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  1. Be careful, pennyroyal is toxic to humans:...

    Be careful, pennyroyal is toxic to humans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentha_pulegium#Toxicity
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    It sounds like you had good trips both times. ...

    It sounds like you had good trips both times.
    I want to emphasize what Peakbagger wrote about hydration. You lose a lot of water just breathing in very cold conditions. 1 liter of water...
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    I got the $6 polypro liner gloves from the...

    I got the $6 polypro liner gloves from the underwearguys today. They are exactly what I want: thin, stretchy, perfect for when you want liner gloves for fine manipulations. Possibly someone with...
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    $6/pair at...

    $6/pair at http://www.theunderwearguys.com/polypropelene-glove-liners-p-226.html These look like the ones you want; I've ordered a pair and will soon see. I want very thin and stretchy poly liners....
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    Jayne is probably right, cell phones use a lot of...

    Jayne is probably right, cell phones use a lot of battery searching for a signal in bad signal areas. You can turn it off in such places or get a car charger.

    Stove: you're probably using a...
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    I did go back out into fairly extreme weather...

    I did go back out into fairly extreme weather (below 0F, wind up to 30mph). I put a http://www.sweatersintl.com/woolmittens.html Dachstein mitt on my left hand and my old Ortovox Dachstein on my...
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    I got my Sweaters international Dachstein mitts...

    I got my Sweaters international Dachstein mitts today. They are pretty good, but seem not quite as thick and not quite as dense as my old Ortovox Dachsteins. Today is cold and windy (4F, winds to...
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    I've ordered some Dachstein mitts and a hat from...

    I've ordered some Dachstein mitts and a hat from Sweaters International; I'll post whether they are as good as the old school Dachsteins. Ortovox does import the ones I have now to the USA again, but...
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    There are decades old tables showing sleeping bag...

    There are decades old tables showing sleeping bag loft needed for different temperatures. I think these tables are still good on the assumption that the sleeping bag is well designed for the...
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    Very nice, cmoulder. Bamboo poles used to be...

    Very nice, cmoulder. Bamboo poles used to be standard for cross country ski poles and they were pretty light and strong. My poles from carbon golf shafts are very light; if you're heavy or often...
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    I like ragg wool mittens like these:...

    I like ragg wool mittens like these: https://www.amazon.com/Fox-River-Medium-Brown-Tweed/dp/B000V5EB7W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1514830279&sr=8-2&keywords=wool+ragg+mittens
    Plus the cheapest thinnest...
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    You could make a pair of fixed length poles...

    You could make a pair of fixed length poles pretty cheaply. Look on ebay for carbon golf club shafts of the longest length you can find. Use Black Diamond tip replacements and foam fishing pole...
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    Salisbury and Kent, CT, used to have iron mines...

    Salisbury and Kent, CT, used to have iron mines before and after the Revolution. Kent and Salisbury had a thriving iron and steel industry back then, but used charcoal not coal. I guess you could...
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    Its range is spreading. This page lets you...

    Its range is spreading. This page lets you compare the maps from 2012 to 2016: https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/maps.html Something is a bit off on the 2016 map-- the middle of Mass shows low...
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    It looks like it was a LOT higher in the early...

    It looks like it was a LOT higher in the early 1960s.
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    Thanks Sarcasm. I haven't been up there in years.

    Thanks Sarcasm. I haven't been up there in years.
  17. Thread: Rain gear

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    Watch out for hypothermia in the mountains in NH...

    Watch out for hypothermia in the mountains in NH and ME. Will your rain gear and clothing keep you out of hypothermia with cold wind driven rain? In the NH Presidentials (Mt. Washington, etc), you...
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    The elevation for Bear Mt (CT) is incorrect; it...

    The elevation for Bear Mt (CT) is incorrect; it is 2323'. Is the stone monument/cairn still on top? It used to be at least 20'.
    MA -- Mt. Greylock 3,491′ It's pretty easy if you drive up (road to...
  19. Silnylon often comes comes in widths of 56" to...

    Silnylon often comes comes in widths of 56" to 60". So, a 5'x8' piece at 1.3 oz/square yard weighs under 6 oz. Uncoated (not water proof) nylon can be 1.1 oz/square yard, or under 5 oz. Sew a couple...
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    My impression from state environmental and...

    My impression from state environmental and wildlife people is that they would be happy, proud and bragging if there was a population of mountain lions in Mass. There's been at least one confirmed...
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    I'm sorry about that KaptainKriz. Since they are...

    I'm sorry about that KaptainKriz. Since they are not mammals, is poultry OK? Ostriches are supposed to be like red meat. Good luck.
  22. My interpretation of that article is that he was...

    My interpretation of that article is that he was declared dead long after he disappeared, but the legal date of death in the court was set as 4 days after going missing.

    If you follow the links...
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    I use Hawkins pressure cookers all the time at...

    I use Hawkins pressure cookers all the time at home for rice or beans. For home use I use the stainless steel pressure cookers in a couple of sizes, but they are heavy. The lighter aluminum Hawkins...
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    Interesting, I did not know that.

    Interesting, I did not know that.
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    I think the Roman Catholic church now recognizes...

    I think the Roman Catholic church now recognizes the validity of sacraments in the Episcopal and Anglican Churches. The RC has always recognized the sacraments of the Orthodox Churches (Greek,...
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