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  1. Interesting. But as noted above, one subject...

    Interesting. But as noted above, one subject does not a study make. And it stirs memories regarding something about a healthy diet and moderation in life's pursuits.
  2. Thread: $$$ís

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    How much cash is up to you. I carry $200 or so,...

    How much cash is up to you. I carry $200 or so, with nothing larger than a $20. Pretty much every business except maybe shuttlers takes debit and/or credit cards these days. But, I always have TWO...
  3. While the OP is coming from San Francisco and not...

    While the OP is coming from San Francisco and not leaving a car at this lot, I just want to post an FYI / warning on that parking lot at Pine Cobble trailhead: My daughter parked her car there on a...
  4. Current Vermont COVID-19 tourist restrictions. ...

    Current Vermont COVID-19 tourist restrictions. These may very well change by June 1, typically the earliest date you can start a hike on the LT....
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    Once it becomes a task, it kind of stops being...

    Once it becomes a task, it kind of stops being fun for many. Some are driven by the completion gratification more than others. My longest hike was an attempted thru, some 465 miles Springer to...
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    Just my opinion, but I think you are going to...

    Just my opinion, but I think you are going to lose weight and be very hungry after the first couple of weeks on the trail if you only consume 3K Cal/day. You may not be hungry in the beginning...
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    Lots of calculations and plans and such, which...

    Lots of calculations and plans and such, which are really cool to play with, as are average mileage/pace plans, trail budgets, etc. But like Mike Tyson said, "Everybody has a plan until they get...
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    Going stoveless doesn't necessarily reduce...

    Going stoveless doesn't necessarily reduce carried weight or volume as many of the foods then selected will have inherently high water content (and weight) and also may not pack down as well as foods...
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    Poll: Well, ya' know, garlic can't cure EVERYTHING. ...

    Well, ya' know, garlic can't cure EVERYTHING. But it still works on vampires. I've been eating it regularly for years and haven't gotten bit yet.
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    The Post Office should spot a counterfeit...

    The Post Office should spot a counterfeit straight off. It's pretty hard to counterfeit the paper, security strip, and watermark, etc. (and make a profit doing so). Altered money orders where the...
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    AMC has apparently started emailing back hut croo...

    AMC has apparently started emailing back hut croo applicants and setting up interviews. https://www.reddit.com/r/wmnf/comments/l26iev/timing_for_the_release_of_application_info_for/
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    Usually Accuweather. But I'll also consult Mount...

    Usually Accuweather. But I'll also consult Mount Washington Observatory's "Higher Summits Forecast" https://www.mountwashington.org/experience-the-weather/higher-summit-forecast.aspx if in the...
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    I believe you can send PM's right from the get-go...

    I believe you can send PM's right from the get-go as a registered member. You need a minimum of 30 messages to post an item for sale in the "Selling Used Gear" forum - unless you are a donating...
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    Some hikers cut the handles off their...

    Some hikers cut the handles off their toothbrushes to save carrying a few extra grams. Others carry heavy photo gear, electronics, elaborate cooking gear, town clothes, and even tubas all the way to...
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    It's a trade off, shelf life vs taste vs caloric...

    It's a trade off, shelf life vs taste vs caloric content etc. I know many of us carry a small bottle of oil or even some butter in a squeeze tube when the weather isn't too hot in order to add a...
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    Approximately half of the trail is on NPS or USFS...

    Approximately half of the trail is on NPS or USFS land. "The trail follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, passing through 14 states and six national parks, eight national forests (which...
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    My interpretation of the EO is that where...

    My interpretation of the EO is that where adequate social physical distancing is maintained, then the mask wouldn't be required, such as when hiking away from others. Masks probably would be...
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    My layman's understanding is that the mRNA...

    My layman's understanding is that the mRNA vaccines like those from Moderna and Pfizer duplicate/mimic? the protein spike portion of the Coronavirus, the part that the virus uses to infiltrate your...
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    To be more specific, one batch of Moderna vaccine...

    To be more specific, one batch of Moderna vaccine (LOT# 041L20A) is on hold in that local area of California due to some people (less than 10) experiencing more severe allergic reactions that...
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    My wife and I got our first dose (Moderna) Jan...

    My wife and I got our first dose (Moderna) Jan 13. For reference, we are 59 and 64 years old respectively and have some underlying medical issues. We both work for Government agencies that bring us...
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    Finding reasonable privacy in the forested...

    Finding reasonable privacy in the forested sections of the trail shouldn't be too big an issue. There are enough places where you should be able to duck off into the woods and get some cover. Some...
  22. Just a tip. In really cold weather, tuck your...

    Just a tip. In really cold weather, tuck your cannister inside your coat (or sleeping bag) for at least 1/2 an hour or so before using it. This will warm the fuel and help vaporize the isobutane...
  23. Have to agree with this. Years ago, the normal...

    Have to agree with this. Years ago, the normal start date for a NOBO was April 15. Then as the trail got more crowded, and to a lesser degree as cold weather gear got lighter and winters became...
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    Under normal circumstances I would say go and...

    Under normal circumstances I would say go and plan on camping in shelters as they offer much more protection from falling limbs/trees. But many, if not most shelters, along the AT are closed due to...
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    Inre black flies and mosquitos: The good news on...

    Inre black flies and mosquitos: The good news on black flies is that the swarms tend to be localized, they don't fly well in the wind/breeze, and they aren't out after dark. The bad news is that...
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