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Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 02-20-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,760
Posted By Wldrns
What I like best about that cart shown (formerly...

What I like best about that cart shown (formerly called the "Canadian walker") is that it does not have a straight through axle. if you use on very rough trails with many roots, logs, or rocks to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-20-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,566
Posted By Wldrns
As a SAR crew boss, I am primarily and entirely...

As a SAR crew boss, I am primarily and entirely responsible for the safety of the volunteers in my assigned crew. Often, especially for well publicized long lasting SAR incidents, every local Joe off...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-14-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Wldrns
Note that Bald has a couple of steep smooth rock...

Note that Bald has a couple of steep smooth rock pitches as well as sharp dangerous edge run offs. Other than that, it is generally doable with snowshoes, though I have not done it on shoes.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-14-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,566
Posted By Wldrns
I'll add that many underestimate the time it...

I'll add that many underestimate the time it takes to get out and many of the SAR reports I see are the result of not having a source of light after dark. hint: a cell phone does not count as a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-12-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,566
Posted By Wldrns
It is hard enough to break a ranger or two away...

It is hard enough to break a ranger or two away somewhere in the state once a year to schedule and hold basic trainings (as is mandated by the state) for basic SAR procedures for firefighters and SAR...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 02-08-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Wldrns
Two suggestions: Adirondack by owner vacation...

Two suggestions:
Adirondack by owner vacation rentals:...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 02-07-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Wldrns
Not useless yet I don't think for distances very...

Not useless yet I don't think for distances very far from the pole (either one). The magnetic declination printed on the topo map of my location is 12degrees West. As measured on Caltopo, it is 12.9...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-29-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Wldrns
Stumps and gravel shoals. if you watch an...

Stumps and gravel shoals. if you watch an experienced local with a powerboat leave the launch heading down the length of the reservoir, you will notice them making odd sinuous zig zag turns. There...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-26-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Wldrns
I've never seen every site occupied, although if...

I've never seen every site occupied, although if you already have a favorite, it may be a favorite for others as well. IMO, there are very few less than desirable sites that are not "decent". You do...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-16-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By Wldrns
The pvc perimeter to the longer kid's sled adds a...

The pvc perimeter to the longer kid's sled adds a lot of stiffening which lessens the tendency to tip over because it allows a tighter rope tie over the top of any carried gear. Otherwise a tight top...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-15-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By Wldrns
I have two different models of home made pulk....

I have two different models of home made pulk. The orange one (a "paris" sled I believe it is called) is more flimsy so I surrounded the perimeter with PVC with a rope running through to keep it a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-14-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By Wldrns
Wow, that's expensive. I use what looks like...

Wow, that's expensive. I use what looks like just the belt part of that contraption. Should be able to find it for not much over a couple of bucks at an army surplus store. It seems sufficient, even...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-14-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By Wldrns
I use an army surplus belt that I modified to...

I use an army surplus belt that I modified to connect to my pulk drag poles. It easily expands enough to go over my winter coat, although while generating heat when hauling a pulk I don't usually...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-10-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,712
Posted By Wldrns
You can go several miles above High Falls, but...

You can go several miles above High Falls, but the beaver dams and log obstacles become very much increasingly numerous. Quite possible, and many do it. It is all paddleable, although there are a...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-09-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,326
Posted By Wldrns
Does continuous paddling a canoe count? ...

Does continuous paddling a canoe count?

I've done the Adirondack 90 mile "Cannonball" (not an official race) to be paddled and manually portaged from old Forge to Saranac Lake, all in the same...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-07-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,471
Posted By Wldrns
i just finished watching the finale. I was a...

i just finished watching the finale. I was a little disappointed that the DEC and rangers were not featured in any way. And that the proper search line was not shown. it is not to be a broad...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-07-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By Wldrns
Noseeums, also called "Punkies" in some places...

Noseeums, also called "Punkies" in some places (esp. western Adirondacks and Tug Hill). Small indeed, and some would say they come right through a tent wall or screen. In reality, when you are out...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-05-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By Wldrns
I believe I saw that boat at Pete's when I bought...

I believe I saw that boat at Pete's when I bought my Hornbeck canoe in that same year. Not being a kayaker, I had no other than passing interest in Pete's new projects at the time. He tried many new...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-05-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 149,046
Posted By Wldrns
From the DEC web page you can get quite a lot of...

From the DEC web page you can get quite a lot of information, including wetland boundaries and tax map information. it takes some navigation to click on the right options from the tools and legend...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-04-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By Wldrns
I almost forgot the steps and ledges on Rocky. My...

I almost forgot the steps and ledges on Rocky. My SAR team has trained there using a litter with low angle belay techniques to get down over those rocky ledge steps. Again nothing I would want to...
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