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  1. 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?
  2. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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)
  20. Reminder- The Moose Are Out--- ( Near the Ma/Ct Line too)

    Caught this pair coming while exploring the Route 8 corridor in Sandisfield Mass. Even with good flat road and good visibility, a driver didn't bother to slow down. (The video is better in full...
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    Tongue Mountian Range near Lake George dries out...

    Tongue Mountian Range near Lake George dries out quickly
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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