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About irvingdog

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  1. Camping with no cooler food.. help

    Foil pouch chicken, salmon and tuna are good options, but chicken is the only one I bring. If you're in the BWCA and can't provide fish, you're doing it wrong. That said, dehydrating cooked ground beef is very easy.
  2. Annandale area camping?

    Yeah. How about Lake Maria? Awesome place, and requires just enough work to spook off wusses.
  3. Tent advice

    If it is just for you, and you're starting over, consider a camping hammock. No, it's not what you think. It's screened in, hangs anywhere there are trees in an instant (Rainy Lake or BW, camp right on the bug-free, wind swept shore as long as you've got trees). So unbelievably comfortable, small and light. Look around for hammock camping forums. You'll find them. I got started with a 25 dollar hammock, a 20 dollar tarp, and a 5 dollar foam pad (you need insulation under you. The ONLY downside). Speer. Hennessy. Warbonnet (my favorite) ENO. You can now find camping hammocks at Cabelas or REI. It is the best thing ever. I camp alot nowadays only because of the hammock. I pee on the ground, not sleep on it.
  4. 30-06 shells

    I'd let your barrel cool down every once in a while...
  5. Fort Meyers, Florida area fishing

    Whole, live shrimp; hooked right under their head spike thingy...
  6. Fort Meyers, Florida area fishing

    I can't speak for the charters, and have struck out mightily for the Tarpon, but I love standing knee deep in the surf while the tide is inbound, and nearly at high tide, and flipping out a live shrimp on medium weight tackle. The cats are creepy, but the Whiting are unbelievable in the pan. Ugly, gray, suckermouth fish with little other distinction. Cook them "shore lunch" style, battered in 375 degree oil. Great eating with a squeeze of lemon. Also, this method of fishing yields a freak-show of fish like sugar trout, lady fish, grunt, etc.... Great fun. Oh, and suck in your gut when the bikinis walk by. Bet that doesn't happen often on Mille Lacs!
  7. Let's go SB! There's fish to be caught!
  8. non-stick vs stainless steel

    I've owned the Costco (yes, Costco) stainless steel pan set for 6 months now. Previously, I owned high-grade Calphalon non-stick. Each has their place, but in real world use, I can tell you I'll never go back to a set of non-stick pans. These clean up like a breeze, require as much fat as non-stick, go into the oven or dishwasher, cook better, hotter, etc.....
  9. Favorite cooking shows

    Blech! Rachel Ray bugs the snot out of me! Giada kinda makes me feel tingly though... A.B. rocks!
  10. light food pack list?

    There is a method called "freezerbag cooking" and if you do a search engine, you'll find a web site of the same name. It has recipes and such. It is absolutely brilliant. Nothing lighter and more efficient. The backpackers are huge into this. Basically, you boil water and rehydrate instant mashed potatos, instant rice, ramen (toss that season packet and use your own) Foil pouch chicken, freeze dried veggies (trader joes, natural food stores etc), I even cook and dehydrate ground venison.
  11. Good Beers

    Oh, is it good! Like a little milder version of Surly Furious (an AMAZING brew). If it's not on your favorite bottle shop shelves now, it will be soon.
  12. Knife sharpener recomendations

    Wow. All these replies so far and that is the first endorsement for a Lansky Sharpener? The very best! If you want them sharpened correctly without taking them to a pro, use a Lansky.
  13. relationship question (though it may be too late)

    Number 9? Bub-bye.......
  14. Free first come first serve camping sites

    Rainy Lake/Voyageurs National Park!!! Worth the trip. Beautiful. Good sights. Great fishing. Surprisingly quiet. No mosquitoes ...
  15. Anyone else tired of "todays country" music?

    Hank III That is all.