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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Dec 26/08 Pack/Winter Clothing Field Test #2

    Dec 26/08

    Time: 11am

    Temp: -15C/5F Wind: 12 kph, gusting

    Distance: 3 miles

    Terrain: Street, mild inclines.

    Worn:

    Ready Pack (35lbs)
    Poly. hat w/ear flaps
    Columbia winter jacket
    Cotton tee shirt
    Poly. "micro-fleece" liner gloves
    Snow pants
    Jockey undershorts
    Cotton tube socks
    Snow boots

    Notes:

    I worked up quite a ...

    Updated 12-28-2008 at 07:32 PM by dougz

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  5. Appalachian Trail

    Brand new to this website so I thought I would post a blog...

    Ever since I was a HS Senior in 1974, I have wanted to hike the entire Applachian Trail. Trouble is, I should have done it between HS and college, because I can see no way now to put my job, family, and life in general on hold for 4-5 months. Maybe when my kids are in college in 12 years; let's see, I will only be 64 then. Maybe my wife would like a 5-month break from me by then (LOL, at least a little bit).
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