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Where do you live? Queensbury N.Y.
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping? Way too few
Do you have the gear or use an outfitterer?  Outfitter for canoe,haven't figured a way to get a canoe on an airplane,but I'm open to suggestions.
Preferred/Typical party size? 2
What length of trips do you do/available to do? 1 wk.
Preferred season? Early spring, late to early fall
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp? Prefer to travel every day
What difficulty level do you go for? No hill to high, no paddle too long, no portage too tough.
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas? Only been once(Sarah lake area) would love to explore all

Paddling
Bow or stern preference? either
What is your paddling rhythm? Fast
Paddle the shoreline or beeline? depends on if I need to get somewhere
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in? Limits of navigatability
Do you have strong navigation/map skills? get lost in my backyard but enjoy being lost.

Portaging
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage? Single
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry? whatever it takes
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages? great
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs? bring it on as long as it isn't over my knees

Camping Style
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes? I do both
Fresh or dried foods? dried
Cook over a fire, or over a stove? stove
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars? either
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip? As many as I have fish for
Hang the food pack or ground it? Hng
Axe? Saw? Both? both
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn? (or both) Crack of dawn for sure. Limited nightly fire is nice
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water?
6a to 6:30
Fishing
How much time do you like to spend fishing? depends on if I'm catching. two hours is usually enough
Which species do you like to go after? Trout,Pike
How much tackle to you bring? Two rods, two small boxes
Are you good with a fillet knife? Haven't sent anyone to the hospital yet

Misc
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered? Mild personality disorder
Level of alcohol consumption? none
Are you a smoker? no
Is photography high on your list? I bring a camera
Do you like to go after pictographs? yes
Do you like to go after waterfalls? yes
Do you like to go after the northern lights? yes

Personality
If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you? No I'm on good terms with most of them
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with? Snow and sleet
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it? Discuss
Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home? Hasn't happend yet.
  
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Reply #11 - Jul 27th, 2005 at 12:26pm
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Basics 
Where do you live?
  Northern MN, about 1 hour south from either Ely or Crane Lake. 
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping?
  300
Do you have the gear or use an outfitter?
  I have all the gear, many variations Iíve tried over the years, and make some of my own tarps and packs.
Preferred/Typical party size?
  Solo/two/sometimes 5-7 campers.
What length of trips do you do/available to do?
  7 days is always too short, the average trip is 10 days.  Have often gone 12-14 days.  Wouldnít mind going for 30-60 days given the chance.
Preferred season?
  Mid-August to 3rd wk in September, and early-May through early-June.
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp?
  75% travel, 25% base camping.
What difficulty level do you go for?
  I donít mind difficult travel.  I kind of hate portages longer than 75 rods.  I will generally paddle in any conditions with a spray skirt on my kayak, but get tired of bucking the wind all day.  As I get older the difficulty bar is getting lower also.
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas?
  Most familiar with the southern third of the Quetico, the border areas, and from LaCroix northeast to Kawnipi and southeast to Saganaga and the Gunflint trail.  I like to cover ground and see new lakes, bays, rocks and creeks.   
 
Paddling 
Bow or stern preference?
  Prefer solo paddling, and am proficient at stern canoe paddling.  Since solo traveling in a kayak, any canoe feels like I am trying to paddle a box through the water.
What is your paddling rhythm? 
  Steady, moderate pace, generally all day (5-7 hours).   
Paddle the shoreline or beeline?
  Shoreline, always.
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in?
  Anything regarding wind, but would quickly loose energy if paddling into a raging head wind.  Often go in huge rollers as long as they are broadside or behind me.  The kayak is small enough to float on top of the big ones like a cork.  Nasty water on rivers I avoid, partly because I have no ability in white water, and partly not to take any chances when soloing.  Cold water and the chance of falling in, in early spring and late fall, is also a mitigating factor.
Do you have strong navigation/map skills?
  Yes, I use a compass and usually both Fisher and McKenzie maps of my route.  On confusing lakes I note on the map where I am from time to time so I do not lose track of my progress.
 
Portaging 
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage?
  Double and sometimes triple, especially early on when the food pack is heavy.
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry?
  The kayak requires small packs to fit in it, so at the portages I unload and put them in a large Duluth pack I have brought just for that purpose.   The more I can manage in the larger single packs, the better. 
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages?
  No problem, but my loads have to be lighter.  Doing them in the early morning avoids the mid-day heat and makes them seem easier.
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs?
  Takes me a moment at the edge to mentally prepare for diving in.  I am still agile enough to manage the log balancing acts.  I almost hate the 6Ē deep (shallow) muddy portage spots as much. 
 
Camping Style 
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes?
  Wash the dishes.
Fresh or dried foods?
  Fresh and boxed foods from the grocery store.  Not much freeze dried.
Cook over a fire, or over a stove?
  Fire almost exclusively, unless forced to take a stove due to drought. 
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars?
  When solo, coffee and gorp for breakfast.  Oatmeal for group breakfasts.  More elaborate fare if not traveling that day.   
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip?
  I do not fish myself, but occasionally one of the group is successful and we will have fish at whatever meal of the day is convenient.   
Hang the food pack or ground it?
  Hang the pack except very occasionally when there is no suitable tree.  If grounding, then I lash it to a tree or rock not far from my tent, put stuff on it to make noise if it is disturbed, and go to bed with a stout beaver stick to fend off burglars. 
Axe? Saw? Both?
  Both
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn? (or both)
  Usually to bed at dusk, and up shortly after daybreak.  I never carry a watch and depend on my natural rhythms to tell me what time it is.  I prefer traveling earlier in the day, so up and going as soon as possible most mornings.  The bugs often have a lot to do with the time I hit the tent at night.
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water?
  Generally find a group can get going by 8:00 a.m. 
 
Fishing 
How much time do you like to spend fishing?
  None.
Which species do you like to go after?
  I have caught some bass and walleye in my life.  I like to use a fly rod.   
How much tackle do you bring?
  None.
Are you good with a fillet knife?
  Not at all.  I do know how to disassemble a raw chicken tho.
 
Misc 
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered?
  55 year old body.  Serious bee sting allergy (take an Epi-pen). 
Level of alcohol consumption?
  Almost none.
Is photography high on your list?
  I like to have pictures of the trip, but tend not to take time to use the camera.
Do you like to go after pictographs?
  I like to see them when available, but they are not my destination. 
Do you like to go after waterfalls?
  Yes, usually great scenery.  Often also good campsites.  I like to camp at the top to cut down on moisture and noise, far enough away that the noise does not get annoying.   
Do you like to go after the northern lights?
  Yes, but I often sleep through the best shows. 
 
Personality 
If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you?
  I only mind the bugs if they are particularly persistent in biting.  Then I may retreat to my tent and refuse to come out until the bug conditions change.  Generally the bugs are not too bad, or the conditions will change soon enough. 
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with?
  Wet and cold weather at the same time.  Wet is okay if I am warm enough and have an extra set of dry clothes and a dry sleeping bag to console me.  Cold is not too bad if it is also dry weather.   
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it?
  Discuss.  Altho I am stubborn and it will take some convincing to get me to compromise or bury it.   
Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home?
  Dealing with camping companions who grouse, cry and whine about the conditions or with someone who is picking on, or provoking another of the party continually, making them miserable and the rest of us uncomfortable.
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Basic
What difficulty level do you go for?   
What ever it takes to see new parts of the park, I will bushwack.
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas? 
Prairie Portage is our usual entry into Quetico but I have entered from the central portion of the park.   
   
Paddling   
Bow or stern preference?   
Iím a tall guy and prefer stern but Iím willing to trade off.   
What is your paddling rhythm?
Steady. 
Paddle the shoreline or beeline?
That depends on circumstances, who Iím paddling with, lake conditions, and wind direction.
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in?   
That depends on with whom Iím paddling with. I have paddled in some tough conditions with confidence but prefer not to paddle into a head wind with rough waters. 
Do you have strong navigation/map skills?   
Adequate with a compass and map.   
   
Portaging   
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage?   
Usually double, I have tripled, and would prefer to single.   
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry?   
On the back   
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages?   
I also backpack.   
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs?   
Iíve hiked in the Everglades.   

Camping Style   
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes?   
On trips I usually cook but I would not mind taking a break and wash dishes.   
Fresh or dried foods?
Fresh and home dried foods, I donít like freeze dried.   
Cook over a fire, or over a stove?   
Both.   
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars?   
Oat meal or cereal, with strong coffee. 
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip?   
None, although if someone catches fish and cleans them Iíll eat them.   
Hang the food pack or ground it?   
I always hang, losing the food pack would be a reason to end a trip early.   
Axe? Saw? Both?   
Both.   
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn? (or both)
That really depends on the day, if it is raining I will retire early. I really enjoy a fire nothing says out of doors as the smell of smoke and the crackle of a fire. 
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water?   
No later than 9 am. 
   
Fishing   
How much time do you like to spend fishing? 
I enjoy fishing and will stop at a spot that has structure I catch and release.
Which species do you like to go after? 
Whatever is biting!
How much tackle to you bring?   
1 rod and reel and 2 plastic plano trays. 
Are you good with a fillet knife? 
No!
   
Misc.   
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered? 
Not yet.   
Level of alcohol consumption? 
2 bottles of wine and 2 flasks of rum. 
Smoker?
Yes but Iím trying to quit.
Is photography high on your list?   
Yes I love taking pictures of wildlife and people Iím traveling with.
Do you like to go after pictographs?   
My routes are based on seeing different parts of the park but I certainly wonít avoid them.   
Do you like to go after waterfalls?   
See above.   
Do you like to go after the northern lights?   
We will set camp to face north or have a north facing outcrop when they are available.   
   
Personality   
If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you?   
Thatís why I prefer to travel in mid September to avoid mosquitos, ticks and black flies.   
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with? Real cold/snow.   
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it?
Discuss it, I can be tolerant and havenít drowned anyone yet. 
Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home?   
Losing the food pack.

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Basics 
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Where do you live?
  Bloomington, MN
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping?
  75
Do you have the gear or use an outfitterer?
  Most, no canoe though
Preferred/Typical party size?
  Not over 4.
What length of trips do you do/available to do?
  8 day trip, when I didn't work it would be 12-14
Preferred season?
Late August
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp?
mostly travel with a layover day if I feel like that.

What difficulty level do you go for?
I like to feel I have accomplished something so nothing scares me away. whatever it takes to get me where i want to go.

What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas?
North Western, BWCA;  South Western, Quetico
 
Paddling 
Bow or stern preference?
  Stern.

What is your paddling rhythm? 
  depends on the day, and if I was nipping crown the night before.

Paddle the shoreline or beeline?
  Beeline if it the shoreline leads to far out of the way.

How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in?
Fairly nasty as long as everything is secure and we are near the shore. 

Do you have strong navigation/map skills?
  I don't think I have looked at a compass in the BWCA. All I have needed up there is a map, I do bring a compass though just in case.
 
Portaging 
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage?
1 time across for me, pack light

Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry?
  Mostly on the back.

How well do you handle the mountain goat portages?
a little tired but I manage 

How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs?
  As long as I can get my boot back,   
 
Camping Style 
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes?
  rathter cook

Fresh or dried foods?
  dried

Cook over a fire, or over a stove?
  stove, unless it's meat or fish

Cook breakfast or breakfast bars?
  both

How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip?
  we'll see, this will be the first year I really fish

Hang the food pack or ground it?
  Hang er high

Axe? Saw? Both?
  niether

Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn? (or both)
  both

On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water?
  9:00
 
Fishing 
How much time do you like to spend fishing?
0 so far, much more this year.

Which species do you like to go after?
  see above

How much tackle to you bring?
  see above
 
Misc 
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered?
family heart issues, and serious Acid reflux, without my meds my trip would be miserable. 

Level of alcohol consumption?
Not much in the past, a little more this year, as one of the people joining me screams his snores out!!!

Is photography high on your list?
  Very High, but I am no good at it, I do it for the memories, not for the art.(although I would if I was good)
Do you like to go after pictographs?
  I'll detour to take them in, but usually not my destination. 
Do you like to go after waterfalls?
Absolutely, especially a good one to swim in, I love a good powerwash.

Do you like to go after the northern lights?
Yes.
 
Personality 
If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you?
  not ruin, but it sure won't help. One day of out of control skeets will test your mental edge, more than that I don't enjoy.

What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with?
  Steady rain that continues for more than 2 days
 
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it?
  discuss up front

Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home?
  Losing the foodpack, to a bear, the lake or anything else.
  
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Where do you live?  near Luck, WI
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping?  50+
Do you have the gear or use an outfitterer?  Havenít used an outfitter, yet.
Preferred/Typical party size? 4
What length of trips do you do/available to do? 1 wk.
Preferred season? Early spring, late to early fall
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp? Depends on the company, usually like to stay for 2 nights in one spot.
What difficulty level do you go for?  Again, it depends on who Iím with.  Not afraid of lounging or busting my hump.
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas?  Most familiar with BWCA;  LLC and Basswood areas.
 
Paddling 
Bow or stern preference? Stern
What is your paddling rhythm? Controlled.
Paddle the shoreline or beeline? Shoreline
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in? I donít like rollersÖ.
Do you have strong navigation/map skills? Army orienteering training, pretty comfortable.
 
Portaging 
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage? Single to 1.5
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry? back
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages? fine
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs? I just like to touch bottom.

Camping Style 
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes? Same as at home; cook.
Fresh or dried foods? A mix
Cook over a fire, or over a stove? Mostly stove
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars? either
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip? At least every evening
Hang the food pack or ground it? ground
Axe? Saw? Both? both
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn? (or both) depends on if the fishing is good or not.  I do like to socializeÖ.
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water?  No later than 7 a.m.

Fishing 
How much time do you like to spend fishing? Most of the day.
Which species do you like to go after? SMB, Ďeyes, lakers, pike.
How much tackle to you bring? Two rods, two small boxes
Are you good with a fillet knife? Decent.
 
Misc 
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered? nope
Level of alcohol consumption? Depends on how much my campmates snore. I like wine or Makerís Mark.
Are you a smoker? On occasion
Is photography high on your list? Top 5
Do you like to go after pictographs? Not really
Do you like to go after waterfalls? I like them for sleeping and fishing
Do you like to go after the northern lights? I like them.
 
Personality 
If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you? No, but I usually schedule my trip around them.
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with? High winds
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it? Discuss, but I usually bury.
Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home? nothing.



  
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Basics
Where do you live?
Des Moines, IA about 10 hours driving from Ely.
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping?
30 or so in BW but 100+ camping in various forms
Do you have the gear or use an outfitter? †
I use an outfitter for canoe and if I forget something (I now own 3 canoe anchor bags)
Preferred/Typical party size?
6 max prefer 2
What length of trips do you do/available to do?
Usually 4-6 but will go longer if others can. †10 is my longest
Preferred season?
Spring or Fall
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp?
No preference as long as there is time to fish
What difficulty level do you go for?
Moderate, I am not 40 yet! †But soon, I do not go to wear myself out.
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas? Been through Mudro 2 times other than that I like to see new scenery, prefer Quetico fewer people.

Paddling
Bow or stern preference? Bow
what is your paddling rhythm? Steady but not out to win races
Paddle the shoreline or beeline? Shore preferred but if you gotta get somewhere
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in? I have been known to push it but will error on the side of caution when the water us cold Ö at least normally
Do you have strong navigation/map skills? Yes, I take several map types along and study them daily (can you say nerd)

Portaging
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage? Double, I like some comforts
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry? Back Ė balance is important
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages? The portages from Mudro to Fourtown are the worst I have done, I would like a challenge though, but not every day
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs? I do not like getting wet feet but boots dry. †A bushwhack is good thing every now and then

Camping Style
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes? I worked in a kitchen, I cook very well, but I do my share of dishes.
Fresh or dried foods? Fresh, eating is a hobby of mine that I really enjoy
Cook over a fire, or over a stove? Either depending on the time and food
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars? †I like to have a quick bite and then out early fishing, back for breakfast/brunch
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip? More is better
Hang the food pack or ground it? †Hang
Axe? Saw? Both? Both, be prepared
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn? (or both) Both, but sometimes I think I am getting older and need my beauty rest
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water? Early, cold breakfast and out before the wind picks up

Fishing
How much time do you like to spend fishing? More is better
Which species do you like to go after? Lake trout, bass, trout, walleye, trout, northern, troutÖ
How much tackle to you bring? Too much, I will allow anyone to inspect and give suggestions on what to leave behind
Are you good with a fillet knife? Except for those pesky Ďyí bones.

Misc
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered? I have a illness that requires me to fish at least once per day while out
Level of alcohol consumption? minimal
Are you a smoker? No
Is photography high on your list? yes
Do you like to go after pictographs? Yes but not as a destination
Do you like to go after waterfalls? Yes for the fishing and pictures
Do you like to go after the northern lights? Nice to look at but getting up early to fish is better

Personality
If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you? No, I have the stuff to deal with them, and I like to avoid them if possible.
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with? 10 days of snow and sleet would be a bummer but I come prepared with quality gear
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it? I tend to avoid conflict but will confront something with an open mind
Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home? Loosing a major part of the gear, hole in the canoe, or being stuck with a big whiner!
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Where do you live?
Minneapolis, MN

Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping?
100+

Do you have the gear or use an outfitterer?
Have the gear

Preferred/Typical party size?
4-6

What length of trips do you do/available to do?
4-7 days, but have done longer when possible

Preferred season?
Spring

What % of the trip do you travel/base camp?
2 rest days for every night in a campsite

What difficulty level do you go for?
Bust butt the first day to get to solitude and relax for several day before taking it easy on the way out.

What area of the park are you most familiar with?
Have been to most of it, but am most comfortable in the area surrounding the Ely EPs.

Paddling
Bow or stern preference?
Stern

What is your paddling rhythm?
depends on the wind. Calm water = realxed paddling. Rough water = hard paddling

Paddle the shoreline or beeline?
Beeline on day 1, shoreline the rest of the time.

How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in?
As long as the waves aren't coming over the bow, I am comfortable.

Do you have strong navigation/map skills?
I think they are strong, others may not.


Portaging
Do you usually single/double/triple portage?
Always single.

Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry?   Only hand carry fishing poles.

How well do you handle the mountain goat portages?
Been over many and they are still no fun (especially when they're wet)

How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs?
Don't like them, but will do them.


Camping Style
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes?
Cook.

Fresh or dried foods?
Fresh

Cook over a fire, or over a stove?
Stove, except for the 1st night steaks

Cook breakfast or breakfast bars?
Breakfast Bars

How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip?
1-2

Hang the food pack or ground it?
Hang 'em high.

Axe? Saw? Both?
Saw and hatchet

Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn? (or both)
Both, I can't enjoy the beauty if I'm sleeping.

On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water?
8:00 - 9:00


Fishing
How much time do you like to spend fishing?
As much as possible.

Which species do you like to go after?
Walleye

How much tackle to you bring?
One plastic tray

Are you good with a fillet knife?
So far so good, no injuries


Misc
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered?
NO

Level of alcohol consumption?
Moderate.

Are you a smoker?
No

Is photography high on your list?
If the opportunity arises, always have my camera ready.

Do you like to go after pictographs?
Won't go out of my way, but will stop and look if we pass by them (I won't do any repelling near them though)

Do you like to go after waterfalls?
Absolutely (good fishing).

Do you like to go after the northern lights?
If I'm up late

Personality
If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you?
I dont like them, but they're part of the experiance.

What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with?
Wind, it's the only thing you can't guard against.

If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it?
Discuss it.

Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home?
I think running out of food would be the only circumstance.
  
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Basics
Where do you live? SW Chicago burbs.
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping? 75
Do you have the gear or use an outfitter?  For tow when going into Q and shower afterwards.
Preferred/Typical party size?
What length of trips do you do/available to do? Itís a long drive so more than 4 days and less than 16 days.
Preferred season?
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp? Mostly Base but last 2 years 50/50.
What difficulty level do you go for? I like a challenge.
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas?

Paddling
Bow or stern preference?  Center But can ride in either end of a tandem.
What is your paddling rhythm?
Paddle the shoreline or beeline? Enjoy the shoreline more but if in a hurry will beeline.
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in? I have done Cache Bay In the big rollers and high wind several times.
Do you have strong navigation/map skills? Yes

Portaging
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage? Usualy double
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry? Mostly back
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages? Ok
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs? Ok But not my favorite.

Camping Style
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes?  Dishes
Fresh or dried foods? Fresh for first 1-2 days then I dry my own.
Cook over a fire, or over a stove? Stove
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars? Cook
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip? <1/day
Hang the food pack or ground it? Bucket.
Axe? Saw? Both? Saw
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn? (or both) Crack of dawn
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water? 6-7-8

Fishing
How much time do you like to spend fishing? As long as they are biting.
Which species do you like to go after?
How much tackle to you bring? 4 plastic boxes 8X12X1.5Ē each
Are you good with a fillet knife? I can cut some meet off of a fish to eat.

Misc
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered? Must eat a low carb diet(NO SUGGER) but I can eat fish.
Level of alcohol consumption? None on a trip.
Are you a smoker? No
Is photography high on your list? Not to high.  May spend 20 min per day.
Do you like to go after pictographs? NO.
Do you like to go after waterfalls?  I enjoy looking and fishing below them
Do you like to go after the northern lights? No

Personality
If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you? No
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with? Cold Rain
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it? Bury it.
Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home? Loss of food and bad fishing.
  
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Where do you live?
Blair, Nebraska
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping?
20-25
Do you have the gear or use an outfitterer?
I have what I need.  The canoe is being built.†
Preferred/Typical party size?
4 at the most/solo
What length of trips do you do/available to do?
3-10 days †
Preferred season?
May or Sept.
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp?
travel a few days then lay over for one
What difficulty level do you go for?
I like to work to avoid the crowds and I like the challenge of getting into the more remote areas
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas?
South central BW /try to explore a new area each trip

Paddling
Bow or stern preference?
I usually paddle stern but bow is a nice change/solo
What is your paddling rhythm?
a nice steady pace
Paddle the shoreline or beeline?
depends on the lake, are we behind schedule ect. †
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in?
nasty water can be scary, but also fun as long as it's nothing too crazy †
Do you have strong navigation/map skills?
Great, although I have been a might bit confused at times †

Portaging
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage?
double/ I pack light and want to single
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry?
on my back †
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages?
alot better than bogs †
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs?
not my favorite †

Camping Style
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes?
I like to cook but don't mind dishes †
Fresh or dried foods?
fresh on the first night dried after that 
Cook over a fire, or over a stove?
stove †
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars?
breakfast bars most of the time I just have a brunch snack
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip?
If you can catch them I will clean and cook them  Grin
Hang the food pack or ground it?
I use a "bear vault" †
Axe? Saw? Both?
both in spring/fall †saw in the summer
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn? (or both)
stay up late on layover days/up early on a travel day †
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water?
try to get on the water as soon as it is light enough
Fishing
How much time do you like to spend fishing?
I never seem to have the time and I'm not very good at it. †
Which species do you like to go after?
whatever you can catch†
How much tackle to you bring?
none †
Are you good with a fillet knife?
OK †

Misc
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered?
none †
Level of alcohol consumption?
low/med
Smoker yes/no?
yes
Is photography high on your list?
yes †
Do you like to go after pictographs?
Cool to see but, I would not base a trip on them
Do you like to go after waterfalls?
I love rivers, rapids and waterfalls †
Do you like to go after the northern lights?
who doesn't? †

Personality
If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you?
would not ruin a trip but that's one of the reasons I like May/Sept.
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with?
rain, rain and more rain I would take snow over 3 or 4 days of rain
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it?
discuss †
Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home?
I can't think of anything besides illness or injury that could get me to quit a trip early
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Reply #19 - Dec 21st, 2005 at 7:23am
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Where do you live?   
Beautiful Woodville Wisconsin
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping?   
100+ 
Do you have the gear or use an outfitterer?   
I have everything (and then some), minus the canoe    
Preferred/Typical party size?   
6-8 
What length of trips do you do/available to do?   
3-10 days   
Preferred season?   
May or Sept.   
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp?   
Hardcore Basecampers but not afraid of daytriiping pretty far   
What difficulty level do you go for?   
Depends on my mood!    
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas?   
Fourtown and all the surrounding lakes extensively and learning Gabbro and it's surroundings 
   
Paddling   
Bow or stern preference?   
Stern - 6' 5" and 250 does not make a good bowman!
What is your paddling rhythm?   
Hut hut hut   
Paddle the shoreline or beeline?   
Whatever the situation dictates 
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in?   
nasty 

Do you have strong navigation/map skills?   
I like to think so - never been lost yet (knock on wood) 
   
Portaging   
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage?   
double   
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry?   
Both
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages?   
They kill me 
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs?   
Fair
   
Camping Style   
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes?   
Strictly cook
Fresh or dried foods?   
All fresh - we have a lot of strong backs (and weak minds) so we bring enough to supply a 5 star restaurant
Cook over a fire, or over a stove?   
Fire
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars?   
(2) 36 cup pots of coffee and then cook 
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip?   
1 maybe 2
Hang the food pack or ground it?   
ground only 
Axe? Saw? Both?   
both 
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn? (or both)   
Definitely both ---- You can sleep when you're dead 
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water?   
early   
Fishing   
How much time do you like to spend fishing?   
Absolutely as much as possible
Which species do you like to go after?   
whatever bites   
How much tackle to you bring?   
Ever heard of Cabelas?  Bass pro?
Are you good with a fillet knife?   
(Modestly) - I kick ass 
   
Misc   
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered?   
Besides being overweight, receding hairline, and always cranky? 
Level of alcohol consumption?   
The Kennedy's got nothing on me or my paddling companions but we try to make sure to not bother other campers.  3 ponies, 8 bottles baileys, 4 bottles vodka, 6 bottles blue 100 and no I am not kidding.  This is serious business.
Smoker yes/no?   
yes   
Is photography high on your list?   
no 
Do you like to go after pictographs?   
never seen one, but would like to, although I would not base a trip on them   
Do you like to go after waterfalls?   
If the chance is there - maybe 
Do you like to go after the northern lights?   
I usually see them when I fall over in my chair
   
Personality   
If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you?   
would not ruin a trip but that's one of the reasons I like May/Sept.   
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with?   
Wind tends to get a little old for me , lightning
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it?   
Forget about it   
Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home?   
We always say that we would never end a trip early.  If someone dies we will field dress them and carry them out when we are damned good and ready
  
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