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by hooky
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Island Wildlife
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Island Wildlife

Thanks for the Flickr album. You've been posting some fantastic pictures.
by hooky
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Itinerary Advice

I really like your itinerary. Bobcat is correct about the fishing opportunities.

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by hooky
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Carrying Water
Replies: 19
Views: 670

Re: Carrying Water

I have used the Sawyer Mini on my 3L bladder in my pack for a number of years. Great for just filling the bladder and drinking on-demand, but slow for filtering water for dinner or coffee. My son recently bought the Sawyer Squeeze and it's WAY easier to use. He bought a pair of 1.5L Smart Water bot...
by hooky
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Carrying Water
Replies: 19
Views: 670

Re: Carrying Water

On a related note, I have always had difficulty filling the Sawyer bag, even from a moving stream. I know use a one liter plastic pop bottle. I cut off the top three inches or so and put some duct tape around the sharp rip. I use this to scoop water into the Sawyer. A bonus: the empty bag and filte...
by hooky
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: July Bugs and Permethrin
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: July Bugs and Permethrin

I always take my headnet for the reasons Ed says.

That one time you need it, but don't have it makes it worth the extra ounce.
by hooky
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Jet Skier rescued off IR
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Jet Skier rescued off IR

so what exactly was his plan once getting to the island?? They were just going to stay at the Holiday Inn in Windigo. :P I think it's great this person was safe (with gear) and had a plan, but I think it's foolish this person didn't listen to everyone in Grand Marais. A big shout-out to the freight...
by hooky
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Waterproof hiking shoes...
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: Waterproof hiking shoes...

In my opinion I agree with some of the above. I was a firm believer in Asolo boots, they are Italian made and fit my feet! After a few wet slogging hikes they became wet bricks tied to my ankles. Now I wear Merrel Moab ventilators with super feet greenies insoles and DT socks, lightweight gators if...
by hooky
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Blisters
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Blisters

Yes! Leukotape is another preferred tool in the medic tent. That was part of great info I found searching around ultra marathon (50mile) trail race pages. A: I think having & using duct tape is a wide-versatility thing moreso than cost thing. Long, wet BWCA trip and my 17 year old goretex hunting b...
by hooky
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: chief54 first 2019 images
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: chief54 first 2019 images

chief, your pictures are much appreciated. Thanks for sharing all of them. That Merganser picture is my favorite.
by hooky
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Dinner

Great picture, regardless.

I was in the BWCA a few Septembers ago and got my first real close up view of a flock of mergansers going about the business of getting dinner. Just as fascinating as watching a loon, only different. Watching any bird fish is incredibly fascinating to me though.
by hooky
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Be safe paddling Superior
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Be safe paddling Superior

Life jackets. What a refreshing thing to read about in an otherwise bad situation.
by hooky
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Malone Bay kayak day trips?
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Malone Bay kayak day trips?

Thought I had a picture of the entire beach that John is recommending, but I just have a partial. It would be a great place to launch if it isn't underwater.

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by hooky
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Finally getting to the Island, a few questions on sites
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Finally getting to the Island, a few questions on sites

The Big Adventure Discussion And Sports Society?

I see what you did here. :mrgreen:
by hooky
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: History
Topic: Daisy Farm concrete foundations
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Daisy Farm concrete foundations

I agree with treeplanter that most likely origin is the CCC camp. They were considered temporary then but they became quite large (in Island speak anyway). Here are 2 pictures of the Daisy Farm CCC Camp taken in 1938 and 1939: Daisy Farm 1939 NVIC-30-205.jpg Daisy Farm 1938 NVIC-30-131.jpg From wha...
by hooky
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: History
Topic: Daisy Farm concrete foundations
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Daisy Farm concrete foundations

dcclark wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:42 am
Thanks, both! CCC origins make sense. There is a watertower in Ed's first photo that could account for the 4 concrete footings.
And from that same picture of Ed's, the apron for the dock is your second picture.


The CCC story on the island and more pictures HERE