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  1. On the Pernicious Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

    http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/nature/The-Body-Electric.html
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    Then why bring up the medical condition in the...

    Then why bring up the medical condition in the report?
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    On general principles, I hope he wins. As soon as...

    On general principles, I hope he wins. As soon as you let and fish and game warden decide what medical condition is a pre-existing condition that deems you "reckless", you find yourself on a slippery...
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    Yes you have to plan way ahead with a handheld...

    Yes you have to plan way ahead with a handheld GPS, especially if you are travelling...

    You also have to tether it to a big desktop computer. You should try a tablet or a smart phone, the trimble...
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    Like I said, instead of keeping track of all this...

    Like I said, instead of keeping track of all this locking, its getting easier to justify a waterproof otter case, a smartphone in airplane mode, (except when you are downloading free topo maps with...
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    Garmin is locking up the newer GPS so you have to...

    Garmin is locking up the newer GPS so you have to buy an SD Card instead of downloading maps from a DVD. From what I read here, I cannot download my national parks maps (24K parks maps) , my g2 ocean...
  7. When do you think they will have an National...

    When do you think they will have an National Guard drone flying over the Whites to take the S of SAR?
  8. Some tech- Hooking Up Older Serial GPS Devices to USB ports

    Just used one of these to solve a problem with an older Magellen unit:

    If you need to hook up your older GPS with a serial port to a newer computer without a serial port, I can recommend a really...
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    Leki, Leki, Leki Bent one and they sent me a...

    Leki, Leki, Leki

    Bent one and they sent me a free replacement.

    Use their web site to pick the model which provides the most strengh.

    As I recall, it's clearly indicated.
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    I think it goes back to risk....the probability...

    I think it goes back to risk....the probability of failure may be low but the consequences may be high, especially if it's winter and a LED only unit stops working. I've seen the electronics board...
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    Get one with a spot mode if you can plan on...

    Get one with a spot mode if you can plan on crossing water by rock hopping.....its no fun to find out you can't make it over once you are halfway.

    I'm not sure its worthwhile buying a premium unit...
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    All I can say is that the delorme product seems...

    All I can say is that the delorme product seems to have the same features on a DVD...the essential one being printing you own topology map on paper....no software rental.
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    Sears hardware stores and home depot have a big...

    Sears hardware stores and home depot have a big selection and price range
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    NG Topo was far more than just map data. You...

    NG Topo was far more than just map data.

    You could measure distances, plot waypoints, upload and download routes. Unlike the Garmin Equivalent, you could print out your maps, arbitrarily choose...
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    Yes it seems counter intuitive to call attention...

    Yes it seems counter intuitive to call attention to an activity and having to explain the situation while striving for privacy.
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    For cold weather use there is an additional...

    For cold weather use there is an additional consideration. The msr gas (and equivalents) is a blend of propane, n-butane, and iso-butane so that adequate pressure can be maintained in colder...
  17. This does not seem "novel" at all, seeing that...

    This does not seem "novel" at all, seeing that hiking poles with camera thread studs already exist, so it should be obvious to put a camera on a hiking pole. There has to be more to it, like limiting...
  18. Thread: Alander Mountain

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    Its there but it did not smell very nice last...

    Its there but it did not smell very nice last summer...it gets abused now and then by partiers.
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    I40 is 75MPH in Az after Kingman so they say...

    I40 is 75MPH in Az after Kingman so they say its a little over 4 hours to the south rim, but there is always traffic in Boulder City.

    Seligman is a nice rest stop. There are cheap hotels in...
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    Yes, the Garmin unit I used would "accumulate"...

    Yes, the Garmin unit I used would "accumulate" the noise and add miles to the odometer, whereas the Magellan would reject noise until it detected a new position that was greater than the maximum...
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    There is a completely reliable way for a GPS to...

    There is a completely reliable way for a GPS to differentiate between no movement and motion...for whatever reason Garmin decided not to implement it on many of their hiking GPS models...leaving a...
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    The older Magellan Meridian series had good...

    The older Magellan Meridian series had good algorithms to pin--meaning if the unit determined you were stationary, your reported position and track were rock solid. All the Garmins I have owned, with...
  23. Wow LA doesn't jump into my mind as a place where...

    Wow LA doesn't jump into my mind as a place where its likely to hit a deer. Ill admit I haven't been west of Barstow when I was traveling for leisure, so mountain goats, desert tortoises, hares, and...
  24. Thread: Altimeter advice

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    Quietman brings up a good point-a weak battery...

    Quietman brings up a good point-a weak battery may be the culprit. But another thing to consider is that most pressure sensors are notoriously susceptible to temperature changes--there have to be...
  25. Yah, I know :0 , but they are most active from...

    Yah, I know :0 , but they are most active from April to November--(at least that's what the accident statistics show)
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