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    No, that's a-okay. The long post I deleted...

    No, that's a-okay. The long post I deleted seemed overpoweringly opinionated---as usual---so it got dumped. It's now called Self-Moderation.
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    You'll just have to read thru my 100,000 pages of...

    You'll just have to read thru my 100,000 pages of trail journals.
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    One question---How did you get my quote after I...

    One question---How did you get my quote after I deleted it?????
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    It must be remembered that 90% of these...

    It must be remembered that 90% of these numbers---or more---are Dayhikers---who might clog the parking lots and trails but never take up tent spaces required by backpackers.
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    I would never consider writing a guidebook to a...

    I would never consider writing a guidebook to a trail or an area until you spend at least 10 years living out and knowing not only it's history but it's secret off-trail water sources and hidden...
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    This looks pretty up to date to me--- ...

    This looks pretty up to date to me---

    http://bmtguide.com/images/2020cover.JPG

    And heck I'm famous too cuz I'm on the cover of the 2011 guide---lucky me---
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    Thanks for the work and post. I dry up alot of...

    Thanks for the work and post.

    I dry up alot of vegetarian chili too but I'm lazy and use Amy's stuff---

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  8. Thread: Lunches

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    It must be remembered that Colin Fletcher carried...

    It must be remembered that Colin Fletcher carried a 55-65 lb pack---See his gear list---and 6 lbs of just camera equipment---

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    Why limit your inquiries to long trail...

    Why limit your inquiries to long trail thruhikers? Why not include "mere" backpackers too? Or backpackers who live outdoors in Alaska or Montana or North Carolina? Or guys who pull expedition type...
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    You post reminds me of one of the advantages of...

    You post reminds me of one of the advantages of getting older---We see cultural changes on a broader scale.

    EX: When I was a kid growing up in Oklahoma and Texas back in the 1950s---we all...
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    I've had some right knee problems on my last...

    I've had some right knee problems on my last couple trips---a painful "popping" with mvt---but once wrapped with a long Ace type bandage the popping stopped and I can endure the pain. Probably...
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    I went on an Epic vegetarian bar kick along with...

    I went on an Epic vegetarian bar kick along with an RX Bar phase---as Epic has many meatless bars too which use egg whites---like with RX bars. They're pretty good if you're into eggs.
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    Traditionally snickers were made from...

    Traditionally snickers were made from Hydrogenated oils---a big No No---but they may have changed it to non-hydrogenated palm oils---to avoid the Trans-Fat label.
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    I've probably eaten thousands of backpacking...

    I've probably eaten thousands of backpacking lunches over the years but only TWICE during the last 40 years have I ever dumped the pack and pulled out the stove and cooked up a hot lunch-meal. Like...
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    My standard lunch bar is either a Larabar or a...

    My standard lunch bar is either a Larabar or a ThinkThin protein bar. (I've been thru every energy bar you can imagine---Clif, Pro Bar etc etc. They all get old).

    If you take a loaf of bread on...
  16. I agree with Feral Bill on this one. Once you...

    I agree with Feral Bill on this one. Once you remove the fuel cable from the stove pump there's still a little fuel in the stove and/or cable which is obvious just after you remove it and shake the...
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    4 miles a day sounds wonderful---it's what I do...

    4 miles a day sounds wonderful---it's what I do on my backpacking trips unless I get a wild hair and punch out a 12 mile day.

    A 6 week backpacking trip also sounds wonderful---42 days of...
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    I use HighOn LeConte blog all the time when I...

    I use HighOn LeConte blog all the time when I pull my backpacking trips in the TN/NC mountains. I'll be on a 5,000 foot mountain at -10F and nearby Mt LeConte will always be -20F or worse. It's...
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    I still concur with Hikingjim's assessment---less...

    I still concur with Hikingjim's assessment---less backpacking due to the desire for---in his words--- "constant wifi and phone usage."

    It rings true for me where I backpack in the mountains of...
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    But we didn't have smartphones in the 1980s or...

    But we didn't have smartphones in the 1980s or 1990s or even into the 2000s---its widespread use (and addiction) is a very recent phenom.
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    This is pretty much my winter technique too---a...

    This is pretty much my winter technique too---a wet (paper) towel bath across the face and neck and problem areas. On my last December trip I reached Day 12 and seriously needed a scalp and hair...
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    I couldn't agree more. "Constant WiFi" about...

    I couldn't agree more. "Constant WiFi" about says it all. I think there's a direct correlation to higher phone usage and declining backpacking numbers.
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    I remember last March 2019 I was backpacking the...

    I remember last March 2019 I was backpacking the BMT near Mud Gap and reached Whiggs Meadow in a cloud of smoke as the FS was pulling a couple burns in my area. It sucked!! Here I am atop Whiggs...
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    I backpacked the Naked Ground Trail (below pic)...

    I backpacked the Naked Ground Trail (below pic) right after the big Maple Springs wildfire which torched and scorched several thousands acres in North Carolina in the Kilmer/Slickrock wilderness. ...
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    I have extensive experience with 3 MR packs---the...

    I have extensive experience with 3 MR packs---the G series G5000, G6000 and G7000.

    They can haul some real world weight in the 80 lb range and are for the most part excellent packs except for one...
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