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PostPosted: April 17th, 2018, 10:35 pm 
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Paddle Power wrote:
I never said camping was easy or good just that I know it has been done.


Are the trees big enough to support a hammock? Can't get any easier than hammock camping.


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PostPosted: April 17th, 2018, 10:40 pm 
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recped wrote:
Paddle Power wrote:
I never said camping was easy or good just that I know it has been done.



And it's a lot more comfortable to "camp" in a canoe than "camp" in a kayak!

To be perfectly clear, I hope you go, I hope you have a great (and safe) trip I just don't think you should even vaguely suggest to others who may be reading that it's a safe and enjoyable thing to do.


The more information I get, the more I know just how much of a challenge this will be. If I do it this summer, I may do it in August. I know I need a few more maps, a tide table, and I need a drysuit, all before doing this.

If/when I do this, there will definitely be a trip report posted.

I never knew about the long mud flats. The rest, like the cold water, and the unpredictable wind and weather, I figured, just by the nature of the area. It is an Arctic oceanic area, right?


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PostPosted: April 18th, 2018, 7:42 pm 
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Paddle Power wrote:
I never said camping was easy or good just that I know it has been done.


Are the trees big enough to support a hammock? Can't get any easier than hammock camping.


Trees? On the sections I've paddled I do not remember any trees. I'm a hammock camper too. I spent a night near the mouth of the Harricana and set up a tent on a pile of logs up against alder thickets. It was the worst camp I've ever had by far. There was no "ground" I could find.

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PostPosted: April 18th, 2018, 8:46 pm 
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Sam82 wrote:
swimmer_sppe wrote:
Paddle Power wrote:
I never said camping was easy or good just that I know it has been done.


Are the trees big enough to support a hammock? Can't get any easier than hammock camping.


Trees? On the sections I've paddled I do not remember any trees. I'm a hammock camper too. I spent a night near the mouth of the Harricana and set up a tent on a pile of logs up against alder thickets. It was the worst camp I've ever had by far. There was no "ground" I could find.


Do you happen to have any pictures of the shore line?

I may have to really rethink this all.


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PostPosted: June 19th, 2019, 9:42 pm 
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Over a few pages in the Autumn ‘07 Nastawgan, Brett Hodnett describes paddling across the flats from the Kattawagami to Moosonee. Section begins p. 5, June 19.

https://www.myccr.com/sites/default/fil ... all_07.pdf


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PostPosted: June 19th, 2019, 10:26 pm 
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chad9477 wrote:
Over a few pages in the Autumn ‘07 Nastawgan, Brett Hodnett describes paddling across the flats from the Kattawagami to Moosonee. Section begins p. 5, June 19.

https://www.myccr.com/sites/default/fil ... all_07.pdf


Thank you. That was a good read. The potential to end up sleeping in my kayak sounds like a challenge I am not yet up to.


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