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    . Something with odor? :-?

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    Something with odor? :-?
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    I agree this thread got a bit out of control so...

    I agree this thread got a bit out of control so here's my last contribution to it: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". In YOUR motel/hostel/hotel, would you want your guests use open...
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    [QUOTE=nsherry61;2284119] You may be right in...

    You may be right in theory. In real life, stupid copy stupid, and that is how bad things happen to good people. In your own home, do as you please. You have no right to risk others in other's people...
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    The problem with that statement is ...

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    The problem with that statement is

    the dude (and it's always a dude) who will read this will think

    "hey, if he can do it, why not me".

    And he may not be as lucky as you
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    Last time I used traveler checks was in the 80s....

    Last time I used traveler checks was in the 80s. I didn't know they still even exist :)
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    Open flame inside a hotel/motel room is stupid...

    Open flame inside a hotel/motel room is stupid and dangerous. The smoke alarm issue is completely irrelevant.
  7. there's parking at Fort Montgomery State Historic...

    there's parking at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site between Bear Mountain State Park and the town of Fort Montgomery. It is a historical fortress from the revolutionary war era opposite of Fort...
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    I think you can stay at Graymoor's and Clarence...

    I think you can stay at Graymoor's and Clarence Fahnestock State park but do your research because covid changed many things
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    Bears, like wild boars, are omnivores and they...

    Bears, like wild boars, are omnivores and they compete for the same food sources. Hence the ferocity of the bear. I understand that wild hogs are an invasive species in the Smokies and they cause a...
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    This hiking season already is VERY busy. The...

    This hiking season already is VERY busy. The misanthrope that I'm, I'm happy not to be there :D
  11. Thread: AT Bag Tag

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    Nothing wrong with showing off when showing off...

    Nothing wrong with showing off when showing off is warranted. I would continue hanging it on my pack with pride.
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    From CT line, you can take a shuttle to Pawling,...

    From CT line, you can take a shuttle to Pawling, NY and the train (Metro North Harlem line) back to NYC. It is correct that water is an issue but you have many road crossings where you can get water...
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    You mean Carlos Castaneda. I read his books when...

    You mean Carlos Castaneda. I read his books when I was a teenager. Dang it bring memories......
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    Just my two cents. I see your reasoning behind...

    Just my two cents. I see your reasoning behind the tarp/bivy combo but I think the best option for you is a one/two person (depends how big you are) light weight tent. Tarp requires advance...
  15. There's a blue blaze trail from the AT about 3-4...

    There's a blue blaze trail from the AT about 3-4 miles to the town of Harriman, NY right before RT 17 and there you have a commuter bus line to NYC and a Metro North train station (Port Jervis line)...
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    Try Alison from the Open Arms at the Edge of Town...

    Try Alison from the Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel I. Luray (540-244-5652). Another option is Scott and Lisa from Mountain Home B&B (540-692-6198) right on the AT at road crossing 522. I'm not...
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    Try Mosey from Mosey's Place (845-239-3028). A...

    Try Mosey from Mosey's Place (845-239-3028). A former thru hiker and probably one of the nicest person you will ever meet.
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    Thank you for all the good information. I'm gonna...

    Thank you for all the good information. I'm gonna check my Ursack for the tag you are talking about. Also, good distinction between bear proof and bear resistant. I heard that some bears learned how...
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    Assuming the waysides, campgrounds, lodges and...

    Assuming the waysides, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants are open, food is definitely not an issue in SNP.
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    There are two issues here: (A) sleeping with...

    There are two issues here: (A) sleeping with food; yes/no and (B) food storage. As I wrote in my previous post, I never sleep with food not so much because of fear of a bear attack, I just cannot...
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    They say "Any publicity is good publicity". Well,...

    They say "Any publicity is good publicity". Well, such a picture cannot be good publicity, I must admit. I just hope the company fixed what has to be fixed and that the bag shown is the exception to...
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    The AllMitey is made of Kevlar and there's no way...

    The AllMitey is made of Kevlar and there's no way a bear can chew into it.
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    It is nice to meet a like minded person. I have...

    It is nice to meet a like minded person. I have the Ursack Allmitey 10 liters sack and could not be happier. It pains me that this 100% Made in the USA product does not get much love from the hiking...
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    For a winter hike, I would advise you to start...

    For a winter hike, I would advise you to start with the Pinhoti Trail. Not only it is a beautiful trail, it is a great trail for winter hiking for a novice (like myself).
  25. speak to Nathan Wright from the Pinhoti Outdoor...

    speak to Nathan Wright from the Pinhoti Outdoor Center (205-202-9525). He's the person to go to with all Pinhoti questions.
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