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Hoz here

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:34 am
by hoz
The Hoz is here. Over 30 years climbing, caving, camping and canoeing. I've had my physical infirmities, and I'm getting a little arthritic but I still love the outdoors.

I build alcohol stoves for my own use and make my own gear when I can or it's cheaper. I built a wood strip canoe and also a decked sailing canoe. I paddle/sailed the Pukaskwa Coast of Lake Superior (100 miles, wild and wooly), and have paddled a wild Canadian River to James Bay.

Looking forward to learning and sharing on this forum!

Re: Hoz here

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:24 pm
by DarenN
welcome aboard, Hoz!
i also build wood-strip boats. sea kayaks mostly.

Daren......

Re: Hoz here

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:29 pm
by dlarson
Welcome to bpLite Hoz! We look forward to your contributions and sharing our own with you.

Re: Hoz here

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:55 pm
by Ridgerunner
Nice to have you here, Hoz ! Look forward to sharing ideas with you and hopefully, you will enjoy your time with us. ;)

Re: Hoz here

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:12 pm
by Skidsteer
Welcome Hoz. Thanks for joining and we look forward to your contributions.

Re: Hoz here

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:35 pm
by russb
Welcome Hoz! Got any photos of the stripper?

Re: Hoz here

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:57 pm
by zelph
We're all glad to have you here. Caving sounds facinating, and dangerous :) We should start a forum so the cavers here can tell of their experiences. I'd love to hear about them. I met a woman last year that had a large collection of artifacts there her grandfathers. He collected them over many years from a cave on his neighbors property He had exclusive permission to collect. He documented every piece and where he found it. A real life Indiana Jones type of guy.

Re: Hoz here

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:30 pm
by hoz
russb wrote:Welcome Hoz! Got any photos of the stripper?


Here ya go:

The Millennium Stripper

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in "action"

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14' 6" solo, 58# (was 46 but I put a double bottom on afetr first season).
John Winters "Osprey" design. Eastern white cedar, ash gunnels, cedar and aspen decks.

Re: Hoz here

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:35 pm
by hoz
My caving days were in the 60's and 70's. I was "semi hardcore". Liked long endurance routes with plenty water to keep it interesting. We once spent 32 hours underground with only 3 hours for sleep. Saw some virgin cave in my time, helped map a large system in my home state. Bad knees now (probably from those 800' popcorn crawls) and carrying around extra pounds I don't get underneath anymore.

Re: Hoz here

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:44 pm
by russb
Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!