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    End of the World? Why bother packing? Hug the...

    End of the World? Why bother packing? Hug the kids, crack a cold beer, settle into a comfy chair on the patio and enjoy the show!
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    Like some, I keep my pack loaded with my basic...

    Like some, I keep my pack loaded with my basic gear from my previous trip, bit have tons of other gear in bins. How long to get ready for a simple minimalist bushwack? 15 minutes to grab...
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    All of those plans sound great. Algonquin trips...

    All of those plans sound great. Algonquin trips are always nice but that Lake Superior hike sounds wonderful.

    As for myself, I probably won't be able to get away for more than an overnighter here...
  4. Hey Tom/Shug, I'm really interested in Tom's...

    Hey Tom/Shug,

    I'm really interested in Tom's hammock, the one with the integrated underquilt.

    Any comments on how it performed, how it compares with the standard hammock/quilt setup and some...
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    I don't know. I'd go easy on the guys. ...

    I don't know. I'd go easy on the guys.

    Being scared out by critters is fair enough. From what I've seen online though, I think Joe's got the skills to make it through without a firesteel but...
  6. Nice Shug, Finally got you out in a canoe! ...

    Nice Shug,

    Finally got you out in a canoe! You certainly picked one of the most beautiful places to paddle. Those shades look awesome!

    Looking forward to many more waterborne adventures.
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    Sounds like a great idea... Any ideas of where...

    Sounds like a great idea... Any ideas of where you want to go? Madawaska river trip near Bancroft maybe? Killarney? Algonquin?

    Work's kept me busy, but a mid summer trip is just what the...
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    SOLD: I'll take it. I'll need to send you the postage...

    I'll take it. I'll need to send you the postage details tonight though.
  9. Thread: From Québec!

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    Bonjour from Toronto! Although it's not...

    Bonjour from Toronto!

    Although it's not Montreal, there's a pretty good group of hangers out of Ont that you'd be welcome at. Check out the EGL notification thread in my signature if you're...
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    We've been doing Algonquin, Valens, and KHPP so...

    We've been doing Algonquin, Valens, and KHPP so far. Algonquin's ideal because it's fairly central for people coming in from the East and the West. You can subscribe to the EGL Hang Notification...
  11. Snowshoes-Cold-and-Olympic-Gold...

    Snowshoes-Cold-and-Olympic-Gold
  12. We've done both the lakes and the forest trails. ...

    We've done both the lakes and the forest trails. It really depends on the conditions. Deep snow on the lake is pretty grueling to slog through but if you can manage to follow a well packed...
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    Welcome to the Forums from Toronto. If...

    Welcome to the Forums from Toronto.

    If you're interested, there's a bunch of us in S.Ontario that do a good number of hangs each year (canoeing, winter, etc..) and everyone's welcome.
  14. Nice vid. I've only been up to the Kawartha...

    Nice vid.

    I've only been up to the Kawartha Highlands Prov. Park in the winter, but it looks really nice in paddling season.
  15. I'm typing, I'm typing!!!!

    I'm typing, I'm typing!!!!
  16. Hi Guys! Trip report thread can be found here...

    Hi Guys!

    Trip report thread can be found here.
  17. EGL Spring 2015 Algonquin: Back out there to find the Angel's Share!

    Another Awesome EGL Trip!!

    Report and pics to follow soon. Just putting up the thread for everyone to show their stuff!

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/4/5/2/6/img_7938b_799895.jpg...
  18. http://www.markinthepark.com/triplogs_files/access...

    http://www.markinthepark.com/triplogs_files/access5_permit_office.jpg
    Canoe Lake Park Office
  19. With the number of folks we have coming, we'll...

    With the number of folks we have coming, we'll surely need a second permit. Has anyone made a reservation yet? We'll need to PM the permit numbers to the group.
  20. Canoe Lake > Tom Thomson > McIntosh Rendevous...

    Canoe Lake > Tom Thomson > McIntosh

    Rendevous is 9 am at Canoe Lake beach by the Park office. We'll make for Chicamoula (northeastern most island and my favorite) and then work our way down the...
  21. Friends of a friend were in northern Algonquin...

    Friends of a friend were in northern Algonquin over the weekend and they said that the blackflies were out in force.

    DEET, long sleeves and pants are probably advisable. Did I mention DEET?
  22. Always room for the noisy ones...:lol:

    Always room for the noisy ones...:lol:
  23. Hi guys, this time next week I'll be chomping at...

    Hi guys, this time next week I'll be chomping at the bit, running through my pretrip honey-do list and wondering if I'll have another foot injury.

    Do we want to meet at the Canoe lake ranger...
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    Oh yeah!!! Let the photos fly!

    Oh yeah!!! Let the photos fly!
  25. After last fall's trip, I'm ready to call you...

    After last fall's trip, I'm ready to call you Punxsutawney Greg! Prognosticate away!
  26. http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40916000/jpg...

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40916000/jpg/_40916245_dave_allen_whiskey203.jpg

    Canoes

    Chard - Solo
    Ggreaves/Entropy
    Jimmay/Tom
    Iguana - Solo
    Komodo/Newt (Iguana's +2)
    ...
  27. If you're getting your canoe from Canoe Lake,...

    If you're getting your canoe from Canoe Lake, then it makes absolutely no sense to pack up and drive another hour and a half. Canoe Lake it is!



    Makes sense to me.


    Ministry Fly-Over...
  28. Thanks ggreaves 12-13+! Sounding like a great...

    Thanks ggreaves

    12-13+! Sounding like a great turnout.

    Did anyone have their heart set on a group dinner? If not, do we want to simply say everyone brings their own food?

    I'll be bringing...
  29. Thread: Hello from NW

    by Chard
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    Welcome to the Forums from Toronto!

    Welcome to the Forums from Toronto!
  30. Welcome aboard Distortedaxis, hope to see you up...

    Welcome aboard Distortedaxis, hope to see you up there.
  31. I've got a Hennessey and a WBBB. Not sure...

    I've got a Hennessey and a WBBB. Not sure which I'll use but he can borrow the other one.
  32. Send Entropy a note, he just might be a bowsman...

    Send Entropy a note, he just might be a bowsman looking for a stern.
  33. 20 days and counting!!! Canoe Lake Apr 21...

    20 days and counting!!!

    Canoe Lake Apr 21
    http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/images/iceout_2015-04-21_canoe_s.jpg

    Mew lake April 22
    http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/images/iceout_2015-04-22_mew.jpg...
  34. Well, if you're interested, there's always the...

    Well, if you're interested, there's always the option of renting or trying to find a bow seat amongst the folks heading in. We'll try for a couple of low portage trips this season. Pen lake worked...
  35. 4 hours is a long trip, fair enough, but if you...

    4 hours is a long trip, fair enough, but if you can make it, I'm sure you'll be glad you did. Algonquin's a beautiful park.

    Kayak or canoe? Without trying to open a can of worms, personally I'd...
  36. One month out! Role Call: Chard (pref....

    One month out!

    Role Call:

    Chard (pref. solo)
    Iguana +1 possibly +2
    Ggreaves
    Keg (Sat)
    Entropy
    Jimmay (90%)
  37. Never fear; I'll be over on the 14th with a pair...

    Never fear; I'll be over on the 14th with a pair of vise grips, some 5 minute epoxy and an aspirin.

    Seriously though, that's too bad. I hope they go easy on the little tyke. We can always catch...
  38. I'm hoping the same thing. This webcam is near...

    I'm hoping the same thing.

    This webcam is near Dorset and refreshes every minute. Check back often.

    http://www.mthmarina.com/webcam_pics/mthwebcam.jpg



    Excellent! It'll be good to see...
  39. Hi gang, Reservation's been made for 1 person...

    Hi gang,

    Reservation's been made for 1 person for the 15th-18th. A usual, we can add additional people when we get to the park.

    So far we have the lake to ourselves!! Bring a fishing rod!
  40. WTT: Are you open to a custom DIY?

    Are you open to a custom DIY?
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    How'd everything go? You had some perfect...

    How'd everything go? You had some perfect weather for a cool hang.
  42. Granted the portage is long, but other than the...

    Granted the portage is long, but other than the Canoe-Joe Highway it's the only one we have to deal with. The portage itself is actually a really nice trail and there's no rush. Take one trip, two...
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    Hey guys! Sounds like fun but alas I won't be...

    Hey guys!

    Sounds like fun but alas I won't be able to make it....

    Have fun, leave the WiFi at home and if you don't make sure you have extra towels.

    Hey Highboy, what kind of stove are you...
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    Canadian Army 5-Man Arctic tent. It's 5-sided as...

    Canadian Army 5-Man Arctic tent. It's 5-sided as opposed to the US version which is six. I was pretty impressed by the tent, although you're pushing 40 lbs for the full tent kit including the...
  45. >Canada>Ont>EGL Spring 2015 Algonquin: Return to Chicamoula

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/4/5/2/6/return_to_chicamoula.jpg

    Spring's in the air!!!! Time to revarnish the paddles, tie up a couple of new flies and get the old dehydrator going. ...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/4/5/2/...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/4/5/2/6/return_to_chicamoula.jpg

    Spring's in the air!!!! Time to revarnish the paddles, tie up a couple of new flies and get the old dehydrator going. ...
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    Sounds like a great, albiet fast paced, trip. ...

    Sounds like a great, albiet fast paced, trip. Come early May, I'll be in full trout mode! I'd love to do that trail in the warmer weather over a week or so though.
  48. Thread: Vote For Fronkey

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    Vote cast! Good luck Fronkey! I think you'd...

    Vote cast! Good luck Fronkey! I think you'd have a blast with Les. Who know's you might even be able to teach him a thing or two! And he's a good old Canadian boy to boot!
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    Finally an official t-shirt that screams "Yes, I...

    Finally an official t-shirt that screams "Yes, I sleep in hammocks. No, I'm not crazy. Yes, there's even a t-shirt. No you can't have mine!!!" Order placed!
  50. Thread: Hi from Canada

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    Howdy from downtown TO!

    Howdy from downtown TO!
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