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I just got back from what might be described as a SHTF vacation. Every year my son and I travel to a spot in Northwest Ontario where we get a 17 foot boat, 25 gallons of gas and a 20 gallon tank of propane, and are guided to an outpost camp where we are dropped off for a week. There is a cabin, but no running water or electricity. If we didn't bring it with us, we did without. It's amazing how many things you take for granted. Want to wash up? Trek down to the lake and jump in. ( Mind the leeches) Water temperature about 56 degrees. Want warm water? Drag a 10 gallon pail back to the cabin and heat it up on a stove that was old when the Rough Riders took San Juan Hill. Want water to drink? Repeat the trip to the lake and then boil the water for ten minutes. Don't mind the mosquito larvae, the boiling kills them. Wow, it's getting dark. Crank up the Coleman, thats all you have got. What are those noises? About a thousand mice that run over you while you try to sleep on solid wood bunks. The outhouse is a treat. It's infested by every species of insect that lives in Canada. Did I mention the bear? They are everywhere and not a bit afraid of you. My son and I tryed the tree huggers suggestion of sticking our arms up to make us look bigger and shouting. That bear is still laughing . He stood up and was a good foot and a half taller than either of us. These cuddly creatures add to the outhouse excitement. They also will tear the living daylights out of your camp. Below is how I was awakened the second morning there. Oh, by the way the fishing is tremendous!!!
 

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This is what makes it worthwhile. An eighteen and 1/2 lb. Northern Pike. One of 216 Gamefish we caught, mostly Walleye. The only fresh food we ate.
 

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That is more like FHTF!

Fun Hits The Fan!

Nice fish by the way. I've heard of them being called the poor mans lobster, do they taste as good as they look mean?
 

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Northern Pike and Walleye

That fish, as almost all others, was returned to the water in good health. We kept only Walleye to eat, as they are a snap to filet with no bones. The northern in the 3 to four pound class are good to eat, but require a special filet method to get rid of "Y" bones. These fish, from cold, clear water, are delicious, even if you are not normally a fish lover. The larger fish of both types are a bit tough, just like an old buck deer would be. Eating size walleye below.
 

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I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to Canada, come back soon. :beer:
 

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Garand said:
I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to Canada, come back soon. :beer:
Thanks, Garand. A more beauriful country, God never made. The Government is too is tough on gun control, but the people are just great. More friendly than some southerners are to "yankees". The lady who co-owned the lodge, baked a batch of cookies for us to take along, when I said I was going to go to the only store for 50 miles to buy some. she said, "Oh, but the prices are too dear! I'll whip you up a batch." How's that for hospitality?
 

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If not for <font color=red>[**censored**]</font> Canack rules about

handguns, bears wouldn't be an issue, and they WOULD be afraid of men.
 

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Re: If not for <font color=red>[**censored**]</font> Canack rules about

andy said:
handguns, bears wouldn't be an issue, and they WOULD be afraid of men.
It's their country and their laws, we have no say in them, or to judge them. Besides, the bears added a lot of spice to the trip!
 
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