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by thesneakymonkey
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Best stove for new backpacker
Replies: 13
Views: 316

Re: Best stove for new backpacker

A simple canister stove is the way to go. I have an original pocket rocket (MSR) and it has never failed me over the years.
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Trip Help
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Trip Help

Maybe try a shorter 1 night backpacking trip on the mainland to shakedown and see if you can do the back country style instead of the cabin. That way you might know if you fears are legit about carrying all your gear.
by thesneakymonkey
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Toilet Paper
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Toilet Paper

Our last trip we started rationing because every privy's tp was empty except windigo. The previous year we had no issues and it was pretty well stocked. I would say it is a shot in the dark whether you'll have a bunch or none at all. Plan to bring enough for yourself.
by thesneakymonkey
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Leaving from Copper Harbor but want to hike Windigo to RH
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Leaving from Copper Harbor but want to hike Windigo to RH

yea what Inca Roads said is your only option (seaplane or voyager). Don't discount going RH to Windigo though. I really loved that hike and ending in windigo was perfect for us.
by thesneakymonkey
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Figure 8 hike
Replies: 13
Views: 1585

Re: Figure 8 hike

Just got home today from doing that exact route. Windigo to Feldman Lake was beautiful, but we were pushing the last half because of approaching thunder. (never turned into anything) Feldman to Siskiwit was pretty easy after the climb to the tower, but it got hot and still in the afternoon and the ...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: End to end loop hike
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: End to end loop hike

Wooop! Can’t wait to read about it. Sounds like a fun adventure.
by thesneakymonkey
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Family trip planning
Replies: 37
Views: 2459

Re: Family trip planning

The fish cleaning station is near the water on the gravel “road” as you are walking towards the Washington creek campground.
by thesneakymonkey
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Jet Skier rescued off IR
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Jet Skier rescued off IR

Haha! Yea. Well thank goodness everyone is ok. Maybe next time he will listen to everyone giving him advice.
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Jet Skier rescued off IR
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Jet Skier rescued off IR

so what exactly was his plan once getting to the island??
by thesneakymonkey
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Stove canisters and weight
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Stove canisters and weight

carry 2 different ones if you need that much. Same reasons as above. One canister failure and you're SOL

We did a 10 day with one 8 ounce canister so keep that in mind. Make sure you need that much fuel.
by thesneakymonkey
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: August Gear Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: August Gear Suggestions

1. bug spray- we used a small container (3oz) of picaridin. Yes to the head nets 2. I always wear short "dirty girl" gaiters. They are worth it for me. No rain pants for me. They are hot and annoying. 3. It can get chilly at night. If you have a hood on a jacket you should be ok without a beanie but...
by thesneakymonkey
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Carrying Water
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: Carrying Water

We used a collapsible bucket on the island. Worked for us. Sea to summit makes it. We just have the small one. Carried back to camp or used it at the dock. Both were nice. Pretty sure I saw y'all using that on your youtube series. Which, I'm also pretty sure, is what gave me the idea. Thanks for th...
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Carrying Water
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: Carrying Water

We used a collapsible bucket on the island. Worked for us. Sea to summit makes it. We just have the small one. Carried back to camp or used it at the dock. Both were nice.
by thesneakymonkey
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Landing a kayak at Chipp. Harbor?
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Landing a kayak at Chipp. Harbor?

Yup. Saw a canoeist beach up in that same spot as photo above last year.