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    My wife has the black & white version of the Nook...

    My wife has the black & white version of the Nook from Barnes and Noble and while I haven't taken it on a hike, I would not hesitate to do so. It's light weight, seems pretty rugged (just protect...
  2. Was all of that material brought by the current,...

    Was all of that material brought by the current, or was it back-filled at some point to dissuade it's use as a swimming hole when the dam was no longer needed as a water supply reservoir and purely...
  3. While mine has gone from 0.091 down to 0.080. Is...

    While mine has gone from 0.091 down to 0.080. Is it an east/west thing?


    This is also why I haven't given the program more consideration. All rebates go to the company that owns the panels. ...
  4. We've owned our house now for 7 years...

    We've owned our house now for 7 years (coincidentally your time horizon for payoff) and if anything my monthly electric bill has stayed the same or gone down. I have bills for the last 2 years to...
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    I usually stink at these, but here's my best...

    I usually stink at these, but here's my best shot...

    1. At first I though Mt. Monadnock, but then read you said northern NH. My guess is Sandwich Dome?

    2. Madison Hut

    3. Indian Head
    ...
  6. A rather crass attitude of a resident in a state...

    A rather crass attitude of a resident in a state that relies so heavily it's tourism industry to balance the budget. I am also willing to bet that a large number of us "southerners" support the...
  7. Thread: NE-ster

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    Tell me about it! A whopping 8" further north on...

    Tell me about it! A whopping 8" further north on Rt. 202. Looks like we got stuck in a band of dry air or something. Might try to head to Monadnock to play in the snow later this week, as long as...
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    Two children who are very pleased with their...

    Two children who are very pleased with their gifts. (They always are.)
    A really nice electric razor from the Mrs. - best shave EVER! :D
    My first extended break from work in 358 days.
    A massive...
  9. Thread: NE-ster

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    Calling for 14-20" from the Berkshires east to...

    Calling for 14-20" from the Berkshires east to almost Boston where it will likely mix to rain. Not sure what the accumulation forecast looks like going north, but for those of us in central Mass on...
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    A friend of mine LOVES the Deuter packs. I used...

    A friend of mine LOVES the Deuter packs. I used a Kelty and liked it, but not loved. I have a long torso, and the hip belt didn't sit low enough for me and I would often get sore shoulders from the...
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    Personally, I'd carry both. I have a Leatherman...

    Personally, I'd carry both. I have a Leatherman Wave and while it is a tad heavy, it has scissors, standard and phillips head screwdrivers, a file (sharpening crampons in a pinch?), two knives, and...
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    Thanks for the beta Ed. I've driven by that very...

    Thanks for the beta Ed. I've driven by that very pull-off on Rt. 101 maybe 200 times (heck I think my company even paved that stretch of road) but never got out of the truck and made the 5 minute...
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    And to piggy-back on that thought... I don't...

    And to piggy-back on that thought... I don't think the following scenario has played out yet, but: Say a hiker requires a rather involved rescue, is deemed negligent, and is charged by the state. ...
  14. Thread: Gloves

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    I'll just point you to my post in the bottom of...

    I'll just point you to my post in the bottom of that previous thread. There may well be better performing gloves out there, but the way the Tillman's perform for less than $10 - I'd be reluctant to...
  15. Okay, I didn't bite on the e-mail, but now that...

    Okay, I didn't bite on the e-mail, but now that you've made that photo public...

    I think you're getting to much sun! I need to remind Ma to bring you inside from time to time. :D
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    I was hoping to go but I have to work tomorrow -...

    I was hoping to go but I have to work tomorrow - the x-mas list still needs some funding. Have fun everyone!
  17. Funny you brought this up... while waiting to...

    Funny you brought this up... while waiting to turn into my driveway this afternoon a white Toyota Prius passed by with a very decorative vehicle wrap adorning the body proclaiming "GO GREEN" and "NO...
  18. I like RUP's idea too. They can easily be towed...

    I like RUP's idea too. They can easily be towed behind any vehicle and you can pick up a nice used 4wd unit for 3-4k plus another $800-1000 for a trailer. A co-worker has a Can-Am (made by...
  19. And I imagine a lot of that power makes it way...

    And I imagine a lot of that power makes it way south into Central Mass as well. According to my last statement from National Grid almost one third of the power they supply to their customers comes...
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    That's probably the most expensive item most of...

    That's probably the most expensive item most of us have in/on their vehicles.

    Leaving the doors unlocked sometimes works, but IIRC someone on this board recently had their window smashed even...
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    Despite being in a terrible rush to start the...

    Despite being in a terrible rush to start the saws and demolish the bridge. I can see not wanting to move the mess until the ground is frozen and/or snow covered, but if the debris is still...
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    Wachusett Mtn. 10-17-10

    Location: Wachusett Mtn.

    Date of Hike: 10-17-10

    Trail Conditions: Started from the ski lodge, ascend via Old Indian, descend via Mountain House / Loop / Bicentennial / Donbrowo. Trails in...
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    I knew it wouldn't be long.... way to go Sage!

    I knew it wouldn't be long.... way to go Sage!
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    EMS is hiring in Peterborough

    I just received an e-mail from EMS stating they are hiring seasonal customer service and warehouse employees at their Peterborough location. They are holding a job fair this weekend at the following...
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    Yes, towers like those are free-climbed. A...

    Yes, towers like those are free-climbed. A college buddy of mine climbed a big one once in the mid-west. Not as tall as that one, but probably somewhere near a 1000 feet. He said he had "lunch"...
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