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    Don't forget about pine branches to lay on; I...

    Don't forget about pine branches to lay on; I assume NHFG won't write you a ticket for using them in an emergency.
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    Old, Acrid Debate

    This is an old, acrid debate which has led to alot of contention on other sites.

    http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Climbing-light-and-fast-also-proves-deadly-1225351.php
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    I just say "Hope not!"

    I just say "Hope not!"
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    For day hikes I use an old Dakine Guide-- It can...

    For day hikes I use an old Dakine Guide-- It can carry skis diagonal or a-frame, snow/split board, has a shovel pocket and an ice axe loop. An important feature is rear entry so you dont have to undo...
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    I went into an ACE hardware star and WOW, they...

    I went into an ACE hardware star and WOW, they had the big Polartec Balaclavas for 5 bucks. I bought one....then when I got home I looked at the label closely and it said: "Polarex" :(
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    Don't know about the snow shoes...I suspect so.

    Don't know about the snow shoes...I suspect so.
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    FYI EMS Touring Ski Rental Sales

    The local Connecticut shops are selling their rental touring skis, boots, poles. Its all NNN- BC, and the skis look like Fisher Crowns up to 189cm.

    The bases on the Crowns looked great.

    The...
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    [QUOTE=TCD;420456] What TCD ande hiker lady...

    What TCD ande hiker lady said...

    I had to return a size 46 Rossi X5 because they were pinching the sides of my foot, but fit OK in broken-in size 45 Alpinas.
  9. Thanks for all the advice- fwiw I am using a...

    Thanks for all the advice- fwiw I am using a heavier Alpina Boot with a plastic exo-skeleton/75mm voile binding-- not as good as a plastic boot/cable binding but hopefully good enough for touring....
  10. Yes kick and glide on the flats.The best way I...

    Yes kick and glide on the flats.The best way I can put it is that I needed to control the ski much more than usual, and I was not getting into a comfortable rhythm.

    And to sardog's point the snow...
  11. Sidecut of Ski/Broken and Unbroken Snowshoe trails

    I want to ask a very naive question to the experts. I am trying to sort out technique from equipment characteristics

    Is it reasonable to expect that Atomic Rainiers with a 25mm sidecut (3 pin 75...
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    Its very easy to keep a small light USB power...

    Its very easy to keep a small light USB power pack in a plastic bag in your pack, even one which uses lithium AA cells. http://www.verbatim.com/article/compatibility-charts/

    Even if you keep it...
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    They will send commands to your phone to send its...

    They will send commands to your phone to send its the GPS coordinates. AFAIK, without initiating a 911 call, there is no way to force the GPS in the phone to give up its location--leaving Snowden out...
  14. FWIW, it was well-packed Sunday around noon. The...

    FWIW, it was well-packed Sunday around noon. The snow was worthy of klister, almost wet and very slick--- but finally the skies were blue, and everyone could hike and ski with just 1 base layer on.
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    The Inreach SE solves all the limitations that...

    The Inreach SE solves all the limitations that you brought up. The Inreach SE does not require a phone, though having a phone linked to it by blue tooth gives you a gps and an easier keyboard. I...
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    Yes I have an Inreach and did a nuts and bolts...

    Yes I have an Inreach and did a nuts and bolts review here http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?54423-GPS-Recommendation
  17. Thanks for the report...its high on my list for...

    Thanks for the report...its high on my list for skiing tomorrow.

    Its snowing heavily on the Kanc and in Conway right now. My guess is that it will need another breaking Sunday morning.
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    How accurate was the forecast at 4am. Did it...

    How accurate was the forecast at 4am. Did it change before 3pm?
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    FWIW, all 406mhz plbs/elts transmit information...

    FWIW, all 406mhz plbs/elts transmit information which indicates whether the device was activated by manual or automatic (shock or water) means.

    My opinion is that you should do exactly what they...
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    Here is the best information I could find from an...

    Here is the best information I could find from an authoritative source:

    PLB's which do not encode a GPS position only give a position resolvable to 5km (+/-2.5km), and there is a confidence level...
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    My condolences too. I do want to bring up some...

    My condolences too. I do want to bring up some technical issues for people to consider in the future.

    WMUR web tv quoted an official saying the coordinates were very noisy and moving within a one...
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    Turned around on Osseo at the outlook at 3500 ft...

    Turned around on Osseo at the outlook at 3500 ft (again) on Saturday..too much work breaking trail, no views in the heavy flurries, but fresh moose tracks on the trail for about a mile...must have...
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    I'm packing extra layers--all of them-- mittens...

    I'm packing extra layers--all of them-- mittens and extra gloves, and the usual stove for a day hike somewhere in the Pemi on Saturday and skiing somewhere on the Kanc on Sunday. I added loop...
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    I went through a search for this a few weeks ago...

    I went through a search for this a few weeks ago looking for something that was on sale/clearance. I found that that pit zips significantly limit your choices. I could only find a fleece jacket-...
  25. Thread: Boot laces

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    They make Kevlar laces. I found some on amazon. ...

    They make Kevlar laces. I found some on amazon.

    For sneakers, people are making there own knot-less laces out of bulk synthetic round lace, those little shock cord clips with springs, and special...
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