Gear Up For Fall

OUR FAVORITE GEAR & TIME OF YEAR

 

The leaves are changing color and the days are getting cooler. Whether you’re a prospector, hunter, or working in the field, you know this is the best time of year to be in the back country! We have GPS units, satellite messengers, weather meters and good old fashion compasses to help guide you on your adventures. We know you need the most reliable gear because you depend on it, and that is exactly why we only provide the best!

No matter what the season, IRL has all the gear you need to navigate and get you home safe. Here’s a quick glimpse of some of our favorite equipment:

 

 

 


KESTREL 3000 WEATHER METER

Measures:
  • Dew Point Temperature
  • Heat Stress Index
  • Relative Humidity
  • Temperature
  • Wind Chill
  • Wind Speed
Features of the Kestrel 3000 Weather Meter
  • Maximum Wind Gust
  • Wind Speed 3 Second Running Average
  • Air, Water, & Snow Temperature
  • Protective cover with sure-grip over molding
  • Data hold function
  • Large easy-to-read display with backlight
  • Waterproof
  • User-replaceable impeller
  • External temperature sensor
  • Patented Quick-Response RH Sensor

 

 


GARMIN RINO 750

Combining map-guided trail navigation with two-way radio communication
  • Rugged GPS/GLONASS Handhelds with Two-way Radios
  • High-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS satellite reception; tracks in more challenging environments than GPS alone
  • Position reporting feature shows locations of other Rino users on the same channel; lets them know where to find you in an emergency
  • Dual battery system provides up to 14 hours between charges on lithium-ion pack or up to 18 hours with optional AA batteries (sold separately)
Communicate by Voice or Text

Both Rino 750 feature powerful FRS/GMRS two-way radio that lets you easily stay in touch with your fellow hunters, hikers or explorers in the field. You can also maintain nonverbal contact by exchanging unit-to-unit text messages with other Rino users in your area.

 


SUUNTO MC2-360DL COMPASS

  • High grade steel needle with jewel bearing
  • Balanced for northern hemisphere
  • Adjustable declination correction
  • Liquid filled capsule for stable operation
  • Mirror for sighting bearings and signaling
  • Sighting hole and notch for accurate bearings
  • Non-luminescent bezel
  • Clinometer
  • Luminescent markings for working in low light
  • Metric scales and inch ruler
  • Baseplate with magnifying lens
  • Detachable snap-lock lanyard with wristlock. Easy to detach for working with the map
  • Suunto limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in Finland

 


BC BACKROAD MAP MICRO-SD

  • Combining city and backcountry navigation with enhanced outdoor recreation information, this product amalgamates all of BC into one Backroad GPS Map, including our Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Coast and Mountains, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Northern BC, Okanagan and Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook titles.
  • Close to 685,000 km of our backroads network combined into one map, including close to 200,000 km of routable roads, including close to 23,000 km of newly enhanced and named Forest Service Roads in Version 2019.
  • Lake Bathymetry depth contour for 1,800+ fishing lakes, rivers, and streams in BC
  • Clearly marked private leased land for anglers and hunters.
  • Searchable Oil and Gas LSD Grid Locations, Compressor Stations, Gas Plants, Wellsites and other resource facilities.
  • Marked Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) for hunters.
  • Tens of thousands of kilometres of multi-use hiking, biking and cross-country skiing trails and paddling routes, with marked trailheads and access points/portages, including 1,500+ km of added multi-use trails and close to 400 km of new paddling routes in Version 2019.
  • Over 4,400 km of new ATV and snowmobile routes in Version 2019.
  • Tens of thousands of fishing hotspots, parks and conservation areas, campsites, hunting areas, winter recreation areas and more.
  • Over 31,000 land and water geographic features.
  • Thousands of railway corridor mile markers.
  • Improved First Nations reservation coverage.
  • Updated snowmobile route line style for easier navigation.

SPOT-X SATELLITE MESSENGER

SPOT X provides 2-way satellite messaging so you can stay connected to family, friends and co-workers whenever you’re outside of cellular range, including direct communication with Search & Rescue services in case of life-threatening emergency. SPOT X even provides you with your own Canadian personal mobile number so others can message you directly from their cell phone or other SMS devices at any time.

FEATURES
iconMESSAGE

Exchange messages with any cell phone number or email address from beyond cellular coverage. SPOT My Account comes loaded with 14 predefined messages that you have the ability to customize and sync to your SPOT X device.

iconS.O.S.

Send an S.O.S. to the 24/7 Search & Rescue center, message back and forth about the nature of your emergency, and receive confirmation when help is on the way.

iconTRACKING

Select from 2½, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minute tracking intervals on your SPOT X, and let family, friends and co-workers follow your progress with SPOT’s easy-to-use Google Maps™ interface.

iconCHECK IN

Quickly and easily let everyone know you’re OK.

iconPOST TO SOCIAL

Link your social media accounts to keep your friends and family in the know wherever you go.

iconCOMPASS

Built-in compass and programmable waypoints to help you navigate.

Customer Service

Inside Sales / Customer Service – 2 Full Time Positions Open

*Please apply in person with resume at our store*

IRL Supplies, established in 1958, is a supplier to professionals in Forestry, Mineral Exploration, Drafting, Survey, Engineering and Safety Industries. We strive to provide our customers with exceptional customer service, high quality supplies and to ensure prompt accurate delivery of orders.
IRL Supplies is based in Prince George, BC, and from this location we ship all over the world.

Job Opening – Inside Sales / Customer Service x2
Full Time Permanent Position

Duties include:

– Providing assistance to instore customers
– Processing instore and phoned in customer Orders
– Responding to customer inquiries by phone and email
– Filing.
– Stocking and Organizing inventory items.

Qualifications & Skill Requirements:

– Must be able to work weekdays as well as Saturdays
– Friendly and Outgoing personality
– Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
– Strong attention to detail.
– Strong time management and organizational skills .
– Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment.
– Forestry or mining/exploration industry experience would be an asset.

How To Apply:

Please apply in person with resume and cover letter to;

IRL Supplies
610 Richard Rd.
Prince George, BC

Attn: Andrew MacKenzie

The rivers are getting low, theres no better time to look for gold with a Gold Cube!

In addition to gold pans, sluices and all the other tools for gold prospecting, IRL is a distributor for the hugely popular Gold Cube, check it out below.

GOLD CUBE

Features:

 Technology – Unique Patented process incorporates 3 degrees of separation.

 Versatility – Mine placer, beach, crushed ore, free milling ore, mine dump testing and can be set up in the water or off site recirculation.

Portability – Modular design for fast setup and easy exit.  Fit in the trunk yet gets as much gold as machines many times it’s size.

 Efficiency – Set it up level, turn on pump, and process 1,000 pounds of 1/8th classified material to a few ounces in minutes.

Durability – Made in America with LDPE (low-density poly) just like your cutting board at home.

There’s no doubt that you will be impressed with the Gold Cube!

3 STACK OR 4 STACK?

When deciding which Gold Cube to use (3 Stack Deluxe or 4 Stack), there are several factors to consider: price; size (footprint); and the type of gold you may encounter. Many gold prospectors with the typical sluice box witness very flat gold (glitter gold) that has the tendency to drift or “sail” over riffles. Flat gold lends itself to slight current manipulation and water surface tension that may allow it to float.

3 Stack 4 Stack
Order a 3 stack today Order a 4 stack today

The Gold Cube design eliminates surface tension in what we call the “G-Force Separator”, which forces everything below water under a gate. This breaks the surface tension and forces the gold to the bottom of an axial trough. The combination of gravity and hydraulic pressure makes it impossible for the gold to float or sail.

To illustrate this — If you were to drop a flat washer and a steel bearing, both weighing the same, into a swimming pool at the same time, the steel bearing would hit bottom, first. In the same way, the flatter the gold; the more time it takes to settle.

Location is not the only factor to be aware of, though we have found that there are areas where the gold is typically very flat. Keep in mind, it is all about the shape of the gold, and not where it is located. Many placer areas close to the source have gold that is chunky, roundish, and not flat.  If you plan to limit your mining to this type of area, then a 3 Stack may be your machine. You can add a tray, later, if you decide to go to the beach or find a tailings pile with super-fine gold.

The beauty of the Gold Cube is that you can always add a tray, trommel, or a Gold Banker when it becomes necessary.

Gold Cube Topper Gold Cube Trommel

How It Works:

1st Degree of Separation:

Slick plate allows lighter material to advance ahead. Exiting the gate, materials are separated even further and distributed in order of specific gravity on the vortex matting.

2nd Degree of Separation:

Gated trough forces all material under the gate. AKA G-Force

3rd Degree of Separation:

Vortex Matting creates hundreds of small low pressure zones driving gold deep and forcing lighter material into the flow. All material and water (slurry) is forced under the gate and forced under water, even floating gold (from oils). At the exit of the trough, a column is formed. The lightest materials will be lifted highest and the heaviest material lowest, thus separated by order of specific gravity. Gold will be the first to reach the Vortex Matting and lighter sands will flush out or be replaced by anything heavier.

Vortex Properties:

Each square inch of Vortex Matting contains 49 individual low pressure zones that work similar to a tornado. That’s over 7,000 per individual matt! A 3 stack Cube has over 14, 000 Vortex pockets and a 4 stack Cube has over 21,000! As the gold gets lodged into the tornado, the low pressure drives it to the bottom, forcing black sand and other heavies out of the way. Yes gold is a bully and stubborn. The only way it’s going to leave the vortex is when you clean it out. This is why we can run thousands of pounds through a Gold Cube and still only get a cup or two of black sand and gold. Gold doesn’t stand a chance of getting washed out. No catch and release on this trip!

Check out the following video courtesy of Dan Hurd Prospecting

Order the 3 or 4 stack deluxe today here 

and find that gold…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the Gold Cubes and other prospecting items on our website

Introducing: The Haglof Vertex Laser Geo

Vertex Laser Geo/ Rangefinder/Hypsometer/ Bluetooth/Compass/GPS/Usb 2.0/SSD disk

Haglöf Sweden introduces the new Vertex Laser models with outstanding capacities for your most accurate and efficient field measurement operation.

The Vertex Laser Geo is the latest from our friends at Haglof Sweden, and they’re pretty excited to share it with the foresters of North America. This compact little machine packs a big punch when it comes to calculating tree heights, measuring distance, crown width, terrain slopes, and even mapping.

“The Vertex Laser Geo 360 packet includes the bright orange Vertex Laser Geo ultrasound and laser measuring instrument, orange transponder T3, adapter and monopod staff. Use the Vertex Laser Geo to measure tree heights in thick forests and in sample plots, to measure in open terrain and for distance measuring from 46cm up to 700 m. Use it to measure crown width, to map areas and trails, to measure terrain slopes, to store and process the collected data. The transponder is used as ultrasound receiver to measure tree heights with ultrasound and on the monopod staff in plot sampling. The Vertex Laser Geo instrument includes built-in GPS and compass, and can be custom programmed, updated, and upgraded. “

Order Online Now: www.irlsupplies.com / More info here: Haglof Vertex Laser Geo PDF

Features

Long range measurement with high precision laser and integrated tilt and compass sensors for accurate 3D measurements. Results are presented in an integrated heads-up display and external, graphic display.

GPS and Mapping

The built in GPS-receiver and a 5-position numeric ID-attribute al-low you to tag important data with coordinates with a simple key press. Your data is stored on a built in SSD drive and immediately available for further processing when connecting a standard USB 2.0 interface to any PC or Apple computer. No installation routines, converting software or special drivers are needed. Your field data can be opened straight in your favorite GIS or spreadsheet application. Complex operations such as area measurement, 3D mapping of targets and Trail mapping have integrated functions that also are available to you without any external tools. The 3D Vector function allows you to measure horizontal targets such as canopy width.

Forestry

Choose the Vertex Laser Geo instrument system with incorporated ultrasound technology if your work mainly takes place in the forest. Ultrasound is superior compared to alternative methods, as it can be used in dense forests and where underbrush is thick. The Vertex Laser system works with an ultrasonic transponder. Use in circular sample plots to quickly and accurately determine if a tree is in or out!

Heights

3-point, 2-point or 1-point or direct measuring – choose preferred method to work with in the easy-to-follow menu system. A non-magnification dot sight helps you to identify individual targets such as tree tops and power lines.

Upgrades and Customizations

New functions can be implemented and alternative firmware’s for user specified utilization standard applications can be offered to you. Contact us for details and offer!

Communication and energy

The built-in Bluetooth V4 Low Energy transceiver enables long range wireless data transfer to your favorite handheld device. The instruments have built-in, long-lasting Li-Ion battery and charging is made with mini USB interface.

 

New General Manager

New GM Announcement
The owners of IRL are pleased announce the introduction of Mr Leonard Legault as the new General Manager of IRL Supplies in Prince George. Leonard brings decades of management and business experience with him, from running his own companies for 20 years. He has a strong background in Forestry, having spent much of his life involved in the industry. We know Leonard will be a benefit to IRL for years to come and welcome him enthusiastically to the company.
 
IRL Supplies has been in business for over sixty years catering to professionals in forestry, mining & geology, survey, engineering, safety and first aid and has expanded its presence in Western Canada with the purchase of Alltech in Saskatoon, SK. IRL Supplies owner, Rob Romeyn has filled the role of General Manager for over 15 years and will continue as company president as the company continues to grow.
 
As management and staff, we wish Mr Legault a warm welcome to the IRL Family!

Job Position: General Manager

FILLED

General Manager for IRL Supplies (Prince George)

 

IRL Supplies is a vibrant 60 year old company serving professionals in the Forestry, Mineral Exploration, Survey and Engineering industries in Canada and around the world from our locations in Prince George, BC and Saskatoon, SK. We are customer service driven business developed by and sustained by establishing quality relationships with the people and companies that purchase from us. IRL also has a strong manufacturing division (in Prince George) for a number of different products including Flagging Tape, Snowshoes and Silviculture Truck Canopies.

 

We are seeking an experienced, energetic general manager with excellent interpersonal skills to help guide IRL as it continues to grow into the future. The qualified individual will be a creative thinker who is driven to see continual growth for themselves, the company and those in it, they will have a proven record in managing and coaching people on an individual basis and in a team environment.

 

Responsibilities

Providing direction for the company’s Prince George location (15 to 20 employees)

Taking the lead in business planning and promoting growth strategies

The ability to write and execute business plans following the company’s Vision & Mission

Fostering a positive company culture

Overseeing management staff that look after the day to day operations

Managing and providing direction for outside sales staff

Overseeing inventory management, purchasing and  manufacturing of IRL brand products

Analyzing financial statements

Provide regular business progress reports and sales reports to the company owner

Assisting in the day to day work of the company as and when required.

 

 

Qualifications & Assets

-Minimum of 5 years experience as a General Manager or similar or;

-Minimum of 10 years experience with a combination of management roles

-Outside Sales experience

-Must be knowledgeable with analyzing financial statements

-Extensive experience in inventory management.

-Experience in establishing selling prices, tracking margins, sales analysis and negotiating product costs

-Proven record building and managing teams as well as individuals

-Field work experience highly beneficial particularly in Forestry (RPF or similar)(or alternately field geologist, environmental or Engineering).

-University or college degree, diploma or certificate related to business, management or financial management an asset

-An effective communicator, verbally and in writing, and proficient with common computer skills

 

While we list many attributes we wish to see in the successful candidate, we are not necessarily looking for the one who checks off the most boxes, we are looking for a person who can be an integral part of the IRL family, providing guidance and direction to our staff as IRL continues to grow and expand into the future. This position is ideal for an experienced General Manager who is eager to be a part of a team in a thriving company that encourages personal growth in our staff and for the company and sees opportunity in every situation.

 

Please email or drop off resume with cover letter describing your experience in confidence to:

 

Rob Romeyn

Owner and General Manager

Rob.romeyn@irlsupplies.com

 

610 Richard Rd.

Prince George, BC

2 Locations to serve you better and 24/7 online ordering!

Our new website with 24/7 ordering online by computer or smart phone, combined with our store “Alltech Mining & Forestry” in Saskatoon, SK and our store “IRL Supplies” in Prince George, BC makes it all the easier to do business with us!

On the web:

  • 24/7 ordering
  • Charge to your established account or pay online securely by credit card
  • Choose a shipping method or ask us to get you a shipping rate
  • Prompt order confirmations & updates

Saskatoon SK:

  • 830 – 47th St in North Saskatoon
  • easy access
  • great selection
  • excellent service

Prince George

  • 610 Richard Rd
  • easy access – loads of parking
  • excellent service
  • flagship store
  • our manufacturing facilities for Flagging Tape, Field Vests, Silviculture Canopies, snowshoes and more

It just doesn’t get much easier!

  

IRL acquires Alltech Mining & Forestry Supplies

Our quest for world domination has begun! (one step at a time)

IRL Supplies is very pleased to announce that we have acquired Alltech Mining & Forestry Supplies Ltd in Saskatoon. We at IRL wish Alltech’s previous owner Al Kraus all the best in his retirement! In the coming months we look forward to meeting many of their loyal customers as well as expanding the product line offered there.

Al Kraus would like to thank the many customers over the past 21 years of business for their patronage and for the relationships that were formed. He wants to assure everyone that they are in good hands with IRL Supplies (2011) LTD. and you will enjoy continued success with them.

We welcome our new customers and trust that you will be pleased with the high level of service and support you will receive from IRL Supplies.

Alltech Mining  & Forestry Supplies will be a division of IRL Supplies

Rob Romeyn

Owner – IRL Supplies

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