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by Base654
Fri May 11, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Padded Cells
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Padded Cells

I use this stuff: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Reflectix-100-sq-ft-Reflective-Roll-Insulation-48-in-W-x-25-ft-L/3011906 It's sort of bubble wrap with foil on either side. It works great for padding, amazingly for cup and pot insulation and weighs next to nothing. I tape it up with: https://www.lowes.com...
by Base654
Fri May 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ice Coverage
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: Ice Coverage

I'm booked for late next week. I hope it's open by then.
by Base654
Thu May 10, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: How much fuel to bring?
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Re: How much fuel to bring?

It has been a while since I read the article Johnhens posted, but I think this is the one. it is at least close.

https://thesummitregister.com/stoves-10 ... d-i-carry/
by Base654
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage Distance
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Portage Distance

It's about .8 or .9 miles by my thumb, 1.2 with a bit of back and forth would be within range. It's only slightly longer than it used to be due to some down trees/boggy area. The trick is to not put back in as soon as you see water (coming from MCC) continue a bit further until you see the open wate...
by Base654
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Gear/Tips for fishing Isle Royale
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Gear/Tips for fishing Isle Royale

So my two cents. It's hard to fish from shore, but I have heard of people having luck at Chickenbone. I carry Cabela's Fish Eagle® Travel Spinning Rod. (not a commercial just the one I have) it's a simple four section travel pole. I have 6 pound fancy braided something or another on the smallest spi...
by Base654
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Food dehydrator recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Food dehydrator recommendations?

I have the Cabela's Harvester Pro five tier. It works fine, but a bit noisy. I would buy it again.
by Base654
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoe Route/General Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Canoe Route/General Advice

Ingo has good information. I won't repeat the same. I support every thing he says. speaking just about the portages: Two years ago I went from Belle Isle to Lake Richie canoe camp in one day. It was an achy day, but hours wise it wasn't terribly long. You have plenty of time for weather days. (befor...
by Base654
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Itinerary Advice - Early May (First Boat?)

Welcome. Your trip would normally be a good one. Some longer days, but your experience indicates that you could handle it. The concern is with winter blowdown. If it is heavy, you may have some struggles getting over and around things. I think the initial focus of the trail crews is around Rock harb...
by Base654
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 2063

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition

The rebate stays for a couple of years...
by Base654
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Isle With Young Kids
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: Isle With Young Kids

I just talked to dad about camping with younguns'. I went on my first camping trip when I was 9 months old in the upper lower peninsula of Michigan. He said that I slept between mom and dad in a double bag without problem. When my brother came along I had my own bag (now 4) and if it was really cold...
by Base654
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 2063

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition

don't forget you can request a check now.
by Base654
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: 2018 Greenstone
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: 2018 Greenstone

I might have picked up the first print copy. Mark was at Canoecopia this year and I was the first at his Isle Royale display.
by Base654
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: our first backpacking adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 1097

Re: our first backpacking adventure

I have been to Lane Cove a few times, sometimes it has been empty sometimes it's full. I have gone straight to McCargoe many times. it is a long trip, but the hard part is getting up to the Greenstone ridge, the rest is easier, the last is mostly downhill. I have always found it near empty in this s...
by Base654
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: our first backpacking adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 1097

Re: our first backpacking adventure

One of my favorite trips is Rock harbor-Daisy Farm (night one)-McCargoe Cove(night two), Moskey basin (night three and four), and Rock Harbor for night five. Moskey to Rock harbor is long, but I get up early and take a long lunch at Daisy or three mile and I am still back well before dinner ( i like...