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    Thanks all for your generosity in replying! I've sent a number of emails according to your suggestions, and will be sure to follow up and share if I come across any useful resources. It sounds like investing in a GPS unit might be the way to go for added safety, and would certainly be easier to use than a traditional map/compass with a canoe on my head. The plan is to basecamp on a designated campsite and day trip into bushwhack lakes, hopefully on relatively clear roads/trails. I've (accidentally) portaged my boat through thick alders surrounding a swamp in the past, and can attest to the un-fun such an activity entails. Looking forward to being in touch on the forum more frequently in future!

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    Something I always wanted to do...good luck and be safe out there!

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    Maybe look at the Temagami area?
    Lots of camping spaces free and many of those back lakes your looking for.
    But you'll be doing it on your own.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Almonte View Post
    Thanks all for your generosity in replying! I've sent a number of emails according to your suggestions, and will be sure to follow up and share if I come across any useful resources. It sounds like investing in a GPS unit might be the way to go for added safety, and would certainly be easier to use than a traditional map/compass with a canoe on my head. The plan is to basecamp on a designated campsite and day trip into bushwhack lakes, hopefully on relatively clear roads/trails. I've (accidentally) portaged my boat through thick alders surrounding a swamp in the past, and can attest to the un-fun such an activity entails. Looking forward to being in touch on the forum more frequently in future!
    Never trust any electronic device in the bush. They have a bad habit of screwing up when you need it the most. A map and a good compass are like a hunting license.....don't leave home without it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    Never trust any electronic device in the bush. They have a bad habit of screwing up when you need it the most. A map and a good compass are like a hunting license.....don't leave home without it.
    ^^^^^this!^^^^^ I don't trust solely a GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    Never trust any electronic device in the bush. They have a bad habit of screwing up when you need it the most. A map and a good compass are like a hunting license.....don't leave home without it.
    I would like to add to that two compasses or one good one, as I found out to my dismay last year when my Chinese made compass came out of my pocket in three pieces just when I needed it. LOL

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    I use it all but never rely on electronics alone as they fail, & batteries fail, Learn how to use a topo map and compass (proficiently) - I prefer an engineers or lensatic compass.

    There are some great backcountry lakes to be found off logging roads in Chapleau Game Reserve. You can access many of them by canoe with a short bush whack.

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