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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-31-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,145
Posted By wiiawiwb
Wow, who would have ever guessed that smartphones...

Wow, who would have ever guessed that smartphones ARE the answer we've all been looking for? Based upon your glowing recommendation, it's time to get rid of our maps and compasses and vest our lives,...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 10-31-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By wiiawiwb
Cheap jeans being 100% cotton could get into...

Cheap jeans being 100% cotton could get into trouble too on a cold, rainy day in the backcountry.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-31-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,145
Posted By wiiawiwb
I see technology causing a huge step backward in...

I see technology causing a huge step backward in terms of backcountry survival. I can't cite a particular instance but I guarantee there are plenty of inexperienced young hikers who encounter...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-17-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,145
Posted By wiiawiwb
Extending your logic and reasoning, you would...

Extending your logic and reasoning, you would propose that every driver who runs off the road because he or she wasn't paying attention, and was therefore negligent, be charged for the rescue too,...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-12-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,145
Posted By wiiawiwb
Very sad story. A tragedy that didn't have to be....

Very sad story. A tragedy that didn't have to be. No doubt we all have seen people unprepared to be in the backcountry. Specifically mentioned in the article was cotton. Cotton kills plain and...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 09-03-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By wiiawiwb
Are you just wildly speculating or can you cite...

Are you just wildly speculating or can you cite examples where this pattern has occurred?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-09-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,443
Posted By wiiawiwb
I'd call it an expense rather an investment. It's...

I'd call it an expense rather an investment. It's curious how things that we're told are "investments" always yield deficits and debt.

There's nothing keeping private citizens from taking their...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-07-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,443
Posted By wiiawiwb
I think the program is utterly ridiculous. How...

I think the program is utterly ridiculous. How did people get along before this? Don't they know of anyone who has camping equipment? Can't they borrow it from a friend? How about renting equipment?...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-07-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,869
Posted By wiiawiwb
Be careful out there. Warnings are out about POW...

Be careful out there. Warnings are out about POW (Powassan virus) which is another tick-transmitted virus. It can cause inflammation of the brain and has been fatal in 10% of the cases. There are no...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-07-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By wiiawiwb
I'm not a fan of using my smartphone for GPS....

I'm not a fan of using my smartphone for GPS. Admittedly, I do have Gaia on it, and the screen size can't be beat, but always reach for my GPS.

At least with my phone, the battery drains very...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 02-07-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,620
Posted By wiiawiwb
Kalispell and Missoula MT. Both have access to...

Kalispell and Missoula MT. Both have access to Flathead Lake as well as the surrounding mountains. There are a number of smaller communities sprinkled around that area, such as Whitefish and...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-14-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,437
Posted By wiiawiwb
Very clever Justin. Your pulks and harness system...

Very clever Justin. Your pulks and harness system are well thought out.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-14-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,118
Posted By wiiawiwb
It is going to be a hiking trail, along with a...

It is going to be a hiking trail, along with a biking trail. Identifying it as a "Hiking" trail is using Cuomo's words not mine. He could have used "walking path" but he specifically chose the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-11-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,244
Posted By wiiawiwb
Not as easy to find in urban centers as it is in...

Not as easy to find in urban centers as it is in rural America.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-11-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,244
Posted By wiiawiwb
I'd counter by saying that in a small town you...

I'd counter by saying that in a small town you have a community where you become involved, know your neighbors, care about them, and people have each others back.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-11-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,118
Posted By wiiawiwb
I'm sure to some big-city folks a paved "hiking...

I'm sure to some big-city folks a paved "hiking trail" would seem like wilderness to them.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-07-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,487
Posted By wiiawiwb
I think the organization as a whole can benefit...

I think the organization as a whole can benefit for the more its members are active and the more the organization welcomes such contributions.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-06-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,978
Posted By wiiawiwb
Just over the hill from Greenwich in Manchester,...

Just over the hill from Greenwich in Manchester, VT is EMS and the Mountain Goat.

http://www.mountaingoat.com/

Orvis will have a few things as will Manchester Sports and Clothing.
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-22-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 31,906
Posted By wiiawiwb
Let me understand this. Will New Hampshire also...

Let me understand this. Will New Hampshire also send a bill to someone who recklessly speeds, goes off the road and has to be "rescued" with the jaws of life? If not, then why single out the...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 12-16-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,529
Posted By wiiawiwb
Stay in Saratoga. It is an extra 20 minutes...

Stay in Saratoga. It is an extra 20 minutes (compared to Lake George) but it is a rocking place with tons of things to do. Cultural events, museums, art stores, shopping, and more. The sky is the...
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