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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-22-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,697
Posted By crkmeup
I backpacked the Ha De Ron Dah wilderness over...

I backpacked the Ha De Ron Dah wilderness over the weekend (Friday-Sunday). Wore long pants with gators, short sleeve shirt, and pre-treated my clothing. I have about 15 bites on my arms but the bugs...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-17-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,746
Posted By crkmeup
I found the ranger's email address and sent them...

I found the ranger's email address and sent them an email. I also was given this DEC site on the NTP Facebook group. Now the Russians know too :-).

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9200.html

It...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-16-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,746
Posted By crkmeup
Pillsbury Mountain Fire Tower Trail Head access

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I am planning on hiking the West Canada Lakes loop from Pillsbury Mt. trail head. Is there limited access to the Old Military Road to get to the parking lot? If so when does it typically...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 03-27-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,257
Posted By crkmeup
I am leading a trip to West Canada Lakes for...

I am leading a trip to West Canada Lakes for Niagara ADK chapter May 18-20th.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 10-19-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,623
Posted By crkmeup
If you have not already done research on home...

If you have not already done research on home dehydration, you should. Start with the freezer bag cooking sites and move on from there. Lots of great options and your food is exactly the way you like...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-06-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,127
Posted By crkmeup
This is a thing out west but their bears tend to...

This is a thing out west but their bears tend to eat people.

http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/hunting/big-game-hunting/big-game-hunting-season-tips/2010/06/why-you-should-pack-bear-fenc
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 09-05-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,016
Posted By crkmeup
I would do a factory restore and reinstall needed...

I would do a factory restore and reinstall needed applications. Android phones work much better after a good spring/fall cleaning/restore.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-18-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,087
Posted By crkmeup
I think all of them work and the ability for the...

I think all of them work and the ability for the others to stay connected is well documented. My justification is what functions were important to me and what the yearly costs would be.

HYOH. I...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-17-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,087
Posted By crkmeup
I chose to purchase a PBL instead of either other...

I chose to purchase a PBL instead of either other option. The device is about $250 plus $100 every 5 years to replace the battery. It does not allow messages and does not passively provide your...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 06-29-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,718
Posted By crkmeup
I purchased a pure PLB to avoid the monthly fees....

I purchased a pure PLB to avoid the monthly fees. Of course you don't get messages to send or receive. You do have to get the battery replaced every 5 or 6 years though which costs $100ish.

I have...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-07-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,570
Posted By crkmeup
I have done this loop 5-6 times. This was the...

I have done this loop 5-6 times. This was the wettest trail conditions I have seen on this trail. That being said it was not bad.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 06-06-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,343
Posted By crkmeup
HYOH also allows the Ursack during winter in the...

HYOH also allows the Ursack during winter in the highpeaks. Keeps lots of creatures out of your food.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 06-06-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,386
Posted By crkmeup
I was in West Canada Lakes over the weekend. They...

I was in West Canada Lakes over the weekend. They were very thick but left immediately after making a camp fire. Could not collect water or anything else away from the fire ring until the sun went...
Forum: Trip Reports 06-05-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,570
Posted By crkmeup
I just got back from this trip. I did see moose...

I just got back from this trip. I did see moose tracks on my last day. Great trip. Make sure to dump a shot on Louie's grave in Speculator.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 06-05-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,343
Posted By crkmeup
Bear canisters are not smell proof especially the...

Bear canisters are not smell proof especially the BPC type. I have seen bears roll them down hills etc. I see no difference between them messing with my Ursack attached to a tree and the BPC black...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 05-02-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,343
Posted By crkmeup
The sack is tied to a tree with the included...

The sack is tied to a tree with the included kevlar rope. It goes no where.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 05-02-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,343
Posted By crkmeup
I have never had my stuff messed up enough that...

I have never had my stuff messed up enough that it was not usable. Mashed trail bars are fine as are extra mashed dehydrated meals.

I have had black bears mess with the ursack and when they get...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 04-27-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,326
Posted By crkmeup
Take a look at freezer bag cooking and...

Take a look at freezer bag cooking and dehydrating. A home dehydrator with a fan will cost you about $80.

I make my backpacking meals myself mostly out of dinners I already make for my family. I...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 04-27-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,343
Posted By crkmeup
This is an old post but I will put a vote in for...

This is an old post but I will put a vote in for the Ursack. It is illegal in the High Peaks during canister season. It is legal in lots of other places with bear canister regulations and allowed...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 10-25-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,511
Posted By crkmeup
You can also take a look at www.winterschool.org...

You can also take a look at www.winterschool.org Our group is the longest running winter school in the United States and directly affiliated with the ADK.
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