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by chief54
Sat May 19, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ranger Underway
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Ranger Underway

Got it, for some reason I thought it had started its normal routine,I should have checked schedule, thanks
by chief54
Fri May 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ranger Underway
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Ranger Underway

Roger that, but I thought Ranger leaves on Tuesday/Fridays from Houghton and returns on Wednesday/Saturday. So why would it be leaving IR on a Friday early in morning
by chief54
Fri May 18, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ranger Underway
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Ranger Underway

Early this morning Pacific time I was on the site MarineTraffic Global Ship Tracker and it showed the Ranger heading SW by Mott in Rock Harbor. Anybody know why?
by chief54
Sun May 13, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Padded Cells
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Padded Cells

Thanks everybody, I like the Tenba, just trying to figure out which one will work for me, I am leaning towards the Tool Box 8. Love your response Tortuga,pretty funny when I first started looking for padded cells that kind of stuff came up so I had to change my search terms. I could think of some fo...
by chief54
Sat May 12, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Padded Cells
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Padded Cells

Thanks, good idea. I finally found this . I need for camera accessories and the like. Hopefully this will do the trick

https://www.goruck.com/padded-field-poc ... duct-qanda
by chief54
Fri May 11, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Padded Cells
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Padded Cells

Outdoor Research used to make padded cells to carry stoves, water filters, etc. They no longer carry them. Any ideas where they can be found now?
by chief54
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Post Office
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Post Office

I have had resupply parcel delivered to me by Voyageur, but not knowing how much parcel would weigh to ship back home not quite sure how I would do that. I think I will talk to my local PO and see if I can buy postage for a 25LB parcel for future use. We will see.
by chief54
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Post Office
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Post Office

Does anybody know if you can ship box of gear using Post Office from Rock Harbor Lodge. I know you can mail letters.
by chief54
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time Sept trip
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: First time Sept trip

A trip I have done a number of times when short on time is water taxi to Moskey, then onto W/Chickenbone or McCargoe Cove, both beautiful, then Daisy and then Rock. Not a lot of miles but you rally get immersed in all aspects of the island. A great trip
by chief54
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Ice Breaking Operations
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Ice Breaking Operations

Scan16_0016.jpg I spent the years 77-79 on the USCGC Woodrush and Mesquite which were 180' ocean going buoy tenders out of Duluth. Spent 2 full winters on lake breaking ice while in summer tending all the aids to navigation on the lake. They were the best years of my Coast Guard career. Spent many ...
by chief54
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Shifting Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: Shifting Magnetic North Pole

My pleasure glad you enjoyed the read, plus enjoyed your response. Years ago I read a novel about the earth flipping called the HAB Theory, its on amazon, entertaining but also love story which kinda takes away from main story esp.when you are a 20 ish young man. As an aside back in 80's on a trip t...
by chief54
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: What national parks haven't you visited, but would like to?
Replies: 51
Views: 5258

Re: What national parks haven't you visited, but would like to?

Having lived in Alaska for many years and have many miles of backpacking in Denali, also Gates of the Arctic, Kenai Fjords and Wrangell St. Elias have always wanted to explore Lake Clark
by chief54
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: History
Topic: Shifting Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: Shifting Magnetic North Pole

I just finished the new book, Spinning Magnet by Alanna Mitchell that is all about the history of figuring out about the magnetic force created by the formation of the universe and earth, electromagnetic force and how the magnetic poles have switched many many times in the earths past and what that ...
by chief54
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Rain pant recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Rain pant recommendations

I splurged and got some Mountain Hardware Gore Tex and absolutely love them. Have used them from Isle Royale, 100 Mile Wilderness in Maine, even used them last spring on a 10 day raft trip down the Colorado River/Grand Canyon, to keep dry in mornings in the shade of canyon when hitting rapids, kept ...
by chief54
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: water taxi rates
Replies: 10
Views: 1018

Re: water taxi rates

Thanks everybody for responses. On previous trips when using water taxi coming over on the Ranger I have looked for single hikers to see if they wanted to share taxi to Moskey if I found somebody interested I would tell lodge they screwed up my reservation, that it was for two not one. It worked onc...