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by odd man out
Sun May 29, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: are we low priority?
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: are we low priority?

To me, the most obvious explantion consistent with your observations is not that there is a concerted effort to dismiss the interests of the backpackers but rather a symptom of park rangers having to make tough decisions due to understaffing across the NPS. My guess is they can pick out the experien...
by odd man out
Thu Mar 24, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your 2022 REI dividend on?
Replies: 14
Views: 1421

Re: What are you spending your 2022 REI dividend on?

I had 18$ to spend. I got a lightweight coffee cup, a beams and rice dinner and a granola bar (going to the Grand canyon next month). I got 8 cents left. Hmmm
by odd man out
Sat Mar 05, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: VIP Photography
Replies: 9
Views: 853

Re: VIP Photography

Very nice. I am planning on pursuing photography as a retirement activity (probably nature and travel photography mostly). Can you reveal a bit of your process? Hardware and software?
by odd man out
Sun Feb 20, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: trail runners and socks
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: trail runners and socks

Darn Tough Microcrew Cushion. Rubbing your feet with a salve (I use Burt's Bees) will help make your feet a little waterproof. The lubrication helps with blisters.
by odd man out
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Superior storm 11/11/21
Replies: 5
Views: 4323

Re: Superior storm 11/11/21

What are sig waves and ocnl waves?
by odd man out
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Some 2021 Windigo Store Prices
Replies: 5
Views: 1797

Re: Some 2021 Windigo Store Prices

Would it be reasonable to assume they have the same products and priced at Rock Harbor?

Also, I might buy a steak if I didn't have to carry it. But with a fire ban in place, how would you cook it?
by odd man out
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Some 2021 Windigo Store Prices
Replies: 5
Views: 1797

Re: Some 2021 Windigo Store Prices

IRexpat wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:01 pm I love that the beer is the most geographically economical item on the menu. Way to go NPS and Forever Resorts! :)
Depending on what kind of beer it is, it may not be that much of a deal? ;-)
by odd man out
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Marking Posts as Read
Replies: 4
Views: 10624

Re: Marking Posts as Read

I just go to the menu and click new posts. I read the ones I want. Ignore the others. If I check in every day or two, there are never many there.
by odd man out
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: PLB vs. satellite communicator
Replies: 16
Views: 6564

Re: PLB vs. satellite communicator

I find it humorous when people complain about the interface for the Garmin when not interfaced with a phone. I bet my ability to text with a phone is no better!!!
by odd man out
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: latest on beaver damage
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: latest on beaver damage

JerryB wrote: Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:11 pm By asking my question, I am not suggesting NPS intervention. Just trying to get useful information out to hikers. I thought that was obvious, but perhaps not.
I think that was clear. I'm just trying be clever. But sometimes our language does get in the way.
by odd man out
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: latest on beaver damage
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: latest on beaver damage

Is it accurate to describe beaver activity in a wilderness area as "damage"?
by odd man out
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Recommended affordable 0.4 micron filter brands?
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: Recommended affordable 0.4 micron filter brands?

I like the Versaflow filter by HydroBlu better than the Sawyer. It has hose and tread connections on both ends so you can hook it up and back flush with no adapters. I have two Evernew bags. The dirty one screws on the dirty side. The clean one crews on the clean side. Hang it from a branch. Come ba...
by odd man out
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: History
Topic: 1941 IR Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 3136

Re: 1941 IR Guide

That is a treasure trove! If I have a couple of the brochures that are "cover only" over the years, would it be useful to send them to someone for inclusion in this archive? If you are talking about the npshistory.com site, I contacted them to see if they were interested in some of my doc...
by odd man out
Sat May 29, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: History
Topic: 1941 IR Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 3136

Re: 1941 IR Guide

Many more old guides can be found here

http://npshistory.com/publications/isro ... #brochures
by odd man out
Mon May 17, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Backpacking Lower Peninsula
Replies: 8
Views: 5171

Re: Backpacking Lower Peninsula

Manistee River Loop is more like 20 miles and pretty easy. I did most of it in one day. For a longer trip, I would suggest the North Country Trail in the Maniatee NF. From North if Newaygo to the Manistee River Loop is mostly off road and in the NF