I've been getting all my "ducks in a row" for the trip to Northern Quebec and Nunavut next week. It's been hectic as I prepare Ansel for the drive, check all my camera equipment for proper functions, plan the route and pack the various other items I'll need to be solo in that vast wilderness; tools, spare vehicle parts, portable compressor, jerry cans, etc.
Besides my typical packing of camera equipment, I need to pack for all eventualities. I'll be over 600km from most civilization with only a few Cree villages in the area; this means safety is my number one concern. In my kit will be a flare pen with bear bangers and red safety flares, among other safety items.
It's better to be safe than sorry when travelling near the 52 parallel, away from most civilization and hiking into the true wilderness.