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    Lots of good advice above. And frankly,...

    Lots of good advice above. And frankly, relatively good news.

    Having minimal pain immediately after in incident indicates soft tissue damage more likely than broken bones or severally torn...
  2. A truer statement could not be made regarding...

    A truer statement could not be made regarding this.



    Until any particular filter system is tested against this/these specific toxins, there is no way to generalize responsibly. Filtration...
  3. Agreed. That being said, we're not even dealing...

    Agreed. That being said, we're not even dealing with parasites in this situation. We're dealing with extremely powerful toxins. Parasites are easy to deal with by comparison.
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    That's kinda like comparing a Prius to that...

    That's kinda like comparing a Prius to that Model-T you used to have. Both about the same length and width. Both with four wheels. Look pretty much the same. But what's with the price of the Prius...
  5. At this point, it looks like filtration (like a...

    At this point, it looks like filtration (like a Sawyer squeeze to remove whole cells) followed by either undefined levels of activated charcoal or unverified concentrations of hydrogen peroxide to...
  6. I'm guessing he's trying to connect already...

    I'm guessing he's trying to connect already established trails where possible?

    Apparently, he was trying to avoid populated trails like the AT on his hike during the pandemic. So, if the route...
  7. Information on this, even from the park officials...

    Information on this, even from the park officials seems to be a bit confusion if not just plain misguided.

    The Zion Park water issue is NOT an issue of not being able to kill or filter...
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    I have a few head nets that I have carried many...

    I have a few head nets that I have carried many times in the past.
    I find using them as dual duty stuff sacks frustrating, because when I need the head net, my need for the stuff sack doesn't go...
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    Steven Colbert has been running a series of video...

    Steven Colbert has been running a series of video clips asking famous people certain questions, one of which is what animal is the scariest. Answers have ranged from sharks to snakes, to spiders. ...
  10. Yeah, but it will. Just keep sharing them so the...

    Yeah, but it will. Just keep sharing them so the rest of us can enjoy them as well. ;)
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    First, let me reiterate that I am NOT privy to...

    First, let me reiterate that I am NOT privy to enough information to pass any judgment on the situation of this girl and/or her family! I commented only on my impression and thoughts based on what...
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    Not to be too harsh or inappropriate here, but...

    Not to be too harsh or inappropriate here, but it's spring, this teen is experienced outdoors and trying to escape family to address personal issues while hiking a trail. Sound familiar? Why is the...
  13. So what you are suggesting is that the essence of...

    So what you are suggesting is that the essence of our existence is sex and death?
    I like it. Kinda morbid and deep and not, all at the same time. :banana
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    I've never tried to figure out if I can boil less...

    I've never tried to figure out if I can boil less than a cup and an half without wasting fuel. But, something that might make a significant difference in this case is the amount of wick material as...
  15. Mmm. . . peanut butter . . . :jump Selectively...

    Mmm. . . peanut butter . . . :jump
    Selectively copied from the all-knowing internet:
    Peanut butter provides a good amount of protein, along with essential vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium,...
  16. You guys are so much more dedicated than me. ...

    You guys are so much more dedicated than me. Most of the time, I just use my gear until if fails. Then I deal with it in the field. That way, I'm highly motivated to make sure I have...
  17. I wish (most of the time) I could be a...

    I wish (most of the time) I could be a vegetarian. Ethically, I'd like to minimize my exploitation of slave animals and reduce my footprint on the earth in general. And, for health reasons, I...
  18. I gave away my last external frame pack about 6...

    I gave away my last external frame pack about 6 years ago as I hadn't used it in years and didn't see a reason to use it in the future.

    Okay, I actually still use an Osprey Exos. So I'm talking...
  19. When hiking the PCT, my son was using lots of...

    When hiking the PCT, my son was using lots of olive oil in everything he cooked. By the end, he'd switched to Canola oil because it had less flavor and he got tired of everything being olive...
  20. If you pay attention to your liner when you...

    If you pay attention to your liner when you unpack it, you should be able to tell if it's air-tight or not also. If you press all the air out of your pack liner as you are packing it, it looks like...
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    I'd encourage you to experiment with your tarp...

    I'd encourage you to experiment with your tarp pitch using a Heatsheet(tm) or the like. I think you'll be surprised at how much difference there is in warmth between a clear sheet and a reflective...
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    I was surprised at how well my modified Heatsheet...

    I was surprised at how well my modified Heatsheet worked as a tarp shelter.
    I used the two person version, so 58" by 98", which, incidentally is close to the same size as my Sea-to-Summit poncho I...
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    At this point, as noted above, I think the...

    At this point, as noted above, I think the biggest reason is that the reflective coatings don't last well on the materials that most backpackers want to carry for their shelters. And frankly, as...
  24. To answer directly, yes, sort of. I have always...

    To answer directly, yes, sort of. I have always used pack liner bags or gear dry bags of one kind or another since my earliest hiking days in the 60's. I have experimented with pack covers and...
  25. As I understand it, Mylar is metal coated plastic...

    As I understand it, Mylar is metal coated plastic with the plastic being there to provide structure to the micro-thin metal layer. In the case of the wine box liners, I would think the metal layer...
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