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by backwoods doc
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Bug Questions End of June
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Bug Questions End of June

I'm a recent convert to Natrapel, which contains picaridin. It's not oily like DEET, and has a pleasant lemony smell. Works just as well.
by backwoods doc
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: TR: Manistee River/NCT Loop Sept. 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: TR: Manistee River/NCT Loop Sept. 2020

RE: chairs, hands-down, I think the Therm-A-Rest Trekker Chair is best for comfort and stability, assuming you use a pad that will work with it. I can spend hours sitting on a hard surface reading with mine. We also picked up a tripod chair last summer. I think it's great for cooking -- even with yo...
by backwoods doc
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: History
Topic: Wolf Island, a new book about the Wolf-Moose study
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: Wolf Island, a new book about the Wolf-Moose study

My plan was to wait until summer and read it on the island, but after having the book for a week, I couldn't resist any longer.

Of course, I might re-read it on the island...
by backwoods doc
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Wolf Island, a new book about the Wolf-Moose study
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: Wolf Island, a new book about the Wolf-Moose study

I just finished reading the book -- savoring it over about a week. A really nice memoir, written so that it's easy to picture the wolf-moose interactions, as well as life on the island 60 years ago.
by backwoods doc
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: 2021 Trip Log - Post your planned itinerary here!

Name: Steve (backwoods doc) and son Nate (aka "The Sherpa") Hometown: Fort Worth, TX Arrival Date: July 21 Departure Date: July 27 Coming From/Via: Grand Portage via Voyageur II Itinerary (portaging/canoeing): 1. McCargoe Cove to West Chickenbone 2-3. West Chickenbone to Lake Ritchie Canoe...
by backwoods doc
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: 1st time solo traveler.
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: 1st time solo traveler.

Pvibe,

The Greenstone has plenty of great information: https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ ... r_2020.pdf

Also see Jim DuFresne's Foot Trails and Water Routes book.
by backwoods doc
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: TR: Waterloo-Pinckney Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: TR: Waterloo-Pinckney Trail

Torpified - a fine bit of writing.
by backwoods doc
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Named to Best of the World List
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Isle Royale Named to Best of the World List

So true. Actually, I'm happy to see those groups of excited teenagers and young families headed over to the island with their brand new gear for the first time. Or older folks having an adventure by staying in Rock Harbor for a few days. There's still plenty of solitude for a paddler on the inland l...
by backwoods doc
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Webinar with Rolf Peterson on IR Wolves
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Webinar with Rolf Peterson on IR Wolves

An absolute treat.
by backwoods doc
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale Named to Best of the World List
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Isle Royale Named to Best of the World List

Clearly a great choice.

I guess it's a little selfish of me to cringe a bit at the added publicity though...
by backwoods doc
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: AeroPress Go Coffee Maker
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: AeroPress Go Coffee Maker

I've recently become a fan of Mount Hagen instant coffee. It comes in the same little envelopes as the Starbucks Via, but I think it's a definite step up. Some folks might want to use two of the envelopes for about 8 oz of coffee (I use one envelope for 6 oz).
by backwoods doc
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions
Replies: 33
Views: 1749

Re: 2021 Hiking Trip Plan Windigo to RH - looking for feedback & suggestions

The president of my daughter's college was giving a talk on the benefits (and risks) of a liberal arts education. He recalled making that phone call, some 25 years ago, that every parent of an undergraduate dreads: "Mom, Dad -- I've decided to change my major to philosophy".
by backwoods doc
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: PLB vs. satellite communicator
Replies: 12
Views: 1201

Re: PLB vs. satellite communicator

I decided on the Garmin inReach Mini. On sale now for $100 off, which is nice.
by backwoods doc
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: First time visitor
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Re: First time visitor

The Greenstone has a lot of great information to orient you: https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/upload/ISRO_Web_Accessible_Greenstone_Newspaper_2020.pdf I would not recommend Isle Royale as your first wilderness backpacking trip. You would probably have a more enjoyable trip if you were based at...
by backwoods doc
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Wolf Island, a new book about the Wolf-Moose study
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: Wolf Island, a new book about the Wolf-Moose study

Looks like a book I'd like to read on the island next summer.