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    So a more serious answer: Bottle in a coozy...

    So a more serious answer:

    Bottle in a coozy works. I agree that I seldom need more than 2l.

    Bottle in a coozy with a chemical hand heater is very sure to remain thawed, even though it's a...
  2. Thread: Handwarmers?

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    For me it's always been back of hand. Palm...

    For me it's always been back of hand. Palm position interferes with grip on ice tools.

    Direct contact with skin. Never been burned. Need all the heat I can get with Reynaud's.
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    Big fat thermos full of cappuccino and bottle of...

    Big fat thermos full of cappuccino and bottle of captain fits in big backpack. Too heavy? Get stronger.
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    For Outside, I agree that the mag merger is...

    For Outside, I agree that the mag merger is probably the route to surviving a little longer. (But probably not much longer...)

    I think this is the continuation of very long term trend for print...
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    Always a fun topic! At Gore Mtn. ski area in...

    Always a fun topic!

    At Gore Mtn. ski area in the Adirondacks, our Ski Patrol did a fund raiser many years ago selling a really nice framed poster with pics of the dozen or so old fashioned...
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    I know in the Adirondacks, things are definitely...

    I know in the Adirondacks, things are definitely easier now than in the 1980's. Many herd paths have been adopted, and are now marked and have at least a little maintenance. Routes to all the peaks...
  7. Thread: Handwarmers?

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    All the above input is good. I have Raynaud's;...

    All the above input is good.

    I have Raynaud's; it got a little worse from age 30 through about 55, but has now leveled off (age 66). I swear by the chemical heaters, both hands and toes. I start...
  8. Thread: snowshoes

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    What passes for "engineering" at snowshoe...

    What passes for "engineering" at snowshoe companies has <been lacking> for decades. 35 years ago, we used to bemoan the lousy engineering on snowshoes (traction, bindings, you name it) and it has...
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    When I did a brief foray into "expeditionary...

    When I did a brief foray into "expeditionary mountaineering" 30 years ago, I learned exactly what Sierra said about logistics.

    >90% of the work is at home, planning the expedition and...
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    Ski Patroller here. In the scheme of things,...

    Ski Patroller here.

    In the scheme of things, it's a small expense. Trust the shop; get new gear; be safe. If you want, get second and third opinions from other shops.
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    The surgery is a big milestone; all uphill from...

    The surgery is a big milestone; all uphill from here!

    Make sure to religiously do your PT exercises. Best of luck!
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    Thanks, Tim and Rocket, for this information. ...

    Thanks, Tim and Rocket, for this information.

    Facts matter.

    Southern NE states like Mass are happy ripping up the north woods so they can virtue signal. As I said upthread, a few Gas or...
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    You know it's not that complicated. Energy comes...

    You know it's not that complicated. Energy comes from gas and nuclear.. In the far distant future it may come from fusion. Energy does not come from solar or wind.

    Decide if you want energy, or...
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    In a few years on this path, New England will, in...

    In a few years on this path, New England will, in fact, be in a world of hurt. We are watching some New England states commit "energy suicide." Folks there should stock up on down sleeping bags and...
  15. Thread: Jay Range

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    While you're there, make sure to take in Seventy...

    While you're there, make sure to take in Seventy Mountain and Bald Peak. Seldom visited, and spectacular.
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    Wow, that sucks! Get well soon! Ski...

    Wow, that sucks! Get well soon!

    Ski Patrollers have mostly just completed our annual first aid refresher, so everyone is fresh on their immobilization and transport skills. Good outcome so far. ...
  17. Well now dude you should smarten up. I like your...

    Well now dude you should smarten up. I like your posts. But seat belts are beneficial, and the benefit / cost ratio is very high.
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    Got about one inch of fresh at 1800' in Keene,...

    Got about one inch of fresh at 1800' in Keene, NY. Very pretty! It will melt in the next day or so, of course. Putting out the driveway markers tomorrow. We are on the same schedule!
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    Maybe Mass will get smart, and build a couple...

    Maybe Mass will get smart, and build a couple highly efficient low emission nat gas plants in Mass, instead of trying to hack electric lines through the northern New England forest so they can claim...
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    Years ago, we coined the term "boiler system" for...

    Years ago, we coined the term "boiler system" for the good "warm and wet" feeling when hiking. Early shells were not very breathable, so wetness was pretty much guaranteed if you were keeping any...
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    In the last couple weeks there have been a few...

    In the last couple weeks there have been a few sightings of a "potential" Mountain Lion here in Keene Valley in the Adirondacks.

    From our local community network about 2 weeks ago:

    "Early this...
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    You know, I am happy that lots of people are...

    You know, I am happy that lots of people are taking up the outdoor games.

    I hope they get educated; I hope they learn to be safe.

    But I don't mind a crowd. And I don't mind waiting in line to...
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    Everybody does it. Look only at outcomes. How...

    Everybody does it. Look only at outcomes. How is your home heating cost? How is the sea level?
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    https://www.peststrategies.com/reviews/wasp-produc...

    https://www.peststrategies.com/reviews/wasp-products/best-wasp-and-hornet-sprays/
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    But folks are fooled again by fake news.

    But folks are fooled again by fake news.
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