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by Rafiki
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Stove canisters and weight
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Stove canisters and weight

Im bringing five 16oz canisters with me on my next trip in a week. You can never have too much fuel right? Hahaha. Did I forget to mention that I am taking a month long trip and take a hot shower every day? ;) Im also kayaking so weight isn't as much of an issues like it is for a hiker. moderator no...
by Rafiki
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: a plea for trip reports!!
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: a plea for trip reports!!

I am going to the island for a month to do tons of kayaking. Provided that I don’t drown you should get a report from me around August 20th.
by Rafiki
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 32
Views: 3709

Re: 2019 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Tim
Email: PM me on here
Hometown: Skokie, IL
Arrival Date: 7/21/19
Departure Date: 8/17/19
Coming From/Via: Copper Harbor
Itinerary: A Butt Ton of Kayaking
by Rafiki
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1907

Re: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

Thanks Sean. Just sent you a private messsage. Please get back to me when you have a second.
by Rafiki
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Wet Suit Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Wet Suit Advice

Which one would you recommend getting if any of them? The first one is 2mm so I don’t even think that is an option. I’m curious about the other 2. Thanks. https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/130061/camaro-blacktec-skin-78-wetsuit-mens https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/114623/camaro-mono-volt...
by Rafiki
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1907

Re: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

Treeplanter you are right about the differences in shorelines on Lake Michigan. Lake Michigan is definitely more sandy which means I have to be extra careful with planning so I don’t find myself being pummeled against the rock face of a cliff. VHF radio as just been upgraded to essential. John Id lo...
by Rafiki
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1907

Re: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

Gentleman, thank you for your input. So I have some additional information to add which has come apparent to me as of today. The courses I would be taking are on the open waters of Lake Michigan (I realize that Lake Michigan isn’t as beastly or as cold as Lake Superior, but I still was hoping that w...
by Rafiki
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1907

Re: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

Also it should be noted that I’d be renting a Kayak and it doesn’t come with a spray skirt. Can I skip out on this item since it seems like it would be outlandish to invest in a spray shirt that I will only use once since the Kayak will be a rental and the skirt costs $100. I am willing to invest in...
by Rafiki
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1907

Re: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

Thanks for the response Base. Based off of what you told me I’m going to take 3 kayaking courses. One is basic, one is about edging and bracing, and another is about rescues and recovery. Should I take a course on rolling or is that only if your doing whitewater kayaking? Thanks again.
by Rafiki
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Circumnavigate Kayak Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1907

Circumnavigate Kayak Questions

Hey guys. Its been a while. Hope all is doing well with everyone. I'm planning to head back to the island this summer after not being there for what will be 6 years. I have a new mission. I want to circumnavigate the island. Let's begin with some important information. I don't have much experience i...
by Rafiki
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?
Replies: 9
Views: 1762

Re: Are the showers and laundry open by mid May?

https://www.rei.com/product/758045/sea-to-summit-pocket-shower You want one of these my friend. Combine it with a stove and some boiled water, you’ll be one happy camper. I take a shower every day after I hike. This is my favorite camping possession. It is light too. Not to mention, very affordable....
by Rafiki
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice Please [Paddling]
Replies: 9
Views: 2730

Re: Itinerary Advice Please [Paddling]

This is the most extreme trip I ever heard of. If it took place, it is a shame there is no trip report for it. Does you name happen to be Chuck Norris?
by Rafiki
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Re: Isle Royale Maps

Thanks for the confirmation Ingo.
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice for cadenparulski
Replies: 5
Views: 1686

Re: Itinerary Advice for cadenparulski

I love your itinerary. Good miles. However I’m surprised that you think it will take you eight hours to get to Moskey. I think you’re being very generous with the amount of time that you are giving yourself, which is a good thing of course. Plus it would be nice to get there before it gets dark. As ...
by Rafiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Isle Royale Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Re: Isle Royale Maps

Thanks for the heads up. They must have just done a re-design on the illustration on the front of the map. Mine is a 2006.