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by alecto73
Thu May 22, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Sawyer Squeeze @REI for $31
Replies: 41
Views: 10799

Re: Sawyer Squeeze @REI for $31

I have to mention it again, just because I have been using it without issue for quite some time now, with the usual disclaimer - this isn't me but it's the exact same setup:

http://youtu.be/V2sGJQmyGZQ

p.s. - my backup is micropur/stove
by alecto73
Sun May 18, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Impressive Moose Gif
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Impressive Moose Gif

I'm used to seeing them in slow-and-lazy mode. Just the same I still treat them with respect (and distance). This made my jaw drop though.

http://imgur.com/gallery/eaeD4pF
by alecto73
Mon May 05, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: VII to delay start of season
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: VII to delay start of season

Starting to consider eating the ferry fee. I am not into snowshoeing. My buddy is already bailing.
by alecto73
Mon May 05, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: VII to delay start of season
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: VII to delay start of season

Anyone heard an update on the 5/14 trip and the ice?
by alecto73
Thu May 01, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Smokies in March?
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: Smokies in March?

Nah I did two nights. That's a hell of a drive for me to do one night... although I would be tempted by a tear-and-go just the same.
by alecto73
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Smokies in March?
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: Smokies in March?

I did Mt. Sterling back then and may be doing it again this fall.
by alecto73
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2014 edition
Replies: 25
Views: 5757

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

I am looking at a new water filter. Possibly the Platypus Gravityworks Water Filter System - 4 Liter. I currently use a katadyn. Its time for some new water bottles too. I recommend you take a look at this "system". It is not for everyone but for weight watchers it is tough to beat. Both items are ...
by alecto73
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: SeatoSummit 10 Liter Folding Bucket
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: SeatoSummit 10 Liter Folding Bucket

When I used a pump filter I used one. Makes a big difference to be able to pick where I was doing the pumping. Now I don't pump anymore but the bucket was pretty cool, just be careful how you set it down and don't expect to get 10 liters in it. Still have it ... somewhere?
by alecto73
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Big Agnes Fly Creek?
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Re: Big Agnes Fly Creek?

Ok... I'm looking at the singles and there's no weight difference so I was very confused. Does not sound like any world-changing technology in the Platinums over the original, at least not in a way that makes a diffference in the 1 person version. thx
by alecto73
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Big Agnes Fly Creek?
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Big Agnes Fly Creek?

I am trying to figure out what makes the Platinum superior to the standard Fly Creek UL# model. Kind of scratching my head and coming up empty. Any ideas?
by alecto73
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2014 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 31
Views: 7401

Re: 2014 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Jess
Email: isro(at)jessenickels(dot)com
Hometown: Pingree Grove, IL
Arrival Date: Late May
Departure Date: May 13-18
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage, MN
Itinerary: Feldtmann Loop

Anybody going to be at the GP casino bar Tuesday night, 5/13?
by alecto73
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: No Cook?
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

No Cook?

I was reading the thread on wood burners and I saw XJeepr mention going 'no-cook'. I am not sure I am ready to give up my beloved pro-pack Beef Stroganoffs but as a weight weenie it got my attention. So I'm curious if XJeepr or anybody else backpacks stove-less and what they bring for food. I decide...
by alecto73
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: PERMETHRIN
Replies: 16
Views: 5576

Re: PERMETHRIN

Once it is dry it is supposed to be ok. I still keep clothes that are treated away from him because he's awesome and I don't want to kill him. I do my treating out in the driveway and hang in the garage, take a shower.
by alecto73
Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Greenstone or Minong?
Replies: 7
Views: 2161

Re: Greenstone or Minong?

My favorite pictures are from the Greenstone/Rock Harbor Trail trip. My favorite memories are from the Minong trip (bird attacks notwithstanding). I would do either one over and over if I could. This year was going to be Feldtmann Loop but wife's schedule killed it. :(
by alecto73
Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: PERMETHRIN
Replies: 16
Views: 5576

Re: PERMETHRIN

I always treat with permethrin and I do it specifically because of ticks. Having added a cat to the family I obviously have to be much more careful when I treat now, but I'm a believer.

http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/maps/interactiveMaps.html