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by Nick
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Border Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Border Issues

It should not be an issue, but it might be wise to bring your passport/visa along. I've never heard of any of the vessels or aircraft being diverted to Canada, although I suppose there might be a very remote possibility that you could be airlifted to Thunder Bay by the Canadian Coast Guard. Isle Roy...
by Nick
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Another Reason to Always Wear a PFD
Replies: 0
Views: 1822

Another Reason to Always Wear a PFD

DELHI TWP. (MI) – The search for a missing 28-year-old man continues today in the Grand River in the area of Waverly Road and Burke Highway. Crews from Ingham County Sheriff’s Office and Delhi Township Fire Department are searching the river’s shoreline by boat from the area where the man fell in to...
by Nick
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: dehyrated dinner gone bad
Replies: 13
Views: 4166

Re: dehyrated dinner gone bad

I don't generally use freeze dried foods since I got on a dehydrator kick a couple of years ago. But, I've found that many, especially those with meat, need to be simmered for a while even though they say they are fine rehydrating in the bag.
by Nick
Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Dreaming of Isle Roayle
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Dreaming of Isle Roayle

Really hot in humid today in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Temp has spiked at 78!
by Nick
Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Best $ for 3 guys at Grand Portage Casino?
Replies: 2
Views: 989

Re: Best $ for 3 guys at Grand Portage Casino?

I usually stay at The Outpost in Grand Marias. Then, I have a light breakfast (fruit, yogurt) in case the ride over is rough. Also, dinner at the Angry Trout the night before has become a tradition. Also, there is an outfitter there for those last minute purchases. Outpost is clean, knotty pined roo...
by Nick
Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Food storage in kayaks?
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Food storage in kayaks?

I pack my meals individually in Zip-Lock bags and store them in the ends of the boat. They pack really well into those small nooks and crannies. I'll usually leave them there and take them out as needed. Since I have fiberglass hatch covers (Impex Serenity boat), I've never had critter problems.
by Nick
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Seeking advice re headnet / bug screen
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

Re: Seeking advice re headnet / bug screen

I use "The Original Bug Shirt." It's pricey, but it keeps them out.
by Nick
Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 244
Views: 52493

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

Isle Royale Spring???
by Nick
Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 244
Views: 52493

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

USCGC Alder working in Middle Passage in May. Taken from my kayak.
by Nick
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pike on a fly and a HARD PORTAGE
Replies: 5
Views: 1302

Re: Pike on a fly and a HARD PORTAGE

Hmmm...did you leave out a couple of details? :twisted:
by Nick
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Kayak portage yoke experience or suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 2882

Re: Kayak portage yoke experience or suggestions?

I've got the aluminum one that raises the boat. It works well as you can adjust it on your shoulder for going up and down hills. The biggest problem with it is that it does not collapse and has to be strapped upside down to the boat. On the other hand, it also makes a nice camp chair. I'm told (and ...
by Nick
Fri May 06, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Malone to Desor South
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: Malone to Desor South

Last time I was there (2009) it was a bit dicey finding the trail at Ishpeming Point Tower.
by Nick
Mon May 02, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Minong III
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Re: Minong III

I've done the RH to Widigo via the Minong twice. Never did it the other way, primarily because of a truly miserable climb up to the ridge shortly after you leave Windigo. Kind of the same reason I won't do the Feldtman Loop trail counter-clockwise again.
by Nick
Sun May 01, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Kayaking Layers: WetSuit or DrySuit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

Re: Kayaking Layers: WetSuit or DrySuit?

I have a full Kokotat Meridian dry suit, complete with feet. It's expensive, but to my way of thinking worth it. I went in in early May near Blake Point a few years ago and, other than an externally generated brain freeze, stayed pretty warm for the couple of minutes it took to regroup. I like the G...
by Nick
Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?
Replies: 11
Views: 2709

Re: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

FYI--Johnhens was elated when IR went barbless. Since he never catches any fish anyway, it makes his "One that Got Away" story somewhat more plausible! :twisted:

OK, I thought I could go a full year without firing one over your bow, but alas....