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by hooky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: two-year old TR cadged from yesterday's paper
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: two-year old TR cadged from yesterday's paper

The nerve of some people!
by hooky
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Refunds
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Refunds

Weeks ago, but it was credit to my card.
by hooky
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: Isle Royale Closed for 2020?

Sure sounds like it.
by hooky
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: What Food Is Best?
Replies: 27
Views: 4411

Re: What Food Is Best?

I started dehydrating all of my meals and never looked back. .... My camping buddy/brother is a fiend about ultralight equipment. His one-man tent cost more than my whole rig. However, when it comes to food, he's pretty much the opposite. He hates commercial freeze-dried meals and if I bring any of...
by hooky
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 16
Views: 1881

Re: Artist in Residence

I feel guilty right now, like I've been listening to someone's private conversation at the Library Bar, not about it. My son and I had dinner there the first time we went to the island. I can understand the attraction to the place. Chief, the explanation they gave you makes zero sense to me. I hope ...
by hooky
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

The advantage to the Upper Missouri is that you can drive there in your own vehicles and stay isolated to just your immediate companions. For Isle Royale, you can’t avoid the other visitors and staff of the transport mode, unless you have your own boat. If the pandemic has lessened, and your concer...
by hooky
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

I reluctantly cancelled our plans for May. Even if this comes to an end in April, work is complete chaos right now and there's no way I could be unreachable for any length of time. It will take months before we can get things back to "normal", whatever that may be after this. We're discussing the st...
by hooky
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: from McCargoe Cove
Replies: 13
Views: 1145

Re: from McCargoe Cove

This year's trip will be my first to Chippewa, but I loved Malone. It was a great last stop.
by hooky
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

The park page has addressed it and says this: Impact on Isle Royale National Park Summer 2020 Island Visitation At this time, Isle Royale is moving forward with full Summer 2020 Island visitation operations That and much more info here. https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/conditions.htm Still won...
by hooky
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Coronavirus Discussion

I have this sinking feeling that transportation to the Island will be a roll of the dice come May.
by hooky
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water Bladder repair in field?
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: Water Bladder repair in field?

Another vote for some sort of duct tape here. I always have a couple of yards wrapped around a pencil stub in my first aid kit.
by hooky
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: 1 person tent (from REI topic)
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Re: 1 person tent (from REI topic)

I have read a couple of great reviews of the REI Flash. It seems to be pretty well received.

https://www.switchbacktravel.com/review ... lash-air-2

https://sectionhiker.com/rei-flash-1-air-tent-review/ Compares it favorably to a TarpTent.
by hooky
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: New Stove
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: New Stove

I use a camp coffee pot with the percolater removed. My travel mug, flatware, windscreen, etc... all fit in it. I'm due for an upgrade with that setup anyway. For now, I think I put everything in my MSR pot keep the travel mug separate. I think I'd like a setup like the Optumus kit that Ingo uses. I...
by hooky
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: New Stove
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: New Stove

I was out last weekend with it and have to say that it's incredibly convenient to decide that a hot drink would taste good and have that hot drink within a few minutes of making the decision. I just have to work on the best way to nest everything in my cook kit. The canister needs space that isn't a...
by hooky
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Greenstone Itinerary Feedback
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Greenstone Itinerary Feedback

S. Desor is a nice campground. I can get Island Mine camping at home, so I elected to skip it and push to S. Desor when I came in from Siskiwit a few years ago. S. Desor sites 1,2 & 3 all have direct access to the lake, but like Bobcat1 mentioned, it's downhill and uphill. There may be others that d...