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  1. Just an Update

    For those who are concerned with environmental risks to the natural preserves-

    Today:
    Federal regulators issued an emergency order Tuesday requiring rail shippers to test the makeup of crude oil...
  2. I just want to make a prediction regarding use of...

    I just want to make a prediction regarding use of these technologies in the Whites and Adirondacks.... In a few years it will be economical for a state to fly drones to search for poachers, illegal...
  3. You might wish to carry a means to call help if...

    You might wish to carry a means to call help if you suffer a fall and broken bones or come upon someone who needs immediate medical attention. In either case, the outcome will be superior with a...
  4. Refreshing

    Finally a balanced article that does not blame technology for poor outcomes, but puts the blame on the decisions that people make.
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    I totally disagree. If we leave it in the hands...

    I totally disagree. If we leave it in the hands of state Game officials to determine what medical conditions imply negligence, then this implies advice from a physician is worthless. Combining...
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    If his doctors said it was ok to hike with his...

    If his doctors said it was ok to hike with his prior hip injuries, how can a untrained state official cite having hip injuries as contributing to negligence. Are they the state officials practicing...
  7. Thread: Speed trap

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    Use the Waze app and collect kharma for reporting...

    Use the Waze app and collect kharma for reporting roadkill, obstructions, bad weather, vehicles parked on the shoulder, icy road conditions, and, oh yah, police cars.
  8. Of course two people hiking together have twice...

    Of course two people hiking together have twice as many iphones to use as a flashlight, so there is clearly a significant reduction in risk.
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    I bought this...

    I bought this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RVHBLO/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1, a lightweight silnylon tarp for 65 bucks.

    I also got a couple of ping pong balls to make a tie point...
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    There is a big ledge somewhere above/around 3200...

    There is a big ledge somewhere above/around 3200 feet. Wind blows the snow off and heat from the sun makes it into a scramble over a very large sheet of ice. I dont remember a good way around it in...
  11. Not always..I have not seen it on my Garmin...

    Not always..I have not seen it on my Garmin Colorado or my Magellen Meridian. Moreover, there is no indication on the screen as to what reference is being used.

    All the adjustments that I have...
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    Winter camping is experiential. Books are good...

    Winter camping is experiential. Books are good place to start, but until you can relate the experience to what is printed, I think you will only have opinions and unproven beliefs.

    Try car camping...
  13. The algorithm to calibrate the compass looks for...

    The algorithm to calibrate the compass looks for maximum/minimum magnetic field strength, so without a working GPS magnetic north will be displayed.

    However, if the compass knows where it is,...
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    ..as long as you are conscious to activate it or...

    ..as long as you are conscious to activate it or you have not become separated from your pack you are fine. The marine units activate automatically on contact with salt-water. SPOT, with periodic...
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    There is another big difference between SPOT and...

    There is another big difference between SPOT and PLBS (EPIRBs)...preventing the environment from compromising the functionality of the device. PLBs, of course, are superior. Improved housings, seals,...
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    Well don't trust Google maps in desert areas....

    Well don't trust Google maps in desert areas. Some ‘roads' are nothing but washes, and others have been bisected by new railroad tracks with the crossings removed. I truly think they are using...
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    I went to http://www.wmur.com/tv/contact and...

    I went to http://www.wmur.com/tv/contact and submitted story idea to get clarification about what facilities are 'closed' and what 'closed' means. I am having trouble accepting that I cant go camping...
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    Well, they are ticketing people caught in the...

    Well, they are ticketing people caught in the Grand Canyon and South Rim, so closed=you will get fined in some places, and closed=no authorities present in others.
  19. I recommend you get a hardware case such as one...

    I recommend you get a hardware case such as one from pelican and otter...but something more... rechargeable dessicator packets. These are the little packets that absorb moisture from the air. You can...
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    There are many ways an odometer reading can be...

    There are many ways an odometer reading can be computed....by summing the distance between every 1 to whatever number of computed position locations. Each computed distance location may have alot of...
  21. Thread: Tripod for hiker

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    I am about to buy a new tripod for an upcoming...

    I am about to buy a new tripod for an upcoming desert trip, mostly for digital video. Even though the video camera is lighter than a DSLR with lens, panning with high zoom demands absolute rigidity....
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    Is there an app that can identify a tree species...

    Is there an app that can identify a tree species by taking a picture of the bark or the leaves? Or how about plants and shrubs. Or possibly identify bird species by call? It would be so much easier...
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    Here...

    Here is a longitudinal study (1959-2000) of lightning deaths in Virginia that are broken out by location rather than activity.

    I find it interesting that there is not much difference between...
  24. No, there are no springs on railroad breaks. A...

    No, there are no springs on railroad breaks. A difference in air pressure between two "sides" forces the shoes to the wheel. So if both sides are fully charged with air, the brakes are released. If...
  25. I just want to comment in terms of advocating...

    I just want to comment in terms of advocating legislation to minimize environmental problems from oil spills.

    Railroad accidents involving crude oil have been greatly increasing, and they are...
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