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    Will do, thanks.

    Will do, thanks.
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    Hmm

    Doug, I'm not sure I understand your comment. If I walk a straight mile on flat ground, I presume I have walked a mile, no matter how I measure it. What do you mean by fractal? I can see point to...
  3. Thread: Garmin 62s

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    Thanks Doug, that's what l thought.

    Thanks Doug, that's what l thought.
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    I have a Garmin GPSmap76CSx which I think is...

    I have a Garmin GPSmap76CSx which I think is somewhat similar to the 60 series. I got free 24k scale maps from www.gpsdepot.com, also a great site to ask questions. I asked a bunch and got help from...
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    When I lived on Oahu (Hawaii), it was fairly easy...

    When I lived on Oahu (Hawaii), it was fairly easy to tell the tourists from the locals. At the two popular bodysurfing beaches, the locals all had fins, but few of the tourists did. Those were the...
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    I'm just curious as to whether the obviously...

    I'm just curious as to whether the obviously unprepared take your advice. I've read accounts of people trying to offer advice and been told in no uncertain terms to mind their own business. I imagine...
  7. Thread: Replacing my GPS

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    Hey, I have those. I got such a good deal on the...

    Hey, I have those. I got such a good deal on the 76CSx that it would be hard to part with it, but maybe a good deal on the Oregon would be tempting. I do have mitts, but gloves as well. I suppose I...
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    Thanks Doug, I did see some good reviews, as well...

    Thanks Doug, I did see some good reviews, as well as some of the complaints. All things considered, I may just stick with what I've got for now until I figure out which of the newer ones are really...
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    Thanks. I'm not set on one yet. A member on...

    Thanks. I'm not set on one yet. A member on another site suggested the Colorado, the predecessor of the Oregon, for cold weather so I'm going to check that one out as well.
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    I've read that the screen on the Oregon series is...

    I've read that the screen on the Oregon series is not only bigger, but much clearer than the 64, so it looks like it's a choice of which is more important, cold weather performance or the bigger...
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    I'm looking at some videos on YouTube and found...

    I'm looking at some videos on YouTube and found some sites that compare the different models. I will be using this in winter, and more than one mentions that touch screens aren't the best for winter...
  12. Thread: Replacing my GPS

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    Replacing my GPS

    I have a Garmin GPSMap76CSx. I got a great deal on it a few years ago. However, I'm considering looking for a replacement that is smaller and lighter. But with similar features. I don't need the...
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    I made one a few years ago using a kid's sled. It...

    I made one a few years ago using a kid's sled. It was too tippy because the bottom was rounded, so I would recommend using a Paris Expedition with a flat bottom. I used pvc poles about 6 ft long. For...
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    Just read the Boston Globe story. Sad but at the...

    Just read the Boston Globe story. Sad but at the same time, I have taken a few risks hiking and doing other things, but I can't imagine starting out into those conditions regardless of how skilled or...
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    Totally off topic, but I remember as a kid (back...

    Totally off topic, but I remember as a kid (back in the early 60's) going to Yosemite where they had a "firefall" which was a huge bonfire that they would build on the South Rim, if I remember right....
  16. It may seem frivolous in this instance, but...

    It may seem frivolous in this instance, but making unfounded medical claims about a product can have serious consequences. Companies don't kick out millions of dollars if they think they are right....
  17. I think Nartreb has it mostly covered. Couple...

    I think Nartreb has it mostly covered. Couple more things -- synthetic bags should also be kept uncompressed for long periods of storage. Different material, but same effect-long term compression...
  18. Thread: Guns on the trail

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    I have limited experience with firearms, but they...

    I have limited experience with firearms, but they are not tools, they are weapons. As an example, on May 4, 1970, a group of Ohio National Guardsmen armed with M-1's shot and killed 4 unarmed...
  19. Thread: Missing hiker

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    Hikers in NZ, at least when I was there years...

    Hikers in NZ, at least when I was there years ago, would often sign in at the huts along the trails. I was in one once at Mt. Cook NP when a search team came looking for a lost hiker. I believe he...
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    I've seen gun threads on other sites quickly...

    I've seen gun threads on other sites quickly deteriorate into threads that get locked or deleted because of the vitriol on both sides, so I will try not to be too judgmental. However, having said...
  21. You'd be surprised what shows up around here. I...

    You'd be surprised what shows up around here. I live by a marina, so we have sea lions, lots of them. They bark all night quite often and you can see them sunning themselves on the docks or swimming...
  22. Closest I've come to hitting a big animal was...

    Closest I've come to hitting a big animal was when a couple of deer jumped out in front of me while leaving Will Rogers State Park in LA off of Sunset. Yep, we actually have deer in parts of LA,...
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    I would suggest looking for something used. Every...

    I would suggest looking for something used. Every 6 months or so the new ones come out, so last year's models wind up on eBay or Craigslist. Both Canon and Nikon make good entry level DSLRs and if...
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    Dave, from what I have read, it is just a matter...

    Dave, from what I have read, it is just a matter of time. The material slowly degrades no matter how you store it. I'm with you, some batches of it are probably slightly different, not so that you or...
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    You might want to look at Yosemite as well. I...

    You might want to look at Yosemite as well. I have skied a bit there, but nothing really backcountry, so that may not be what you are looking for. I was there in February for three years in a row and...
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