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Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 09-17-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By forest dweller
Well I just read that there was a female version...

Well I just read that there was a female version of the Arcflex Terraplane made?! Could that explain the lighter materials and the kinda sorta hourglass shape of lighter weight shoulder pads? Bad job...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 09-17-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By forest dweller
Dana Designs Arcflex Terraplane backpack...

About 10 years ago I bought a Dana Designs Arcflex Terraplane off a buddy. It has been a great pack - solid materials - "beefy" fabric and buckles and shoulder straps. But the tag on it said "Dana...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 09-03-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By forest dweller
Yeah but as I said, it's rare in my everyday life...

Yeah but as I said, it's rare in my everyday life but too common when I go backpacking, so I'm wondering the cause. PS - I'm very careful to filter and boil water.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 09-03-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By forest dweller
What's you favorite sub-freezing synthetic and roomy (rectangular) sleeping bag?

What's you favorite sub-freezing synthetic and roomy (rectangular) sleeping bag?

I had to double up two roomy rectangular North Face 40 degree bags to guarantee I'd be warm in Banff recently,...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 09-03-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By forest dweller
Funny thing is it's not usually diarrhea...it's...

Funny thing is it's not usually diarrhea...it's usually somewhat solid but comes on suddenly and with too much force behind it to fully control!

Sorry to be so gross and specific but it's no fun,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-02-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,379
Posted By forest dweller
Lousy.

Lousy.
Forum: "By the Fireside" 09-02-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By forest dweller
Thanks Justin...that's a great tip for setting up...

Thanks Justin...that's a great tip for setting up in rain in the northeastern US... I'll have to figure out a method for setting up in a place like Banff where there may not be too many trees...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 09-02-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By forest dweller
Do you think the Mystery Ranch packs of today are...

Do you think the Mystery Ranch packs of today are as good or better than the Dana Designs packs of 25 years ago? On the one hand they are made overseas, perhaps with some tradeoffs to keep costs...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 09-02-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By forest dweller
Tips on how to stay dry making and breaking camp when it rains while backpacking?

Tips on how to stay dry making and breaking camp when it rains while backpacking?

I just got back from a 2 day and a 4 day backpacking trip in Banff with my wife...and the weather forecast for the...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 09-02-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By forest dweller
I think you may be right...so the answer may be...

I think you may be right...so the answer may be to try to naturally "solidify" things a bit? Any thoughts on how to do that?
Forum: "By the Fireside" 09-02-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By forest dweller
I eat tortellini / ravioli twice (divide jar of...

I eat tortellini / ravioli twice (divide jar of sauce between 2 small rubbermaid containers), usually suffer through just add boiling water backpackers foods a few nights...assorted nuts and dried...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 09-02-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By forest dweller
No actually I don't, and that has crossed my mind...

No actually I don't, and that has crossed my mind as the possible reason...but I could see exercising making me more regular - I just don't know why it causes a softer stool with far more pressure...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 09-02-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By forest dweller
Bizarre but serious question!

Any of you have a major uptick in losing control of your bowels on multi day backpacking trips?

I don't make it to the bathroom about once every two years or so and at least 50% of the time it's...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-02-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 66,585
Posted By forest dweller
I'm actually eager to get back there to see how...

I'm actually eager to get back there to see how nature taking over is coming along.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-02-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,735
Posted By forest dweller
I thought the Nature Conservancy owned Follensby...

I thought the Nature Conservancy owned Follensby Pond already?
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 08-20-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,011
Posted By forest dweller
Hey, in desperate need of help with Gaia GPS...if...

Hey, in desperate need of help with Gaia GPS...if you are quite familiar with how to download maps...

I need to know which type of map you recommend I download for offline use to know EXACTLY...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 08-20-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,011
Posted By forest dweller
Hey guys (and gals of course!)... My wife...

Hey guys (and gals of course!)...

My wife and I will be doing a little backpacking in Banff next week and I wanted to download Gaia GPS to my latest smartphone. I was interested in the premium...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-06-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By forest dweller
Dsettahr, are you familiar with the legendary...

Dsettahr, are you familiar with the legendary Dana Designs packs? These are the successor to those packs...yes they are on the heavy side, but they are probably made to hold up to any and all abuse....
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-05-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By forest dweller
Help in choosing a mid to high end strong / comfortable heavy load hauling backpack.

I'm thinking about replacing my (I think) made in Mexico Dana Designs Astral Plane or Terraplane (forget which) for what will probably be my last comfortable heavy load hauling backpack (I'm going to...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-05-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,735
Posted By forest dweller
All to try to make everyone (including the not so...

All to try to make everyone (including the not so smart) happy....while doing the WRONG thing. APA staff of yesteryear are probably rolling in their graves.
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