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    Take that 1st picture and imagine a double trunk...

    Take that 1st picture and imagine a double trunk tree in the middle, and that's about what I was facing.
    The tree trunks were each about 9" in diameter... the 1st one low enough to step over, the...
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    Academy Sport web site claims that they sell 100g...

    Academy Sport web site claims that they sell 100g Jetboil canisters for only $3.49 (again, store pickup only).
    However, the last time I looked for fuel canisters at my local Academy Sports, they...
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    You show as being located in Washington DC. ...

    You show as being located in Washington DC. There's several REI stores in the area. While REI no longer sells canisters online (shipping restrictions), their stores should carry 110g canisters... ...
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    Yeah, a few month back I was doing a hike in...

    Yeah, a few month back I was doing a hike in GSMNP with my son when we came upon a tree that had fallen and taken several laural trees with it. The trunk of the tree wasn't an issue to get over. ...
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    You've got some nice equipment there. The...

    You've got some nice equipment there. The combined weight of the pruner and saw must be about 22oz. Seems like a lot of weight. But when you consider what you can get out of them... not too bad.
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    Do you have a problem with "the gap"? According...

    Do you have a problem with "the gap"?
    According to an Amazon Review, when the blade is closed, there's a gap between the handle and the teeth such that some of the teeth are exposed rather than...
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    Lowe's quotes it as 0.8lbs (or 12.8 oz).

    Lowe's quotes it as 0.8lbs (or 12.8 oz).
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    Exactly which saw are you carrying and do you...

    Exactly which saw are you carrying and do you know a weight for it?

    I can tell from the image that it's a Corona RazorTOOTH Folding Pruning Saw. Can't tell if it's the 10-in model (available at...
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    Been seeing and hearing more about it in recent...

    Been seeing and hearing more about it in recent years in GSMNP, from people simply talking about guns they are carrying, to people who had them prominently displayed in a chest harness.
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    Careful with the Walmart cannisters. While...

    Careful with the Walmart cannisters.
    While things might have changed, the last time Walmart cannisters were being discussed, they often only worked with the stove of the same name brand Walmart was...
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    Anker seems to always be a good choice for...

    Anker seems to always be a good choice for external batteries. The have a wide range of products, some tailored to speed, others to portability, etc.
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    I think the thread in question pointed out that...

    I think the thread in question pointed out that actually the original order came from someone like the Secretary of the Interior directing each department (NPS, Forest Service, etc) to produce such...
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    Sounds like you might have read a part of the...

    Sounds like you might have read a part of the thread about NPS orders and E-bikes...
    If so, that thread started with some mis-information... made it sound like the NPS was going to start allowing...
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    The pack I purchased to hike the John Muir Trail...

    The pack I purchased to hike the John Muir Trail a few years ago was the Volt 75.
    I liked it because
    1. It's Osprey (was THE most common name brand pack I saw on the trail)
    2. Huge capacity...
  15. Yeah, that's how I understood the order. Wasn't...

    Yeah, that's how I understood the order.
    Wasn't even sure why the defined the three classes since they include all three... other than to explain the difference between Class II (with throttle) and...
  16. That's a Class 3 E-bike. Those do not have a...

    That's a Class 3 E-bike. Those do not have a throttle but can only be pedal assist.
  17. Keep in mind that while Class II E-bikes do allow...

    Keep in mind that while Class II E-bikes do allow throttles, they still have limitations on speed... so it's not as if you could take a motorcycle, call it an E-bike and ride motor cycles on mountain...
  18. Campsite 36 is around a 1/2 mile along Big Creek...

    Campsite 36 is around a 1/2 mile along Big Creek trail beyond campsite 37.
    Campsite 36 is considered a horse camp while campsite 37 only allows hikers.
    The park service asks that hikers not utilize...
  19. The order places E-Bikes into 4 classes: Class...

    The order places E-Bikes into 4 classes:
    Class 1. Motor that provides assistance only when pedaling and ceases to assist above a speed of 20mph
    Class 2. Motor that can be used to exclusively propel...
  20. StarStarchild, A biker's perspective is VERY...

    StarStarchild,
    A biker's perspective is VERY appropriate for this discussion.

    Notice that T.S.Kobzol is saying that "e-bikes coexist ... on all kinds of trails I biked..."

    So let me point...
  21. Thread: headlamp

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    Obviously the REI spec of 28 hours at high is...

    Obviously the REI spec of 28 hours at high is WRONG!!!

    As for 14 hours at 80 lumens (medium setting), I'll admit that seems impressive compared to the Ion 6 hours at 100 lumens (max setting)
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    Thanks for pointing this one out. Much of...

    Thanks for pointing this one out.

    Much of the specs are similar, such as weight and power source. But I'm disappointed that they've increased the Max Output by about 50% and nearly doubled the...
  23. Your opening post used the phrase "E-Bikes are...

    Your opening post used the phrase "E-Bikes are able to use any trail open to bicycles and/or horses". This phrase, along with your opening statement, made it sound like a whole lot of back country...
  24. Just read the order...

    Just read the order for yourself.
    It clearly states that Superintendents have the authority place limitations on e-bike and lists what they must take into consideration and how the limitations would...
  25. Let's shut this crap down now! Just google...

    Let's shut this crap down now!

    Just google the subject and you will quickly find new stories as well as links to the order indicating that the above statements are NOT true.

    In summary, the...
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