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  1. Warbonnetoutdoors.com is a great place to check...

    Warbonnetoutdoors.com is a great place to check out tarps. If you're getting just one, the Superfly offers the most coverage, but you can still fold back the doors in fair weather. I agree with...
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    Fall is the best time in the Northeast, here's...

    Fall is the best time in the Northeast, here's some possibilities:
    Northern Long Trail (North of Rte 15)(VT)
    Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail (NH)
    Mid-state Trail (MA)
    Northville-Placid Trail (NY)
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    I did the ADK 46 over a 20 year span, and started...

    I did the ADK 46 over a 20 year span, and started the NH 48 a few years ago, I'm up to 14. So far, all of those were on day hikes, which meant getting up at 3 am sometimes, and getting home late at...
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    Poll: ...and polls.

    ...and polls.
  5. couple inches of winter wonderland at my house...

    couple inches of winter wonderland at my house this morning. Good thing I mowed the lawn yesterday
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    I'll bet every state in the US and every country...

    I'll bet every state in the US and every country in the world has those dangerous beauty spots where people congregate and wind up hurt or dead with reliable frequency. New England has potholes and...
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    :::: thanks, off to the laboratory:::

    :::: thanks, off to the laboratory:::
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    Anyone have a hack for blowing up pads with the...

    Anyone have a hack for blowing up pads with the flat valves? I wish the manufacturers would settle on one standard design so you wouldn't have to buy... a new pump... with... each... pad... oh, I...
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    Which has never stopped us from re-hashing...

    Which has never stopped us from re-hashing anything!

    I'm with the filtering crowd. You just don't know what died or crapped upstream. The weight penalty (and the wait penalty) are minimal.
  10. Thread: Hunting hike

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    I think I watched that years ago - he figured out...

    I think I watched that years ago - he figured out what the wolves were surviving on and did like the wolves do.
    Mouse stew, mouse gumbo, mouse etouffe, mouse fricasse, fried mouse, boiled mouse,...
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    Start with a bottle of spring water and you won't...

    Start with a bottle of spring water and you won't affect the flavor of your preferred poison!
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    I consider myself very fortunate to be working my...

    I consider myself very fortunate to be working my butt off! My commute has been shortened to a dozen steps down to the basement, but no letup in the volume.
  13. If you're able to get a pad with the old-style...

    If you're able to get a pad with the old-style thermarest valve, you can make your own inflator (check it out on youtube). Much tougher to do with the flat valves. I'd like to see the manufacturers...
  14. I always use CCF under my inflatable (the one...

    I always use CCF under my inflatable (the one time I didn't was the last time!). Any foam will do, including the CCF mentioned by others already. I use a 6-8 section piece of z-rest, it's handy to...
  15. Thread: sleeping pad

    by Deadeye
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    Some day I'm going to try a full length pad! I...

    Some day I'm going to try a full length pad! I currently have a Nemo Tensor short mummy pad. It's 8 ounces and plenty comfortable and warm. Caveat - I always use a short (6-8 sections) z-rest pad...
  16. Thread: Insoles

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    If you've ever dealt with plantar fascia issues,...

    If you've ever dealt with plantar fascia issues, you appreciate a good insole with arch support. I use a variety of brands depending on fit, but superfeet are #1. Expensive, but durable.
  17. Back on the Long Trail to check on my adopted...

    Back on the Long Trail to check on my adopted shelter and "knock over the cone"
  18. If you're a trekking pole user, the TarpTent...

    If you're a trekking pole user, the TarpTent Rainbow works with trekking poles. I usually stake mine out on the ground, but if I have to use platforms, it works just fine. Super nice 1 person tent,...
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    I've decided to let mine melt, even if it takes a...

    I've decided to let mine melt, even if it takes a week. Shoveling season is officially ended for me!
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    I set up the hammock in my backyard and practiced...

    I set up the hammock in my backyard and practiced cold-weather napping. It was an excellent test!
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    I had a cataract in one eye... the dead one. ...

    I had a cataract in one eye... the dead one. Kinda gross in retrospect!

    I use canes instead of trekking poles, so I have the feeling someone will rename me one day. Caaaannnnne!
  22. I'd be shocked if it was accurate - that would be...

    I'd be shocked if it was accurate - that would be 500 miles of road! I had friends thru-hike in the 70's, and I never heard complaints about "all that road walking". There was negligible (I'd say...
  23. That would be great! The Pinhoti is on my list,...

    That would be great! The Pinhoti is on my list, but the road walking part is not. Personally, I view road walks as connectors, not trails, and am content to hitch a ride. If they're able to move it...
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    You bet! I made my stripes with thinned...

    You bet! I made my stripes with thinned silicone, the same stuff I was using to seal the seams. Gave enough traction without causing a mess.
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    I know a lot of people prefer full-length pads,...

    I know a lot of people prefer full-length pads, but here's my setup for ground sleeping: 6 to 8 sections of z-rest, with a Nemo Tensor short mummy pad. The z-rest is one ounce per section, and the...
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