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    One quick piece of advice. Dont go for the pack...

    One quick piece of advice. Dont go for the pack with the most padding. If your dog has a lot of fur and/or it is a hot day, all that padding is going to do is make it more worse. Just my 2 cents.
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    It breaks...
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    I read a few comments about patagonia, and the...

    I read a few comments about patagonia, and the stench factor. I talked to their rep today, and he said that they have developed a new line that gets rid of stench without containing silver. I think...
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    Ron is a terrible person. I did my best to have...

    Ron is a terrible person. I did my best to have a "wilderness experience," and he ruined it for me by showing up at a shelter with 6 pizzas and a cooler full of sodas. In all seriousness, I had a...
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    I started on March 15th with a 30 degree bag. I...

    I started on March 15th with a 30 degree bag. I did fine. I also had a polypro liner which was great. I would really recommend going with a 30 degree WM bag, unless you sleep particularly cold. ...
  6. HAHA, we called that guy Samsonite after the...

    HAHA, we called that guy Samsonite after the movie Dumb and Dumber. He was one of the strangest guys I have ever met. We walked up on this guy who looked like a normal day hiker, clad in Shorts and...
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    Poll: Who cares, let them have their hike. I dont...

    Who cares, let them have their hike. I dont think I would enjoy that, but I can see the appeal.
  8. Thread: Olive Oil

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    On my 1200 mile section hike last year, I always...

    On my 1200 mile section hike last year, I always carried it. It is a great source of calories. I put it in nearly all my meals. Kept things from sticking to the titanium pots too. It is all good....
  9. I got an MP3 player delivered to me at Trail Days...

    I got an MP3 player delivered to me at Trail Days last year, and I really enjoyed it. There were many days when I didnt listen to it, but it was a good way to get through some of the rainy days.
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    Poll: I own a one, but I dont use it. I am addicted to...

    I own a one, but I dont use it. I am addicted to my leki poles. On top of that, in the winter, it is nice to have the rain gear to keep me warm, and in the summer, I dont mind getting wet at all. ...
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    I hike with thin gloves. They were perfect. I...

    I hike with thin gloves. They were perfect. I lost them at hardcore though, and never bought anymore.
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    You heard the man. In all seriousness, the Mioxx...

    You heard the man. In all seriousness, the Mioxx is awesome. I used Aqua-Mira on my 1,000 mile section hike this year, but some people that I hiked with for a while used the Mioxx and loved it. I...
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    I hadnt thought about leaving my sleeping bag out...

    I hadnt thought about leaving my sleeping bag out of a stuff sack. I am going to have to try that. I love my Atmos 50, but I also tore up a few zippers from cramming on my 1000 mile section hike...
  14. It shouldnt be a problem. With a little...

    It shouldnt be a problem. With a little practice, you can get a lot of stuff in a little bit of space, and 3500 cubic inches is a fair amount of space. It is all good.

    Bassline
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    Leki has some of the best customer service in the...

    Leki has some of the best customer service in the outdoor industry. My Super Makalu's with the cork grip have seen a lot of action, and still havent let me down. I would go with the Leki's, but I...
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    I had a family emergency while I was in Port...

    I had a family emergency while I was in Port Clinton that brought me home this year. The Cabella's a few miles down the road has a nice phone I sat next to for many hours. It is all good.
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  17. What Lifestrong said, too much water. You might...

    What Lifestrong said, too much water. You might fill that water up at night, or on the hottest day of the year, but you will definently save a lot of weight with 2 liters of water. That is about...
  18. Poll: Bad Family problems motivated me to go home.

    Bad Family problems motivated me to go home.
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    Dehydrated beer...
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    It is definently not necessary, but all in all,...

    It is definently not necessary, but all in all, the maps tend to yield themselves to be useless with the exception of the elevation profile. I would view them as a form of entertainment on the...
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    You will be so hungry that you wont care. It is...

    You will be so hungry that you wont care. It is all good.

    Bassline
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    The only true pants I hike with are rain pants. ...

    The only true pants I hike with are rain pants. I have long thermals to sleep in though. IMO, it is not worth the weight of the fleece. If you want to stay warm, buy a down vest. It will keep...
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    What they said, New Balances. Find the New...

    What they said, New Balances. Find the New Balance store in your area, and they will square you away. It is all good.

    Bassline
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    It has been said, but I would make sure top get...

    It has been said, but I would make sure top get most everything else beore you choose your pack. If nothing else, get your sleeping bag picked out. It sounds to me like you arent looking for...
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    At the Primitive Skills Workshop...

    I want to send a big shout-out to Nate, as well as Carl, and Catherine. I learned a so much today. I am already excited about the prospect of building my own shelter, starting a fire without a...
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