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Life in the woods *Update*
12-06-2013, 03:11 PM
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(12-04-2013 09:32 PM)mcetcher Wrote:  
(12-04-2013 08:24 PM)JPMsecretagent Wrote:  Nice, looks very peaceful!

Hopefully the lake is frozen for the return trip.

How many days food will you be packing on the return trip?

Suspect it's nice to touch civilization every few weeks, not having cell phone reception, blessing and potential curse?

Peaceful is an understatement.

I am told that the lake usually freezes by mid January at the latest. I am patient.

Every time we return from the grocery store, we bring all we can carry in our canoe. Usually about 100 liters or more (3 big packs). We also bring gasoline and propane. Currently we have about 4 months of food, and 30 lbs of propane at home. We don't NEED any more food, but will continue to stock our supply regardless. Giant northern pike are available through the ice, and there are plenty of hare to snare.

We like checking our email and texts every couple of weeks. The folks at the marina 2.5 kms away (now closed until mother's day) were nice enough to give us there wi-fi password. It takes me about half an hour in the summer, depending on wind conditions to get to the internet oasis.

I never had a cell phone when I lived in the city anyway, so it doesn't bother me at all. I could spend the rest of my life talking to the snakes and salamanders, staring into the lake, phoneless.

If Farmers almanac is correct, I'm thinking frozen lake in a couple of weeks. We got our first "winter storm warning" with zero temps "F" coming for few days, -20+ "C" I suspect in for your area.

When you catch your fish, I'm thinking clean them on the lake? It would be interesting if any wolves or other creatures pick up the scent, come out on the lake to investigate? Photo Opp? Although attracting a pack of hungry wolves near your cabin would suck. lol

Nice to have wi-fi nearby.

I hear you, I waited to get a cell phone, still running with old-school flip-phone. My friends think I'm so behind the times. No doubt many advantages not being tethered to phone or internet. Although I think it would be almost must where you are for emergency?

Peace!

Happy winter and good fishing ahead!

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Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 08-26-2013, 10:40 AM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 08-26-2013, 08:04 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 08-26-2013, 08:11 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - Joanna76 - 08-26-2013, 04:32 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 08-26-2013, 08:14 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - savage - 08-26-2013, 11:38 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 08-27-2013, 09:58 AM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 09-07-2013, 09:57 PM
Life in the woods *Update* - Jsnip4 - 09-07-2013, 10:02 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 09-07-2013, 11:58 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 09-08-2013, 11:55 AM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 09-09-2013, 07:31 AM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-03-2013, 12:20 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-05-2013, 11:41 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - SoberOne - 10-03-2013, 01:40 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-06-2013, 04:50 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-06-2013, 05:37 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-07-2013, 05:16 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-07-2013, 07:36 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-26-2013, 03:02 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-26-2013, 10:26 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 11-11-2013, 10:50 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 11-12-2013, 10:18 AM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 11-12-2013, 11:27 AM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 11-12-2013, 03:07 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 11-12-2013, 11:21 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 12-04-2013, 12:22 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 12-04-2013, 02:51 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 12-04-2013, 09:32 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - JPMsecretagent - 12-06-2013 03:11 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 12-06-2013, 03:37 PM
Protection? - People4People - 12-06-2013, 03:56 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 12-07-2013, 04:01 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 12-07-2013, 04:24 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 12-08-2013, 06:36 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 12-09-2013, 10:48 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 12-16-2013, 04:25 PM
Pine Beetle? - People4People - 12-16-2013, 10:25 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 12-17-2013, 12:39 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 05-02-2014, 12:16 AM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - Jsnip4 - 05-02-2014, 08:48 AM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 05-02-2014, 11:07 AM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 05-02-2014, 08:30 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 05-02-2014, 10:27 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 05-03-2014, 10:28 AM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 06-21-2014, 05:28 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 06-23-2014, 09:48 AM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 06-24-2014, 03:36 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 08-31-2014, 10:03 AM
Looking Spectacular!!! - People4People - 08-31-2014, 02:08 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-06-2014, 03:31 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-06-2014, 03:18 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-06-2014, 03:54 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-06-2014, 04:53 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-06-2014, 05:33 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-25-2014, 02:37 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-25-2014, 03:42 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 10-25-2014, 07:49 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 12-12-2014, 12:04 AM
Life in the woods *Update* - HG Spacetime - 12-12-2014, 05:27 AM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 06-10-2015, 11:34 PM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - a07216 - 06-11-2015, 09:25 AM
RE: Life in the woods *Update* - mcetcher - 06-14-2015, 07:57 AM

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