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Offline FG Steve

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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #270 on: Jan 31, 2020, 07:15 PM »
Peet makes a propane boot dryer.

Well what do you know, so they do!! Amazon, $99. I very well may have to try it. I have two 3 day trips planned this season.

Thanks!! I was focused on battery power.

That thing has to kick the electric option's butt.  It looks big, but hey if you need it.  Please tell us what you get and how it works!

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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #271 on: Jan 31, 2020, 10:18 PM »
Propane heat is inherently a "wet" heat, I wonder how they circumvent that.

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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #272 on: Feb 01, 2020, 01:56 AM »
My buddy has the propane boot dryer, we use it at moose camp.  It takes about a full 8 hours to dry your boots out but other than that it works pretty good. 
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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #273 on: Feb 01, 2020, 11:11 PM »
 Thanks for all the tips, spent our first night out last weekend and it was awesome. It was warm, just below 0c though quite windy. Worked well in my 6 sided shelter (itís a insulated HT 10.5í diameter). Used 6 40Ē square by 3/4Ē takwando mats for the floor which worked great.  Ice to be able to take the muck boots off at night and not be sliding around on the ice.





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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #274 on: Feb 04, 2020, 04:56 PM »
What do you guys do for meals on the ice that can be cooked on your heater or small stove? I thought I'd pick up some dehydrated camping meals, but gawked at the $8-9 price tag for most.

I imagine a can of soup would heat up well, and theres always good ol' hot dogs. Any other ideas?

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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #275 on: Feb 04, 2020, 05:06 PM »
Sausage and eggs in a frying pan. Breakfast burritos in foil. Cheddarwurst in foil. Cup o noodles. Cold cereal and milk. Doughnuts. Dominos pizza is good for the first few days. Canned soup is easy to warm up as well.

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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #276 on: Feb 04, 2020, 06:56 PM »
What do you guys do for meals on the ice that can be cooked on your heater or small stove? I thought I'd pick up some dehydrated camping meals, but gawked at the $8-9 price tag for most.

I imagine a can of soup would heat up well, and theres always good ol' hot dogs. Any other ideas?

Besides the lunch and dinner items I listed in a previous post, I also like corned beef hash heated in a skillet.  Good, greasy, gassy, stoke-the-furnace food.

Thanks for all the tips, spent our first night out last weekend and it was awesome. It was warm, just below 0c though quite windy. Worked well in my 6 sided shelter (itís a insulated HT 10.5í diameter). Used 6 40Ē square by 3/4Ē takwando mats for the floor which worked great.  Ice to be able to take the muck boots off at night and not be sliding around on the ice.

Thanks for the report and pics.  Glad you had a good trip!  Any new tips or lessons learned?  Stuff you will do different next time?
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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #277 on: Feb 05, 2020, 08:57 AM »
Most of the time I do deli meat sandwiches but once in awhile Iíll make breakfast burritos ahead of time, wrap them in foil and refrigerate. Throw it on top of the buddy heater to reheat and boom! Breakfast burritos on the ice! Also like using the buddy heater to make hot ham and cheese sandwiches.

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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #278 on: Feb 05, 2020, 09:22 AM »
Breakfast burritos are a good idea. Those can sit and warm up on the heater without much tending to while I stare down the sturgeon hole.

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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #279 on: Feb 05, 2020, 10:53 AM »
I take my Coleman burner & grill combo when I will be out for the day. Can fry eggs for breakfast and grill venison for lunch. It would certainly make the trip if/when I camp overnight

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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #280 on: Feb 05, 2020, 12:09 PM »
So I have been really wanting to give a camping report but we have had miserable ice here in NH this year. I can't get this beast out on the ice unless I can tow with my snowmobile, and it's been more of an "on foot" type of season. Even this upcoming weekend, supposed to be a big fishing derby and supposed to fish all weekend, well those plans are out the window since the lakes are all questionable.

As for the boot dryer, I'm not super keen on the thing taking all night. I may just have to continue what I do, take the liners out and put them in the gear net/attic for the night.
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Re: Camping on the ice.
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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #282 on: Feb 14, 2020, 06:58 AM »
https://youtu.be/BbHs_oPq5LA

Great video. Only part I did not like was the Yankees cap on the dashboard.

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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #283 on: Feb 14, 2020, 07:16 AM »
The only thing I would add is make sure you have your shanty or shelter marked with reflective tape . Ya donít want some one running into u in the middle of the night

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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #284 on: Feb 14, 2020, 07:24 AM »
The only thing I would add is make sure you have your shanty or shelter marked with reflective tape . Ya donít want some one running into u in the middle of the night

I made a bunch of 8"x8" card stock sheets with 3M Solas reflector tape all over them, then coated them with clear packing tape. They are the exact size of the windows in my Clam, I just close the window with the card stock sheet behind the window plastic. Works pretty well, I'll get some pictures soon. Really boggles the mind why these portables don't have crazy reflective stuff all over them, my X200 has a few little spots of reflectors that's it.
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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #285 on: Feb 14, 2020, 05:09 PM »
https://youtu.be/BbHs_oPq5LA
Yo, Joe.  Nice demo of your camping setup!  My favorite was brushing your teeth with root beer!  :P :woot: :clap:

Four wheeler on four inches.  Scary stuff, don't find a weak spot!

The only thing I would add is make sure you have your shanty or shelter marked with reflective tape . Ya donít want some one running into u in the middle of the night

I've been fairly impressed with the reflective area on the FF9416i.  Eskimo/Ardisam seems to be getting it.

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Re: Camping on the ice.
« Reply #286 on: Feb 14, 2020, 05:16 PM »
https://youtu.be/BbHs_oPq5LA


Great video Joe, I'll be waiting patiently for part 2. After cascade I should be joining the rest of you for overnighters on the gorge  :thumbsup: :woot: :woot:
         

 



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