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Snowtrekker Minimalist 7x8 Crew for Sale. I only used this tent once. Still has that new tent smell!  They sell for $810 new. I'm asking $700! Including a Small Knico Stove

I bought this tent last fall, as the tag will indicate. The tent is in brand new shape. It was dried out and stored properly after it's first use. The stove I've had a couple years, and does have a little rust, but is solid with no holes.

PM me if interested. I am located in the Central UP of Michigan, and willing to negotiate delivery up to 100 miles. Otherwise buyer pays for shipping.

Classifieds / Re: Snowtrekker 8x10 EXP $500 - USED ONCE
« on: May 02, 2017, 02:33:38 pm »
Replied to both your PMs...

Classifieds / Snowtrekker 8x10 EXP $500 - USED ONCE
« on: May 02, 2017, 12:21:38 pm »

Taken from the Seney Wilderness website:

"Seney Wilderness is open during daylight hours only. No camping is allowed and no established trails exist. Campfires are also prohibited. Horses are not allowed on any portion of Seney National Wildlife Refuge."

It appears that camping is not allowed, and overnight stays are prohibited.

As I understand the concept of wilderness under U.S. law, man is supposed to be a visitor, and a limited one at that. Foot or motorless boat travel only, no wheeled objects such as bicycles or game carriers, batteries limited in size, no possession of any gas engines(simply carrying a chainsaw that is never used in a backpack is a violation). Years ago I got a $225.00 ticket from a Forest Service Ranger in the Sylvania Wilderness because I was in possession of a gas ice auger. Never mind that I had not used the auger, which nobody disputed. It was my mere possession of the auger that garnered me the ticket. After walking several miles into the wilderness to ice fish, I learned from another ice fisherman that gas augers were not allowed. He had already drilled many holes and invited me to fish in one his holes, which I gladly obliged. At the end of the day on the walk back out, I ran into the Ranger. After questioning me about my fishing license and the fish I was carrying, all of which were legal, he then progressed to asking about the auger. The other fisherman who had invited me to fish in his holes then walked up and told the warden that I had fished with him and had never used the gas auger, the blade of which was sparkling dry. No matter, I still got the ticket. A practical U.S. Attorney in Marquette, MI eventually dismissed it.

A week later, fishing in the same place(sans gas auger), I saw a guy get a ticket for an ice auger with an electric drill as the power source, this time on the theory that the battery was too big.

I appreciate wilderness and the need for such wild places, but sometimes the law is an ass.

I believe Canoeing is also limited in Seney. (except the Manistique River). I've never heard that about gas augers, but it makes sense. They allow electric motors on Crooked lake, I wonder if they'd allow an electric auger on there in the Sylvania? Are you from Marquette?

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Rising Temperatures?
« on: February 21, 2017, 06:11:52 pm »
You can blame me for these warm temps. I just ordered my first snowtrekker last week. Of course it gets this warm this quickly. Of course.

I just returned from a short 3 day canoe trip there. If anyone is interested in getting a group together this winter for a Seney trip I would be in.

I didn't think camping was allowed in the Seney Wilderness? That being said, if you know something I don't. I'd be down for going winter camping in Seney.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Trekking on Lake Superior?
« on: February 13, 2017, 08:41:05 pm »
hasn't been a good year for Lake Superior Ice. Once about every 10 or 12 years it freezes like 90% or more over.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Map Storage/Organization
« on: November 29, 2016, 10:56:43 pm »
Coldfingers, that is a great idea with the gift wrap rolls.

Thank you for the reply's everyone. I'll look into what you've suggested.

General Winter Camping Discussion / Map Storage/Organization
« on: November 27, 2016, 08:44:24 pm »
My Dad recently gave me about 50+ topographic maps, many with canoe/hiking routes on them. Right now most of them are rolled, with some being folded. What way do you store your maps? Do you have anyway you organize your maps? I'm looking for ideas now that it's winter. Also, does anyone have a map coating manufacturer you would recommend? I'd like to coat them since most are just plain paper.

Any help input/suggestions/help appreciated!

Tents and Shelters / Re: Picking out my first snowtrekker...
« on: October 23, 2016, 08:26:22 pm »
The wood is a good thing to look at and I don't consider it off topic. Thank you all for the input. I'm actually debating making a stop at the Winter Camping Symposium next weekend to see some tents in person... we'll see if I can make it.

Tents and Shelters / Re: Picking out my first snowtrekker...
« on: October 23, 2016, 08:19:32 pm »
I personally feel that the 9.5x11 is too large for solo trekking. It would make a perfect base camp solo set-up. I prefer, when solo, to carry my 8x10 with a smaller stove. I have slept 3 on the ground in my 9.5x11, or 2 on cots, works great. I can sleep 2 on the ground in my 8x10 comfortably. I prefer a little more space when solo so the 8x10 was a good choice for that.
My kids love my 9.5x11, and I should mention this tent is made by WinterWorks out of Duluth. My 8x10 is a Snowtrekker.


What do you think of your Winterworks? Same quality as snowtrekker? Better? Worse?

Thank you for the input!

Tents and Shelters / Re: Picking out my first snowtrekker...
« on: July 25, 2016, 09:10:46 pm »
This is all great advice!

Sounds like going for a 9 x 11.5 would be the way to go since it is only 3 sq ft larger than the 10 x 10 and weighs less. People seem to have an easy time setting it up, and it also sounds like the medium stove is the way to go. Sounds like that's what I'll go with.

If anyone has any other advice they'd like to throw in or would like to change my mind, please chime in, I won't be ordering till late August/Early September.

Thanks again everyone

Tents and Shelters / Picking out my first snowtrekker...
« on: July 24, 2016, 09:05:19 pm »
I'm looking at my first snowtrekker. I'm new to winter hot camping and I'm looking to get something where I can head out with 2 to 3 people, but going solo in it wouldn't be considered ridiculous.

Right now I'm leaning towards the Snowtrekker 10x10 Alpine EXP Crew. It looks to be somewhere between a 2 or 3 man, high enough to stand up in and takes a 3 inch stove pipe. I also like the idea of less tie-outs and a tighter pitch.

Others I'm still considering and haven't ruled out completely are most of the 8x10 models, including shortwall and basecamp.

I would probably consider some 9 x 11.5 models, but with a 5 inch stove pipe I'd like to be able to stay with a smaller stove for the solo trips.

Does anyone have a 10x10? Does the Small Kni-Co Stove keep up with it? I know the 9x11.5 model calls for a 5in stove pipe, but is only 3 sq ft bigger than the 10x10, is the small stove big enough for the 10x10?

I'd mainly be hiking into locations and setting up a basecamp. I don't plan on moving much once set up.

Thoughts? Opinions? Everything appreciated!

Back Country Skiing Discussion / Re: BobMaki Ski Bindings
« on: January 11, 2009, 07:46:24 pm »
My dad had a pair of those on every set of snowshoes he owned, i have a pair on my bear paws.

Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: Anybody looking for a big tent?
« on: January 07, 2009, 08:52:26 am »
Musher, sent you a PM

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