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Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 05-10-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By Zach
I have never used a GPS myself, but based on the...

I have never used a GPS myself, but based on the experiences of the people who use them to come here I would say they are not always very accurate at providing directions and distances, perhaps...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 05-05-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Zach
In regard to batteries, I have been using eneloop...

In regard to batteries, I have been using eneloop AA rechargeable batteries for about 12 years now, both for my headlamp and flashlight and my old camera, and in my radio earmuffs that I wear for...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-03-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,063
Posted By Zach
It looks like a neat trip. Thanks for posting...

It looks like a neat trip. Thanks for posting the pictures too. I especially like the heron rookery picture. I have been wondering lately what a heron does with its legs when sitting on eggs in a...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-01-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By Zach
When I made the prongs for my backpack I used two...

When I made the prongs for my backpack I used two short pieces of electrical conduit, some kind of thin walled steel tubing. One piece went in each side frame of the backpack. I cut a block of...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-30-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By Zach
My canoe is about 40 pounds and I carry it on a...

My canoe is about 40 pounds and I carry it on a modified old frame backpack. That way I can also carry other things at the same time, and the canoe weight is distributed to the hip belt as well as...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-30-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By Zach
If you use a Super Seat you can slide it to...

If you use a Super Seat you can slide it to either side, and if you leave the straps a little loose you may be able to slide it 'in the moment' if you switch sides often. It might be worth trying...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-28-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By Zach
One thing is that webbed seats work better when...

One thing is that webbed seats work better when the seat surface comes off the top of the frame, instead of halfway between top and bottom like in the picture. I have a small webbed seat made with...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-16-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,344
Posted By Zach
"I'm not" is a great answer, I'll try to remember...

"I'm not" is a great answer, I'll try to remember it for future use.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-16-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,344
Posted By Zach
Yes, on the bike I can often outrun dogs, but not...

Yes, on the bike I can often outrun dogs, but not uphill. My policy is that if the dog is on the pavement and coming after me and is within reach of my feet I will kick it while riding, and this...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-15-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,344
Posted By Zach
After 35 years of not having dogs I have the same...

After 35 years of not having dogs I have the same instant rage response you describe when people say that. I've been bitten by dogs while bicycling, only once deeply enough to draw blood, but it's...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-13-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,344
Posted By Zach
Thanks, I'm hoping for the best. I hope your...

Thanks, I'm hoping for the best. I hope your plans will come to fruition too.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-12-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,344
Posted By Zach
I bought my first personal car last month, in...

I bought my first personal car last month, in preparation for (I hope) moving to Tupper Lake this year or next. Prior to that I have been a frequent cyclist but have (when needed) used a car that...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-11-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,344
Posted By Zach
I am a Subaru owner, but I will never stoop so...

I am a Subaru owner, but I will never stoop so low as to have a dog, let alone take it to the woods.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-28-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,763
Posted By Zach
I pulled our taps yesterday, last boil was last...

I pulled our taps yesterday, last boil was last Monday. The buds are swelling here and a lot of the sap was running green with the warm weather last week. We had a good year, way better than last...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-27-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By Zach
Thank you both very much. Those are whole new...

Thank you both very much. Those are whole new realms of complexity which hadn't occurred to me to even wonder about.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-27-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By Zach
Locally correct pronunciation of Au Sable

For an upcoming project I will need to read the name of the Au Sable river aloud, and I am wondering how the first part is pronounced in the area. My very limited knowledge of French would incline...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-14-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By Zach
My canoe is about 14-1/2' long and 29" wide as I...

My canoe is about 14-1/2' long and 29" wide as I recall, but I can't move out of the center 1/3 of the hull without at least feeling like I'm going to tip it over. This may be poor balancing skills,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-13-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,763
Posted By Zach
I tapped a week ago yesterday, and have boiled...

I tapped a week ago yesterday, and have boiled twice so far, 5 quarts of syrup per boil from 38 taps. Our snow is melting fast here.
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-13-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By Zach
I did a maneuver once that seemed very similar to...

I did a maneuver once that seemed very similar to Hickoryskier's situation in the photo, except there was no canoe under me at the time. I had just stepped out, not realizing what happens when both...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 03-13-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By Zach
This may not be applicable since my canoe is not...

This may not be applicable since my canoe is not terribly lightweight, but I have found that I can put my paddle across the gunwales and grab the thwart behind the seat with my other hand, put my...
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