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OneMatch
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11/11/2018 09:11PM
A very short yet concise article from Canoeroots Magazine. I'll need to work on #2 as I don't even have a toss bag. #3 is a bit of a surprise but I don't disagree
Five Traits You Want In A Canoe Partner
 
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andym
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11/11/2018 10:07PM
Not sure the throw bag is critical for calm water. Maybe they would be useful for big lakes when it gets windy and very wavy.

However, I think we’re good on the other 4. Of course, we hone those skills 365 days a year as the are mostly about just getting along. But they extend to other tripping partners and not just the other paddler in your canoe. For #3 we each make custom GORP and woe unto the person who takes my wife’s bag.

To add #6, I would say someone who knows how to work as a team when paddling and portaging.
JackpineJim
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11/12/2018 07:43AM
My top 5 traits of a canoe partner:
1) Desire and ability to portage all the stuff they bring
2) Ability to read a map
3) Fish filleting skills
4) Great sense of humor
5) Never whines about the conditions
old_salt
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11/12/2018 08:33AM
1) ability to paddle
2) ability to portage
3) ability to read a map and the water
4) ability to fish all day
5) ability to do all of the above quietly.
ozarkpaddler
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11/12/2018 11:29AM
JackpineJim: "My top 5 traits of a canoe partner:
1) Desire and ability to portage all the stuff they bring
2) Ability to read a map
3) Fish filleting skills
4) Great sense of humor
5) Never whines about the conditions
"


Mine also, with #4 and #5 the MOST important!
11/12/2018 11:55AM
+3 on JackpineJim's list but I would change #3 to "ability and ambition to pull his/her weight in camp"
treehorn
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11/12/2018 12:10PM
ozarkpaddler: "JackpineJim: "My top 5 traits of a canoe partner:
1) Desire and ability to portage all the stuff they bring
2) Ability to read a map
3) Fish filleting skills
4) Great sense of humor
5) Never whines about the conditions
"



Mine also, with #4 and #5 the MOST important!"


Definitely 4 & 5...I can deal with a LOT of other shortcomings if the guy/gal has the right attitude about things and a fun personality.
mooseplums
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11/12/2018 01:16PM
1. Behaves off of a leash
2.doesnt shed much
3 doesn't bark much
4 carries own food
5 sits still in the canoe
DrBobDerrig
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11/12/2018 01:51PM
mooseplums: "1. Behaves off of a leash
2.doesnt shed much
3 doesn't bark much
4 carries own food
5 sits still in the canoe"


One time I was driving between farm calls and saw friend/client coming towards me...so we stopped and 'chewed the cud' for a bit. And I asked him in somewhat a sarcastic matter why the stinky old farm dog in the truck. And he told me the dog is happy, doesn't complain about the music on the radio or how loud it is, windows too far down or up, going to fast or slow.... It was just happy being there..

I thought about his comment and how the war dept picks on my driving habits, radio, watch out for deer etc...and I had to totally agree with him

dr bob
cyclones30
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11/12/2018 03:36PM
treehorn: "ozarkpaddler: "JackpineJim: "My top 5 traits of a canoe partner:
1) Desire and ability to portage all the stuff they bring
2) Ability to read a map
3) Fish filleting skills
4) Great sense of humor
5) Never whines about the conditions
"




Mine also, with #4 and #5 the MOST important!"



Definitely 4 & 5...I can deal with a LOT of other shortcomings if the guy/gal has the right attitude about things and a fun personality."


Yup, ditto on 4 and 5. Attitude will outweigh skills or pure strength. I'd much rather trip with someone that's happy and excited and likes to help than some body builder that hates everything but can carry the kitchen sink and paddle like crazy.

1-3 here I don't think would make my top 5.
11/12/2018 06:32PM
old_salt: "1) ability to paddle
2) ability to portage
3) ability to read a map and the water
4) ability to fish all day
5) ability to do all of the above quietly."


6) Ability to sneak good coffee and chocolate onto the trip...and shares it
11/12/2018 07:24PM
mooseplums: "1. Behaves off of a leash
2.doesnt shed much
3 doesn't bark much
4 carries own food
5 sits still in the canoe"




Then, can I come?
11/12/2018 07:29PM
I think Ben'll be OK. Like me, he doesn't have much left to shed...
RTurner
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11/12/2018 08:26PM
mooseplums: "1. Behaves off of a leash
2.doesnt shed much
3 doesn't bark much
4 carries own food
5 sits still in the canoe"


Great list mooseplums.
I had the best paddling partner in the world (as I'm sure you did/do too)
Still miss her every day.

LindenTree3
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11/12/2018 09:27PM
Jerry
How did you get the moniker of One Match?
Reminds me of a buddy from Alaska that would always configure our campfire perfectly, then with one stick match, get it going. He never failed.
OneMatch
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11/13/2018 12:00AM
LindenTree3: "Jerry
How did you get the moniker of One Match?
Reminds me of a buddy from Alaska that would always configure our campfire perfectly, then with one stick match, get it going. He never failed.
"


I was actually first going for j-stroke, but it was already taken. I thought about it and have always been proud of the fact that (if I take my time and build the teepee right) that I usually can start a fire with just one match.



Now that I've said that, I'll probably never get another fire started with a whole matchbook!
A1t2o
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11/13/2018 10:07AM
JackpineJim: "My top 5 traits of a canoe partner:
1) Desire and ability to portage all the stuff they bring
2) Ability to read a map
3) Fish filleting skills
4) Great sense of humor
5) Never whines about the conditions
"


I think the only one of those that I struggle with is number 5 when the weather forces us to change our plans. I will take 15-30 min to feel sorry for myself and process the new plan.

The one trait I would add though is the ability to relax and enjoy being out there and the view. This is my vacation and I want to enjoy it.
11/13/2018 10:58AM
OneMatch: "LindenTree3: "Jerry
How did you get the moniker of One Match?
Reminds me of a buddy from Alaska that would always configure our campfire perfectly, then with one stick match, get it going. He never failed.
"



I was actually first going for j-stroke, but it was already taken. I thought about it and have always been proud of the fact that (if I take my time and build the teepee right) that I usually can start a fire with just one match.





Now that I've said that, I'll probably never get another fire started with a whole matchbook!"


That's a good skill! May have to change my screen name to BIC
11/13/2018 02:32PM
rtallent: "OneMatch: "LindenTree3: "Jerry
How did you get the moniker of One Match?
Reminds me of a buddy from Alaska that would always configure our campfire perfectly, then with one stick match, get it going. He never failed.
"




I was actually first going for j-stroke, but it was already taken. I thought about it and have always been proud of the fact that (if I take my time and build the teepee right) that I usually can start a fire with just one match.







Now that I've said that, I'll probably never get another fire started with a whole matchbook!"



That's a good skill! May have to change my screen name to BIC"




You mean ONEBIC.
11/13/2018 02:35PM
My number one... makes time for coffee in the morning.
Two: Cutting trip short means someone maybe died.
Three: Catches, Cleans and Cooks the best Walleye around.
Four: Tosses dishwater 150’ away from lake after THEY do the dishes.
Five: Makes time for coffee in the morning!
11/13/2018 02:54PM
nctry: "rtallent: "OneMatch: "LindenTree3: "Jerry
How did you get the moniker of One Match?
Reminds me of a buddy from Alaska that would always configure our campfire perfectly, then with one stick match, get it going. He never failed.
"




I was actually first going for j-stroke, but it was already taken. I thought about it and have always been proud of the fact that (if I take my time and build the teepee right) that I usually can start a fire with just one match.







Now that I've said that, I'll probably never get another fire started with a whole matchbook!"




That's a good skill! May have to change my screen name to BIC"




You mean ONEBIC."

LOL!
mooseplums
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11/15/2018 11:06AM
RTurner: "mooseplums: "1. Behaves off of a leash
2.doesnt shed much
3 doesn't bark much
4 carries own food
5 sits still in the canoe"



Great list mooseplums.
I had the best paddling partner in the world (as I'm sure you did/do too)
Still miss her every day.


"


I did too...I lost her a year ago...It really has left a big gaping hole in my heart.
mooseplums
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11/15/2018 11:10AM
nctry: "mooseplums: "1. Behaves off of a leash
2.doesnt shed much
3 doesn't bark much
4 carries own food
5 sits still in the canoe"




Then, can I come?"


As long as I don't catch you wagging yer tail :)
OneMatch
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11/15/2018 12:06PM
You guys crack me up.
Flashback
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11/16/2018 10:27AM
The traits of my favorite canoe partner I love best is that are:

1. She likes to paddle, and likes to paddle solo.
2. She has the skills necessary to paddle solo.
3. She rarely complains about anything.
4. She's a good cook, and makes the coffee in the morning.
5. We have a whole lot in common; 39 years worth.

BOB


jwartman59
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11/16/2018 12:03PM
Only one trait matters; no matter how bad things get, no complaints.






Photo from some years ago, nibon-bibbon portages with a 21’ canoe. Developing character for my kids. My son was third fastest Minnesotan last time he ran the city of lakes marathon, 2:37. That takes some serious pain sucking, I asked him how he did it, his response was, remember those canoe trips?

My daughter is happiest when grizzly bears are nearby.
WhiteWolf
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11/17/2018 05:44AM
Double post-- one trait I don't like is BeaV getting his team "lost" on Crooked. Not what it seems- inside joke. Insane story that will not be told online.









WhiteWolf
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11/17/2018 05:44AM
#1- Canoe mates I have met through Watertribe via Mn Kruger/Voyaguer Challenges. 100's of "traits" come out-- even with some negatives- BUT- being 100 some hours in 270 miles you figure out damn quick what works (thanks to training)- it's just plain awesome the ups and downs you go through as a crew and how "quickly" those traits come out and how quickly the selfish ones get smashed. Yeah - use this as a promo for next year Grandma L and BeaV!

#2- TEAM work. See above.

The above answer all other possible traits rather quickly.








Captn Tony
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11/17/2018 07:21AM
1. Do your share of the camp chores
2. Do the work you are physically able to do
3. What ever happens enjoy the experience
4. Don't blame me for the conditions
5. Don't get upset when the group decision is against your wishes
OneMatch
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11/17/2018 10:10AM
WhiteWolf: "Double post-- one trait I don't like is BeaV getting his team "lost" on Crooked. Not what it seems- inside joke. Insane story that will not be told online.

"


Now that is a serious information tease, White Wolf!!!! I think you need to come to Canoecopia and tell the story!
CCBBSpeckled
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11/19/2018 05:54PM
JackpineJim: "My top 5 traits of a canoe partner:
1) Desire and ability to portage all the stuff they bring
2) Ability to read a map
3) Fish filleting skills
4) Great sense of humor
5) Never whines about the conditions
"


I fail number 5
CCBBSpeckled
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11/19/2018 05:54PM
old_salt: "1) ability to paddle
2) ability to portage
3) ability to read a map and the water
4) ability to fish all day
5) ability to do all of the above quietly."


I fail #4
CCBBSpeckled
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11/19/2018 05:54PM
old_salt: "1) ability to paddle
2) ability to portage
3) ability to read a map and the water
4) ability to fish all day
5) ability to do all of the above quietly."


I fail #4
CCBBSpeckled
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11/19/2018 05:55PM
nctry: "My number one... makes time for coffee in the morning.
Two: Cutting trip short means someone maybe died.
Three: Catches, Cleans and Cooks the best Walleye around.
Four: Tosses dishwater 150’ away from lake after THEY do the dishes.
Five: Makes time for coffee in the morning!"


I have occasionally failed #2...but to my defense, I live in the arrowhead and am outdoors alot, so it just doesn't make sense if the weather is miserable...i'll go home and get my fix of fishing or paddling somewhere else when it's not miserable.
CCBBSpeckled
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11/19/2018 05:59PM
Captn Tony: "1. Do your share of the camp chores
2. Do the work you are physically able to do
3. What ever happens enjoy the experience
4. Don't blame me for the conditions
5. Don't get upset when the group decision is against your wishes"


I fail #3...at a later date, I may enjoy recounting the experiance...but a miserable experiance is just that, miserable.
11/20/2018 08:39AM
Naw, we call that Type 2 Fun.
RetiredDave
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11/21/2018 06:30PM
rtallent: "I think Ben'll be OK. Like me, he doesn't have much left to shed..."

That one made me laugh!

Dave
missmolly
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11/22/2018 11:30AM
1. Doesn't need coffee in the morning. Takes too much time!
2. Can net a fish.
3. Can cast without casting into a tree every three minutes.
4. Cheerful.
5. Strong.
lundojam
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11/25/2018 12:19PM
1. competent
2. enthusiastic
3. self-aware
4. prefers clean-up to preparation
5. flexible
TomT
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11/25/2018 02:46PM
missmolly: "1. Doesn't need coffee in the morning. Takes too much time!
"


missmolly, I'm wondering what this is all about? Is it because you want to travel or, get out fishing? For me a big enjoyment is waking up with coffee and not being in a rush. What if a person just gets up earlier to do this while you're still dreaming of big bass?

For me:
1. Doesn't complain unless it's "funny complaining".
2. Willing to accept whatever the situation is. (eg: fishing's bad, weather's bad, not feeling good etc.)
3. Share in the work.
4. Don't be a monologist unless asked to tell stories. Conversation is a 2 way street.
5. Want to be there and love it. Couldn't be bored if you tried.
missmolly
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11/25/2018 03:54PM
Yeah, Tom, I want to be on the water. Sure, I should stop and smell the coffee, but....
mpeebles
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11/28/2018 11:48AM
1. Someone with like interests.
2. Someone who sees something that needs to be done and does it.
3. Someone with a sense of humor when "stuff" happens.
4. Someone who enjoys a challenge.
5. Someone with a curious mind.
 
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