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    I have been using 30" shockcords with a bowline...

    I have been using 30" shockcords with a bowline at the end as guylines through the d-rings on my tarp for years and have no complaints.

    If I need to shorten the length I first used a small...
  2. Guess who's speaking at the WCS! Jim Baird!...

    Guess who's speaking at the WCS!


    Jim Baird! (and Buck)Trekking across Baffin Island in Winter​Jim will be telling us the story of his epic 2017 winter trek across Baffin Island....as only he...
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  4. Canada>Ontario->EGL->2019 > Valens, Nov 23rd 2019

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    Hey gang,

    Just like last...
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    Home sweet home, at least for a little while.
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    October in Algonquin Park, Ontario Canada
  7. No pizza I'm afraid. P.S. Am I the only one...

    No pizza I'm afraid.

    P.S. Am I the only one that can't see Cruiser's pictures?
  8. Ditto! Killarney in the fall is such a beautiful...

    Ditto! Killarney in the fall is such a beautiful place.
  9. Can we all bring our thermarests and have a big...

    Can we all bring our thermarests and have a big sleepover in front of that lovely, and warm, woodstove? I'll ask my mom if I can go!
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    Hi OneClick, Getting the timing right for the...

    Hi OneClick,

    Getting the timing right for the first paddle of the season has always been a bit of a nail biter. As the chart below shows, ice-out can happen any time from the end of March to the...
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    I'm happy to say that we managed to work through...

    I'm happy to say that we managed to work through an awesome EGL canoeing season in 2019! Chicamoula, Noganash, the French River, Killarney and Algonquin; what a year!

    For all of you who were able...
  12. That wonderful tarp saved the day. It was quite...

    That wonderful tarp saved the day. It was quite windy.
  13. Trip Report can be found here....

    Trip Report can be found here.
  14. Trip Report - EGL fall canoe trip 2019 - Algonquin Thanksgiving Hang.

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  15. Hey all, PM me whatever you want to contribute...

    Hey all,

    PM me whatever you want to contribute to the Saturday night Thanksgiving dinner. EGL Rules don't ever require you to bring anything but an appetite, but it would be a drag if we only had...
  16. Excellent news! Also, would a brace of Cornish...

    Excellent news! Also, would a brace of Cornish hens be an alternative?
  17. Nice reports and pics guys. Here's a couple I...

    Nice reports and pics guys.

    Here's a couple I took.

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  18. Hi, Looks like there'll only be a few of us...

    Hi,

    Looks like there'll only be a few of us heading in this weekend. As far as I can tell, there's Iguana and his wife, Cruiser51 and myself. I'm not sure if Brantwing and/or Rand said they'd...
  19. Anyone bringing a cooler?

    Anyone bringing a cooler?
  20. Bummer. Our loss is definitely their gain.

    Bummer. Our loss is definitely their gain.
  21. It's amazing how many EGL recipes start with "cut...

    It's amazing how many EGL recipes start with "cut up bacon and fry, add chopped onion..." :lol: I wouldn't worry about it.

    FYI: 76 Highboy dehydrated sauerkraut with great success a while back.
  22. Hi gang, I just spoke with 76 Highboy, who at...

    Hi gang,

    I just spoke with 76 Highboy, who at this point would have been travelling in alone on Wednesday, and we agreed to delay the start of this little expedition to Thursday, Sept 26.

    I'll...
  23. THAT'S THE SPIRIT!

    THAT'S THE SPIRIT!
  24. Ok. The following weekend's going to be...

    Ok.

    The following weekend's going to be Canadian Thanksgiving, so I was thinking that we put our culinary thinking caps on and come up with a legendary Bushcraft Thanksgiving dinner of our own...
  25. That's an adorable canoe! Sad to hear you won't...

    That's an adorable canoe! Sad to hear you won't be joining us though.
  26. Sounds good. 14 and 17 with 23 as an alternate. ...

    Sounds good. 14 and 17 with 23 as an alternate. I wonder how 15, 24 and 18 are though.
  27. MAGNETAWAN LAKE ACCESS POINT...

    MAGNETAWAN LAKE ACCESS POINT

    At Emsdale on Highway 11, turn east and follow Highway 518 for 8 kilometres to the village of Kearney.
    Park permits and information must be obtained at the Park...
  28. Yup. It'll be a walk in the park. Do bring the...

    Yup. It'll be a walk in the park. Do bring the canoe though. :cool:
  29. I bit the bullet and booked Oct 3-6 on Ralph Bice...

    I bit the bullet and booked Oct 3-6 on Ralph Bice Lake. Access 3 takes a little longer to get to, but the paddle's a bit shorter.

    I also extended it to include the Thursday to allow for some of...
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    Just posted...

    Just posted. Short notice, but hopefully folks will be able to make it.
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    Algonquin Fall Paddle

    October 4-6, 2019.

    Anyone interested a weekend getaway to take in some fall colours? I was thinking...
  32. EGL->2019 Canoeing Season > Algonquin Canoeing October 4-6, 2019

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    Algonquin Fall Paddle

    October 4-6, 2019.

    Anyone interested a weekend getaway to take in some fall colours? I was thinking...
  33. Portages from Hartley Bay to the lake vary, but...

    Portages from Hartley Bay to the lake vary, but most are short. Our trip down the Eastern Outlet consisted of only two back-to-back portages of 10m and 50m respectively and we easily manhandled a...
  34. I'm afraid that nine's the limit. I think, going...

    I'm afraid that nine's the limit. I think, going forward, that we should always get two permits just in case.

    Maybe we can make it up to you by organizing a follow-up trip to Algonquin asap to...
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    Welcome from Toronto! Shug's the man. ...

    Welcome from Toronto!

    Shug's the man. Definitely check out his hammocking how-to series.

    If you're ever interested in combining a group hang and some canoeing in a place like Algonquin Park,...
  36. Yes there's still a permit for Wed-Sun. So far...

    Yes there's still a permit for Wed-Sun.
    So far we have nine.

    Chard, Ggreaves +1, Iguana, ConnieB, 76Highboy and Cruiser51+2
  37. Make sure you holler out a big "Whoo-Buddy" from...

    Make sure you holler out a big "Whoo-Buddy" from The Crack and/or Silver Peak! Make us proud.
  38. For a number of reasons, I was also thinking of...

    For a number of reasons, I was also thinking of changing the reservation for a Friday 27th - Sunday 29th trip.

    Lofty, did you have reservations of your own already or were you going to join the...
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    Hi all.

    Summer's just flown by, but I just wanted to remind everyone about the Killarney hang at the end of the...
  40. Canada>Ontario->EGL->2019 Canoeing Season > Killarney Canoeing Sept 25-29, 2019

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    ​Grace lake Killarney

    Hi all.

    Summer's just flown by, but I just wanted to remind everyone about the Killarney hang...
  41. I hope you guys managed to eventually cannibalize...

    I hope you guys managed to eventually cannibalize poor Wilson. I thought he'd make a nice treat on a hot day near the end of the trip. Busy weekend. Still typing.
  42. Guilty as charged... This is how these guys...

    Guilty as charged...

    This is how these guys usually appear at our hangs. Quite debonaire.

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  43. Still typing... ...

    Still typing...

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    The Dudes... 76Highboy and Keewaykeno and his hat.
  44. Trip Report can be found HERE...

    Trip Report can be found HERE.
  45. Quest for the Bay - Bustards and Back Again - French River Hang Aug 2019

    EGL - French River Canoe Trip - Hartley Bay Marina to the Bustard Islands - August 2019

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    View west from the Bustard Islands,...
  46. For what it's worth, I only thought that the park...

    For what it's worth, I only thought that the park wouldn't likely overbook the sites, so if they had, say, 200 sites, they'd only issue 200 permits for a particular day. Since we're likely camping...
  47. Hi Gang, Following up on what Keewaykeno just...

    Hi Gang,

    Following up on what Keewaykeno just said I'd just like to confirm the first part of our itinerary.

    Note: I'm using the Unlostify map to identify site numbers. Hopefully that'll...
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    Will do ma'am.

    Will do ma'am.
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    Hey Lofty! Looks like Keewaykeno, Highboy,...

    Hey Lofty!

    Looks like Keewaykeno, Highboy, Hoolio and Heather, Keg, Crusier51, Luvmybonnet and myself are all meeting up at Tuesday, Aug 20 at 8am (hopefully) at the Hartley Bay access point. At...
  50. Personally, I'd like a couple of down days to...

    Personally, I'd like a couple of down days to explore, take pictures and enjoy.

    I like your alternate route of the Main Channel through Pike L., Skow Bay and the Bustards with the option of...
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