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Old 02-20-2018, 06:27 PM   #1
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Winter Backpacking Episode 11

New video up from this past weekend...a bit on the longer side, as per a few requests. Please enjoy, all comments welcome.

Adirondack Winter Backpacking Episode 11
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:35 PM   #2
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I think their motto is, "I carry it in, YOU carry it out."
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:10 PM   #3
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Another great video!

I liked the little wood cutting and sleeping bag hacks. Good stuff

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Old 02-20-2018, 08:25 PM   #4
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Thanks man.
A couple years now I think...maybe ‘16?
I usually see someone from DEC while in the area, and Jenny & I just missed the ranger out on a ski patrol... but we only saw (& chatted) with two other guys & dogs in the parking lot all weekend.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:32 PM   #5
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And hey, did I notice you scroll past your last name when pointing out the graffiti on the lean to?
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:39 PM   #6
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That was the old man, circa 84 I think.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:41 PM   #7
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I have a request for your next video: eat a vegetable!






Bacon on ham... WOW!
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:55 PM   #8
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I have a request for your next video: eat a vegetable!
I did have plenty of potatoes, barley, & hops.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:09 PM   #9
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Hmmm... not sure potatoes count, and definitely questionable from a bag.

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Old 02-20-2018, 10:28 PM   #10
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Hmmm... not sure potatoes count, and definitely question from a bag.
Ok then I will go back to chicken with rice & broccoli as seen in some of my other videos. I used to bring soup and/or stew a lot, not so much anymore.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:39 PM   #11
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I never saw the broccoli I guess... so serious

One thing that is really good is to take potatoes, peppers, onions, garlic and some olive oil and throw it on the fire in foil. Not much veg really, but makes great sides for dinner and great potatoes for breakfast. You can pre-boil the potatoes too. Little salt potatoes work the best IMO. If you prep everything and put in a bag it packs pretty small.

Another good thing for campfires is kebabs. Cherry tomatoes, onions, whole garlic, peppers. The tomatoes are little hard to pack, but you can toss them in something hard like a pot.

In the summer I like to cook up zucchini, squash, garlic, onions and peppers with some salt and oil in some foil... I usually leave the squash and zucchini whole and cut them on trail. They are tough and pack anywhere that way.

Another good one is brussel sprouts, chicken stock (or veg stock) and olive oil... mmm
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:53 PM   #12
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Mmmmm, sounds good you quazy wabbit....

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Old 02-21-2018, 01:14 AM   #13
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Another great video, thanks for posting. All your winter backpacking videos are inspiring me to try winter camping again- it's been a few years for me.

I liked the longer format- it was worth it to see Jenny dance. What was the music, it sounded good.
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:35 AM   #14
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Thanks Madison!

Intro song: https://youtu.be/NBhZfHmByRY

Campfire song: https://youtu.be/HiVunqkZ1RM (performed by SCI in This Concert)

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Old 02-21-2018, 04:16 PM   #15
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I'm pretty sure garlic and onions are God's gift to humans... I pretty much use them in anything that isn't a dessert.

There's more advanced stuff you can do too, but those things I mentioned above are really easy. The sprouts are surprisingly good cooked with stock - somehow they suck it up and get more tasty.

The kebabs or anything not in foil is better if you cook it on hardwood (Stewies wood is some of the best for flavor )

If you like meat on those kebabs, pork (or venison) tenderloin does real well. Chicken marinated in Italian dressing is OK too. You don't need to marinate the pork, but you can. Pretty much always drizzle them with OO and season with a little salt though.

If you don't like OO, any oil will work. Just don't use butter or anything that can burn at low temps in the foil.
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:44 PM   #16
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another great video, thanks for sharing! really like the cut scenes of when you were there in summer. as far as the wood cutting, i usually let the fire do the cutting, when you're lazy and only 110 lbs, it's just easier... i gotta say, too, you eat better when camping than i do at home!
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:52 PM   #17
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Thanks guys!
Honestly, I was just trying out something a bit different this time, which was basically trying to include each piece of video that I recorded instead of leaving much of it out in order to keep the video a bit shorter. I did record a little more than I’m used to, and I must admit that I’m not really a big fan of the time involved in making a 28 minute video.
Thanks again for the feedback, it is much appreciated!

But...Didn’t anyone catch my Clark Griswold impression?

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Old 02-21-2018, 09:22 PM   #18
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I dont remember that new register when I went back to crane with my Jeep back in July of '16. Are they trying to keep people from driving back there? Love taking my canoe back to the pond.
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...Are they trying to keep people from driving back there? Love taking my canoe back to the pond.
Same here. It’s a bit of touchy subject... but in my experience, no... I haven’t seen anything suggesting ‘that’ since the dispute back in the late ‘80s, especially with the fresh 4x4 tracks through the thin snow cover along the road this past weekend, affectively ruining what is an otherwise very fun ski & snowshoe route during the winter months. Even the town snowplow truck seems to purposely avoid blocking the road with any kind of snow bank. Yet, with the road being rough & un-maintained (& technically illegal to drive), many people obviously do choose to park at the State Land boundary, so it makes perfect sense to me to have a register there.

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Old 02-22-2018, 07:21 PM   #20
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Again, a very nice video.

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