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by Nick
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Malone Bay to Rock Harbor 2 Days?
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: Malone Bay to Rock Harbor 2 Days?

You might be able to do Malone to RH in two days or it might take you 6 weeks. I've got out with that plan and sat the entire time in Malone waiting for a change in the weather that never came. My advice. Take the Voyageur II. Then, just before you leave, check the long range forecast. If the winds ...
by Nick
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Source for dehydrated bulk foods
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: Source for dehydrated bulk foods

johnhens wrote:We did eat well!!!
:)
And I learned a valuable lesson. When JohnH is eating out of his trough, don't touch it. I darn near lost a finger!!!!
by Nick
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Birthday JohnHens!
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: Happy Birthday JohnHens!

Wow, 10 months shy of being older than dirt! But it does explain the ramp on his kayak with the squirrels, mice, fox, and moose walking up two by two. Old habits are hard to break. (OK, the truce is over. I managed to go almost 48 hours)
by Nick
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Source for dehydrated bulk foods
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: Source for dehydrated bulk foods

FWIW, my vegetarian daughter announced last year that she wanted to go to IR with me. That was the good news. The bad news is that she objected to almost all the ingredients that were in my 20+ packages of freeze dried food. So, I bought a dehydrator and spent the better part of January through Apri...
by Nick
Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Unexpected Consequence of Using This Forum
Replies: 14
Views: 4360

Unexpected Consequence of Using This Forum

Well, as all of you know, I met JohnH on this forum and then in person last May. I also had the pleasure of meeting his wonderful partner, Trish. My daughter, Kat, and I spent the better part of ten days camping, padddling, hiking, and enjoying "potluck" dinners with them. I'm sure you also know tha...
by Nick
Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: How are the mosquitos and black flies?
Replies: 3
Views: 1995

Re: How are the mosquitos and black flies?

Tom, I was actually able to zoom in on the MODIS imagery. They are in Shelter 4 at Daisy Farm with plastic in front of the screen waitng for the Spring thaw. I beleive they were sipping bloody mary's. I'm surprised you didn't see them doing the happy dance. And, if you use the special listening dev...
by Nick
Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Nice Review on Water Filter
Replies: 13
Views: 2885

Re: Nice Review on Water Filter

johnhens wrote:Nick, don't blame falling on your filter and breaking the handle as a poor design of the filter.
Learn to walk. :lol: Et Tu Brute??
Gee John, as usual, find someone to read the posts to you. I didn't break mine!!
by Nick
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Nice Review on Water Filter
Replies: 13
Views: 2885

Re: Nice Review on Water Filter

fonixmunkee wrote:Does the Hiker still use paper filters?
Yes, it has a cartridge.
by Nick
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Nice Review on Water Filter
Replies: 13
Views: 2885

Re: Nice Review on Water Filter

It must be a pain dragging your knuckles across those trails when you hike, too. :D I've used my filter for almost ten years without a problem. I even learned last year that that you can remove the handle by taking the clip off and use the underside of the handle to unscrew the filter (that was alwa...
by Nick
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Nice Review on Water Filter
Replies: 13
Views: 2885

Nice Review on Water Filter

http://www.paddling.net/Reviews/showReviews.html?prod=2325 I use this Hiker water purifier by Katadyn and have been really pleased with its performance. (Disclaimer: any similarity of this posting to those of JohnH is purely coincidental. I deny any affiliation to or appreciation of his postings! :t...
by Nick
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Swedish Pimple
Replies: 9
Views: 2243

Re: Swedish Pimple

Obviously, no one listens to NPR and a Prairie Home Companion's Annual Joke Show.
by Nick
Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Take This Off Your Fishing List
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

Re: Take This Off Your Fishing List

JP got in at 3 a.m. Sunday morning. The drive down 131 from Grand Rapids was the worst driving I've ever experienced. Blizzard conditions and white-outs. She has been "nesting" ever since. I've been cleared to walk, but only with a very stiff therapy "boot." I feel like Frankenstein clopping around....
by Nick
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Take This Off Your Fishing List
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

Take This Off Your Fishing List

The Michigan Attorney General has ruled that it is illegal to use remote controlled fishing boats.

http://www.wwmt.com/articles/michigan_1 ... legal.html

My God, I'm turning into JohnH (where is the vomit emoticon when you need it).
by Nick
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: New way to defend/treat against Giardia
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Re: New way to defend/treat against Giardia

Yea, JohnH used be in love with a girl named Ruth. But she left him. That's why he is Ruthless! (Big, big groan).
by Nick
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: New way to defend/treat against Giardia
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Re: New way to defend/treat against Giardia

Oh, you poor soul. JohnHitis? At least there is a treatment for Giardia. I read the article and it starts like this...."If you return from a trip abroad to find you have projectile vomiting, roaring flatulence, sulfurous belching and explosive diarrhea...." I didn't have to go abroad. This was JohnH...