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    Leave them alone. They cost somebody time and...

    Leave them alone. They cost somebody time and money to put up, and they have some reason for it. As other posters said, it could be trees marked to save, or it could be diseased trees marked to...
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    Way too much clothes, IMHO. Do you really need...

    Way too much clothes, IMHO. Do you really need two pairs of gloves and mittens? I can see one pair and mittens.
    Also, do you need two sleeping pads?
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    I definitely agree with Southbound. Then you go...

    I definitely agree with Southbound. Then you go down the Stairway to Heaven rather than up it.
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    The Cheaha Wilderness is great. I've done the...

    The Cheaha Wilderness is great. I've done the Pinhoti from Adams Gap trailhead to the Cheaha trailhead, as well as some other trails in the area to make loops. A few miles from Adams gap is the...
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    I think the above is the best advice I've read so...

    I think the above is the best advice I've read so far on this thread. Needs to backpack in the cold and in rain.

    On the subject of training indoors, a friend of mine swears that the best exercise...
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    Because it's not approved for use with bears. The EPA says bear spray can only be from 1-2% OC.
  7. Not talking about brands, but about strength of...

    Not talking about brands, but about strength of the OC. Bear Spray is limited in OC concentration to a lower level than pepper spray intended for humans. Bear spray is limited to 1-2% OC, while...
  8. Thread: Bounce box

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    Carry a 30-day supply. Find out the chain...

    Carry a 30-day supply. Find out the chain pharmacies along the trail, and get your doctor to send prescriptions to those chains.
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    Yes, I know. My point was that those were two...

    Yes, I know. My point was that those were two different things with different uses. I always have a knife, and it's not for defensive use.
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    Well, I carry a knife at all times (except in...

    Well, I carry a knife at all times (except in forbidden areas like airports or courthouses). Nothing to do with self-defense or offense, it's just a handy thing to always have to open boxes, cut...
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    Must be your computer. When I look at it both of...

    Must be your computer. When I look at it both of my :banana are in sync.

    Edit: but in this post they don't seem to be.
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    Why? What's wrong with the dancing banana? ...

    Why? What's wrong with the dancing banana?


    :banana
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    Well, that is what the murderer's defense...

    Well, that is what the murderer's defense was--that he got enraged by the lesbian sex.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Rebecca_Wight
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    The AT is pretty safe. I have never worried...

    The AT is pretty safe. I have never worried about self defense or even seriously thought about being armed while backpacking, and I'm a pro-gun type of guy.
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    Glad I live in FL, where the above is not...

    Glad I live in FL, where the above is not necessary. In FL, if someone broke into an occupied dwelling (and yes, tents would count, and there is no requirement that it be secured), it's considered a...
  16. Rust won't hurt you. I scrape anything...

    Rust won't hurt you. I scrape anything noticeable off with a spatula, and then just make sure the grate is hot before putting anything on it. I don't really worry about it.
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    That's close to what I calculated. Per the...

    That's close to what I calculated. Per the internet, olive oil has 120 calories per tablespoon which ways 14g. A tablespoon is 0.5oz (fluid ounces).
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    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/miscg...

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/miscgreen/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by swjohnsey https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/buttonsgreen/viewpost-right.png
    A pound of olive oil...
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    I just put the filter in a ziplock, and keep it...

    I just put the filter in a ziplock, and keep it in the sleeping bag with me.
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    You also need fats.

    You also need fats.
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    Feral dogs Widow makers (tree limbs)

    Feral dogs
    Widow makers (tree limbs)
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    Most OTC sleeping pills like Sominex are the same...

    Most OTC sleeping pills like Sominex are the same active ingredient as benadryl, but the generic benadryl is cheaper than the sleeping pills.
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    I like this one as well. I use it for everyday...

    I like this one as well. I use it for everyday usage. The only thing I've done to it is switch out the key split-ring for a small carabiner.
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    Of course, there are far more hikers than towns.

    Of course, there are far more hikers than towns.
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    My problem with bleach is taste and waiting time....

    My problem with bleach is taste and waiting time. It's worth it to filter because filtered water simply tastes better than chlorinated water and is quicker to be usable. If you don't mind the taste...
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