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.

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
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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…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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