Search:

Type: Posts; User: Portie; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.32 seconds.

  1. Replies
    59
    Views
    2,793

    Preparation is important. Have your wood...

    Preparation is important. Have your wood ready--tiny pieces, medium pieces, larger pieces. Wood is usually dry on the inside so slice off wet bark, or split open bigger pieces.

    If you need a fire...
  2. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,109

    At least two video bloggers (Craig Mains "Hawk"...

    At least two video bloggers (Craig Mains "Hawk" and Ole Hickory) are doing NB flip-flops from Harper's Ferry this year. They are both doing great and post daily videos so you can see how things went...
  3. Replies
    129
    Views
    15,784

    Bears were very difficult and dangerous to kill...

    Bears were very difficult and dangerous to kill for stone age people with bows and arrows and spears. A brave who could kill a bear by himself was considered chief material. One reason bear claws and...
  4. Replies
    129
    Views
    15,784

    Our ancestors didn't have these problems. They...

    Our ancestors didn't have these problems. They would have been thrilled with a bear which entered their camp--easy to collect high-fat food wrapped in a valuable, warm skin.
  5. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,756

    Bring the chemical warmer packets. They weigh an...

    Bring the chemical warmer packets. They weigh an ounce or less. How many nights will it be cold enough to really need them?
  6. That is a Forest Service trail, under the US Dept...

    That is a Forest Service trail, under the US Dept of Agriculture not Interior.
  7. I don't read that at all in the memo. 1. The...

    I don't read that at all in the memo.

    1. The memo asks the agencies involved to determine whether public comment is required, and the solicit those comments.

    2. There would have been a dozen...
  8. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,868

    What's wrong with the campground on the river?...

    What's wrong with the campground on the river? $15 for a tent site.
  9. Thread: Farmers Almanac

    by Portie
    Replies
    7
    Views
    1,699

    In my part of the East Coast, hot summers and...

    In my part of the East Coast, hot summers and warm falls are often (but not always) followed by colder, snowier winters. I am stocking up on firewood and getting my fall outdoor work done early this...
  10. Replies
    41
    Views
    7,389

    Why would it be expensive to repair/replace?

    Why would it be expensive to repair/replace?
  11. 1. I am surprised they can change the regulations...

    1. I am surprised they can change the regulations that govern the trails without public comment.

    2. Both human-powered mountain bikes and horses can travel at 25mph or more.

    3. Snow mobiles...
  12. Replies
    215
    Views
    37,574

    Some of this can be fixed with hormones--thyroid...

    Some of this can be fixed with hormones--thyroid and testosterone.
  13. Replies
    25
    Views
    2,698

    When I did winter camping, we had flask canteens...

    When I did winter camping, we had flask canteens that hung by a cord around our necks, inside our outer layers. At night the canteen goes in the sleeping bag with you.
  14. The LDS (Mormon Church) sells very inexpensive...

    The LDS (Mormon Church) sells very inexpensive canned bulk foods, including dried pinto beans and sometimes dried refried beans. Their Apple Slices look ideal for backpacking. They can be mail...
  15. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,912

    I'd bring things to eat that you enjoy eating and...

    I'd bring things to eat that you enjoy eating and that you can eat while walking. I'd be eating sandwiches, Cheetos, an apple, a banana, granola bars, Snickers bars, and some hard candy. I'd also...
  16. Replies
    6
    Views
    806

    Some of the rental car companies have facilities...

    Some of the rental car companies have facilities at Union Station as well. There is also an Amtrak option to Louisville via Pittsburg and switch to the local train in Frederick, MD.
  17. Replies
    6
    Views
    806

    The train is not direct from BWI. You have to...

    The train is not direct from BWI. You have to take a train to Union Station, DC first and then on to Harper's Ferry. The trains are both Amtrak and MARC (Maryland commuter rail) depending upon the...
  18. Thread: In camp shoes

    by Portie
    Replies
    51
    Views
    8,400

    When I was a Boy Scout I used all-leather...

    When I was a Boy Scout I used all-leather moccasins as camp shoes. They must weight less than Crocs and they certainly take up less space in the pack. I notice that Bass Pro still sells...
  19. Replies
    42
    Views
    6,116

    I hate heights. On a bridge like Bear Mountain I...

    I hate heights. On a bridge like Bear Mountain I would close my eyes, hold onto the railing, and just walk.
  20. Thread: AT Weather App?

    by Portie
    Replies
    13
    Views
    2,343

    What ham radio do you recommend and how hard is...

    What ham radio do you recommend and how hard is it to keep it charged?
  21. Replies
    86
    Views
    12,635

    I used to be a winter camping ranger for the Boy...

    I used to be a winter camping ranger for the Boy Scouts. I've slept overnight at -20 under a tarp with no problems. It's cold, but it's a dry cold. Worst winter camping was 30 degrees and raining....
  22. Replies
    412
    Views
    113,075

    Trader Joe's instant 100% Colombian is much...

    Trader Joe's instant 100% Colombian is much better than Starbucks Via. I also like Trader Joe's instant coffee "all dressed up" with creamer and sugar in little packets.

    What I need is a good...
  23. Replies
    51
    Views
    13,139

    Do you include the kit for recharging your...

    Do you include the kit for recharging your portable battery or your iPhone cable? I would want a bit more first aid supplies than just a blister kit. Does your SAK (Swiss Army Knife) have tweezers?...
  24. Replies
    28
    Views
    4,769

    Colin Fletcher was a proponent of the "Office on...

    Colin Fletcher was a proponent of the "Office on the Yoke", or a big pocket on the shoulder strap. He'd carry a notebook, pencil, map, glasses, matches, candy and other items in that pocket. After...
  25. Replies
    104
    Views
    21,121

    A compromise is something like the Canon SX30. ...

    A compromise is something like the Canon SX30. It has a big lens but it's light, cheap, and takes nice pictures and video. I got mine from the Canon refurb web site and it was less than $200.
Results 1 to 25 of 39
Page 1 of 2 1 2