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Catch-all Discussions » Fond Algonquin memories .... » 6/12/2017 9:56 am

Steve E
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Lol I was thinking of you last night watching that game John!

Equipment » aluminum folding table » 5/31/2017 10:28 pm

Steve E
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Nice!  It's so nice to have a solid surface to keep your plates and stuff up off the ground eh? 

Trip Planning » Beaver dams..... » 4/13/2017 12:33 pm

Steve E
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That's the ONE advantage of our big, heavy (85ish pounds) Old Town ABS canoe....when we see a beaver dam around the corner, it's "Ramming speed!  Full speed ahead!"  Never a concern about damage to the canoe.  We'll do pretty much anything NOT to have to portage that beast of a boat...

Equipment » Camp Shoes » 4/10/2017 9:24 pm

Steve E
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Another vote here for Crocs.  Sure they look goofy and don't give a ton of support but like mentioned above they dry so darned fast and are so comfy that I wear those pretty much exclusively when tripping...Oh and they are super light as well...

Trip Planning » KITTY LAKE CABIN » 4/08/2017 10:58 pm

Steve E
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Wow that's a lot more than when I was there in 2004!  Looks great!

Trip Reports » New Trip Report Online! (TR20: TOURduPARK I (16-Day, 240km Solo)) » 4/06/2017 1:09 pm

Steve E
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Unreal trip and amazing trip report!  I love reading all your reports but this one has been my favorite so far! Well done

Drive-in Campgrounds » Winter in the Wild? » 2/21/2017 1:12 pm

Steve E
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Anyone head up for the Winter In The Wild Festival this year?  Always enjoying hearing stories and seeing pics of people's set ups and stuff....

Trip Reports » New Trip Report Online! (TR 39: Crooked Chute Cabin & The Natch) » 2/16/2017 2:49 pm

Steve E
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Peek I totally love reading your trip reports!  I did the Petawawa back in the 80's and had a very scary incident and haven't white water canoed since.  Looking at those pics and videos sure brings back some memories!  Oh and I couldn't agree more about seeing smoke coming from a chimney in a cabin...love it!

Catch-all Discussions » Merely a Lurker No Longer » 2/14/2017 4:51 pm

Steve E
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Welcome basilthegood, glad to have you on board!  Hopefully you can share some of your fishing expertise.. I know I could use all the help I can get!

Trip Reports » New Trip Report Online! (TR 77: McKaskill Lake Cabin) » 2/12/2017 8:13 pm

Steve E
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Awesome TR as usual!  I love the wood carving, that was pretty cool!  My bucket list is to stay at each of the cabins at some point in my life.  Thanks for sharing the great pics!

Trip Planning » Anyone else up for Family Day? » 2/07/2017 12:53 pm

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Unfortunately I find Family Day has gotten to be very busy in the Park.  The thing I like most about winter camping in Algonquin is the lack of people, so personally, I avoid the Park on that weekend.  I think it's a great idea and has really opened the doors for folks to experience winter in Algonquin, but selfishly I kind of wish it would stay quiet

Equipment » Stoves » 2/01/2017 5:39 pm

Steve E
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I have both the Whisperlite and Dragonfly and they are both great stoves.  I love the Dragonfly because of it's ability to simmer however it is super noisy in comparison to the Whisperlite.  Apparently there is an attachment you can buy called a Dragon Tamer (or something like that) which quiets it down.  I've considered looking into this more as the stove is really amazing

Equipment » Hot tenting - pool in tent » 1/31/2017 1:05 pm

Steve E
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Another thing you can do is make skids for the stove to "float" on.  Helps keep it level and gets it a bit more up off the snow

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Equipment » Hot tenting - pool in tent » 1/30/2017 6:01 pm

Steve E
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I do a fair bit of hot tenting and my stove comes with a roll up reflector that sits underneath it (attaches to the legs).  I also put the stove on top of a large tin cookie sheet.  I've never had any major issues with melting so maybe you could try something like that?  A lighter weight option that you could try is the lids from the disposable cooking trays...you can get them at the Dollar Store for a buck or so.  I use them inside the tent as well as they are light, cheap, flexible and seem to do the trick!

Trip Planning » Hot tenting and the Minnesing trail » 1/23/2017 5:24 pm

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We've often done the hiking trails etc backwards.  I don't personally think it's an issue but I might be wrong.  I would always yield right of way to hikers coming the "correct" direction but that trail doesn't get a ton of skiers on it as compared to the other ski or hiking trails.

Equipment » Sleeping bag recommendations for colder weather » 1/22/2017 9:45 pm

Steve E
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I do a mix of hot tenting and cold tenting.  But even when I hot tent I let the stove burn out so the tent goes down to ambient temps within a couple of hours.  I've been in Algonquin at -35 and tested out the FF at -25 and I was warm.  I went with the warmest bag I could find just because I sleep so cold.  Before I bought the FF bag I bought a Wiggys bag that is rated to -60 as well.  I liked it because it's a barrel bag but in all honesty I get cold in it very quickly.  I saved my pennies for the FF bag but I figure I do enough winter camping and the bag should last my lifetime so that's how I justified it to myself.

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