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Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-02-2005, 01:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,828
Posted By spider
Trailpatrol Great picture of your wifes...

Trailpatrol
Great picture of your wifes mukluks...it is the same style I have. Mine are two sizes larger than my foot size and I love them. I have worn them through a stream or two over the years,...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-16-2004, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,803
Posted By spider
snowshoe magazine

Well looks like another snowshoe season is soon to be upon us...probably already in some areas.
I just came across a new online Snowshoe Magazine that looks promising.
www.snowshoemagazine.com...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 03-10-2004, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,803
Posted By spider
mud shoes...for mud season...etc

Well I did stumble across a type of snowshoes for mud at the Cabelas on line catalogue.
They are called "mudder boots"
I don't know how to directly link to that item but if you go into their...
Forum: Other Places 02-25-2004, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,677
Posted By spider
Chocorua

Mt Chocorua was my 1st winter hike and I still climb it a couple of times a year. It is often mentioned as the most photographed mountain we have.

The gist of the ledgend of Chocorua, loosely...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 02-06-2004, 02:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,828
Posted By spider
mukluks

On hikes that I don't plan on bringing crampons I wear mukluks.
Other than that I think you can get extra warmth on leather boots by wearing super gaitors.
I've worn the mukluks down to -30 no...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-28-2004, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,161
Posted By spider
Deadman..commonly used to hold sheetrock overhead...

Deadman..commonly used to hold sheetrock overhead when your "rockin "by yourself.

Of course I got a smile out of seeing the expression used for something else...mostly when winter camping I use...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-28-2004, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,803
Posted By spider
There are a couple of snowshoe web address that I...

There are a couple of snowshoe web address that I thought were interesting. the are
www.justsnowshoes.com
and
www.carlheilman.com who is located in the ADK area and might be the person I was...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-21-2004, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,826
Posted By spider
much like redhawk I hit the army surplus stores...

much like redhawk I hit the army surplus stores for wool or poly pro.

One thing I have heard but have never put to the test is that some folk spray silicone on the wool to help keep snow from...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-20-2004, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,360
Posted By spider
super cold weather lessons

I too am thinking of the park ranger who just froze to death out this way.
Thought it might be good to start a thread along the lines of what we've noticed or learned on those times when the...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-19-2004, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,803
Posted By spider
Nice pictures.. of flora & fauna !! I have...

Nice pictures.. of flora & fauna !!

I have thought of using snowshoes around bogs and have read of things along those lines for mud season and what not...mud shoes made of wood boards really...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-05-2004, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,803
Posted By spider
update

I just came back from a visit to Quebec city and while there we went over to the Huron village of Wendake to see if I might find a snowshoe with a tighter weave than we see in these parts. All was...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-17-2003, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,600
Posted By spider
Sherpa & Msr

As I was snowshoeing along the other day on my Sherpas I came across two guys moving a bit slow.
Seems each of them had MSR shoes ,though only one fellow was wearing his.
The other fellow??
He...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-11-2003, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,803
Posted By spider
Steve I imagine those 5'shoes would take some...

Steve
I imagine those 5'shoes would take some getting used to.
I have a pair of Maine style 12x 42" which are great. They are made by Faber Co from Lorretteville Que.
Usually made from Ash and...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-05-2003, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,729
Posted By spider
nice link..... very extensive...thanks

nice link..... very extensive...thanks
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-04-2003, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,729
Posted By spider
I asked my doctor (he hikes) about the iodine...

I asked my doctor (he hikes) about the iodine tablets. His view was that it's ok for short term use, then I asked him specifily about the interaction with med I was taking and I got the ok.
I think...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-03-2003, 08:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,004
Posted By spider
Like others I have several worst case...

Like others I have several worst case scenarios...but I'm on the tail end of a 8 month recovery so I thought I would tell this tale. I really don't know what or how many things went wrong.
I wanted...
Forum: Other Places 11-23-2003, 09:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,003
Posted By spider
Haystack Mnt

Haystack Mnt...........11/22/03
Nice easy hike in southern Vermont. Nice views especially to the east. Listed as a nice snowshoe hike so might give it another go when we have some good snowcover....
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-21-2003, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,906
Posted By spider
scope photos

Sounds some nice viewing through those..extra nice to have two pair.
Now here's a little known injury... almost embarassing. After a volunteer day of Bald Eagle observation for an annual winter...
Forum: Other Places 11-21-2003, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,673
Posted By spider
Hi CyrixInstead I put my AT story over with...

Hi CyrixInstead
I put my AT story over with mntgoats welcome to you. I couldn't post when I linked to this thread but just realized posting is no problem when I come here direct.

The AT...in...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-20-2003, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,498
Posted By spider
wool

I know there are some real high end priced wool pants out there and some other products.
I just want to mention that my wife picked up a very nice pair at the local Army Navy store.
Quite stylish...
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