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Drewfus
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Reply #40 - Mar 21st, 2008 at 4:58am
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Basics
Where do you live? 40 miles West of Chicago
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping? 100+
Do you have the gear or use an outfitters?  Have the gear
Preferred/Typical party size? 2-4
What length of trips do you do/available to do? Usually 10-20 days, once a year, but would like to do more than one a year
Preferred season? End of August/September
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp? travel, trying to hit someplace new each year
What difficulty level do you go for? depends who I'm with. This year is high speed/low drag
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas? I've put in with an Agnes Permit more times than not, but have seen other areas as well. I like to explore though

Paddling
Bow or stern preference? I'm usually the bow guy, I dont weigh a lot Tongue
What is your paddling rhythm? 8th notes lol, no, its steady.
Paddle the shoreline or beeline? depends on the weather but paddling the shore line is nice for the views
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in? White caps are the limit for me
Do you have strong navigation/map skills? I rely on a map and compass, I bring the GPS for the perks. I'm a Scout for crying out loud!

Portaging
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage? singles, but again, it depends on who I'm with
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry? back
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages? slow and steady wins the race.
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs? I tie balloons to my feet so they float better.....ha ha! no, watch your step

Camping Style
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes? cook
Fresh or dried foods? fresh, preferably fish, but the dried stuff is easy and can be a help in a storm
Cook over a fire, or over a stove? stove
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars? instant oatmeal, or on the really quick mornings a power bar, but usually oatmeal
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip? as many as possible
Hang the food pack or ground it? hang
Axe? Saw? Both? saw, axe can be improvised
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn? The campfire is usually short lived, but there are times when the stories just keep going, usually the last night, no one wants it to end!
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water? early as possible, have paddled in the dark prior to sunrise before

Fishing
How much time do you like to spend fishing? a lot, a lot alot, we usually have lines in the water at all times if possible
Which species do you like to go after? walleyes, trout, smallies, northern
How much tackle to you bring? 1 spinning rod, 1 fly rod, one small tackle box shared by the boat
Are you good with a fillet knife? eh, I'm OK, my buddy is a genius with the thing, carved mt. rushmore into one! (I'm kidding, but he is amazing with a fillet knife)

Misc
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered?yes, fishermans, its terrible, acts up all the time at all hours of the day and night... Wink
Level of alcohol consumption? moderate
Are you a smoker? no
Is photography high on your list? yes, the digital stuff is fantastic, took video last time!
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
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with? multiple days of cold, windy, rainy weather Sad But, we go and love every minute of it, and those difficult times make great memories looking back
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? haven't come across one yet!
  
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Reply #41 - May 6th, 2008 at 6:01pm
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Basics
Where do you live? Whitewater Wisconsin,  Soon to relocate to Clearwater Lodge on the Gunflint
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping? 14
Do you have the gear or use an outfitterer?  a little of both
Preferred/Typical party size? 1-4
What length of trips do you do/available to do? 1-3 days
Preferred season? spring/fall
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp? 50%
What difficulty level do you go for? easy till I gain confidence and experiance
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas? Mostly Esater Gunflint

Paddling (VERY INEXPERIANCED Embarrassed)
Bow or stern preference? Bow
What is your paddling rhythm? sporadic
Paddle the shoreline or beeline? shore
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in? I can do what needs to be done
Do you have strong navigation/map skills? Yes

Portaging
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage? double
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry? back
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages? Its a workout but it can be done
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs? with alot of cursing

Camping Style
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes? either or
Fresh or dried foods? fresh is nice but dried are easier and lighter
Cook over a fire, or over a stove? FIRE
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars? bars
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip? as many as possible
Hang the food pack or ground it? hang it
Axe? Saw? Both? hatchet and saw
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn? (or both) Id try both but an early rise is important
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water? about an hour after daybreak

Fishing
How much time do you like to spend fishing? allot
Which species do you like to go after? Walleye, Northern and lakers
How much tackle to you bring? one 8 by 12 plastic case
Are you good with a fillet knife? need practice

Misc
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered?  a little heariong loss on the right side and my back acts up when under extream physical stress (2 months of residential roofing)
Level of alcohol consumption? a night capper is nice
Are you a smoker? unfortunatly so
Is photography high on your list? yes
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? Nope
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with? snow
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it? depends on the situation
Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home? armegedon
  
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Reply #42 - Jun 14th, 2008 at 2:25am
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Basics 
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Where do you live?  New Albany, Indiana. 

Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping? 500+

Do you have the gear or use an outfitter?  a little of both

Preferred/Typical party size? 2-6

What length of trips do you do/available to do? 6-14 days

Preferred season? spring/fall

What % of the trip do you travel/base camp? 50%

What difficulty level do you go for?   Whatever………but NO MONSTER portages…Kawnipi was the longest trip to dade.

What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or
explore new areas?  Gunflint Trail/Saganaga Area
 
Paddling.    Better than Average…….No whitewater

Bow or stern preference?  Stern

What is your paddling rhythm?  Like to figure a cadence and stay with it.

Paddle the shoreline or beeline? Beeline, unless MONSTER weather, or weak paddlers.

How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in?  2-3 ft rollers are TOUGH but doable.

Do you have strong navigation/map skills? Yes……..better than most.
 
Portaging 
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Do you usually single/double/triple/or  portage? Double mostly, but sometimes TRIPLE.

Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry?  Most on the back.  Some in the hands, or strapped to the canoe

How well do you handle the mountain goat portages? It’s a workout but it can be done

How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs?  I hate BOGS…..but will do them to get to good fishing.
 

Camping Style 
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Would you rather cook or wash the dishes?  I’m the cook, DAMN IT.

Fresh or dried foods?  Fresh for day 1 and 2………Packaged after that.

Cook over a fire, or over a stove?  Stove, except for MONSTER steaks on day 1.

Cook breakfast or breakfast bars?  A little of both.  Depends on the trip.

How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip?  Two or three.

Hang the food pack or ground it? On the ground.

Axe? Saw?  Both…Gerber CampAxe and Sven 20” saw.

Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn?  A little of both.

On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water?  We don’t travel……..BUT EARLY.
 

Fishing 
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How much time do you like to spend fishing? 8 to 10 hours a day.

Which species do you like to go after?  Smallies, the Lakers, then Walleye.  Northerns are scumsuckers.

How much tackle to you bring? Way FREAKIN too MUCH.  About 10 lbs.

Are you good with a fillet knife?  Pretty dang good…….
 
Misc 
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Do you have any medical conditions to be considered?  Overweight.

Level of alcohol consumption?  Not too much…….occasional shot or 2.

Are you a smoker?  Nope…….NEVER.

Is photography high on your list?   yes

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 
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If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you? Nope

What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with? snow

If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it?  Depends on the situation

Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home?  Bad group dynamics.  Assholes can ruin everything.

  
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Reply #43 - Jun 17th, 2008 at 6:20pm
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I guess I'll follow suit.


BASICS
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Where do you live?  Nowhere, Northern Dakota Territory, previously in Twin Cities

Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping? 25 or so, mostly outside of B/Q 

Do you have the gear or use an outfitter?  depends

Preferred/Typical party size? 1-4, usually 1

What length of trips do you do/available to do? Some years, there are months available, others, a maybe a weekend

Preferred season? winter, fall

What % of the trip do you travel/base camp? travel

What difficulty level do you go for?  Doesn't matter

What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or 
explore new areas?  Angleworm Lake area, BWCA... looking to make it to Quetico asap
   
Paddling:    I can hold my own in the rough stuff and the wind, but I'm not experienced with whitewater

Bow or stern preference?  Solo

What is your paddling rhythm?  Pull Long & Glide, vary as necessary

Paddle the shoreline or beeline? Shoreline

How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in?  Let's do it, unless there's lightning. In that case, let's play cards until it's over, then let's do it.

Do you have strong navigation/map skills? Yes. I'm a private pilot and I used to drive truck, I can read a map better than a GPS screen.
   
Portaging 
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Do you usually single/double/triple/or  portage? So far it's been double, one single that I doubt I could do again if I was offered $1000000.00

Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry?  Yes

How well do you handle the mountain goat portages? Let's just get it done.

How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs?  As with all difficult trails, just follow the rules: Stay Calm, Watch Your Step, Swear A Lot, and Keep Moving Forward. Repeat.
   

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

Fresh or dried foods?  Depends on how lazy I'm feeling. But one benefit of winter camping is fresh meat stays fresh as long as you need it to...

Cook over a fire, or over a stove?  Fire

Cook breakfast or breakfast bars?  Depends on how lazy I feel

How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip?  You can integrate fresh fish with anything. Mmmm... but if they don't bite, I won't miss them.

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

Axe? Saw?  Hatchet, knife

Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn?  Depends on how lazy I feel

On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water?  early, to avoid the afternoon winds, etc.
   

Fishing 
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How much time do you like to spend fishing? Depends on how I feel that day

Which species do you like to go after?  Bass and Northern. Can't get enough of either.

How much tackle do you bring? One small pocket-box with all the essentials.

Are you good with a fillet knife?  Good enough for me, though I admit I'm better with deer than fish. I'll let someone else fillet the northerns.
   
Misc 
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Do you have any medical conditions to be considered?  1 lUv 2 p4r7y

Level of alcohol consumption?  usually none until the trip is over

Are you a smoker?  no

Is photography high on your list?   for sure

Do you like to go after pictographs? haven't seen any yet, but absolutely

Do you like to go after waterfalls? definitely

Do you like to go after the northern lights? if they happen, I'm there
   
Personality 
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If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you? No

What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with?   When it's not -20F

If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it?  The truth will keep you alive. Speak up.

Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home?  If there's a real safety concern, bug out and don't look back. Otherwise, cowboy up. That's what we're here for...
  
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Reply #44 - Jul 7th, 2008 at 3:13pm
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Well I done one of these a few months ago befor I had any experiance so heres a revised version
BASICS:

Where do you live?  Currently Clearwater Lodge, Soon to be UW Stevens Point
Approximate number of nights canoe camping?  50+
Do you have the gear or use outfitter?  Have all the gear.
Preferred party size:  2
What length of trips: most 2 nights a few 5 nights
Preferred Season:  Early June
Percentage of travel to basecamp:  travel
Difficulty Level:  No issues with a difficult trip.  
Area of the park I am most familiar with:  Gunflint
New area to try:  Quetico

PADDLING:

Bow or stern:  Usually stern.  Doesn't matter though.
Paddling Rhythm:  Steady and strong... generally have a weaker bow partner  
Shoreline or Beeline:  Whatever makes the most sense.
Nasty Water Paddling comfort:  Dont think, just paddle  
Navigations skills:  I've never been lost.  Never even had to bust out the compass,  Im real good with landmarks

PORTAGING:

Single/double/triple:  I prefer single but I dub when necissary
Carry on back or hand carry:  back
How do you handle mountain goat portages:  sip from the flask and feel no pain
How do you handle boot sucking bogs:  tie tight and drudge right on through

CAMPING STYLE:
Cook or clean the dishes: I loike to cook but niether bothers me
Fresh or Freeze Dried:  Fresh is the way to go,  Ill pack a few emergency freeze dried but they never get used
Fire or Stove:  fire
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars:  Yes - some of both.
Fish meals:  all day every day
Hang the food pack or ground it:  hang it.
Axe, saw or both:  sven and hatchet are esential
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn:  Both every time for me, thats why I pak coffee
On travel day, what time do you like to hit the water:  7:30 or so.  Depends on the day.

FISHING:
How much time fishing:  as much as possible if i aint trying to get somewere
Which species?  Walleye 
How much tackle do you briing?  one 8 by 10 plastic container mostly containing jiggs.    
Are you good with a fillet knife?   II can get enough for a meal but I need allot of practice

MISCELLANEOUS

Do you have medical conditions?  Nope.
Are you a smoker?  yep
Prefer partners that are smokers or non-smokers?  Doesn't matter.
Level of alcohol consumption?  I alweys have a flask of jack for myself
Is photography high on your list?  Yes .
Do you like to go after pictographs?  If they fit the trip.
Do you like to go after waterfalls?  If they fit the trip.
Do you like to go after northern lights?  Not a main goal, but if they show up, GREAT!

PERSONALITY

If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you?  never
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with?  High winds
If we have a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it?  Discuss it, then move on.    
Other than illness or injury, what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home?  nothin
  
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Reply #45 - Jul 12th, 2008 at 2:40am
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Basics
Where do you live?  SE Minnesota
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping?  40
Do you have the gear or use an outfitterer?  Have most of my own gear, no canoe yet.
Preferred/Typical party size?  2-10
What length of trips do you do/available to do?  7-14 days; how else do you get to do the things you want???
Preferred season?  Only gone fall and summer, would like to do an early spring laker trip.
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp?  Almost 50/50.
What difficulty level do you go for?  I'm up for just about anything.
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas?   BWCA, never been to Quetico.

Paddling
Bow or stern preference?   Either/or...no big deal.
What is your paddling rhythm?   Smooth as can be.
Paddle the shoreline or beeline?   Depends on fishing and wind!
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in?  I've crossed Knife Lake in October with 4 foot rollers.  Not saying it was intelligent, but I've done it!   Shocked
Do you have strong navigation/map skills?  Pretty good.

Portaging
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage?  Double.
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry?  Carry as much on the back as possible.  
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages?   No problem.
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs? Never really experienced one of these; not sure I want to!

Camping Style
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes?  No preference.
Fresh or dried foods?  Fresh if possible.
Cook over a fire, or over a stove?  Depends on burn restrictions, but fire is good!
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars?  Cooked if not worried about fishing, or just come in and have a later breakfast/brunch.
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip?   I usually plan 3, and whatever cold/shore lunch we have.
Hang the food pack or ground it?   Hang it.
Axe? Saw? Both?   Saw; Sven Saw was a great investment!
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?   ASAP, get down before the wind comes up; plus, paddling the calm is so great!

Fishing
How much time do you like to spend fishing?   As much as possible!
Which species do you like to go after?  Walleye, smallies, would love to go for early lakers.
How much tackle to you bring?   Usually a soft-side tackle container w/3 full boxes in it.  
Are you good with a fillet knife?  Average, getting better.

Misc
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered?   Nil.
Level of alcohol consumption?   Try to keep it clean when up there, just for the safety/good decision making needs!  But, a little brandy or vodka is a great way to end the day!
Are you a smoker?   Very, very, very rare cigar...like 6 years ago was the last one!
Is photography high on your list?   Always.
Do you like to go after pictographs?   Never have.
Do you like to go after waterfalls?  Yes; I enjoy climbing up them if I can!
Do you like to go after the northern lights?  Yep.

Personality
If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you?  No, just complain a lot and swat a lot.  
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with?   Cold and wet together...yuck!
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it?  Discuss it...burying it usually ends up burying the trip, unless it's just too petty and minor.
Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home?  None that I can think of.
  
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Reply #46 - Jul 21st, 2008 at 4:50pm
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Basics
Where do you live:  Southern Indiana
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping:  60
Do you have the gear or use an outfitterer:  All gear except canoe
Preferred/Typical party size:  4
What length of trips do you do/available to do:  6 nights
Preferred season:  Spring
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp:  80% base camp
What difficulty level do you go for:  Any
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas:  North eastern to central Quetico

Paddling
Bow or stern preference:  Bow
What is your paddling rhythm:  Steady
Paddle the shoreline or beeline:  Mostly shoreline
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in:  2 foot waves
Do you have strong navigation/map skills:  Strong

Portaging
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage:  Double
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry:  Do some hand carry.
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages:  Just fine
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs:  Just fine

Camping Style
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes:  Cook
Fresh or dried foods:  Fresh
Cook over a fire, or over a stove:  Both
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars:  Cook
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip:  3
Hang the food pack or ground it:  Ground it
Axe? Saw? Both:  Axe
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn:  Sit around campfire.
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water:  No later than 8am

Fishing
How much time do you like to spend fishing:  Everyday
Which species do you like to go after:  All but walleye for eating
How much tackle to you bring:  Small box with 2 poles.
Are you good with a fillet knife:  Not that good.

Misc
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered:  No
Level of alcohol consumption:  1 to 2 nights
Are you a smoker:  No
Is photography high on your list:  Yes
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:  Love them but have seen them more at my hometown!  Have many pics if anyone interested.

Personality
If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you:  No
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with:  None
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:  None
  
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Reply #47 - Jul 23rd, 2008 at 3:17am
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Basics 
Where do you live?
Princeton, MN
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping?
50ish
Do you have the gear or use an outfitterer?
All the gear and then some 
Preferred/Typical party size?
Less than 5 preferred, last trip was 7 and too big
What length of trips do you do/available to do?
5-8, I'd go longer if I could talk my husband into it.
Preferred season?
Late August
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp?
I prefer to travel but we have a 2 year old now so it'll be basecamping mostly for a couple years
What difficulty level do you go for?
Middle of the road is as hard as I want to work on vacation
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas?
Mostly Basswood/Agnes. I'm aching to get out further.

Paddling 
Bow or stern preference?
  Stern
What is your paddling rhythm? 
  Stroke... Breathe... Stroke... Breathe...
Paddle the shoreline or beeline?
  Depends on the wind.
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in?
  No whitecaps for me.
Do you have strong navigation/map skills?
  Mediocre at best. I need my compass.

Portaging 
Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage?
  Double 
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry?
  As much as possible in the packs. Only paddles in hand. 
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages?
  I don't mind steep terrain if it's not muddy between the rocks
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs?
  I hate it. I risk hopping on slippery rocks to avoid finding out if there's a bottom or not. 

Camping Style 
Would you rather cook or wash the dishes?
  I'd rather cook. And for that matter I'd rather cook in the bakepacker so no one has to wash a crusty pan.
Fresh or dried foods?
  Next year I'm doing my own dehydrating. I'm starting with what's in my garden this summer. Cheesy
Cook over a fire, or over a stove?
  stove 
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars?
  I prefer bars, or something simple like oatmeal. Husband expects a 5 star breakfast... I'll convert him soon enough. Wink
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip?
  Everyday if we'd catch that many but we're not mighty fishermen
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)
  a little of each if the bugs aren't bad at night
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water?
  Before 8 am.

Fishing 
How much time do you like to spend fishing?
  Minimal. If they aren't biting right away, why waste my time. I could be napping in the hammock!
Are you good with a fillet knife?
That's my husband's job...

Misc 
Do you have any medical conditions to be considered?
  not yet... 
Level of alcohol consumption?
  not a drinker
Is photography high on your list?
  It's very high on my list. I pack a 35mm and multiple lenses with plenty of film. ya never know. best to be prepared for that moose that wanders in close. 
Do you like to go after pictographs?
  I like to see them if it's on the way, but i'm not going too far out of the way to see them. 
Do you like to go after waterfalls?
  Yep, fun to take moving water photos.
Do you like to go after the northern lights?
  I'd love to catch good lights once. 

Personality 
If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you?
  I avoid bug dope until they're really getting on my nerves. But it doesn't ruin a trip.
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with?
  Windbound... Sad 
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it?
  Depends on the problem. A rational camping/packing/paddling problem, let's fix it. Personal problem... Where's my poop scoop!
Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home?
  I've been tempted due to party members having emotional meltdowns/adult temper tantrums, but it hasn't happened yet. Next year it's just us (me, hubby and son). Hopefully that eliminates past issues with other paddlers.
  
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BASICS
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Where do you live?  Baton Rouge, LA, previously in Phoenix, AZ
 
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping? over 200   
 
Do you have the gear or use an outfitter?  Have gear, but usually rent a canoe due to travel constraints
 
Preferred/Typical party size? 4-6
 
What length of trips do you do/available to do? Have been going for at least a week every summer, but wanting to go for longer or more frequently
 
Preferred season? Summer
 
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp? travel 75-100% of the days, but like to vary travel length
 
What difficulty level do you go for?  Any
 
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or   
explore new areas?  Southern Quetico from Prairie Portage to Kawnipi, Darky to Saganagons.  Enjoy all areas of the Quet. and BW, but would like to see northern Quet, far east & west BW
   
Paddling:   Wind isn’t a problem.  Whitewater is a risk not worth taking without the proper equipment.
 
Bow or stern preference?  Prefer stern, but will bow paddle as long as stern isn’t ruddering
 
What is your paddling rhythm?  I adjust to the bow paddler, but prefer a steady, medium paced rhythm.
 
Paddle the shoreline or beeline? Depends on the wind & bugs
 
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in?  Will not paddle in lightning, but I have been known to go out in 2-3’ waves
 
Do you have strong navigation/map skills? Yes.
   
Portaging   
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Do you usually single/double/triple/or  portage? Single most of the time, but will run back for a 2nd load on occasion
 
Do you carry everything on your back, or a lot of hand carry?  Back with at most 1 hand carrying loose items.
 
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages? I may gently put a canoe down once or twice for a breather, but otherwise, it just makes you appreciate paddling more.
 
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs?  They usually aren’t that difficult.   
 
Camping Style   
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Would you rather cook or wash the dishes?  Take turns
 
Fresh or dried foods?  Dried, though I’d love to try fresh fare
 
Cook over a fire, or over a stove?  Both
 
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars?  Try to do equally, enjoy voyageurs breakfasts (breaking camp first thing and paddling a couple miles before eating breakfast in canoe or on portage trail)
 
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?  Hatchet and saw
 
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn?  Stay up late on a clear night.
 
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water?  Try to get out a couple hours after sunrise.   
 
Fishing   
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How much time do you like to spend fishing? Besides trolling while traveling, a couple hours for a few days of the trip.
 
Which species do you like to go after?  Bass and Walleye.
 
How much tackle do you bring? One small box
 
Are you good with a fillet knife?  I waste little meat, but it does take some time.
   
Misc   
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Do you have any medical conditions to be considered?  Mild asthma
 
Level of alcohol consumption?  A couple of drinks at camp most nights
 
Are you a smoker?  Pipe tobacco only, and very rarely
 
Is photography high on your list?  definitely
 
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? definitely
   
Personality   
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If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you? No
 
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with?   80-100 mph winds 
 
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it?  Speak up. Don’t be passive-aggressive.
 
Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home?  Haven’t found one yet, and we didn’t return early after going through the July 4th, 1999 storm.  I imagine that a lack of food would probably force me return early.
  
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Reply #49 - Oct 28th, 2008 at 3:23am
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Where do you live? california
Approximate number of previous nights spent canoe camping?  400 or so
Do you have the gear or use an outfitterer?  have all the gear for bping, but for canoeing, need paddle, pfd, and canoe
Preferred/Typical party size? solo or up to six or nine
What length of trips do you do/available to do? 10 - 14 days
Preferred season? spring, summer, or fall
What % of the trip do you travel/base camp? generally change camp every night, with a couple layover days
What difficulty level do you go for? moderate to easy, but can push it if necessary
What area of the park are you most familiar with and do you want to spend time there or explore new areas? lac la croix, crooked, baswood, knife, parent, issabella, ely area.  and southern quetico, but i would like to go deeper into canada.


Paddling

Bow or stern preference? i prefer stern, but can switch up so long's my partner knows what he/she is doing - usually the less experienced paddler cuts their teeth in the bow at first, then masters the stern
What is your paddling rhythm? steady, and i like to glide along and hear the water rush under the canoe and hear the water from my paddle drip onto the water, and listen to the little whirlpools the paddle creates
Paddle the shoreline or beeline? if it's a push to get to the next portage, beeline
How nasty of water are you comfortable paddling in? rain and whitecaps, up to one or two feet
Do you have strong navigation/map skills? could use a refresher course


Portaging

Do you usually single/double/triple/or? portage? when i was young i could get away with wearing a pdf, and a pack on the back, a pack on the front, canoe over head with paddles braced under the bow seat and fishing pole tied to the thwarts.  but now, maybe double but if solo, i would try a single pack and canoe (70 -80 lbs, but not for too long)
Do you carry everything on your back, or alot of hand carry? everything on back
How well do you handle the mountain goat portages? pretty good
How well do you handle the boot sucking bogs? not as good as the mountain goat portages - esp. with all the mosquitoes


Camping Style

Would you rather cook or wash the dishes? cook
Fresh or dried foods? dried
Cook over a fire, or over a stove? stove
Cook breakfast or breakfast bars? grapenuts with dried milk, sweetener and bug juice
How many fish meals do you like to have during a trip? 3 or 4
Hang the food pack or ground it? bear cannister
Axe? Saw? Both? neither
Sit around campfire all night OR wake at crack of dawn? (or both) campfire
On a travel day, what time do you like to hit the water? eight or so, maybe as late as ten


Fishing

How much time do you like to spend fishing? hour a day
Which species do you like to go after? crappie, sunfish, trout, walleye
How much tackle to you bring? very little
Are you good with a fillet knife? not bad, i could use some practice


Misc

Do you have any medical conditions to be considered? type 2 diabetes
Level of alcohol consumption? i could go through a handle of voddie over five - seven nights
Are you a smoker? no
Is photography high on your list? no
Do you like to go after pictographs? yes
Do you like to go after waterfalls? sure
Do you like to go after the northern lights? yes


Personality

If the bugs are bad, will it ruin the trip for you? nope
What weather conditions are difficult for you to deal with? none
If we've got a problem, would you rather discuss it or bury it? talk it out
Other than illness or injury what events or conditions would make you want to quit a trip early and head home? none that i can think of
  
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