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by Ingo
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Water filter recommendation?
Replies: 51
Views: 21466

Re: Water filter recommendation?

I have looked at some more water filters/purifiers and am trying to figure out what the main differences are between the MSR Sweetwater and MSR MiniWorks. Can someone help me out? I have a Sweetwater and have been very happy with it, although it only sees use every couple years. It was it's own com...
by Ingo
Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Mysteries of the Great Lakes; New IMAX film
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: Mysteries of the Great Lakes; New IMAX film

Unfortunately, not showing in Raleigh :(
by Ingo
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Article: "Going to Grand Marais? Don't forget your slaw dog"
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: Article: "Going to Grand Marais? Don't forget your slaw dog"

Down here in NC it's slaw and chili on the dog. Hard to find them any other way--always an option anyways.
by Ingo
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2009 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 103
Views: 14880

Re: 2009 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Chris, Lake Richie to Belle Isle is a pretty good day (longer than I'd plan, at least). I'd plan to go at least to McCargoe and play it by ear from there--you have the options of Birch Island (if it's not occupied by boaters), and Pickeral Cove if Belle Isle seems too far. If you make Belle Isle, yo...
by Ingo
Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: "What are you spending your REI dividend on?" 2009 edition
Replies: 34
Views: 5804

Re: "What are you spending your REI dividend on?" 2009 edition

You also have to remember that WHEN dividend checks come out, you get 20% most purchases when you use it...so even if your dividend check is 30 cents, you still get 20% off that item (plus an extra 30 cents off!!). :lol: The 20% off is good for ONE full-priced item--GPS and some other larger items ...
by Ingo
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: "What are you spending your REI dividend on?" 2009 edition
Replies: 34
Views: 5804

Re: "What are you spending your REI dividend on?" 2009 edition

philranger wrote:I think I'm gonna buy a banjo or a tandem bike.
REI sells banjos now? Cool :wink:
by Ingo
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: "What are you spending your REI dividend on?" 2009 edition
Replies: 34
Views: 5804

Re: "What are you spending your REI dividend on?" 2009 edition

Thinking about a new car camping tent, but REI doesn't have what I'm looking at (Eureka Equinox or Mt Hardwear Casa 6).
Maybe a Granite Gear canoe pack. Merrill Jungle Mocs will be the default.
by Ingo
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Monteagle, TN
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Monteagle, TN

The most I've done in a day with a full pack is 27 miles in the Monteagle, TN, area. Much more elevation change than IR but not quite as rocky. Hey Don, my daughter went to school at Sewanee, a couple miles down the road from Monteagle. Always wanted to do some hiking in that area but it never quit...
by Ingo
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoeing From Lane Cove to Belle Isle?
Replies: 10
Views: 2485

Re: Canoeing From Lane Cove to Belle Isle?

Hi Tico, welcome to the forums. The "is it safe" answer is always "it depends". I paddled that stretch many times, mostly solo, in a canoe (mostly in my younger days). Usually conditions are what you'd expect on a big lake (not a "Great" lake) for the wind. You don't usually get large lake swells in...
by Ingo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Canoe wanted to buy
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Canoe wanted to buy

If you want < 50 lbs, you're looking at Kevlar and the accompanying $$$. I've rented the kevlar Souris River Quetico 17 for an I.R. trip and LOVED it! http://www.sourisriver.com/ If I ever have the dough, I'll buy one. And if I have any choice, I'll continue to rent these. Best tripping canoe I've u...
by Ingo
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Route help for 5 day trip
Replies: 9
Views: 1897

Re: Route help for 5 day trip

Hey Shaun, McCargoe to Chippewa thru the inland lakes is a good trip for 5 days. Here's a link to my trip report from a few years ago. http://web.mac.com/ingonet/iWeb/IR2002/Main.html I'd do the same campgrounds again myself. The advantage of the Intermediate and Whittlesey campgrounds (the ones we ...
by Ingo
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: New Cookware
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

Re: New Cookware

Yeh I'm happy! I can be real cheap at times. Would have kept using my banged-up, dented, pitted, 25 yr old set forever before paying $60 for a small cookset! Figure I should be good now until I die, or can't camp anymore...
by Ingo
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Suggestions for the new year
Replies: 19
Views: 7005

Re: Suggestions for the new year

That seemed to do the trick. Thanks Fonix!
by Ingo
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: New Cookware
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

New Cookware

Yea, I've finally replaced my 30 yr old cookset . :) REI hard anodized w/ teflon--these look suspiciously like the GSI Hard Anodized Extreme line, packaged a little differently. I got the last medium set in the store yesterday for $16, then decided to go back today and get a small set too for $15! F...
by Ingo
Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Suggestions for the new year
Replies: 19
Views: 7005

Re: Suggestions for the new year

fonixmunkee wrote:... I'll get a crack team of nerds working on it right away...
How many nerds does it take to make up a team? (I'm guessing one) :D