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  1. In Memory of Colin Fletcher. (1922-2007)

    We now refer to him as the "Spiritual Godfather" of the backpacking movement. He was the 1st person to ever walk a continuous route through the Grand Canyon in 1963. (The Man Who Walked Through Time.) He is also the author of the Backpacking Manual: "The Complete Walker" as well as the updated editions: II, III, & IV. This Manual is considered by most Backpackers as the "Hiker's Bible"! The latest edition boast 846 pages! In 2001, while walking, he was hit ...

    Updated 07-26-2009 at 06:11 PM by Sarge47

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  2. Simple Survival Psychology Part 1

    (c) 2003 Gary L. Benton

    When I was in the military and involved with search and rescue training, I often saw messages or reports pertaining to survivors and non-survivors. These cases were both civilians and military personnel. I was amazed while reading both types of correspondence. (We received this information to hopefully improve our survival training program). I read about people who had lots of gear, plenty of food and water, and they still did not make it. Or, on the ...
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  3. My daughters first fishing trip.

    Every year my whole family tries to get together and do a camping/fishing trip, I have a big family and not every body makes it every year, but this last year we planned to do a trip up to Fenske Lake campground in MN, itís up near Ely outside of the BWCA.


    My 4 year old daughter Abbi mentioned that she would like to go fishing with us. So I brought her to Dicks sporting goods and she picked out her own fishing pole (a pink Barbie pole).

    After we arrived at ...
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  4. Winter Clothing Field Test#4

    Jan 1/09

    Time: 2 pm

    Temp: -24C/-11F

    With Wind Chill (N 20 kph, gusting):
    -33C/-27F

    Distance: 3 miles

    Time Elapsed: 1 hour

    Terrain: Street, mild inclines.

    Worn:

    Ready Pack (35lbs)

    Base Layer: Dakota "driwear performance thermal top"
    Large. Composition: 66% micro-nylon, 21% micro-polyester, 13% spandex..
    http://www2.marks.com/productdetails...8?OpenDocument ...

    Updated 01-02-2009 at 10:04 AM by dougz

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  5. Field Test for Winter Clothing #3, and Fire Starting

    Dec 28/08

    Time: 11am

    Temp: -15 C Wind: n/a

    Distance: 6 miles, cross-country skiing

    Terrain: Groomed run, moderate hills

    Worn:

    Base Layer:

    Dakota "driwear performance thermal top"

    Size: Large.

    Composition:

    66% micro-nylon, 21% micro-polyester, 13% spandex..

    http://www2.marks.com/productdetails...8?OpenDocument ...
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