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    You're traveling from a county with 220 Covid...

    You're traveling from a county with 220 Covid cases, which is adjacent to a county with 620 cases and another with 3300 cases to a destination which, as of now, only has 56 cases. Why? There's plenty...
  2. Definitely get one of the inflation bags if you...

    Definitely get one of the inflation bags if you don't already have one.
  3. Wow, nice work.

    Wow, nice work.
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    I still have all but one of my retired tents, the...

    I still have all but one of my retired tents, the oldest being 25yrs old. They are all still fine except for the tent fly seams leaking in spots (reason I retired them). I keep them around for the...
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    One should never hike without one's flask. ;)

    One should never hike without one's flask. ;)
  6. Friend and I started the BMT but decided to exit...

    Friend and I started the BMT but decided to exit when the Covid news hit. Maybe this fall we can finish. Been reading about Linville Gorge, would love to do a loop there next year.
  7. Because you are 'traveling'. As a traveler, you...

    Because you are 'traveling'. As a traveler, you are being exposed and possibly infected in one area and then traveling to another area where you are exposing and possibly infecting others. You are...
  8. The trails aren’t crowded because the majority of...

    The trails aren’t crowded because the majority of us are staying home like we were asked to do. The people risking their lives right now to keep the grocery stores open are there so we can still feed...
  9. Thanks for the tip. Watched the last 6 or so...

    Thanks for the tip. Watched the last 6 or so 'updates'. Nice to get some straight, scientific, factual information...
  10. Yeah, same in TN; closed until April 24th....

    Yeah, same in TN; closed until April 24th. Truthfully I don't see them going back. This half-a$$ safer-at-home approach we're doing here in the US is not going to work. Unless we start doing more...
  11. Wouldn't the 'science-based reason' be just that?...

    Wouldn't the 'science-based reason' be just that? Because there are lots of people out there? Just askin..... ;)
  12. Thread: Stop or Go?

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    Stop .

    Stop .
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    Thanks for the info Dragonstick

    Thanks for the info Dragonstick
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    March Section Hike

    Looking at doing Springer to Thunder Rock mid March. Does the Blueridge Post Office hold hiker packages? Anyone ever used the cab service out of Blueridge for a ride into town from the Hwy 76...
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    If it looks fresh I leave it;...

    If it looks fresh I leave it; faded/weathered/eyesore goes out as trash.
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    The SVEA will handle reg gas just fine you just...

    The SVEA will handle reg gas just fine you just dont want to do it all the time. It has a built in needle that will clean the jet when you operate the valve. I’ve used gasoline in mine numerous times...
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    For cold weather I still turn to my SVEA Optimus...

    For cold weather I still turn to my SVEA Optimus (123). It's about as bomb proof as white gas stoves can get and is compact. There's a little learning curve on proper lighting (priming) but it's a...
  18. Thread: Down bag

    by Crossbar
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    It's just a matter of holding the bag out with...

    It's just a matter of holding the bag out with both arms and artfully shaking the down around to where you want it. Cold night = more down on top, warmer night = less. Once you get the hang of it you...
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    I’ve been packing a FF for 10 years now with no...

    I’ve been packing a FF for 10 years now with no complaints. It’s an open baffle type so there’s a little learning curve on adjusting the down. No xp with the other two.
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    2nd Slo-go’ns reply. I carry a 60ml syringe with...

    2nd Slo-go’ns reply. I carry a 60ml syringe with a couple of short vinyl tubes stored in the ribs of the plunger.
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