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by Scott
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Personal Locator Beacons
Replies: 8
Views: 712

Re: Personal Locator Beacons

I like the idea. On our hike last month, on the 3rd day we unexpectedly got a signal strong enough to text but not send pics or calls. It was nice to let my wife know our kids and I were OK, where we had made it to, and just check in. I don't see that as any different than a different device to do t...
by Scott
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Hiking with guns
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Hiking with guns

People who say that have never shot except on a range. They are the same idiots that tell people that Israeli carry (no round chambered) is the way to go. In an emergency, having to take the time to chamber a round might be the difference between life and death. Two of my 3 carry guns are DA/SA. I ...
by Scott
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Hiking with guns
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Hiking with guns

I carry when I can, with work and school stuff getting in the way a lot. Mine is a 9mm 10 round compact SCCY mainly due to budget issues when I was purchasing. I do like it. I trust it. I can hit what I need to with it. It is DAO, and has a very similar feel to a revolver. Long heavy trigger pull. I...
by Scott
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Butt Bake is moving!!
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: The Butt Bake is moving!!

:lol: :mrgreen: :twisted: So if we flame, is it then a Butt Broil?
by Scott
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Blak Leef hammock. Thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Blak Leef hammock. Thoughts?

sarge wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:29 pm
Hammock Buyer Rule #1: Never, ever buy a hammock from a vendor who doesn't tell you how long it is. Ever.

And for off brands that do quote a length, clarify if that includes the Loops. I have sent requests to a few in the past, and they do count the attached loops in the length.
by Scott
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Hiking and Fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Hiking and Fishing

I am not a good fly fisher, but I do pack in spinning gear on all my hikes. One of my main requirements for most of my backpacking trips is a lake or large stream for fishing when I get there. The gear is light enough I don't even worry about it.
by Scott
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Car Camping
Topic: New Forum dedicated to heavyweight camping
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: New Forum dedicated to heavyweight camping

Butt Bake seems to be a perfect example of this. Throw some water in a pack and hike in while the truck brings in the cast iron, tables, canopies, island......... Some of us haven't figured out there is a time and place for both. My hike earlier this month, between 3 of us we had 120lbs of packs. Ma...
by Scott
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Texas Trips
Topic: The Time Has Come To Answer These Questions
Replies: 91
Views: 4391

Re: The Time Has Come To Answer These Questions

Scuba wrote:
Scott wrote:Busy week at work, I will have to work Saturday so Austin and I won't make it this year. :-(
boooo

+100
by Scott
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Texas Trips
Topic: The Time Has Come To Answer These Questions
Replies: 91
Views: 4391

Re: The Time Has Come To Answer These Questions

Busy week at work, I will have to work Saturday so Austin and I won't make it this year. :-(
by Scott
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Places to Hang and Trip Reports
Topic: Pecos Wilderness July 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Pecos Wilderness July 2017

Warning, very long post, heavy on the pictures. cheater link to just the pics (not exactly in order) https://goo.gl/photos/VPbtq215B12tE1wA7 I started researching for this hike about 4 years ago. We were looking to take about 10 boy scouts from low land Texas on a high alpine backpacking trip. For s...
by Scott
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Places to Hang and Trip Reports
Topic: Pecos Wilderness July 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Pecos Wilderness July 2017

I forgot my thermometer in the car, was bummed. But seat of the pants... 70 in the day. In the sun it was warm and intense with little filter. In the shade or cloud cover got chilly. Nights maybe just a shade below 40? My jungle blanket UQ with costco kicker combined with my costco throw and fleece ...
by Scott
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Places to Hang and Trip Reports
Topic: Pecos Wilderness July 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Pecos Wilderness July 2017

A few to test posting from my google account... Mamma and baby? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vJz8yQAAScJhhYbhubBklUFrnDQci_lbGMMJUgx2jgE4oEOz6KU7LLmYEn0jndFd84v_LG7ywZdLHPTY8ZpfFYYQ4RFnZ3tETn7QBC6mRhfckUW1MofeS23um8cDGZKn_ugFMZ84Sg View from hammock https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VfArJGs2fgR...
by Scott
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Places to Hang and Trip Reports
Topic: Pecos Wilderness July 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Pecos Wilderness July 2017

I just got back from a week in the woods with my oldest daughter and my son. I am working on a full write up (we have over 300 pics), but here are the rough details for now: Pecos Wilderness NM July 1-July 7 All three of us slept in hammocks. ~35 Trail miles + a rest day in camp, and lots of walking...
by Scott
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: The Military
Topic: To all my Brothers and Sisters...
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: To all my Brothers and Sisters...

Unfortunately there are a lot who need this.

thanks for posting
by Scott
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Planning ahead for failure?
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Planning ahead for failure?

Flynguy521 wrote:

... Now I have one set of tree straps that are really worn from various hardware and am testing to see how long until they just snap.
The wait puts a little spice in the hang :mrgreen:

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