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marc bates
09/02/2010 04:37PM
 
Because I was a dumbass when I signed up and didn't know any better. First forum I ever joined. Yes, this is my name. Nickname is Masterbates, but I figured if I changed it now, no one would know who the hell I was.
 
trstuck
02/16/2021 12:34PM
 
Time to fess up. I instinctively used the username I use everywhere not realizing it would be my identity to all of you. Had I known I would have chosen something more interesting and BW-related, like huckMaster, a nickname I acquired back when you could toss your filleted fish entrails into the woods with a 'huck'.


First and middle initial and last name. Yes, my last name is Stuck. For life.
 
1BigPaddle
09/03/2010 03:27AM
 
1bigpaddle, My Girlfriend always said I have ... :) or its because I'm tall and I order my paddles long.
 
papalambeau
02/16/2021 02:56PM
 
Been going to Lambeau Field cheering on the Pack since I was a little shaver back in the early '60's. Was at the Ice Bowl with my dad when I was 10. Now have 11 grand kids who call me Papa, hence papalambeau. We wear the "G" proudly when we're paddling in the BWCA. Go Pack!
 
perseidwatcher
09/03/2010 12:07PM
 
I am always in the BW for the week surrounding August 11 - 12. Those are the peak nights for the Perseied meteor shower. We went up there for the show in 1991 and it was so nice we just do it every year.

 
Red Beard
09/03/2010 01:50PM
 
I have dirty blonde hair. When I grow my beard out, the hair is more red than blonde. Sooo..there you go.


 
jillpine
01/04/2020 07:10PM
 
banksiana was taken ;)
Didn't want Pinus banksiana because this is a family-friendly site and Pinus sounded too much like penis.
So I chose JillPine: northern and straggly like my brother, Jack.

 
jfoxmedic
09/06/2010 07:26AM
 
Just like it says. jfox, and I'm a paramedic. Just wish there were Paramedic jobs in the BW. Oh well, only 10 more years and the kids are out of the house and I can change it to jfox tree counter or somehting.
 
MeatHunter
09/06/2010 10:17AM
 
Well, it's because I hunt. I hunt for meat, never for horn or trophy. Want a trophy? Join a bowling league LOL. The time spent afield with friends and family worth more than anything one could possibly hang on a wall. A animal harvested is a bonus.


In today's world of growth hormones and antibiotic ridden meat and poultry, I prefer to know where our table fare comes from and how it's handled.


There, I will get of my rant LOL
 
Zippity
08/01/2011 09:03PM
 
Whistling brings fond memories.
 
Zippity
08/01/2011 09:22PM
 
quote spottedowl: "I have sold lumber for over 20 years and there was a time in the late 80's when they stopped logging old growth forests because the spotted owl was put on the endangered species list. They live only in these ancient forests where the best trees are for making lumber. This caused the price of lumber to increase dramatically-it's a classic commidity supply and demand business. At the time people were buying alot of lumber and when the prices went way up and you are a commission salesman, you make more money. So I learned to love the spotted owl. Now, with this economy I wish I'd have never heard of the little &@#$%^! and had gotten into something else. But, as a screen name on a wilderness type of forum, it's kind of mellow in a way, so I like it. "


I just read in the wall street journal they are thinking about killing Barred Owls to save the Spotted ones. (Theory of the "experts" -- Barred Owls take prey from the mouths of Spotted owls - they are more numerous and more aggressive in hunting) Even with old growth forests cut off from logging for around 20 or more years (and lumber business decimated in the NW) the spotted owl #s are still decling, so they came up with a new theory.
Not a joke.
 
bobbernumber3
07/20/2011 04:25PM
 
In the Dan Cook article about our rescue from Saganagons, I was mentioned third. After reading the article and seeing that I was not mentioned by name my wife asked "So who are you?? Bobber#3?"
 
24kGold
08/02/2011 10:13AM
 
I'm a jeweler. Although I'm not highly refined it sounded better than 14kGold.


Ok, my break is over.
 
RoundRiver
02/05/2021 10:00PM
 
Straight forward - the name of the incredible essay by Aldo Leopold. In my opinion The Round River is among the very most relevant and useful writing outside of the Bible. We are all part of the round river.
 
HighnDry
02/20/2021 03:09PM
 
BoxofRain: "Favorite musical band penned a great song called Box of rain and the Boundary Waters reminds me of a great big box of rain...And it's just a box of rain
I don't know who put it there
Believe it if you need it
Or leave it if you dare
And it's just a box of rain
Or a ribbon for your hair
Such a long long time to be gone
And a short time to be there"



Right on! Keep on rollin', just a mile to go...
 
x2jmorris
02/20/2021 11:23AM
 
My name and my wife's name start with J and then ... my last name. Really original.
 
kanoes
09/06/2013 01:44PM
 
quote mc2mens: "what happened to vikinfan?"
he stops in chat once in a great while.
 
dblwhiskey
09/06/2013 01:57PM
 
It is the paddle I use, a Whiskey Jack Double Whiskey, but I have a been known to have a shot or two also and it doesn't always have to be whiskey.
 
bloody stump
09/05/2013 01:01PM
 
i don't think i responded before to this, sorry if i did.


Bloody stump is what we say when you snag a rock, and proceed to break your line.....'ahh, bloody stump' ...in some sort of scottish accent....you may have to be there when it happens to understand ;p I seem always saying it as i am always getting snagged...at least i am keeping my lure in the strike zone
 
GeoFisher
09/05/2013 01:07PM
 
GeoFisher:


George is my name, and Fishing is my passion........so GeoFisher fits.


I use that pretty much everywhere, and it is even my website domain.


Later,


Geo
 
Basspro69
09/05/2013 10:53PM
 
quote kanoes: "quote rookie in 03: "first trip to Gods country"
i miss him too."
+++++1
 
PompousPilot1
09/06/2013 07:00AM
 
I thought I was pretty funny being somewhat pompous and the owner of a KTM 200 that I "pilot"


Then I realized that it sorta sounds a lot like a very unpopular figure in biblical history... Not so funny anymore.
 
Bill Tea
09/11/2010 10:43AM
 
Just a nickname I was given back in the late 60's when I was out of school and wandering around the country. Has nothing to do with what I was smoking at the time...
 
pamonster
09/05/2013 08:24AM
 
"PA" are my initials the "Monster" came because the first time I made a screen name back in ~2000 was for playing the game Diablo II online. I've just stuck with it since
 
rtallent
09/05/2013 10:25AM
 
Lack of imagination... Am ripple on the QJ site, but another DeadHead paddler (there seem to be several) on this site already had that (and she writes good stuff on here). Ray Tallent
 
Bdubguy
09/05/2013 12:33PM
 
No real story. The first couple I tried were taken. Kind of surprised this one was available....
 
cuylar
09/05/2013 01:47PM
 
Mine is my name... it's so unique that I can usually pick it for a username.


I usually have people ask me how to pronounce it and I say they can call me Joe to keep it simple.
 
slipbobber
09/05/2013 02:32PM
 
Went to Quetico several years ago with a group of guys. Fishing was kind of slow with lures. So, thinking back to my earlier days when fishing with my Dad. I rigged up a pole with a Thrill slipbobber and a artificial leach. Call it luck or skill but I was pulling the Walleye in the whole trip. Only had 2 bobbers with me on that trip, the one I wasn't using was very popular on our barter night we do around the camp fire. The leaches were worth a little more. The next trip slipbobbers were everywhere.
 
Basspro69
09/05/2013 03:31PM
 
quote Amok: "Computer game name I liked to use with my friends waaay back when to have multiple players you had to have a lan party. Since I didn't know the games (mostly 1st person shooters) I'd just run amok and try not to get killed.



Also, it's a character name from a book series (and writer) I like."
Man do I miss you here !
 
wibowyer15
09/05/2013 05:57PM
 
From Wi and I build wooden bows !


I like threads like these !
 
kanoes
09/05/2013 06:07PM
 
quote rookie in 03: "first trip to Gods country"
i miss him too.
 
napinch
09/05/2013 12:42PM
 
Well, apparently I did not spend enough time on this board before I officially joined. If I had, I might of been a little more clever with my name. This was one that I had set up for another online site years ago (still use). I guess it could translate into an activity while wilderness camping...sometimes you must improvise with what you have with you....it works NAPinch
 
unshavenman
09/05/2013 01:21PM
 
I frequently choose to not shave.
 
chessie
02/15/2021 11:40AM
 
chessie - because the love of my life Chesapeake Bay Retriever [dog] loved canoe-camping in the BWCA and was a great companion on many-a-trip, beginning at her age of 2 until she was 14. She sat still in the boat, even in awful weather, never barked at anyone, and added great joy to our trips.

At the sight of the packs coming out, she'd go sit by the truck and not move for fear of getting left behind. "Canoeing" and "swimming" were two of her favorite words. She loved every aspect of BWCA tripping: sitting by fires, swimming, being in the tent, etc. The only thing that got to her were black flies; if they were bad, she'd just ask to go inside the tent, and we'd zip up the screen for her.

She also loved to dive for rocks and would retrieve rather large rocks, maybe up to 8 lb. There are a couple campsites that may still have a pile of rocks by the shore.

The longest trip she did with us was three weeks. I still miss that wet dog sitting in front of me in the stern of our canoe!
 
Basspro69
09/05/2013 03:26PM
 
quote Mocha: "here ya go, basspro" Thanks for the bump Sheryl, now one of the myths that can be debunked is that im a real basspro, im not, but I did stay at a holiday inn last night :-)
 
bottomtothetap
10/24/2010 03:55PM
 
I work for a well drilling company where my area of expertise is improving, for more practical use, the natural quality of the water found in the wells that we drill. This involves working with the water from the hole in the ground through its point of use at a faucet--from the "bottom to the tap".
 
LoneWolf
07/17/2011 10:15PM
 
It was Sloughman (see post above), but I changed it last year due to even my own teenage son mispronouncing it. It kept coming out as Sluffman. Since I had already appropriated the newly classic roof scene opening line from the movie, "The Hangover," as my tag line (see below) I went with Lonewolf.
 
Scout64
07/18/2011 12:35AM
 
After a dog named Scout.
 
Fearlessleader
11/30/2013 11:09PM
 
I always keep a journal and give nicknames to everyone who accompanies us on our trips. My niece pinned Fearlessleader on me. She claimed it fit me since I was definitely fearless, just not necessarily intelligent, discerning or insightful. Perhaps I once went a little overboard on navigating without consulting a map.
 
maxxbhp
07/17/2011 08:24PM
 
quote muddy: "well, it seems that I am muddy. With my outdoor activities (rock hunting,mushroom hunting, animal hunting, artifact hunting, fishing, etc...)I am usually muddy.

I wanted mudman, but someone else has it.

(usually not capatilized because there is only one true Muddy....Muddy Waters, of course!)"

McKinley Morganfield, grew up right down 61. Well 70 miles down 61. Indulge me
 
ryebread26
07/18/2011 12:07PM
 
just a random nickname a friend gave me. i dont even like ryebread
 
northallen
07/18/2011 01:18PM
 
Last name Allen. Rest of my family still lives in Iowa or points south. It wasn't rocket surgery to comeup with a name.

 
SevenofNine
07/18/2011 02:45PM
 
quote myleslong: "On this board, it's the length of my casts. On other boards........"


Long story but I like the ring of the name.


Short story: The daughter named the cat after a character on star trek.




 
Mike5914
07/18/2011 03:33PM
 
Mike - cuz thats my name 59 and 14 are the first numbers given to me in HS football and baseball....kept the screen name ever since on a lot of things...
 
paddlefamily
07/18/2011 09:06AM
 
Pretty self explanatory. Have kids. We paddle together.


Some of you are really creative!




 
myleslong
07/18/2011 02:25PM
 
On this board, it's the length of my casts. On other boards........
 
user0317
02/05/2021 09:05AM
 
BoxofRain: "Favorite musical band penned a great song called Box of rain and the Boundary Waters reminds me of a great big box of rain...And it's just a box of rain
I don't know who put it there
Believe it if you need it
Or leave it if you dare
And it's just a box of rain
Or a ribbon for your hair
Such a long long time to be gone
And a short time to be there"



It's funny that somehow of all the band members, Phil Lesh has the perfect voice to carry that song.
 
gravelroad
02/07/2021 06:37AM
 
My early memories of the Gunflint Trail date back to when most of it was unpaved. And yes, the dust and bumps were awesome at times. :-)
 
TrailZen
01/04/2020 05:29PM
 
I've been a volunteer trail maintainer, mostly on USFS lands, for over 25 years. I also spent five years designing and building trails after retiring from an engineering job. I'm 'chainsaw', 'trail machine operator', and 'trail crew leader' certified by my local USFS district and help other trail volunteers by teaching First Aid/CPR/AED classes and helping them get chainsaw certifications.


TrailZen
 
Basspro69
07/16/2011 01:19PM
 
Bump
 
jonoester
07/16/2011 07:33PM
 
quote Chilly: "Chilly a fictional super hero in Lakeside that most folks know well. Mr. Windchill on the other hand is real, unknown, and has very few special powers..."



Oh I thought you were Brad Childress aka Chilly :-)
 
sleepnpad
07/16/2011 08:18PM
 
Sleepnbag's screen name came because he wanted more information on what type of sleeping bags people use and if a certain brand was good.


Mine, Sleepnpad, came because I wanted to reply to one of his posts but I didn't want him to know it was me. I ended up telling him what I was going to do before I posted anything. We got a chuckle out of it so I kept the name.


...we never thought we'd end up meeting you all in person and have to introduce ourselves as "Sleepnbag" and "Sleepnpad"!!
 
prettypaddle
07/18/2011 09:24AM
 
Another self explanatory name. Pretty, isn't it?
 
jcavenagh
07/16/2011 11:10PM
 
ummmmm...
 
BlueWingOlive
07/17/2011 05:30AM
 
favorite fly
 
corvidologist
07/18/2011 11:08AM
 
I studied jays (a kind of corvid) for a time. And now I am a fan of ravens and camp robbers in the BW. Also a long-time birder.
 
MrBreeze
07/18/2011 03:15PM
 
My career has taken me all over the country and friends likened me to the lynard skynard song "The Breeze" cause I keep rollin down that road. Therefore Mr Breeze
Luv Lynard Skynard
 
Basspro69
07/16/2011 10:22PM
 
quote Dances with Sheep: "Due to a court order, I am not allowed to mention how I got my name..."
LOLOLOLOLOL
 
Brickie
07/17/2011 08:09AM
 
I am a bricklayer by trade. That is me on the left with my son in 2010.
 
UPBoy
07/18/2011 04:26PM
 
I spent most of my life in the UP of Michigan and still consider myself a Yooper even though I now live in Iowa. I shall return someday.


UP Boy is a song title from a great UP group "Conga Se Menne"

 
cmanimal
01/09/2020 03:54PM
 
Picked up the animal moniker while working at a MPSC in 92. Started with constructing the Flintlock gateway. When it got to big for me to handle on my own, I needed to get the rest of the staff to finish putting it up, the camp director exclaimed "dude your an animal" seeing what I had done. I followed that up with with other activities during the summer so it spread and stuck.

I'm sure having a fondness for Jim Henson's movies and having a similar hairdo/beard to Animal didn't hurt in cementing the name.


I added my initials to the beginning as there are usually other animals out there....
 
Dances with Sheep
07/16/2011 09:50PM
 
Due to a court order, I am not allowed to mention how I got my name...
 
Grumpy
07/18/2011 07:16PM
 
No it is not my mood!


No it is not because I am a dwarf!


I have a T-shirt that says "I have to POOP". Therefore called a Grumpy!
 
gsfisher13
11/15/2011 10:57PM
 
pretty boring here I'm in IT and not a creative bone in my body. gsfisher13 - Gregory Scott Fisher, favorite number 13.
 
UPBoy
07/18/2011 04:26PM
 
I spent most of my life in the UP of Michigan and still consider myself a Yooper even though I now live in Iowa. I shall return someday.


UP Boy is a song title from a great UP group "Conga Se Menne"

 
luft
11/15/2011 10:15PM
 
luft means air in Swedish and German.


I chose it because I love being out in the fresh air and I have Swedish and German ancestors. I used to speak Swedish but now I am getting a little rusty.
 
Whichwaysnorth
07/17/2011 07:36PM
 
I don't have a compass.
 
Bonvicken
07/17/2011 07:25PM
 
'bout 10 years ago or so, I was camping with my 3 boys on Memorial Day weekend when they were little guys. It was raining (of course, it always rains when ya camp on Memorial Day), I was outside the tent trying to dry the kid's socks on the firegrate 'cause I forgot to bring spares. Don't think they got dry, but they definitely got scorched. Anyway, the kids were inside the tent entertaining themselves, and my oldest made up a song about a chicken named Bonvicken. I was outside in my raingear laughing my butt off. Great song, I'd like to record it with him someday (he's a drummer), but he still thinks it's a stupid idea.
 
Warty
07/17/2011 08:38PM
 
Nickname since I was in high school. Shortened version of my last name, with a y thrown in to boot.
 
Canoearoo
03/26/2012 05:15PM
 
I canoe with kids
 
wb4syth
08/30/2010 09:22AM
 
Well since this was bumped...


Mine is pretty boring - my first and middle initial followed by my lastname.
 
Swampbuster
08/30/2010 10:12AM
 
My screen name came from when I was part of an Archery forum. I am an avid bow hunter and a lot of my hunting area is good ole Northern MN Spruce and Tamarack swamps.
 
rtallent
01/05/2020 11:16AM
 
Well Gary, you could also use 'shutterbug'. Just got my INHF calendar, and you have some nice photos there.
 
Corndog
08/30/2010 02:14PM
 
I was eating a corndog when I first signed onto this sight, and it made me laugh. So Corndog it is.
 
J-Stroke
08/30/2010 03:07PM
 
My canoe trips have usually involved bringing younger, less experienced kids/groups on trail. In these settings I typically end up with less-strong paddlers in the bow of the canoe I am in, and predominantly use the j-stroke to keep the canoe on a straight course. I seldom use the power stroke alone - Hence the name :>)
 
2K10
08/30/2010 02:16PM
 
Due to some health set-backs last summer we weren't able to do anything fun, so we were determined to make this our "epic 2K10" year of making up for lost time. So far so good....4 day ski trip to Lutsen to see Gear Daddies, motorcycle trips, dirt bike ridin', "epic" adventure in the Quetico, lots of golfin'...and still more fun stuff to come before the end of the year! Does it mean I have to change to "2K11" next year?? Nah, I like the sound of 2K10 better and it's definitely been a year to remember :-)
 
RTurner
01/17/2020 11:08AM
 
I blame mine on my father and my lack of imagination
 
TuscaroraBorealis
01/06/2020 08:26PM
 
RTurner: "moray: "My wife’s name name is Maureen and she is often called Mo. mine is Ray. Putting them together we got “Moray”. We have been using this screen name ever since our first computer."



good thing your name isn't Ron"



Made me laugh. :)
 
moray
01/06/2020 08:28PM
 
RTurner: "moray: "My wife’s name name is Maureen and she is often called Mo. mine is Ray. Putting them together we got “Moray”. We have been using this screen name ever since our first computer."



good thing your name isn't Ron"



Thanks for a laugh that I definitely needed today!
By the way my fathers name is Ron. I guess it’s a good thing I’m not a JR!
 
HowardSprague
01/17/2020 01:26PM
 
ghamer: "KarlBAndersen1: "I use my name because, well, it's my name. How else will people know who's writing the post?
I wish others would just use their names. "

Yep, what Karl said."



I get it. But on the other hand, I like being able to segment stuff off with my fake name when I discuss some stuff. If I don't care about everyone I know reading my comment, I have Facebook for that. I like message boards with name "handles" as they provide some degree of filtering/privacy. Can be more selective with your audience.


I think of George Costanza's" Independent George" vs "Relationship George".
 
wtgmonkey
04/15/2010 09:17PM
 
WTG (wind turbine generator) monkey (chosen mascot for us climbing folk that repair and maintain the big fans)
 
CabSauv
08/30/2010 07:56PM
 
Winemaker was taken. I happened to be making a batch of Cabernet Sauvingnon at the time I was joining so went with that. However, if Winemaker precedes me to the afterlife I'd like to be willed the name. :)
 
1945FordGpw
08/30/2010 02:50PM
 
I restored a 1945 Ford built WW2 jeep and that is where the name comes from.
 
muddy
08/30/2010 02:55PM
 
well, it seems that I am muddy. With my outdoor activities (rock hunting,mushroom hunting, animal hunting, artifact hunting, fishing, etc...)I am usually muddy.


I wanted mudman, but someone else has it.


(usually not capatilized because there is only one true Muddy....Muddy Waters, of course!)



 
Jackfish
08/30/2010 08:30PM
 
quote Snipit: "My wife would kill me if it got out. I sometimes send packages to our house addressed to "snipit" or "snipit inc.", just to get a "rise" out of her. Only 2 people know what it means, and I know she won't tell."
Oh I think there are a few more people now that can read between the lines.
 
Snipit
08/31/2010 07:13AM
 
Good luck!
 
gutmon
08/31/2010 07:47AM
 
I play washtub bass (or "gutbucket") in the Brainerd area group "Old, Fat, and Gray". Given to me by our lead singer/songwriter/harmonica player based on some dub licks I was playing.
 
ripple
08/31/2010 10:09AM
 
Ripple is the name of my sailboat. I have always loved the dichotomy of the power and gentleness of water and wind that you experience while sailing- just barely making a ripple in water can take you around the world.


Ripple is also a tribute to the memory of the fun silly moments Grateful Dead concerts had in my life. My favorite Grateful Dead song "Ripple" captures the ying and yang of fleeting thought and our lives- yet the existence of a greater power is acknowledged- "ripple in still water, where there is no pebble tossed"

Live Ripple
 
deerfoot
10/17/2013 05:34AM
 
I am surprised that most of these names are screen names and not trail or trip nicknames. Way back in the scouts everyone had a trail nickname usually conferred by the group and derived from some incident that might have somewhat embarrassing to the individual.


When I was a kid I used to pester my oldest sister and when she came after me I could out run her, thus she called me Johnny Deerfoot.
 
mcspin50
10/17/2013 02:53AM
 
I have a Scottish last name that begins with Mc. I love to spin fibers into yarn on a spinning wheel. And the year I was born.


This is a picture of one of the many wheels I own with some handpainted Blueface Leicester roving draped over it waiting to be spun into yarn.

 
Pikehunter
07/30/2011 11:42AM
 

Given that name a few years ago after winning the largest pike of the trip contest 4 years in a row.
 
airmorse
04/18/2010 10:02PM
 
"Air" in reference to what I do. Pilot. And my last name.
 
danhawk
04/19/2010 11:16PM
 
quote tobiedog: "My dog, as you might guess. I post very little but read often. I have little idea who's behind each screen name but there must be "communities" behind this "community" because some people seem to know each other. Or am I just imagining that? For the most part, when I click on profile it seems like most identities are cloaked in mystery. "


I just clicked on yours too - mystery!
 
BWPaddler
04/20/2010 10:07AM
 
quote OBX2Kayak: "OBX = North Carolina's Outer Banks; the thin sandbar that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Pamlico Sound.



2Kayak = Why I moved to the Outer Banks"
OBX2 - I saw your connection to Outer Banks with your screen name. Love that place - my brother kiteboards there several times a year. You come all the way to MN for paddling? Wow.
 
ekffazr
04/20/2010 10:25AM
 
my first initial and last name backwards.........uh oh now everyone can figure out my real identity.....


do not read this post, as I need to keep my identity secret please
thanks in advance
 
OBX2Kayak
04/20/2010 10:30PM
 
quote BWPaddler: "quote OBX2Kayak: "OBX = North Carolina's Outer Banks; the thin sandbar that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Pamlico Sound.




2Kayak = Why I moved to the Outer Banks"
OBX2 - I saw your connection to Outer Banks with your screen name. Love that place - my brother kiteboards there several times a year. You come all the way to MN for paddling? Wow."



Why travel all the way to Minnesota? Here's why:


Ran into this fella last Saturday. He's a big reason why I prefer swimming in the Boundary Waters.
 
Mocha
10/05/2013 08:16PM
 
quote Paddlegal: "When I was 16 or so & created my account, I thought that since I was a girl who likes to paddle, it made sense...not a huge fan of my lack of creativity 6 years later! :-P"


I was reading is as a combination of paddle and legal..thought you were the lawyer type... kinda funny
 
mogos
04/17/2010 08:18AM
 
my mother's childhood nickname for me. my older brother has perpetuated it through my life by calling me by it loudly when i was in high school -- so i would be embarrassed when my friends heard it. to his children i have became uncle mogos.
 
willys53
04/16/2010 11:49PM
 
Not much of a computer person, so when my son was setting up my E-mail account he asked what name I wanted? Couldn't think of one so I told him to make one up. Just outside the window sat my 53 Willys ranch truck, not much of an imagination!
 
fishfry
04/17/2010 04:01AM
 
quote Vikinfan: "Fishfry I do believe you when you say you are a good cook when it comes to fish (would love to try some).




I do not believe you about the bullhead thing though (and I will never try some!) :)"
My girl will never eat bullhead either. I let my sister think she was eating walleye until she finished then I told her.
 
Savage Voyageur
04/17/2010 10:13AM
 
I live in Savage, and I like to travel and explore the BWCA
 
Dodger
04/17/2010 12:51PM
 
Love the Los Angeles Dodgers. Also love Los Angeles.
 
Big Ying
04/17/2010 12:19PM
 
A nickname I've had from close friends since college. Not for what you might think, not that they would know.
 
Jeriatric
04/17/2010 02:40PM
 
Dodger,
I am a Dodger fan too but I'll only drive in LA if I have to in order to catch a plane. I have only seen the Dodgers when they have played in SF.
 
shoreviewswede
04/17/2010 05:32PM
 
I live in Shoreview, MN... and am Swedish-American, eh.
 
bigdriver
04/17/2010 05:40PM
 
I drive a big truck and the numbers are nothing.
 
Packfan4
04/16/2010 10:10PM
 
Like your's mine is fairly obvious. Still love Brett Farve too.
 
Big Tent
04/16/2010 11:28PM
 
I hate dressing on my knees.
 
Kiporby
04/17/2010 10:43PM
 
I was in a rock band back in the college days called Burnt Sienna.

Kip Orby was our "manager". Totally fictional character. Dialing Kip actually dialed our phone number.


 
Den97
04/17/2010 06:30PM
 
First half of my name then my badge number nothing to do with the scouts
 
canoller
04/18/2010 08:48AM
 
some buddies and I fitted trolling motors on the back of canoes (not the square stern type)we have 4 in our fleet.
 
Koda
04/18/2010 11:42AM
 
Koda = "friend" in the Lakota Sioux language.
 
motdur
04/18/2010 10:15AM
 
Name spelled backwards.
 
Kendra
04/18/2010 08:17PM
 
Boring...just my name.
 
tobiedog
04/18/2010 08:41PM
 
My dog, as you might guess. I post very little but read often. I have little idea who's behind each screen name but there must be "communities" behind this "community" because some people seem to know each other. Or am I just imagining that? For the most part, when I click on profile it seems like most identities are cloaked in mystery.
 
bowfiddler
11/10/2011 07:41AM
 
I'm a violinist by trade. I 'bow' at the end of every performance, and I use a violin 'bow.' In a canoe, I just 'fiddle' around, though not in the 'bow' -that's where my wife sits. I suppose I could have chosen 'sternviolinist' (in honor of the great violinist, Isaac Stern), but then we get into character traits which don't fit my personality-I'm anything but stern (see my profile picture).
 
Troutman
11/10/2011 11:00AM
 
When I looked at other screen names, this one just came to me. Now I am an avid trout fisher here in Colorado.
 
whatsamataU
11/10/2011 07:50PM
 
Rocky and Bullwinkle attended this fine institution !
 
maxxbhp
07/16/2011 03:33PM
 
Well, I'm about 2 years behind but since this popped back up, I used to build race car engines. At one time I had a tips/tricks website, had to come up with something, bhp is "brake horsepower", so Maxxbhp. Yeh, that's pretty weak, but after 15 years it's easy to remember
 
bruceye
07/16/2011 07:51PM
 
Love to fish Walleyes. Ierace is my last name (pronounced iris)
Kind of a cheesy play on words I know but I guess I,m stuck.
 
bruceye
07/16/2011 07:55PM
 
Are'nt we all just waiting on pins and needles to here from "Canoealingus" ???


Bwaaaahaaaahaaahaahaa
 
chesapeakes
07/16/2011 08:15PM
 
Named after my best friends and canoeing partners Duke and Jade . Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.
 
dprochef
09/07/2013 09:06PM
 
Pretty simple, first name initial and my profession. I am the chef at the Hilton in Omaha.
 
BobsMn
09/06/2013 05:46PM
 
My name is Bobs. My full first name is Roberts which my 7th grade teacher in 1973 convinced me I should go by Bobs, which it has been ever since. Born, raised and happy to be from Minnesota.


Bobs
 
Basspro69
09/07/2013 01:49PM
 
quote h20: "I like things that live in water...especially brook trout." You got your mind right Luke
 
BearMandolin
09/07/2013 05:08PM
 
A favorite trip memory: In 1986 we were on Quetico Lake on the third day of a two week trip to Quetico. We went out fishing after dinner and, upon return to camp with a couple of fine lakers, found that a bear had come into camp and taken our food pack. We'd covered our gear but since it was still early hadn't hung it up yet. The bear was about 75 feet in back of camp having his way with our pack - and food. What to do? It was dusky, one of our guys was cleaning fish down the shore (we'd dropped him so as not to attract critters!) and we needed that food for the next week and a half. We threw things, yelled at him, banged on pots - nothing. He was having way too much fun eating what turned out to be a dried potato mix. So - you can hear it coming - the only thing we could think of was the mandolin. We had both a camp guitar and mandolin and I whipped out the Mando and played "Mama Tried". The bear acted like he had never heard anything so deathly frightening and crashed off into the woods, leaving our pack. We grabbed it and kept the Mando handy since he came back a number of times though the night. He'd chewed a 3" hole in the bottom of the pack and had worked with his tongue to get at the powdered potato mix. The whole inside of the pack, and our food, was soaked in bear slobber! Luckily we'd packed well so it was packaging that was soaked, not food. The rest of the trip - through Quetico, Jean, Bentpine, Sturgeon - was great and we came home with a great story and some fun pics.
 
rupprider
09/07/2013 05:59PM
 
Collector or Rupp toys. Not the snowmobiles but the summer versions. I have a few of the minibikes, a few ruppsters, a gojoe, and a centaur. I'm sure some of you remember these from the 70's.
 
neutroner
09/06/2013 06:55PM
 
First, I wish there was a way to change names. I would rather have a camping theme name. But, when I signed up I used my general internet alias. Its odd, but I'm licensed to operate a nuclear power plant, so my screen name plays off one of the major initiators of that process. Always hard to explain.
 
KarlBAndersen1
09/06/2013 08:06PM
 
I use my name as my screen name because it's, well, um, my name.
 
tonyyarusso
09/06/2013 10:06PM
 
quote KarlBAndersen1: "I use my name as my screen name because it's, well, um, my name."
What a boring explanation. ;)
 
OBX2Kayak
09/06/2013 10:44PM
 
quote tonyyarusso: "quote KarlBAndersen1: "I use my name as my screen name because it's, well, um, my name."
What a boring explanation. ;)"



It would not be quite as boring if his name was Tony Yarusso.
 
h20
09/07/2013 01:51AM
 
I like things that live in water...especially brook trout.
 
Primitiveman
09/07/2013 05:25AM
 
32 years ago I put together a touch football team called the "Primitive men" made up of Quetico trip partners. Since then I have made my living climbing trees and when I am sitting on a rock in the Q, I feel like I am home. "Primitive Man" also reflects my aptitude with technology.
Jon
 
kiwibird
09/05/2013 08:54PM
 
People from New Zealand have the nick name of kiwi.The kiwi Bird is native to New Zealand. I am from New Zealand,born there. Hence Kiwibird.!
 
JackpineJim
09/05/2013 09:21PM
 
My dad was a logger back in the day and I liked the smell of fresh cut jack pine. Brings back a lot of good memories of rambling through the woods on the edge of the Bdub.
 
Basspro69
09/05/2013 10:56PM
 
quote missmolly: "quote Basspro69: "quote Mocha: "here ya go, basspro" Thanks for the bump Sheryl, now one of the myths that can be debunked is that im a real basspro, im not, but I did stay at a holiday inn last night :-)"



So, you're not a bass pro and slipbobber isn't really a slip bobber. Will I ever recover from these harsh truths? ;-)"
LMAO, im not even going to tell you about the Easter Bunny it might put you over the ledge :-)
 
mc2mens
09/06/2013 01:27PM
 
what happened to vikinfan?
 
JJ47
09/06/2013 03:37PM
 
Yep, I'm not very creative. So, JJ are my initials, 47 was my age when I created this screen name.


I've often considered changing it to something more intriguing, but it feels a little dishonest, or could be confusing if all of a sudden I have a new screen name. So, JJ47 bit is!
 
JJ47
09/06/2013 03:43PM
 
quote cuylar: "Mine is my name... it's so unique that I can usually pick it for a username.



I usually have people ask me how to pronounce it and I say they can call me Joe to keep it simple."



Cuyler Adams was the man who discovered the Cuyuna Iron Range. He combined the first three letters of his name, "Cuy", and "Una" which was the name of his St Bernard to create the Cuyuna Range.
 
phisherman
09/06/2013 08:20PM
 
Triple meaning...I am a native of Philadelphia, I love to fish and I love the band Phish.
 
520eek
09/06/2013 09:58PM
 
You figure it out!
 
missmolly
09/05/2013 04:42PM
 
quote Basspro69: "quote Mocha: "here ya go, basspro" Thanks for the bump Sheryl, now one of the myths that can be debunked is that im a real basspro, im not, but I did stay at a holiday inn last night :-)"


So, you're not a bass pro and slipbobber isn't really a slip bobber. Will I ever recover from these harsh truths? ;-)
 
PaddlinMadeline
09/05/2013 09:49PM
 
Me and 2 of my friends were kayaking Madeline Island and some lady yelled "Thanks for Paddlin Madeline". My daughters name is also Madeline. Really fun reading through these.
 
Parnell
08/31/2010 08:06AM
 
I own a casual bar restaurant "Parnells Place" in WI. going on 22 years.
 
Snipit
08/30/2010 06:34PM
 
My wife would kill me if it got out. I sometimes send packages to our house addressed to "snipit" or "snipit inc.", just to get a "rise" out of her. Only 2 people know what it means, and I know she won't tell.
 
Wetlander
08/30/2010 01:20PM
 
My job title is "Wetlands Specialist" and I love duck hunting.
 
Divainthewild
08/30/2010 01:49PM
 
Diva cuz I am. In the Wild, cuz I usually am. Unless, I have to be a Diva but that's pretty wild anyway.



 
Bog
09/03/2010 01:15PM
 
I like the phrase Blaze Of Glory. So bog it is. Although I hate bogs in real life.




 
eagle93
09/04/2010 09:06AM
 
Eagle patrol, BSA wood badge course in 1993


It was there that I met the guy that introduced me to the BW. Forever grateful.
 
Gunflinter
09/04/2010 09:22PM
 
Photobucket
 
nonamesleft47
09/04/2010 11:42PM
 
I got hacked and had to change all of my e-mail ect user names. Got frustrated in coming up with something that wasn't taken and typed nonamesleft. The 47 has been in my usernames since my first real job when I was user #47 on the DOS based system. Just kept it around.
 
IMAcamper
09/05/2010 02:27PM
 
I went to Ima Lake for the first time 5 years ago and loved it. It's one of my favorite lakes so far. And, also thought it would be a good play on words: I'm a camper.
 
kanoes
09/04/2010 10:51PM
 
quote Vikinfan: "I was just wondering why some people chose the screen names they did when joining this site.


Some are pretty obvious, I mean Vikinfan is pretty self explanatory and Kanoes....Kanoes....Wisconsin public education I guess explains that one but how did the rest of you pick your names?



Oh yeah sign up for the spring wing night May 1st if you can!


Take care"



just to be clear...it wasnt because of the wisconsin public education system.


its because ive lived in minnesota for over 30 years now. cause, i seen the change in me, and i aint kidding. :)
 
Boatin
09/08/2010 04:31PM
 
Boatin was a nickname given to me about 25 years ago because I love boats (owned 15 since 1984). Nickname variations include Floatin, boatissimo and boatin B.


Bob
 
Jeriatric
10/24/2010 07:55PM
 
quote ripple: "Ripple is the name of my sailboat. I have always loved the dichotomy of the power and gentleness of water and wind that you experience while sailing- just barely making a ripple in water can take you around the world.



Ripple is also a tribute to the memory of the fun silly moments Grateful Dead concerts had in my life. My favorite Grateful Dead song "Ripple" captures the ying and yang of fleeting thought and our lives- yet the existence of a greater power is acknowledged- "ripple in still water, where there is no pebble tossed"


Live Ripple "

I must admit that Ripple Wine is what comes to mind whenever I see the word. It was big in my day but, because of its low price, had a reputation as a drink for alcoholics and the destitute. You can hear references to it in reruns of "Sanford and Son."
I'll try to tear my mind away from those memories when I see one of your posts.
 
1BigPaddle
10/24/2010 08:10PM
 
1BigPaddle
Well she said It was the biggest one she had ever seen that I had one big paddle... Really I use long paddles and the ones I use are 66 inches.. :)
 
Captn Tony
11/12/2011 07:27AM
 
I like to introduce new news to the BWCA. One trip when I was giving someone instructions they started called me Captain. So now when on trips I'm Captain Tony.
 
jigga
11/12/2011 09:37AM
 
Its a combo of the fact that I love to use jigs and the fact that I like hip-hop and mine name starts with a "j".
Jigga James...
 
Basspro69
07/31/2011 10:09AM
 
quote Pikehunter: "
Given that name a few years ago after winning the largest pike of the trip contest 4 years in a row. "
What a spectacular fish, awesome trophy.
 
blutofish1
01/19/2020 03:05PM
 
Here it goes after ten years not wanting to answer this. My neighbor had a graduation part for his son and I may have over served my self that evening. I awoke to the door bell the next morning not looking or feeling my best and low and behold it was my neighbor at the door. He said wow dude you look like bluto on popeye and fishing is my passion..
 
Chicagored
11/27/2013 11:55AM
 
Around the time I joined, I was reading a book where the central character let the resistance in the Chicago area against the invading cuban/russian army that had come down through Canada. His underground name was Chicagored.
 
Minnesotian
11/25/2013 09:04PM
 

I'm from New Jersey.
 
Basspro69
11/26/2013 08:26AM
 
quote TuscaroraBorealis: "Still waiting to hear from Itchy Menace!!! :)" TB havent heard from you lately :-)
 
MagicStik
11/27/2013 03:08PM
 
I was lucky enough to get on the staff for a tackle company years back. The senko was the hot bait and their version was called the "MagicStik". Love the bait and caught/catch a lot fish on it!


MagicStik
 
Basspro69
11/26/2013 08:14AM
 
quote Minnesotian: "
I'm from New Jersey. "
:-)
 
Basspro69
11/26/2013 08:21AM
 
quote Amok: "Computer game name I liked to use with my friends waaay back when to have multiple players you had to have a lan party. Since I didn't know the games (mostly 1st person shooters) I'd just run amok and try not to get killed.



Also, it's a character name from a book series (and writer) I like."
Running Amok in heaven right now.
 
CrookedPaddler1
11/17/2011 12:58PM
 
Reflects one of my favorite lakes -- not my paddling skills!
 
4keys
11/18/2011 10:14AM
 
Last name of Kies, pronounced keys. There are 4 of us. It was something I could remember.
 
TuscaroraBorealis
03/23/2012 07:23AM
 
Still waiting to hear from Itchy Menace!!! :)
 
nctry
03/23/2012 08:01AM
 
quote luft: "luft means air in Swedish and German.



I chose it because I love being out in the fresh air and I have Swedish and German ancestors. I used to speak Swedish but now I am getting a little rusty."





Rusty? Must be the air! :)
 
Ragged
03/23/2012 09:45AM
 








Because "RAGGED" little holes are what I like to make while engaged in my other hobby, preferably at 600-1000yds





5 shots thru this hole, center dot is .5" inch, bullet diameter is .338"










 
Dbldppr1250
03/23/2012 01:11PM
 
quote myceliaman: "Love to go mushroom hunting and I think I'm pretty gd at it. My friends came up with mushroom man, which turned into myceliaman since I'm willing to go above and beyond to find the elusive mushrooms."
Darin, I have been taking students to the Shawnee National Forest for years, but in the fall. It seems to be a perfect place for mushrooms where we camp around Devil's Kitchen Lake in the canyon near Panther's Den. I mushroom hunt a bunch also, and I should make that trek in the spring next month I guess to try your neck of the woods.
 
Ragged
03/23/2012 03:06PM
 
quote Basspro69: " I will make sure to never make you mad ."



Na, just a big Teddy Bear here, a Teddy Bear with a NRA Long Range Master Classification, but a Teddy Bear none the less : )

 
Basspro69
03/23/2012 07:33AM
 
quote TuscaroraBorealis: "Still waiting to hear from Itchy Menace!!! :)" LOL
 
Dbldppr1250
03/23/2012 01:20PM
 
quote Pikehunter: "
Given that name a few years ago after winning the largest pike of the trip contest 4 years in a row. "

Pikehunter, give us some specifics about that beauty and how/where you caught it! Wow!
 
lean
03/23/2012 05:45PM
 
Nickname.

 
Basspro69
03/23/2012 03:00PM
 
quote Ragged: "Because "RAGGED" little holes are what I like to make while engaged in my other hobby, preferably at 600-1000yds

5 shots thru this hole, center dot is .5" inch, bullet diameter is .338"






"

I will make sure to never make you mad .
 
campnscrap
03/23/2012 06:55PM
 
campn - cuz I LOVE to camp & scrap cuz i love to scrap book :) have a lot of nice memories in my scrapbooks from trips & wings :)
 
h20man
03/23/2012 08:25PM
 
I am a water plant superintendent. I thought it was a good fit with canoeing since that also involves water. I didn't spend a lot of time thinking about it.
 
fadersup
03/23/2012 07:37PM
 
There's a great album out there by the band Jon Wayne called Texas Funeral. "Mr. Engineer, faders up!"
 
Jeriatric
03/23/2012 10:35PM
 
My moniker includes part of my name and accurately indicates that I may be contributing to the aging of the pool of Boundary Waters visitors.
 
PlumberDave
03/23/2012 10:53PM
 
Its what I do. Licensed master plumber.
 
walllee
03/23/2012 02:18PM
 
My name is Lee, my fishing passion is for Walleyes.
 
cinna
03/23/2012 02:37PM
 
I camp with a big ugly plastic Cinnabon mug. My camp mates called me "cinnaboy" then shortened it to "cinna". It wasn't my idea.
 
1stSatInMay
03/24/2012 11:23AM
 
Ragged, great looking weapon. Don't recognize it but I haven't been a real active shooter in a long time. Still have my Rem 700 in 300 Win from my Marine days. I've had and sold a lot of weapons over the years but I'm pretty sure they'll be able to bury me with that Remington.


Happy shooting. By the way. all Marines qualify out to 500 yds. Long shooting w/ iron sights and a light round like a 5.56.
 
fisherjay
03/24/2012 01:48PM
 
Nothing special here... first name and favorite hobby makes my wife mad becuase once the water is soft here in indiana thats all i think about or want to do...
 
hwdhusky
03/26/2012 12:54PM
 
I teach at an elementary school. Harwood and the mascot= huskies. Just an abbreviation of the two.
 
TeamTuna06
03/26/2012 04:11PM
 
Buddy of mine and I started yelling "TUNA!" when we had a nice bass on. First trip was in 2006.


Apologies in advance if an errant tuna shout disturbs anyone's trip...bass are biting!


Pat
 
river rat
03/27/2012 06:27AM
 
A river rat is someone who spends a lot of time on a river.


Where I live in SE Minnesota, We are surrounded by rivers and streams. Not many lakes.


I cut my teeth on the Zumbro, Cannon, Root and even the mighty Mississippi. But I love going to the BWCA to paddle the flat water.


Rat

 
fishonfishoff
03/26/2012 03:40PM
 
What usually happens when I go fishing!
 
MN_Lindsey
01/19/2020 05:54PM
 
I know this is hard to guess, but I'm from Minnesota and my name is Lindsey!

 
pastorjsackett
01/19/2020 11:59PM
 
No one will read this far down to see this boring post:


My name is Jeff Sackett and I am a Lutheran pastor in central MN. Most people are not dumb enough to put their actual last name in their screen name!
 
Basspro69
01/21/2020 04:37PM
 
So interesting to relive this 10 year old post !
 
RunningFox
01/04/2020 06:06PM
 
Running Fox was my name when I was in Indian Guides as a kid. My Dad (Running Deer) made canoe paddles for the other five kids in our group, and had the kids mark then up with Pictographs before varnishing them.


I estimate he made 40 plus canoe paddles for friends and relatives. Spruce with walnut accents; real light too.



 
walllee
01/04/2020 07:26PM
 
Mine is a combination of my favorite fish a Walleye, and my first name Lee. Pretty lame I know...
 
30Smoke
01/05/2020 03:00PM
 
I still play baseball and my nickname is Smoke, so I dropped my number at the time in front. However, #19 (Fred Lynn is my favorite player of all time), but I figure it is too late to change my username. I got my first hit and win (in MN Townball) within a week of each other in 2017 at the young age of 51. However the BWCA and Yellowstone are starting to pull me away from the game, but I will try to make both work until I am too old. I have just retired from the 'oldtimers league >35' but plan to stay with the Dent Wildcats - throwing BP and getting a few cuts here and there.
 
2NDpaddlers
01/05/2020 08:31PM
 
2NDpaddlers - 2 is for my wife and me - ND is for North Dakota where we live - and paddlers is for what we do in the BWCA
 
BandanaDan
01/04/2020 10:38PM
 
At work, I usually wore a do-rag under the welding helmet. Then I started wearing one while hiking and paddling to keep my bald head from sunburn. Some hikers on the AT thought it was a good trail name, and it kind of stuck.
 
DownStrm
01/04/2020 11:01PM
 
I read this site for years before I ever posted. I thought Ozark Paddler had the coolest screen name. I guess it was because I became hooked on Ozark float trips during college, in the early eighties. I wanted to copy him, but I live in Iowa. Cornfield Paddler, Muddy Creek Paddler, etc., didn't have the same ring.
I love paddling down a twisty, crystal clear stream, so Downstrm.


I really miss Terry's posts, stories, and a life well lived.
 
TuscaroraBorealis
01/03/2020 11:37PM
 
Basspro69: "quote TuscaroraBorealis: "Still waiting to hear from Itchy Menace!!! :)"
TB havent heard from you lately :-)"

….I'm still here, and still waiting. ;-)
 
TipsyPaddler
01/04/2020 11:14AM
 
I have the occasional “less than perfect” mount/dismount of the canoe at portages and landings. And I like to have couple adult beverages in the evenings. Maybe the two are related.
 
LindenTree
01/04/2020 11:28AM
 
Linden is my name, and Linden is a tree.
I'm a member of the Basswood family.
 
Pilgrimpaddler
01/04/2020 11:28AM
 
I wanted to post a question on the board after lurking for some time and obviously needed a screen name to do so. It was late at night, I was tired and mostly uninspired, so I tried to register as “pilgrim” (I had an ancestor that came over on the Mayflower) but that was already taken, so I became the even lamer pilgrimpaddler. I regret that choice but I believe in living with the consequences of my decisions, so here I am.
 
straighthairedcurly
01/04/2020 07:58PM
 
Fun to read this old post and learn more about names I have come to respect.


A Curly is a breed of horse. A subset is the smooth coated Curly which is sometimes called a Straight Haired Curly. The Curlies are known for their calm, intelligent and friendly personality. They show an easily trainable temperament. They are also known for having a tough constitution and great stamina. Most people have found that the curlies enjoy being around people. The curlies are typically not flighty. They tend to do more reasoning than most breeds. They are very reliable and have a great work ethic.


I used to own one and we were best buddies so I started using the phrase for a lot of my online activity. But the personality fits me pretty well also :)



 
MHS67
01/04/2020 08:35PM
 
MHS67, graduated from Menasha High School in 1967. My last BW trip was in 2017 when I was back there to attend my first High School reunion, the 50th one. If all goes well I'd like to make it back there this summer or early fall for another canoe trip.
 
PowerLizard
01/04/2020 08:21PM
 
Decades ago, my favorite fishing bait was the Berkley Power Lizard.


 
7thinningstretch
01/05/2020 01:29AM
 
I coach multiple levels of baseball. Also, I’m nearing the 7th inning stretch phase of my life.
 
headwind
01/05/2020 02:33AM
 
what a perfect thread to make my first post with this screen name.


in the BWCA and life in general... i seem to always be going into a headwind :)
 
ddietz336
01/06/2020 05:00AM
 
First initial last name and fire badge #. Mostly a lurker, post occasionally. Great site.
 
Selfsuffi
01/06/2020 08:04AM
 
MeatHunter: "Well, it's because I hunt. I hunt for meat, never for horn or trophy. Want a trophy? Join a bowling league LOL. The time spent afield with friends and family worth more than anything one could possibly hang on a wall. A animal harvested is a bonus.



In today's world of growth hormones and antibiotic ridden meat and poultry, I prefer to know where our table fare comes from and how it's handled.



There, I will get of my rant LOL"



I half expected to see your real name was Steven Rinella on your profile...lol
 
AG4
01/06/2020 11:13AM
 
My wife, two kids, and I all have the same initials. Not as creative as some, but the best I could come up with. This thread is great!
 
BearBurrito
01/06/2020 02:52PM
 
Mine came from when I started sleeping in a hammock. My wife was convinced I was going to be attacked by a bear, and I would be nicely rolled up for it like a bear burrito.
 
GopherAdventure
01/06/2020 05:23PM
 
I used to say “we’re go for adventure” when we were ready to take off on a trip. I’m a huge Minnesota Gopher fan so my rally cry turned into “we’re Gopher Adventure”. Sounded like a cool screen name so I adopted it. It’s also the name of my You Tube channel that’s full of mostly paddling/camping and adventure videos. I also painted it onto my canoe trailer, so if you see us on the highway, give us a honk!


GopherAdventure


Aka
Tony
 
JWilder
01/21/2021 10:50AM
 
I really didn't want to use my first and last name for a user name. But I did want to use my initials somehow. At the same time I wanted it to relate to canoe country somehow.


My first name starts with a J, my middle name starts with a W. JW, (also my dads initials). With this starting point I began thinking of names related with the BWCA. Well, last year I was on a day trip through North Wilder. Although completely burned in the Pagami Creek fire(coming back nicely), I felt something really special there. I wished I had been there prior to the fire. I will look to return sometime in the future to stay a night...


JWilder it was. Unfortunately I did not know there was a popular JWilder character from some movie in the past. Oh well. He didn't canoe I don't believe.


As I read through this thread, I came up with several to fall back on if needed:
Nickname in high school, "smallframe". I'm known at work as a "beersnob". If based on my career path in my 20's, "sewerrat". My favorite beer, "Two-Hearted". What my mother called me when I was in trouble, "Jacob William"! Oops, gave that one away...


JW



 
beanpole
01/21/2021 07:25PM
 
high school nickname. I'm 41


I have an older sister (5' 2") that was nicknamed Stubby when she started high school. A year later I start high school. We walked to and from school together. I'm 5' 7". For many, many years all my friends and family called me Beanpole. My nephews and nieces know me as Aunt Bean. It was actually the popularity of Facebook that people started using my real name again - probably 5-10 years ago.
 
thegildedgopher
01/21/2021 09:24PM
 
I’m a UMN alum and cheer on the gophers, but let’s be honest— golden, they are not.


Re: names vs screen names. I have colleagues who are paddlers and BWCA enthusiasts. It occurred to me that it might not be wise to leave a digital trail of timeI spent on a message board during working hours. Gotta make HR work for it a little bit ;)
 
MikeinMpls
01/22/2021 11:42AM
 
My name is Mike. I live in Minneapolis.


Mike (in Minneapolis)
 
moustachesteve
01/22/2021 01:06PM
 
Nickname bestowed upon me during a rather hazy night in college and it stuck. My name is Steve and I often have a mustache. The conventional spelling was taken on Twitter when I signed up and I’ve carried forward the “ou” to other websites I’ve joined
 
Cricket67
02/01/2021 04:32PM
 
When I was going to College I tutored physics and calc. I one tutored this gal that had Cricket as a nickname. I thought it was a cool nickname and I may have had a bit of a crush on her. I've used various forms of Cricket off and on for login names ever since. The 67 is for the year I was born.
 
justpaddlin
02/01/2021 07:17PM
 
It's my standard answer when someone asks "are ya fishin?"
 
kona
02/01/2021 07:35PM
 
I like tasty coffee. Hoping that someday, maybe, I’ll be able to try some Kona.
 
BoxofRain
02/03/2021 05:12PM
 
Favorite musical band penned a great song called Box of rain and the Boundary Waters reminds me of a great big box of rain...And it's just a box of rain
I don't know who put it there
Believe it if you need it
Or leave it if you dare
And it's just a box of rain
Or a ribbon for your hair
Such a long long time to be gone
And a short time to be there
 
Wharfrat63
02/04/2021 03:54PM
 
BoxofRain: "Favorite musical band penned a great song called Box of rain and the Boundary Waters reminds me of a great big box of rain...And it's just a box of rain
I don't know who put it there
Believe it if you need it
Or leave it if you dare
And it's just a box of rain
Or a ribbon for your hair
Such a long long time to be gone
And a short time to be there"



I know that band. and the song, which was written by Lesh and Hunter. While Lesh's dad was dying.


Mine is another song by that same band.
 
scat
02/04/2021 09:40PM
 
BoxofRain. That’s awesome, I just moved in to a new place and listened to American Beauty today. Was my first selection to make sure my music was still saved on my computer after I hooked it up. I also listened to some Europe 72. Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower, wow, those are some favs. Brokedown Palace, oh man, I always listen to it twice. That is a masterpiece.

 
BoxofRain
02/05/2021 08:32AM
 
Wharfrat63: "BoxofRain: "Favorite musical band penned a great song called Box of rain and the Boundary Waters reminds me of a great big box of rain...And it's just a box of rain
I don't know who put it there
Believe it if you need it
Or leave it if you dare
And it's just a box of rain
Or a ribbon for your hair
Such a long long time to be gone
And a short time to be there"




I know that band. and the song, which was written by Lesh and Hunter. While Lesh's dad was dying.



Mine is another song by that same band."

Great song and great user name for this site
 
BoxofRain
02/05/2021 08:34AM
 
scat: "BoxofRain. That’s awesome, I just moved in to a new place and listened to American Beauty today. Was my first selection to make sure my music was still saved on my computer after I hooked it up. I also listened to some Europe 72. Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower, wow, those are some favs. Brokedown Palace, oh man, I always listen to it twice. That is a masterpiece.
"

All great songs and you have a great user name
 
Captn Tony
02/09/2021 11:46AM
 
DownStrm: "I read this site for years before I ever posted. I thought Ozark Paddler had the coolest screen name. I guess it was because I became hooked on Ozark float trips during college, in the early eighties. I wanted to copy him, but I live in Iowa. Cornfield Paddler, Muddy Creek Paddler, etc., didn't have the same ring.
I love paddling down a twisty, crystal clear stream, so Downstrm.



I really miss Terry's posts, stories, and a life well lived."



You need to head to NE iowa and you’ll find the clear water your looking for!
 
BoxofRain
02/22/2021 10:49AM
 
chessie: "chessie - because the love of my life Chesapeake Bay Retriever [dog] loved canoe-camping in the BWCA and was a great companion on many-a-trip, beginning at her age of 2 until she was 14. She sat still in the boat, even in awful weather, never barked at anyone, and added great joy to our trips.


At the sight of the packs coming out, she'd go sit by the truck and not move for fear of getting left behind. "Canoeing" and "swimming" were two of her favorite words. She loved every aspect of BWCA tripping: sitting by fires, swimming, being in the tent, etc. The only thing that got to her were black flies; if they were bad, she'd just ask to go inside the tent, and we'd zip up the screen for her.


She also loved to dive for rocks and would retrieve rather large rocks, maybe up to 8 lb. There are a couple campsites that may still have a pile of rocks by the shore.


The longest trip she did with us was three weeks. I still miss that wet dog sitting in front of me in the stern of our canoe!"


My dog Bessie was the same way, she was half Chesapeake Bay and half Labrador retriever. She knew when the packs came out it was time to go. We live on Sam's Creek and she could not abide having stones in the Creek, like you said an eight pound rock was right up her alley, we have a wall attributed to her diving and carrying them up the hill and running back to get more. Her other skill was Snake removal. I know there are probably some snake fans among us but Bessie wasn't one of them. She died at age seventeen
 
CCBBSpeckled
01/17/2020 10:50AM
 
CCBB - Started on the Canoe Country Bulletinboard
Speckled - love brookie fishing and decided to use a lesser used named for them
 
spottedowl
11/08/2011 02:07PM
 
stupid barred owls...

I was thinkin Vikinfan changed his name when I saw the post bump
 
HikingStick
11/08/2011 08:04PM
 
I've always had a hobby of making hiking sticks. I adopted this screen name back around 1995 on another site. It has followed me here and there, until I ended up here.
 
danhawk
04/16/2010 12:40PM
 
Welcome to the site labman!
 
RainGearRight
04/16/2010 08:49AM
 
A buddy and I we're canoeing on the Brule in Wis. A pretty good sized downpour came through and as we were taking shelter under a over hanging pine some "better prepared" boats came by. One guy in the bow of one boat says "Looks like you forgot the rain gear eh?" My buddy, a little pissy said "Rain gear? Yeah right!" As if we did it on purpose. We always get a chuckle talking about it and always make sure we throw in the RG now.
 
danhawk
04/16/2010 09:54AM
 
Hawk is how many mispronounce my last name so when I was in the military I had "hawk" on my helmet. Plus I love hawks.


That being said, I would like to change the name to DiverDan. This name was given to me in the BWCA the summer after 9th grade. I dove in with wearing the last of my dry clothes trying to grab a runaway fish on a stringer. Can the name be changed?
 
Bannock
04/16/2010 06:22PM
 
I made some bannock for a group, they thought the name funny, and so started calling me Bannock. I guess it's better than Hamburger Helper. :)
 
labman
04/16/2010 12:27PM
 
I have a chocolate Lab named Bosco and I am a man= Labman.


I think this might be the first time I posted something.....
 
myceliaman
04/16/2010 06:50PM
 
Love to go mushroom hunting and I think I'm pretty gd at it. My friends came up with mushroom man, which turned into myceliaman since I'm willing to go above and beyond to find the elusive mushrooms.
 
OldFingers57
06/12/2014 06:06PM
 
Well I got mine due to poor typing skills. It should have been Cold Fingers not Old Fingers, but I screwed up when typing it and didn't notice till too late. Cold fingers due to the fact I was on Ski Patrol for 15 years and got my fingers frostbitten once. I was teased about it as I always wore "Hot Fingers" brand gloves. So got the nickname Coldfingers. Plus even today my hands are always cold due to being on blood thinner.
 
SteveElms73
06/13/2014 07:12AM
 
My name is Steve Elms....People call me Steve Elms (said in a Forrest Gumpish tone ;)
 
Jeemon
06/13/2014 07:13AM
 
Jiimaan was taken. Plus I like a Jamaican accent.
 
ParkerMag
06/13/2014 10:12AM
 
Two of my first duck dogs' names...Parker (I have a thing for Parker shotguns), and Maggie (Dead fan, Sugar Magnolia reference).
 
trailcherry
06/13/2014 09:08AM
 
First time ever seeing moose droppings I said "instead of road apples those would be trail cherries" and everyone on the trip started calling me trailcherry.
 
Jaywalker
06/12/2014 06:33PM
 
After enough ribbing, if your real last name was Skywalker, you would probably change part of it too.


Signed,
Luke
 
eOar
06/13/2014 08:13AM
 
I had trouble thinking of a screen name so I used an online screen name generator app. Using two words, it finally came up with Little Oar. Since I would not be oaring anything I switched it to Oarlittle.


The guys in the chat room shortened that to Oar. Then one day Bojibob called me eOar. We all thought that was funny so I made the switch.

 
DougD
06/13/2014 06:23PM
 
Wow, this thread makes me feel like a loser.
 
jjjds1999
07/19/2011 09:44AM
 
From my email address which I first started using in 1999. The first initials of my husband, myself, my sons, and the first letter of our last name. I see that some people have changed their screen name, would love to change mine as soon as I can come up with something interesting.
 
nojobro
07/19/2011 10:07AM
 
quote northallen: "Last name Allen. Rest of my family still lives in Iowa or points south. It wasn't rocket surgery to comeup with a name.
"



Rocket surgery???


;-)
 
drought
07/19/2011 11:05AM
 
"Rocket Surgery" - that is what a person with a PhD in rocket science does for a living.

My screen name - first letter of first name and first six letters of last name. Plus, I used to work at a water utility. It's all good.
 
jcavenagh
07/19/2011 10:03AM
 
quote SevenofNine: "quote myleslong: "On this board, it's the length of my casts. On other boards........"



Long story but I like the ring of the name.



Short story: The daughter named the cat after a character on star trek.




"

But I really am the seventh of nine siblings. :)
 
Basspro69
07/30/2011 09:37AM
 
quote Beaverjack: "Not a trapper.
Not particularly fond of water rodents.
Not named "Jack."
Not referencing any kind of marital aid for short people.



I do read a lot of stuff about mountain men and the fur trade. Other than that, I really can't 'splain it."
LMAO
 
missmolly
07/30/2011 07:39AM
 
The main character of my second novel is Molly.
 
Beaverjack
07/30/2011 09:19AM
 
Not a trapper.
Not particularly fond of water rodents.
Not named "Jack."
Not referencing any kind of marital aid for short people.


I do read a lot of stuff about mountain men and the fur trade. Other than that, I really can't 'splain it.
 
bwcadan
07/30/2011 08:31PM
 
Just what you would expect.
 
Woods Walker
07/31/2011 09:09AM
 
Well when I 1st started posting to forums online I was Musthunt, but after 2 years of getting a cold shoulder from non-hunters & constantly having to defend a favorite activity of mine I changed it.


Woods Walker is what my dad called me, because everywhere I went I would disappear into the woods. I can't drive anywhere without staring into the passing woods wondering what they look like on the inside.
 
woodpecker
07/31/2011 10:50AM
 
Don't know if I've ever Posted or not (could'nt see my post anyway) so here tis...


Woodpecker


I'm a historical reenactor/woodcarver who was always pecking away at another carving ...just like a little woodpecker....thus my reenacting name and my BWCA.com name..



Woodpecker
 
Paddlegal
10/06/2013 10:57PM
 
quote Mocha: "quote Paddlegal: "When I was 16 or so & created my account, I thought that since I was a girl who likes to paddle, it made sense...not a huge fan of my lack of creativity 6 years later! :-P"



I was reading is as a combination of paddle and legal..thought you were the lawyer type... kinda funny"




Not a bit...actually got my degree in environmental science and prefer to keep as far away from politics and lawyer-ish things as I can! In retrospect, I wish I had capitalized it to clarify: PaddleGal
 
24kGold
10/07/2013 02:39PM
 
quote Bannock: "I made some bannock for a group, they thought the name funny, and so started calling me Bannock. I guess it's better than Hamburger Helper. :)"


That made me laugh
 
BKBlair
10/07/2013 12:32PM
 
quote Jackfish: "quote ChazzTheGnome: "I just changed my username today."
I guess that answers THAT question. I'm keeping my name, but there were others who wondered if a name could be changed. There you have it. (And you don't even drop back to zero posts!)"




So how does one go about changing their username? I've tried and couldn't, am I missing something or can one no longer change their username?
 
Jeriatric
10/07/2013 01:02PM
 
quote Castaway: "When I found BWCA.com, I was looking for information on going to Quetico because of the fishing. I had no idea that canoe tripping in itself would be just as enjoyable as the good fishing I sought. My goal was to get in a boat or a canoe, get out on a good fishing lake, get out the rod and reel and .... cast away! "
So....you're not really Tom Hanks?
 
Castaway
10/07/2013 01:41PM
 
No, like everyone, I'm looking for solitude on my trips but maybe not THAT much solitude!
 
24kGold
10/07/2013 02:40PM
 
I'm a jeweler, and buy 24k gold to custom make jewelry with. I alloy it into 14k gold, but I thought 24kgold sounded better than 14kgold.
 
Paddlegal
10/05/2013 07:08PM
 
When I was 16 or so & created my account, I thought that since I was a girl who likes to paddle, it made sense...not a huge fan of my lack of creativity 6 years later! :-P
 
ozarkpaddler
04/15/2010 01:28AM
 
Where I live and where I do most of my paddling. TW
 
Appolion
04/15/2010 02:28AM
 
Apollyon is the Greek name for Abaddon, the spiritual being named as the destroyer in Christian apocalyptic theology.


I liked the way Appolion looked though :P


(Left Behind series anyone?)
 
dicecupmaker
04/15/2010 02:58AM
 
I used to make muffler belts years ago......no, wait that was in a prior life when I drank. Now I help people keep their beverages cool.......with class.
 
canoe212
04/15/2010 04:20AM
 
Just the word canoe and my house number. I didn't intend to post this much or I would have thought about it more. I don't really mind my name, even if it is pretty generic. I do wish I had capitalized it though.
 
rogerson
04/15/2010 12:03AM
 
It was my generic screen name in case I didn't like the site. Had to sign up to see the user comments on the maps or something like that. Now I'm just too lazy to change it. It seems I like this site. :-)
 
520eek
04/15/2010 12:59AM
 
area code and my initials
 
bapabear
04/15/2010 04:29AM
 
First grandchild gifted me with the "bapa" and coaching cohorts went by the second part. There was no real reference to Bear Bryant it was more that I growled a lot. :)
 
Spartan2
04/15/2010 04:52AM
 
My husband, Spartan1, and I are both graduates of MSU. We met on the Spartan student trip to the Rose Bowl in 1965-66 on a Greyhound bus en route to Pasadena. It was just the first thing that came to mind for me. We bleed green, especially during football season.
 
jb in the wild
04/15/2010 05:46AM
 
My drill instructor started calling me JohnBoy (last name is Walton), that got shortened to JB and in the wild is where I feel the most comfortable. Although some that have known me for a long time, say that when I was younger and drinking heavy, it was more like JB is in the wild (mood). Of course I don't remember much of those days and if it wasn't for the flashbacks I wouldn't remember the 70s and 80s at all.
 
gbusk
04/15/2010 06:10AM
 
Mine is just a fusion of my first and last name. I wish I had thought of something a bit more clever. I have been tempted to change it, but likely never will.
 
SunCatcher
04/15/2010 06:13AM
 
SunCatcher,
Song I played in band in high school 35 years ago. Always liked it, wanted to have a ranch called the SunCatcher Ranch, or some such dream like that, so when got on this site just went with SunCatcher.
Plus seems I am always "chasing the Sun" so to speek. Love the site and all who enter here. Blessing to you all (Paul's my other name ha ha)
SunCatcher
 
billconner
04/15/2010 06:31AM
 
Oh my. Is it that obtuse?
 
Benutzer
04/15/2010 06:47AM
 
German speaking folks understand mine immediately. A Benutzername is a username or screen name.

The funny part is: I don't speak German!
 
dedgrass
04/15/2010 07:15AM
 
I play bluegrass banjo in a Grateful Dead band. Has nothing fo do with my lack of landscaping skills!
 
Humdinger
04/15/2010 07:16AM
 
When I worked in a machine shop, we had phrases that really didn't mean much other than a running joke or commentary about the situation... "that's a real humdinger" which could convey sarcasm or if you we're impressed with something or a statement on the latest engineering creation.
I have worst shop phrases that were unique, but we have mixed company here.
 
Jiimaan
04/15/2010 07:37AM
 
Jiimaan is an Ojibwa word for Canoe.
 
Boppa
04/15/2010 07:38AM
 
While I have many interests and loves in my life, and I will readily admit to being called a lot of names -"Boppa" is the one that brings a smile quickest, from little voices.
Boppa
 
Basspro69
04/15/2010 07:43AM
 
I believe theres an old post that explains everyones screen name, but for me its my friends use to call me basspro when we would fish together, and june 9 is my wifes birthday so I combined the two Basspro69.
 
Vikinfan
04/14/2010 11:38PM
 
I was just wondering why some people chose the screen names they did when joining this site.

Some are pretty obvious, I mean Vikinfan is pretty self explanatory and Kanoes....Kanoes....Wisconsin public education I guess explains that one but how did the rest of you pick your names?


Oh yeah sign up for the spring wing night May 1st if you can!

Take care
 
1stSatInMay
04/15/2010 04:39AM
 
The day of the greatest 2 min. in sports
 
rookie in 03
04/15/2010 06:02AM
 
first trip to Gods country
 
topcat
04/15/2010 08:04AM
 
Nickname my 10th grade history teacher gave me, after the cartoon character. My initials are TC and that was what topcat was called by his friends.
 
HowardSprague
04/15/2010 08:40AM
 
I think it was 1999-2001 or some time around there. New job, first time on the internet. Didn't know much about it, but stumbled upon the CCBB and after lurking for awhile wanted to chime in. Had to create an identity and an email address I could use and had heard that on the internet, you don't want to divulge your real info...spur of the moment, I thought of a TV show I liked and decided to use a lesser-recognized character that would maybe seem like a real name..so rather than Barney Fife or Sheriff Andy Taylor or Opie, I went with Howard Sprague. No real reasoning behind it, but after awhile my friends on the CCBB knew me by that and it seemed too late to change to a different, better name. When I came here, there were many of the same people I know on the CCBB so I kept the same one. Not very interesting, eh? (Now, if I'd come here and there were already anothe HowardSprague, that might have been interesting and confusing at the same time.)

 
inthewoods
04/15/2010 08:53AM
 
when i was a kid whenever anyone would call or stop by wondering were i was my parents would always say inthewoods somewere good luck finding him
 
PortageKeeper
04/14/2010 11:53PM
 
Funny!
I lead volunteers on portage clearing trips each spring.
No space between portage and keeper because I grew up close to Wisconsin. :)
 
amhacker22@hotmail.com
04/15/2010 04:02AM
 
I wasn't really paying attention when I filled in the username field. I had no idea what kind of a commitment I was making.
 
Unas10
04/15/2010 04:59AM
 
Tenth child of Una.
 
thlipsis29
04/15/2010 07:23AM
 
Thlipsis was one of the coolest sounding words I had to memorize in my New Testament Greek classes in seminary. Unfortunately it means distress, affliction or tribulation. 29 is my birthday (August 29).
 
nojobro
04/15/2010 08:21AM
 
No, Jo, and Bro are the first parts of my name, my husband's name, and our first daughter's name. Way back when we first got an email address, he made up that as our email, and I've adopted it as my online screen name. The other daughter gets left out. That's what you get for being born late to the party. ;-)
 
Piker
04/15/2010 08:46AM
 
No idea really.....is there a way to change the name? I dont like the one I picked.
 
BWPaddler
04/15/2010 08:54AM
 
I joined this site in 2004 under my "real" name, but didn't post much and mainly used the maps as quick references. When I decided to dive back into the forums in earnest in 2010, I created a new user with a real screen name, which is really self-explanatory.


"BW Paddler" is the first and last name associated with my "anonymous" (paddling_home) email address - used when I don't care to advertise my unique last name to the whole internet. The phrase "Paddling Home" comes from a Michael Monroe song of the same name that was sung by me (at the top of my lungs, for bedtime stories, on road trips...) for about a year after I first got his Antler, Bear, Kazoo album.
 
Merlin
04/15/2010 09:34AM
 
I paddle a Merlin II
 
Patches the Canoe
04/15/2010 09:24AM
 
My philosphy is that canoes, tents, tools, guns, camping equipment, etc are meant to be used/used up and I sometimes make odd and off-hand comments.


I tend to abuse my canoes in and out of use, which sometimes leads to various puncture wounds and road rash injuries, i.e. sailing a canoe down the gunflint, stacking up in rapids, etc. I've gotten handy with fiberglass and resin; plus it facilitates my need to buy a new canoe every 5 to 10 years.


I would have used the HOE (a nickname given to me by a close friend)... "hard on equipment", but I didn't want people to get the wrong idea.




 
GSP
04/15/2010 09:29AM
 
Not sure where my name GSP came from. Guess I had it most of my life, got to let the dog out.
 
Kevlar
04/15/2010 08:16AM
 
I wanted a name that reflected canoeing and something specific about me, and I really do appreciate my kevlar canoes...and it wasn't already taken, as several other names were.
 
hiawatha
04/15/2010 08:30AM
 
My wife believes that my canoeing skills are equivalent to the Walt Disney character, and I live in the Hiawatha Valley.
 
whiteh20
04/15/2010 08:43AM
 
I love to raft, kayak and canoe Whitewater. But, I live in MN now so my interests have turned north to the BWCA and beyond.

 
DeterminedOrange
04/15/2010 09:04AM
 
Determined Orange is the color of this canoe I made.



 
wahoojim1
04/15/2010 10:56AM
 
Cleveland Indians fan. Chief Wahoo still remains their mascot. The Chief's big smile has gotten me through a lost of tough seasons; the 1990's are the exception.
 
BWPaddler
04/15/2010 10:58AM
 
Hilarious Jackfish! Stealth and secrecy... love it.


quote TwoByGreenCanoe: "I normally trip with my best friend or with my dog so it's 2 in a green Souris River canoe.
I guess I will always have to own green canoes now."



TwoBy - OT, but I am soooooooo jealous! I really wanted the green SR, but got my LeTigre from an outfitter. They don't typically spend the extra on color for their rental fleets. Now, if I win the lottery, I'll get a green one AND a red one!
 
wetcanoedog
04/15/2010 11:06AM
 
the name refers to my big wet dog taking up floor space in the canoe.

 
Chilly
04/15/2010 11:08AM
 
Chilly a fictional super hero in Lakeside that most folks know well. Mr. Windchill on the other hand is real, unknown, and has very few special powers...
 
dadof6
04/15/2010 11:25AM
 
Yes, I have 6 kids. We finally figured out what was causing it.


The name actually came from a joke...a guy was referring to his wife as "mom of 5" and she didn't like it so she called him "dad of 3" and it stopped. People started calling me "dad of 3" and my wife said, no he really is "dad of 6".
 
Journeyman
04/15/2010 11:24AM
 
It's a name with more than one meaning for me.
After serving a state indentured apprenticeship in the skilled trades they give you the title of "journeyman" of that trade, which I proudly carry. But, somehow the title seemed just as fitting for a person that treks out into the wilderness for a week at a time.
 
Jeriatric
04/15/2010 11:25AM
 
One of the secretaries in my office, before I retired, liked to give certain people nicknames. Actually, she gave me two names but I lean toward the name reflecting concern for my advancing age rather than the other name, "Jerbear."
 
moosedrool
04/15/2010 12:03PM
 
wanted an up northy sounding name while still sounding approachable:-)
 
yeti
04/15/2010 12:10PM
 
I like to lurk about the woods and mountains just staying out of the cameras viewfinder.
 
solotrek
04/15/2010 08:00AM
 

I love to canoe either tandem or solo but "trekking" solo is an experience like none other.
 
FullGo
04/15/2010 08:11AM
 
FullGo -- i.e to go all out, to go fast and go hard. That pretty much describes my personality when it comes to recreational activities --football, triathlons, marathons, and the BWCA.
 
boonie
04/15/2010 09:30AM
 
It's just what some people call me - a nickname based on my name.
 
Jackfish
04/15/2010 09:42AM
 
One of my paddling buddies lives in another town and we'd call each other at work all the time to discuss our trips. His secretary would always ask the nosy question, "May I tell him who's calling?"

So... to be creative, I came up with several fictitious names that sounded legit, but were related to our Quetico trips.

The name "Jackfish" is what many First Nation folks call the Northern Pike. Jack Fish could, theoretically, be a man's name, so that's one of the pseudo names I used when I called him. It stuck.
 
TwoByGreenCanoe
04/15/2010 09:52AM
 
I normally trip with my best friend or with my dog so it's 2 in a green Souris River canoe.
I guess I will always have to own green canoes now.
 
tremolo
04/15/2010 11:12AM
 
I used to be karenmb, but it was unpronounceable and bland. So, I invited other bwca.commers to help me come up with a new one that sounds good and has some meaning. Hence: Tremolo--the sound that loons make when anxious, which probably fits my personality too. Then, I discovered there is a lake Tremolo near Insula and plan to paddle or bushwhack there this May.
 
Rapid Runner
04/15/2010 11:38AM
 
fast = moving or able to move, operate, function, or take effect quickly; quick; swift; rapid


runner = base runner, ball carrier.



I was the leading base stealer for my high school team and in football I was a running back,wide reciever, and kick returner.


seen rapid as a definition of fast and since I like white water rafting, and you see plenty of rapids in the BW I made Rapid Runner

 
Winemaker
04/15/2010 01:33PM
 



Uh, well, I am one.



see www.oakhillwines.com




humm?
 
shr2807
04/15/2010 01:38PM
 
Mine really sucks, and when I put originally signed in, I didn't realize it was going to be visible on the screen.


I was assigned that as my user name when I enrolled in college, and seems like I just stuck with it for my email and other logons so I didn't get them all confused.

 
YaMarVa
04/15/2010 02:08PM
 
'Ya mar' is a Phish song.


And the 'va' comes from the eastern 'delmarva' region. A fun place to be in the summer, especially if Phish is out touring.
 
fishfry
04/15/2010 02:05PM
 
Everyone that eats my fried fish say its the best fish they have ever ate. My fish has even changed the minds of people that don't like fish. The name was give to me by my niece who hated fish, now the only fish she will eat is mine. Have you ever seen anyone woof down bullhead thinking its walleye. Fishfry anyone.
 
MOgirl
04/15/2010 12:57PM
 
Pretty simple here I'm from Missouri and I'm a girl! That's it!


~Kristy
 
moose plums
04/15/2010 01:03PM
 
Hmmmm. Not sure how I came up with it, it was a product of my personality.
Moose Plums could represent different things to different individuals. Why does everyone assume it's the gems pictured below?
 
emptynest56
04/15/2010 03:24PM
 
MP,
Seriously, I thought your name was a part of bull moose anatomy!
Emptynest was a parenting status my wife and I were enjoying when I first logged on, and then my birthdate.
 
Beemer01
04/15/2010 03:38PM
 
My initials are BMW - BMWs are known as Bimmers (cars) and Beemers (motorcycles).


I like my Beemer - picture taken up in Yukon Territory. I think.
 
TuscaroraBorealis
04/15/2010 03:58PM
 
One of my favorite occurences, especially in the B-dub....NORTHERN LIGHTS. Just added the "Tusc" to be a little creative about it with a BWCA twist.
 
fishguts
04/15/2010 10:51AM
 

 
ottoparts
04/15/2010 11:27AM
 
In the movie Repo Man (one of my favorite movies back in college), the character played by Emilio Estevez is named Otto. When he introduces himself to the other repo men, one guy say's "Otto? You mean like otto parts?" I know it's dumb, but it made me laugh!
 
BigZig
04/15/2010 11:34AM
 
A play on my last name and a nickname given by my peers growing up.
 
LINDENKNIGHT1
04/15/2010 11:43AM
 
Linden is the little spot where I live in the Ozarks, ergo I am a Lindenite....or in this case a Linden Knight.
 
I-Hawk
04/15/2010 12:03PM
 
I went to the University of Iowa.
 
oneportage
04/15/2010 12:03PM
 
I like to portage and I do them in one trip. my name is todd.
 
Parnell
04/15/2010 12:00PM
 
Parnells Place is the name of my restaurant. My father had for 15 years, raced stock cars also and his nickname was Parnelly after the famous racer Parnelly Jones. My name is Tim and my wife and I bought it in 1989.
 
Old Hoosier
04/15/2010 12:17PM
 
Guess it came from my reluctant acknowledgement that I am finally getting old at 60 and since I grew up in Indiana, it was a simple merge.


Even though I have lived the great majority of my life in Texas or Tennessee, we tend to "identify" with our childhood homes.


Most disturbing is that someone might be prone think I went to Indiana University (God forbid!) when in fact I am a Purdue grad.
 
Billy pool guy
04/15/2010 01:23PM
 
When I started teaching, the school that hired me already had 5 staff members named Bill. Bill the Dean, Bill The principal, Bill the science guy, Bill the janitor, and Bill the trainer. I was hired to teach swimming and manage the pool, and I was the youngest guy on staff so Billy pool guy.
 
apendl
04/15/2010 03:31PM
 
Mine is about as uncreative as you can get. first initial of my first name combined with my last name.
 
Dbldppr1250
04/15/2010 04:04PM
 
The Dbldppr is double dipper. I read about public employees in Missouri retiring and getting jobs in other retirement markets, so I retired from public schools at 30 years and got a fob in the private school sector 9 years ago. I now draw full retirement and also have a full time position teaching P. E. at a private school. This strategy really helped my wife and I get our kids through college years.


The 12 and 50 were my jersey numbers in high school and in college in baseball and football. Strange - my daughter also wore 12 in college softball.
 
Vikinfan
04/15/2010 04:48PM
 
Fishfry I do believe you when you say you are a good cook when it comes to fish (would love to try some).



I do not believe you about the bullhead thing though (and I will never try some!) :)
 
bradcrc
04/15/2010 05:08PM
 
I've been Bad_CRC on the interwebs for years. Got e-famous 10 years or so ago, and now that nickname is always taken by someone else when I try to sign up for stuff, so I've resorted to bradcrc since brad is my first name.



a Bad_CRC is a computer term.


 
gundog1
04/15/2010 05:58PM
 
My first hunting buddy - Gunner.
 
Arkansas Man
04/15/2010 07:22PM
 
I am a man from Arkansas...


Bruce
 
beanman
04/15/2010 08:16PM
 
I was skinny growing up so my babysitter called me Bean (as in bean pole) and the name stuck. I go by: Bean, Beaner, Beanman, Beano Torretta(similar to the Miami QB), and those who don't know me well just call me Brian. My dad called me Herman growing up(no idea why) and my mom always called me Skip(which made me feel real manly).
 
arctic
04/15/2010 08:46PM
 
My favorite area to paddle.
 
GrampaMike
04/15/2010 02:10PM
 
Moosedrool.....I wanted to use your name when I signed up in reference to one of my favorite beers.


One trip to BWCA was with 3 Mike's from the same town and a Greg, so we needed to come up with a way for Greg to communicate with us w/o getting 3 responses in unison. I became GrampaMike because I had just recently welcomed my first grandchild to this earth. Also was TallMike and SAM (Smart Ass Mike).


Nojobro...that was SAM and myself you ran into on the Snake River last year.
 
uwmarchy
04/15/2010 06:20PM
 
Graduated from UW-Milwaukee with an architectural degree.....so UWM and ARCHY for short
 
silverback
04/15/2010 09:00PM
 
Silverback,
No, it's not cause I have a hairy white back.
Yes, because the silverback gorilla is THE King of the forest.


Truthfully it's the name of a Frisbee team from Florida that I came out of (Frisbee) retirement to play on. We almost won the 50th annual International Frisbee Tournament. I had such a good time that I adopted it as my moniker.

 
Traveler
04/15/2010 09:30PM
 
I live in Arkansas and I love to travel. I have been to every state but Hawaii, pretty much all of Europe and lived in Israel for awhile. The name Traveler seems to have a long history with Arkansas...the name of a song, a boat, a minor league baseball team and who knows what else. Even my paddle is a BB Traveler.
 
MplsKcid
04/15/2010 03:59PM
 
Well back when i was 16 and went by Dick short for Richard ( how i dont know it just is)one of my friends flipped it around and Kcid (the C is silent) stuck since im just a really big kid . That and im from Minneapolis .
 
GrampaMike
04/15/2010 05:20PM
 


for moosedrool..........you beat me to your screen name!

 
butthead
04/15/2010 05:12PM
 
'butthead' was my character for computer simulations/online gaming.
Flew as Major Assinious Noggin 358th Fighter Group, in a P47D, EAW online.
The nickname stuck!


butthead
 
HighPlainsDrifter
04/15/2010 08:56PM
 

I couldn't think of a canoe-related name when I joined BWCA.com. So, I used the first (High Plains) and last name (Drifter) that I was using in my Hotmail account as HighPlainsDrifter.


It worked at the time. If I had to do it again, I probably would use something related to the north woods.


I liked Clint Eastwood movies....... "shave and a hot bath" was a classic scene from High Plains Drifter.
 
sterngirl
04/15/2010 09:21PM
 
I'm a gal who likes to sit in the back of the canoe and steer. Been sitting there since my dad put me there when I was 10.
 
Craig K
04/15/2010 10:05PM
 
A friend of mine (also a member of this site) Created an account for me and my brother so we could use this site to do research and communicate for planning our trips. I've been going to the BWCA and using this screen name ever since then.
 
Clone
04/15/2010 11:28PM
 
Iowa State Cyclone --- Clone for short.
 
sloughman
04/15/2010 10:32PM
 
Most my non-BWCA canoeing is in the Mississippi sloughs around Wabasha.
 
thebotanyguy
04/15/2010 10:38PM
 
I know a little bit about plants.
 
Amok
04/15/2010 10:44PM
 
Computer game name I liked to use with my friends waaay back when to have multiple players you had to have a lan party. Since I didn't know the games (mostly 1st person shooters) I'd just run amok and try not to get killed.


Also, it's a character name from a book series (and writer) I like.
 
mr.barley
04/16/2010 12:49AM
 
I brew my own beer, so mr.barley works for me.
 
QueticoMike
04/16/2010 06:45AM
 
Wow, how do I explain this name..........haha :-)
 
hapstap
04/16/2010 07:48AM
 
Name of my bar if I ever owned one, nickname is Hap.
 
BlackMagic
04/16/2010 07:55AM
 
Had to come up with something quick. My long-time dream had been to acquire a solo canoe, so when I ended up with the Bell Magic in BlackGold, I just put two and two together, hence - BlackMagic. Not to be confused with the nasty kind.
 
ChicagoJosh
04/16/2010 08:06AM
 
where i live and name...nothing too exciting here. some of your's are rather creative though
 
That Guy
04/16/2010 10:11AM
 
That Guy.... someone has to be him.
 
bear bait
04/16/2010 12:32AM
 




i like bears
 
wawasee
04/20/2010 09:57AM
 
Wawasee is a lake I grew up on in Indiana. It was named after a Miami Indian chief. Wawasee means flat belly.
 
OBX2Kayak
04/20/2010 07:20AM
 
OBX = North Carolina's Outer Banks; the thin sandbar that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Pamlico Sound.


2Kayak = Why I moved to the Outer Banks
 
alpine525
04/20/2010 12:41PM
 
Alpine = one of my favorite BW lakes + my house numbers!
 
LetsGoFishing
04/20/2010 12:49PM
 
This is the screenname I use for a fishing site. Growing up when my dad would ask what I wanted to do, I'd say, "Let's go fishing."
 
ChazzTheGnome
04/20/2010 01:25PM
 
What a great thread to find today! I just changed my username today. I used to be jax261, which was just an old college thing and part of the email address that I use to set up accounts on websites. I wasn’t sure if I was gonna be into this site or not, I just wanted to look at the maps and see some of the info. Well, it turns out that I do like this place and I think I will be a part of this, for a while to come anyway. So I changed up the name to be a little more personal and current. Chazz the Gnome is a combo of a few things, the trip I was on last summer found a group of us having to ‘settle’ for our 2nd choice of campsites at the end of a long hard day of travel. The occupant of the site that we were heading for then became the object of our campfire stories that night, we named him Chazz and discussed hie various shortcomings and annoying personal habits, including his very strict adherence to the leave no trace philosophy which leads him to bag his poo in the bwca. Chazz, and his spirit, have since been a guiding force in many of mine and that groups camping adventures since then. And the gnome part because I have a thing for gnomes. I have a 3-inch gnome that comes with on a lot of trips.


So it’s weird but that’s the deal with my name.

 
esenjay
04/20/2010 01:25PM
 

esenjay
snj
S and J
Scott and Jami


Me and wife
 
heavycanoe
04/20/2010 02:18PM
 
I have an old town discovery canoe - 82lbs I bought it 20 years ago when it was not so heavy. Not sure I will be able to carry it in 20 more. But I think that the royalex will last that long or longer.
 
spottedowl
04/20/2010 04:38PM
 
I have sold lumber for over 20 years and there was a time in the late 80's when they stopped logging old growth forests because the spotted owl was put on the endangered species list. They live only in these ancient forests where the best trees are for making lumber. This caused the price of lumber to increase dramatically-it's a classic commidity supply and demand business. At the time people were buying alot of lumber and when the prices went way up and you are a commission salesman, you make more money. So I learned to love the spotted owl. Now, with this economy I wish I'd have never heard of the little &@#$%^! and had gotten into something else. But, as a screen name on a wilderness type of forum, it's kind of mellow in a way, so I like it.
 
Jackfish
04/20/2010 06:50PM
 
quote ChazzTheGnome: "I just changed my username today."
I guess that answers THAT question. I'm keeping my name, but there were others who wondered if a name could be changed. There you have it. (And you don't even drop back to zero posts!)
 
canoepaddle
04/20/2010 06:41PM
 
No good story to mine either. I use one.
 
BobsMn
09/07/2013 07:21PM
 
520 is the area code for Tucson, AZ.
 
mutz
09/07/2013 07:58PM
 
Mutz was my first police dog trained for tracking and narcotics detection
 
BananaHammock
09/06/2013 10:05PM
 
I want to live where bananas grow , and sleep in my hammock :).
 
Primitiveman
09/07/2013 05:49PM
 
BearMandolin, that is a great story!
Jon
 
Dbldppr1250
09/07/2013 06:49PM
 
I hope that bear was not a mandolin critic!
 
pamonster
09/07/2013 06:55PM
 
quote 520eek: " You figure it out!"


That looks like a Kawasaki KLR 650 with a BMW sticker? I get the eek but the 520?
 
Basspro69
09/07/2013 09:22PM
 
quote BearMandolin: "A favorite trip memory: In 1986 we were on Quetico Lake on the third day of a two week trip to Quetico. We went out fishing after dinner and, upon return to camp with a couple of fine lakers, found that a bear had come into camp and taken our food pack. We'd covered our gear but since it was still early hadn't hung it up yet. The bear was about 75 feet in back of camp having his way with our pack - and food. What to do? It was dusky, one of our guys was cleaning fish down the shore (we'd dropped him so as not to attract critters!) and we needed that food for the next week and a half. We threw things, yelled at him, banged on pots - nothing. He was having way too much fun eating what turned out to be a dried potato mix. So - you can hear it coming - the only thing we could think of was the mandolin. We had both a camp guitar and mandolin and I whipped out the Mando and played "Mama Tried". The bear acted like he had never heard anything so deathly frightening and crashed off into the woods, leaving our pack. We grabbed it and kept the Mando handy since he came back a number of times though the night. He'd chewed a 3" hole in the bottom of the pack and had worked with his tongue to get at the powdered potato mix. The whole inside of the pack, and our food, was soaked in bear slobber! Luckily we'd packed well so it was packaging that was soaked, not food. The rest of the trip - through Quetico, Jean, Bentpine, Sturgeon - was great and we came home with a great story and some fun pics." Awesome story.
 
RetiredDave
01/17/2020 06:25PM
 
I picked (in haste) Retired and Dave because I am both.


That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.


Dave
 
Mocha
09/05/2013 08:12AM
 
here ya go, basspro
 
KT
09/05/2013 08:16AM
 
no story here
 
HansSolo
09/05/2013 09:42AM
 

Before I knew about bwca.com and joined up, I was a member of solotripping.com, which went down more than a year ago. Due to the nature of that site, I wanted a screen name that incorporated the word "solo" in my screen name. In part because of the subject matter, but I also love solo canoes and I primarily paddle solo.

I initially considered combining my first name with solo, as in, "Mark Solo", or "Solo Mark", or maybe, "Mark C1", but those combinations really did not have too much pizazz. Besides, "Mark" can also be misconstrued as a verb.

So I thought back to other nick names I've had. For some reason, my name from the German Club in High School came to mind, that being "Hans". (For whatever reason, we were required to have an alternative first name in the German Club.) So "Hans Solo" came to be. A lame attempt at a play on words.

Unfortunately, I didn't think that name through too well. The "Hans Solo" screen name paints me as some "Star Wars Nerd" or "Trekkie Geek", which I'm really not, despite being a "Computer Geek". (For what it's worth, Harrison Ford's character in the Star Wars series is actually "Han Solo", no "s".)

When I joined bwca.com, I seriously considered creating a new screen name. But after seeing other former members from solotripping.com on this website, I decided to retain "Hans Solo", because the name had some history to it.

Before joining solotripping.com, and then eventually bwca.com, I had no idea I'd be as active with posting and replying in the Forums as much as I have. So I really didn't envision my screen name becoming as visible as it has.

Additionally, at the time I created my screen name, I also wasn't able to insert a space or an underscore between "Hans" and "Solo", so my chosen screen name doesn't even display properly.

When this subject came up a few months ago, "analyzer" suggested I should have created "Marko Solo" as a screen name. Although equally as lame as "Hans Solo", I liked the suggestion and wish I would have thought of that at the time, but it is what it is. (Graphic below copied from jerkassclothing.com)

Hans Solo


 
caribouluvr
09/05/2013 10:06AM
 
I love Caribou Coffee, a coffee shop "native" to the Twin Cities, that I became obsessed with in high school in the mid 90s. It's been my screen name for everything since college.


It also fits that I like the Northwoods. Guess I have to go a little farther north to see them, though. Woodland Caribou PP and Wabakimi are on my bucket list. And Alaska which is where Caribou Coffee was inspired.
 
campcrafter
09/05/2013 10:22AM
 
From the first book about camping I had as a boy.



 
plainspaddler
09/05/2013 10:56AM
 
I live in North Dakota which is in the Great Plains.


Mike
 
Georgiaboy
09/02/2010 04:52AM
 
Mine's pretty easy. I live in North Georgia (Ellijay). I considered Tarheel since I was born in NC but I have lived most of my life in GA.
I also am a big, big University of Georgia football fan (and alumni) and I will take a bet with anyone that plays us in football. My Georgia peanut brittle for what ever you make that is good (no Lutefisk Minnesota fans). Found out Spartan 2 makes wonderful fruitcakes after the Dawgs took care of the Spartans two years ago in a bowl game.

 
ozarkpaddler
09/02/2010 09:54AM
 
Hey Parnell, where is your restaurant? Will have to stop in next trip North.


Mine's easy, I live on a little farm in the Ozarks and been paddling canoes for over 30 years. TW
 
DuluthPack
09/07/2010 02:26PM
 
Well I guess my name is 128 years in the making!
 
n8ville
09/07/2010 08:10PM
 
my first name is neight hence n8 and my last name ends in ville..n8ville
 
mirth
01/07/2020 04:19PM
 
It's a nickname that has followed me since high school and into disc golf circles. Nowadays it's my default choice when signing up for a message board... here's looking at you hammockforums.....
 
Swampturtle
09/10/2013 11:29PM
 
Turtles & tortoises have always been around me as far back as I can remember. Many rescues have been brought to me for care over the years. They exist in great numbers at places I like to be..in fresh, salt & brackish water. Even on a trip where I see little wildlife, there are always a few turtles. Box, snapping, painted, sliders, mud, spotted, stinkpot & terrapin. Huge hulking snapping turtles the size of garbage can lids soaking up the sun early in the morning on the bank...heads extended an impossible length..claws like blades, jaws like a trap. Then..bloop...they are gone. Back to the depths. Amazing prehistoric looking predators seemingly unchanged by time. They make me smile...especially when they are drying their feet out whilst balancing on their mate. It's what turtles seem to do best...pile up. 2 rescues
 
hobbydog
09/11/2013 10:59AM
 
About 10-12 years ago I was trying to come up with a domain name to put some of my hobby stuff online (genealogy , WWII history, taxidermy,photography,etc)Even back then finding an unused domain name was not easy. Tried hobby with just about everything. Then as I was looking down at my golden retriever laying at my feet I tried hobbydog. The .net domain was available. It has been my screen name on various sites ever since.
 
tnthekids
09/11/2013 01:28PM
 
Mainly it started as my geocaching name because my nickname is "T" and I always have my kids/grandkids/adopt-a-kid with me on some kind of outing. Terry aka tnthekids :)
 
Castaway
09/12/2013 10:27AM
 
When I found BWCA.com, I was looking for information on going to Quetico because of the fishing. I had no idea that canoe tripping in itself would be just as enjoyable as the good fishing I sought. My goal was to get in a boat or a canoe, get out on a good fishing lake, get out the rod and reel and .... cast away!
 
analyzer
07/27/2011 06:41PM
 
quote Jiimaan: "Jiimaan is an Ojibwa word for Canoe."


So if you were in the military you could be JiimaanGI : )~


I have a particular fondness for numbers. Almost analy so. My friends would always throw out "what are the odds", and I would calculate them. Eventually they started calling me analyzer. Or ANALyzer.


I used to play online poker at a variety of sites, and they just called me ANAL.


It's fine until you're coaching a girls 12U softball team, and start giving out your email address to parents... anal_yzer_guy@...


It really doesn't look good. I suppose cubscouts or boyscouts would've been exponentially worse. For whatever reason I have never changed it. Although I do have another email that I use just for resumes. I imagine mine would be sent to alot of spam folders even before the potential employer deletes it on his own.
 
Basspro69
07/27/2011 07:25PM
 
quote analyzer: "quote Jiimaan: "Jiimaan is an Ojibwa word for Canoe."



So if you were in the military you could be JiimaanGI : )~



I have a particular fondness for numbers. Almost analy so. My friends would always throw out "what are the odds", and I would calculate them. Eventually they started calling me analyzer. Or ANALyzer.



I used to play online poker at a variety of sites, and they just called me ANAL.



It's fine until you're coaching a girls 12U softball team, and start giving out your email address to parents... anal_yzer_guy@...



It really doesn't look good. I suppose cubscouts or boyscouts would've been exponentially worse. For whatever reason I have never changed it. Although I do have another email that I use just for resumes. I imagine mine would be sent to alot of spam folders even before the potential employer deletes it on his own."
I play online ( free Poker texas holdem) all the time, look me up sometime there, Im basspro69 on full tilt and basspro6969 on pokerstars
 
analyzer
07/28/2011 12:59AM
 
yeah, that's part of the reason I quit online too. When it comes to software, just about anything is possible. Too many flops seemed action oriented, and too many rivers filled folks 2 and 3 outers, flush draws, straight draws, etc. I figured if there were codes my son could plug into his play station to get certain advantages, why couldn't someone design the software with codes, so they could see everyone's cards face up.


Then it was confirmed at Absolute poker that players WERE cheating and able to see cards face up, and a few rumors floated around elsewhere. I had suspected it on my site, that guys were able to see the cards, but could never prove it.


AS a numbers guy, there were just too many oddities, outside the normal standard deviations. It was time to quit.


I have to ask myself. If I were a brilliant software writer, and some unregulated company asked me to write the software for their poker site, and I could make a few extra million, if not 10's of millions, designing, using and selling special codes that would allow me to see the cards face up, or worse yet, set the cards as play is happening... why wouldn't I? There was no regulatory body that was going to come after the software engineers. They had license to steal.


Can you imagine sitting at a 10/20 no limit table, everyone has 10's of thousands in front of them, and you can not only see all of their cards, but hand select the river? A virtual money pump.


These poker companies more than likely instructed the software engineer to design company run bots, that could systematically go through and clean folks out. Bots that could win tournaments, etc. Not only would the poker company get the rake, but they could take it faster on the side. No one to tell them no.


It's amazing. Absolute poker gets busted for cheating, and it didn't slow the sheep down one little bit. They were still coming there and spending their money in droves. Go figure.


I only wish I had taken it more seriously when I had the chance. There were lots of poker players who took advantage of the sheep to the tune of millions, instead of 27k.


Oh well. Sorry for stealing this thread. You shouldn't have gotten me started BP : )~
 
analyzer
07/27/2011 09:29PM
 
I played a couple years at Betonsports, until they folded, with $5800 of my money I might add. I then switched to another site, in the same network: Doylesroom. But at some point they kicked americans off. They moved us to Full Tilt, but it was so big compared to Doylesroom that I didn't feel comfortable, and after struggling for a couple months, I gave it up. I'm not sorry now.


At Doylesroom there were about 7 or 8000 players on there at any given time. I had notes on a substantial number of players, and it seemed like the same dozen of us were often at the final tables. It made it easy for me to consistently finish in the money. The last year I was at Doylesroom I finished up about 27k for the year.


Full tilt had 10x that many, and I knew no one. I tried to go pro that year. In January and February I won 9k, and 3k respectively at Doyles, then that UIGEA (??) thing hit, and I switched to FT in March. I think I lost all 12k of it in about 2 1/2 months. That was enough of that. I wasn't used to playing in tournaments with several hundred contestants. I liked the smaller ones at Doyles much better.


I've never done real well live. I don't have enough discipline. On line I can play 3 or 4 tables at once, and even though I'm playing conservative I still have plenty of action. Sitting at one table, playing one hand an hour gets old real quick. Anything more than that with 10% rake, a dollar or two in the jackpot, and a buck for the dealer, and you won't finish ahead. It's too much rake for anyone to overcome in low stakes.


I miss it. Before everything changed, I was pretty certain I could get to the point where I was going to make a living at it, and play in the WSOP. It's a lousy empty life though. You see alot of the older pros with a very hollow look on their face. And when they win, it's more a look of relief, than anything else.
 
Basspro69
07/27/2011 09:43PM
 
quote analyzer: "I played a couple years at Betonsports, until they folded, with $5800 of my money I might add. I then switched to another site, in the same network: Doylesroom. But at some point they kicked americans off. They moved us to Full Tilt, but it was so big compared to Doylesroom that I didn't feel comfortable, and after struggling for a couple months, I gave it up. I'm not sorry now.



At Doylesroom there were about 7 or 8000 players on there at any given time. I had notes on a substantial number of players, and it seemed like the same dozen of us were often at the final tables. It made it easy for me to consistently finish in the money. The last year I was at Doylesroom I finished up about 27k for the year.



Full tilt had 10x that many, and I knew no one. I tried to go pro that year. In January and February I won 9k, and 3k respectively at Doyles, then that UIGEA (??) thing hit, and I switched to FT in March. I think I lost all 12k of it in about 2 1/2 months. That was enough of that. I wasn't used to playing in tournaments with several hundred contestants. I liked the smaller ones at Doyles much better.



I've never done real well live. I don't have enough discipline. On line I can play 3 or 4 tables at once, and even though I'm playing conservative I still have plenty of action. Sitting at one table, playing one hand an hour gets old real quick. Anything more than that with 10% rake, a dollar or two in the jackpot, and a buck for the dealer, and you won't finish ahead. It's too much rake for anyone to overcome in low stakes.



I miss it. Before everything changed, I was pretty certain I could get to the point where I was going to make a living at it, and play in the WSOP. It's a lousy empty life though. You see alot of the older pros with a very hollow look on their face. And when they win, it's more a look of relief, than anything else."
And thats why I play free online poker,its very enjoyable to me to play against some really good players all over the world. my boss is on pokerstars and it took him about a year to get to one million, so when I came over from full tilt and got to a million in less than a month he wasnt very happy lol. I would never trust online poker for money to many techno wizards that could rig the game, I play twice a month in a small home game, the most you can lose in a night is fifteen bucks and its been a very long time since i didnt finish up money at the end of the night. The only way i could ever play the main event is if someone put up the entry, I work too hard to risk my paycheck against someone that goes all in preflop with 7 deuce offsuit and hits their hand, I think I would snap lol.its a very challenging game and i think im very good at it, at least the people i play aginst tell me that i am. its just very relaxing to me.
 
analyzer
07/28/2011 11:41AM
 
quote fitgers1: "I started collecting beer cans as a young teen in the late 70's or early 80's. Don't remember which. I lived near Duluth at the time. The first can I found that started it all was an old Fitgers cone top can I found on an old rock/garbage pile out in the middle of a woods while hiking around one day with some buddies. So, Fitgers and it was the first can...fitgers1. Many years later including 20 years in the Navy has helped build up my collection to several hundred cans."


So you'd be Tin Can Jeff then???


Well, not anymore, but Aluminum can Jeff, just doesn't have the same ring to it.
 
fitgers1
07/28/2011 07:09AM
 
I started collecting beer cans as a young teen in the late 70's or early 80's. Don't remember which. I lived near Duluth at the time. The first can I found that started it all was an old Fitgers cone top can I found on an old rock/garbage pile out in the middle of a woods while hiking around one day with some buddies. So, Fitgers and it was the first can...fitgers1. Many years later including 20 years in the Navy has helped build up my collection to several hundred cans.
 
Basspro69
07/28/2011 03:43PM
 
quote fitgers1: "quote analyzer: "quote fitgers1: "I started collecting beer cans as a young teen in the late 70's or early 80's. Don't remember which. I lived near Duluth at the time. The first can I found that started it all was an old Fitgers cone top can I found on an old rock/garbage pile out in the middle of a woods while hiking around one day with some buddies. So, Fitgers and it was the first can...fitgers1. Many years later including 20 years in the Navy has helped build up my collection to several hundred cans."




So you'd be Tin Can Jeff then???




Well, not anymore, but Aluminum can Jeff, just doesn't have the same ring to it."
LOL



Nice. I do call the canoe the big beer can. I'll go with Tin Can Jeff. With a dog in the canoe or fishing boat, it's more like the Mutt and Jeff show."

 
apugarcia
07/28/2011 03:53PM
 
Growing up I always had an Abu Garcia fishing reel. Well, AbuGarcia was taken when my family first signed up for AOL way back in the 90's. ApuGarcia was my second choice and has remained my screen name for many years.
 
Mocha
12/01/2013 04:57PM
 
unless you were born in 1900 you aren't the youngest! lots of people here the same age. :)
 
Joseph16
12/01/2013 04:53PM
 
My name is Joseph I was born in the 16th of November, I wanted BigRiver but it was taken..... I think I am the youngest guy on here, joined when I was 17 now im 20.
 
Miketheflyguy1
12/01/2013 07:17PM
 
I am a fly tyer! And love fly fishing.
 
fitgers1
07/28/2011 03:37PM
 
quote analyzer: "quote fitgers1: "I started collecting beer cans as a young teen in the late 70's or early 80's. Don't remember which. I lived near Duluth at the time. The first can I found that started it all was an old Fitgers cone top can I found on an old rock/garbage pile out in the middle of a woods while hiking around one day with some buddies. So, Fitgers and it was the first can...fitgers1. Many years later including 20 years in the Navy has helped build up my collection to several hundred cans."



So you'd be Tin Can Jeff then???



Well, not anymore, but Aluminum can Jeff, just doesn't have the same ring to it."



Nice. I do call the canoe the big beer can. I'll go with Tin Can Jeff. With a dog in the canoe or fishing boat, it's more like the Mutt and Jeff show.
 
mocha
07/28/2011 08:52PM
 



Mocha was given to me shortly after she turned 5 and had given birth to her 7th litter of pups (yes, she worked for a puppy mill in WI). we had almost 7 great years together and learned a lot from each other. she came along at the right time in my life, even though i swore NO MORE DOGS! god bless her wonderful puppy soul.
 
BoxofRain
07/29/2011 10:34PM
 
Box of Rain is a great Greatful Dead song and the North Wood Lakes seam to me to be a Great Big Box Of Rain. It all kinda fit. It took 2 seconds when I filled out the username box. I wish I could remember my password as easy>
 
Ralphthewonderllama
07/29/2011 11:33PM
 
Big ole Monty Python fan. Plus I like to serve as a reminder that moose bites can be dangerous.
 
Basspro69
11/26/2013 08:23AM
 
quote Vikinfan: "Fishfry I do believe you when you say you are a good cook when it comes to fish (would love to try some).




I do not believe you about the bullhead thing though (and I will never try some!) :)"
Vkinfan where are you ?
 
jcavenagh
11/26/2013 09:20AM
 
quote HansSolo: "
Before I knew about bwca.com and joined up, I was a member of solotripping.com, which went down more than a year ago. Due to the nature of that site, I wanted a screen name that incorporated the word "solo" in my screen name. In part because of the subject matter, but I also love solo canoes and I primarily paddle solo.


I initially considered combining my first name with solo, as in, "Mark Solo", or "Solo Mark", or maybe, "Mark C1", but those combinations really did not have too much pizazz. Besides, "Mark" can also be misconstrued as a verb.


So I thought back to other nick names I've had. For some reason, my name from the German Club in High School came to mind, that being "Hans". (For whatever reason, we were required to have an alternative first name in the German Club.) So "Hans Solo" came to be. A lame attempt at a play on words.


Unfortunately, I didn't think that name through too well. The "Hans Solo" screen name paints me as some "Star Wars Nerd" or "Trekkie Geek", which I'm really not, despite being a "Computer Geek". (For what it's worth, Harrison Ford's character in the Star Wars series is actually "Han Solo", no "s".)


When I joined bwca.com, I seriously considered creating a new screen name. But after seeing other former members from solotripping.com on this website, I decided to retain "Hans Solo", because the name had some history to it.


Before joining solotripping.com, and then eventually bwca.com, I had no idea I'd be as active with posting and replying in the Forums as much as I have. So I really didn't envision my screen name becoming as visible as it has.


Additionally, at the time I created my screen name, I also wasn't able to insert a space or an underscore between "Hans" and "Solo", so my chosen screen name doesn't even display properly.


When this subject came up a few months ago, "analyzer" suggested I should have created "Marko Solo" as a screen name. Although equally as lame as "Hans Solo", I liked the suggestion and wish I would have thought of that at the time, but it is what it is. (Graphic below copied from jerkassclothing.com)


Hans Solo


"

Huh! I just assumed your name is Hans Hansen,
You come from Wisconsin,
You work in a lumbermill der... ;)
 
Basspro69
11/25/2013 08:22PM
 
Feel free to add to this if you haven't already.
 
AdamXChicago
03/23/2012 08:40PM
 
Duh...
 
outdooraddict
03/24/2012 10:12AM
 
Because I need an intervention! ;-)
 
goaljohnbill
09/12/2013 10:00AM
 
This is the one I use everywhere when Im not using my name or an email.


It came from Diablo 2 registration like PAmonster.


I was a little late to the D2 party (awhile after launch) and couldnt get anything I actually liked to go through as a username. After 30 minutes and rude comments from the people waiting for me to join their game I got mad and put together not quite random words. Goal cause im an ice goalie, john is my 1st name, and bill was the name of someones ridiculous made up "personal diety" during a drunken discussion in college... that convo was really funny at the time, though i dont remeber what it was about now. The discussion was right before I made the user name and other versions of goaljohn existed. I slapped bill on the end it which got a laugh from the people waiting who knew why. It has always been accepted (ie noone else has had it) and I have toted it around ever since.
 
Oisinirish
06/15/2014 07:25PM
 
Oisin: Character from Irish/Celtic mythology. A warrior of the Fianna and supposedly the greatest poet of Ireland. Fascinated by Irish mythology and CuChulain or Diarmaid just seems a little to over the top.
 
ripple
06/12/2014 05:08PM
 
quote rtallent: "Lack of imagination... Am ripple on the QJ site, but another DeadHead paddler (there seem to be several) on this site already had that (and she writes good stuff on here). Ray Tallent"
So funny- I remember trying to join QJ but didn't because I could not be "ripple". Are you ripple anywhere else>
 
JackStraw
06/12/2014 11:15PM
 
quote ripple: "quote rtallent: "Lack of imagination... Am ripple on the QJ site, but another DeadHead paddler (there seem to be several) on this site already had that (and she writes good stuff on here). Ray Tallent"
So funny- I remember trying to join QJ but didn't because I could not be "ripple". Are you ripple anywhere else>"



Also funny, I remember trying to join here. "Ripple" was already taken, hence "Jack Straw", another of my favorites.
 
x2jmorris
01/05/2020 07:59AM
 
My name starts with a J and so does my wife's. So two J's equals x2jmorris
 
merlyn
01/04/2020 02:25PM
 
Merlyn was my yellow lab for 12 plus years. I name my pets after magicians from books. His full AKC name was Merlyn Briticanus. Brings back wonderful memories every time I use them. On a side note------ my father, who was not on the forum, got his handle "Old Indian" from our first BWCA trip in 1964 while trying to get a fire going after 4 days of rain. I can still picture him blowing like hell on the pathetic pile of wet wood trying to get a blaze going and my brother saying " I thought old Indians were supposed to be good at this" The name stuck. RIP
 
Spartan2
01/04/2020 04:06PM
 
It has been interesting to read this long thread again. Sad to see some names of ones no longer with us, either because they are gone now, or because they don't post anymore.


It is a good thread. Fun to know where people get their "names".
 
TuscaroraBorealis
01/04/2020 04:12PM
 
Spartan2: "It has been interesting to read this long thread again. Sad to see some names of ones no longer with us, either because they are gone now, or because they don't post anymore.



It is a good thread. Fun to know where people get their "names". "



+1
 
Ausable
01/04/2020 04:11PM
 
Because my wife and I owned some property near the Ausable River in Michigan. We enjoyed canoeing on that river for many years.
 
KarlBAndersen1
01/05/2020 08:58AM
 
I use my name because, well, it's my name. How else will people know who's writing the post?
I wish others would just use their names.
 
moosedoggie
01/05/2020 09:31AM
 
When I began whitewater kayaking, it was before the days of dry-suits so I wore a farmer-john wetsuit. I had a pair of "Hawaiian flowery shorts" that I would wear over the wetsuit to protect it from abrading on the boat's seat. My "friends" promptly started calling me moondoggie in reference to the old surfing movies.


When I joined this site, I took my whitewater nickname and made it more appropriate for the northern climes.
 
SaganagaJoe
01/04/2020 10:46AM
 
My favorite lake.
 
Tomcat
01/04/2020 11:48AM
 
When creating account I looked around the room for screen name inspiration and saw a wood carving that reminded me of a Tomcat.



 
x2jmorris
01/05/2020 10:47AM
 
Bearpath9: "When we first got a computer in the 90's, the kids picked out the screen name. It is the street we lived on. Don't know where the "9" came from. "


Because 1-8 were taken obviously :)
 
x2jmorris
01/05/2020 10:15AM
 
KarlBAndersen1: "I use my name because, well, it's my name. How else will people know who's writing the post?
I wish others would just use their names. "



Well to be fair a good amount of people just call me Morris
 
Bearpath9
01/05/2020 10:25AM
 
When we first got a computer in the 90's, the kids picked out the screen name. It is the street we lived on. Don't know where the "9" came from.
 
ghamer
01/05/2020 10:56AM
 
KarlBAndersen1: "I use my name because, well, it's my name. How else will people know who's writing the post?
I wish others would just use their names. "

Yep, what Karl said.
 
4keys
01/05/2020 05:54PM
 
straighthairedcurly: "Fun to read this old post and learn more about names I have come to respect.



A Curly is a breed of horse. A subset is the smooth coated Curly which is sometimes called a Straight Haired Curly. The Curlies are known for their calm, intelligent and friendly personality. They show an easily trainable temperament. They are also known for having a tough constitution and great stamina. Most people have found that the curlies enjoy being around people. The curlies are typically not flighty. They tend to do more reasoning than most breeds. They are very reliable and have a great work ethic.



I used to own one and we were best buddies so I started using the phrase for a lot of my online activity. But the personality fits me pretty well also :)



"



Saw one of these horses at the Midwest horse fair last year. Beautiful horses.
 
Bushman
01/05/2020 07:38PM
 
I love being in the bush but mostly it's because that is my last name!


Works great for both.
 
Bearpath9
01/06/2020 08:53AM
 
x2jmorris: "Bearpath9: "When we first got a computer in the 90's, the kids picked out the screen name. It is the street we lived on. Don't know where the "9" came from. "



Because 1-8 were taken obviously :)"



Yeah, probably. I have no idea, since I don't know much more about these computer thingys than I did then.
 
Selfsuffi
01/06/2020 09:21AM
 
Mine is pretty easy to figure out. I live a pretty self sufficient lifestyle and I tried to use that as a screen name years ago on a different site but it had too many charaters. So, it was shortened to Selfsuffi and it has carried over from other places to here.
 
scotttimm
01/06/2020 09:26AM
 
amhacker22@hotmail.com: "I wasn't really paying attention when I filled in the username field. I had no idea what kind of a commitment I was making."


+1. It's my name. 3t's and two m's. Lol.
 
moray
01/06/2020 09:27AM
 
My wife’s name name is Maureen and she is often called Mo. mine is Ray. Putting them together we got “Moray”. We have been using this screen name ever since our first computer.
 
RTurner
01/06/2020 04:48PM
 
moray: "My wife’s name name is Maureen and she is often called Mo. mine is Ray. Putting them together we got “Moray”. We have been using this screen name ever since our first computer."


good thing your name isn't Ron
 
Podunk
01/24/2021 12:09PM
 
Some refer to the area I live as Podunk, kinda off the beaten path. Well it used to be sadly suburbia is creeping in, light pollution is ruining my stargazing.
 
scat
01/22/2021 08:00PM
 
well, what’s cooler than scat


just sayin

actually I’m kind of bothered by having the five pines attached to my name, seems pretentious, I’d rather be anonymous, I think I’ll change my name to purplehippopotamus and start over

 
HangLoose
01/23/2021 04:55PM
 
By definition it means to relax and not take stuff too seriously which is what I strive to do but often fail. I also "hang" loosely in a hammock while wilderness camping. Thus a double meaning and a cute play on words.
 
TRadam
02/14/2021 11:57AM
 



Guess this kind of sums it up. Yep, Teddy is part of BWCA.com