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Entry Point 61 - Daniels Lake

Daniels Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Gunflint Ranger Station near the city of Grand Marais, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 33 miles. Access is from W. Bearskin Lake with a 60-rod portage to Daniels Lake and 460-rod portage to Rose Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1427 feet
Latitude: 48.0727
Longitude: -90.4358
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DanCooke
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01/04/2015 01:25PM
 
New Trip Report posted by DanCooke

Trip Name: New Year 2015 Hot Tent Ski ..

Entry Point: 62

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Dan Cooke
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Cedarboy
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01/04/2015 01:56PM
 
Nice report Dan, sounded like a great trip and the new floor worked well.
Brent
Jaywalker
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01/06/2015 08:16PM
 
Insulated floor? What did I miss? Love the idea of Mac and 7 cheeses.
Cedarboy
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01/06/2015 10:40PM
 
The part about the floor was from the CCS facebook page.
CB
WhiteWolf
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01/06/2015 11:04PM
 
Awesome!!

The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.
DanCooke
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01/07/2015 12:15PM
 
Cedarboy came by the shop while I was working on a friends project. An insulated floor for his CCS Octagon tent. We had both had the good fortune to visit/ stay with Bear last winter in his 12 x 12 hot tent where he(and I) carried in two canvas tarps that fit the floor and 2 layers of ridgerests to have sandwiched between the canvas. So during the long evenings we dreamed, plotted and schemed what would work for M.'s Octagon.
we ended up making a fitted floor. It was from the bottom to the top First a layer of Ultrex Fabric then a layer of 1/4" wide closed cell foam, then a layer of Reflectex( the reflective faced bubble insulation), then another layer of 1/4" closed cell foam then a layer of 1.9 oz nylon ripstop.
The octagon is 12 foot across. we divided the pads into 4 sections (quadrants) joining in the middle of the 90°flats of the octagon. Then making four 18" wide folding sections within each quadrant. Each quadrant velcro attached to the next,
It helped set the location of the tent when setting up.
If made the tent warm enough so that his 14 yr old son was often barefoot while in the tent. It seemed to reduce moisture coming up from the snow/ ground, but it definitely made the tent warmer and more pleasant.
as Cedarboy also said there are additional pictures posted on my personal facebook page that are public pictures. some are also on the cookecustomsewing facebook page
as with any design of something there are plus's and minus's. Plus was the warmth and reduced condensation - minus it is something more to take and it has alot of volume- but not a lot of weight,

Dan Cooke
bapabear
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01/07/2015 08:05PM
 
Not a winter camper here but that looks like a superb tent set-up you have there. Walking barefoot in a tent in a winter setting is very enticing.


Do you have your sleeping bags airing out on those bushes?

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DanCooke
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01/07/2015 09:47PM
 
I always dry my bags in the winter- sublimation will pull moisture out. best to keep your bags as dry as you can. I should take a before and after picture.

Dan Cooke
NotLight
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01/22/2015 02:05PM
 
quote DanCooke:
we ended up making a fitted floor. It was from the bottom to the top First a layer of Ultrex Fabric then a layer of 1/4" wide closed cell foam, then a layer of Reflectex( the reflective faced bubble insulation), then another layer of 1/4" closed cell foam then a layer of 1.9 oz nylon ripstop."



I ordered for my winter cold tent (from bottom to top)


- the nylon footprint (it was cheaper than the fabric to make my own)
- some 1/8" thin evazote foam pads foam gossamer gear to go over the footprint
- 2mil mylar reflective sheet from amazon (for greenhouses, thicker than space blanket) to go over the foam pads
- the tent will go over this stack last, with the stack under the tent.


I'm hoping it reduces condensation as you suggest it might. Not expecting much warmth that thin. An experiment.




DanCooke
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01/23/2015 12:03PM
 
NotLight How are you protecting the 2mil mylar / assembling the materials?

Dan Cooke
DanCooke
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11/06/2018 10:14PM
 
how did your layering work out?


Dan Cooke
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