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Solo Canoe Portage Using An External Frame Pack
#16
Looks like the weight is almost Nessmukish

It will be nice to read the trip report.



thanks for sharing



Griz
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#17
NICE Jeep . . . but I bet I paid a LOT less for my wrecked 94 Cherokee!!

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#18
Alukban, hey what kind of suction pad racks are those on your jeep? How do you like them for hauling your canoe/ I'm looking at options for my jeep without drilling holes or going the cage rack route. Right now I'm using a trailer but open to roof top for short local trips.
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#19
It's from these guys brother mgh:



http://www.castlecraft.com/roof_racks.htm



I really like mine and have had them for as long I've had the Jeep - original owner so that is 13 years.



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They are stronger than most any rack out there as far as the cross beam - VERY beefy. Each cross beam is actually 2 pieces with a very thick Al plate that joins them so you can carry it disassembled behind the rear seat JIC or to save gas mileage. I really like how it is "universal". I can use the same rack on any future jeeps (or my brother's jeep) or even loan it to people with pick-up trucks or cars or whatever. It will even mount onto a danged Porsche if you needed to.



The only part I have replaced so far is the suction cups because I left the thing out in the sun one summer. They dried out. I simply ordered new ones from the same company.



I've been meaning to try bolting a plywood platform onto the rack so I can camp up there or use it as a shooting platform. I'd drill lashing holes near the edges so I can still tether down a stand-alone 2 man tent - be up higher in the breeze, away from bugs and 4 legged predators. I could also more easily be able to lash chit to it (milk crates?) to increase random roof carrying capabilities <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />



My brother up in Quebec, Canada wants to do the roof rack platform thing because he has an even more desirable (IMHO) Jeep TJ Unlimited that he uses to camp/hunt deer. Note the processed deer on roof.



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We're going to do our own little jeep jamboree/hunting safari up in Quebec one of these days soon. I've already volunteered to be the camp cook and non-shooter because I just like going out on hunts but don't want to deal with Canadian gun laws. You can bet your @ss that I will be bringing a canoe... <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />
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#20
You look so young in the last photo. Was that taken 13 years ago wen you bought the Jeep?? <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />
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#21
Cool pics thanks for sharing.

That picture with the deer on the roof is it from Quebec?

And is that a Kiui tipi?



Griz
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I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#22
Yes, that is in Quebec, about an hour north of Mont Tremblant.



The tipi is a Seek Outside BT2: https://seekoutside.com/beyond-timberline-2-bt-2/



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#23
I might get one of those little puppies



Griz
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#24
[quote name='alukban' timestamp='1469539257' post='609343']

Yes, that is in Quebec, about an hour north of Mont Tremblant.



The tipi is a Seek Outside BT2: https://seekoutside.com/beyond-timberline-2-bt-2/



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[/quote]







ya you not the only one that avoids dealing with Canuck gun laws!



HEY two hours North of my house!!! <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />





I know you are busy on these trips, but you do know---that you and the family are welcome around my table anytime!!!! bbq, beer, coffee, maple treats always at the ready.





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#25
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#26
So the canoe camp was very enjoyable.



(gear shot)

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I put all my stuff in a dry bag and put that dry bag in a light pack. I ended up bringing another dry bag just to hold food that I brought to share: Little Debbie snack cakes in a couple of big boxes. It is great to not have much stuff to haul. I could have further halved the amount of gear I brought, in all honesty. I should have brought an extra tarp though.



(about to launch)

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The sun actually came out and I played in an eddy behind some riffles while a bunch of the guys cooked up lunch on shore.

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We only paddled about 4 miles on Saturday because the forecast was for heavy showers starting at about 2PM. There was much lollygagging and I was about 5 minutes from finishing setting up my mini bivouac when it started pouring buckets. We all got totally soaked and everybody pretty much just decided to walk around in shorts. I showered at the corner of my tarp that was rushing like open spigot.



It kept raining with a few 10 minute lulls in the showers when we would still get soaked from the water let go by the sodden leaves above us. My crocs kept getting debris in them that was chaffing my skin so I just went barefoot. The rain did stop a bit when most of us woke up for breakfast on Sunday.



Knowing it was going to be non-stop rain, I did bring a 10x10 tarp for my hammock and to hide under, along with a packable chair and some homemade energy bars amd soppresetta so I that I would not need to worry about doing a fire.



(walnuts, figs, craisins, salt, pepper and chilli flakes = bear poop)

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(river view from my hovel)

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(the hovel)

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I slept great but woke up to a sore shoulder. I'm getting old and my body is reminding me of my age. Sunday was only about 9 miles and it vwas covered quickly with the help of 5 good stretches of fast water. The rain started again about half way into the home paddle but the scenery for the canoe was breath taking.



I have to canoe camp more. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
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#27
Great looking location in spite of the rain. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />

Good friends help make adverse weather more enjoyable.

Thanks for sharing.



Griz
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I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#28
I had a lot of fun on this trip. I actually looked forward to the rain and embracing the suck, choosing to do something that is not going to be comfortable.



I had been thinking about my father and how he was never reallly physically string but he aleays took the whole family to all sorts of places, never complaining about his many little ailments. I'm almist 50 years old meself and realize there are only a finite number of hunting seasons and canoe camps that I can enjoy before I physically cannot. I need to bank more experience and get stronger so I can ramp up to taking my kid out with me. I am figuring that I'll be pretty much be going downhill health-wise when he becomes an adult. There are not more than few dozen camps with my son left.



I learned a lot of little things about how I would do certain things differently just to put my comfort level a teeny but significant bit more marked. One example, something that I have been meaning to pack with me for the last couple of years, is bringing a collapsible/folding bucket. The river was a good 100y downhill on Sat night and having a bucket of water at my camp to clean dishes and rinse feet before bed would have only cost me 4 oz or so of weight for the convnience of not trekking down to the water and lukely slipping in the mud.



The solo boat I had needed a lot of corrective steering because it is only 14'6" long. I could only manage a comfortable cadence of about 18 strokes/min. With a touch more effort, I could still only really get only 23 strokes/min. I fell behing by a good 1/2 from the pack each hour. The solo boat would've blown past every body with a kayak paddle though. Next time...



I did not get to screw around with playing in the water as much as I wanted but I did try some stuff I have been wanting to play with.



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I should've brought another tarp and I am not fully satisfied with my newly sewn deerskin pocket organizer because it got soaked and useless - having the consistency of wet tissue paper = echkkk! There were a bunch of "should'ves".



I could have brought a lot less and enjoyed myself even more, not that I brought that much stuff. I guess that's part if the fun for me: tdoing it with less.



One of the guys caught a decently sized river perch but admitted that he had never eaten a fish that he had caught. I volunteered to clean it for him and cook it on the grill that another guy packed. I simply put a random length of grass with a somewhat thick stem through the gills and used it as the handle for flipping the fish around on the grill, no seasoning - just fish.



It was plenty decent <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />



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#29
wow, super enjoyable report and pics man <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> . I really respect your attitude about age and trips, you are so wise. Beautiful at Kittatinny, even in rain. Was that dude crazy??? The best tasting fish are ones you catch yourself.



I think it was Boomhawr who said "a camping trip in the rain beats a sunny day at work any time."



Thanks for the great trip report!





AOC
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#30
Thanks for the report.



I have always wanted to do some canoeing. Looks like fun.
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