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    A wolf on my thumb:
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    For cheap durability videocams, I vouch for flipshare cameras. However, there is no way to mount them on anything other than a pod.
  5. Pets?

    Than you better either rename him Gomer Pyle or burn his draft card if one happens again. "Well, golly sarge, I ate my homework".
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    SJCAM makes a very good action cameras, for tons less than GoPro. Just have to watch out for fakes, the SJCAM branded ones rate highly among the motorcycling community. I picked up the S7 Star recently, good optics, video quality is very nice. Tons of features.
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    I love my Canon Vixia HR F11. It is small, relatively rugged, and reliable even in crap weather (Idaho mountains in 8000+ feet with blasting winds and horizontal snow). It's easy to use but since it is older the memory is pretty limited. I have an expansion pack of batteries, car charger, and sim card on the way courtesy of Amazon. I experimented with a friends GoPro but decided against it, although I'd still like to have something to handlebar mount for my motorcycle. I intend to feature motorcycle rides in some of my explorations to come.
  9. --And I forgot to add a description. I am doing mostly adventure, hiking, and exploring in Boise, Idaho and the surrounding area. Mostly it will involve trails, but also some old buildings, ghost towns, and so on. Some exploration will be hard, rugged backcountry and some will be tame, easy footpaths, parks, and tourist areas. Sometimes classic vehicles will be featured, such as a Ford Tri-Motor (already posted) and steam trains and similar stuff. On rare occasions some firearms or shooting might be featured but mostly it is hiking & exploring. I also have a few foreign travel vids that may be put on separate playlists... eventually. I just ordered CyberLink PowerDirector 15 from Amazon and it should show up next week, around Thursday the 28th. Then I can edit & post three more videos I have ready to go.
  10. Pets?

    Well, he's an officer in the way that a second lieutenant would be an officer-- "Well, golly, Sarge, I think we should do this!" <Sarge facepalms>
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    RIP Bubbles.
  13. Pets?

    Talking about military behavior, The one on the left looks like a medic and the one on the right looks like an officer if ye ask me.
  14. .us do not work

    Glad it worked out for ye Bill.
  15. .us do not work

    Not going to worry about it. Decided to use my .net instead. It worked anyway.
  16. Kenny Veach

    As good a theory as any.
  17. Pets?

    Sadie and Butter. I feature them in my webcomic as "military working dog" characters, but --Ha!-- that would imply they had some sort of "discipline". I tend to spoil my pups. I don't take them with me; they are getting up there in years and would not have the requisite stamina.
  18. Kenny Veach

    Another possibility: the "Target Fixation" of a True Believer. I have passively followed the Kenny Veach story from time to time, and he seemed really really motivated to find UFO and Area 51 mystery stuff. He might have seen something that was unusual but not necessarily an honest Scooby Doo mystery, but he had psychologically worked himself up to expect something cool and so he just took off... and ended up in a mine shaft or wandering the desert mumbling to himself until exposure took over. Basically, he short-circuited his own judgment because "he wanted to believe".
  19. Just started posting videos; waiting to get a new video editing software since YouTube left me high and dry. Only one video so far but there are at least 3 or 4 more I could do as soon as I get software. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSoQgzBtc-ImZmopTEIsLsA?view_as=subscriber EDIT: If you want to wait and see that I actually post more content, that is 100% understandable.
  20. Bob, on my channel I put you as a featured link under "Other Explorers". I hope that's okay; if you like I will remove the link. I like the way you do your explores and so I figured "Credit where credit's due".
  21. Well, it took me long enough, but I finally got my YouTube channel started. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSoQgzBtc-ImZmopTEIsLsA?view_as=public I'm there as "Random Coyote" and my general intent is to do Idaho specific exploration but with the occasional "outside" travel feature. Right at the moment I only have one video, though; a short flight I took on a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor that came by the Nampa airport last year. I posted it mostly as an experiment (what is it like to post a video I made myself?) and to get at least one thing up for viewing. Ironically, I would have up to three or four more videos posted except that YouTube pulled the plug on their in-house video editor. I am trying to find a good new program that isn't too expensive. I trued downloading an "open source" video editor but ended up in a 30-minute battle with malware (vanquished thanks to "Malwarebytes"). I will probably purchase CyberLink PowerDirector 15 since that seems to get the best overall reviews for my experience level (ie, ambitious rank amateur). Just so you know I've been looking at a lot of videos from folks here on the forum to get an idea of what I think "works" for me and what I am not interested in. I've seen some Desert Dog and Area 51 Rider (for example) but I especially like "Explore With Us". I also see what other explorers are doing that are unaffiliated here, such as "RnK All Day" (they operate mostly in the East Coast of the USA) just to get variety. Anyhow, I have an actual "cabin in the forest" video mostly ready and a couple others, so hopefully I can get started walking the walk and not just talking the talk. Looking forward to seeing more vids from everyone.
  22. .us do not work

    Might want to email Bob directly. It sounds like perhaps a bug in the forum software, or a setting that needs to be tweaked. However, if you want to have some fun... try adding a space after .us so it's 3 characters? Not likely to work, but maybe ;-)
  23. Hi, friends... I don't know how many still follow this thread. I hope a number of you still do. I haven't given up on finding Nan! But mainly I got on because today, Sept. 21, 2017, is the 39th anniversary of Nan's death, I believe. At least, of her disappearance. That sounds like a long time. But crimes have been solved after a longer time than this. Anyway, Mona, if you see this, I just want you to know I remembered. I know you still love and miss your Grandma, and that you have given most of your life since then to find her. Tom in Texas
  24. I recently just started my own youtube channel on urban explorations. Check it out and subscribe for new videos every week! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNyMTuIkbN6lMXCVI7WjuHA
  25. what's in a name: Jammer Chair Flat

    My thinking exactly.
  26. what's in a name: Jammer Chair Flat

    That seems plausible. Jammer Chair Flat is in heavily forested mountain area. According to this http://www.ehow.com/about_5636184_history-logging-equipment.html the logging industry used a-frame jammers in the 19th century which led to this HO scale image of a "jammer log loader" If you were logging in that area, jammer chair flat would be a good area for loading. It's above the lower meadows that would tend to be more swampy, big enough for wagons and a jammer log loader setup. I don't see a chair on it, but he you need a place to sit when waiting for logs or wagons ;-)
  27. BlackWalnutProcessing

    Enjoy!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnVP5_-8yd0&t=14s
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  29. .us do not work

    That's all foreign to me. Good luck Bill.
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