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Old 01-27-2020, 10:18 AM
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Hi all,

Strange question but has anyone experienced with wifi at any outposts, true outposts not lodges or mini lodges. I am talking places in the ~2500-1500 USD or less for a week. I know a few but I was hoping to find a few more.

Viking Island fly-out of Red Lake $1350
Apisko (Sas) fly-out of Winnipeg $1600
Edmund Lake (Elk Island) fly-out of Winnipeg $2600

Does anyone have any other options?

Thanks,

Brett
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Old 01-27-2020, 10:20 AM
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Hey Brett

I believe Hidden Bay out of Sioux Lookout also offer wifi at their outposts
http://hiddenbay.com/our-lakes
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Andrew
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Old 01-27-2020, 12:01 PM
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Air-Dale Anjigaming Outpost

Excellent Adventures most outposts.

Hidden Bay Lodge Armit, Blackstone and Miniss Lake Outposts

Lessard Outdoors Trout Lake Outpost

Probably more, will double check later.

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Old 01-27-2020, 12:17 PM
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Depending on what you need the WiFi for, you might be able to just use an InReach device.

We used one on our last trip for texting and it worked great! I don't really know what other features and functions they have though.
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Old 01-27-2020, 12:27 PM
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Thanks! I have an in reach and agree they work great.

So great in fact my group of 6 fishing Cree in June now has one in each boat. That way we can separate on the big water and not worry about getting stuck with motor problems with no help coming until late or morning. We can just text in reach to in reach and have help on the way along with exact GPS coordinates of the sender.

For the purposes here I need true internet for voice and ideally to login to systems. Doesn't need much bandwidth or data. My wife and I both run small businesses and for us both to get away at the same time we can't go completely off the grid and sat phones are a pain and have little to no data unless you send a bunch of $.

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Brett
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Old 01-27-2020, 01:15 PM
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Wi Fi worked great at Reilly Lake outpost last season.
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:22 AM
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Hi all,

Strange question but has anyone experienced with wifi at any outposts, true outposts not lodges or mini lodges. I am talking places in the ~2500-1500 USD or less for a week. I know a few but I was hoping to find a few more.

Viking Island fly-out of Red Lake $1350
Apisko (Sas) fly-out of Winnipeg $1600
Edmund Lake (Elk Island) fly-out of Winnipeg $2600

Does anyone have any other options?

Thanks,

Brett
Nestor Falls Fly-In Outposts now have wifi, (unfortunately). I know a lot of people are overjoyed by this, but not me. I enjoyed being able to unplug for a week. But that genie is never going back into the bottle. Next up is flush toilets and air conditioning.
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:45 AM
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I agree about not wanting WiFi at an outpost.

But would you really turn down in-door flush toilets?!? I've spent enough time sitting on piss-soaked particle board in the middle of the night hoping a bear would actually come eat me so I wouldn't have to smell that awful wind wafting up from the pit below.
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Old 01-28-2020, 11:25 AM
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I agree about not wanting WiFi at an outpost.

But would you really turn down in-door flush toilets?!? I've spent enough time sitting on piss-soaked particle board in the middle of the night hoping a bear would actually come eat me so I wouldn't have to smell that awful wind wafting up from the pit below.
Well stated. Things are changing. The 40 year old guy who takes a vacation but is expected to have contact via his e-mail for work is a reality. With readily and reliable satellite internet, many outpost camp owners don't realize people will pay for that service.....just look at the airlines, this is a profit center. I can't imagine even if an outpost is $1500 that and extra $100 for 4 guys isn't going to be a deal breaker. And flush toilets are pretty darn nice!
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Old 01-28-2020, 01:04 PM
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Sorry guys. I know WiFi at outposts is sort of a sensitive topic. In a perfect world I wouldnt want it either. Everyone has their heads stuck in their phones enough, but it my cases I try to take 3 or 4 10 day trips during the summer. The wifi lets me keep my business running. Without wifi I can probably only be gone once. I'm sure a lot of owners agree with you guys and many will never offer wifi.

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