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  1. That was one of my favorite towns when we visited...

    That was one of my favorite towns when we visited Italy in 2019.
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    I got a chance to put to use the cozy that you...

    I got a chance to put to use the cozy that you sent me and it worked out great. Many thanks. For the past year or so I have been "waiting to get in shape" so I could go backpacking again. Finally, I...
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    Thank you for the feedback.

    Thank you for the feedback.
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    Very much appreciated, sir.

    Very much appreciated, sir.
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    Thank you, sir.

    Thank you, sir.
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    Wow, that's a great idea. I think I have one of...

    Wow, that's a great idea. I think I have one of those somewhere around the house.
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    I really appreciate that. I sent you a PM with my...

    I really appreciate that. I sent you a PM with my contact information.
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    Reflectix and tape to make cozy

    I need to make a cozy for a Stanco 1200 grease pot and thought I would see if anyone has leftover materials to make one. Pot dimensions are 5.625" diameter and 4" height, so I would need one strip...
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    Just to help get a visual of current...

    Just to help get a visual of current petrochemical pipelines already in existence:

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  10. Thread: Some questions

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    Hiking with a partner can sometimes lead to...

    Hiking with a partner can sometimes lead to conversation. Who needs that?
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    This guy has some really good looking homemade...

    This guy has some really good looking homemade backpacking food: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrBabelfish5/videos
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    I'd look at national chains like Rite-Aid,...

    I'd look at national chains like Rite-Aid, Kroger, CVS, etc. Look for towns along the trail where you will/should be in the given timeframe to see what pharmacies are there, then stick with one chain...
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    Thanks for posting the link, tpool. You owe no...

    Thanks for posting the link, tpool. You owe no apologies nor explanations to anyone.
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    A cast iron skillet that is exactly like the one...

    A cast iron skillet that is exactly like the one I use at home, but only weighs 3 oz.
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    Mine is really a nickname given to me by two...

    Mine is really a nickname given to me by two different non-hiking people. One in TX, one in GA. Neither one knew the other, but they both always called me Maydog or Maydoggie. I used to HATE it. But...
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    We used to have to get out of the lake at three...

    We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would...
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    Yes, the mechanical cleaning action of a...

    Yes, the mechanical cleaning action of a toothbrush does probably 95% of the work. You'll be fine with a toothbrush, floss, and water for 5 days. Bad breath comes mainly from the stomach and from...
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    6000 miles +/-

    6000 miles +/-
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    I have the Osprey Exos 48 and I really like it....

    I have the Osprey Exos 48 and I really like it. If I had to do it over, I'd probably get the 58 though.

    Like someone else mentioned, watch the used gear forum on this site. You can get some good...
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    I'm planning on starting at Bad Creek on Oct 31...

    I'm planning on starting at Bad Creek on Oct 31 and hiking back to Oconee SP. I've seen a couple of different videos of people caching food on the FHT. One guy (Shug Emery) buried his in a metal box....
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    Wouldn't you want to add body weight to the...

    Wouldn't you want to add body weight to the equation? I say 'yes'. It still takes energy to move even without a pack. If a person weighs 150 lbs, and puts on a 15 lb pack, then they increased their...
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    Sierra Designs 15 degree down bag on sale

    I know there are better, lighter bags available but this is a good price for a decent bag: https://www.rei.com/product/896280/sierra-designs-zissou-3s-plus-sleeping-bag

    $185 (normally $270) for...
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    I had two friends that volunteered with a...

    I had two friends that volunteered with a homeless ministry for a while. They would take sandwiches to places that homeless people congregated, and always asked them if they were ready to get off the...
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    I'd think about Bar Harbor or somewhere along the...

    I'd think about Bar Harbor or somewhere along the coast. A change of scenery would be nice.
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    This was on my list of things to do in Italy this...

    This was on my list of things to do in Italy this past summer; but the trip ended up being postponed. I definitely want to do this.
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