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Aug 25, 2022

Join us this week in the Cabin as we talk with a father and son team that took on a hiking trip the entire length of Isle Royale National Park! Learn about what it takes and what you need to take with you for such a trip!

Why Isle Royale?

  1. Went once before with a friend
  2. Wanted his son to experience it

Training for the trip

  1. Hiking
  2. Using weight in a back pack

Some of the gear used

  1. Flashlights
  2. Backup Batteries for phones
  3. Compass
  4. In Reach device
  5. Leaving in case of an emergency
  6. Boots and walking sticks
  7. First aid pack

Items that are must haves

Item you took that you didn't think you'd need but were glad you had

Size of the island

Animals on the island and those that are not on the island

Fishing the island

Shelter permit

Prepare for any weather and the bugs

Water and food

How much water do you need a day

Edible wild food

Making fire

Taking care of business


The survey marker

Night sky description

Bug problems and solutions

Planning next trip

Fire towers

Journaling the trip