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    I don't have time right now to run this to earth,...

    I don't have time right now to run this to earth, but I'm pretty sure that number includes all SAR responses by F&G statewide, which means it includes everything from snowshoers wandering in error...
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    When I taught navigation, it usually ended with a...

    When I taught navigation, it usually ended with a field exercise on a orienteering course with students organized in small teams. They had prior hands-on instruction from me in using map and compass...
  3. And on that note I will direct the attention of...

    And on that note I will direct the attention of those interested to this: Pathfinders discussion group on VFTT
  4. Thread: Bird apps?

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    I've used the paid version from Audubon for a...

    I've used the paid version from Audubon for a long time and like it a lot. Merlin is handy but limited in scope. Haven't tried the Peterson and Nat Geo ones.

    I'm even older than some (all?) of...
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    One of my favorite moments as a SAR dog handler...

    One of my favorite moments as a SAR dog handler helping to train other handlers was to watch them walk past me, as they attempted to find me during practice. On one memorable occasion, I was able to...
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    The NWS in Gray/Portland just posted this, which...

    The NWS in Gray/Portland just posted this, which I support given the history of deaths and risks to rescuers in recent years:

    ...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS...
    ...
  7. Thread: Hair ice

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    First saw it in the Ossipees some years back,...

    First saw it in the Ossipees some years back, then a couple times since on other occasions. I also sort of remember other, really good pics on VFTT in the past?
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    Emma has her 15 minutes of fame and more

    Today's mail brought the Winter 2015-16 issue of "Forest Notes", the magazine of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. It has a wonderful article by VFTT member Kevin Talbot...
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    As someone who used to be awakened in the middle...

    As someone who used to be awakened in the middle of the night on a regular basis, my first recommendation when you think you might be lost is to STOP:


    Stop moving, immediately.
    Think about...
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    Well, it does apply in some states in this...

    Well, it does apply in some states in this country (including the state I grew up in that is often derided by hardcore Ayn Rand fanboys): Duty to rescue/report statutes
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    Some of us would say that this disparity...

    Some of us would say that this disparity epitomizes the essential difference between CT and NH. But it would be unkind to point that out, so I won't. ;)
  12. What are these "lists" everyone is talking about?...

    What are these "lists" everyone is talking about?

    Oh, yeah, now I remember those are the places to avoid on weekends, in good weather, in fact, damn near every day of the year. :-)
  13. Thanks to peakbagger and MikeB for the excellent...

    Thanks to peakbagger and MikeB for the excellent info! This thread has already surpassed my hopes.
  14. Thanks. I'm looking for something a little less...

    Thanks. I'm looking for something a little less public.
  15. Thanks very much. Slippery Brook and East Branch...

    Thanks very much. Slippery Brook and East Branch were on the list as well, good to have some affirmation. Really appreciate the info about Beebe River RR!
  16. Thanks, that is exactly the sort of thing I'm...

    Thanks, that is exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for and already on my list. ;)
  17. Looking for easy, quiet mountain bike riding in southern Whites

    I realize this might be the summertime equivalent of asking for your favorite powder stash in the winter. :rolleyes:

    I'm looking for some easy mountain bike riding on the southern side of the...
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    Thanks for posting … I think. :(

    Thanks for posting … I think. :(
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    This is a point that is not recognized nearly...

    This is a point that is not recognized nearly enough in footwear discussions. I weigh nearly fifty percent more than you, and I'm probably somewhat taller. That puts my center of gravity higher than...
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    Might you be the freak I photographed at the Mt....

    Might you be the freak I photographed at the Mt. Major parking lot a few years back? ;)
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    I would be keenly (no pun intended) interested to...

    I would be keenly (no pun intended) interested to hear the experiences of anyone using trail runners off trail with a pack containing enough "stuff" to sleep overnight if necessary.

    If you're...
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    You had me at "terrier", starting with Duffy....

    You had me at "terrier", starting with Duffy. Sure wish I'd seen you sometime on the trail with either of them. We've had Border Terriers for more than 30 years now, along with other breeds.

    My...
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    Navy SEAL Rewarming Drill

    'Tis the evening before the ides of July, and a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of hypothermia.:D

    The method described here can be used in packable emergency shelters as well as in...
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    Can I have the concession to sell cool drinks...

    Can I have the concession to sell cool drinks outside?

    On second thought, just give me the concession to provide mental health counseling services to the occupants after their first few hours in...
  25. We had one that took up occupancy in our...

    We had one that took up occupancy in our neighborhood a few years back. It roamed the yards for days on end, proclaiming its proprietorship of its territory. (Almost all reports of supposed fisher...
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