Had an 800 acre island to myself, made chicken kabobs

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  1. rwellner98

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    North Fox Island is a gem of a strip managed by the RAF. By going there during the week, I had the entire place to myself for a few days of camping and cooking. After making a last minute run to Beaver Island to get some forgotten chicken, made some chiken kabobs.

     
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    It's on my list to check out. Although some very sinister things happened on the island in the 70's by the guy that built the strip.
     
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    That looks like a great time. This type of flying is something I'd like to do in addition to the regular flying I do. What kind of tent are you using?
     
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    How many snakes did you see?
     
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    Did you have a car on Beaver or how did you get to the grocery?
     
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    Fly into Welke and they have a courtesy car. Chevy Corsica last time I was there.
     
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    I was using a White Duck bell style tent on that trip. It's very big, and very heavy, but I was doing trips where I would spend up to a week at a time in one place - so comfort was highly valued. This one was big enough to put a queen size bed on one half and still have the other half as living/work space.

    Oddly, none. This is, by far, the longest time that I've spent on the island and it's also the only time I haven't seen a single snake.

    As Ed said, Welke has one. I flew into Beaver, which also has one, but it was already out. The manager lent me his car since I was only spending an hour going into town for chicken. Super helpful!
     
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    Well…. Regarding the snakes, I guess this time of year maybe they’re all hibernating.
     
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    Only place I have seen them recently was in the woodpile, or if you hike out to the old lodge they sun on the concrete.
     
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    Yeah, there are lots of places to hide, and good sunning during the day. They seem very happy there.
     
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    Man I need to stop making excuses and spend some more time out there. Great video! I love the format of this one!
     
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    hey Rich, this is your reminder to remember to bring things.
     
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    Uh… I’m confused. You cooked CHICKEN on an island surrounded by seafood?

    Other than that anomaly, KEWL! Wildly jealous! Thanks for the report!
     
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    It was chicken of the sea.
     
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    Ooooooooooh kay. Now it makes sense!
     
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    I would've been more impressed by snake kabobs. C'mon Rich, live off the land! Make for a helluva thumbnail too.
     
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    Not that good of fishing from shore. You may starve.
     
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    This is the internet… fly to mainland, borrow car, goto seafood department, return, cook and include fishing poles in the background…. Avoid snarks from SGOTIs!

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    Who might starve at a trout farm, but loves to fish!

    The internet has decorum, I won’t even question cooking swordfish kebabs you caught in Lake Michigan!
     
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    Summer is coming! And I owe you a meal.

    Yeah, it's becoming a bit too much of a theme... Fortunately, I didn't forget this beauty... Here is a convenient link to subscribe, so you don't miss it in a couple weeks. :)

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    I have a new friend that's interested in foraging. That's probably as close as I'll get to that!

    I do put occasional easter eggs in my videos. Now I'm thinking that casting into the lake with a bobber and cooking salmon for dinner would be pretty funny.
     
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    When is that steak coming out?