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Old 10-30-2017, 07:51 AM   #1
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Lows Lake solo deer camp

Well more like sunbathing, the temps where up in the 70's and then the wind blew for 24 hours (50mph plus gusts) I had a good time in camp, ate well but the 12 mile paddle in in a head wind combined with the portage around the upper dam really took it's toll on me.
With such high temps I would be reluctant to even shoot a deer as far in as I was. It would be at least one day the meat would sit in those temps before I could get to some ice. So I sat in the woods some but nothing very serious.
All in all a good time
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Old 10-30-2017, 08:07 AM   #2
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Just wondering if you seen any deer. Used to belong to the club that leased that track.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:00 AM   #3
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I paddled over to give you a beer but I must have missed you
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Man that's a lot of weight to transport. What kind of tent is that? We love our Snowtrekker. https://www.snowtrekkertents.com/shortwall.html
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Nice Robin...looks like you had a nice stash of wood.

I think we were out the same weekend... opening rifle?

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Old 10-30-2017, 04:34 PM   #6
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Just wondering if you seen any deer. Used to belong to the club that leased that track.
No deer, but I really didn't spend much time in the woods.

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I paddled over to give you a beer but I must have missed you
Sorry, I went in on Friday, the 20th and came out Wed., the 25th. Would have liked to meet you.

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Man that's a lot of weight to transport. What kind of tent is that? We love our Snowtrekker. https://www.snowtrekkertents.com/shortwall.html
Yes, lot of weight, but this time of year I like to be comfortable. The tent is an old 8x10 wall tent I bought years ago before Snowtrekers where available, I cut it and the stove down quite a bit, I like wall tents. Over 60 nights in this one. Back in the day I could haul it all on a sled, no more. I get the whole outfit in a 15' wood canvas canoe, paddling is no sweat, 4 trips on the Upper Dam carrie knocked me for a loop at 69 yo.

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Nice Robin...looks like you had a nice stash of wood.

I think we were out the same weekend... opening rifle?

Yes, opening rifle, very warm.
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Yep, we're planning on using ours this winter near Teton Pass as a basecamp for some backcountry skiing in the area but we will be paying some local twenty somethings $20 bucks an hour or so to haul that 100 odd pounds of gear in for us.
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:49 PM   #8
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"carrie knocked me for a loop at 69 yo".

Yeah but you did it, good job old man!
If it dosen't kill ya it is buying you time.

By the way I read your quote listed above in an Eminem voice, methinking that is a cool old man, yo!
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Great job RobinI'm with Geo, you did it and the stories you can tell!!!! Thanks for sharing
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Looks like a nice trip Robin. Thanks for sharing. Man, do those sausages look good!
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:42 AM   #11
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very cool
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Man that's a lot of weight to transport. What kind of tent is that? We love our Snowtrekker. https://www.snowtrekkertents.com/shortwall.html
Not to hijack the thread, but are there benefits to going with canvas?
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No deer, but I really didn't spend much time in the woods.
With that homestead set up, I wouldn't either! Looks very comfy. How long a burn do you get out of that stove?
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Not to hijack the thread, but are there benefits to going with canvas?
I like canvas, I just like the traditional look and atmosphere. I never really looked into lighter material, but I think I read somewhere where plastic or similar materials don't breathe and you end up with condensation inside (and ice on cold mornings). Since I have no interest in these materials I didn't read more about them and there might be options to rectify the condensation issue.

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With that homestead set up, I wouldn't either! Looks very comfy. How long a burn do you get out of that stove?
Not a long burn. I sleep with it cold so I figured out long ago no need for much of a stove in a small wall tent. That stove was originally 12wx12hx 24 deep. It's now 12wx8hx15 or so deep. It will keep you warm down to the teens without a problem but it needs pretty constant attention and small wood.
Yes, it's tough to leave that warm tent on a chilly morning.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:41 AM   #15
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I'm leaving tomorrow for eleven days up in the big woods. This is what we been using for the last six years.
http://www.westernwalltents.com/canv...n4noofuvodfsf2
We put a tarp over it an have a over hang to store stuff if we need to. Plus it saves makes the snow slide off it easier if we get any.
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:41 PM   #16
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I posted a video on youtube. Not much of a hunt, but it was good to get out.

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When you cook right inside the tent like that, do you worry about bears? I mean, I can see it in the dead of winter, but this time of year, I'd be afraid they'd want some of my delicious sausage.
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No, I don't worry about bears this time of year. I even leave the soft sided cooler full of meat out front of the tent to stay cool. I might be taking a chance, but I have never had a problem with 60 nights in that tent, cooking inside every time.
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Canvas tents breathe well so there is no condensation, yet they are waterproof, or at least mine is. Depending on the fabric, they can be HEAVY. Snowtrekker is one of the lighter at 7oz/yard fabric as opposed to the more common 10 oz fabric.
We use a poly fly in winter for increased snow shedding ability.

Lastly, our fabric is flame retardant and probably safer than a poly tent.

Robin, I am surprised you get much draw with the stovepipe at that angle. Ours is probably a 75% angle.

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Robyn, I am surprised you get much draw with the stovepipe at that angle. Ours is probably a 75% angle.
I can get some smoke, especially on start up with birch bark for starter. My interior walls are starting to show some smoke darkening.
I could change the angle if needed by shortening the legs on the stove, but it seems to work ok. I never really shut the stove down with a damper, I have one, but never install it, plus the stove has plenty of leaks from me working on it some much..
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