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  1. Thread: rain kilts

    by Traillium
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    My wife sewed me on from an old silnylon tarp....

    My wife sewed me on from an old silnylon tarp. She put Velcro adjusters for my waist. I cinch them up tighter as I under-eat Ö
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    Itís worth noting that light levels on/near the...

    Itís worth noting that light levels on/near the ground in a summertime deciduous forest in eastern North America are approximately 1% of what youíd find in an adjacent open field.

    Itís worth...
  3. Thread: Lunches

    by Traillium
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    Ahh ó a master speaks! Iíve more or less...

    Ahh ó a master speaks!

    Iíve more or less adopted that strategy as well. DIY gorp, salami, cheese, one bar a day, eaten whenever I feel like it, and especially 20 minutes beforehand in anticipation...
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    Iíd emphasize a broad-brimmed hat. Being a...

    Iíd emphasize a broad-brimmed hat. Being a Canuck, I favour a Tilley, the old T1. A Ďboonieí is a good style for my liking.

    Long pants and long sleeves. Always.


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    Great description of the value of a trail family!...

    Great description of the value of a trail family!


    Traillium
    Ontario, Canada
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    Any thoughts on going with a simpler frameless...

    Any thoughts on going with a simpler frameless pack and an ultralight kit? Patterns for sewing such a pack? For instance a Ray Way pack?


    Traillium
    Ontario, Canada
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    My wifeís advice ó pub and B&B! Traillium ...

    My wifeís advice ó pub and B&B!


    Traillium
    Ontario, Canada
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    I think youíre basically correct. But Ö ...

    I think youíre basically correct. But Ö

    Sources (outside of WB) indicate that simply asking landowners along the way to pitch camp often works. Or that late-to-pitchóearly-to-rise also works ó a...
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    Two good links ó thanks! Traillium ...

    Two good links ó thanks!


    Traillium
    Ontario, Canada
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    DIY backpack thoughts?

    I have an Osprey Exos 58 Large that Iím very happy with. Iím 6í3Ē and 205 lbs at 69 years of age.

    Iím wondering about DIYing a lighter smaller pack, somewhere between 40Ė50 litres.

    Iím...
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    I completed the La Cloche Silhouette Trail at the...

    I completed the La Cloche Silhouette Trail at the end of September and into October. Stunning 85 km around Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario! And tough in the wet and wind, especially for these 69...
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    Nicely said, Cosmo and Traveler! Iím use an...

    Nicely said, Cosmo and Traveler!

    Iím use an Ursack up here in Ontario, where bears arenít broadly habituated to hikers and food. Iím considering a switch to a canister, though most of my hiking is...
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    I, too, wear Merrell Moab Ventilators. My first...

    I, too, wear Merrell Moab Ventilators. My first pair was Size 13, and I now wear Size 14 Wide. (My day-to-day dressy shoes are Size 12.5 Wides.) I use Superfeet Greens in hiking footwear, and the...
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    This! Long-sleeved shirts, too! Sent from...

    This! Long-sleeved shirts, too!


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    Great stuff, Wyoming! I have learned these...

    Great stuff, Wyoming! I have learned these points slowly and sometimes painfully, both as a self-taught race walker, and now as walker and occasional distance hiker.
  16. Keep preaching, brother!

    Keep preaching, brother!
  17. Thread: Needle Ice

    by Traillium
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    Agreed Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Agreed


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    Great thread! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Great thread!


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    Wonderful summary, eternally valuable advice! ...

    Wonderful summary, eternally valuable advice!


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    I just completed a seven day hike on the LaCloche...

    I just completed a seven day hike on the LaCloche Silhouette Trail in Killarney Provincial Park north of Lake Huron/Georgian Bay near Sudbury in Ontario. Iím 69. I was with two other experienced...
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    The Inferno for my 900mL stove weighs 33gm,...

    The Inferno for my 900mL stove weighs 33gm, including the 2 Ti stakes.

    One mealís worth of alcohol fuel weighs about 30gm.

    My miniBic weighs 16gm. My fire striker weighs 28gm. My XL-sized...
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    Two bladders? Geez, I can barely control the...

    Two bladders? Geez, I can barely control the single one I was born with! Ö
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    I use my simple DIY UQ as a top quilt when I Ďgo...

    I use my simple DIY UQ as a top quilt when I Ďgo to groundí. I tighten the foot suspension to improvise a foot box. Works well enough down to just above freezing. (I sometimes carry a short...
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    BTW, we cannot legally buy even .5% permethrin...

    BTW, we cannot legally buy even .5% permethrin here in Canada without an agricultural pesticide licence (or a more advanced pesticide licence).

    So short of getting permethrin sent across the...
  25. Iíve been using the same two large Gatorade...

    Iíve been using the same two large Gatorade bottles for three years now. Still in good shape.

    I use a titanium Bot for my Steripen, and also use it as my soaking container.
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