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Scott Ireland (WinterWarlock) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western NY
About Me Grew up in South Jersey, and hiked and backpacked in the Pine Barrens, and in the Pennsylvania stretches of the AT. Went away to college, got married, and stopped all outdoor activity for many years. Six years ago I was 'reborn' (aka divorced), and ended up marrying a woman from the Adirondacks, who introduced me to my new home away from home, and got me back into serious hiking. Am now working on my ADK 46 and Cat3500...
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Winter is coming

In Gear Swap » Patagonia r .5 and Crampons
November 09, 8:27am

Patagonia r .5 and Crampons
Have a Patagonia R .5 in moss green - bought here, love the shirt, but lost 35 pounds and swim in it. Size XXL. $30 shipped CONUS. Also - Austri Alpin step-in, 12 point crampons...never used...

In Gear Swap » Patagonia r .5 and Crampons
November 06, 9:34am

Jeremy's Gear List
Jeremy...I see you wear VBL layers top and bottom....do you normally run cold, and these help? I've done a fair amount of winter hiking in the Adirondacks, and never known anyone who wears VBL ...

In Winter Hiking » Adirondacks Winter Mountaineering School, has anyone attended the week long course
November 03, 7:49pm

Re: FS: Patagonia Alpine Wind Jacket Men's XL Red
I'll take it - my Marmot is ripped, so this will be a good replacement. Send payment details, please.

In Gear Swap » FS: Men's Extra Large Jacket Gear Locker Blowout
November 01, 11:23am

A new weather site for the High Peaks area
Another updated site showing weather and snow amounts in the High Peaks.. http://www.jackrabbittrail.org/conditions.html

In Gear Lists » What kit sleeping\camp clothing (Michigan mid Nov, Ontario early Dec, ADK High Peaks early Feb)
October 31, 6:50am

I'm sure you know
conditions in the Adirondacks change frequently, and deteriorate quickly. I would say that the first list in the link I sent is pretty complete, and accounts for just about any conditions. More ...

In Gear Lists » What kit sleeping\camp clothing (Michigan mid Nov, Ontario early Dec, ADK High Peaks early Feb)
October 31, 6:44am

ADK Winter Lists
Here is another interesting link to a good ADK winter day hiking list... http://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19433

In Gear Lists » What kit sleeping\camp clothing (Michigan mid Nov, Ontario early Dec, ADK High Peaks early Feb)
October 31, 4:52am

Re: Re: relative cold
"I like to take an Esbit wing stove and a 450ml mug with a small windscreen to whip up some soup or hot beverage. An "Ikea wood stove" and IMUSA mug would be good to make more hot st...

In Winter Hiking » Thermos Flask
October 30, 12:43pm

Re: Re: Nick - question?
"Not nearly enough rum :)" Jamesons... Believe it or not, on that day - the bottle of Jamesons in my car was a bit slushy too!!

In Winter Hiking » Thermos Flask
October 30, 12:26pm

I've gone back and forth
between carrying a stove, or just carrying a thermos. While it's nice to stop and heat something up, I have found the urge to keep moving is stronger, so opted for the HydroFlask instead...

In Winter Hiking » Thermos Flask
October 30, 12:25pm

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