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Equipment » Canoe pack » 8/07/2020 10:51 pm

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RCSpartan wrote:

CCS. Indestructible.
 

 
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Trip Planning » Lake La Muir and Hogan Lake Campsites » 8/02/2020 9:57 am

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trippythings wrote:

@Shawn thanks for clarifying re the sites. 

3 nights in the park is still better than no nights in the park I'm sure it will be a great trip, enjoy!

 
4 nights Cody :-) and I changed my mind..doing a loop on the east side now through Greenleaf.

Trip Planning » Lake La Muir and Hogan Lake Campsites » 8/01/2020 7:19 am

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trippythings wrote:

@Shawn, that's interesting thanks for the info. Trying to understand your breakdown of the sites, let me know if I've got this correct (using PCI numbering for reference)...

"The 2 sites on the point.. north shore are nice"
...#2 and #3?  Yes
Western one is the nicest on the lake. 
...#1, or #4? Sorry i meant nicer of the 2 above..so number 2
south shore below those is nice too..
...#4 or #6? #6
Beach site by the otter camp is good
...#8? Yes 8
and the far western point site if I recall is good too..
...#4, or did you mean eastern site #7?
yes I mean 4

 
Hogan is just my experience. Although planning my trip this week coming both nights I looked it was fully booked. It was so busy the last time there people actually arrived in the dark and camped on the edge of our site while we were sleeping...so just bad experiences for me.

Upcoming trip I need to cut short unfortunately was gonna be 6 nights. Luckless plumb whiskey Jack Lamuir  Philip Radiant.

Likely just luckless plumb whiskey Jack and back out through catfish or around the nip.  Haven’t decided.

Trip Planning » Lake La Muir and Hogan Lake Campsites » 7/31/2020 1:58 pm

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I really like La Muir. IMO it has 5 nice sites and only 4 are bookable so you are guaranteed a good site.

The 2 sites on the point.. north shore are nice. Western one is the nicest on the lake. south shore below those is nice too.. Beach site by the otter camp is good and the far western point site if I recall is good too..

Hogan is a great lake but both times I have stayed there it has been really busy and the sites on the western half are close. I was on the wonderful island eastern side site once but you can hear the people on the nearby site. Totally ruins it for me. I avoid the lake now.. that said I know lots of people who love the lake.

Burntroot is great.. many nice sites I would spend 2 night there for sure. Catfish is too busy IMO and the sites show the heavy traffic. I avoid the lake if at all possible.. I'm going in Monday out of Brent and night 1 is Luckless not Catfish..

Where In Algonquin? » WIA392 » 7/23/2020 1:16 pm

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Hmm .. Kildeer?

Where In Algonquin? » WIA392 » 7/23/2020 8:41 am

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Hmm dead giveaway eh? 

It definitely looks familiar Bob..

Perley eastern site ... as In Pearly Gates to go with the dead giveaway mention?

Equipment » single wall shelters » 7/08/2020 8:12 am

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Bob..There was a Moment DW on MEC Gear swap last month so they do come up occasionally. 

And if they make a dyneema version of the Moment DW next year which I'm guessing they might.. I might have a Silnylon Moment DW and/or  Bowfin 1 up for sale.

While a CDA distributor would be great, they  want to sell to Canada.. very decent $20 US flat rate shipping to Canada and since the tent is made in the US, only extra cost you might have at the border is HST.. shouldn't be any duty.

Exchange rate is killer right now though

Equipment » single wall shelters » 7/07/2020 2:17 pm

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If you are looking at Tarptent for a new shelter... the Moment DW is one of the best solo shelters available IMO.

Equipment » Looking for a new PFD - any suggestions? » 7/07/2020 10:17 am

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trippythings wrote:

The MEC Fulcrum looks like a great option as well if there wasn't a buckle on the shoulder strap which will get in the way while portaging.

Trippy I actually have an extra MEC Fulcrum I don't need. In very good shape. Its yellow.

All yours if you want it. You just need to pick it up.. I'm in Barrie..

It is a size small though.
 

Equipment » Looking for a new PFD - any suggestions? » 7/06/2020 5:05 pm

ShawnD
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Ya not cheap. 

How about the Salus tango ? That might meet your specs. 

https://www.trailheadpaddleshack.ca/salus-trailhead-pfd-tango.html

Equipment » Looking for a new PFD - any suggestions? » 7/06/2020 3:41 pm

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trippythings wrote:

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. The NRS Ninja and Kokatat Orbit look perfect (although a bit more than I wanted to spend) but I can't seem to find them online anywhere.

hmm looks like the orbit might have been replaced with the hustle..

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/6008-535/Hustle-PFD

Equipment » single wall shelters » 7/06/2020 3:30 pm

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Do you have the optional liner for the rainbow.. ? if so shouldn't be an issue..
I have used bivies and a single wall Nemo in AP and yes you will get some condensation but it can be managed with ventilation and location.

Trip Planning » How are the bugs? » 7/06/2020 12:43 pm

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Came out Sat. Bugs are fine. Better than expected for very early July. Going in next week again will likely just bring a small head net and 1 can of spray.

Trip Planning » Print Permits or pick up in Person » 7/06/2020 10:51 am

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Asked AP on Twitter last week. Got this answer.

So that is what I’m doing all year until they tell me differently.

https://i.imgur.com/Sst81yB.jpg

Equipment » Looking for a new PFD - any suggestions? » 7/06/2020 8:24 am

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my last 3 have all been from Kokatat but MEC makes good knock offs.
Guide, Bahia and current one is the Orbit which I think I like the best.
Has to have pockets for me. I store many of the same things listed by Martin.
The Orbit offers greater mobility and is lighter.. still decent pockets. its small enough that it fits in a sleeve in my solo pack so i don't have to worry about attaching it to the canoe.. 
 

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 389 » 7/05/2020 9:24 am

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Hmmm.. Pinetree?

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