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Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 03-05-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By oruacat2
If it helps, there've been reports the last few...

If it helps, there've been reports the last few days of a mountain lion sighting in a Northern KY town near where I was born and raised. I actually started a thread about it before hastily deleting...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 12-18-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,815
Posted By oruacat2
I've camped in Yellowstone and other areas of...

I've camped in Yellowstone and other areas of Montana/Wyoming, in Minnesota, in Wisconsin, and on Michigan's upper peninsula. I've never seen a wolf. I might never see one. But I'm glad they're...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 09-30-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,470
Posted By oruacat2
If you don't have any luck there, I think I have...

If you don't have any luck there, I think I have an extra one lying around somewhere that I held onto for just this sort of "spare parts" situation. It's from the "PUR" era, but I'm positive it has...
Forum: Environmental Issues 09-15-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,603
Posted By oruacat2
I'm done arguing about it - it won't change...

I'm done arguing about it - it won't change anything because the REAL money-grubbers in the fossil-fuel industry are so entrenched that they own our government.

But I'll say this - I'm glad I got...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-15-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By oruacat2
I've got a pad and I've got one of those...

I've got a pad and I've got one of those Sea-to-Summit sleeping bag liners - but yeah, I'm concerned. lol This was to be my first trip with the TQ/pad/hammock combo, but I'm taking along Snugpak...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-15-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By oruacat2
I'm off! Wish me luck

Leaving the Bluegrass State for the Adirondacks tonight. Woohoo! I didn't take a vacation last year, so I'm primed for this one - seriously, I'm about a week away from snapping and bludgeoning a...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 09-06-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,517
Posted By oruacat2
Ugh - I'm having flashbacks of my CL50 attempt in...

Ugh - I'm having flashbacks of my CL50 attempt in September 2011. It rained on me the whole time, which would've been bearable except that the whole area was already flooded and saturated from...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-26-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By oruacat2
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr194/oruacat2/...

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr194/oruacat2/ADKs2011025.jpg

I got myself and my two dogs across without any catastrophes, but it was slightly nerve-wracking in the rain.

We did almost...
Forum: Gear Care & Maintenance 08-24-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,812
Posted By oruacat2
+1 on the front-loading washing machines. ...

+1 on the front-loading washing machines. They've made it far, far easier to keep my sleeping bags clean.
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 08-21-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,325
Posted By oruacat2
I've been fascinated by pine martens specifically...

I've been fascinated by pine martens specifically since I read, probably long ago in that same "North American mammals" guidebook, about their skill at catching and eating squirrels. Paraphrased, it...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 08-21-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,325
Posted By oruacat2
Oh, and keeping on-topic with the ADKs, I would...

Oh, and keeping on-topic with the ADKs, I would LOVE to see a fisher/marten sometime.
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 08-21-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,325
Posted By oruacat2
Speaking of mink, I'm pretty sure I saw one of...

Speaking of mink, I'm pretty sure I saw one of those at my uncle's farm in central KY back when I was a kid, maybe 30 years ago or so. I was staking-out a den of groundhogs (they caused all sorts...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 08-21-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,325
Posted By oruacat2
I've seen river otters twice in my entire life. ...

I've seen river otters twice in my entire life.
The first time on a backwater creek that empties into the Ohio River from my home county (Boone County, KY). We'd see them alot during the summer,...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-21-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By oruacat2
I'm usually a belly-sleeper, too - the hammock is...

I'm usually a belly-sleeper, too - the hammock is the only place I can sleep on my back/sides.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-21-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By oruacat2
Yes it is. I'm also bringing along my Nemo Meta...

Yes it is. I'm also bringing along my Nemo Meta 2p that I bought last year but never used because I so love my hammock. It's time I set it up, decide whether or not I like it, and either sell it...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-21-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By oruacat2
DuctTape - I've hanged (hung?) down into the low...

DuctTape - I've hanged (hung?) down into the low 40s/upper 30s many times with just my older Sierra Designs bag (rated to 15-20, I forget). This will be the first time trying a TQ combined with a...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-20-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By oruacat2
Might as well add this - it seems appropriate. ...

Might as well add this - it seems appropriate. I'll be tweaking my gear set-up next month during my trip up there into the Moose River Plains area. I'll be doing mostly "car camping", where...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 08-20-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By oruacat2
I'm a hanger - ENO singlenest with an ENO profly....

I'm a hanger - ENO singlenest with an ENO profly. Eventually I may go for something lighter (the Warbonnet products intrigue me) but so far I'm very happy with my set up.

My brother and I both...
Forum: Environmental Issues 07-22-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,021
Posted By oruacat2
I've got a chihuahua story for you, and I swear...

I've got a chihuahua story for you, and I swear it's true.
It's funny, but in that you-feel-guilty-for-thinking-it's-funny kinda way.
Mid-1990s, Letcher County, KY (SE portion of the state, very...
Forum: Food, Lodging, Parking, and Transportation 07-20-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,618
Posted By oruacat2
If you're talking about the Blue Moon diner in...

If you're talking about the Blue Moon diner in Saranac Lake, I'm with you.
That place was great.

Might have to try the place in Keene.
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