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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-20-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Blackflie
I use a pair of vintage canvas gaiters, zippered...

I use a pair of vintage canvas gaiters, zippered at the back, a web strap under the boot and a simple hook to engage on laces. I suspect they are by Berghaus.

Not a lot of help I am afraid.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 09-15-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,076
Posted By Blackflie
When I first started going into the hills it was...

When I first started going into the hills it was common to wear breeks or plus twos as I recall. Not sure if this option is even still available.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-15-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Blackflie
I am a great advocate of surplus Gortex. I have...

I am a great advocate of surplus Gortex. I have used a British Army vortex jacket for a few years. Picked it at a surplus store in Cambridge on a trip back home to the UK. Its the old style DPM and...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-12-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,203
Posted By Blackflie
Back in 200and something sorry forget when I was...

Back in 200and something sorry forget when I was part of a small group that paddled the Lows lake - Oswegatchie route. We treated and filtered all the way as I recall. A simple scratch to my hand...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-11-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By Blackflie
Its also Thanksgiving up here in Canada. But...

Its also Thanksgiving up here in Canada. But know what you mean about that tang to the crisp air. I have been in the Adks for the last 5 or 6 years just to avoid all the cooked turkey up here:D
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 08-28-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,622
Posted By Blackflie
As a young lad I kept ferrets and their only...

As a young lad I kept ferrets and their only purpose was for rabbiting. And yes the noise a rabbit can make when stopped up down a hole by a ferret is loud,
Forum: Other Places 08-05-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Blackflie
Yep there are fees at LV I paddled there about 14...

Yep there are fees at LV I paddled there about 14 years ago on a short trip did not see that many people I seem to recall

http://www.canot-camping.ca/2-days.html
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 07-25-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By Blackflie
Took this of the Labrador Coast last week of...

Took this of the Labrador Coast last week of June, you could probably do some down hill water skiing
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 05-30-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By Blackflie
I recently went form a forty plus year old...

I recently went form a forty plus year old Berghaus to a Snugpak . The main reason was that the waist strap on the old one didn’t go around my waist anymore, I think that the belt must have shrunk...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-19-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 19,619
Posted By Blackflie
I was at a site on Rainbow Narrows a few weeks...

I was at a site on Rainbow Narrows a few weeks ago, very windy lots of blow downs on the road up to White Fathers Church. Lots of down wood and no real evidence of tree cutting. But my word beer...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 05-19-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By Blackflie
I have been “ hanging” for about 15 years and...

I have been “ hanging” for about 15 years and went to a Hennessy expedition zip. Huge difference from the bottom entry. I use the under blanket and the biggest fly they make. Always use the tree...
Forum: Gear Care & Maintenance 05-13-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 679
Posted By Blackflie
Vango mk 3 standard

I have had my mk 3standard since 1980. The canvas is still good, a few of the rubber shock ties are going so no problem replacing with a modern alternative.

A real long shot but has anyone on...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 05-06-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,688
Posted By Blackflie
Ardbegh or Laphorigh?

Ardbegh or Laphorigh?
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 05-06-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,745
Posted By Blackflie
Had my first trip with a rod. Really nasty winds...

Had my first trip with a rod. Really nasty winds on Friday night and into Saturday.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-27-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By Blackflie
No it’s just resting

No it’s just resting
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 04-21-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By Blackflie
My dear old dad recommended a mills bomb , but he...

My dear old dad recommended a mills bomb , but he was a Londoner and had never cast a fly:)
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 04-20-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By Blackflie
I used to do a lot of still water fishing in...

I used to do a lot of still water fishing in England and always had two a medium sinker and a fast sinker. It would depend on the water I was fishing and any hatches that were going on. To be...
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 04-10-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,336
Posted By Blackflie
Ohh a big aluminum Grumman or was it a Boeing . ...

Ohh a big aluminum Grumman or was it a Boeing . Oddly enough I was given an OED to help wiv me spilling, 8 never got past aardvark
Forum: Northville Placid Trail 04-09-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,336
Posted By Blackflie
Mothering Sunday, the Forth Sunday in lent would...

Mothering Sunday, the Forth Sunday in lent would be March 11:)

So after 20 years of being this side of the ocean still coming to terms with the difference! But a tradition is just that a...
Forum: Other Places 04-08-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By Blackflie
Ahh the Land of the GreatWhite Cloud. I remember...

Ahh the Land of the GreatWhite Cloud. I remember Ed Hilary saying yes we knocked the bugger of when he scaled Everest
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