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Tents and Shelters / Re: Snowtrekker Tent Brackets
« Last post by AunNordDuNord on October 18, 2019, 11:18:11 pm »
What if you pinned it with a loose pin, or thin wire, so the joint could still move?
That should work!
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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Goals
« Last post by memaquay on October 18, 2019, 09:12:53 pm »
I'm hoping to get my wife and my buddy and his wife out this year.  We both have big skidoos, and I now have two hot tents.  I can sell them on it by taking them to a really good fishing spot.   I bought my wife one of those cheap Teton -38 bags from amazon.  Think it was 160 bucks.  It is huge of course, would be no good for man hauling, but with a fleece liner in it, she will be warm, and I'm sure some of you know that old saying "Happy wife, happy life".
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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Goals
« Last post by Undersky on October 18, 2019, 09:06:09 pm »
Please let us know how the food box/tent table works out, Stormy! That and a new sled will make for fine Fall daydreams!

The is a worthwhile thread, BV, thanks for starting it.

If I'm lucky I'll get out on a trip with you guys again, BV!

The usual school hot-tent trips will happen for me, along with a short family trip just after Christmas, and a friend-from-away trip in mid-March.

Really hope to improve (what will become) the short route from Davidson Lake into Burton Lake. It will be great to shave 2 km off the distance, and avoid all of the travel on sketchy creek ice. This trail making will take 3 full days of cutting, I think.

It wil be fun to try out the new solo hot-tent, and the new mica stove window.

The Farmers' Almanac predicts a winter with moderate cold, with lots of snow - kind of the opposite combination than what would be optimal, but who knows? Maybe we'll have a delightful 3 days of crust-making-thaw in February as we had 2 winters ago! That'll make for wonderfully easy travel in March!
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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Goals
« Last post by Stormy Kromer on October 18, 2019, 11:55:33 am »
This was a very productive summer and autumn for me.  I built a new sled.   A 10’ UHWPE sled with beautiful black walnut braces.  The walnut was left over hardwood flooring from a reno years ago!  I just finished building a kitchen box.  It’s a wood box designed to hold my milk crate food box.  The milk crate gets pulled out of the box in camp and can be used as a seat while the box serves as the kitchen table.  I attached folding side wings that, when raised, creates a work surface that is almost four feet long!  I’m excited about getting out there to trial the new kit.

Despite a few snow storms, there is not enough snow to get out with a sled.  In the mountains at higher elevations, people have been enjoying early season backcountry skiing.  Next week I have a day trip scheduled to investigate a few new locations for camping this winter.  Just a small pack with the Kelly Kettle.  Always nice to get out, even for only a few hours.
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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Goals
« Last post by sleddawg on October 18, 2019, 11:13:47 am »

I'm generally happy to just get out.  My main goal remains the same, get out of ear shot of traffic noise and pretty much hidden from the trail.

Last year was a bust for me but I'm looking forward to this winter, I bought a taboggan harness for the dog, which should be fun (until he discovers riding on the sled is less effort).

The menu has worked well, I cook all fall making chilli, stews and soups which I freeze into meal size portions.  I still have a good stock pile of candles and look forward to the new tie out clips I bought from Duane last year.

The bike goes away next week for the winter, it's hard to even look at winter stuff with the Shovelhead parked in the same garage as the sled.

Ken

PS: Harlan...……..still waiting for an official announcement and introduction to the new owner of Red Lake Outfitters.  Good luck buddy !
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General Winter Camping Discussion / Goals
« Last post by Bothwell Voyageur on October 18, 2019, 07:49:57 am »
How do you plan for the up coming winter season? Do you set a goal of a new location, new tripping style or new menu. Or do you just go with whatever worked in previous years, happy just to be out in the winter woods?

Anyone willing to share?
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Tents and Shelters / Re: Snowtrekker Tent Brackets
« Last post by Bothwell Voyageur on October 18, 2019, 07:44:17 am »
Just make the hole in the pole oversize so the pin fits tightly in the joint but moves in the pole. Or vice versa.
Maybe I’ll look at this option if I have to replace the tape, though likely I’ll just use tape again. The effort required to take the poles out to the workshop will likely prove too much.
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Tents and Shelters / Re: Snowtrekker Tent Brackets
« Last post by rbinhood on October 17, 2019, 11:23:42 pm »
What if you pinned it with a loose pin, or thin wire, so the joint could still move?
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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Mo money Mo Website
« Last post by rbinhood on October 17, 2019, 11:21:13 pm »
An ad for the WCS had Hoop listed as a speaker. Not sure of the date of that ad. Maybe it was old.
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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Interesting possibility.......??????
« Last post by buddhabelly on October 17, 2019, 06:19:58 pm »
I believe he's referring to another Red Lake outfitter who's been trashing Harlan and his company. Harlan doesn't mention the other outfitter by name but this is my guess. All this was referenced in one of his videos.
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