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  1. Thread: InReach

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    For many people the answer to all of those is no....

    For many people the answer to all of those is no. To other people it is yes. If it makes you and/or or family happier, they work pretty well. On my son's PCT thru last year, I loved being able to...
  2. Thread: Bounce box

    by nsherry61
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    Way to pull the rug out from under what could be...

    Way to pull the rug out from under what could be a pretty useful thread. :o

    So, let's see. . .
    If you're not talking about drugs that are commonly abused and/or sold and stolen to sell on the...
  3. The BRS works great with the Moulder strip and...

    The BRS works great with the Moulder strip and even if not so cold it's required, it still helps maintain consistent flame whenever it's cold.
    Also, the BRS is super wind-sensitive, so some kind of...
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    I actually don't mind seeing most people carrying...

    I actually don't mind seeing most people carrying all kinds of silly, heavy "survival" gear in the woods and mountains where many of us feel safer than in other spaces. I actually feel either sorry...
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    Some climbers use gloves for crack climbing. Some...

    Some climbers use gloves for crack climbing. Some climbers use gloves on rappel. Aside from poor form or really rough rock and crack climbing, I don't know any climbers that use gloves. . . except...
  6. And that's why you would always carry a high...

    And that's why you would always carry a high powered rifle when hiking the AT.
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    Yeah, trekking poles rock!

    Yeah, trekking poles rock!
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    35 degrees and raining/snowing is about a rough...

    35 degrees and raining/snowing is about a rough as it gets out there. There are plenty of times in such conditions I've chosen to keep moving to stay warm. I would hope than any experienced hiker...
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    Okay, I'll bite on this one. Yes, strange. ...

    Okay, I'll bite on this one. Yes, strange.

    1) This guy is woefully behind schedule to complete the PCT, and if the conditions he encountered last week caught him by surprise and lead to this...
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    I'm surprised nobody has suggested one of the...

    I'm surprised nobody has suggested one of the thicker Big Agnes (and still very light) pads yet. Lots of great suggestion above including slightly turning body to keep sharpest points of bones off...
  11. Wow. Great story. Thanks for sharing!

    Wow. Great story. Thanks for sharing!
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    Yeah, as long as you don't want a local outdoor...

    Yeah, as long as you don't want a local outdoor store in your area, go ahead and buy on Amazon.

    Personally, I happily pay whatever reasonably fair price my local outdoor store charges for things...
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    Heck, we had 90 mph gusts south of Boston. Got...

    Heck, we had 90 mph gusts south of Boston. Got power back on just this morning finally.
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    Aren, it sounds like you have been experiencing...

    Aren, it sounds like you have been experiencing the bane of trying to cheap it out with trekking poles. There is a reason that one of the most influential ultra-long-distance and ultra-light hikers...
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    Yeah, I'm on the "don't make this harder than it...

    Yeah, I'm on the "don't make this harder than it has to be" bandwagon.

    My brother-in-law uses bladders and never puts any of them in the sleeves intended for them because it makes them harder to...
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    Grease and oil can attract dirt, so you'll want...

    Grease and oil can attract dirt, so you'll want to make sure you keep your threads well covered to keep from adding abrasive to your threads unintentionally. Chap-stick also works well as a thread...
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    That's a most interesting idea. More limited in...

    That's a most interesting idea. More limited in hang height and tarp options. Less aesthetically pleasing. More versatile for hang location. I'll bet the cost for stands is also likely to be less...
  18. Like whom? This guy? ...

    Like whom? This guy?

    https://st4.depositphotos.com/1008919/22625/i/450/depositphotos_226258098-stock-photo-caveman-manly-boy-hunting-outdoors.jpg
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    As noted above, hammocks can put a tremendous...

    As noted above, hammocks can put a tremendous load pulling inward on the posts. I've actually broken and uprooted smaller (6" ish) trees on a couple occasions by pitching my hammock too flat so the...
  20. If you're driving from Detroit, for about the...

    If you're driving from Detroit, for about the same or shorter distances (if they let you drive through Canada ;)), I'd be looking at the Adirondacks or maybe the Finger Lakes area for amazing fall...
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    I think a net inner adds maybe 5 degrees of...

    I think a net inner adds maybe 5 degrees of warmth, if that. It depends somewhat on the wind. The net will hold more heat with less wind and will cut the chill of the wind a fair bit. A solid...
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    Oh geez, isn't one enough!?

    Oh geez, isn't one enough!?
  23. Thread: headlamp

    by nsherry61
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    I believe the new Spot-Lite...

    I believe the new Spot-Lite is the current similar model to the Black Diamond Ion. It looks like they did a good job of keeping the core idea and improving on the issues that didn't work well with...
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    Well Bill, it sounds like you have a job to do...

    Well Bill, it sounds like you have a job to do then. :-? ;)
  25. I'd look seriously at the Garmin Forerunner or...

    I'd look seriously at the Garmin Forerunner or even Garmin Fenix family of watches if you want reliable and well put together GPS watches. Personally, I use a non-GPS altimeter watch for winter...
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