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Trip Planning » June 1 opening » 5/31/2020 8:16 am

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Oh boy....I booked a trip starting tomorrow that I was 75% sure wasn't going to happen.  I guess I better get packing!
 Printing the permit will be so nice.  Shame I can't bring more than four of my sherpas though.  Just kidding, no one else I know is crazy enough to camp in black fly season.
Woohoo!

Equipment » Thermarest neoair » 5/15/2020 9:06 pm

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Thanks Jdbonney for the link! I'd be losing $$$ if I didn't buy one. At least that's what I'm telling my wife.

Equipment » Canoe Seatback » 5/11/2020 6:55 pm

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I have been using something similar to this for years.  I find that it gives me just enough back support while seated in the canoe, and with a little adjustment works great while kneeling too. Great for sitting around the fire or chilling out watching the stars. It also folds flat so you can nap anywhere. I put a couple of carabiners on the handles and clip it on to my pack when portaging.
https://www.amazon.ca/The-Coleman-Company-2000020281-Stadium/dp/B003399128

 

Equipment » Kayak paddle for solo canoeing » 1/18/2020 7:35 pm

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Those Bending branches paddles look very nice.  I may have to upgrade! I use a Carlisle Magic Plus Kayak Paddle. I like it but, I do get a bit of water in the boat. It is my go to paddle when soloing my Swift Algonquin 16.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA #316 » 1/12/2020 12:23 pm

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Devils razor on Bonnechere?

Fishing » Using a Fish Finder in a Canoe » 1/02/2020 4:56 pm

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It depends on what kind of transducer your unit has.  Mine has a suction cup mount like this one that you need to remember to pull up before landing the canoe or you`ll wreck the transducer.
https://www.cabelas.com/product/Lowrance-Eagle-Suction-Cup-Kit/738118.uts

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 302 » 10/05/2019 10:25 am

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Whoops...didn't read page two.
How about Tim river near longbow?

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 302 » 10/05/2019 10:21 am

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1220m on the Crow river?

Equipment » Rubber Boots for tripping - any recommendations? » 4/02/2019 11:30 am

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I've been using Lacrosse hunting boots for years. They have a clasp at the top to cinch them tight.  I've got a pair of Muck boots which are pretty much the same as the Lacrosse but do not cinch tight. IMO you can't go wrong with either.

Catch-all Discussions » ice out 2019 - too early to discuss? » 3/06/2019 2:48 pm

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@ Dontgroandaddy  Very fine science!  I believe you to be the newest Algonquinologist.  

Equipment » Two paddles, or not two paddles, that is the question » 10/01/2018 1:01 pm

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My vote is for the double blade paddle. No matter where it breaks you still have a paddle.
And make sure to eat your Wheaties on the day of the Tim to Queer portage!

Trip Planning » Solo fall canoe fishing trip » 9/20/2018 10:13 am

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I was through there three years ago and David creek was not a problem. We didn't even get our feet wet.  A couple of lifts near the lake, then clear paddling.  The portage was a nice, long walk in the woods.  We had no difficulty following the portage.  There was a bridge that was out,  crossing a creek about two thirds of the way to Rosebary.  It was fast flowing and deep when we crossed it. We had one guy jump across first and then tossed the packs across. Then slid the canoe across. And then the second guy jumped over.  We probably should of found some logs or floated across up stream although I seem to recall, that didn't seem like a good idea at the time due to the fast current.

Trip Reports » A River Runs Through it. Mag-Casey-Jubilee-Daisy Loop 8/25-8/28/2018 » 9/07/2018 10:36 am

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"Hello!  I'm a Merganser and I'm craaaaaazzzzzyyyyyyy!!!!!"  
Pure Gold!! Great report! 
 

Trip Planning » Canoe route and site suggestions + canoeing at night? » 6/12/2018 6:41 am

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What about Opeongo? No portages so you can bring as many coolers as you want. 

Skills » backwoods safety rules - for kids » 5/03/2018 10:29 am

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Last year I took my three boys(two 5 year olds and a twelve year old) back country.  First of many I hope!  Everyone had whistles on lanyards.  We also brought walkie talkies which was nice to let them explore a bit while I got some camp chores done.  

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 265 » 5/01/2018 1:38 pm

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Linda lake?

Where In Algonquin? » Where in Algonquin 264 » 5/01/2018 12:35 pm

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Yep. You got it. April 28th last year.

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