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by Base654
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Will I need a sleeping bag liner?
Replies: 10
Views: 298

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: 21
Views: 803

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: 138

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: 21
Views: 803

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: 390

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: 21
Views: 803

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: 362

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: 268

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: 789

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 ...
by Base654
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 15
Views: 1008

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

I have a couple of alcohol stoves, but I don't find them very convenient. I tend to stay out for a while and like hot meals. The weight of the fuel offsets the weight (or lack there of) of the stove.
by Base654
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 15
Views: 1008

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

I bought the MSR universal liquid/canister... I have't opened it yet. is there any way to stop this addiction?
by Base654
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 15
Views: 1008

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

I have a bit of a stove fetish. I own most of the stoves from REI and quite a few others. I carry a pocket rocket for my backup when I solo backpack. My primary stove is the jet boil. it's nice because of it's efficiency, but honestly I only bought it because that year's camping budget had extra mon...
by Base654
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Solo Hike
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: Solo Hike

Welcome to the forums. Just to clarify, are you and experienced hiker and backpacker? Most of my hikes on the island are solo. During mid July to early August you wont be alone. You will have time to yourself, but there will still be plenty of people around on most of the trails. My biggest concern ...
by Base654
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Trip Help
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: Trip Help

How long do you plan on staying? Early June can still be cold with some snow on the ground. Late June-early July starts bug season. Consider staying on the boat and going to the east end of the Isle. The west end has some long days after the first day. Then you are in the middle of no where and have...
by Base654
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Itinerary Review

This is not a trip that I would like, but if you like miles, go for it. I will stress johnhens "good shape". The average person would be in pretty bad shape trying to get those miles in, particularly if your plane is waiting at the end. For me, much of the difficulty of the island is the long step u...