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  1. Denatured Alcohol Storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Odd Man Out View Post
    First of all, one of the nice things about alcohol is that if it does spill, it isn't really a nightmare. It might be annoying, but if you spilled the same amount of white gas, you would know the alcohol spill is much less nasty.

    Also, alcohol is much easier to store. It doesn't typically need a special container. A lot of people use methanol rather than denatured ethanol because it is easily available in gas stations as Heet gas line antifreeze. This bottle is designed to store
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  2. Injury Prevention

    Quote Originally Posted by 4eyedbuzzard View Post
    Common injuries? Probably the following:

    Blisters - keep feet as dry as possible and toenails trimmed, immediate care of any foot "hot spots" can help prevent blisters - use Leukotape(good stuff) or moleskin/duct tape, proper fitting of shoes and good socks can go a long way towards prevention, carry a blister kit anyway. Once a blister forms, it usually needs to be drained from the side and bandaged with tape in order to continue hiking. Even then, the best cure is resting
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  3. Wool or wool blend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    WOW... OK 100% merino has wear issues... yes its soft... don't expect a year or two of service... It is the finest thinnest natural hair and for the most part doesn't itch.


    If you go thinner it has to be microfiber (Polartec) then Down. (underfeathers).. each gets lighter as the fibers get smaller they trap more air... Smart socks are blends they almost have to include Dupont Lycra to survive. The cheapest is Hunter Socks at Walmart and they achieve
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  4. SOBO's, don't underestimate Katahdin

    Quote Originally Posted by oldbear View Post
    andrewsobo
    If you want to climb Katahdin from it's east side w/ a full pack and then go down the AT/Hunt Trail you may want to consider using the Hamlin Ridge Trail
    Ideallly you should spend the night at Chimney Pond CG But if you get a crack- of- dawn- start ,you can do it from the Roaring Brook CG
    http://baxterstateparkauthority.com/...aringBrook.pdf
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