My workhorse is my Huskie 55.Had it since '96.
My main light saw is a Stihl 170.Got it 3 yrs ago & it is a light powerfull saw.
My back up mid size saw is an Echo. Got it new 1/2 price.
I used many saws as a Park Ranger. Mainly Huskie & Stihl.
The county would buy Echos when budget was...
I think Kim picked out Paul's mask....just sayin'.
I live @ 7500' & still get acclimated before if I am hunting high.
I lived @ sea level & used to climb all over Sierras to 14k.I always spent a day or 2 @ 7-8k 1st.
Only got sick once @ 14k & had to get down fast. It was real bad.
Got it again...
Annapolis is where Marine & Naval folks go to get a degree, a real degree......and some from every branch try and get one from the SEALS. Most never make it a week.
Marines are right up there with Navy folks in my book,.....some way beyond most any squid I served with.
I served with some great...
I followed family fin steps.
Navy72-74.But did not at sea much in BWN,besides combat . Different world.
Did not take advantage of perc's,promotions. Was just glad I got home.
Should have kept the combat promo & gone to Naval Academy or Kingspoint with the bangles.
Picked my own path by myself...
14,900 extra applicants in NM draw this year over last.....wow. 160k for 59k tags or something.
Looks like I will be helping Paul some this year. I know the unit he drew & hunted it 8 times so far.
Should have kept my original 3rd choice elk...lol. But my deer unit is across 180 from his.
I was looking at replacing my CH with a FHF,but $180 for a pack on my chest? My 1st CH strap is still good & on back up binos .20 yrs old & still stretchy.
I wear a fleece vest usually during hunting season & just tuck my bins in it to keep from flopping & stretching the CH.I also have a cover...