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    Using an ice fishing tent for winter camping?

    Curious if anyone here has done this/does this and the pluses and minuses. 4 season tents are pretty expensive and it seems like the typical ice fishing shelter (which are pretty reasonable comparatively speaking) would make a good tent for winter camping. Many have "insulated" walls (meaning...
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    Refigerator/freezer question(s) poll (sort of)

    So I am still a cooler guy. But the appeal of a fridge is understood. I am trying to figure out the best size (easy right? Ha!) for me. I know I struggle with the comparisons of X liters in a fridge/freezer to Y litres in a cooler with ice. I think it might help many of us in this position if...
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    Question about diesels or gassers and grille front light bars/light mounts

    So I am in the planning stage for my next vehicle and am going pickup- 3/4 to 1 ton SRW and will be a Chevy/GMC version. One thing I will be installing are some driving lights (prob Daylighters bc I like the throwback to the first pair I put on my pickup in 1981- nope....I'm not a millennial...
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    Some help for dual switch and a dimmer on side/camp lights?

    So I've looked a lot of places here and on the web (on the web I keep getting directed to household 3-way switches). I have seen some dimmer switch diagrams but its usually a single light "system". I have contacted some off road lighting companies hoping they had a diagram for this but did not...
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    Upfitter Manuals for GM, Ford, RAM

    I posted these links in Evldave's $50 Dual Battery Thread in the electrical section but thought they might appeal to folks in this thread too. Here are the links to upfitter manuals from GM, Ford and RAM. They provide documented measurements for all the various layouts of body and bed styles as...
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    TopperLift....might be a RTT alternative?

    FWIW I have no tie to those company, just saw it on the web and figured I would pass it along. I know a lot of people get frustrated with the wind resistance of a RTT and/or the expense. But by the time they done fitting out the bed of the truck with the gear they want there isn't enough room to...
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    Anyone used these heatable solder connectors?

    Saw these for the first time today and they seem like a pretty good idea, and (important for me!), idiot proof.... Simply slide the wires in to the connector and heat. Melts the solder as well as the waterproof ends. I'm curious if anyone has used these before and what your results were? I know...
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    Ideas for Aqua-Tainer golf tee vent cap replacement

    I have had a 7 gallon AquaTainer for Lord knows how many years now. Been great. Never leaked, yes sort of heavy when full but great to set up at the campsite and have plenty of water. But finally last year I lost the little golf-tee vent plug (Obviously this isn't the newer thread on vent cap...
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    AT hike, AT Institute and all wilderness/hiking "training schools"

    So this may sound like a harsh post and I do NOT mean it to be that way. I mean it as a comment but one that I think bears making. I don't know the folks at the Appalachian Trail Institute, I have no axe to grind with them, but the death of AT hiker Gerry Largay, and follow up story is the...
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    Maxpedition Closeout Sale on some stuff

    I have a Maxpedition Versipack which has been a great addition for me for easy day hikes with the family. Its especially convenient in places where I don't want to open carry. I have had it for prob 8 to 10 years or so (I forget actually) and it is still like new. It takes a beating and still...
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    I need a new compass....what do you guys use?

    I wasn't sure where to put this, sort of "Hardware" but I figure its more of a Camping essential. I tried searching for a review thread but couldn't find any dedicated to compasses. So after 30 years my Silva Ranger has a bubble in it. I have used this thing everywhere and love its simplicity...
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    ACTUAL capacities of Yeti v Pelican v RTIC coolers

    So this may be just total overkill of analysis I don't know. But hopefully it helps someone. And note that I have no axe here for or against any of these manufacturers. I don't own any of them. I have cheapo Coleman and Igloos. Yes I am considering a high end cooler and believe the quality is...
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    Grilled Corn Salad

    The Charred Chili Recipe brought to mind this grilled corn salad recipe that I make. It never fails to get eaten completely! I usually double or triple (or more!) the recipe depending on how many folks are coming over but this is the "base" recipe. It can be served chilled but I prefer it best...
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    DeLorme or other similar product question

    I am an avid DeLorme map book user. I have my full collection of map books for Maine going back to 1980 or so (Don't ask....just a quirk...my wife hates it about me! :smiley_drive:) as well as a ton of other states I have purchased over the years. I am looking at upgrading at some point to a...
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    VW Stopping Camper Production

    I don't have one now and never have. But between me and my family we have had our share of VW's (Bugs: '67, '70, 73, Fastback: 64?, Wagon: '69, Jetta: 2-'87's, '89, '96, 2013 LOL) so I do like the brand! :LOL: But it seems they're going to stop making the camper.....I am surprised but haven't...
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    Stupid GM IFS question

    So I have a GMC Yukon that I use for moderate off roading. I have offroaded since the md/late 70's (my '76 FJ40 was great!). But my Yukon is not built at all, just about 100% stock. But I have taken it all through the North Maine Woods, it's done Ophir, Cinnamon and Hurricane Pass (not that...
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