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    Video: Horseshoe Bay, Lake Huron

    One more trip before the hellacious heat and humidity set in for good. I never publicized trips very often but now that covid has unleashed the entire world into the wilderness, there's really no point or hope for solitude in most places that were once quite. I did enjoy this place to myself, but it's not the greatest. I75 is loud, less than a mile away. The nearby casino lights up the bay at night. The mosquitoes were thick away from the shore so I stayed out in the open most of the time. Horrible hammock trees. At least I knew all of this going into it. Overall, a good trip but likely on to the "first and last time" list.

    I didn't sleep great since my 40 TQ was too warm. But I was afraid to go with just the liner. Weather is hard to predict on the water.

    Then my phone died. I had a small battery pack with me but it didn't seem to be charging as usual so I gave up. It was nice coming home and only having a dozen pics to sort thru opposed to 400! I have a replacement battery coming, so I'll see how that goes. I sort of got enough for a half-fast youtube video. Barely.


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    Nice spot to kayak!! Which kayak are you using?

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    Dam battery
    You and dirtbag make some of my favorite videos
    Did you little battery pack not work out
    I believe I purchased the same one and love it

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    That's the Wilderness Systems Tempest 170. I have a few batteries now. An old "lipstick" size 3200mah I rarely use. A 5200 rarely used. The two I use most have a % display so I know exactly how much is left. Xtar PB2, which is nice since I can use my own 18650 cells inside (2x3500mAh so 7000mah). And a cheap noname brand 10,000mah which is actually really nice. I think it was charging but really slow and warm so I didn't want to push it.

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    Nice video.
    Is that a compass well in front of your hatch cover? Seems far away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowTech View Post
    Nice video.
    Is that a compass well in front of your hatch cover? Seems far away.
    It's pretty standard. Takes a Brunton 70P but I just haven't pulled the trigger. Another "one of these days" scenarios, much like pulling out the workbench in the garage and cleaning up that box of nails I spilled 7 years ago.

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    Hey what's that radio strapped to your life jacket?
    And this is the battery pack I have and like allotScreenshot_20210610-124916_Amazon Shopping.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutalguyracing View Post
    Hey what's that radio strapped to your life jacket?
    And this is the battery pack I have and like allotScreenshot_20210610-124916_Amazon Shopping.jpg
    Cheapo VHF radio. Great for FM. Pretty good on VHF channels for a hand held. Along with my PLB it's a nice combo to have.

    That's the battery charger. That thing is solid! I run mine down/charge up to about 50% when I get home for storage to prolong the life.

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    Vhf got it
    What plb do you use
    My buddy keeps promoting this one
    Screenshot_20210610-182201_Facebook.jpg

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    I use the ACR 375 ResQLink+. I don't always take it backpacking. Just depends on where I'm at mostly.

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