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Trip Reports » Shall-Booth, Booth-....doggone it...Booth, Booth-Shall, 9/14-9/16 » Yesterday 4:43 pm

Steve E
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That's a fantastic trip report and some great pics.  Thanks for sharing

Equipment » Any Hangers? » 9/18/2017 9:23 pm

Steve E
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Awesome info guys!  Thanks Methye for your detailed reviews as well.  I have to admit the thought of a bridge hammock has appealed to me due to the flat lay, but I toss all over the place at night and question how that would work for someone like me.  I'm curious to try an 11 foot hammock to see if what everyone says is true (that they are WAY more comfortable than smaller ones like my 9 footer).  I'm pretty sure I'm going to get one just not sure which one yet.   Like most gear purchases I find researching them half the fun!

Trip Planning » Post October 10th Canoe Trip » 9/18/2017 1:21 pm

Steve E
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Mew Lake has a self serve station on the way in.  There's a Visa machine there but 3/4 of the time it doesn't work so it's cash.  They have little envelopes where you jot down your site number and info and drop it into a slot.

Trip Planning » Post October 10th Canoe Trip » 9/18/2017 1:11 pm

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After Thanksgiving I'm pretty sure the only campground along Hwy 60 that remains open is Mew Lake.  Not sure about crashing in a parking lot overnight without a permit.  You could roll the dice but if a Warden came knocking they could lay a charge or make you pay (or just tell you to enjoy your trip)...all depends on the particular Warden  I don't think I'd be pitching tents or anything but you might get lucky crashing in your vehicles.  To be safe though I'd just pull into Mew Lake for the night.

Equipment and Technique » Looking for waterfalls near Hwy60 corridor » 9/16/2017 11:07 am

Steve E
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Shayne I've never heard of Gravel Falls but I'll be sure to check them out?  Is access off of Hwy 60?

Equipment and Technique » Looking for waterfalls near Hwy60 corridor » 9/10/2017 2:34 pm

Steve E
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There are a few falls along the Track and Tower trail about half-way through the trail, just below the dam.  Pretty scenic spot

Equipment » Any Hangers? » 9/07/2017 9:15 pm

Steve E
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Hey DW I'll keep that in mind.  I think I will likely end up keeping it for my son as he seems to like the hammock life as well.  But if not I'll let you know and give you first dibs

To be honest I've never felt like the ENO DN is too small but now that I've been reading up more on hammocks, apparently the comfort difference between that and an 11 foot is night and day

Trip Planning » Bonnechere River Put-In Site » 9/07/2017 9:49 am

Steve E
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Very helpful thanks John!

Equipment » Any Hangers? » 9/06/2017 6:23 pm

Steve E
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To me the whole idea of a hammock is to be more open to the surrounding campsite.   The thought of being in a hammock/tent doesn't really appeal to me for that reason.  I always figured if I wanted to sleep in a tent I'd just sleep in a tent.  Not sure if they are more comfy or less comfy though....I'd be interested to hear as well

Trip Planning » Bonnechere River Put-In Site » 9/06/2017 3:20 pm

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Has anyone stayed at or passed by this site that could comment on it?  It's listed as A48 on Jeffs Map and reserveable as "Bonnechere Put In).

Thanks!

Equipment » Any Hangers? » 9/06/2017 12:22 pm

Steve E
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I LOVE the ability to use the ENO Doublenest as a seat.  That is a bit of a worry for me too when I think of switching to one with a ridge line.  Having said that I don't think it will be that much of an issue on a longer hammock (i.e. 11 feet). 

Equipment » Any Hangers? » 9/04/2017 9:19 pm

Steve E
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There's so many things to consider eh?  Suspension, ridge lines, fabrics, single vs double layer, and so on....I've been real happy with my ENO but the more I read the more I realize I could be doing a lot better.  

I'm leaning towards either a Dream Hammock Freebird or Dutch 11ft Wide Netless.....I like the extra wide because I use them as a chair around camp.  Sitting sideways is amazingly comfortable.  That's one of the reasons I would prefer not to have a bug net on mine.  I had a Hennessy before and I found the bug net a bit claustrophobic and didn't allow me to sit in it... 

I've heard great things about Warbonnet though...

Equipment » Any Hangers? » 9/04/2017 9:06 pm

Steve E
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Any hammock hangers in the group here?  I've been hammocking for a few years now but I'm looking to upgrade my rig.  Currently using an ENO Doublenest but I've been reading about the added comfort of a longer (i.e. 11 foot) hammock.  I also want to ditch my pad and get an underquilt as I hear they are super comfy.

For those of you who hang, what is your current set up?

Trip Planning » Sec/Mallard/Pretty Lake - Easy Fall Trip with Dad? » 9/04/2017 10:34 am

Steve E
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Hmmm thanks Bo that info is helpful.  Does anyone know the exact dates the hunting seasons run?  We'd mostly be exploring the trails and rivers etc that run off the road...

John thanks again for your insight.  I checked the logging info and it looks like there is some logging going on in that area and the road is designated a fall hauling road...

Catch-all Discussions » Squatch'in » 9/01/2017 11:05 am

Steve E
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All very valid points Methye!

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