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    cmoulder's Avatar
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    Great trip!

    It's hard to get away from the sounds of civilization... about 2 weeks ago I was in the Catskills, camping between Cornell and Slide Mountains, and it was the first time in ages that I have not heard road noise during the night. I almost overlooked that fact until I heard a commercial jet fly over around 6:30 a.m. the following morning while having my coffee.
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    “To equip a pedestrian with shelter, bedding, utensils, food, and other necessities, in a pack so light and small that he can carry it without overstrain, is really a fine art.” ~ Horace Kephart, 1906

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    I like the saying "there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear". For the most part that's true i think

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    Interesting tarp design! I don't thing I've ever seen one wider in the middle (where your butt is the lowest!). Is that a commercial tarp or DYI?

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    Senior Member stevebo's Avatar
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    Thanks for posting! (sounds like a wonderful trip--just my style!) Great pictures!
    FYI: If you want to know what type a certain bear is, sneak up behind it and kick it. Then,
    run like crazy and climb up a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it's a black
    bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )


    Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either, just leave me alone.
    --unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clisbyclark View Post
    Interesting tarp design! I don't thing I've ever seen one wider in the middle (where your butt is the lowest!). Is that a commercial tarp or DYI?
    Nevermind. Just saw your sig. Great job on the tarp.

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    FuzzyJew, cmoulder, mcimes & stevebo...thanks for taking a look.
    Now I know the spur to the Unamed peak is doable it's just a matter of time before I return for the view from the summit...it lies at the base of a much larger peak which should light up with the sunrise if my hunch is right. Curious minds with a camera in hand need to know.

    Clisbyclark.... it's a minimal DIY design tarp used with a Under Cover/UQprotector. I didn't want that fully enclosed tent feeling, I like to see what's going on outside, whether it's possums in the pack, rains falling like a waterfall, gusts bending the canopy above etc etc.
    Haven't been wet yet & it hasn't been torn apart by vicious summit winds, so the tough little unit is doing it's job.
    Last edited by ofuros; 07-30-2020 at 16:10.
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

    https://ofuros.exposure.co/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clisbyclark View Post
    Nevermind. Just saw your sig. Great job on the tarp.
    You pipped me at the post....
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

    https://ofuros.exposure.co/

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    Senior Member stevebo's Avatar
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    Dude, I just looked at your web page----very impressive! Im always playing around with food ideas-----what kind of cooking pan is that? (the square /rectangel shaped one) Also, is that a Trangia stove? so many possibilities ! Thanks!
    FYI: If you want to know what type a certain bear is, sneak up behind it and kick it. Then,
    run like crazy and climb up a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it's a black
    bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )


    Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either, just leave me alone.
    --unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    Dude, I just looked at your web page----very impressive! Im always playing around with food ideas-----what kind of cooking pan is that? (the square /rectangel shaped one) Also, is that a Trangia stove? so many possibilities ! Thanks!
    Variety is the spice of life, stevebo.

    I had to check out my website myself...
    The rectangular pot is a Trangia tr210 messtin, the smaller version.
    Trangia looking stove is a zelph concoction.(zelph bottom, innards & mesh mated to a Trangia simmer lid).
    Last edited by ofuros; 08-01-2020 at 03:47.
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

    https://ofuros.exposure.co/

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    Senior Member stevebo's Avatar
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    Thanks Ofuros! (you have set new standards for back country cousine!) I thought the trail yogurt was especially clever---I will definitely be trying that!
    FYI: If you want to know what type a certain bear is, sneak up behind it and kick it. Then,
    run like crazy and climb up a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it's a black
    bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )


    Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either, just leave me alone.
    --unknown

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