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Equipment » Chainsaw? » 9/21/2018 2:23 pm

Steve E
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That's a nice looking saw.  You think it warrant's the price tag Gord?

Equipment » Chainsaw? » 9/21/2018 8:28 am

Steve E
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Thanks for the insight guys...I'd certainly want something good in cold winter conditions.  I've only ever used a small foldable saw and man that can get tiring when you're prepping wood for an outdoor fire, and a night fire for the hot tent and then another pile of wood for the morning!

Equipment » Chainsaw? » 9/20/2018 7:47 am

Steve E
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I'm hoping this doesn't cause a huge debate, but I'm wondering if anyone uses a chainsaw in the park for processing wood?  I see on the park rules that you cannot use a chainsaw between April 1 and Thanksgiving.   I do the majority of my camping in the back country outside of those dates and many times with my dad (who is 72).  Especially in the winter, I find I spend a TON of time processing wood so the thought came to us that perhaps using a chainsaw would make that process a lot faster and easier (I also have a terrible back so processing wood takes its toll).

Am I out to lunch on this or does anyone else use a chainsaw during those months?

Equipment » Tarp Material » 9/12/2018 7:44 am

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Thanks guys..I'm currently using a 70D fly but not sure the material as it's at least 10-15 years old.  I've been doing a ton of reading and the consensus seems to be that silpoly is the material of choice for most folks now.  Having said that it is not quite as durable as silnylon (but has no stretch or sag and sheds water better)...I"m just used to a beast of a tarp that I've never worried about and the tarp I'm looking at is going to cost me close to $350 US so I'm nervous about damage.

FYI the tarp is a Simply Light Designs Winter Haven.  Going to go with the 12 foot model, Silpoly XL (which is crazy wide), 3 interior pole mods.  Here's a video of someone else's but gives an idea:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKSINO4qRYg



 

Equipment » Tarp Material » 9/11/2018 1:49 pm

Steve E
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What is everyone using for their tarp (specifically what material)? I'm looking at a new winter tarp for my hammock and looking at a Silpoly 1.1 for material.  I'm a bit nervous about durability as this is considerably lighter weight than my current tarp.

Fishing » November Fishing? » 9/06/2018 7:04 am

Steve E
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Awesome info, thank you!

Catch-all Discussions » Old Copies of "The Raven" » 8/29/2018 1:17 pm

Steve E
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I'm not sure why I never noticed this before but for anyone else who is like me and didn't know, you can find old copies of the Parks newsletter "The Raven" here:  http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/news/raven.php

Some interesting reading!

Trip Reports » 3 nights on David Lake (w/ 100+ pictures of nearby sites) » 8/29/2018 6:57 am

Steve E
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Dude that's a great trip report!  Love all the pics...well done and thanks for sharing...

Fishing » November Fishing? » 8/27/2018 9:36 pm

Steve E
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Awesome tips thank you!

Wildlife » Bear Encounters? » 8/27/2018 8:26 pm

Steve E
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Wow sounds like quite the trip to the park! 

Wildlife » Bear Encounters? » 8/27/2018 6:16 pm

Steve E
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Great stories!  The one time I ever had a bear in my site was actually in Killarney (I had forgotten about that one) and I was amazed at how quietly the bear moved through the forest.  This was in the fall too when there were all sorts of leaves on the ground. 

Trip Planning » Easy Lake Travers Sites? » 8/27/2018 3:00 pm

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Pretty much sums it up lol!  Thanks for the insight guys...

Trip Planning » McManus Lake Campsite » 8/27/2018 1:21 pm

Steve E
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Thanks DW I'll do a bit more digging...we stayed on Sec last year same time (Nov 1) and hardly saw a soul the whole time.  What time of year were you there when they were taken by the Friday?

Trip Planning » McManus Lake Campsite » 8/27/2018 1:05 pm

Steve E
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So I'm still looking at November trip options with my dad (see my other recent posts) and am looking for info on a few different sites.  Sorry for the various posts but figured it's better to add them as separate posts in the event others in the future do a "search" (might be easier to search)..

I see there is a campsite just west of the put in at McManus Lake.  On Jeffs map there appears to be a trail leading to the site.  Does anyone here have any info on that site (what it's like, how to access it, etc.)?  We won't have a canoe so we're looking at drive-to and walk-in type sites (i.e. Sec, Pretty, etc.)

Thanks!
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Fishing » November Fishing? » 8/27/2018 12:38 pm

Steve E
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Heading up to Sec Lake in November with my dad for 6 days and we're looking at trying our luck with a bit of fishing.  We are both terrible fishermen and really know nothing about how to do it right (we're usually worms and bobbers kinds of guys).  Any pointers as to what to use and where?  We won't have a canoe so we're limited to fishing from shores.  Not looking for secret hot spots for fish or anything, just some general types of areas where we might get lucky.

Thanks!

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