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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-17-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By Wldrns
There is a tremendous amount of valuable...

There is a tremendous amount of valuable information to be found on the NYSDEC web page (http://www.dec.ny.gov) and its sub-pages. Although it can be difficult to navigate to the many pages with...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-16-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By Wldrns
Ok, I am a lifelong conservative follower of...

Ok, I am a lifelong conservative follower of government guidelines and regulations (and I do receive a government paycheck for doing so), but I will draw the line when in the future I am told I must...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-16-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By Wldrns
It wasn't the fault of the runners going for...

It wasn't the fault of the runners going for help, as they did their best with what they knew. Most people are programmed to simply call 911 for any emergency. I have seen evidence that with any...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-16-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By Wldrns
I have been on a SAR team for more than 20 years...

I have been on a SAR team for more than 20 years and over that time I have heard other horror stories about involving the wrong assistance from inexperienced law enforcement agencies or fire...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-13-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Wldrns
AFRs would be wearing a tan light colored shirt....

AFRs would be wearing a tan light colored shirt. Rangers wear a full dark green uniform and carry a sidearm, which is obviously visible. AFRs do not.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-13-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Wldrns
Very true. I don't know which ranger it was you...

Very true. I don't know which ranger it was you speak of, but the particular ranger assigned to Lake Lila (Bob Zurek) was in charge of the planning function for the ongoing search activity near Paul...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-03-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,093
Posted By Wldrns
The worst of the BF hoard seemed to be waning...

The worst of the BF hoard seemed to be waning around June 18 or so. I was training guides on Lows during that week this year and while still bothersome, they were not so bad as they were previously....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-03-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,093
Posted By Wldrns
No real issue from black flies any more. With...

No real issue from black flies any more. With this heat, the deer flies have now taken their place on the front stage in the southern/western route 28 corridor.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-03-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wldrns
Not the easiest place to get to without intruding...

Not the easiest place to get to without intruding on private lands, but it is doable. While in the area, the Pepperbox and other ponds to its east are similarly remote, bushwhack required...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 06-27-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Wldrns
The closest best place for you would be the...

The closest best place for you would be the Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/91261.html

or the Black River Wild Forest
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/75310.html

You can't...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-27-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wldrns
Depending on your ability, skill and desire to...

Depending on your ability, skill and desire to get into the backcountry with long carries of canoe and gear, you options are limitless for remoteness and solitude. Continue your research with Dave...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-25-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,853
Posted By Wldrns
Well it was a hot dry week in July with low...

Well it was a hot dry week in July with low water, especially in the lower Saranac River, so lots of carrying was called for in many sections below Saranac Lake Village into Plattsburgh.

I...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-25-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,853
Posted By Wldrns
Look at the photo of me walking with my 10.5 foot...

Look at the photo of me walking with my 10.5 foot Hornbeck and my backpack in post #4. That photo shows the first few steps of what was the beginning of a trek starting from a few miles outside of...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-20-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,853
Posted By Wldrns
My Hornbeck noodles are there simply as a...

My Hornbeck noodles are there simply as a stiffener and a water dam for the rolled end of the spray skirt to keep the water that splashes up on the deck from rolling back onto me.

I also have a...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-17-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,853
Posted By Wldrns
Look carefully and you will see snaps in the...

Look carefully and you will see snaps in the gunwale. On other large boats meant for Yukon racing we use wide Velcro strips glued in place.

I will be on Lows all this week training adult guides...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-17-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,853
Posted By Wldrns
I used pool noodles rolled into the ends, with a...

I used pool noodles rolled into the ends, with a wood dowel to stiffen the one in front. The rear cover is custom fit to my knupak backpack.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-17-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By Wldrns
That's what he said, and I trust in all other...

That's what he said, and I trust in all other cases he is experienced in such rescue matters (in combat situations for sure). I thought at the time maybe he misunderstood my question, perhaps it is...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-17-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,853
Posted By Wldrns
I carried and paddled my carbon/graphite 10.5'...

I carried and paddled my carbon/graphite 10.5' Hornbeck (Pete's very first one of that design that he built and sold) from Boonville to just beyond Plattsburgh a few years ago. It took me just 7...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-17-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By Wldrns
I recently asked a contractor for the army who is...

I recently asked a contractor for the army who is an active combat field medic instructor how long it takes to get a GPS geolocation location from a phone in an emergency. He said it takes about a...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 06-07-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By Wldrns
For our first Yukon River 1000 mile canoe race,...

For our first Yukon River 1000 mile canoe race, we were required by the race rules to begin with 20Kg of food per person (x7 people in our voyageur canoe - do the math) in certified bear resistant...
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