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Trip Reports » Rainy week, great fishing.... » 5/28/2019 7:38 pm

Markus
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Lots of miles travelled to find healthy populations of Brookies, but we found them... More pics to follow once this uploader behaves....... Wet and rainy week. 


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Catch-all Discussions » Backcountry helo rescue 17May2019 » 5/27/2019 7:02 pm

Markus
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I heard there was another guy that also got a helicopter ride out of Tim....  Didn't have a permit and went in before they issued permits.... 

Backcountry » Lighter Weight Back Country Meals » 4/28/2019 8:45 am

Markus
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I dehydrate all my own food for the most part - too much sodium in the dehydrated meals for me - plus I am picky with taste and serving size..

An option you can bring is a couple sleeves of stove top stuffing... lightweight carbs for fish meals that fill out with water.

Catch-all Discussions » Dehydrated meals in freezer - how long? » 4/15/2019 6:37 am

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Right on. Thanks.... figured as much. heck I have regular food from my freezer a year old.

Catch-all Discussions » Dehydrated meals in freezer - how long? » 4/14/2019 12:11 pm

Markus
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I make my own dehydrated meals - some with ground meat (chilli, pasta, gravel).

Last year I mode so much - I didn't use. They have been in the freezer all year. Still fine?

Opinions?

Thanks.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 259 » 3/18/2019 7:34 pm

Markus
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End of Portage looking at La muir.



Lol me dumb. Just saw post above.  

Only reason I know is another user has a trip post with similar picture!

Trip Reports » 7 day fishing loop return - thanks Algonquin Basecamp » 3/09/2019 5:38 pm

Markus
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Swift Fifteen wrote:

Still waiting for the May 22-25th portion of this trip report.  Some of you guys are lollygagging..lol

Hahaha, ya no kidding. That one slipped away. Weather was terrible, had high winds and rain. Didn't quite stay  as long as expected. Didn't fish much due to weather, but did manage much smaller Brookies, however they were set up a bit better than where they were the week previous.. They were a little more predictable, but much smaller. No lakers - didn't target them.

Trip Reports » Travers Lake Access to Eustache and Back » 5/30/2018 4:50 pm

Markus
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Nice...  I'm guessing your starry night pic was May 17?

Trip Planning » Bug Report? » 5/25/2018 9:28 pm

Markus
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Theyre out when the wind stops

Trip Reports » 7 day fishing loop return - thanks Algonquin Basecamp » 5/25/2018 8:13 pm

Markus
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May 12-18.... Fishing was hard for sure....

May 22- 25....  Report to follow, just got out.... 

Skills » Bear bag » 5/25/2018 8:09 pm

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Methye wrote:

Interesting point of view here:

https://www.cliffcanoe.com/bear-proofing-your-camp

 

​We don't know what happened to that site and what was burned, left on the ground, cooked (where) etc etc....  
So you cant distract pests.... hang your food.  
​When a pest (actually if) shows up....  resort to plan B.  It will likely be a chipmunk or a red squirrel.  If it is in fact the dreaded raccoon.....  or worst case scenario, a GPS collarded re-released nuisance bear from a camp fed HWY 60 campground, you will come out of the Park wishing they didn't re-release nuisance bears. 



 

Skills » Bear bag » 5/25/2018 7:54 pm

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EddyTurn wrote:

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Markus wrote:

​As for the observations portion, I don't need them. 

Neither did Aristotle for his geocentric theory. You are in good company.
 

Aristotle died when he was 62 and lived in Greece. I'll have to research the black bear population there before I make any further comment.  



 

Skills » Bear bag » 5/20/2018 9:51 pm

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EddyTurn wrote:

Markus wrote:

You're not tricking any animal into believing there was just no food at that site.  Tying any food containment aparatus  to a tree at ground level seems much more inviting to the shorter pests that will hang around. The strap smell like your dinner, gorp, dishes etc.....  Perhaps that aparatus is in fact bear proof....  Hang your food.

This sounds reasonable. But observations do not support this theory.
 

​Another option is to hang a piece of dirty human clothing (used sock) 50 plus  yards upwind and downwind of your barrel, hanging food, tree strapped bag, etc etc.  That should keep big scary aggressive animals away. If it doesn't, I'd likely depart. 

​As for the observations portion, I don't need them. This system has been effective for me. I can get a look at a good steak by sticking my head in a cows ass, but I'd rather take the butcher's word for it. 

Trip Reports » 7 day fishing loop return - thanks Algonquin Basecamp » 5/20/2018 3:24 pm

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Here's a 7ish???lb'er.   Released of course.

I don't have his permission to post his face yet...sorry. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/blooper.png

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Trip Reports » 7 day fishing loop return - thanks Algonquin Basecamp » 5/20/2018 2:16 pm

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Just returned from a 7 day 4 person trip.  
​Having needed an extra canoe, we decided to try Algonquin Basecamp.
I can't say enough good things about Chris and Andrew.
We booked the canoe a few months ago, and kept changing the dates like everyone else with the late thaw. Chris kept us informed and up to date as often as we bothered him.  We barely had to lift a finger when we picked up the canoe, and despite a late return, they accommodated us beyond expectation.

​I would recommend them to anyone. 

​The trip started at Magnetawan and we did Hambone, Little Trout, Bice, Queer, Tim River, Shippagew, Longer, Redpine, Longer, White Trout, Big Trout, McIntosh Creek, Otterslide, Timberwolf, Misty (where the permitless partiers started their long weekend), Muslim, Juan, Wenona, Bandit, Sawyer and exited at Rain.  

​We kept 6 Brook Trout  for 2 meals and released several more. Also ate a small 3lb Laker and released several more including 2 ten plus lbs.

​- 2 moose
- 4 otters
​- 1,372 Loons
​- 1 Pine Martin
- 43 frogs
- 3 black flies
​- 2 mosquitos


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Skills » Bear bag » 5/20/2018 2:43 am

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Hang your food and hope the squirrels and raccoons don't get to your cache. You don't have the capability while cooking and travelling in the backwoods to make either packs "scent free" of anything. 

​The goal is to not lose your food to any animal, so you can wake up and have breakfast.  You're not tricking any animal into believing there was just no food at that site.  Tying any food containment aparatus  to a tree at ground level seems much more inviting to the shorter pests that will hang around. The strap smell like your dinner, gorp, dishes etc.....  Perhaps that aparatus is in fact bear proof....  Hang your food.







 

 

Catch-all Discussions » 2018 Ice Out Predictions? » 5/06/2018 8:00 pm

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No.... I'm just clowning around.  Trying to be an optimist.  I cut my grass today (again). Besides, I have enough rust on my  7 year old Dodge.  Dont need anymore. 

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