COVID-19 UPDATES

Operations during COVID-19

Tree planters please click here for more info

Tree planting companies please click here for more info

As staff and management of IRL Supplies we are working to do our part to contain the spread of COVID-19. Internally we have adopted new internal policies to keep the risk to our staff, and therefore our customers, to a minimum. We have done this through creating and reiterating healthy work place habits and strict adherence to social distancing. We have also cancelled all un-necessary work travel for as long as is needed. These new policies are in conjunction with any regulations and suggestions provided by municipal, provincial and federal regulators. As the situation changes frequently, so do our policies, please check back often for more details. 

Web Orders

We would like to encourage all of our customers to place orders through our website. This is the safest way for our staff to receive and process your order. www.irlsupplies.com

If you have an account with us and have not yet ordered online, with one phone call we can get you set up and link your web account to your charge account. Please call us to be set up now or return the attached form by email. You may also pay by credit card online at time of purchase even if you have an account

Orders can also be emailed to us at orders@irlsupplies.com

 

Curbside Pick Up

Place your order online (recommended), by email or by phone and we will pack and box up your order with gloved care and bring it to your vehicle on your arrival. Just call our local numbers when in the parking lot and we will bring your order out

Prince George: (250) 562-2185 ext 1

Saskatoon: (306) 934-1666

Prince George, BC (250) 562-2185

   Saskatoon, SK     (306) 934-1666

 

Local Delivery (Prince George only)

We have a nominal charge of $5.00 for deliveries in the bowl area regardless of order size.

 

Store Hours

For now both stores are operating under normal store hours, on Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. This may change in the future as the situation in Canada changes daily, if not hourly at times.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are suspending our Saturday opening for spring and summer until further notice. Please contact us during regular hours if you need an order that has to be picked up on Saturday

 

Shipping for Out of Town Customers

We are temporarily suspending our same day shipping policy for out of town orders. This will allow us to be able to work through orders in a safer manner and limit our contact with shipping companies so that they also may look after the more serious needs of the nation. We will only be shipping orders out on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

Keeping space in the store

We have marked off spacing on the floor at our front counters to give the needed 2m spacing between our staff and customers. We respectfully ask that customers stay behind the makings while in the store. We have also provided markings through out the store to help people manage the distance between themselves and others more easily.

 

 

 

Treeplanting Companies & Tree Planters COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 update relating to tree planting supplies, tree planters and planting companies

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PDF Version

We are not able to accommodate crews and/or groups of tree planters in the store or area as we have in the past due to the lack of ability to establish proper distancing as set out by the PHO’s orders and for the safety of our staff.

We kindly request that crews not be brought down to the store for gear selection as we will not be able to handle the volume of people without undue risk to our staff.

We are more than willing to work with every planting company on ways to be able to supply your planters. Please contact our main forestry and silviculture account manager Landon Carty or store manager Andrew Mackenzie for more information. Please contact us as early as possible so that we can make the required arrangements to assist you

 

We have a few options that may ease the process of getting gear for your planters:

  • Planters can place their orders online and have the order held for pick up or shipped to their destination.
  • Planters can place their order online and have it designated for pick up by another individual or foreman.
  • Planting companies can place orders on behalf of the planters pick up the orders in bulk (we can tag and package individual’s orders to make it easier for your distribution). These orders would have to be paid for by the planting company on the planter’s behalf.
  • Planting companies can purchase gear from us and resell it to your planters. Please note that returns in if this is done may be no more than 10% of the initial order.

 

Please note that while in the store we require people to observe adequate spacing and observe line markings on the floor to be in adherence with the orders of the PHO’s office for 2m social distancing.

Please call in advance before coming in for orders so that we can have your order prepared and ready for your arrival and hopefully cut down on in store contact time and get you on your way faster. We are available for order pick up after hours, including Saturdays, provided arrangements are made at least 2 days in advance – we will not however be able to do new orders, or individual or group sales at those times, it is pick up only for orders placed in advance.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, we know you are busy making many other arrangements for your planting season. We would invite you to discuss any concerns or ask any questions in advance to prevent any delays.

Regards,

The Staff & Management of IRL Supplies

Tree Planters – COVID-19 Update *Must Read*

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR TREE PLANTERS

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PDF Version

We are not able to accommodate crews and/or groups in the store as we have in the past due to the lack of ability to establish proper distancing as set out by the PHO’s orders and for the safety of our staff.

As we are not able to allow groups of tree planters into the store due to spacing issues, we would kindly ask for your co-operation in the following:

 

  • If possible place your orders online and have the order held for pick up or shipped to your destination. We also offer curbside pick up, once you arrive at the store you can call our local number and your order will be brought out to you.

 

  • You can place your order online and have it designated for pick up by another individual or foreman. Please provide these details in the comments section of your order.

 

  • We will only allow up to 5 people in the store at one time, if it looks busy please wait patiently outside until there others come out or you are directed to come in.

 

  • Please be aware of the spacing lines on the floor at our customer service counters and follow all notices in store.

 

  • You must adhere to social distancing laws that are in place in BC as established by the Public Health Officer’s office.

 

  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms you are not permitted into the store.

 

  • If you have travelled from anywhere outside of northern BC, elsewhere in Canada or internationally we request that you wear a mask or face covering that covers your nose and mouth while in the store. If you have arrived from any international destination and have not isolated for 14 days you are not permitted in the store. When we have them available, we would be happy to provide you with a mask to use in the store

While in the store we require people to observe adequate spacing and observe line markings on the floor to be in adherence with the orders of the PHO’s office for 2m social distancing at all times.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. We would invite you to discuss any concerns or ask any questions in advance so we can serve you better

Regards,

The Staff & Management of IRL Supplies

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!
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