Old Guide

447 reviewer rep
291 forum posts
joined Mar 4, 2015

I am a: male bushwhacker
Location: Broome Co., NY
Occupation: Retired Guide and Heavy Equipment Operator




Boot/Shoe Size13w
Jacket/Shirt Size52
Pant Size40

Hiker and avid snowshoer. I love the outdoors but especially the northern Adirondacks.

Retired blue collar guy-ex NY licensed guide and EMT. Mentored two Eagle Scouts, one who is now a fulltime licensed guide and ocean certified kayaker. Hunted most of my life, solo free rock climbed for years. I still hike, mostly off trail, and love snowshoeing which I usually do alone but am pushing it on many and have my grandkids into it too.

I collect American made knives/hatchets and axes and it seems like I collect outdoor clothing and gear since there is so much in the house which I'm still adding onto, the stuff not the house.

Am slowing down, but still loving the outdoors.

Gear Reviews (18)

user rating: 4 of 5 Kamik Nation Pro 10/04/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 L.L.Bean Maine Hunting Shoes, 16" 4/02/2019
user rating: 3 of 5 L.L.Bean Men's Bean Boots, 10" Shearling-Lined 4/02/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 Wilcox and Williams Ojibwa 3/12/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Garneau Men's Blizzard II 3/11/2019
user rating: 2 of 5 Keen Men's Targhee II Waterproof Mid 5/31/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Calf Socks 1/05/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Coghlan's Fire Paste 11/02/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 L.L.Bean Snowshoe Bag 2/02/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 British Military Surplus Snowshoes 2/02/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Redfeather Alpine 180 2/01/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Garneau Men's Blizzard 2/01/2016
user rating: 3 of 5 Xersion Packable Down Midweight Jacket 1/30/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MFH German Winter Tarn Rucksack 1/24/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Red Wing Irish Setter Black Bear 10/13/2015
user rating: 2 of 5 Yaktrax Pro 10/08/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Esbit Pocket Stove 10/08/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Swiss Volcano Stove 3/07/2015

Forum Posts

Do I need a winter bag or can i combine what i already have? November 18, 2019
Idyllic alpine trail and the most beautiful natural ravine - Day 4.1 of TMB in France November 16, 2019
What really Ticks you off on the trail? November 15, 2019
10 year old Selah Schneiter is the youngest person in history to climb Yosemite's El Capitan November 15, 2019
Outdoors tech shaming - what do you think? November 14, 2019
A winter sweat tip November 11, 2019
Packing light, back in the day October 29, 2019
ISO; Walrus Tent Heat Wave February 27, 2019
Congratulations, Brian, Our Hults Bruk and Nordic Pocket Saw Winner November 4, 2019
Hanging bridges are scary! Day 2.1 of TMB from Houches to Col de Tricot October 26, 2019
Can't believe how majestic are the glaciers! | Day 1 of TMB from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Houches October 19, 2019
Win a Helle Wabakimi Knife by "Survivorman" and a Kupilka FireSteel October 16, 2019
Old Town Candienne July 16, 2019
Congratulations, Bob, Winner of a Hults Bruk Axe October 14, 2019
The Nth Degree of SUL Gear - is it for you? July 26, 2019
On safari in Africa October 13, 2019
Win the Akka from Hults Bruk, World's Oldest Axe Maker October 1, 2019
Ginger Rice Soup October 1, 2019
Human Waste Disposal in the Backcountry: How to pee and poop in the woods April 2, 2010
Strange smell in Paramo jacket September 23, 2019