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by Ingo
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing Kayaks on inland lakes
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Fishing Kayaks on inland lakes

I would prefer a Kevlar canoe for the two of us, but not sure where to obtain one outside of purchase, which is not cheap. Beartrack Outfitters in Grand Marais, MN--on your way to the Voyageur. Sylvania Outfitters in Watersmeet, MI--maybe or maybe not or could be on your way to Houghton/Copper Harb...
by Ingo
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall
Replies: 20
Views: 2001

Re: Up to 6 wolves to be introduced this fall

Tom wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Looks like the first two have been released: https://www.twincities.com/2018/09/27/w ... or-island/
Pictures & video on NPS site:
https://www.nps.gov/isro/learn/news/pre ... MP_6015844
by Ingo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR 9/3-9/11/2018 Paddling McCargoe - Belle Isle - Duncan - RH - Daisy
Replies: 1
Views: 323

TR 9/3-9/11/2018 Paddling McCargoe - Belle Isle - Duncan - RH - Daisy

Canoe trip with brother Brad. A few years ago I decided I wanted to do a trip with each of my 4 brothers alone. This is the second. Fri, 8/31 NC to Bloomington, IL, 755 miles, ~12.5 hrs Sat, 9/1 Bloomington, IL to Duluth, MN, 520 miles, ~8 hrs Sun, 9/2 Final provisioning at grocery store in Duluth f...
by Ingo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here
Replies: 255
Views: 69143

Re: Submissions for PICTURE OF THE WEEK go here

Daisy Farm sunrise, 9/11/2018
DSC_5589.jpg
by Ingo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Windigo Store supply availability- August
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Windigo Store supply availability- August

Midwest Ed wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:28 am
I read somewhere that the Lodge was open an extra week this year, essential through the end of this week (9/9-9/15). Historically they close at the end of the week of Labor Day.
Yes, and it didn't appear to be slowing down.
by Ingo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Windigo Store supply availability- August
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Windigo Store supply availability- August

thesneakymonkey wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Also maybe helpful to note when we started our hike in Rock harbor the gift shop there was WELL stocked as well. They had upwards of 10 canisters of fuel.
R.H. store was still stocked this week 9/9 (although I didn't count).
by Ingo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 1247

Re: Electronics

Post trip thoughts: The InReach Mini did it's job of giving my wife peace of mind with daily check-ins and 1 hr updates when we were moving. Will use on future trips. Will write a separate review. Used VHF for weather, as usual, will continue to carry that when paddling for weather and safety. Didn'...
by Ingo
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: AT&T has Cell Phone coverage in Grand Portage
Replies: 2
Views: 746

AT&T has Cell Phone coverage in Grand Portage

But Verizon does not... (my brother has AT&T, I have Verizon :( )
by Ingo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 1247

Re: Electronics

I intend to escape from technology on these trips, too. It's hard for me as a millennial, and it seems like the only chance my neck and wrists get from the positions they are in when I use computers and phones. However, my phone and GoPro always tag along with me. I think of it this way: my phone i...
by Ingo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 1247

Re: Electronics

Tortuga wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:40 pm
I just ordered one since I'll be on the island solo for 15 days. Look forward to seeing how well the battery keeps with very limited daily use. You're gone by now but hope you have a good trip!
Thanks, and I will report!
by Ingo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 1247

Re: Electronics

Still, I love it for what it does very well, satellite two-way text communication and the insurance of sending the SOS as well as plotting tracking points. But as you say, one real benefit is for those back home. Did you setup your MapShare page? Exactly, and really all I want it for, hence the Min...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 1247

Re: Electronics

Thanks for the suggestions Mike. I'll try it a few different ways. I did wonder how the motion might be up on a pole. The truck's all packed up to hit the road in the morning, but I may try to see if I can grab a headband for it along the way. Beyond that, just decided I'd try and play a little this...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 1247

Re: Electronics

I got the Mini. It's small and a little cumbersome to navigate, but I don't want to do too much, so that's OK. Apparently will get marine forecasts, so interested to try that out, but you have to be somewhere that has a marine forecast, so can't try it yet. McCargoe to Caribou (VII at Daisy Farm) is...
by Ingo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 15
Views: 1247

Electronics

Kinda lamenting the fact I picked up an inReach Mini satellite communication device for my canoe trip next week. I used to do these trips with zero electronics. Then got a VHF for paddling. Now will be carrying the VHF, the sat com, a go pro knockoff, and my phone to view/control the camera and sat ...