Search:

Type: Posts; User: Nessmuk

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.05 seconds.

  1. Replies
    4
    Views
    412

    it had been almost a month since the subject had...

    it had been almost a month since the subject had gone missing, so body temperature would have assumed the same as the environment by that time. Ultimately he was found yet a week later outside of...
  2. Thread: Hiking by App

    by Nessmuk
    Replies
    19
    Views
    930

    And they end up in the weekly published Forest...

    And they end up in the weekly published Forest Ranger Highlights pages.
  3. Replies
    37
    Views
    3,170

    We have a brief segment on survival techniques...

    We have a brief segment on survival techniques during the NY Homeland Security Land Navigation course I teach. A couple of my fellow instructors are recently retired Army Rangers with advice to...
  4. Replies
    8
    Views
    759

    I am an instructor for NY Homeland Security. With...

    I am an instructor for NY Homeland Security. With other instructors we run a land nav course open for NY law enforcement, EMS and SAR. Interestingly, in the months after the Dannemora prison...
  5. Replies
    4
    Views
    412

    Although I am a dedicated map and compass only...

    Although I am a dedicated map and compass only user on personal hikes and bushwhacks as my preferred method of recreational travel with back country navigation, I could not be a SAR volunteer crew...
  6. Replies
    57
    Views
    5,811

    That is exactly how I learned the finer details...

    That is exactly how I learned the finer details of backcountry off-trail navigation. Self-taught, I have learned far more from days of head slapping memorable navigation mistakes than I did on...
  7. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,248

    The first Yukon 1000 mile canoe race rules...

    The first Yukon 1000 mile canoe race rules required a ridiculous 20Kg (44 pounds!!) of food per person to be carried on board from the start of the race. Supposedly enough to last for 3 weeks. All...
  8. Replies
    5
    Views
    713

    I've not heard a Lynx, but several times a bobcat...

    I've not heard a Lynx, but several times a bobcat in the Adirondacks. But nothing like my first experience. My dad shot a deer in his usual fairly remote hunting spot deep in the woods. Late in...
  9. Replies
    57
    Views
    5,811

    I was part of an outing club at my university...

    I was part of an outing club at my university many years ago. We specialized, almost exclusively, on exploring caves and caverns in the hollow Karst landscape of east central NY state. I feel that...
  10. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,248

    Burritos. Fresh tortillas, dehydrated salsa,...

    Burritos.

    Fresh tortillas, dehydrated salsa, dehydrated refried beans (very easy to dehydrate from cans and will rehydrate perfectly to original condition), dehydrated cooked ground beef (cooked...
  11. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,248

    I found a great calorie and flavor enhancement...

    I found a great calorie and flavor enhancement recipe to tomato sauce. Puree a large jar or two of sauce with a can of kidney beans and onions and peppers. You can either dehydrate it separately,...
  12. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,248

    No need to pre-thaw. But I do tend to freeze my...

    No need to pre-thaw. But I do tend to freeze my fingers by breaking them into smaller pieces before placing on the dehydrator tray.

    A caution, be careful when setting a high temperature on a...
  13. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,248

    One of my favorite breakfast meals is dehydrated...

    One of my favorite breakfast meals is dehydrated hash browns with gravy. I get frozen hash browns in packages of 20 from Aldis or Walmart. Kind of like the HB you get from McDonalds, but less...
  14. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,248

    When I paddled the Yukon 1000 mile canoe race, we...

    When I paddled the Yukon 1000 mile canoe race, we (my voyageur canoe team of 7 people), following the race rules had to be totally self-sufficient from the start to the finish. The first running of...
  15. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,248

    Get a dehydrator and you can have a huge variety...

    Get a dehydrator and you can have a huge variety of camping meals that you cook at home just the way you like.
  16. Replies
    57
    Views
    5,811

    Here are just two relevant incidents from the...

    Here are just two relevant incidents from the NYSDEC ranger reports of the past week:

    Town of North Elba
    Essex County
    Wilderness Rescue: On May 17 at 5:45 p.m., DEC's Ray Brook Dispatch received...
  17. Replies
    57
    Views
    5,811

    That would be the Curtis S. Read Scout...

    That would be the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation located near (not on) the north end of Brant Lake. Yea we do train "Voyageur" high adventure guides for CSR and other camps. We do not have any...
  18. Replies
    57
    Views
    5,811

    Mike, One would think and hope that overall...

    Mike,

    One would think and hope that overall the official or designated "leader" is the most important person in a hiking group. That is certainly only true if he or she is fully aware of all that...
  19. Replies
    57
    Views
    5,811

    If I am not leading or instructing and monitoring...

    If I am not leading or instructing and monitoring a student crew, I am very uncomfortable doing nothing by blindly following in a train of footsteps. I must at least monitor navigation with map and...
  20. Replies
    12
    Views
    737

    You don't have to focus on the High Peaks to get...

    You don't have to focus on the High Peaks to get climbs in the wilderness with great views. There are 3 million publicly accessible acres in the Adirondacks (half of the total park) and the high...
  21. Replies
    12
    Views
    737

    The Adirondacks are extensive. Do you have an...

    The Adirondacks are extensive. Do you have an idea of what area you might like to try? I am not familiar with the Whites, but I am sure you can find something you will like in the Adirondacks. I can...
  22. Replies
    57
    Views
    5,811

    During a guide training/evaluation session that I...

    During a guide training/evaluation session that I instruct, I will often ask a random group member, who may or may not at the moment be acting as the designated trek leader, questions such as: ...
  23. Replies
    57
    Views
    5,811

    I think I covered that within my post. Pre trip...

    I think I covered that within my post. Pre trip planning and awareness.
  24. Replies
    57
    Views
    5,811

    In 25 years of being on SAR teams, half of them...

    In 25 years of being on SAR teams, half of them as a crew boss, I never recall being called on an extended SAR incident in which more than a single subject was involved. DEC rangers sometimes are...
  25. Replies
    57
    Views
    5,811

    What difference does that make? When you head...

    What difference does that make? When you head out on a trek, you are responsible to know what you are getting yourself into, wilderness or not, snow conditions, navigation, terrain and elevation...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4