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by odd man out
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Marking Posts as Read
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Marking Posts as Read

I just go to the menu and click new posts. I read the ones I want. Ignore the others. If I check in every day or two, there are never many there.
by odd man out
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: PLB vs. satellite communicator
Replies: 16
Views: 2853

Re: PLB vs. satellite communicator

I find it humorous when people complain about the interface for the Garmin when not interfaced with a phone. I bet my ability to text with a phone is no better!!!
by odd man out
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: latest on beaver damage
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: latest on beaver damage

JerryB wrote: Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:11 pm By asking my question, I am not suggesting NPS intervention. Just trying to get useful information out to hikers. I thought that was obvious, but perhaps not.
I think that was clear. I'm just trying be clever. But sometimes our language does get in the way.
by odd man out
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: latest on beaver damage
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: latest on beaver damage

Is it accurate to describe beaver activity in a wilderness area as "damage"?
by odd man out
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Recommended affordable 0.4 micron filter brands?
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Recommended affordable 0.4 micron filter brands?

I like the Versaflow filter by HydroBlu better than the Sawyer. It has hose and tread connections on both ends so you can hook it up and back flush with no adapters. I have two Evernew bags. The dirty one screws on the dirty side. The clean one crews on the clean side. Hang it from a branch. Come ba...
by odd man out
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: History
Topic: 1941 IR Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: 1941 IR Guide

That is a treasure trove! If I have a couple of the brochures that are "cover only" over the years, would it be useful to send them to someone for inclusion in this archive? If you are talking about the npshistory.com site, I contacted them to see if they were interested in some of my doc...
by odd man out
Sat May 29, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: History
Topic: 1941 IR Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: 1941 IR Guide

Many more old guides can be found here

http://npshistory.com/publications/isro ... #brochures
by odd man out
Mon May 17, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Backpacking Lower Peninsula
Replies: 8
Views: 2996

Re: Backpacking Lower Peninsula

Manistee River Loop is more like 20 miles and pretty easy. I did most of it in one day. For a longer trip, I would suggest the North Country Trail in the Maniatee NF. From North if Newaygo to the Manistee River Loop is mostly off road and in the NF
by odd man out
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Backpacking knife
Replies: 16
Views: 2233

Re: Backpacking knife

I have the SAK Victorinox Ambassador. It is the same as the SAK Classic, but slightly larger which makes the scissors more functional for people like me with fat fingers. The blade is small, but still larger than the Classic. https://www.victorinox.com/global/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Small-Pock...
by odd man out
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Stove Fuel - Windigo - June 4th
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: Stove Fuel - Windigo - June 4th

Not sure what the OP was asking when he said isopropyl fuel. Isopropyl alcohol is a poor fuel for alcohol stoves. If he was asking about alcohol, I can answer as I recently asked the plane operators about alcohol fuel as that what I use. Alcohol is not allowed on planes, nor are alcoholic beverages ...
by odd man out
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: sock debate
Replies: 11
Views: 1330

Re: sock debate

I wear only Darn Tough. I did have a pair of Fits, but they did not wear well. The complex joints that allowed them to fit all wore thin very quickly. I feel DT socks need to be broken in. With time they confirm to the shape of your foot. I think it helps not to wash them too often. Their anti stink...
by odd man out
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Backpacking Lower Peninsula
Replies: 8
Views: 2996

Re: Backpacking Lower Peninsula

Nordhouse Dunes is the only Wilderness area in the LP. The Lake Michigan Rec Area on the north side is a great NF Campground and good access point.
by odd man out
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Isle Royale Queen III
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Re: Isle Royale Queen III

I was reading the IR park brochure from 1941 (one year after the park was founded) and it listed the Isle Royale Queen out of Copper Harbor as one of the boats that serviced the island. This makes the Queen the longest serving boat service to IR. You can read it here. http://npshistory.com/brochures...
by odd man out
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste
Replies: 16
Views: 2384

Re: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste

Agree that washing is not really necessary and the most eco friendly. However good hygiene calls for hand washing after defication. I bring a sliver of Ivory soap for such purposes. As already stated, this should be used away from water. I use Ivory as it is just plain soap. As such it is an all nat...
by odd man out
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First Time Visitor, Looking for Itinerary Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2278

Re: First Time Visitor, Looking for Itinerary Advice

On our first trip to IR (1984?) we did almost exactly what you have planned. Worked great. We canoed Tobin Harbor and did the hike up to Lookout Louise We took an excursion to Raspberry Island (I think this was a Ranger-guided hike). We hiked to Scoville Point. We took the boat to Daisy Farm and Hik...