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  1. FREE FOR KINDLE 06/26 - Raymond's Checklist for Gear for a Long Hike

    Raymond's Checklist for Gear for a Long Hike...
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    The Dakine Builder Pack 40L is very tempting....

    The Dakine Builder Pack 40L is very tempting. They typically go for $189 but backcountry.com almost always has 20% off coupons. I'm going to wait until after I get the sling pack to see if I still...
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    trail maintenance pack

    I'm looking for ideas for a trail maintenance pack. I've seen (online not in person) the Dakine Builder pack 40L and the Evoc Trail Builder Pack 30L. Both have a pop-out chainsaw carrier that looks...
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    FREE FOR KINDLE 06/04 - two books

    Practical Hints on Camping: An American Classic of Preparation, Shelter, Knots, Fishing, and More...
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    I've had custom stuff made by Bearpawwd. I've...

    I've had custom stuff made by Bearpawwd. I've been happy with the service, prices, and quality.

    https://www.bearpawwd.com/custom_work/custom_work.php

    I have heard others have had experiences...
  6. Thread: Trowel test

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    Check out the results of the pry test. I don't...

    Check out the results of the pry test.
    I don't like to say there is a winner as what is important to me may not be as important to someone else. I tried to provide information so everyone could...
  7. Thread: Trowel test

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    I was surprised at first, but as I tested I soon...

    I was surprised at first, but as I tested I soon came to realize handle comfort affects performance. The larger QW Mega Dig is simply more comfortable to me than the QW Big Dig.
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    PM your email to me and I will reply with a PDF...

    PM your email to me and I will reply with a PDF of my tests and review. Itís about 14 pages.
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    Your snow stake photo is similar.

    Your snow stake photo is similar.
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    The snow stake did OK except that it's digging...

    The snow stake did OK except that it's digging effectiveness is hampered by it's narrow width. I provide photos and a few sentences of review in the PDF.
  11. Thread: Trowel test

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    46423 toilet paper test

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    toilet paper test
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    A PDF version with the tables and a little more...

    A PDF version with the tables and a little more information and photos is available. I can send it to the forum moderator who can post it on this site and link it, or you can PM me your email and I...
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    repeat post

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    repeat post

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  15. Thread: Trowel test

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    The basic write-up is done. I'm going to let it...

    The basic write-up is done. I'm going to let it percolate a few days so I can attempt to proof my own work. It's not intended for publication in a journal but I would like the grammar and spelling to...
  16. Thread: Trowel test

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    Iíve got 10 pages of specs plus completed two...

    Iíve got 10 pages of specs plus completed two sets of tests. Hopefully next weekend I can do one or two more sets of tests and write a few reviews and thoughts.
  17. In addition to dispersed and random, I have seen...

    In addition to dispersed and random, I have seen primitive camp used.
  18. FREE FOR KINDLE 05/08 - The First Mile is the Hardest: 7 Life Lessons Taught by the

    The First Mile is the Hardest: 7 Life Lessons Taught by the Trail...
  19. Thread: Trowel test

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    The last of the test trowels arrived today....

    The last of the test trowels arrived today. Hopefully I can get started this weekend. I plan to be done this month (I'm in no rush).
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    My focus will be on backpacker trowels, not...

    My focus will be on backpacker trowels, not garden trowels. I may include on mini-entrenching tool simply because I already own it. But it weighs about a pound so an unlikely carry candidate. I have...
  21. Thread: Trowel test

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    The bucket of sand is partly because I have a...

    The bucket of sand is partly because I have a bucket of sand and partly to have a consistent matrix to repeat with each trowel. I have plenty of back yard but then one could argue the soil isn't...
  22. Thread: Trowel test

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    Trowel test

    So I've accumulated a collection of backpacking trowels. I got to thinking comparing them might be fun, or at least a way to pass the time. But I like to conduct objective tests (I'm a chemist by...
  23. **REPEAT** FREE FOR KINDLE 04/11 - Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart: An Adventure o

    Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart: An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail...
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    I saw this on Facebook, Canal Towns Partnership....

    I saw this on Facebook, Canal Towns Partnership.

    ďWe are happy to report the exciting news that the Byron Memorial pedestrian bridge repair at Harpers Ferry is moving forward. The heavily traveled...
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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