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Electrical engineering consultant specializing in microcontrollers and the circuitry around them. Master of engineering in EE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1980.

We are certified Microchip design partners, and have been in the top catagory consistantly since around 2000. Various free downloads related to developing PIC firmware and other things are available at http://www.embedinc.com/pic/dload.htm.


Sep
10
comment What to do when a black bear got a hold of an open bear can?
What do you mean by "bear can"? Is that one of those strong metal boxes you find at car camping places you can lock food away in that a bear can't break into?
Aug
30
comment How to prepare for and survive wildfire?
Whoever downvoted this: It would be good to explain what exactly you think is wrong, misleading, badly written, etc. Without explanation, a downvote does little useful.
Aug
26
answered How to prepare for and survive wildfire?
Aug
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
10
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
5
comment How to find new poles for old tent?
@Whats: See information added to the question.
Aug
5
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Aug
5
comment Recipe for backcountry ice cream?
Back country ice cream recipe -- 1: Do a nice hike in the back country. 2: Convene at ice cream place afterwards.
Aug
5
comment How to find new poles for old tent?
@Whats: What "blueprint" information do you want beyond the measurements I already gave?
Aug
4
comment How to find new poles for old tent?
That might fix the one immediate problem. But, all the pole pieces are 30 years old and have all been subjected to about the same stress. I'd really like to replace the lot.
Aug
3
revised How to find new poles for old tent?
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Aug
3
comment How to find new poles for old tent?
It doesn't appear to be that easy. Yes, it's easy to find "replacement tent pole", but most seem to come down to two products, one from Coleman and one from Texsport. Those two and other "replacement poles" are all too thick and too long. They claim to come with "pole caps", but nobdy seems to mention the diameter grommet they are intended for. I am afraid that too thick would cause too much strain for the small radius of curvature of my tent. Too long could possibly be cut, but that is tricky and can easily damage it. It's not as simple as you make it out to be.
Aug
3
awarded  Student
Aug
3
asked How to find new poles for old tent?
Aug
1
answered Dealing with rashes between thighs and around the groin
Aug
1
comment What are the major difference between a regular sleeping bag and one designed for women?
Actually #2 is saying that women need less insulation to feel comfortable in the cold. That is actually contrary to my personal very sample-limited observations.
Jul
23
answered Camping Meal Ideas
Jul
17
answered Is it possible to develop the immunity against mosquitos?
Jun
20
comment Is the lookout safe?
If you're in a group, use the penguin method.
Jun
20
comment What are the odds that I stand a chance against Wild Boars?
It might work with a adult or two, but acting aggressive to a sow with babies is a really really bad idea.