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  1. only 20 miles - it could have been further!

    only 20 miles - it could have been further!
  2. per WWW they are being used to exercise the...

    per WWW they are being used to exercise the anti-drone defenses around some of our missile silos. Sounds like a reasonable fit to the circumstances.
  3. If the government can not kind find the operator...

    If the government can not kind find the operator in our back yard, how will they protect us from Putin's nukes?
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    This will provide a useful data point. Most of...

    This will provide a useful data point. Most of the time we have too much tongue wagging and no hard data, just like in economics.
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    it depends for sure; a pair of brand name (or...

    it depends for sure; a pair of brand name (or sort of) on sale with extra coupon from Big 5 can do just as well as a $$$ pair from REI. Same goes for "tennies". Based on my experience. The main...
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    its essential in the military - its a pyramidal...

    its essential in the military - its a pyramidal bureaucracy - y'all can't stay forever unless maybe you are a janitor
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    well - yesterday evening it was this.....

    well - yesterday evening it was this..
    https://radio.garden/listen/radio-nador/09JjorqS << in Morrocco

    then, using the same web app, I went to a radio station in New Zealand, in Auckland, my...
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    Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. We...

    Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. We recently bought an Aliner Scout (low profile version) and use it for a base camp. We gave it a lift ("spring over axle"), and also lifted the Jeep...
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    Iceaxe, please provide your source for the quoted...

    Iceaxe, please provide your source for the quoted statistics.
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    I own an ebike (its 2 yrs old) and today we...

    I own an ebike (its 2 yrs old) and today we ordered an ebike for the wife - there is no stopping progress
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    [Help] North Island - Otorohanga area - underground...

    North Island - Otorohanga area - underground adventure tours :-) any time of year , glow-worms, rafting, rappelling etc; ("Lost World") great fun
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    look here.. https://www.popupportal.com/

    look here.. https://www.popupportal.com/
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    maybe just buy what is used at your local...

    maybe just buy what is used at your local climbing wall?
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    . Yup me too!

    . Yup me too!
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    Half Finished Ruins - Slickhorn

    Has anyone found the Half Finished Ruins that Kelsey refers to in - the first fork of Slickhorn, down canyon from PerfectKiva?

    BTW, a round trip to PerfectKiva is a great hike. Lots of variety.
  16. maybe a B.S. story to get the Ruskis all wound up.

    maybe a B.S. story to get the Ruskis all wound up.
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    [Invite] or maybe an older wiser canyoneering partner has...

    or maybe an older wiser canyoneering partner has the younger pup carry the greater share of the load :-) [and the beer]
  18. Wife and I will be visiting White Pockets in the...

    Wife and I will be visiting White Pockets in the next 4 weeks. I put a lift kit on my 2008 Jeep Liberty to make it easier to deal with the deep sand (after a failed attempt a few years ago). The...
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    not surprising - huge renovation project , old...

    not surprising - huge renovation project , old dry timbers coated in a flammable finish, electric power cords, flammable solvents, waste rags , betcha a few lithium battery chargers up in the...
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    One of my necessary approvers (Engineering )...

    One of my necessary approvers (Engineering ) "approved" - contingent upon a totally different department's approval (Maintenance) !! These two departments to not report to each other - they report...
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    [Gear] Sizing snowshoes depends on your weight (with...

    Sizing snowshoes depends on your weight (with pack) and the snow. Sierra cemeent does not needs so much area as a flufier snow. BTW - those MSR Classics from years back - the red ones - don't store...
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    [News] I was born in Christcurch in 1951. Never lived...

    I was born in Christcurch in 1951. Never lived there until 1974, married my California sweetheart in ChCh in 1975. Christchurch considred itself to be a city but was and is really just a large...
  23. wet sand is great, as long as other parts of the...

    wet sand is great, as long as other parts of the road (or earlier access) are not slick clay. Broadly speaking, air down before going off-road. Last time I tried White Pocket the underside of my...
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    We recently visited the 4Wheel factory showroom...

    We recently visited the 4Wheel factory showroom and backlot in Woodland, CA. They are nice - but all truck campers make me feel like I am in jail. We also looked at a small "Aliner" hard trailer,...
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    Camping (overland-ish)

    For those of you who enjoy getting into the back country via dirt roads, and then doing day hikes, I have a question.

    Have you ever been car-camper persons using 1 or 2 tents (not rooftop tent,...
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