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    Once I tire of something on a tortilla, this is...

    Once I tire of something on a tortilla, this is my absolute favorite lunch: https://outdoorherbivore.com/pacific-crest-vinaigrette/ This one is good too, but I can only eat half a package at once:...
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    My bank counts coins for free for account...

    My bank counts coins for free for account holders. It's amazing how much pocket change adds up to! I use cash much less than I used to & my new source of fun money is "eBay money." Whatever junk I...
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    If your 10000 battery will accept quick charge,...

    If your 10000 battery will accept quick charge, buy a quick charge charger (the plug). That will shorten your recharge time.
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    I just want to send a little love to any past,...

    I just want to send a little love to any past, current & future Ridge Runners who might feel maligned or underappreciated by this thread. I think Ridge Runners rock! They're like a walking talking...
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    Are Approach shoes suitable for thru hiking?

    Are Approach shoes suitable for thru hiking?
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    Superior Wilderness Designs has two options. The...

    Superior Wilderness Designs has two options. The first link (my personal favorite) is sewn on the shoulder strap, the second link can be attached to many packs.
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    Cutting down a Nemo Tensor

    In another group someone described cutting down a Nemo Tensor pad to save weight. He said he cut it with a scissors and sealed the ends with an iron. I'm tempted to try this. Does anyone have...
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    I had an umbilical hernia repaired without mesh...

    I had an umbilical hernia repaired without mesh three years ago & was back at my physically demanding job in two weeks. I did less lifting & pulling for about a month. I had a small hernia. It felt...
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    I use small the plastic shot or sample sized...

    I use small the plastic shot or sample sized bottles from the liquor store. I buy them in one ounce & two ounce sizes & rinse them once with no residual aftertaste. Is that the type that leaked on...
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    It does work. I transfer my sanitizer into small...

    It does work. I transfer my sanitizer into small dropper bottles & stash them throughout my pack. One in my toilet kit, one in my cooking kit, one in the hip pocket of my pack, and an extra one in...
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    Just a thought, maybe someone was setting up a...

    Just a thought, maybe someone was setting up a blind for hunting season & the dumbbell was to keep him warm & busy while he waited.
  12. Thread: Food Bags

    by LucyInColor
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    I use a Ursack Major but I'm thinking about...

    I use a Ursack Major but I'm thinking about switching to a Zpacks bag. I can squeeze six days of food in it along with my Jetboil, toothbrush & other smellables ... but I can barely hoist the thing...
  13. There are a few styles at massdrop right now. It...

    There are a few styles at massdrop right now. It can save you a little if they're styles you like. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/darn-tough-lifestyle-socks
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    eBay has some

    eBay has some
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    Poll: I keep my phone off for the most part but I...

    I keep my phone off for the most part but I become more dependent on Guthook at the end of long days when I'm SURE my intended camp spot is right around the corner, or I missed it. The more tired I...
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    When I wonder if I'm still on the trail I look...

    When I wonder if I'm still on the trail I look for pole tip holes, even before I look for a blaze. When I stand nervously at the top of steep and rocky descents, I look for pole holes and scratched...
  17. Thread: CT Section

    by LucyInColor
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    I just finished the section from the NY/NJ State...

    I just finished the section from the NY/NJ State Line to North Barrington, MA & the most difficult section for me was a one mile stretch outside of Kent, CT. It's more of a climb than a hike. ...
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    That said, I see no problem with imposing fines...

    That said, I see no problem with imposing fines for people that call SAR for trivial matters. Have a system in place for arbitrating whether the fine is warranted and I'm good with it. That alone...
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    I'm planning a two week solo hike & bought an...

    I'm planning a two week solo hike & bought an inReach with the SOS button because, well, I'll be alone & might need to be rescued. Then I wondered what was enough of an emergency to press the SOS...
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    Doxycycline

    Is doxycycline still the drug of choice for early tick bites? I'm planning a section hike & my doctor is pretty nice about giving me antibiotics to carry in case I'm bitten. Has anything changed in...
  21. I am very excited about this! I am a female...

    I am very excited about this! I am a female planning a two week solo hike of the AT next summer. I like the weight, the extended battery life with 30 min tracking, the ability to sync to my phone if...
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    I have the large Ursack & when there were no bear...

    I have the large Ursack & when there were no bear cans available I just tied it to a tree after I lost a good deal of my lightweight rope & mini rock sack & carabiner when it tangled in a tree. I...
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    In my store there are heavier weight bags near...

    In my store there are heavier weight bags near the heavier produce. There are thin bags near leafy greens & heavier bags near the fresh corn & potatoes.
  24. Well, I'm a coward. I filter AND treat all my...

    Well, I'm a coward. I filter AND treat all my water. Period. There are enough things that can go wrong without dealing with a preventable illness. Besides, I hate throwing up more than about...
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    I like the trash compactor idea, but what happens...

    I like the trash compactor idea, but what happens if TSA selects your pack for inspection & opens the taped trash compactor bag? Do you suppose they re-tape them?
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