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  1. It is interesting that of all the variables that...

    It is interesting that of all the variables that could possibly explain the physiology changes they found, the researchers chose diet as a causative factor.
    "The controls are pretty tough... " ...
  2. Thread: Phone apps

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    When I want to hike by myself and avoid crowds, I...

    When I want to hike by myself and avoid crowds, I delete all my contacts.
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    Let us know what you come up with. I would like...

    Let us know what you come up with. I would like to try it.
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    I always thought hot was hot but I guess its not....

    I always thought hot was hot but I guess its not. :)
  5. I have "baked" muffin mix in a freezer bag in a...

    I have "baked" muffin mix in a freezer bag in a pot of boiling water before. I mixed up some muffin mix that only needed water in a freezer bag, sealed the bag and placed it in a pot of boiling...
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    Here is an article about how permethrin affects...

    Here is an article about how permethrin affects ticks. It suggests that ticks ability to bite is affected after contact with permethrin. A tick that can't bite isn't much of problem.
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    I agree with you. Seemed to me that in the...

    I agree with you. Seemed to me that in the beginning the bear was trying to drag the pig up the embankment rather than kill it and gave up when too many people started gathering.
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    This subject got my curiosity going about how...

    This subject got my curiosity going about how native peoples would have navigated. It seems that Native Americans made maps but not in a form that you might recognize as such today. There are...
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    You could try this: ...

    You could try this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGW_b-sdGRc&ab_channel=IntenseAngler
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    Add a little of this when you fry up those...

    Add a little of this when you fry up those hashbrowns. Not for the health food crowd but sure tastes good.

    https://baconup.com/product/bacon-up/
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    Once a lady told me the reason her unleashed...

    Once a lady told me the reason her unleashed large dog was growling and snapping at me was "he is only doing that because he smells your fear". Funny thing is I wasn't scared until he started...
  12. On the other hand I suspect most movie goers...

    On the other hand I suspect most movie goers would say " I was expecting a story about a woman confronting personal issues with a back drop of hiking and instead all it was about was hiking." I...
  13. Thread: Bread Crumbs

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    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/can-you-ca...

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/can-you-catch-covid-19-your-neighbor-s-toilet

    https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200402/Is-coronavirus-spread-through-feces.aspx
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    I wish I had done this more often. It would have...

    I wish I had done this more often. It would have made my trips more meaningful.
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    Nobody knows yet whether vaccinated folks will be...

    Nobody knows yet whether vaccinated folks will be asymptomatic carriers or not. That is what Dr. Fauci has said. Tulsi Gabbard is not exactly an expert in the field, she has a degree in business...
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    Vaccines protect us in two ways - at the...

    Vaccines protect us in two ways - at the individual level and the societal level. An individual who gets vaccinated (you for instance :)) will be protected against the virus and be safe from getting...
  17. You are right from what I have read.

    You are right from what I have read.
  18. I think the jury is still out about whether a...

    I think the jury is still out about whether a vaccinated person can become infected but not ill and yet spread the virus to others. Maybe or maybe not, nobody knows just yet.
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    Partly true, partly not. Influenza viruses...

    Partly true, partly not. Influenza viruses mutate rapidly so the virus that causes this years flu is different enough from last years influenza virus that immunity to last years influenza virus...
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    Well put. Always be wary of people you perceive...

    Well put. Always be wary of people you perceive as "not right" but creeps can seem normal too.
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    Up until December, the worse time for the virus...

    Up until December, the worse time for the virus in Texas was mid-July last summer. We had a very big surge in cases, hospitalizations and deaths at that time. I hope this spring and summer are much...
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    Try these simple suggestions, they will probably...

    Try these simple suggestions, they will probably make a big difference. I have used strips of silicone sealant on both the floor of my tent and on the sleeping pad to keep the pad from slipping...
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    Texas has decided to alter the CDC vaccine...

    Texas has decided to alter the CDC vaccine guidelines and vaccinate all folks 65 and older in the next group (1b) after they finish health care workers, nursing homes etc in this first group (1a) to...
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    Back in the day when everybody wore waffle...

    Back in the day when everybody wore waffle stompers for hiking, I used Sno Seal on my Vasque boots. I don't remember problems with dirt etc. I think it might be related to the amount you applied to...
  25. Thread: Wild life !

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    Elk were native to Virginia in colonial times. ...

    Elk were native to Virginia in colonial times. Imagine hiking the AT and hearing elk bugling. How cool would that be?
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