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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,692
Posted By timberghost
That exchange sound to me like Joe was unable to...

That exchange sound to me like Joe was unable to provide the address he was calling from... (which is needed to open an incident ticket in dispatch system)
Also, seems like Joe is unfamiliar with...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,692
Posted By timberghost
Not trying to argue with you, only want to point...

Not trying to argue with you, only want to point out a few caveats.

Joe and Bill deserve the credit for reporting the incident, no argument there.

How do we know that 911 dispatcher had problem...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,692
Posted By timberghost
For the record, I never insinuated that either...

For the record, I never insinuated that either Joe or Bill was drunk (at any point of their trip).

Joe himself writes:
"Our gear was strewn all over the floor of the lean-to, and we were sorting...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-19-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,692
Posted By timberghost
May I ask how "we" know that? Just because Joe...

May I ask how "we" know that?
Just because Joe the aircraft mechanic (according to his LinkedIn page) had a hero streak to run to Walmart for chainsaws and shovels and feels the response to be...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-16-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,692
Posted By timberghost
Let me preface this by saying, I understand Joe's...

Let me preface this by saying, I understand Joe's frustration but I do not agree with his tactics (in publishing what he wrote) or his assessment of response.



Maybe, but the agency that gets...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-03-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By timberghost
There's rarely a soul at Negro lake (or any...

There's rarely a soul at Negro lake (or any number of others in the area) in the summer, plenty of deer flies though... (you might look like a bad case of chickenpox by the time you get there)
Forum: Gear Care & Maintenance 07-03-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By timberghost
MSR and their naming convention... LOL (they...

MSR and their naming convention... LOL (they couldn't possibly call it cold fuel cleaning tool - you're only supposed to use it on parts that have cooled down to ambient temp)

It's for cleaning...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-20-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By timberghost
I'd imagine that would depend on what "phone...

I'd imagine that would depend on what "phone number" is assigned to your spot/in-reach device.
A text to an international or toll area code would be charged as such...

Perhaps the person was...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-20-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By timberghost
The point of that security forum post was that...

The point of that security forum post was that even with all data, gps and location services supposedly OFF, the phone was updating the gps sat database.
If all those services were not running, the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-18-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By timberghost
No, I do not. It was about a year ago, the...

No, I do not. It was about a year ago, the underworld post on which I saw the info is long gone.
I did follow the steps and was able to see same results, namely on a rooted android device deleting /...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-17-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By timberghost
I've personally seen a number of (esp. older)...

I've personally seen a number of (esp. older) "smart" phones that take at least 10 minutes to acquire gps signal and location fix from 'dead' cold start (no recent geo-sat table). In the same...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-17-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By timberghost
Sounds like a misunderstanding - not satellite,...

Sounds like a misunderstanding - not satellite, competing carrier.

If you have a CDMA (verizon / sprint) phone, which is capable of using GSM frequencies (global compatible), it will use GSM...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-13-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By timberghost
The following is not legal advise, Can they...

The following is not legal advise,

Can they be on the street or on the bus or in the mall (substitute any public venue) on their own?
If yes, then why can't they camp on their own?

The...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 05-31-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,946
Posted By timberghost
I'd have absolutely no problems with that,...

I'd have absolutely no problems with that, neighbours keeping livestock would surely protest loudly...



The deer won't disappear. The heard will be healthier (and smaller) as weak deer will get...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 05-31-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,946
Posted By timberghost
It'd be great if eastern coyotes could take place...

It'd be great if eastern coyotes could take place of wolves in beaver management.

From what I've seen in the woods (or meadows) the beaver numbers don't seem to decline in any significant way....
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 05-30-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,946
Posted By timberghost
I agree with you on beaver destructiveness where...

I agree with you on beaver destructiveness where population gets out of hand (which is most places these days, since pelts don't fetch much). Re-introduction of wolf is the only viable long term...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 05-24-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,946
Posted By timberghost
Read somewhere that it was a transfer switch...

Read somewhere that it was a transfer switch 'malfunction', the backup generator worked. Probably no 'boots on the ground' were present to make sure it was keeping the fry alive (and no automated...
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 04-29-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,471
Posted By timberghost
There are certain people riding ATVs, UTVs, snow...

There are certain people riding ATVs, UTVs, snow machines, dirt bikes and pretty much you name it on DEC administered lands (including FP, State Parks, and State Forests). That doesn't really make...
Forum: Biking in the Adirondacks 04-27-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,471
Posted By timberghost
Forest Preserve, would fall under its own subset...

Forest Preserve, would fall under its own subset of state laws.
There's no "grey" area, currently, NY state does not permit ebike use on any public venue.

If for some strange reason ebikes get...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-27-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By timberghost
There's nothing quite like news publishing: ...

There's nothing quite like news publishing:

"DOT spokesman said a rumor that the DOT accidentally damaged the culvert while dynamiting a beaver dam is not true."

From:...
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