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#213638 - 12/26/10 03:48 PM 1-1-11 adventure celebration
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
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I intend to be outside on January 1, 2011, regardless of weather. Right now I am trying to choose between a "lithic" or rock collecting foray to supply a rock knapping class, a toyon berry collecting effort, and a mushroom hunt. [Well, okay, I am really trying to figure out how to combine all three!]

How about you, going to celebrate the New Year outdoors 1-1-11?


Edited by dweste (12/26/10 03:48 PM)

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#213640 - 12/26/10 04:49 PM Re: 1-1-11 adventure celebration [Re: dweste]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
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Loc: MINNESOTA
the one-one-eleven thing never crossed my mind!..now i'll have to think about a good outdoor "adventure"----

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#213649 - 12/26/10 10:42 PM Re: 1-1-11 adventure celebration [Re: dweste]
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If conditions are adequate (and they usually are) I will be outdoors; otherwise I will stay indoors.

New Years is irrelevant. The fact that the Third Rock has made another arbitrary lap around a middling class M star doesn't mean a thing in my book. If I want to go out and get drunk, I don't need an excuse.

I will stop my rant and return to my cave.....
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#213655 - 12/27/10 12:28 AM Re: 1-1-11 adventure celebration [Re: dweste]
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Registered: 07/19/07
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Loc: New York
I'll be jumping in the Atlantic ocean with the rest of my water rescue team on Long Island for our annual polar bear swim, and then spending the rest of the day indoors trying to re-warm!

Water should be in the high 30's and depending on the air temps, may feel warmer than you'd expect.
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#213665 - 12/27/10 02:17 AM Re: 1-1-11 adventure celebration [Re: Jesselp]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
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Loc: Central California
Originally Posted By: Jesselp
... spending the rest of the day indoors trying to re-warm!


In the interests of science and survival, what re-warm methods seem most effective after a polar bear adventure?

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#213669 - 12/27/10 02:39 AM Re: 1-1-11 adventure celebration [Re: dweste]
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Originally Posted By: dweste

How about you, going to celebrate the New Year outdoors 1-1-11?


Cleaning up all the damage from the previous night celebratory explosions.

-Blast
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#213675 - 12/27/10 03:39 AM Re: 1-1-11 adventure celebration [Re: Blast]
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Originally Posted By: Blast
Originally Posted By: dweste

How about you, going to celebrate the New Year outdoors 1-1-11?


Cleaning up all the damage from the previous night celebratory explosions.

-Blast
We do hope said festivities include videography of the proceedings. smile

I plan to hike to the top of Echo Mountain which has about a 210 degree view of the San Gabriel Valley where a US Air Force fly by is conducted. I'll be packing one of my favorite backpacking stoves for making eggs, tea, etc. for my friends and me.

HJ
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#213687 - 12/27/10 11:30 AM Re: 1-1-11 adventure celebration [Re: dweste]
Byrd_Huntr Offline
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Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 1174
Loc: MN, Land O' Lakes & Rivers ...
Won't be doing any rock collecting or mushroom hunting here with 3 to 4 feet of snow on the ground and more on the way. Might be a good day for XC skiing at Wild River State Park.
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#213707 - 12/27/10 07:16 PM Re: 1-1-11 adventure celebration [Re: dweste]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
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Loc: Mountains of CA
I`m hoping for lots and lots of snow smile

Supposed to come in again tomorrow.

Tired of this wet rain wink wink
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#213708 - 12/27/10 07:36 PM Re: 1-1-11 adventure celebration [Re: dweste]
MostlyHarmless Offline
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Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 982
Loc: Norway
Originally Posted By: dweste
Originally Posted By: Jesselp
... spending the rest of the day indoors trying to re-warm!


In the interests of science and survival, what re-warm methods seem most effective after a polar bear adventure?


This method has been tested with great success for tenting in Polar bear country in the winter time:

Take a bag-in-box of not too pricey, but otherwise good red wine of your liking. Tear off the cardboard and throw the bag into your biggest snowmelting-waterheating pan with lots of snow/ice and put it all on the stove. Pay attention when the snow is melted and the temperature starts to rise. Freshly boiled wine has its merits and followers, but carefully tempered is really the way to go. The exact optimum temperature is a topic of much heated debate among connieseurs, but in my opinion, anywhere from 30 to 50 C (86 to 122 F) is good. The more frozen you are the hotter the wine should be.


The lukewarm/hot wine bag doubles as tummy warmer for the most chilled person in the group. (More often than not, this will be a female - or did you forget to bring female companions?) Having a warm wine bag on your tummy not only brings physical warmth, but will also provide a lot of friendly attention from anyone who thirsts for a zip of nice, perfectly temperated red wine. This is good for the morale and companionship of the individual and the group.

Of course, if you plan on going swimming in those conditions then all these preparations should be done in advance.

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