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Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 05-23-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By wiiawiwb
Milk Snake?

I ran across this snake on the trail near Bumps Pond. It was about 3" long. Is this a Milk Snake?
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 05-16-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By wiiawiwb
I have the Extreme 3 that I got maybe four years...

I have the Extreme 3 that I got maybe four years ago. The quality is not bad but the weight is on the high side. Mine is over 8 lbs.

It does provide a lot of room and I like the position of the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-07-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By wiiawiwb
I'm glad we're all squared away. Thank you.

I'm glad we're all squared away. Thank you.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 05-04-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By wiiawiwb
Website security

When I visit this website, it shows that the "Connection is not secure". I don't see that message very often at other websites. What does that mean for users like us?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 04-01-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,586
Posted By wiiawiwb
Timberghost, can you elaborate about the MVNO...

Timberghost, can you elaborate about the MVNO choices as I have no idea what they are. Also, does CDMA vs GSM play into the equation when selecting one of them?
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-30-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,586
Posted By wiiawiwb
I've got a really old smartphone and am getting a...

I've got a really old smartphone and am getting a new one. As technology evolves, you'd think that things would be easier. Every phone can connect with every carrier. Not so fast. There still the...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 03-29-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,586
Posted By wiiawiwb
Cell phone carriers

At this point in time, who would best carrier(s) to choose for cellphone use in the Adirondacks, in general?
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 03-14-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,199
Posted By wiiawiwb
Are the Garmin 24k maps routable?

Are the Garmin 24k maps routable?
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-17-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,982
Posted By wiiawiwb
I'm sorry to hear both of you have had trouble...

I'm sorry to hear both of you have had trouble with the SM. I'll keep my fingers crossed but so far, so good. If I become concerned with the eyelets, or if it starts giving me a problem, I won't...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-16-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By wiiawiwb
I might give it a go this coming week. Having...

I might give it a go this coming week. Having said that, those who've been on that road know that once you're on it doing a u-turn is a challenge even on a beautiful summer day. It might be prudent...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-16-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By wiiawiwb
Road into Lily Pond

Does anyone know the condition of the road into Lily Pond? I'd like to drive in to it but am reluctant without a better idea of what I'm in for. Thanks!
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-14-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,982
Posted By wiiawiwb
I ordered and tried on three Baffin boots from...

I ordered and tried on three Baffin boots from which I would choose one for winter. I got the Selkirk and Wolf which have two straps for cinching down the boot. I thought that system seemed better...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-10-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,982
Posted By wiiawiwb
A day or two use of a vapor barrier will have no...

A day or two use of a vapor barrier will have no negative consequence. If you are moving, there shouldn't be any cold and clammy feeling with a vapor barrier. All bets are off when you stop for a...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-10-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,982
Posted By wiiawiwb
JV - Why not use a grocery store plastic bag(s)...

JV - Why not use a grocery store plastic bag(s) (or a vapor barrier sock) and wrap them around your socked feet when you first head out? Then when you stop for the night, you remove the plastic bag...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 12-07-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,982
Posted By wiiawiwb
A very interesting boot for the shoulder season....

A very interesting boot for the shoulder season. I wouldn't use it in deep snow but for backpacks in cold weather it should work nicely. Removable liner. I wish it had an anchor/eyelet in the front...
Forum: GPS Navigation, Maps, and Orienteering 11-28-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,199
Posted By wiiawiwb
Maps for a Garmin

I'm thinking about getting a new Garmin. There are three choices I'm looking at for topo maps:

1) Garmin 24,000 Northeast

2) My Trails map at GPSfiledepot.com

3) Northeast map at...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-19-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,976
Posted By wiiawiwb
Lucky13-- I am going to ask that you don't get...

Lucky13-- I am going to ask that you don't get this thread heading in another direction which is about emergency helicopter rescue services. If you want to start a discussion about hunter safety...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-19-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,976
Posted By wiiawiwb
Michael - that was very helpful and thank you for...

Michael - that was very helpful and thank you for elucidating. One issue I see is that in some parts of the Adirondacks there is no cell service and the person needing help/rescue will not be able...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-17-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,976
Posted By wiiawiwb
Thanks Wldrns. I just stumbled across this...

Thanks Wldrns.

I just stumbled across this article which is less than two years old:
...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 08-17-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,976
Posted By wiiawiwb
Another example is MedJet. You can choose a plan...

Another example is MedJet. You can choose a plan BUT you must be traveling more than 150 miles from home. So, if this is intended for hiking/backpacking in the Adirondacks , you must live in Boston,...
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