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by Lucky Chicken
Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Pepper Spray?
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

Re: Pepper Spray?

pepper spray for??? I dont remember seeing it at the store.
by Lucky Chicken
Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 6/12-17, 2015, Rock Harbor Loop
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: TR: 6/12-17, 2015, Rock Harbor Loop

nice trip report! Good luck on the JMT!!
by Lucky Chicken
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Is GPS recommended on Minong
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re: Is GPS recommended on Minong

map and compas... know how to use them. GPS is a nice luxury but is not necessary anywhere.
by Lucky Chicken
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Backpacking with kids
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: Backpacking with kids

It's not that short of mileage but the Feldtmann loop is a nice 3-4 day, or the Hugginin loop will keep you busy for a day or two the west side is a bit more effort, but it does have less miles.
by Lucky Chicken
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hambunking the Greenstone!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: Hambunking the Greenstone!?

I agree most campgrounds should have at least one site that will work for you. Last year a buddy of mine brought his. We had not problem finding spots at island mine, siskiwit, feldtmann, or hugginin. Dont know about the rest, but it was fairly easy to find spots. Enjoy your trip!
by Lucky Chicken
Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Dehydrated Chicken and Beef
Replies: 10
Views: 2463

Re: Dehydrated Chicken and Beef

Both I dehydrate at 165... I use canned chicken and ground very lean beef, venison, or bison. It takes about 5 hours, and I use the freezer method to check it (put it in a ziplock and put it in the freezer for 15-30 minutes if the bag has condensation on the inside it isnt done yet). I also rinse th...
by Lucky Chicken
Wed May 27, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: It's still May on the Island
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Re: It's still May on the Island

netting.... but really Deet keeps them from landing but dosent keep them away. Nothing beats a good headnet when the swarm is really bad.
by Lucky Chicken
Fri May 15, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Ticks on the island
Replies: 7
Views: 3857

Re: Ticks on the island

Permethren is great! Haven't had a problem with them since I started treating my hiking clothing. I imagine if you were bushwacking you might want to treat your pack too.
by Lucky Chicken
Wed May 13, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: LBL- Land between the lakes
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

Re: LBL- Land between the lakes

The Bison are in an enclosure with elk in the middle of the park. I doubt they will let them roam free in the area (they make them money now $5 scenic drive). I am in Southern Iowa, Bloomfield area. Haven't done much on the Mississippi we have done quite a bit at the state park lakes, Rathburn, and ...
by Lucky Chicken
Tue May 12, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: LBL- Land between the lakes
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

Re: LBL- Land between the lakes

Just got back from this paddle trip. It was a great time with lots of sun/ warm water. We ended up parking the car at the visitor's center (6 mile hike on day one to get back to the boats and 2 mile hike on the last day to pick up the car) which worked great! We stopped mid trip at a marina for burg...
by Lucky Chicken
Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Kayaking Trip Itinerary: RH-DF-MB-CI-TI-RH: Please Critique
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: Kayaking Trip Itinerary: RH-DF-MB-CI-TI-RH: Please Criti

Water temperature is rearely above 40... you will want some form of protection. I would also want the people in my group to be practiced in deep water reentry. The water is cold, you dont want to be in it for long regardless of what you are wearing.
by Lucky Chicken
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 7/2-8/1, 2014 [Paddling] Rock Harbor cabin
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: TR: 7/2-8/1, 2012 [Paddling] Rock Harbor cabin

nice report!

I hope to be able to paddle there some day, I am working on justifying the gear necessary. Just built a sea kayak, but haven't been able to convince the wife that I need a dry suit :). Happy paddling!
by Lucky Chicken
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: History
Topic: Richie / Chippewa Portage to Malone Bay Trail c.1847-1930
Replies: 8
Views: 2421

Re: Richie / Chippewa Portage to Malone Bay Trail c.1847-193

Love this... and would love to explore/ redescover this trail and the history. It would also be cool if part of it opened back up, that would make going to Malone not just an out and back!
by Lucky Chicken
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2015 edition
Replies: 14
Views: 3487

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2015 edition

dito on the sale rack... on another note, a 30ish bag is too cold for IR? I bring my 45 and am warm some nights. Different definitions of cold I guess. Happy shopping!
by Lucky Chicken
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 3 or 4 night trip suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: 3 or 4 night trip suggestions

From grand portage you could always go out on one boat and come back on another to help with the schedule.

I haven't experienced the RH side, but the Feldtmann loop is great! Don't forget your fishing pole Feldtmann lake has some great pike fishing from shore.