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    Saltysack: "I wonder if the std small bd carbide...

    Saltysack:
    "I wonder if the std small bd carbide tip would be considered a weapon?"
    I did bring that up when I spoke with the TSA lady. She knew about the poles as well as the basically flat...
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    Wondering if there might be a modicum of truth to...

    Wondering if there might be a modicum of truth to what the naysayers on this thread,"poles on planes", were saying, I sent an email to TSA and asked for a ruling as to whether it was legal to take...
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    Wondering if there might be a modicum of truth to...

    Wondering if there might be a modicum of truth to what the naysayers on this thread,"poles on planes", were saying, I sent an email to TSA and asked for a ruling as to whether it was legal to take...
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    I am not trying to be argumentative but I would...

    I am not trying to be argumentative but I would like others to be aware of tghe truth about TSA and whether our hiking poles are prohibited.
    It is a simple matter just to ask the TSA whether our...
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    There sure are a lot of opinions on this topic...

    There sure are a lot of opinions on this topic but little hard acts, so here is what I discovered:

    Not wanting to check my backpack and run the risk losing it, some years ago i looked into the...
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    I am not convinced that Pacer Pole even wants a...

    I am not convinced that Pacer Pole even wants a larger share of the market. But, in my estimation, the big loser here are us hikers. Most hikers are just not aware that such a superior product...
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    My observation is that who use lekis just kind of...

    My observation is that who use lekis just kind of drag them along, planting pole tip with each step and serve little useful purpose other than save one from an occasional stumble. Pacerpoles, with...
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    I have used Lekis. Switched to Pacer poles For me...

    I have used Lekis. Switched to Pacer poles For me they were far superior. The Leki straps began to hurt my wrist. The ergonomic Pacer pole handles make the poles an extension of your arm and with...
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    The biomechanics of people's feet vary widely and...

    The biomechanics of people's feet vary widely and blacktoe and subsequent loss of toenails is not always directly attributed to wearing shoes with to narrow or short toe box. Marathon runners often...
  10. How to get from Asheville, NC Airport to Davenport Gap?

    Years ago I walked from Springer mountain to the far side of the Smoky mountains and I want to get back to where I left off-Davenport Gap, as I vaguely recall- and start walking NOBO once more. I can...
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    Solo stove http://www.solostove.com To save...

    Solo stove
    http://www.solostove.com
    To save fuel weight I am seriously considering this stove over my homemade alcohol stove or, my venerable tangier which works great.
    The video is amazing
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    addendum

    An afterthought to my above post. There is one drawback to being able to use the same down bag for thousands of miles and that is that it begins to smell funky, even to its single user. But, for...
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    Down wins

    Personally I feel down wins out on both counts. It may cost more initially but it lasts far longer. So, while the initial outlay of cash may be more initially for down, once it is depreciated over...
  14. alcohol

    When in doubt, just ask for 100% alcohol (usually denatured with something to make it undrinkable) and 200 proof (if it is the laboratory grade "pure alcohol"). I suspect it is available most...
  15. Thread: Nude Hiking?

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    Thread Nazi

    I see nothing malicious in the above posts but others opinions about the topic, certainly nothing to warrant threats of censure from anyone. It is my opinion that, to do so, would sadly make one...
  16. Thread: Nude Hiking?

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    Advantage to hiking nude

    There is one advantage to more hiking nude...

    ...It would make it easier to check oneself (and others) for ticks...

    ...so, it would be done more often...

    ...In fact, it could even be done at...
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    close enough

    Oops56:

    close enough, thanks for the photo
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    Another Photo?

    Would another photo showing stand detail be too much to ask?

    Thanks
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    Novel Trangia pot stand!

    Thats quite a novel idea for a Trangia pot stand. HHHmmmm I wonder if it would work on the smaller diameter civilian version....I might try it.

    A small, narrow piece of aluminum clipped to just...
  20. Thread: Crab cakes

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    Looks & Tastes

    And, not only does the Deviled Crab look more like a crab, but it tasts more like one too!! So there;)
  21. Thread: Crab cakes

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    Deviled Makes it Better

    You missed that one. 'Deviled' is not an attempt to just duplicate a Maryland crab cake, but rather a way to make it BETTER! From what I see of the multiple recipes of each, the deviled one is...
  22. Thread: Crab cakes

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    Stuffed Deviled Crabs

    I prefer Stuffed Deviled Crabs instead of crab cakes, that often come out somewhat dry. Try Stuffed Deviled Crabs instead "and you'll never look back"!
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    All native Africans

    yep, you are right. So far it would appear all of us are "native" Africans, at least that is where our mitochondrial DNA has been traced to, indicating that, in deed, there may very well have been an...
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    "Native" is a Nisnomer

    I have often thought that the label "native" American as applied to the American Indian was a misnomer because they really aren't-just the first group to migrate to this hemisphere.

    Now, the camel...
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    Best of the Best

    Shorts-Best of the Best-that you will never wear out:

    http://www.railriders.com/men-sawtooth-mountain-shorts-p-904.html?cPath=104_112

    Billed as toughest on the planet. I have been wearing one...
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