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Forum: Environmental Issues 09-28-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,415
Posted By timberghost
With good siting, you could produce plenty of...

With good siting, you could produce plenty of wind power, problem is there's no reliable on-site storage technology/solution that is reliable, scalable, and inexpensive enough to be considered...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 09-10-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,577
Posted By timberghost
If you keep your tent clean and stay out of...

If you keep your tent clean and stay out of habituated wildlife spots you should not have a problem (provided your tent was designed for such use and you know how to vent moisture and food scents...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-29-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,360
Posted By timberghost
If you don't mind the crowds and motors, Long...

If you don't mind the crowds and motors, Long lake has many nice swimming beaches. Stillwater has good beaches and fewer crowds.
Little Tup. has leaches, so be prepared.

Many shallow sandy/rocky...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 05-19-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,260
Posted By timberghost
Find out what the butcher / cleaning staff use...

Find out what the butcher / cleaning staff use for disinfecting the counters and implements and don't get the 'first' cuts after the morning or afternoon cleaning.
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 05-02-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
Posted By timberghost
You decide how accurate you need your tracks to...

You decide how accurate you need your tracks to be, but when they claim 1.8m vs 3m accuracy it basically means that the more expensive unit will not be more than 40% more accurate.
Someone put out a...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 04-25-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,496
Posted By timberghost
How did you dispose of the old white gas?...

How did you dispose of the old white gas? (Molotov cocktail?)
If that purified fuel was stored in air tight container and wasn't subjected to high temperatures, there is nothing wrong with it, even...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-18-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,192
Posted By timberghost
Too bad DEC didn't capitalize on the sensational...

Too bad DEC didn't capitalize on the sensational news media accounts of the poor Alaska resident who got scratched or bitten (depending on accounts you read) by a black bear while going to the...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 04-05-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,369
Posted By timberghost
As of 4/5 Little Tupper is still covered in ice:...

As of 4/5 Little Tupper is still covered in ice: https://go.nasa.gov/39J7AK9
Big Tupper is open and mostly ice free.
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-03-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,804
Posted By timberghost
If you want "cheap" and "quick" weather shelter,...

If you want "cheap" and "quick" weather shelter, take a look at the "cube" style ice fishing tents or ground hunting blinds. You can get a used one of those for under a hundred and rarely even free...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-02-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,804
Posted By timberghost
Theoretically interesting, but not practical for...

Theoretically interesting, but not practical for the goals you state:

Any "insulation" between double wall winter (4 season) tent will absorb moisture and is liable to freeze in the shape of the...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 08-02-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,765
Posted By timberghost
Correct, don't use blood thinner poisons in the...

Correct, don't use blood thinner poisons in the woods!

Use TerraD3 instead, it does not cause secondary poisoning and lasts longer in the bait stations. Set bait stations out around cabin...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-03-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,350
Posted By timberghost
Chair Rock to Grassy carry, last I was there...

Chair Rock to Grassy carry, last I was there (several years ago), was basically a hiking trail cleared of overgrowth with 2 or 3 sizeable trees across it (blowdown). Conditions can vary, weather...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-29-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,350
Posted By timberghost
Motorboats on Stillwater are the least of your...

Motorboats on Stillwater are the least of your worries, they mostly stay in the navigation channels (esp. in late July when water levels are typically somewhat low).
The partying and fireworks are...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 06-29-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,350
Posted By timberghost
Oswegatchie Loop would be starting at lower dam...

Oswegatchie Loop would be starting at lower dam on Hitchins Pd -> carry/wheel over upper dam to Lows lake, paddle Lows to Western end -> carry to Oswegatchie headwaters, paddle/carry/drag over/around...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 06-13-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,010
Posted By timberghost
From what I was told and the little I understand,...

From what I was told and the little I understand, most bears are solitary animals while most humans are herd/pack animals.
Bears don't go after a pack of coyotes or wolves, while they can and will...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-05-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,182
Posted By timberghost
Traditional boosters are nothing more than...

Traditional boosters are nothing more than repeaters, so you really need to plan well on how the signal propagation is handled otherwise they just create extra noise (interference).
I have an old...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-02-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,182
Posted By timberghost
Interesting. Assuming this was fairly recently...

Interesting.
Assuming this was fairly recently and your friend had LTE device that supports both bands, did your friend ever update the PRL (preferred roaming list)?

MVNO service is often based...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-01-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,182
Posted By timberghost
Both CDMA and GSM are going to be obsolete in 2-3...

Both CDMA and GSM are going to be obsolete in 2-3 years so while it still plays a small role, not for long.
Most carriers are aggressively relocating their 2G / 3G spectrum (frequency allocation) to...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-01-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,182
Posted By timberghost
To add more info (confusion), even though Verizon...

To add more info (confusion), even though Verizon has the best network coverage with ATT close behind, there are a multitude of "MVNO" choices which use one of the major carriers networks and charge...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-02-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,561
Posted By timberghost
This is probably the incident you're referring...

This is probably the incident you're referring to:
https://dailygazette.com/article/2013/03/01/lake-placid-plane-crash-survivors-was-miracle...
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