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    I use the NFL down by contact rules. So, that...

    I use the NFL down by contact rules. So, that time I slipped forward, and caught myself on both hands, without knees, or hip touching, doesn't count. That time I stumbled off a trail and bounced...
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    Looks fun, but not very eco friendly.

    Looks fun, but not very eco friendly.
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    I hiked with a 70+ year old guy on the trail for...

    I hiked with a 70+ year old guy on the trail for a month or so. His biggest "mistake" was being attached to his "comfortable" old gear, which was about 15 pounds heavier than my average weighted...
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    Sorry about that, I apparently got a free read...

    Sorry about that, I apparently got a free read initially. I try not to link to paywalls.

    The Harvard folks basically said, just under doctor's orders.

    The scary stuff is here.
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    Just for fun. ...

    Just for fun. https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-hidden-dangers-of-protein-powders

    The Clean Label Project found a whole lot of ugly protein powders.
  6. I've always thought of this stuff. Despite...

    I've always thought of this stuff. Despite growing up mostly in the woods, a lot of my early information about nature came from fantasy books. The classic woodsman who could walk through the woods...
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    https://www.amazon.com/Charger-Anker-Delivery-Powe...

    https://www.amazon.com/Charger-Anker-Delivery-PowerPort-Foldable/dp/B07GWQ2GJC/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp?crid=634BQLJBR4QP&keywords=quick+charge+dual+port&pd_rd_i=B07GWQ2GJC&pd_rd_r=5aa0f8f4-add8-4c0c-9127-...
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    Yeah, even where she was hit was off the trail,...

    Yeah, even where she was hit was off the trail, although she may have landed on the trail.
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    My Bison is really friendly, he just wants to...

    My Bison is really friendly, he just wants to play!

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    It's not like there are a whole lot of non...

    It's not like there are a whole lot of non tourists in Yellowstone.
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    Leatherman CS 1.43 oz. No pot gripper, but has...

    Leatherman CS 1.43 oz. No pot gripper, but has really functional scissors instead of pliers. I think they have a corresponding sized tool with pliers instead of scissors. As for the Leukotape, I...
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    Check the wind direction first.

    Check the wind direction first.
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    I've been hiking with a bug net over my head...

    I've been hiking with a bug net over my head recently. It's not stylish, but... while DEET will stop them from biting me, it won't stop them from getting in my ears, eyes and lungs. Bugbaffler for...
  14. I started with a torso length pad for the extra...

    I started with a torso length pad for the extra width, because I tend to sprawl when I sleep and thought the extra width would help with that. I figured I'd elevate my legs on my pack and bits of...
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    As long as you have lateral support (as in your...

    As long as you have lateral support (as in your foot doesn't spill/push the fabric over the side of the shoe) on the side slopes, I think you'd be fine. Obviously, get used to whatever the...
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    AllTrails has improved, but you really need the...

    AllTrails has improved, but you really need the paid version and the app. It's not nearly as seamless and user friendly as Guthook, but it's useful for letting you know where you are, and it's...
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    Pregame your nutrition pre-hike. Bananas for the...

    Pregame your nutrition pre-hike. Bananas for the potassium to prevent cramps. Carb load, but only somewhat, on the night before. have some sugary creamy fruity oatmeal, slow releasing kind of stuff...
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    Given the new information, a poor decision was...

    Given the new information, a poor decision was made, possibly a hypothermia decision where Gramps wasn't thinking clearly due to early symptoms. The initial mistake of course was attempting...
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    Exactly. Looks like he managed a 3 mile, 3,000...

    Exactly. Looks like he managed a 3 mile, 3,000 foot ascent, which is fairly impressive, but still, that's along steep solo descent for someone too tired/cold to continue.
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    Neat, I'd never heard of this before.

    Neat, I'd never heard of this before.
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    Babybel, Laughing Cow, plain old mozzarella...

    Babybel, Laughing Cow, plain old mozzarella sticks, that cheap crappy single serve cheddar sticks wrapped in thick plastic. At worst, it only lasts a day or two before it gets nasty looking and...
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    14 liter Zpacks rectangle. It was probably the...

    14 liter Zpacks rectangle. It was probably the most expensive per ounce item I bought, but I was very happy with the capacity and the "dig through it ability" wider opening, as opposed to the folks...
  23. You sound rich.

    You sound rich.
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    My daughter hiked the Jewell trail on Monday the...

    My daughter hiked the Jewell trail on Monday the 10th. It was one of the first warm days, and she chose Washington over her planned hike (Moriah/Carter maybe? I forget) which had posthole monorail...
  25. I like to plan, to research options, to just...

    I like to plan, to research options, to just generally prepare in advance... and then I use that plan as a backup plan and just do things more spontaneously, confident that I have a fallback plan. ...
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