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    I wouldn't use the spring style cotter pin - too...

    I wouldn't use the spring style cotter pin - too easy to get snagged on something and yanked off.

    I finally was able to find the split style of cotter pin I was thinking of. Bottom right before...
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    Good point about a threaded bolt chewing up the...

    Good point about a threaded bolt chewing up the pivot plate and/or bracket.

    The rest of your post made me think that it might not be the worst idea in the world for my first time doing this repair...
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    Those are just clevis pins, right? Why not carry...

    Those are just clevis pins, right? Why not carry a few split style cotter pins that will fit through the hole in the clevis pin? Or even a finish nail or brad that you can push through the clevis pin...
  4. Thread: GPS backlight out

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    I think I've had this happen to me a few times. I...

    I think I've had this happen to me a few times. I figure it can be pretty easy to inadvertantly bump the power button a couple times, and kick the unit into "slider full left - backlight off".


    ...
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    Raymond, it might be helpful to tell us what...

    Raymond, it might be helpful to tell us what make, model GPS you are having the problem with.

    On my Garman GPSmap 62S, there are two things that I can think of:

    1) From the Main Menu, hit...
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    Got out my 1976 copy of the WMG. It lists 46 (and...

    Got out my 1976 copy of the WMG. It lists 46 (and the list is in the front of the book, not the back). Galehead and Bondcliff are omitted, and Wildcat "E" is listed rather than Wildcat "D".

    The...
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    Any update on this subject?

    Thinking about getting a decent set of rechargable batteries and a charger for them.

    Mostly for a Garmin GPSmap 62S - I use it about 6 hours a week. Been using 2500 mAh NiMh AA's charged using a...
  8. Thread: Tourism pledges

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    Bad mind reading

    Your mind reading of people you don't know is pretty poor today. Maybe it will be better another day.

    TomK
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    FWIW: I was able to see the whole article without...

    FWIW: I was able to see the whole article without obstruction.

    Guess I won't be visiting Palau.

    Do I now need to bring a lawyer with me to the trailhead? Ranger Rick, I believe you know Mr....
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    Being convenient for the cog could just be gravy....

    Being convenient for the cog could just be gravy. Shouldn't not do something worthwhile on it's own just because the doer gets a benefit from it as well...

    TomK
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    No need to register kayaks in CT

    No need to register a kayak in CT. You do need to carry a whistle though. And a light, if paddling at night - a headlamp will work. And a PFD. I believe there are dates before and after which you...
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    Collinsville Canoe and Kayak, Collinsville, CT

    The following is about flatwater, not whitewater... Apologies if this sounds like a commercial for this establishment....

    About 10 years ago, I was considering trying out a kayak, having done...
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    Would glueing several strips of velcro to the bag...

    Would glueing several strips of velcro to the bag and pad work? I think I'd put the "hook" part of the velcro on the pad, and the part that the hooks stick to on the bag...

    TomK
  14. Thread: New GPS problem

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    Can you connect it to a computer, and then use...

    Can you connect it to a computer, and then use Basecamp to remove any tracks, waypoints, etc from the internal memory? That's the first thing that comes to my mind...

    Good luck,

    TomK
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    Had that happen with a pair of Merrills. Tried to...

    Had that happen with a pair of Merrills. Tried to seal the split with Shoe Goo, but it wasn't a repair that was going to be durable.




    That's the truth. Don't get up north that much any more -...
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    How long do your hiking boots last?

    Today I noticed that the tread on my boots have worn through in a couple places. Hadn't really paid much attention to the soles, and it is only serendipity that I noticed it today.

    Thing is, it...
  17. Northwest Connecticut did not get much in the way...

    Northwest Connecticut did not get much in the way of pure snowstorms this winter. Mostly, we had snow turning to rain events. This meant that there wasn't much of a snowpack built up.

    Presently...
  18. Jug End State Reservation - Jug End Loop (main & upper)

    Date: March 16, 2019

    Trail Conditions: Maybe 60% icy requiring light traction, 5% 3-4 inches of snow, 10% dry, the rest muddy. Stream crossings need just a little care to cross.

    Special...
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    I noticed, but figured it was most likely some...

    I noticed, but figured it was most likely some transient glitch that would get resolved without intervention on my part - when that didn't happen, I thought I'd bring it up. And before it...
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    What happened to Trail Conditions?

    Several days ago, all of the state-specific trail conditions forums disapeared from the "Forums" list. Don't think I did anything differently. Did they go away and I missed the memo?

    TomK
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    Here are a bunch of tracks from a place I've...

    Here are a bunch of tracks from a place I've obviously hiked a bunch of times. Which track should I follow? Two are 180 feet from each other. Trying to follow pretty much any of them is going to put...
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    Twin Mt is a couple miles from the trailhead for...

    Twin Mt is a couple miles from the trailhead for North Twin, I think. Might be more like a 3 hour trip at 80mph from central CT, though.

    Franconia is a little over a mile from the Coppermine TH,...
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    Thanks for the heads up! For those in...

    Thanks for the heads up!

    For those in Northwestern CT, Free Solo is playing at the Bantam Cinema, Bantam, CT thru the weekend and until Thursday. Saw it today, and it was well worth seeing!

    TomK
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    I believe that the traditional method of...

    I believe that the traditional method of discouraging an activity without actually making it illegal is to tax it. Seems like they ought to be able to craft some sort of tax that happens to only...
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    Just curious - How do they tell if a car belongs...

    Just curious - How do they tell if a car belongs to a hiker, or if it belongs to a paying guest of one of the venues?

    Last time I parked at the Flume Gorge parking lot, it was just to use the...
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