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by Ingo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 736

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

Just made backup reservations at Voyageurs for June under the theory that since that doesn't require public transportation, or any interactions for that matter, that they would be the last to close. Still assumes it's OK for me to drive up from NC and share a tent with my bro... Ingo , I understand...
by Ingo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 736

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

Just made backup reservations at Voyageurs for June under the theory that since that doesn't require public transportation, or any interactions for that matter, that they would be the last to close. Still assumes it's OK for me to drive up from NC and share a tent with my bro...
by Ingo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys

Regarding gear, instead of dropping thousands of dollars on top-of-the line equipment for the three of you, I'd recommend starting out inexpensively, then upgrading if this becomes a regular activity. You can get a reasonable starter Outdoor brand backpack for about $40 at WalMart, a Coleman Peak 1...
by Ingo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: Beginner trip for 12 and 9 year old boys

Will add to the advice of getting out with packs and gear before you go. That's the only way to get an idea of what everyone is up for. A couple of more thoughts: At the Windigo end of the island is the Huginnin Cove loop. But you have to either take the seaplane or drive around the big lake to Gran...
by Ingo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water Bladder repair in field?
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Water Bladder repair in field?

I patched a significant tear in a Platypus (my stupidity) successfully with duck tape that worked well for 4-5 days.
by Ingo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary questions in mid july
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Itinerary questions in mid july

I wonder if getting off the boat and trying to hit Moskey is a bad idea. We can always bail at DF if need be. It's a good haul but you do have lots of daylight. I know it's too much for me, but others do it. It's nice to have to option to adjust as you go. Now that my ferry reservations are in I ju...
by Ingo
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Maps
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Maps

Looks like an interesting map.
by Ingo
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Itinerary questions in mid july
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Itinerary questions in mid july

Welcome to the forums! Using the Voyageur II is a great way to get around the island, but note it's the Voyageur II that travels around the whole island, not the Ranger III. Other than the seaplane, it's the only way to get between RH and Windigo (without hiking or a private boat). I like the idea o...
by Ingo
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2020 edition
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2020 edition

Yeti Sidekick waterproof case: https://www.rei.com/product/134626/yeti ... -gear-case.
Should be good for paddling. Waiting on the 20% off deal, then my $28 dividend will kinda mostly cover it.
by Ingo
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: 1 person tent (from REI topic)
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: 1 person tent (from REI topic)

(1) I can't speak to where you camp, so won't try and talk you into non-mostly-freestanding, but I have seen pics of them in pretty rocky places. I typically don't camp in places where it's anything more than an occasional annoyance finding a spot for a stake. There's plenty of discussion on backpac...
by Ingo
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: 1 person tent (from REI topic)
Replies: 9
Views: 315

1 person tent (from REI topic)

I think I also said this last year: I'm ready for a new tent! My big agnes Flycreek 1p is getting threadbare, and the older and more decrepit I get, the more attractive a tent with a side entrance becomes. The Flycreek is semi-freestanding, and has a mostly-mesh inner tent you can use without the r...
by Ingo
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Find groups?
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Find groups?

dcclark wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:16 pm
Ingo wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:48 am
But as noted, there's probably more traffic on FB these days.
True, but I always find more useful and focused advice here, with less nonsense and repetition!
Yup :D .
by Ingo
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Find groups?
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Find groups?

I'd post your plans in Trails and Campsites and ask there, since it's the most active sub-forum. Also suggest noting your level of experience, type of mileage you plan, and how fast you tend to travel. But as noted, there's probably more traffic on FB these days.
by Ingo
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Friday-Monday from Rock Harbor thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Friday-Monday from Rock Harbor thoughts

Feldtmann loop is great if coming from MN. Did that a couple years ago in May and had Island Mine and Siskiwit to myself.
by Ingo
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: New Stove
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: New Stove

I just have to work on the best way to nest everything in my cook kit. The canister needs space that isn't available with anything I currently use. This Optimus pot self-contains my complete cook kit: https://www.moosejaw.com/product/optimus-terra-weekend-he-cook-set_10342132 . I fit an 8 oz canist...