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by Nick
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Nice Review on Water Filter
Replies: 13
Views: 2346

Re: Nice Review on Water Filter

fonixmunkee wrote:Does the Hiker still use paper filters?
Yes, it has a cartridge.
by Nick
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Nice Review on Water Filter
Replies: 13
Views: 2346

Re: Nice Review on Water Filter

It must be a pain dragging your knuckles across those trails when you hike, too. :D I've used my filter for almost ten years without a problem. I even learned last year that that you can remove the handle by taking the clip off and use the underside of the handle to unscrew the filter (that was alwa...
by Nick
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Nice Review on Water Filter
Replies: 13
Views: 2346

Nice Review on Water Filter

http://www.paddling.net/Reviews/showReviews.html?prod=2325 I use this Hiker water purifier by Katadyn and have been really pleased with its performance. (Disclaimer: any similarity of this posting to those of JohnH is purely coincidental. I deny any affiliation to or appreciation of his postings! :t...
by Nick
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Swedish Pimple
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

Re: Swedish Pimple

Obviously, no one listens to NPR and a Prairie Home Companion's Annual Joke Show.
by Nick
Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Take This Off Your Fishing List
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

Re: Take This Off Your Fishing List

JP got in at 3 a.m. Sunday morning. The drive down 131 from Grand Rapids was the worst driving I've ever experienced. Blizzard conditions and white-outs. She has been "nesting" ever since. I've been cleared to walk, but only with a very stiff therapy "boot." I feel like Frankenstein clopping around....
by Nick
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Take This Off Your Fishing List
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

Take This Off Your Fishing List

The Michigan Attorney General has ruled that it is illegal to use remote controlled fishing boats.

http://www.wwmt.com/articles/michigan_1 ... legal.html

My God, I'm turning into JohnH (where is the vomit emoticon when you need it).
by Nick
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: New way to defend/treat against Giardia
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: New way to defend/treat against Giardia

Yea, JohnH used be in love with a girl named Ruth. But she left him. That's why he is Ruthless! (Big, big groan).
by Nick
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: New way to defend/treat against Giardia
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: New way to defend/treat against Giardia

Oh, you poor soul. JohnHitis? At least there is a treatment for Giardia. I read the article and it starts like this...."If you return from a trip abroad to find you have projectile vomiting, roaring flatulence, sulfurous belching and explosive diarrhea...." I didn't have to go abroad. This was JohnH...
by Nick
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolves killed in UP
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Re: Wolves killed in UP

And, under Michigan Law, it is legal to kill a wolf under certain circumstances. Here is a link to the new Michigan Law:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents ... A-0290.pdf
by Nick
Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: NPS to allow guns in National Parks
Replies: 16
Views: 3597

Re: NPS to allow guns in National Parks

Actually, and I've thought long and hard about whether to post this, is stands for


Loves Nibbling Tr... :twisted:
by Nick
Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: NPS to allow guns in National Parks
Replies: 16
Views: 3597

Re: NPS to allow guns in National Parks

The National Parks Conservation Association is considering litigation. Nothing has been announced yet.

http://www.npca.org/who_we_are/
by Nick
Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: NPS to allow guns in National Parks
Replies: 16
Views: 3597

Re: NPS to allow guns in National Parks

Nick, Most of what I have heard of involves illegal fires, no permits, rowdy boaters (in the past), people singing bad show tunes, thats about it. I don't recall any instances where there was anything close to violent behavior. It will be interesting to see what others come up with!!! The way I loo...
by Nick
Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 6 Wolves found dead in Wisconsin
Replies: 1
Views: 782

Re: 6 Wolves found dead in Wisconsin

Probably shot in self-defense. Another good reason for all of us to get CCW licenses. We better post those regulations in each pack's territory so that they are on notice and have time to get body armor! :!:
by Nick
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: NPS to allow guns in National Parks
Replies: 16
Views: 3597

Re: NPS to allow guns in National Parks

I suppose that the Queen and VII, being private operations, could limit firearms on their vessels. I'm not so sure about the Ranger since it is part of the NPS and adopting that policy might be seen as a way for the NPS to circumvent the policy. Since all these vessels are common carriers, I am not ...
by Nick
Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First-timer planning for next summer
Replies: 18
Views: 3588

Re: First-timer planning for next summer

Yep, East Chickenbone. That's where I laid up in '03 with the bad knee. No shade, water 1/2 mile away. The only positive think was that I'd not met JohnH, yet. Et tu Brute!