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by fredly
Mon May 15, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: ULA Equipment Backpacks
Replies: 13
Views: 2412

Re: ULA Equipment Backpacks

I've had a ULA CDT which I took on several hikes before getting the Circuit. The CDT was frameless and was good for 3 days in fall, but not much longer. The Circuit has a frame and larger capacity and carries like a dream. Can't say enough good things about their packs.
by fredly
Thu May 04, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Hammock friendly campsites
Replies: 24
Views: 3769

Hammock friendly campsites

It's been 7 years since my last trip to the island, (way too long, but life happens). Since that time, I've switched to hammock camping and was wondering if there are campsites that are better suited to hanging? Plan on coming out Aug 26 for 5 or 6 days. I was on the east end of the island last time...
by fredly
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: PERMETHRIN - Spray or Soak?
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: PERMETHRIN - Spray or Soak?

I've only ever used the spray and had good results with it.
by fredly
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: [Tool] Isle Royale Trip Planner Spreadsheet
Replies: 30
Views: 8831

Re: Isle Royale Trip Planner Spreadsheet

Thanks! That is really helpful.
by fredly
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: John Muir Trail - Film "Mile Mile and a Half"
Replies: 14
Views: 2124

Re: John Muir Trail - Film "Mile Mile and a Half"

Another good clip on YouTube about the JMT.
https://youtu.be/EAG2xURyvtY
by fredly
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: The forums have been updated...
Replies: 24
Views: 7899

Re: The forums have been updated...

Looks great, and sounds like improvements all the way around!
by fredly
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Cordage
Replies: 16
Views: 2970

Re: Cordage

I bought 100' of Reflective Glowire from Lawson Outdoor Equipment.
http://lawsonequipment.com/Reflective-G ... -p975.html

Really good stuff!
by fredly
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2014 edition
Replies: 25
Views: 5706

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2014 edition

Bought socks and tent stakes. Used my dividend, but not the 20% off...yet.
by fredly
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 8/9-8/15/13 [RH-3 Mile-Moskey-Chippewa] video link
Replies: 14
Views: 2739

Re: TR: 8/9-8/15/13 [RH-3 Mile-Moskey-Chippewa] video link

Beautifully produced video! Looks like you had an awesome stay.
by fredly
Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: A call for the wild - save Isle Royale's wolves
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

A call for the wild - save Isle Royale's wolves

Well written article with one of the best solutions for saving the wolf population that I have heard yet.

http://www.freep.com/article/20140118/O ... le-hunting
by fredly
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Recent article about the wolf population
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Recent article about the wolf population

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/inte ... html#intro

It's a little long, but a very good read with quotes from Rolf and Candy.
by fredly
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2013 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 50
Views: 9809

Re: 2013 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Fred (fredly) Email: (at) fblorf@comcast.net Hometown: Ruby, MI Arrival Date: October 1 Departure Date: October 8 Coming From/Via: Houghton/Ranger III Itinerary: Oct 1 - Moskey Oct 2 - West Chickenbone Oct 3 - Hatchet Lake Oct 4 - South Lake Desor Oct 5 - Siskiwit Bay Oct 6 - Feldtmann Lake Oc...
by fredly
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2013 edition
Replies: 22
Views: 6608

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2013 edition

I got the Big Agnes Q-Core SL sleeping pad. 72 inch x 20 inch rectangular version is 3.5 inches thick and only weighs 18 ounces. Extremely comfortable.
by fredly
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Alcohol Stoves
Replies: 15
Views: 4778

Re: Alcohol Stoves

I started out using white gas stoves (MSR Whisperlite, Snowpeak). Then I moved to canister stoves (MSR Pocket Rocket, SnowPeak LiteMax). Then I learned about Trail Designs Caldera Cone stove systems. http://www.traildesigns.com They make a variety of alcohol stove systems that use a windscreen which...
by fredly
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Thermarest Neo Air?
Replies: 30
Views: 8708

Re: Thermarest Neo Air?

Slept on the Klymit Inertia X-Lite last night. The temperature got down to 28 F, but I was comfortable with my Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 bag. The Loft Pockets actually seem to work to keep the insulation in the sleeping bag from compressing and the padding was in the right spots even when I slep...