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by johnhens
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

Base654 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:18 pm
I bought the MSR universal liquid/canister... I have't opened it yet. is there any way to stop this addiction?
Don't think of it as an addiction. Think of it as accumulating gear so as to be able to answer questions such as these. Goodwill. Yes, goodwill. Don't ask how many stoves one has.
by johnhens
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

I have the MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe. The best feature of this stove (and any stove you may consider) is the regulator which maintains fuel pressure as the tank gets low or in cooler/cold conditions. I have the MSR Microcket also, prefer the PRD. I have a friend who used a Primus Crux on the AT, like...
by johnhens
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/11-8/17, 2019 [RH to MB and back] 9 weeks pregnant
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: TR: 8/11-8/17, 2019 [RH to MB and back] 9 weeks pregnant

Congrats on the pregnancy, maybe the "youngest" IR visitor yet!! Sounds like a good trip. Glad you ran into Tim and he was doing ok.
by johnhens
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake

Why do you consider the marine radio useless? Because the only weather reports I could hear were in French and I don't know how to speak French. I assume you tried other waether channel? I could see not getting weather channels inland. I use a Standard Horizon 370 (I think) and can usually get eith...
by johnhens
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Portage from Lake Whittlesey to Wood Lake

Why do you consider the marine radio useless?
by johnhens
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Found:Nikon Coolpix camera
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Found:Nikon Coolpix camera

Grand Portage Boats reports finding a Nikon Coolpix camera from someone on IR in either June or July. Contact them to claim your camera.
by johnhens
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: How much fuel to bring?
Replies: 12
Views: 5173

Re: How much fuel to bring?

We recently went to the isle with two people, 6 days, two stoves, with two fuel types. One canister stove, one alcohol stove. I'm partial to hot meals, we probably averaged 2.5 hot meals a day, plus coffee in the morning and hot chocolate in the evening. Add in hot water for some bathing, and dish ...
by johnhens
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 4 Wolves sent to IR; one wolf dies.
Replies: 0
Views: 463

4 Wolves sent to IR; one wolf dies.

4 wolves were caught. They were released 1 at a time over a periord of days. The last wolf released on the 13th, a female died.
http://www.keweenawreport.com/news/thre ... le-royale/
by johnhens
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Review
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Itinerary Review

I did Hanging Lakes near Glenwood this June, kicked my butt. Worth the hike though. Beautiful! Oh yeah, that is a must do. 1 mile straight up hill with 1,000 feet + of elevation gain. Did that a couple years ago before the permit system was put in place. I hope that system will be much better for t...
by johnhens
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Review
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Itinerary Review

I did Hanging Lakes near Gelnwood this June, kicked my butt. Worth the hike though. Beautiful!
by johnhens
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Review
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Itinerary Review

Looks like a great trip. Glad you saw a moose, though they are present in CO. So what did you think of IR and how difficult was it compared to what you thought? I imagine getting winded was not an issue. What did you think of IR compared to other NPs you have been to?