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    I have tried all the Sawyer products,BeFree,and...

    I have tried all the Sawyer products,BeFree,and Hydroblu Versa Flow.My preference is the Versa Flow at $22.95 Prime delivery or the standard Sawyer squeeze.Versa flow has no washer to get lost,has a...
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    Every snake gaiter I have seen is usually about...

    Every snake gaiter I have seen is usually about knee high.Important to note that they really do not protect your foot,just the shins up to about knee level.

    You can get knee high snake proof boots...
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    I have used some of their bottles.My preference...

    I have used some of their bottles.My preference is always a solid cap though.In the past I have successfully used a hot sauce bottle with a cone type screw closure that worked pretty well.Currently I...
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    You can also carry a one pound plastic jar of...

    You can also carry a one pound plastic jar of pnut butter that is full or partially full depending on your length of travel.I like Jiff with honey or Nutella on a tortilla and roll it up.Next time...
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    Time to go see a doctor.They will likely scrape...

    Time to go see a doctor.They will likely scrape the area and do a culture on it and treat it from there based on the lab report.I took an antifungal pill when I had similar issues and that was the...
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    So if I don't care what someone else's hiking...

    So if I don't care what someone else's hiking style,lifestyle,orientaion,religion,or politics might be does that mean I am not mentally ill?Asking for a friend.....:sun
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    I got some off Amazon about 10 days ago and they...

    I got some off Amazon about 10 days ago and they say "product of USA".They are listed as 41 calories each.I had 4 with a slice of cheese for lunch today.They are awesome despite having pitts so next...
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    Some people hike barefooted.I wonder if they...

    Some people hike barefooted.I wonder if they think that those who wear shoes are cheating somehow?Also can't help but wonder what Ms. Gatewood would think of everyone's essential modern gear? It's...
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    I sure would like to have one!

    I sure would like to have one!
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    I had a pair of Tommy Copper knee sleeves save...

    I had a pair of Tommy Copper knee sleeves save the day for me coming down Mt Sterling.They are a permanent part of my kit now for sure.
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    Thanks Kevin,I'm just glad porcupines don't smoke...

    Thanks Kevin,I'm just glad porcupines don't smoke afterwards or there might not be any woods left.........
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    After experimenting with numerous pots,systems,canisters,etc I settled on the Starlyte XL3 coupled with the Caldera F keg.Weighs in around 9 oz with a bic lighter and a piece of felt in the kit.The...
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    The Wisi Wipe is a Dry compressed towelette about...

    The Wisi Wipe is a Dry compressed towelette about the size of 4 dimes stacked on top of each other.It's got a woven type of texture to it and is pretty durable.While my coffee water is heating up I...
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    While we are on the subject of TP and water and...

    While we are on the subject of TP and water and hygiene etc-Someone on WB once educated me on Wisi Wipes.They are very light weight,work like a champ,and available on Amazon.I use one in the morning...
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    I know someone who actually uses STICKS! Don't...

    I know someone who actually uses STICKS! Don't ask for any details because I have never ventured to ask myself but he is not the first person I have heard of that uses that method.On the other...
  16. The impression I got from the article and the...

    The impression I got from the article and the links seems all directed at black bears.Maybe there has been a decision to recommend bear spray in the East? When I have gone to GSMNP in the past I...
  17. I like my Snugpack Enhanced Patrol Poncho coupled...

    I like my Snugpack Enhanced Patrol Poncho coupled with Zpack kilt and gaiters.Lots of air circulation under it and it covers the pack pretty will although I do use a rain cover on the pack as well.
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    I would like to see the bear that opened the BV500.If one were to cover the tabs with duct tape,I wonder if he could still defeat it.
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    I know people refill them all the time but I am...

    I know people refill them all the time but I am afraid to do it.So I just weigh and mark them if and when I ever use one again.Now that I switched over to the Starlyte XL3 and Caldera F Keg my...
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    My love affair with canister stoves was short...

    My love affair with canister stoves was short lived because of the "remaining fuel" issue.I always figured about 10 grams per boil and weighed the tank before leaving home and did the math on how...
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    Ok,thanks Zelph,I will check that out!

    Ok,thanks Zelph,I will check that out!
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    My candle lantern is a Luci Light which I no...

    My candle lantern is a Luci Light which I no longer carry because when it gets dark I am turning in.I do carry a
    rechargeable headlamp and a back up pen light.Do we have a thread on using candles...
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    Facing one's fears and phobias is ALWAYS a...

    Facing one's fears and phobias is ALWAYS a challenge.I saw a bumper sticker some years ago that became my rallying cry for a number of things,it said-Fear is the Thief of Dreams.Don't let fear rob...
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    I forgot to mention that being "hard of hearing"...

    I forgot to mention that being "hard of hearing" can sometimes be a bit of a blessing.Surprised no one has suggested earplugs yet.Chances are that they could help those with good ears.

    A friend of...
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    As long as "it" is not directly under my hammock...

    As long as "it" is not directly under my hammock the noises don't bother me much.Some of them I love hearing.
    So I just carry a sharp stick and quit worrying about my own mortality....(it's amazing...
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