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    This. I used to use a Jetboil french press, but...

    This. I used to use a Jetboil french press, but the Aeropress is way better. For someone who likes good coffee, the Aeropress is often. I bought one for camping, but now use it at home as well.
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    Congratulations! That's super exciting, and...

    Congratulations! That's super exciting, and wonderful that you finally realized this dream!

    As for the pictures, I know that when I email pictures off my iPhone, I often have to edit them -...
  3. A friend of mine has been guiding float trips for...

    A friend of mine has been guiding float trips for rainbows and salmon out in Western Alaska for years. Definitely more of a remote trip - tent camps, far more rugged than a lodge yet still with good...
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    The one thing that would make me a little nervous...

    The one thing that would make me a little nervous about taking laps with another pilot is that it would really reduce the response time on an avalanche burial. Those risks can be mitigated with...
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    Lo-o-ove the Tordrillos, though any of the above...

    Lo-o-ove the Tordrillos, though any of the above ranges are going to have options. It's going to depend in part on recent snow and, more importantly, recent wind. The Talkeetnas were trouble last...
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    Wait, what?! Man, when I was a 21 year old, that...

    Wait, what?! Man, when I was a 21 year old, that approach was the only reason I knew what the Peanut Farm was.

    I did my training with Tom Wardleigh flying out of ANC International. On my first...
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    North of Anchorage, south of Fairbanks. Not...

    North of Anchorage, south of Fairbanks. Not exactly a secret area, but….
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    For the last weekend of the season I was solo. My...

    For the last weekend of the season I was solo. My friend had really wanted to hunt this tag, but he is a disabled veteran who has had several service-related surgeries in the past couple years and...
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    The following weekend wasn’t flyable, though we...

    The following weekend wasn’t flyable, though we waited around all weekend in hopes of the weather breaking. Just after the weekend things improved, so I flew my brother and his son into the hills on...
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    Trip #2 the next weekend was with my oldest. He...

    Trip #2 the next weekend was with my oldest. He took his first caribou in this same area three years prior, and he was excited to return. A friend also joined us, though the three of us were working...
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    My Crazy Busy Caribou Season

    This season was both awesome and overwhelming. Back in November I had encouraged a few family members and friends to apply for a drawing tag that would require me flying them in. I’m always looking...
  12. Thread: Hand Propping

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    I'm not very experienced with hand propping, but...

    I'm not very experienced with hand propping, but I've had to do so a few times in the backcountry. When I was taught how to properly hand prop my Lycoming 0-320 by my mechanic (who thankfully flew...
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    Sticky: Took my youngest out to chase caribou this...

    Took my youngest out to chase caribou this weekend. Sure didn't expect such early season snow! Had some fun chasing animals, but didn't connect. Back at it this weekend if the weather allows!
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    ADN is reporting that it was a Wright's flight. ...

    ADN is reporting that it was a Wright's flight.
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    FS: Batteries are nice, but if it dies, that’s what...

    Batteries are nice, but if it dies, that’s what hand propping is for.
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    I understand we won’t know the full details for...

    I understand we won’t know the full details for some time, but as much as I love aviation, I must say that I certainly wouldn’t encourage friends or family to take a flight seeing tour in the Misty...
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    Damn. Seems to happen all too often down there.

    Damn. Seems to happen all too often down there.
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    Sticky: Had some fun in the mountains yesterday. ...

    Had some fun in the mountains yesterday.

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    Same. I only submitted the N number, date built,...

    Same. I only submitted the N number, date built, and hull value. They didn't ask about mods at all.
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    Yep, it was USAIG that nearly doubled the rate...

    Yep, it was USAIG that nearly doubled the rate for adding skis. My previous underwriter was USSIC, and their rates went up $900 since last year. So…guess I’m jumping ship to Avemco. Glad I took the...
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    Right, and that was also my experience with BWI...

    Right, and that was also my experience with BWI up until this year. The exception was just a single underwriter. Just wondering whether the insurance risk really is greater for ski operations.
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    Skis and insurance

    Had a bit of a shock today and was wondering if this was normal. I was up for renewal on my insurance policy and BWI found me an underwriter that was nearly $1,000 under last year’s cost. I have...
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    I've thought about this quite a lot and wondered...

    I've thought about this quite a lot and wondered why there aren't more orange airplanes out there. My ride is brown with yellow stripes, but if (when) I repaint it, I'll likely go with blaze orange. ...
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    I will say that as a civilian pilot with...

    I will say that as a civilian pilot with absolutely zero military experience, the only time I've heard "no joy" is in Top Gun when Maverick chased Jester below the hard deck. I mean, I can figure...
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    Pretty amazing that nobody was injured in this...

    Pretty amazing that nobody was injured in this one. One plane was severely damaged yet managed to land, and the other deployed a parachute and drifted safely to the ground.
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