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Offline Carver

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Preparing for next season of camping
« on: November 12, 2019, 09:28:51 AM »
It is that time of year for me to go through my notes and supplies from this year's camping trip and get everything in order. One item that worked particularly well was a folding grill, quite a few on Amazon. UCO Flatpack Portable Stainless Steel Grill and Fire Pit is very similar to the one I have.
Every camping trip I do something stupid and make a note to read as I prepare for the next one but many times forget to read it. I'm doing that now.

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 12:18:11 PM »
I am working on the same idea. Just came off a one week elk hunting camp out. As usual I pack way too much stuff on the pretense "that I might need that". I keep a small note book to write reminder notes on what I forgot, what went well and so on. This year there wasn't any snow and my friend thought it was funny I had some snow shoes with me. Oh well. :)

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 12:58:42 PM »
 I am checking out rivers in Maine to canoe. This is long falls on the Machias river which is the worst rapid on the river:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZgjz-Uux4I

 Found this also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szqkEXLSXiU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsKrvbNdoFE



I don't know who filmed these. I am considering canoeing that river or some other rivers since I always do the same ones

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 07:41:30 PM »
we've kayaked a bit on the Mississippi and on lake Superior, but other than that I like my feet on the ground.
It would've been nice had they mounted the camera on the bow of the canoe forwards, not too interesting to watch the facial expressions of the canoeist.

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 08:04:53 PM »
I am checking out rivers in Maine to canoe.
Years ago when I was working with the Boy Scouts, we went to Maine a couple of times to canoe.  We canoed the rivers around Lake Seboomook and around Mooshehead lake.  Gorgeous area.

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 10:46:06 PM »
we've kayaked a bit on the Mississippi and on lake Superior, but other than that I like my feet on the ground.
It would've been nice had they mounted the camera on the bow of the canoe forwards, not too interesting to watch the facial expressions of the canoeist.

Here is another video of that river with a better camera angle

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNxjTFUL2Aw#

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This is the noire river in Quebec. I canoed this river in 1999 and covered 130 miles of river in 6 days or so

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZGAnaK3mPo

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Here is a guy who hit a strainer as this river is too narrow to canoe safely and he damaged his boat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6ie5jptrgY&t=278s

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This is a short video of me running a rapid on the Canadian border a few years ago


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lueR1GWj4uY

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 10:18:36 AM »
Nice canoeing, Surf.

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 11:27:49 AM »
Nice canoeing, Surf.

 Thanks, that is one of the only bigger rapids on the Saint Croix river which is very wild. It has many other rapids and campsites with fire pits and picnic tables even though it is fairly remote. On Labor day weekend the river is pretty crowded. I helped rescue a canoe once at the end of rapid which was college kids from Canada drinking and canoeing which happens a lot in that area and especially around labor day.

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 07:41:18 AM »
One item that worked particularly well was a folding grill..

If that's like a mini-barbecue watch out, there have been camper deaths from the fumes barbs give off even when they've been switched off.
The campers brought them into the tent at night for safekeeping and were choked by the invisible fumes.

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2019, 08:35:11 PM »
I'm not sure what a mini-barb-Q is?
The folding grill has no switches, when the coals are out it folds up and goes into a canvas pouch and stays outside.
As for taking food or appliances into the tent, as you warn, don't ever do that.
The only fumes around our campsite are from digested beans and are not pleasant to inhale, but are not harmful.

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2019, 12:58:25 PM »
Mini-bar-Q is a very useful thing for camping.
I often go camping and things like mini-barb-Q are indispensable. This is much better than taking prepared food with you. And I did not observe any problems. :)

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2019, 07:49:06 PM »
So what the hell is it?

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2019, 06:19:43 PM »
I'm guessing that he means something like the Weber Q-100, used to be a Baby-Q

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2019, 08:23:55 AM »
I used to go hunting in the spring, and there were several camping trips in the winter with my family on the RV I bought 5 years ago. It was a great experience that anyone should try.

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2020, 07:53:33 AM »
Exercise in general is a good thing but specifically as a preparation for camping/hiking. For me this means legs and lungs; doing activities that work on those will benefit everything else. But feet & shoes/boots are especially important. I did some hiking boots shopping this winter and am spending the winter breaking them in.

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Re: Preparing for next season of camping
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2020, 09:23:56 PM »
Camping preparations this year are taking on a completely different path than ever before due to the probability of no official campground camping. I am preparing for a boondocking camping season, which is going to be more like a bug-out. Water filtration/purification will receive more attention as will security and toiletry issues. It might as well include foraging and fishing. In more of a wilderness setting compass navigation would be good to practice.