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by Base654
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm
Replies: 17
Views: 685

Re: 2021 Trip Advice: Minong Ridge, to Daisy Farm

I was told that there is only one person/group per back county zone. If someone else has the same idea as you on the same day, you might not get your permit. I have never had the problem myself and I have done many back county nights. https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/upload/ISRO_Web_Accessible...
by Base654
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Replacment Backpack Straps
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Replacment Backpack Straps

does the entire strap need replacing, or can you just unthread the lower portion and replace the short piece with the grommet and adjuster? I'm looking a picture from amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Kelty-Trekker-65 ... B01JAERG1M
by Base654
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Water treatment
Replies: 12
Views: 680

Re: Water treatment

I picked up a sawyer purifer a couple years ago for travel outside the country. It's different than the filter. So far I have been able to drink the "do not drink the water" water without adverse effect. It claims to purify to 0.02 microns. It costs about $140, looks about the same as their big filt...
by Base654
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Seaplane Times & Capacity...
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Seaplane Times & Capacity...

I love Isle Royale Seaplanes and take them when I don't have a kayak, but have a backup plan just in case weather sets in and they can't fly.
by Base654
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

The NPS has indicated the park will not open until June 15th
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: 1496

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: 919

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: 1496

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: 12
Views: 1899

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: 798

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: 452

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: 1256

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: 27
Views: 4411

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: 488

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: 27
Views: 4411

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 ...