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by jeastbur
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Share your favorite backcountry recipe!
Replies: 5
Views: 4931

Re: Share your favorite backcountry recipe!

I decided to try Freezer Bag cooking on my trip back in August. This method required a bit of prep time before leaving for the trip, but some of the meals really paid off. My favorite recipe was Thai Style Peanut Noodles from trailcooking.com: http://www.trailcooking.com/recipes/thai-style-peanut-no...
by jeastbur
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Our Wolf Pack Encounter - I've finally written about it!
Replies: 12
Views: 6441

Re: Our Wolf Pack Encounter - I've finally written about it!

Nina, congrats on getting featured on backpacker.com!

http://www.backpacker.com/reader_wolfpa ... _dirt/1392

What a great experience.
Josh
by jeastbur
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 9/4 - 9/11: 8 Incredible Days
Replies: 11
Views: 2770

Re: 9/4 - 9/11: 8 Incredible Days

Incredible photos. Thanks for sharing.

Josh
by jeastbur
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Campsite maps
Replies: 6
Views: 2507

Campsite maps

While doing research for my first trip to IR, I wasn't able to find any maps showing the layout and shelter/tent site counts. If you have any pictures of the camp site maps, feel free to post them here. I forgot to take pictures of the maps until the end of my trip, so I only have Three Mile. Campgr...
by jeastbur
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Freezer Bag Cooking
Replies: 9
Views: 6035

Freezer Bag Cooking

Excerpted from my trip report . For my recent trip to Isle Royale, I decided to make most of my own food and use the freezer bag cooking technique. Overall, I was pleased with the results. For recipes, I used: http://www.trailcooking.com http://www.onepanwonders.com Some may question the safety of ...
by jeastbur
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Camping with wolves
Replies: 2
Views: 1183

Re: Camping with wolves

I had asked the ranger during our LNT talk whether to hang food or not. She said not to bother, but it seems like a good thing to do anyway.
by jeastbur
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Isle Royale trip 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Re: Isle Royale trip 2009

Great trip report, philranger. Looks like we both filtered water from the exact same spot at WCB #6: http://s108.photobucket.com/albums/n23/isleroyalewally/Isle%20Royale%202009/?action=view¤t=DSCN0849.jpg http://picasaweb.google.com/josheastburn/IsleRoyale2009#5380774109367286834 I'm also surp...
by jeastbur
Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: August 26 - 30; Chippewa, McCargoe, Daisy, ThreeMile
Replies: 6
Views: 3114

Re: August 26 - 30; Chippewa, McCargoe, Daisy, ThreeMile

Here is one of my favorite photos from my trip that I took with a friend on the Chippewa Harbor dock. It took a few tries to write the words backwards with a headlamp, but this one turned out pretty well.

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by jeastbur
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: August 26 - 30; Chippewa, McCargoe, Daisy, ThreeMile
Replies: 6
Views: 3114

August 26 - 30; Chippewa, McCargoe, Daisy, ThreeMile

My first trip to Isle Royale is dedicated to the memory of my Grandfather, Harry H. Johnson, Jr. (Grandpop). At an early age, he inspired in me a love of the outdoors through backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail, camping trips in his 1960s-era canvas tent, and canoe trips through the New Jerse...
by jeastbur
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aug 25th - Sept 5th
Replies: 13
Views: 3502

Re: Aug 25th - Sept 5th

Great TR, Don.
Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet up on the trail, but it looks like we shared the 40 hours of rain on Aug 28/29.

I'll be posting my trip report in a few days once I get my pictures organized.
by jeastbur
Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: trekking poles
Replies: 25
Views: 5658

Re: trekking poles

On our recent trip, 2 of us had trekking poles and 2 did not. At the end, all four of us were convinced of their merit. They certainly help with hiking inclines/declines, but they were most useful when we were hiking across slippery rock in the rain. The poles saved me more than once from landing on...
by jeastbur
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: No Soap?
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Re: No Soap?

At our LNT orientation on Aug 26, the ranger told us the same thing--no soap of any kind, including bio-soap and camp suds.
We didn't use any, as requested, although it was pretty easy for me since I did freezer bag cooking for this trip.

Josh
by jeastbur
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Loon or Merganser Ducks
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: Loon or Merganser Ducks

Thanks, Kevin. Yeah, they were fun to watch as they raced around near the dock. A lot of the time, they were going fast enough that only their feet were in the water as they skimmed the surface. Were you scheduled to come back on Sunday or did you get delayed due to the weather? I'm glad we got out ...
by jeastbur
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Loon or Merganser Ducks
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Loon or Merganser Ducks

Just got back from the Island this past Sunday. Working on a trip report now, but one question for the group. We saw a bunch of these birds racing around on the water near Three Mile. Are these loons or merganser ducks (or something else)? http://lh6.ggpht.com/_0arcocSvI2E/SpyISmt_tQI/AAAAAAAAHY8/JJ...
by jeastbur
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2009 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 103
Views: 19282

Re: 2009 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Thanks to those on the forums that helped me out with this itinerary! Name: Josh, Aaron, Cliff, J. and James Email: josh.eastburn {at} gmail {dot} com Hometown: Charlotte, NC; Oakland, CA; Chicago, IL; Grand Rapids, MI; Des Plaines, IL Arrival Date: August 26 Departure Date: August 30 Coming From/V...