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07/31/2012 10:13PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
New Trip Report posted by TrailHiker10

Trip Name: A Million Dollar Mosquito Net.

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Savage Voyageur
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07/31/2012 10:56PM  
Nice trip report trailhiker, I would have took the million dollars for the headnet. :)
08/01/2012 08:12AM  
It looks like you had a great family vacation - hopefully more BWCA trips in store for all of you. It's so true about the beauty of the northwoods - the call of loon, howling wolves, soaring eagles, northern lights - it's what keeps me coming back. Thanks for posting your trip report!
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08/01/2012 10:24AM  
Enjoyed your report. Some great photos!

08/01/2012 11:32AM  
That is a great route! I love Horse River! Thanks for sharing.
08/01/2012 12:21PM  
Great trip report, and glad that your first trip was such a success!
08/01/2012 01:43PM  
Nice report, trailhiker. It sounds like you and your family had a really good trip.
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08/01/2012 02:31PM  
Thermacell - we call it "Thermacrack". If you use it once, you're hooked!
Great report, sounds like you had really wonderful first trip. It does help having previous backcountry experience. Funny thing about that is our first time, we packed minimally (backpacker mentality) but now we carry the kitchen sink. We couldn't single portage anyway so if we're going to be slow, might as well enjoy it.
08/01/2012 03:42PM  
Very nice trip report. Some great pictures. I really liked the way you incorporated the things you learned along the way. Thanks for sharing.
08/02/2012 08:11AM  
Excellent report, glad you had a nice family outing, good on you for going it alone. Get some floating pliers next time, or some that you can tie into the boat, been there done that.

Fish also have sharp things on them :-). I usually get nailed by the walleye gills, man they are sharp if you get bit by one of them.
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08/02/2012 10:04AM  
Great report.
08/02/2012 10:08AM  
Great report. I use my headnet all the time too. Million bucks:), I am sure if she had the money on her, the lady would of handed it over in a second. I carry two headnets. One in PFD and one for around camp. They are wonderful.
08/02/2012 10:49AM  
Sounds like a stellar trip; thanks for sharing! I envy your daily meals of fish...even if it kept your food pack full and heavy!
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08/05/2012 08:09AM  
Sounds like you had a enjoyable first trip. Glad you got to introduce your boys, entire family, to the experience. I too like the change of pace of paddling small streams/creeks between open water lakes. Thank you for sharing your great trip report.
08/05/2012 06:24PM  

Next time we are going to go for walleye - we were just having too much fun catching small mouth.

I've been reading about fishing techniques for walleye, but I will watch those gill plates.
08/06/2012 02:07PM  
Very nice report TH. What a great looking family of trippers! Hey, I learned something from you. The thermacell next to the privy is a great idea. I always treat my clothes with permethrin, but usually get attacked when sitting on the pot. Every trip is a learning experience, so keep on learning and sharing.
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08/09/2012 03:02PM  
Last year I tried a thermacell for the first time. Everyone kept on complaining about flies and mosquitoes in and around the privy or when washing up. I never had a problem so by mid trip I just hung the thermacell back there and told people to try think ahead and turn it on ~10 min or so before they had to go. It does work, but it takes 10-15 minutes to take effect. It doesn't work when you are moving such as portaging, that is what long sleeves and head nets are for.
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08/18/2012 08:46PM  
That is a nice smallie! Sounds like you had a good plan and a willing crew.
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