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    Possibly. But topical permethrin product...

    Possibly. But topical permethrin product application and contact is tolerated well by humans. It is used at 5% (and even greater concentrations under medical care) in the treatment of head and body...
  2. While we may have others near us, at our bedside,...

    While we may have others near us, at our bedside, or whatever, ultimately doesn't everybody kind of die alone? It's doesn't present as a conscious experience that can be shared. It would seem to be...
  3. Unless she was grossly negligent, reckless, etc.,...

    Unless she was grossly negligent, reckless, etc., Maine doesn't go after people for back-country rescue costs....
  4. Watched a few videos of Bus 142 hikes. Looks...

    Watched a few videos of Bus 142 hikes. Looks more like a 20 mile walk in and then out on an old muddy logging road to ford a river and see an abandoned bus. If I was going to spend $$$ to go to...
  5. Well, actually, McCandless walked into the bush...

    Well, actually, McCandless walked into the bush in late April and forded the knee-deep Teklanika River on May 1. He was found dead in early September, but probably died sometime in late August. ...
  6. Large herbivores are "under-rated". They don't...

    Large herbivores are "under-rated". They don't eat meat (us), right? When we think of dangerous animals we tend to think of the predators like bears, lions, and wolves. But you're many times more...
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    It all really depends upon your physical...

    It all really depends upon your physical condition. colorado_rob's 75% of normal pace might even be optimistic. It depends upon what one considers normal terrain. I'd say that 75% holds true if...
  8. Yes, there are many places, but it will take some...

    Yes, there are many places, but it will take some work to compile a list for specific 50 to 100 mile sections. Here's a start ...
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    God forbid you ever have to shoot anyone in...

    God forbid you ever have to shoot anyone in self-defense, shut-up and DEMAND to have a lawyer before answering any questions. Note that when police officers are involved in a shooting, they don't...
  10. As already posted, SOBO is pretty much impossible...

    As already posted, SOBO is pretty much impossible until sometime in late May / early June, or later. Baxter State Park didn't open the AT up Katahdin until June 15 this year. You should probably do...
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    Owls can make some amazingly loud and scary...

    Owls can make some amazingly loud and scary sounds at night. The 6" tall, 1/2 pound Eastern Screech Owl has sent many a full grown man cowering in fear. The have a variety of calls, a...
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    Wasting time on internet websites.

    Wasting time on internet websites.
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    Incident occurred at Deadman's Campground near...

    Incident occurred at Deadman's Campground near Kennedy Meadows in Stanislaus National Forest in Tuolumne County, California, not Colorado. Police are still investigating. No, it doesn't sound like...
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    Congrats!!!

    Congrats!!!
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    OP should definitely consider the added cost of...

    OP should definitely consider the added cost of starting early. Typically carrying more weight (and expense) in insulation, gear, food, fuel. More days to cover same distance due to shorter days,...
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    Unless/until they become a public nuisance. ...

    Unless/until they become a public nuisance. Rights are not absolute.
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    An SOL bivy might work for a night or two. But,...

    An SOL bivy might work for a night or two. But, it's a vapor barrier, so it pretty much stops evaporative and convective heat losses. Because it blocks water vapor it will lead to condensation...
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    Apparently they will replace defective bags, but...

    Apparently they will replace defective bags, but only within 45 days of purchase (returned with receipt) and if unused or only lightly used https://loksak.com/replacement-bags-testing/
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    Supposedly the Loksaks are more odor resistant...

    Supposedly the Loksaks are more odor resistant than Ziplocks. And they probably are to some degree. But they also fail at seams and welds like other plastic bags. Read reviews. They don't do...
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    Wind Gap, PA. 15 miles south of the Delaware...

    Wind Gap, PA. 15 miles south of the Delaware Water Gap. Popular parking spot for local hikers. Wind Gap is a resupply point for thru-hikers, but even if they bypass the town they will come right...
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    More of a smear than a bubble of NOBOs. Smaller...

    More of a smear than a bubble of NOBOs. Smaller thru-hiking tramilies spread out all along the AT from the mid-Atlantic thru Maine by this point. Baxter opened Katahdin trails late this year (June...
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    "Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is...

    "Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory." - Ed Viesturs

    My daughter had a similar experience there a few years back. On their way down lightning struck several times up higher...
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    Well stated. For years, SPLC has fought to...

    Well stated.

    For years, SPLC has fought to bring down all sorts of militant organizations in the civil courts. White Supremacists/KKK and New Black Panthers, Christian Identity and Nation of...
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    Athletes sometimes use IV therapy for recovery...

    Athletes sometimes use IV therapy for recovery and even for performance enhancement. So I would imagine that IV nutrients like those (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, hormones) plus some IV glucose...
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    There's nothing "fake" about dextrose. It's a...

    There's nothing "fake" about dextrose. It's a simple sugar made from reacting cellulose (like corn or other starch) with an enzyme. It's the same thing as glucose (the stuff your cells burn for...
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