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    Please report back about how the vinegar does for...

    Please report back about how the vinegar does for you. Perhaps you have hard water and your (maybe) initial try with tap water was enough to cause issues. Longshot but who knows. It's worked for me. ...
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    At Walmart you can buy a bottle's worth of wine...

    At Walmart you can buy a bottle's worth of wine split into 4 small plastic bottles. It works out to be 6.34 oz each. They have metal (aluminum probably) screw-on caps, and don't leak. Good for fuel....
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    I'd like to state for the record my experience...

    I'd like to state for the record my experience with those smaller Nalgene bottles (I acquired mine at REI). I used a couple as travel shampoo containers, and they seem to have permanently retained...
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    Indeed ... if the AT were a product on the shelf,...

    Indeed ... if the AT were a product on the shelf, people would be panic buying it, FOMO style.

    I wonder if similar upticks are found on non-triple-crown trail systems. I suspect a bit, but not as...
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    Another option for future consideration - insect...

    Another option for future consideration - insect headnets at Walmart cost barely over a dollar. I scavenged one to cover a 1 cm tear in my tent's noseeum. I cut it out of the crown of the headnet,...
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    How? This sounds like a technique that...

    How? This sounds like a technique that contradicts the old aphorism that you can't put the (toothpaste) back in the tube.
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    Thus as it has always been with travel sizes. I...

    Thus as it has always been with travel sizes. I have a 2 oz can of Barbasol shave cream that cost about 3/4 of what the 10 oz goes for. To some unknown extent this reflects the cost of packaging more...
  8. As a push-mower owner, I can't say it works for...

    As a push-mower owner, I can't say it works for me. I'm focused on the job at hand, keeping my line, watching for stuff I don't want to run over. Power tools and daydreaming are not compatible, IMO. ...
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    I've had mixed experience in terms of DT sock...

    I've had mixed experience in terms of DT sock sizing. The ones I sent off to Insect Shield came back quite shrunken. Granted, part of their permethrin application process is drying on high, and this...
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    He's not the only one who advocates that method....

    He's not the only one who advocates that method. But I would recommend washing hands well with soap and water over hand sanitizer, if you have the option.
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    The squeeze bottle I have is made of silicone and...

    The squeeze bottle I have is made of silicone and springs back to shape. It weighs a few ounces (at least) I think, so it's not nearly as light as a topper to a regular plastic bottle. I'm not sure...
  12. Agreed - we have an elliptical at home, and while...

    Agreed - we have an elliptical at home, and while it's a nice workout, it's not the same. You don't really do ascending work; your weight pushes one foot platform down, which causes the other to...
  13. Welcome! Kudos on your plans. If you have...

    Welcome! Kudos on your plans.

    If you have access to a treadmill that elevates (changes grade), that might help you train.
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    Ditto here. I use the travel bidet from Hello...

    Ditto here. I use the travel bidet from Hello Tushy, home and away, and would NOT go back if I could avoid it. I wish I hadn't waited so long to try it! Will probably install aftermarket attachment...
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    That's a good idea. Not permanent either. I...

    That's a good idea. Not permanent either.

    I have a newish Kelty external frame pack on which the load lifters loosen up as I hike. Having them correctly adjusted makes hiking so much easier - it...
  16. Thanks for the reminder; I heard that story on a...

    Thanks for the reminder; I heard that story on a podcast a couple months ago. That vaccine would be good. You know what would be great? A vaccine (or series) against all the tick-borne diseases. Lyme...
  17. I had an interesting experience last month with...

    I had an interesting experience last month with both a FT poncho and a traditional waterproof rain jacket. I was outside for a college graduation in Ohio, on a day with a cold snap, high winds, and...
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    The shelter ... or the privy? :eek:

    The shelter ... or the privy? :eek:
  19. Another thought - perhaps Old Anderson Road was...

    Another thought - perhaps Old Anderson Road was unmarked. If so, I likely assumed it was someone's driveway. The other two roads I explored in the area were marked (Barker Cir, Johnson Rd). So I...
  20. OK, just an update - I went to look for the Hall...

    OK, just an update - I went to look for the Hall Road trailhead and failed to find it. I went up and down that road 3x. But taking a closer look at the ArcGIS map and Google Maps, I now suspect it's...
  21. What is "general beta" ? In any case, I'm...

    What is "general beta" ?

    In any case, I'm unable to find much informatoin about that section. It doesn't appear to have merited a page, map, or the kind of point-by-point trail description on the...
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    I choose CCF because it's a no-fail option, and...

    I choose CCF because it's a no-fail option, and thus it's one less thing to worry about. I'd also add that I don't like the pool-float sensation of inflatables.

    Minor benefits IME include:CCF...
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    Two thumbs up from me! That's fantastic. This is...

    Two thumbs up from me! That's fantastic. This is like the hiker's version of Field of Dreams.

    Watch out for tourists ... and Grandma Gatewood walking out of the rhododendrons, saying, "is this...
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    Unfortunately you are mistaken. From the material...

    Unfortunately you are mistaken. From the material data safety sheet for permethrin:
    "Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects."
    "Avoid release to the environment."
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    on repellent vs. headnets 100% DEET can be...

    on repellent vs. headnets

    100% DEET can be pretty damaging to synthetics, painted surfaces, etc. I once carried a little spray bottle of it, but it really damages plastics. Basically melts them....
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