks were picked late in the year when prickles had largely dropped off. Fibers were separated by rubbing or beating and then spun into thin threads. Those in turn could be braided to form thicker, stronger twine for weaving fine cloth, making fish nets and fishing line and, rarely, string bikinis.
Illustration by Manami Kimura
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Sea Kayaking
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Sea Kayaking by bus? What a concept! All of these wilderness paddle routes are accessible using existing public transportation infrastructure. What better way to enjoy the wilderness than to reduce your impact on it? The whole gamut of trips is included: from simple one day excursions to week-long -- or longer -- expeditions.
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1 Sea Kayaking Brian Grover 4759
2 Indian Arm Brian Grover 11398
3 Howe Sound Introduction Brian Grover 4265
4 Bowen Island Circumnavigation Brian Grover 6893
5 Howe Sound Exploration Brian Grover 9875
6 Sechelt Inlet Brian Grover 10601
7 Skookumchuck Introduction Brian Grover 5068
8 Princess Louisa Inlet Brian Grover 8208
9 Jervis Inlet Brian Grover 7606
10 Nelson Island Circumnavigation Brian Grover 11646
11 Hotham Sound Loop Brian Grover 6954
12 Clayoquot Sound Brian Grover 4413
13 Meares Island Circumnavigation Brian Grover 14413
14 Hot Springs Cove Brian Grover 7027
15 Trincomali Channel Brian Grover 8839
16 Desolation Sound Brian Grover 11766
 

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