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  1. I read his books in the early 1970's and copied...

    I read his books in the early 1970's and copied his hiking style. Still do...
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    Hard boiled egg, beef jerky, string cheese, piece...

    Hard boiled egg, beef jerky, string cheese, piece of dark chocolate.
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    I read you list but I'm not impressed. Duct...

    I read you list but I'm not impressed. Duct tape? No mention of first aid? Navigtion? Nutrition? Fitness prior to hiking?

    So here's a list. I can't count how many miles it's based on but...
  4. Holy smokes! That's nuts. $150 was a...

    Holy smokes! That's nuts.

    $150 was a reasonable price,
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    Based on experience we (2 people) get 5 days of...

    Based on experience we (2 people) get 5 days of meals from a large canister. But we only boil water (coffee and 2 single pot meals), and we use a pot cozy for the food to stay hot while cooking. We...
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    I lost all interest in the ATC when they came out...

    I lost all interest in the ATC when they came out woke.
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    For runners of the Pikes Peak marathon (7K ft...

    For runners of the Pikes Peak marathon (7K ft climb), which I once completed, there are two suggestions: 1. If you have the time, arrive early and spend a week or two adjusting to elevation,...
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    I'm late to the party here, but here's my 2...

    I'm late to the party here, but here's my 2 cents: I know people (Iraq war vet) who ended up in the emergency room from trying to do a bear hang using a rock tied to a rope. The same couple also...
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    Sprains are one of the best reasons to do a lot...

    Sprains are one of the best reasons to do a lot of training and get in shape before a big hike. I had a lot of ankle rolls as an ultrarunner and hiker until I attained a certain level of ankle...
  10. My belief is that pumping a ton of blood through...

    My belief is that pumping a ton of blood through your brain is the best thing that someone with such an affliction you could possibly do.
  11. Thread: McAfee Knob

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    Avoid the area if it's been raining, it's a...

    Avoid the area if it's been raining, it's a horrible slick muddy mess because the area is so overused.
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    We've used permetherin on the Maine AT during...

    We've used permetherin on the Maine AT during June-July with good results. This weekend we're going to the Columbia Gorge, WA, known for bad ticks. So we're using permetherin soaked long pants,...
  13. Good post, Nanatuck. I agree. The problem with...

    Good post, Nanatuck. I agree. The problem with doing something for bragging rights is that nobody really cares, for more than a second or two.

    I walked the northern portion of the PCT at the...
  14. If you eat a ton of carbs you will always be a...

    If you eat a ton of carbs you will always be a ravenous glutton, never become fat adapted, and eventually risk metabolic problems.
    If you become fat adapted, you won't be as hungry, and won't need...
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    In my experience, the rating is the temperature...

    In my experience, the rating is the temperature at which you will suffer.
  16. Had the proverbial "100 lb down sleeping bag"...

    Had the proverbial "100 lb down sleeping bag" thing happen while hiking PA back in 1974 with a Kelty pack and garbage bag cover.
    Now we always put the sleeping bag in a turkey baster bag and seal...
  17. Thread: Fanny Packs

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    Watch out, it's a slippery slope... I've seen AT...

    Watch out, it's a slippery slope... I've seen AT hikers who had a huge pack on their back, and another huge pack attached to their front. That's not hiking, it's pack animal behavior. I just get a...
  18. We bought the $60 Gossamer Gear umbrellas,...

    We bought the $60 Gossamer Gear umbrellas, probably the best there is... after reading accounts of hiking the difficult Te Araroa long-distance trail in New Zealand (where it can rain for days). ...
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    We carry a brolly that's 5.5 ounces (Raines...

    We carry a brolly that's 5.5 ounces (Raines skinny mini) and stowes easily. So many advantages of keeping rain off you versus having it drip all over you. Plus often you don't need to wear rain...
  20. Study suggests that thru-hiking might decrease vascular health

    "It is important for individuals completing a long-distance hike to be aware of the potential deleterious changes associated with large volumes of exercise and consuming a high-calorie, low-quality...
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    An even bigger problem with cancel culture is...

    An even bigger problem with cancel culture is that the people cancelling are not so perfect themselves.
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    Let's see... "sugar ... inflammatory corn oil......

    Let's see... "sugar ... inflammatory corn oil... sugar... GMO gluten wheat flour ... toxic partially hydrogenated soybean oil (transfat) ... toxic HFCS ... toxic soy lechithin. In total, 21 grams...
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    Oh, and this National weather forecast: Freezing...

    Oh, and this
    National weather forecast: Freezing temperatures, snow to chill eastern USA low-pressure system will bring heavy precipitation to the Northeast
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    Just shorts and a tee shirt? You might get...

    Just shorts and a tee shirt? You might get lucky, but I did that section at the same time and had snow and a lot of cold weather. Was happy to have long pants, long shirts, down sweater and a...
  25. Thread: $$$ís

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    "Take twice the cash and half the clothing" --...

    "Take twice the cash and half the clothing" -- tried and true travel advice
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