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by Base654
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2020 edition
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2020 edition

dccark, I have the same seat to summit as bobcat1. I bought it only because I had a gift certificate to spend. I have since developed a love for it. it will take 45 degree superior water to truly comfortable in a couple of hours in the sun. if you want it warm faster, dump a couple of cups of boilin...
by Base654
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Early Season transport
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Early Season transport

I took the early boat last year. It is just a ride. no food, no drink. You do have to have a boat. the Ranger stops at Mott and you get off.
by Base654
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2020 edition
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2020 edition

I was just there today with a $50 gift cert, but couldn't find anything worth buying. I should have a big dividend this year. I finally finished routing all my bills through the card.
by Base654
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: 1 person tent (from REI topic)
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: 1 person tent (from REI topic)

I bought the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 two years ago. Although it is a two person tent it weighs less than the tiger wall, but like you said, mo side entrance. I drop my poncho at the door and crawl in and out. no fuss no muss. and I love spreading out my gear.
by Base654
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June 2020 First timers w/kids Itinerary review
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: June 2020 First timers w/kids Itinerary review

Having two days at RH you (or just the older kids) might want to loop out to Suzy's cave on the Tobin harbor trail and back on the Rock Harbor trail. It's a nice no pack stroll and the two trails are very different. When you get into RH check to see what the rangers will be giving presentations on a...
by Base654
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Itinerary suggestions

Welcome to the forums. I see no problem with your trip, but offer an option anyway. Five days will open up a a lot more of the island than four if you can do it, but for four days: Friday: I usually take the Ranger, dock around three and easily get to Daisy in 3.5-4 hours. Your trip to Daisy the fir...
by Base654
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Will I need a sleeping bag liner?
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: Will I need a sleeping bag liner?

I am a (very) cold sleeper also. I still have my 0 degree bag in early June and switch to a 20 degree in late June. I really don't like to be cold. I carry my dry suit insulation (effectively snug fitting sweats) until mid June. These are my camp clothes and sleeping clothes. I also have a silk line...
by Base654
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: What Food Is Best?
Replies: 23
Views: 1830

Re: What Food Is Best?

Has anyone tried dehydrating Campbell chunky soups? I have limited experience with my dehydrator.
by Base654
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Jim Dufresne's latest edition of Foot Trails and Water Routes
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Jim Dufresne's latest edition of Foot Trails and Water Routes

$23.26 with flat rate shipping and Michigan sales tax. mine is on the way.
by Base654
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: What Food Is Best?
Replies: 23
Views: 1830

Re: What Food Is Best?

To lighten the load: I usually plan my trip so that I get back to Rock Harbor mid day the day before I leave. I am able to lighten my load by 3 meals because I eat a burger for lunch at the bar, have dinner and breakfast at the restaurant. The store has chips, dip, meat bread, ice cream, beer, wine ...
by Base654
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Platypus GravityWorks 4.0 Filter
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Platypus GravityWorks 4.0 Filter

Like Ingo says, it's not worth spending money on anything else to save ounces, unless you go on a diet to drop pounds (as my triathlete friend says about bicycles). If you really want to spend money or have a backup, I love my sawyer squeeze https://www.rei.com/product/103050/sawyer-squeeze-water-fi...
by Base654
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: What Food Is Best?
Replies: 23
Views: 1830

Re: What Food Is Best?

When I started hiking I ate oatmeal, ramen and Lipton side dish packs. I still have some of that in my pack, but I really like the taste of Mountain House chicken and beef stews so those are typically dinner. I carry extra tea, some "squirt in water" drinks and a hand full of the herb-ox instant bro...
by Base654
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: June 2020 Itinerary Review
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: June 2020 Itinerary Review

I don't think you will have any problem with any of your itineraries, you just might be quite a bit more tired with a pack vs without. I have done a few end to end trips, but for some reason I usually go from Windigo to Rock. I think I like the bar and restaurant at the end of my trip. I do have som...
by Base654
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: McCargoe Cove to Chickenbone Lake portage
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: McCargoe Cove to Chickenbone Lake portage

I was there this past spring and a beaver dam was 20' downstream of the put in at the top. I couldn't paddle much past the dock, only 100 feet or so.
by Base654
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Solo Hike
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Re: Solo Hike

The only ways to resupply is to send packages to yourself via https://www.isleroyaleboats.com/home.html or to drop packages at the Rock Harbor Lodge. both have costs, but Isle Royale Boats will drop a package ant any of their stops. You have to be there to collect it, charges apply. I spent 18 days ...