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About Povern

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  • Birthday 10/25/1967

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    Little Falls, MN
  1. Portable Fish House Fire

    A couple years ago, I read in these forums to put one of those emergency blankets on the inside of the roof of my portable house. I looked at many different types, settling on a rather thick one that was blanketed on one side, and had the shiny stuff on the other side. I have been using this blanket for over 2 years. Today I go out fishing, fire up the heater in the house, go out to set tips and get things organized, 15 minutes later my house is on fire! Looks like a section of the emergency blanket melted, and fell on the heater, across the gas line and flame area. This piece caught on fire end melted the gas line. There was flames coming our of the end of the gas line. Net Loss: One portable fishhouse, one vexlar, one heater, one gas tank, and a lot of dignity. Net Gain: The knowledge that I will never use one of these blankets again. Let the ribbing begin.
  2. Does anyone know of a good battery charger for the gel batteries like the ones the vexlar uses? Looking for one that will cycle the battery automatically and then maintain the charge while I leave it plugged in. Thanx in Advance
  3. While up in Canada fishing with the faimly, a 'small accident occured and I'm looking for some help in fixing it. My daughter acceidentaly spilled about half my trolling lures in some water that had gas in it in the back of the boat. I can't afford all new lures, so I have to clean these. Any ideas on how to get the gas off of them, once that happened. the fishing just stopped for those lures. Thanx in advance. POvern
  4. Best GPS for the Buck

    I here all you guys, but the thing to really think about is the software that the unit can use. I have 2 Garmins, and I love them both. Not because of the accuracy, although it is nice, but because the software i can get for them makes it so easy to find and create waypoints, edit tracks, create routes and download all this new information to the Unit. I have a product called Gartrip ( that I used to use, cheap, but I could scan a lake map then calibrate it then make all the holes, humps and points. It is easy to use and only around (?) $30.00. I also have Garmins mapping softrware. It is expensive, but it is accurate. I couldn't beleive that the Canada base map had the lake on it that I go to every summer and winter, and how close it is to the waypoints that I have already created. The bottom line is, look at the software too. Just my $.02 worth. PO
  5. Lake CO

    Can anyone tell me the web page where I can get a Lake Co tip up? They are a cool unit, they even have a drag mechanism. Thanx in advance PO
  6. Ice pod

    I don't have one but I use the cover to my 5 gallon pail, with a groove cut in it to the center, then I put one of those rubber balls that goes above the foam on my vexlar on the aqua view line to hold the camera at the correct depth. Seams to help keep the hole open, and it was cheap. Povern
  7. I love my otter, I doubt if I will ever by anything else. PO
  8. LED Rope Lights

    Anyone try these in a portable? Thinking getting some. BTW: Where can A guy get some? Thanx PO
  9. gear ready?

    I just wanna know what took you guys so long to get ready. I wa ready july 4th. LOL Povern
  10. Head Lamps (lights)

    Thanx for the advice guys, but is the Princeton Tec Aurora bright enough to see things when I cleaning up to go home? Or is it just a dull light to see the bobber in the hole? PO
  11. Head Lamps (lights)

    Anyone know of a good Head lamp? Looking for one with Both Diodes and normal bulbs. Thanx PO
  12. Ice House Tips

    I have an Otter Ice House. Just wondering what some of the tricks or modifications people have done to make the experince more enjoyable. PO
  13. Spring Tip Bobers

    Hi, Somewhat new to this forum, but have been lurking for about 3 months. I'm looking at trying a spring tip bober. How are they used? Do they have to be permenatly attached to the rod? what do you look for when using them? ------------------ Povern
  14. building rods

    I've been building custom Ice Rods for about 3 years now. and if you really want to get alot of good information go here: This site will tell you anything you want to know, and all you have to do is remember that to these guys, an Ice Rod is just a short normal rod. PO