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08/15/2017 03:44PM
My wife and I recently completed a nice 5 day trek into Quetico. About a year ago I bought a used Fry Bake pan from someone on the board here. Used it for the first time with Deb, and it was incredible! Made the best pizza I have ever had, and for use as a fry pan it rocked. Heavy pan that evenly distributes weight and I cannot wait to try it for desserts!
 
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08/15/2017 04:32PM
i spose we'll get to see some of the meals you cooked up? perhaps in your trip report... coming soon....
08/15/2017 04:36PM
Too lazy to do trip reports. I did one, and it took far too long! Will try to find some pics, but I am not very good at those, either.
TangoCharlie
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08/15/2017 09:03PM
+1 to Frybake. I have used "Expedition" sized FB on 3 BW trips now...plus some local camping. I can't describe how much I love it... especially for deserts; Brownies, Cinnamon Rolls, Cobbler but Pizza and Calzones too. I did also use it to get some eggs this last trip to Knife. The verdict was "good-enough.. and no warpping" on that count. Frybake is one if the best gear items I have purchased in recent years.

Other favorites: Kabar and my CCS 15x15 (for large crews).

New item I just got on Ebay: an old pack made by Queteco Superior Canoe Country... super well made (durable & rugged... but heavy). Can't wait to try it.
TangoCharlie
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08/15/2017 09:03PM
Oops... now I see how ppl do the dreaded double posts... sorry
08/15/2017 09:42PM
Probably the last gear-nut enabler you need to hear but-----
Yes another new to me tent, impressed with it, a BA FlyCreek Platinum 2. After some trimming it is down to a total of 2 pounds 2.5 ounces, packaged to go to Quetico next week. Will review latter.

Good to hear about your Bank's set. I'm still baking in pots or steel gold-pans.

butthead
Jaywalker
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08/16/2017 05:35AM
I'm sure this has been answered elsewhere, but do the frybakes scratch easily? Will camping plyers damage them?
TangoCharlie
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08/16/2017 07:29AM
I have found the surface to be very hard and more durable than I ezpectes... the pliers have not left marks after 3 yrs of modest use.
Bumstead
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08/16/2017 09:29AM
I've been happy with my large FryBake pan also, a quality piece of cookware. Have owned it for 3 years, and I am sure I will get a lot of use throughout the years. For frying fish, however, I took along a rather inexpensive griddle this year and loved using it over my two burners. Increased surface area when frying some serious walleye for 4 hungry dudes.
zski
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08/16/2017 09:53AM
quote TangoCharlie: "+1 to Frybake. I have used "Expedition" sized FB on 3 BW trips now...plus some local camping. I can't describe how much I love it... especially for deserts; Brownies, Cinnamon Rolls, Cobbler but Pizza and Calzones too. I did also use it to get some eggs this last trip to Knife. The verdict was "good-enough.. and no warpping" on that count. Frybake is one if the best gear items I have purchased in recent years.
Other favorites: Kabar and my CCS 15x15 (for large crews).
New item I just got on Ebay: an old pack made by Queteco Superior Canoe Country... super well made (durable & rugged... but heavy). Can't wait to try it."
i have a couple of those quetico superior packs that i got used and in spite of the weight prefer them over newer granite gear packs. to me they just feel better.
plainspaddler
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08/16/2017 06:16PM
Picked up a Marmot Limelight 4 on Ebay (never used) for $150.00. I also bought two new chairs for the wife and I. We went with the Helinox Sunset chair and I really like them (didn't really like the price though). I will gladly portage the extra weight!!!

Mike
08/16/2017 09:38PM
Got a new toy today-a Nemo 9 x 9 bugout. Found it on Amazon; it was a demo used in a store. Mint condition, but fairly heavy. I used a Sea to Summit mosquito box for the past 5 years set up under a CCS tarp. The S2S weight was really light, but after a lot of use it was time to put it to rest as it was tearing in many places. The Nemo looks great and has great reviews here, but I will not have a chance to use it until next year.
ISRO
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08/17/2017 06:23AM
We used a 12x12 on our last trip to Quetico for 8 days, it was money well spent.
08/17/2017 09:00AM
quote Frenchy19: "Got a new toy today-a Nemo 9 x 9 bugout. Found it on Amazon for $99; it was a demo used in a store. Mint condition, but fairly heavy. I used a Sea to Summit mosquito box for the past 5 years set up under a CCS tarp. The S2S weighed was really light, but after a lot of use it was time to put it to rest as it was tearing in many places. The Nemo looks great and has great reviews here, but I will not have a chance to use it until next year. "


Bring it to Wingnite, I'll supply the sketers! Give it a good testing!

butthead
BrownBear1950
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08/17/2017 09:14AM
quote butthead: "Probably the last gear-nut enabler you need to hear but-----
Yes another new to me tent, impressed with it, a BA FlyCreek Platinum 2. After some trimming it is down to a total of 2 pounds 2.5 ounces, packaged to go to Quetico next week. Will review latter.

Good to hear about your Bank's set. I'm still baking in pots or steel gold-pans.


butthead"


Can you explain how you trimmed down the tent to cut weight? Thanks!
08/17/2017 05:18PM
quote BrownBear1950: "Can you explain how you trimmed down the tent to cut weight? Thanks!"

Fly Creek 2 Platinum, 4 bags, 12 stakes, 2guylines with tensioners, and footprint. 2 pounds 9.7 ounces, as supplied by BA.
Reduced bags to 2, stakes to 8, removed guylines, tags, shortened all drawstrings, replaced footprint with home cut polycro.
2 pounds 2.5 ounces.

butthead
RetiredDave
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08/17/2017 05:46PM
quote butthead: "Probably the last gear-nut enabler you need to hear but-----
Yes another new to me tent, impressed with it, a BA FlyCreek Platinum 2. After some trimming it is down to a total of 2 pounds 2.5 ounces, packaged to go to Quetico next week. Will review latter.

Good to hear about your Bank's set. I'm still baking in pots or steel gold-pans.

Don't listen to the siren song of Butthead's responses! He has already cost me hundreds, I'm currently in a 12-step program:)

Dave

butthead"
bwcadan
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08/18/2017 08:13PM
Best comfort item for tent use is the bug whacker. Battery operated, it eliminates long searches for the last one or more mosquitoes who need to go. No on tent wall mess either.
08/21/2017 10:19AM
plainspaddler
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08/23/2017 09:47PM
I picked up a Boreal21 folding saw at Piragis before we put in at Mudro on the 8/19. That is a nice saw. I was very happy with it. It was nice to pack and no parts to lose.

Mike
08/27/2017 02:37AM
I have two new gear faves for this year...

I picked up a CCS Explorer pack and have used it as my pack this season. It allowed me to single portage from Sawbill into Grace for a long weekend trip. On trips with more food/clothing I use the Explorer in tandem with the CCS Rucksack and double portage.

I also purchased a Helinox Chair Zero this year and really like how light and small it is my pack.
pswith5
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08/27/2017 06:34AM
quote Bumstead: "I've been happy with my large FryBake pan also, a quality piece of cookware. Have owned it for 3 years, and I am sure I will get a lot of use throughout the years. For frying fish, however, I took along a rather inexpensive griddle this year and loved using it over my two burners. Increased surface area when frying some serious walleye for 4 hungry dudes. " that's a great picture! Looks like you are having a good time
TomT
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08/27/2017 08:23AM
I'll be trying out some new gear on a solo in early Sept. My big purchase is a Hammock Gear Incubator 20 degree underquilt. I've always used a pad for bottom insulation in my sleeping hammock and this is going to be a very nice upgrade.

I also will be replacing my BWJ 10 year old guide pack with a CCS Wanderer. I use this to carry with the canoe and really like the addition of a hip belt and side mesh panels. I use the CCS Pioneer as my main pack. I love CCS packs.

My last upgrade is to bring a 2nd tarp on solo trips. Previously I just had the tarp that was hung over my hammock but I sprung for a blemished Hammock Gear Quest tarp to hang over the eating area. This will be a nice addition if I get a lot of rain on the trip and it weighs practically nothing being sil nylon.



08/27/2017 01:09PM
Forgot to mention this one; a favorite of my wife. She had not been on a paddling trip for 10 years, and I finally convinced her to go again. The highlight of the trip for here was a Sea to Summit Pocket Shower . A number of folks on this site have talked about these over the years, and I finally got one, primarily for Deb (my wife). Brought 6 liters of water to a near boil and added 4 liters of cold water. There was enough water for both of us to shower, and I must admit, it felt really good!
 
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