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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-10-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By Viking
Update - The Marchway chair showed up just...

Update -

The Marchway chair showed up just like the $127 I gave to Amazon this year said it would.

Now, it won't work for me because I cannot slide my ever growing girth into it. This is not...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-09-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By Viking
Thank you everyone, for your responses. This has...

Thank you everyone, for your responses. This has been more involved than purchasing the canoe itself.

I did end up purchasing the Marchway product that TrailBlaser mentioned - thank you.
...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-04-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By Viking
Camp Chair

Never thought it would come to this but I am looking for input on camp chairs.

I am a Clydesdale, which in bicycling terms means over 200 lbs. In fact I run about 250. My back is shot and the...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-13-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Viking
Felt soles with Micro Spikes to put on when I...

Felt soles with Micro Spikes to put on when I want. I keep 'em in the vest year round.

Great for icy, muddy, and algae covered stuff. Take them off when I get in the canoe.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-13-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Viking
While this won't be the best way to address your...

While this won't be the best way to address your needs, consider "The Adirondack Book" by Elizabeth Folwell. When I first moved to NY and began playing in the ADK's it was a resource I kept in the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-23-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 995
Posted By Viking
Thank you Jim! I was thinking I was willing...

Thank you Jim!

I was thinking I was willing to give it a try and you made it a bit easier to continue down that path. I was just surprised on how the canoe shops don't want to do it.

I'll post...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-20-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 995
Posted By Viking
Canoe Cover Install

Hello all,

Does anyone have any sources for having a CCS canoe cover installed in the Rochester NY area? I am open to doing it myself, just thought I would see what options were available.
...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-02-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,207
Posted By Viking
In my opinion these work well. I have used them...

In my opinion these work well. I have used them for years. I use three straps on the canoe which helps considerably with locking everything down.

The plastic knobs that are used to hold the...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-18-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By Viking
I will no doubt be off in left field with this...

I will no doubt be off in left field with this one but I like external frame packs for heavy loads.

I still have - and use - my 70's era Kelty Tioga. Wasn't a whole bunch of internals to choose...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-12-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 772
Posted By Viking
I will throw a couple of my thoughts on this...

I will throw a couple of my thoughts on this subject.

Using a musical reference, on any given nite any band can be the best band in the world. I think the same thing can be applied to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-03-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By Viking
Thank you Msample! Very helpful.

Thank you Msample! Very helpful.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-31-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,695
Posted By Viking
Bob's reply reminded me of a similar situation. ...

Bob's reply reminded me of a similar situation. My father in law bought a Holsclaw (sp?) trailer kit back in the early 70's in Michigan. Since it was a kit there wasn't any paperwork for it, plus...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-31-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,695
Posted By Viking
I have been down that road, although it was a few...

I have been down that road, although it was a few years ago.

Bought a canoe at a garage sale with no papers. Went to the DMV with the hull numbers and explained the situation. Paid the tax on...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-29-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By Viking
Cart on the 9 Carries Route

Hello all,

I know this has been discussed previously, however I am hoping to add a bit of context for my fall trip. Looking at a solo of the 9 and going back and forth on the cart thing.

As...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-17-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,161
Posted By Viking
Back home in Northern Michigan, where practical,...

Back home in Northern Michigan, where practical, people would keep some Guinea Fowl.

Sucked 'em down like M&M's.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-10-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,545
Posted By Viking
Just did Thursday-Sunday at Little Tupper. Flies...

Just did Thursday-Sunday at Little Tupper. Flies were gawdawfull. Had #18 so breezes periodically, but the island was not the save haven as it has been in the past.

Pulled into the parking lot...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-16-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By Viking
I like a larger pack for day hikes - people use...

I like a larger pack for day hikes - people use one like mine for 3 day trips. It is a Kelty Redwing (2900 volume?) but I am a big guy rain gear etc. takes up space and on longer hikes i will bring...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-11-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By Viking
I had done the trip solo when you could paddle...

I had done the trip solo when you could paddle the entire loop. It was in May some years ago. I like to get our early before the black flies come calling and had a pretty good track record of...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-08-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,037
Posted By Viking
What do the ADK's mean to me? Insignificance. ...

What do the ADK's mean to me? Insignificance. Allow me to explain.

Many years ago, Chick and I were taking a late fall canoe trip across the Boundary Waters into Quetico. We had not seen...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 04-15-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By Viking
I have an earlier version of this one. ...

I have an earlier version of this one.

https://humminbird.johnsonoutdoors.com/fish-finders/fishin-buddy/fishin-buddy-max-di

Hauled it all over the 'dak's - even on my trip from LTL to Low's. ...
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