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Old 02 March 2007, 09:22   #11
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Stoo, thanks for the information. We will definitely be in contact this summer and as we plan the trip more thouroughly in the coming weeks.

Rattle snakes eh? mmmm.... At least they make noise. As for the bears my brother swears he wants a shotgun for the trip but I feel like we are more likely to blow our feet off!
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Old 02 March 2007, 11:49   #12
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Proposed route.

Anybody want to join us for part of the way?
YES!!! But don't think i will have the time or money. Sounds like a hell of a run whish i could join. Post pics if you can.
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Old 02 March 2007, 17:57   #13
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Georgian Bay

Hey Stoo, Rogan's brother here
Looks like we will be sticking to the northern shore of the Georgian bay around to port severn. What do you think is a good range for the rib we take? 100-200 miles? Im looking at some charts of the area and it looks pretty remote, just the type of boating we like

Are bears an issue in your area ? Do we need to keep our food tied on a rope in a tree? Im not takin a gun since its illegal to bring one into canada.

Also, how much do the locks on the Trent-severn waterway cost ?

Thanks
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Old 02 March 2007, 18:51   #14
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Hey Stoo, Rogan's brother here
Looks like we will be sticking to the northern shore of the Georgian bay around to port severn. What do you think is a good range for the rib we take? 100-200 miles? Im looking at some charts of the area and it looks pretty remote, just the type of boating we like

Are bears an issue in your area ? Do we need to keep our food tied on a rope in a tree? Im not takin a gun since its illegal to bring one into canada.

Also, how much do the locks on the Trent-severn waterway cost ?

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I think you should be able to take a shotgun, you need to declare it though, check with customs..
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You don't need to worry about the bears unless you placed serious money on the last superbowl .

Seriously, if you're hunting them, a gun or bow comes in very handy. Otherwise you'll have no need for one whatwoever. Just hang your food in an airtight container (10 gallon plastic barrels are great for this) and do your cooking at a distance from your tent. Never bring food or toothpaste in the tent. Bring a lightweight nylon or silnylon tarp for cooking under if it is raining.

Bugs will be a far greater challenge than bears will.
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You don't need to worry about the bears unless you placed serious money on the last superbowl .

Seriously, if you're hunting them, a gun or bow comes in very handy. Otherwise you'll have no need for one whatwoever. Just hang your food in an airtight container (10 gallon plastic barrels are great for this) and do your cooking at a distance from your tent. Never bring food or toothpaste in the tent. Bring a lightweight nylon or silnylon tarp for cooking under if it is raining.

Bugs will be a far greater challenge than bears will.
Have you told him about the most dreaded bugs of all... Black flies?
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My friend, a few years ago, took a shotgun into Canada, with no problems. However, a shotgun as defence against bear is a really bad idea; all you are going to do is piss him off unless you are about 10 feet away and using a slug load.
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Have you told him about the most dreaded bugs of all... Black flies?
Shhhh! Some things are best left as a surprise.
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Shhhh! Some things are best left as a surprise.
What are you trying to pull Tuber? The man should know wearing the least amount of clothing possible is the only defense to prevent the damn things from crawling inside your garments, I suppose now you are going to tell him to take "bug spray" for those mutants...
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Well, I did lose a little money on the superbowl but thanks for reminding me

Yeah, I have to agree there is no real reason to bring a shotgun with deer slugs. We did have to deal with a few cottonmouth snakes (water moccasins) on our trip down the big old Mississippi. We had one wrapped around the lower unit of our engine one morning. Rogan was in for a surprise when he went to start the engine! I’m not excited about dealing with Canadian rattlers but I guess it will all be par for the course. As for the dreaded black flies we have some experience with those. Seems even 100% deet has little effect and their bites hurt like hell
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