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    Well this weekend should provide a good...

    Well this weekend should provide a good opportunity to experiment at a camp site.... I only have a pocket rocket stove.
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    I was planning to go up Mt Flume or Garfield and...

    I was planning to go up Mt Flume or Garfield and back. Probably put my emergency layers, face mask, etc on the summit and find the weak points if there is alot of wind- but not heading to Lincoln....
  3. Finally found them at REI Framingham, Natick...

    Finally found them at REI Framingham, Natick Exit Mass Pike, not off 93, but the only choice for my route. Open until 9. They have 1 week and annual stickers. Call to make sure they are not sold...
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    OK, so you can get the canister stove to run...

    OK, so you can get the canister stove to run long enough without a bath to warm the bath water?
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    Manufacturers do improve winter performance by...

    Manufacturers do improve winter performance by putting a mixture of light and heavy molecules (different butane/propane carbon chains) in a gas canister.

    I cannot cite a reference, but I believe...
  6. Is there any place to buy WMNF Parking Stickers off I93 from 5-9pm

    Is there someplace south of Plymouth, off I93, where they sell parking stickers after the FS offices close but open until 9pm?
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    The only solution for non military users is GPS...

    The only solution for non military users is GPS Block III, which has been delayed due to technical problems--probably specification changes.

    Block IIIa has stronger signals to address tree...
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    I can't pretend to know the GPS system from...

    I can't pretend to know the GPS system from end-to-end, but reading the first article about a time to distance computation error, and reading the statement from JSOC concerning munitions, it is...
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    No need to create any confusion 1. The...

    No need to create any confusion

    1. The technology is not infallible
    2. The GPS should not be trusted if it cannot report an accurate location, or it shows implausible data.
    3. There are two...
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    Significant Temporary GPS System Failure

    Please see http://www.itnews.com.au/news/satellite-failure-caused-global-gps-timing-anomaly-414237

    In addition to carrying a map and compass, some mitigation techniques include
    1) testing your...
  11. FYI, years ago I tried to use a Steripen to solve...

    FYI, years ago I tried to use a Steripen to solve this issue, but any water below 50 deg F would prevent the Ultraviolet bulb from igniting or staying "lit". And it brings mercury into the...
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    Has anyone seen any of these shows? The ones that...

    Has anyone seen any of these shows? The ones that I have flipped by are full of incredible exaggeration (the narrator will be shouting as if he on a cell phone) to keep people from channel surfing....
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    I understand your point about using electronics. ...

    I understand your point about using electronics. My opinion is that it should be a personal choice, but that specious arguments should not be made against those who use electronics.

    Going out on...
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    I will purchase one. But I do not agree with the...

    I will purchase one. But I do not agree with the stealth funding. NHFG gets $10million from the Feds. I predict that rescue costs will increase, that the price of hike safe card will increase, and...
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    What ChrisB said....

    What ChrisB said....
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    How about a larger survival tool (eg knife) with...

    How about a larger survival tool (eg knife) with a serrated portion on the blade? And, of course, it can serve more purposes than a saw.....
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    Its very accessible from Rt 108 (the road that...

    Its very accessible from Rt 108 (the road that goes through Smuggler's Notch) on the Long Trail, even more so if the road is not closed and covered with deep snow, as I recall. So the assumption is...
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    I did not mean to make "Luddite" disparaging to...

    I did not mean to make "Luddite" disparaging to you. By things with batteries, I meant cell phones, gps, and now beacons.

    On this board and more than half my hikes, I see some people gently (or...
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    To add to Doug's point, garmin connect can be set...

    To add to Doug's point, garmin connect can be set up to ignore ALL the altitude data recorded by the device, and substitute the altitude corresponding to the position recorded by the device.
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    FYI, long ago, it was suggested that Kate's PLB...

    FYI, long ago, it was suggested that Kate's PLB is older technology which even under ideal conditions can't pinpoint below a circle with a diameter of kilometers. It was designed for maritime use,...
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    A cardholder will only get charged if that person...

    A cardholder will only get charged if that person were reckless and intentionally created a rescue scenario. Without published reports, the boundary between recklessness and negligence is fuzzy.
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    Yes, hot liquids especially plenty of sugar,...

    Yes, hot liquids especially plenty of sugar, carbs, and free-of-caffeine can help for a little while.

    I was assuming he tried that and even had dinner (as he had a tent and gear for an...
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    I would like to see if they say he was expected...

    I would like to see if they say he was expected to stop and try and make a fire before calling in.
  24. Hiking with Cast for Gamekeeper's / Skier's thumb

    I jabbed my thumb last fall. I went to my primary doctor. He took an xray and did not find anything. 4 months later the pain was continuing and was shooting down my forearm.

    I went to an...
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    WSJ Article On Primaloft, Polartec

    Article on changing demographics, primaloft, polartec. Mentions people are spending less time outdoors, but hiking/skiing more intensely.

    To get to the article without hitting a pay wall: search...
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