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by thesneakymonkey
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Goshawks nesting on the Greenstone
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: Goshawks nesting on the Greenstone

The nesting period for Goshawks is quite a long time too so plan on them being there if you travel this route. haha. Silly birds are super aggressive at protecting their nests.
by thesneakymonkey
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Backpacking knife
Replies: 16
Views: 2034

Re: Backpacking knife

https://www.swissarmy.com/us/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Small-Pocket-Knives/Classic-SD/p/0.6223 Everything you are looking for with it only being 0.7oz. It's all I have ever needed while hiking. It does have more than a blade but the other (only 2) things are useful too. Esp the scissors (cut qui...
by thesneakymonkey
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Inland fishing for backpackers?
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Inland fishing for backpackers?

I have that debate everytime I go. Last time I decided we wouldn't have enough "fishable" locations to justify it, and the whole time I was wishing I had it. That said, I am glad I didnt have to carry it! haha.
by thesneakymonkey
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: CPAP Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: CPAP Machine

One question is how wise it would be for someone who needs CPAP to go much further afield than Rock Harbor or Windigo. There are obviously lodging options with electricity at both sites. Not everyone with a cpap has debilitating issues. My mom uses one and is healthy outside of it. Her hiking abili...
by thesneakymonkey
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Trekking pole tips?
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Trekking pole tips?

Don’t need the baskets. Go with carbide or rubber tips. Either is fine. The island is a lot of rock.
by thesneakymonkey
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: sock debate
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: sock debate

no way you'd catch me hiking in waterproof socks. Can you say blister city!! haha. I am another fan of the darn tough brand. They far outlasted my smartwool socks.
by thesneakymonkey
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste
Replies: 16
Views: 2150

Re: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste

I asked Tricia about teeth brushing, toothpaste ect. She is a Dental Hygienist. She said if one were to brush adequitely, water is all that is needed. Most people don't brush adequitely. Baking soda is a good product to use for brushing. Most people, when using toothpaste, use way to much. A little...
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste
Replies: 16
Views: 2150

Re: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste

I did it for 9 days once. Wasn’t so bad!! Haha. Seriously though, don’t use soap (of any kind!!) in/near the waterways. If you must wash, do it a long ways away from the water. We typically carry a collapsible bucket (sea to summit) and that works well for hauling lots of water back to camp for hand...
by thesneakymonkey
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: One word for Isle Royale National Park
Replies: 14
Views: 1686

Re: One word for Isle Royale National Park

Obviously there’s a benefit (safety) but personally I think the island would lose some of its charm for me if they installed a cell tower. I like the remoteness and the ability to disconnect. My career choice has me tied to my phone and if I have cell service I’ll be working whether or not I want to...
by thesneakymonkey
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste
Replies: 16
Views: 2150

Re: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste

The most eco friendly is to not use soap at all. “Embrace the stink!”, as they say. Personally I’ve found taking a soapless dip in Lake Superior a couple times a trip does wonders. Then a $5 shower in windigo or rock harbor before departing. Please don’t use any soaps or shampoos in the waterways (E...
by thesneakymonkey
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: One thing you wish you knew...
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: One thing you wish you knew...

Consider bringing a good-sized rain tarp. It makes cooking and relaxing in camp so much more pleasant on rainy days. Also, when hung across the screen wall of a shelter, gives some relief from blowing rain and wind coming off the lake. We're very happy with this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/produ...
by thesneakymonkey
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: One thing you wish you knew...
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: One thing you wish you knew...

That once you go there, NOTHING else compares and you’ll want to just keep going back to the island.
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: help with trail option
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: help with trail option

we skipped WC on 2 trips in favor of MCC too.
by thesneakymonkey
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: help with trail option
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: help with trail option

You trip plan reminds me of our first one to the island (minus the boat pick up). Either trail is nice. You'll enjoy it either way.
by thesneakymonkey
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Wise Old Man of Isle Royale?
Replies: 13
Views: 1592

Re: Wise Old Man of Isle Royale?

Training modules?? No thanks. Haha. There’s free info here and on the Facebook pages.