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MidWest / Re: Yoop sandshoeing
« on: January 17, 2019, 02:59:00 PM »
Central UP has a good amount on the ground... 14" where I go fishing in the Hiawatha NF.  Drill a hole, enjoy the slush.

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Bothwell Voyageur / Re: Just Placed My Order
« on: December 28, 2018, 08:12:12 AM »
See you tomorrow!

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Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: The new generation of winter air mattresses
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:19:57 AM »
I have some pieces of dowel ....
 
This got me thinking and I came up with a nice dowel (closet rod) hanger for my Expeds.  Thanks for the idea!

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Bothwell Voyageur / Re: Just Placed My Order
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:51:34 AM »
Just placed an order the other day for a tank, top bag and stove bag.....
Gearin' up for the New Year's Weekend BWCA trip, I see!

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I imagine a lot of board members have insulated down mattresses.  Their R-value is higher than an air mattress (Thermarest Neo Air X-Therm is, at R5.7, the warmest air mattress. )

I often hear of issues with the Exped mats and I keep waiting to have problems with mine.  I have had 3 for four years and no problems at all.

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Trip Reports / Re: Picture post trial
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:23:39 AM »
Not for me, too.

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News & Events / Re: Winter Campsite Maintenance
« on: September 25, 2018, 11:03:06 AM »
Wonder where you are located... and your winter camping site?  I hope to be at the Winter Camping Symposium that weekend!

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Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Winters coming; 2018 - 2019 season
« on: May 26, 2018, 08:23:20 PM »
What did you use to cover your split wood pile??  Looked like bark?  How well does your wood dry and stay dry for use in the winter?

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Not really a criteria.  But a case of "gear envy" sometimes motivates me to buy.  But I am still slow to make purchases for the most part until I research.

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Tents and Shelters / Re: Side Wall Poles for Pyramid Style Tents
« on: April 12, 2018, 08:13:45 PM »
I had to look at this a while to figure out what your problem was that you solved.  Your tent has no sidewall poles, so this allows you to use poles to keep your sidewalls tight?

My Baker's tent has sidewall poles so I was slow to see the problem.  Nice fix!

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Well done video work.  Their trip looked to have perfect conditions, so some poor techniques didn't hamper their good time overall. 

A backyard outing prior to this trip would have worked out some of the "start-up" issues they had.

Looks like they will be back out again.

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Trip Reports / Re: Pictured Rocks question
« on: March 15, 2018, 08:49:11 AM »
I hiked the North Country Trail thru Pictured Rocks a couple of years ago.  There was still snow in some areas in mid-May.

Here is a link with some useful information and additional links... only one short paragraph at the end about winter access.

Hope this helps you get started.  A call to the Park Service would be a good idea.

https://www.summitpost.org/pictured-rocks-national-lakeshore/283781


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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Continuous Camping Club (C3)
« on: March 09, 2018, 05:32:17 PM »
In 2015, I camped in a tent every month of the year.  Add 2 months prior and 1 month following, I camped a total of 15 months in a row.  174 blows me away!

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Trip Reports / Re: A Comedy of Errors Trip Report
« on: February 22, 2018, 02:21:23 PM »
Great story!  Sounds like a fun time.  Where it the UP were you?

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