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planning resource: Boundary Waters trip
Here is a online interactive map I recently found. It shows portages, campsite locations and even the Primitive management areas and their zones ... nice.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Boundary Waters trip
November 28, 9:42am

Re: Portage
I like to think I've taken a couple "hard work" BWCAW trips ... but the most portages I've done in a day is 9. Would not have been possible if not single tripping each one.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Boundary Waters trip
November 28, 9:39am

Re: boundary waters
efficient portaging ... The gold standard among portaging I've witnessed was a pair of forest service employees. One canoe, two paddles, two people and two packs. They reached shallow wate...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Boundary Waters trip
November 27, 8:31pm

Re: boundary waters
A quick count of portages on David's route suggestion comes up with about 30. Considering single carry ... a great efficiency if you are traveling lightish ... but a bit risky (injury) if not

In Pre-Trip Planning » Boundary Waters trip
November 27, 12:47pm

something new coming from Erin and Hig?
First, two things: I have no connection with Erin and Hig other than an strong appreciation of what they are doing. This is a crowd sourcing pitch. The project is a film about a short (for...

In On the Web » something new coming from Erin and Hig?
November 25, 1:30pm

Re: $200 for a Camera
The WX350 that Bob mentioned appears to be the successor to the WX300, which I have and like a lot for a camera of that price and size.

In GEAR » $200 for a Camera
November 24, 4:49pm

Re: Mississippi
@Amy: Terrific report. I enjoyed following your daily reports during the trip and had only one complaint ... you didn't consult my schedule when planning! I'd certainly have paddled a day...

In Post-Trip Reports » Canoeing Mississippi River
November 24, 7:31am

Re: Therm-A-Rest Sleeping Pads
items tend disappear from when they are not in stock and ready to ship and reappear when stock arrives again.

November 23, 10:52am

Re: boundary waters
That other thread does contain a lot of good info. I'd quibble with one point said there ... August IS a great time to go, bugs ARE low, water IS warm but people are NOT minimal (for those v...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Boundary Waters trip
November 23, 6:39am

Re: New pictures :)
Hard to believe it was a year ago that I was getting my first pictures. 'twas the year of the Kat! I'm imagining the cat in the last three pictures purring "You lookin at ME?&quo...

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
November 18, 7:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Colten

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My entry into the world of tarping was with Hernry's orginal squall. Later that year the Cloudburst was introduced. I contacted him about an idea of converting my squall to use an arched front p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 30, 11:04am
1) good products 2) friendly and useful help before ans after sale 3) great customer service I'd rate Thru-Hiker a 6 if that was an option

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:10am

Minibull Designs Pocket Puck
Hector, I had similar experience .... but only the first time I lit it. Since then I've been giving the pocket puck about 15-30 seconds more warmup time and it has always stayed lit. There is a...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 16, 6:04am