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by DonNewcomb
Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Boots
Replies: 19
Views: 5511

Re: Boots

I have a problem fitting boots (and shoes). I use custom orthotic inserts and my shoes and boots have to be selected to fit the inserts. This greatly limits my choices and means that I no longer mail-order boots. What I presently use are a pair of light-weight "Keen" hybrid boots. Molded soles, uppe...
by DonNewcomb
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Camera Question
Replies: 22
Views: 5355

Re: Camera Question

I mostly carry a small Canon these days. I picked it because it had a viewfinder in addition to the LCD screen. I'm concerned because it uses a special rectangular rechargable battery. I don't know if the battery will last through ten days of picture taking without a recharge. On another note. Digit...
by DonNewcomb
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time Isle Royale visit.
Replies: 19
Views: 5251

Re: First time Isle Royale visit.

I'm told AT&T phones can work from the rocks above Chippewa. Have not been able to confirm this myself. It is about 20 km from the nearest bit of Canada and a bit more from Pigeon Point to various spots on the north side of Isle Royale. GSM (e.g. ATT & T-Mobile) has a design range limitation of 36 ...
by DonNewcomb
Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Obscured registration code too obscured.
Replies: 12
Views: 4929

Re: Obscured registration code too obscured.

Remember that this board is provided graciously by Fonixmonkee, w/o compensation, w/o advertising, and w/o spam! Understood but if the admin does not know there is a problem he can't fix it. For instance, having an available e-mail address for the benefit of the visually impared or other folks who ...
by DonNewcomb
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: How'd you get your screen name?
Replies: 14
Views: 2545

Re: How'd you get your screen name?

I believe that most of these "screen names" are sort of throw-backs to the days of CB radio "handles", where folks didn't want to use their real names because they were doing things they really shouldn't, like evading the 55 MPH speed limit. I've never believed in an online alter-ego. You will norma...
by DonNewcomb
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time Isle Royale visit.
Replies: 19
Views: 5251

Re: First time Isle Royale visit.

First of all, welcome to the board and good luck in your planning for Isle Royale. It's a wonderful place. Thank you. Two of our other wonderful places are Horn Island off Pascagoula, Miss. and the St. Joseph Peninsula in NW Florida. Isle Royale will be a very different sort of wonderful. I would s...
by DonNewcomb
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First time Isle Royale visit.
Replies: 19
Views: 5251

First time Isle Royale visit.

My brother and I are planning our first visit to Isle Royale. We are a couple of South Coasters (from the Gulf Coast) who enjoy island camping and were looking for some place fairly cool and not too strenuous, since we both have let ourselves get out of shape. I've been reading this forum and search...
by DonNewcomb
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: Obscured registration code too obscured.
Replies: 12
Views: 4929

Obscured registration code too obscured.

I just registered for this forum. I had to try about 6 times because I could not read the obscured code at the bottom of the registration page. I have normal vision (for an old baby boomer) and am a member of about 20 other boards, most of wich use this type of obscured code, and this is the most tr...