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Snowtrekker Tents / snowtrekker modifications?
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:24:42 pm »
I was out the last couple nights in my Baker tent and got to thinking it would be nice to have a couple Velcro-removable windows on the front sides.

Looking at your website, I don't see any mention of custom tent work.  But I did see some mention of retro-fit doors and screens.

Do you undertake custom tent work and modifications at Snowtrekker?

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Trip Reports / Tuscarora Lake - BWCA Minnesota 3/6-8
« on: March 11, 2015, 08:41:44 pm »
This was a rugged trip due to the travel distance, tough "Tusc Portage" and windy conditions. Temperatures
were mild but wind chills not so good.  It made fishing difficult, but I was able to catch two lake trout.
I brought too much gear and the weight made pulling the toboggan difficult, especially on the exit from
Tuscarora Lake.  I had to unload the sled and make several trips uphill and then reload and secure gear at the
top.  Also, for the work to get there a winter trekker really needs to spend extra time.  The campsite I had
was great.  It faced the south and was out of the wind so it was easy to enjoy the sunny weather.  All
camping aspects worked fine… tent, stove, sleep system, etc.  Packed too much food as usual.  There was
a lot of learning and new experiences on this trip.  I found the portage trails well traveled and easy to
follow.  Lake travel was a little more difficult, especially when you got off the float.


I traveled up the Gunflint Trail early Friday morning headed for the Round Lake Entry.


Here is the trail from the parking area headed to the entry point.


At the Round Lake entry point, a self-registration kiosk.


Here is my toboggan on Round Lake... I had to return to the kiosk to pick up my hat and gloves.


On the portage from Round Lake to Missing Link Lake you pass into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


Follow the trail on Missing Link Lake.  I got passed up by a younger group of 4 on skis.


Here is a look back at Missing Link Lake from the Tuscarora Portage


This is early on the "Tusc" Portage.  It is a mile long, but well used.


Here I am at camp on Tuscarora Lake.  I was exhausted, but feeling good.


Here is the tent not fully set up yet.


This friendly bird visited a couple times to eat some of my gorp.


I didn't know where to fish, so drilled a hole out from my campsite the next day.
A fellow came snowshoeing by and after we talked a while he took my pic for me.


Ten minutes after he left I caught this 17" lake trout.  This was my goal of the trip.  Mission Accomplished!


Fishing conditions were tough because of the wind and blowing snow.  I felt good to catch 2 lakers.


Sunset Saturday night lit up the trees across the lake.


Sunset


Heading out of Tuscarora Lake Sunday morning.  The return route was so steep I had to unload the toboggan and shuttle the load uphill piece by piece.


Back at Missing Link Lake feeling a little tired.


Back at the edge of the BWCA feeling more tired and still a mile to the truck!


The final leg back to the truck was all downhill

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Tents and Shelters / Stuffing a tent into canvas bag
« on: February 09, 2015, 02:44:28 pm »
I'm looking for a little help on stuffing my 7' x 14' Baker's tent into it's canvas bag at the end of a trip.  It seems like the friction of the tent on the canvas bag is just making it difficult to pack, especially when the tent is stiff and cold.

It could be that the canvas bag is too long and small in diameter, but the dimensions seem good for my toboggan.  Should I be considering a heavy duty nylon bag, a zippered duffle bag, or other.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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