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.

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!

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

New Website

 

Website upgrade! 

 

IRL Supplies is pleased to announce the introduction of our new fully mobile compatible website and site re-design for Summer 2017! www.irlsupplies.com

We have been working closely with our web design partner to make our new site design mobile compatible for use on smart phones and tablets in addition to computers.

While we were working through this process, we decided to take advantage of this time to upgrade the ‘look and feel’ of the site and improve on site navigation as well.

Key features of the new site are:

  • Compatibility with cell phones
  • Compatibility with tablets
  • Larger profile photos of all products
  • Smoother drop down menus for product navigation
  • New look and feel with a cleaner layout

We are excited to be rolling out this new design to the public on Wednesday July 12th!

 

Product pages screen shots on an iPhone in Safari

 

Other navigation pages on iPhone

 

 

The new design and layout for computers (Mac & PC)

 

Since 1958 IRL has been a proud supplier to professionals who work in the field and office for forestry companies, exploration & mining, survey, engineering and related industries, we truly appreciate your support and your business!

As internet technologies have changed, so has how we do business, over the years IRL has seen numerous changes to our website with each bringing new and exciting updates.

Two and a half years ago we contracted out our website design & development with the want and desire to be able to offer you, our valued customer, a site where you could not only order online but also have access to all your account information. This new website is now is being used by dozens of account customers and hundreds of new customers as well.

However, Technology does not stand still of course so the past two months have seen us in the forefront of our industry again re-designing our website to make it fully mobile compatible for phones and tablets. While we were at it, we also took advantage of this opportunity to improve the looks and functionality of our website with new larger product photos, improved product menus and easier navigation, we think you will be pleased with the new design. To that end, our new site will be rolling out this week and as always we welcome your comments. Whether you need to check for a certain product or need to place an order, it is now possible to do so on your computer, phone or tablet!

IRL is an independently owned company with deep roots in our local communities, our mission is to provide exceptional customer service to those in the natural resource industries by consistently meeting or exceeding your expectations and always striving to provide quality, innovative tools for the job. Our word is our guarantee and we welcome you to reach out to us at any time with any questions or concerns

We look forward to continue serving you as we near our 60th year in business

Rob Romeyn

Owner; IRL Supplies (2011) Ltd

New General Manager at IRL Supplies.

New General Manager at IRL Supplies

We are pleased announce the appointment of Mr Kerry Deschamps as the new General Manager of IRL Supplies. Owner Rob Romeyn, who has been with IRL for 30 years, has filled the GM role for the past 12 years and felt it was time for a fresh change, Mr Romeyn will still be staying on as President & CEO.
Mr Deschamps brings a wealth of experience to the IRL team. His 22 years as a Forestry Professional (MScF – Masters Of Science in Forestry) working in Provincial & Federal Governments as well as for Canfor, combined with his more recent experience in administration and finance will be a great benefit to IRL in the years to come! Kerry plays a large role in the community as well and is also the current Program Quality Director with District 96 Toastmasters, Kerry helps support over 140 clubs and is part of the senior leadership team.
As management and staff, we wish Mr Deschamps a warm welcome to the IRL Team!

Established in 1958, IRL Supplies is a 100% Canadian owned, independent family business. Our roots are deep in the communities where we work and serve.

Kerry Deschamps

Kerry Deschamps

Rob Romeyn

Rob Romeyn

RPF Conference 2016

 IRL Supplies

@RPF Conference 2016

 

IRL Supplies ABCFP LogoThe Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) annual conference is coming up next week in Vancouver; February 24 – 26. Please be sure to stop at our booth T-26 and say Hi to our forestry sales rep Don. Don has been with IRL for over 20 years and has the expertise to hep you with for supply needs.

“The Association of BC Forest Professionals is responsible for registering and regulating British Columbia’s professional foresters and forest technologists. Here in BC, the practice of professional forestry has been regulated since 1947 when foresters first agreed to help protect the public’s interest in the province’s forests in return for the exclusive right to practise forestry. Today, we are the largest professional forestry association in Canada and the first to include forest technologists.”

 

Merry Christmas

Christmas

Valued customers: To allow our hard working staff an extra break during the holidays, we will be closed December 24 to 27 for Christmas. We will be open again December 28 to 31 and closed on January 1 to 3 for New Years. We thank you greatly for your support and patronage in this past year and look forward to serving you in the future!