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Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Wldrns
Why would I rather have a Land Rover than a...

Why would I rather have a Land Rover than a Saburu Forester? Because of the research and reviews I have read. However, the Nesco seems to fit my needs and still does the job quite adequately, as...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics Yesterday, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 66
Posted By Wldrns
I've been using the Nesco 1000 watt model for...

I've been using the Nesco 1000 watt model for around 20 years. Originally I dehydrated food for a BSA guide trek leader training program, 4 days worth for up to 30 students and staff sent out in...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-22-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,159
Posted By Wldrns
Yes, of course it can. So can randomly crossing...

Yes, of course it can. So can randomly crossing the street without prior planning or basic knowledge. My point was that for eons, people got along and learned how to behave and take care of...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-21-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,159
Posted By Wldrns
Actually a better educator is figuring out for...

Actually a better educator is figuring out for your self what you did wrong (or right) to get into any unusual or undesirable situation. Over the years I learned much more when things went wrong and...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-21-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,159
Posted By Wldrns
Wouldn't it be something if out on a future trail...

Wouldn't it be something if out on a future trail they would care enough to warn others they see who are similarly unprepared. But I won't hold my breath thinking it will happen.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-20-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,159
Posted By Wldrns
Not just about unprepared SAR subjects, but also...

Not just about unprepared SAR subjects, but also frequently the untrained off-the-street volunteers that often show up to "help out". Family, friends, and others wanting to take part. The first thing...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-14-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By Wldrns
DSettahr, I was at a couple of meetings...

DSettahr,

I was at a couple of meetings around the area, you were there too, to hear Jack Drury's hut-to-hut proposal. Part of it was to set up a program for volunteers to talk to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-14-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By Wldrns
Two deep leadership, especially in this day and...

Two deep leadership, especially in this day and age is not a bad policy. It is there not only to protect the youth, but also to protect the adult. We know of the seriousness of false accusations.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-14-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By Wldrns
By BSA youth protection policy, you would need to...

By BSA youth protection policy, you would need to post two adults over age 21 along with the scouts. It is hard enough to find adults (i.e. dads or moms) willing to accompany scouts on regular scout...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 03-11-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Wldrns
You might want to consider looking at ...

You might want to consider looking at
https://www.adkbyowner.com
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 03-08-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Wldrns
You can make your USGS maps waterproof. I used to...

You can make your USGS maps waterproof. I used to use Thompson's water seal. Be sure to get the thin liquid kind, the other is gloppy and will not dry properly. More recently I have found that a...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 03-07-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Wldrns
A lot of maps are far out of date and the USGS is...

A lot of maps are far out of date and the USGS is not updating them any more like they used to with field checks. Some of the maps I have have a most current date of 1943 (Tug Hill) and the beavers...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 03-07-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Wldrns
I have pretty much the entire of the Adirondacks...

I have pretty much the entire of the Adirondacks (and much of the rest of NY state) covered with USGS paper topo maps. These paper maps have been my navigation and planning accompaniment for many...
Forum: Other Places 03-04-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Wldrns
i've recently been going to Harbor Freight for...

i've recently been going to Harbor Freight for cheapo stuff. If you join their mailing list you regularly get coupons for free stuff like flashlights, tarps, screwdrivers and the like. Discount...
Forum: Other Places 03-03-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Wldrns
When marching along in a SAR line, sooner or...

When marching along in a SAR line, sooner or later it will be your turn to plow through the thickest berry patch, or the deepest mudiest part of a swamp bog, or a tangle of alders, even MFR. You have...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-03-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,147
Posted By Wldrns
You can get an idea of the depth of SAR...

You can get an idea of the depth of SAR involvement in 2017 from here:
https://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/2371.html

Want statistics?...
Forum: Other Places 03-03-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Wldrns
You are right, those dozen or so SAR missions...

You are right, those dozen or so SAR missions over many years were mostly near populated regions and in or within and between the wooded perimeters of farmlands, a few were somewhat remote, but not...
Forum: Other Places 03-03-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Wldrns
I did a trans-Adirondack traverse a few years...

I did a trans-Adirondack traverse a few years ago, 185 miles from west of Boonville to Cumberland Point east of Plattsburgh. But except for several awful multi-floral rose SAR bushwhack experiences...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-28-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By Wldrns
Seems like a stretch to get Ha-De-Ron-Dah from...

Seems like a stretch to get Ha-De-Ron-Dah from woheeha. I looked for a while and even considered it as a possibility, but did not think it sounded close enough. Besides, there is no road going...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-25-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,147
Posted By Wldrns
NY is rather unique, I believe, in that there are...

NY is rather unique, I believe, in that there are vast amounts of free to use public land. My son, who now lives and works in Texas, has very limited options in that regard. If he wants to hunt or...
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