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by booyah
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 19
Views: 2987

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

Hey everclear should always be in your first aid kit, it can sanitize stuff like rubbing alchohol for outside boo-boos, and act like whiskey to help with the inside boo-boos...

Rubbing alcohol for the outside, drinking alcohol for the inside.
by booyah
Wed May 27, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Loon kills Bald Eagle
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Re: Loon kills Bald Eagle

When we were there last year another group saw a loon kill a baby merganser. As they said no reason they could see for it, the loon surfaced under the flock of mergansers and just grabbed one, broke its neck and left it there.
by booyah
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Rock Harbor campground - does it fill up / campers turned away?
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Rock Harbor campground - does it fill up / campers turned away?

One of several nice things about taking the Queen from Copper Harbor is that it gets there several hours before the Ranger. Each time I have taken the Queen we've walked past empty shelters/empty sites for RH but once the ranger shows up they fill right up. The last trip we stayed in RH as my hiking...
by booyah
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: What Food Is Best?
Replies: 28
Views: 5160

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 booyah
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Paddling out of Moskey in the morning
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

Re: Paddling out of Moskey in the morning

For t his trip yup, the pic is my 15yo daughter
by booyah
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

Re: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys

The best piece of advice I can give is to listen to the kids and adjust accordingly. I've brought my kids camping since shortly after birth for all 4 of my daughters. Last year was the first trip to the Island for the oldest (15) and we took kayaks. Took it fairly easy did a bunch of hiking, but ove...
by booyah
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: September Weather
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

Re: September Weather

dcclark,
Its funny both of my trips (a week, and a week plus) we had ZERO rain at least during the day. Just goes to show, its a flexible environment there.
Expect a little of everything with the big lake!
by booyah
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water Bladder repair in field?
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: Water Bladder repair in field?

In the field? Duct tape. If its in an inconvenient location (like your case) I have some sealeant in my air mattress puncture sealing kit. Just enough to get you out of the woods as it were. At home, replace
by booyah
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: 1 person tent (from REI topic)
Replies: 12
Views: 2173

Re: 1 person tent (from REI topic)

If you're not particularly tall, I've been eyeing this for a while personally... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MCT6QSM Not freestanding, but one trekking pole and its under 2lbs if you go by trail weight. If you are set on freestanding, they have this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K84DZ88/ at 2.6l...
by booyah
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2020 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 17
Views: 2925

Re: 2020 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!

Name: Conlan (booyah) email: pm here Hometown: Lansing MI Arrival date: probably in August departure date: probably in August Via: Isle Royale Queen or Ranger (depends on the trip) Itinerary: So a lot in the air, I may be bringing my father for a trip to the lodge, a water taxi or voyager trip to Ch...
by booyah
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: 1 person tent (from REI topic)
Replies: 12
Views: 2173

Re: 1 person tent (from REI topic)

FWIW, Tarptent rainbow is free standing when used with trekking poles.
They go at the head and foot to keep the tent spread out
by booyah
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Early September Rock Harbor Loop 9/4 - 9/8
Replies: 13
Views: 1602

Re: Early September Rock Harbor Loop 9/4 - 9/8

Thank you all. There is a lot to consider in terms of routes forsure but planning is half the fun! I have continuously heard about the island being more rugged than expected but the group i am going with are seasoned bunch. Thank you everyone for the suggestions! FWIW, I recommend a stair climber f...
by booyah
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Easy Itinerary
Replies: 17
Views: 2200

Re: Easy Itinerary

I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but as I told my kid before going last year "There is no such thing as an easy trail on IR". Remember this as you are planning and prepping. The climb from West Chicken Bone to Livermore/Lasarge can be daunting to someone who is not used to hiking with a pack...
by booyah
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Will I need a sleeping bag liner?
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: Will I need a sleeping bag liner?

So like most folks here, what I say will depend on you a lot. What temps are you comfortable in that bag? Do you eat before you go to bed? What is your sleeping pad? What do you wear for sleeping? Each individual is different. My wife was all sealed up and cuddled up in an optimistically rated 0 deg...
by booyah
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: What Food Is Best?
Replies: 28
Views: 5160

Re: What Food Is Best?

Base654 wrote: Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:52 am Has anyone tried dehydrating Campbell chunky soups? I have limited experience with my dehydrator.
I've heard good experiences from people from the process, but I'm far from an expert. Most of my dehydrator experience is wild mushrooms and jerky :-D