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    First real trip, 7 nights in northern Ontario.

    I just got back from a fishing trip to Prairie Bee Lake, between Wawa, and Chapleau, Ontario. My HH Explorer UL performed great. I slept better than I have in years. I slept later than the 9 guys in the cramped cabin, they had to wake me up every morning. I stayed dry and comfortable through a thunderstorm, (never woke up) temps at night varied from windy in the mid 40s- calm and lower 60s. I slept in a REI sub Kilo 20 degree bag, on a thermarest trail-lite pad. Though comfortable, I'll be upgrading to an UQ, since it was a pain to get into the bag, and onto the pad.

    I used the stock sil-nylon tarp, with a paracord ridgeline, attached to trees with figure 9s. Hammock was hung with the stock suspension, once setup, it required no adjustment for 7 days. Mosquitos were the worst I'd ever seen, I had to put my headphones on to cover up the loud buzzing outside the hammock! No bites through the hammock, or mesh. (I did treat everything with permethrin)

    I can't wait to get back out there and hang again, this time will be just a short solo overnighter(or two)

    A couple pics:






    HV

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    Really nice! Looking forward to my 3-day in Algonquin soon. Mean looking watch too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Really nice! Looking forward to my 3-day in Algonquin soon. Mean looking watch too!
    Thanks the trip was awesome. The watch is a Marathon GSAR. It is built like a **** tank!

    HV

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    Great report thanks
    I love filet of pike dipped in beer batter and fried. Yum Yum.

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    We cleaned up on the Smallmouth, Walleye, and Pike. We got to the point of just skipping the pike for food, as they took too long to clean. Be did beer batter, blackened on the grill, and more beer batter. We ate really well. The one bad thing about a good vacation, is having to go back to work. It's in the 90s humid, and I work outside.

    HV

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    Nice trip report. I had the same experience with skeeters too. Except, I got one bite thru the side of my WBBB where it is only one layer.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    Looks like you had a successful trip. Mmmm fresh fish
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Looks like you had a successful trip. Mmmm fresh fish
    Yup, it was great! I think some of the guys in the cabin were jealous. They looked a bit haggard from lack of sleep late in the week!
    You guys have some serious mosquitos up there. It was like nothing I'd ever seen before. I mastered getting into the hammock as fast as humanly possible.

    HV

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    Quote Originally Posted by highvoltage View Post
    Yup, it was great! I think some of the guys in the cabin were jealous. They looked a bit haggard from lack of sleep late in the week!
    You guys have some serious mosquitos up there. It was like nothing I'd ever seen before. I mastered getting into the hammock as fast as humanly possible.

    HV
    I have heard from some people that the bugs are out later and thicker this year. Good thing to did the permethrin. Did you do your clothes as well?
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highvoltage View Post
    You guys have some serious mosquitos up there. It was like nothing I'd ever seen before. I mastered getting into the hammock as fast as humanly possible.

    HV
    Ha - Welcome to Blood Bird season in Ontario! Somedays I use a badminton raquet as a swatter.
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