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I read the question more as "Does what I want exist here?" rather than "Is the stuff here going to be good enough quality?" So my answer was initially in that light. OP shows in comment that what was really wanted was the latter, "Is the stuff here going to be good enough quality?" Scroll down below the horizontal line for the original answer, which I left ...


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Outside of identifying the organization / group that maintains the access roads you're interested in and seeing if they have a web presence, I think a good starting place would be to check out some crowd-sourced info. People who are invested in those areas, or who just like helping out tend to leave comments about a place they just visited. I will say I've ...


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Take a closer look at european construction techniques up to the invention of asphalt and steel roofing. In general, if you can keep the water off of the building, you can use a water soluble medium. Technologies used: Thatched roofs with large eaves. Thatch has to be quite thick, and quite steep to be effective. Material is usually heavy reeds. ...


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A somewhat more general answer, not focused on the Adirondacks. Most areas have an agriculture or forestry division, or natural resources division that has done extensive soil maps of the state. Try searching for "soil maps" name of state or county Include the quotes. You can also look for woodlot associations, forestry associations. If this fails ...


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