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    I have one - is great for the reasons you cite....

    I have one - is great for the reasons you cite. It's easy to get on and off, too.
    Only cons for me are the empty weight and expense.
    Let me know if you have any questions
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    I have a Gregory Baltoro 65 in L. I'm 6'2" and ~...

    I have a Gregory Baltoro 65 in L. I'm 6'2" and ~ 265#

    It holds a lot of gear, but can easily cinch down to hold less. It's a big pack, but extremely comfortable.
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    I ponied up for the paid version of AllTrails so...

    I ponied up for the paid version of AllTrails so it allows downloading maps for offline use (in the event of bad reception) - great to jump from laptop or tablet planning and reviewing to phone for...
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    x2 I do likewise for the same reason

    x2 I do likewise for the same reason
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    My bet is that Bear = Hunger > Fear of dog ...

    My bet is that Bear = Hunger > Fear of dog

    Clever idea, but it's not as strong as deterring vermin with coyote scent or anything
  6. Thread: Bear Canister

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    Could hang it in a bear bag

    Could hang it in a bear bag
  7. I was actually surprised how much gear you were...

    I was actually surprised how much gear you were able to pack away into your packs (they look like 40L or so). Thanks for posting it here!
  8. Thread: GoPro

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    We have one and use it on our outdoor adventures...

    We have one and use it on our outdoor adventures - the durability and compact design are worth the weight IMHO. Can clip it to any number of harnesses or other mounting options (handlebars, helmets,...
  9. Not sure of the specific reason, but we can add...

    Not sure of the specific reason, but we can add to the rules or tree-thief theories:

    Hammocks (when occupied) can apply side-load to the structure you have the straps attached to - youtube will...
  10. What is the size?

    What is the size?
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    I can't get my feet comfortably into DarnTough,...

    I can't get my feet comfortably into DarnTough, but rock some smartwool!
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    AirBNB = what could go wrong? :-) The idea of...

    AirBNB = what could go wrong? :-)

    The idea of renting, short-term, to a responsible adult is appealing - especially if it's someone you know to be reliable.
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    Vegetarian or vegan? Lots of options - many...

    Vegetarian or vegan?

    Lots of options - many dehydrated backpacking meals are veg-friendly, too, so you don't have to slog a lot of ingredients if you want quick prepare meals.

    Here is a site...
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    Way to stick with Scouting! One possibility is...

    Way to stick with Scouting!

    One possibility is to become a registered adult leader with your crew and then help lead them on a trek.
    You have certainly proven some leadership and planning by...
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    1) Link to paywall in the OP. Here is the CDC...

    1) Link to paywall in the OP. Here is the CDC page on ticks: https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/index.html

    2) Tick is an arachnid that is often the carrier of blood-borne disease, tic is a habitual...
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    Have you tried Ex Officio?

    Have you tried Ex Officio?
  17. No perfect answer - gear selection has a lot of...

    No perfect answer - gear selection has a lot of personal preference incorporated into the decision.
    You can borrow gear from a friend, rent gear from an outfitter, or just go with something that...
  18. Thread: MP3 Player?

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    Sony has an MP3 player (still called the Walkman)...

    Sony has an MP3 player (still called the Walkman) - how much are you looking to spend?
    What features do you want?
    Storage capacity?
    Weather resistance?
    Form factor?
    That's what will drive...
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    I would be concerned about line resistance and...

    I would be concerned about line resistance and fouling my camelback, so I just filter before I put it in the bladder.
  20. you can also use pomade - an old school hair...

    you can also use pomade - an old school hair product often found in dollar and discount stores
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    We hammock hang in Cub Scouts a lot (NJ) and...

    We hammock hang in Cub Scouts a lot (NJ) and friends hang in their Boy Scout Troop (NC) bugs aren't really that big of an issue for us
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    x2 on the Bahco - tough, stays sharp, makes short...

    x2 on the Bahco - tough, stays sharp, makes short work of it
  23. New Balance on Glenwood Ave in Raleigh

    New Balance on Glenwood Ave in Raleigh
  24. Thread: Knots

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    Alpine butterfly, prussik, taught-line hitch,...

    Alpine butterfly, prussik, taught-line hitch, bowline, round turn + 2 half hitches, double overhand. Mostly, the core scout knots. Knots by grog or 3d knots are great apps to learn how to tie them....
  25. Lambert's Meadow was our favorite camp - still...

    Lambert's Meadow was our favorite camp - still tell stories about it.

    I thought it was no camping on Tinker's Cliffs and McAffee knob, but there were some used fire rings when we were there a few...
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