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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-09-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Huge fresh baked cookies too! :drool:

Huge fresh baked cookies too! :drool:
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-02-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Last summer I saw an official tent site in the...

Last summer I saw an official tent site in the Eldon Lake bay on the north shore on Raquette Lake.

None of the tent sites are shown in the Sargent Ponds WF, just the lean tos.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-27-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
My plan is to buy some metal cookie cooling racks...

My plan is to buy some metal cookie cooling racks and put them on cookie trays. I'll probably give some jerky a go on my next attempt.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-27-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
In researching my options, I just read an article...

In researching my options, I just read an article that some ovens have a built in dehydrator. At my wife's insistence, I paid way too much for a slide-in gas convection range a few years back. But,...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-24-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Hey guys, I forgot to send an update. The chili...

Hey guys, I forgot to send an update. The chili turned out great! A large ziplock 2/3 full was enough to feed 4 with plenty leftover.

We ate it with some naan bread in Algonquin park. I wish I had...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-14-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Hi PA, I sent you a PM....are you the same...

Hi PA, I sent you a PM....are you the same PAPaddler from Algonquin Adventures? It's JoeScmoe from over there that recommended the ADKs. After reading your reports of bad news, I'm glad to hear you...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-03-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Took 16 hours to dehydrate!!!! Lessons learned: ...

Took 16 hours to dehydrate!!!! Lessons learned:

-My oven's keep warm feature didn't do anything, even though it kept it at about 160. Switching it to the lowest possible convection cook setting of...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-02-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
This is my first go at the whole dehydrating...

This is my first go at the whole dehydrating thing. One take away I have already is I should have reduced the chili a lot more on the stove. Its taking a long time to dry up... And still has a long...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-02-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Ok, thanks. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Ok, thanks. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-02-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Dehydrating Chili Alternate Fat Source

I cooked up a batch of turkey chili tonight. With the very low fat content in the strained and rinsed turkey, it tasted like it was missing something compared to my normal beef chili.

I opted to...
Forum: Environmental Issues 07-30-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,591
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
I'm not a New Yorker, but spread out across all...

I'm not a New Yorker, but spread out across all the private and corporate tax payers it doesn't seem like it would cost one individual a lot for a lot of opened up recreational possibilities. If I...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-27-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Wow... I recall in past years paddling through...

Wow... I recall in past years paddling through Follensby on the weekend and seeing no more than 2/3rd site usage.

Did you swim in Horseshoe at all? I've seen leeches swimming around at the landing...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-04-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,456
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
I did this a couple years back. I don't recall...

I did this a couple years back. I don't recall for sure, but I think you're right about it not being totally obvious. I want to say I got out at the campsite on a little cove near the southeast end....
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 10-09-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,816
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
This is from the NOAA... The prevailing wind is...

This is from the NOAA... The prevailing wind is generally from the west in New York State. A southwest component
becomes evident in winds during the warmer months while a northwest component is ...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 10-08-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,816
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Ontario eliminated coal based generation about 5...

Ontario eliminated coal based generation about 5 years back. I would think that would have as much (or more) of a beneficial impact on the Adirondacks then the Midwest.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-27-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,398
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Some of the descriptions of these fires have me...

Some of the descriptions of these fires have me curious. Does the non decomposed soil actually burn and smolder underground somewhat where it's unreachable or does it flare up at the surface level so...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-27-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,512
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
I pulled out a 4lb largemouth bass in the deep...

I pulled out a 4lb largemouth bass in the deep section on a plastic worm. I was at about 20ft of water near the dropoff to 40ft. I've never caught a largemouth that deep before or since.
...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-25-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
What about somewhere in the Silver Lake...

What about somewhere in the Silver Lake Wilderness. Big Eddy?
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 08-24-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Where are you coming from and how far do you want...

Where are you coming from and how far do you want to go hiking wise.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-04-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,437
Posted By OntarioSkiBum
Try this one... I have an inflatable boat that I...

Try this one... I have an inflatable boat that I used to use with a small gas motor. In NYS, the law is that for short stays, the out of state licensing applies. Problem is in Ontario, we don't...
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