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    Because it rains or threatens to do so whenever I...

    Because it rains or threatens to do so whenever I want to camp outside
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    Stupid tourists usually only kill themselves. ...

    Stupid tourists usually only kill themselves.

    It's the Nannies I really don't like....
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    Then they should remove the summit of Denali b/c...

    Then they should remove the summit of Denali b/c people keep dieing trying to get there...
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    Remember the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark...

    Remember the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark when Belluch shows Jones his worthless watch and discusses bearing it for a thousand years making it priceless?

    When does litter in the wilderness...
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    I have worn a beaver hat for years when in the...

    I have worn a beaver hat for years when in the out of doors, hiking included. Having been a National Park Service ranger I always thought the winter felt hat was cooler (and lighter) than the summer...
  6. And he was in the woods....

    And he was in the woods....
  7. Thread: Trowel test

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    What PDF? Looks like a bought the wrong one....

    What PDF?

    Looks like a bought the wrong one....
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    Canoeing the Allagash waterway north of Baxter...

    Canoeing the Allagash waterway north of Baxter State Park is pretty remote.

    West Fork Trail is 20 scenic, easy, remote miles in WV. No people at all.
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    Remember Eric Rudolph never made it far from his...

    Remember Eric Rudolph never made it far from his own home in the 5 years he successfully hid out.
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    I'll endorse Boots Off Hostel. I think it's my...

    I'll endorse Boots Off Hostel. I think it's my fav so far. There are 2 more hostels 9 miles further south in Dennis Cove as well.
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    Poll: Nothing is too trivial for entertainment purposes.

    Nothing is too trivial for entertainment purposes.
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    Went for 3 days on the AT. Perfect weather and...

    Went for 3 days on the AT. Perfect weather and barely anyone out there. Water pouring out every crevice from which it could escape the ground. Waterfalls thundering. A few section hikers only. ...
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    Glacier NP has cancelled all backcountry permits...

    Glacier NP has cancelled all backcountry permits for 2020 and will not issue any more for this season. I would expect similar policy statements from the other parks.
  14. Some surprising good news. Frankly I'm stunned...

    Some surprising good news. Frankly I'm stunned they're getting it done so soon.

    Ironically, no one might be allowed to visit the park and walk the bridge anytime soon...
  15. TNF used to be excellent. I still own a sleeping...

    TNF used to be excellent. I still own a sleeping bag from about 1990 & a fleece from 1994. Today's TNF is junk. I went through a fleece in 2000 and a Goretex coat of about the same vintage in...
  16. What do you mean "our underwhelming medical...

    What do you mean "our underwhelming medical system"?
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    You are very lucky if you don't need to treat. ...

    You are very lucky if you don't need to treat. Unless traveling to a first world country, I invariably get sick when traveling overseas, so I wouldn't even think of not treating water coming out of...
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    I've been using Pssssst by Clairol for decades. ...

    I've been using Pssssst by Clairol for decades. It now comes in different "flavors" but for wilderness travel I think unscented is best. It is basically aerosolized baby powder and requires no...
  19. Thread: Trowel test

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    I particularly don't like the idea of using a...

    I particularly don't like the idea of using a bucket of sand/dirt/whatever b/c it will not have any roots in it. Roots are often what make digging the hole so difficult and a root is trying to break...
  20. Thread: Trowel test

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    Let's say your choose 4 different trowels to...

    Let's say your choose 4 different trowels to test. I would try digging holes in various types of soils/sands/whatever in close proximity with the 4 different trowels. That is the most realistic...
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    A ranger friend told me that Carlsbad Caverns and...

    A ranger friend told me that Carlsbad Caverns and Yosemite will be opening May 24 along with a number of other parks. Superintendents will determine what precautions to take for their own parks. So...
  22. What was the original project in Greece?

    What was the original project in Greece?
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    It just slides right into most internal packs. I...

    It just slides right into most internal packs. I wouldn't want to carry the weight of a full canister near the top of my pack, exterior or interior.
  24. To the OP's point, 3 weeks ago I drove from MD to...

    To the OP's point, 3 weeks ago I drove from MD to TN, stopping only once for fuel and bathroom. Hiked 3 days and drove back home, stopping only for fuel and the McDonald's drive through. ...
  25. That's how I have section hiked the AT. 49cc...

    That's how I have section hiked the AT. 49cc Honda Scooter gets chained to a tree and draped w/ a camo cover near my endpoint. Drive to the trailhead and hike however many days along the AT to the...
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