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    I don't mind being around drinking people I know...

    I don't mind being around drinking people I know and trust. It's the newbies or unknowns I don't care to be around. As someone mentioned, things can get out of hand quickly. Fortunately, I'm a...
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    .....the reason I don't like GTX on feet is that...

    .....the reason I don't like GTX on feet is that it's too hot and holds in sweat. If you insist on using trail runners, you might be able to use gaiters for ankle protection, but you're back to...
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    I never use GTX on feet. Use all leather...

    I never use GTX on feet. Use all leather (non-china made) boots and treat with aquaseal or sno-seal. BTW, you can still buy quality boots made in Italy and other European countries. I believe very...
  4. I can't believe the church is still supporting...

    I can't believe the church is still supporting The Place. Better people than I could ever be.
  5. Just lie to your wife that you're going down to...

    Just lie to your wife that you're going down to Argentina to visit an old friend.
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    It's my opinion that shelters are a form of...

    It's my opinion that shelters are a form of graffiti, even in bad weather. Even though it wrong, graffiti doesn't bother me in the shelters. I do have a problem with trees, bridges, towers, hand...
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    ...... TSA are afraid of fumes or residue these...

    ...... TSA are afraid of fumes or residue these stoves may have. If it's new, no problem. I said carry on above, not allowed in checked luggage either.
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    Reason I started using a Sierra Zip stove. You...

    Reason I started using a Sierra Zip stove. You need to check the legal problems if you get caught with fuel in your luggage. A lot of airlines won't let you carry on a previously used (non wood)...
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    My "hiker rate" would be higher than the standard...

    My "hiker rate" would be higher than the standard tourist rate. :rolleyes:
  10. Thread: dropout %

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    25% completion rate, stated earlier, has to be...

    25% completion rate, stated earlier, has to be incorrect. I would doubt in the best of years it's that much. I could be wrong. As for the other stats tossed out, I have no idea, but I'd say over...
  11. I read lots of books and journals before, during...

    I read lots of books and journals before, during and currently. If you're into feeds, then the web is the place to be. I only trust about half of the weather reporting I read on the web.
  12. Unfortunately, he'll probably die of old age. ...

    Unfortunately, he'll probably die of old age. Seems, it takes years for all the appeals to run out.
  13. Currently using the Arcteryx Nozone 75 (womens). ...

    Currently using the Arcteryx Nozone 75 (womens). Tried and returned the Male version Arcteryx Altra 75, a great pack(waiting for female version). I used a Lowe Alpine when I hike the AT Used an...
  14. How do you keep from having your gear stolen? ...

    How do you keep from having your gear stolen?

    The same way you keep from being attacked, robbed or worse.
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    It has, in the past, taken me around 300 miles of...

    It has, in the past, taken me around 300 miles of intermittent hiking, bandaging feet, to break-in a pair of leather hiking boots.
  16. By then you'll probably need to get a permit from...

    By then you'll probably need to get a permit from Beijing.
  17. I'd mind my own business. A bear would avoid...

    I'd mind my own business. A bear would avoid this crowd like the plague anyway.
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    10 Skills Every Hiker Must Know

    http://www.backpacker.com/january-2012-backpacker-bible-10-skills-every-backpacker-must-know/skills/16324?utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter03
  19. Are Wood Burning Stoves Worth the Savings in...

    Are Wood Burning Stoves Worth the Savings in Weight and Money???

    Absolutely, you'll have a learning curve but after that you'll not turn away from the Dark Side (as in smoked up pots) again.
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    I always hike with gaiters, OR(Outdoor Research)...

    I always hike with gaiters, OR(Outdoor Research) Low cut most of the time except in Deep Snow then I switch to the High, just below knees version.
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    If one googles hiker robbed (with no quotes)...

    If one googles hiker robbed (with no quotes) you'll get many hits, a lot of them or AT related.
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    If you get a "Red" neck knife be ready for a...

    If you get a "Red" neck knife be ready for a little jazzing.
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    You can get nicely equipped with clothes made of...

    You can get nicely equipped with clothes made of synthetics, silk or wool at most any donation/charity stores. A lot of hikers purchase footwear, and all kinds of gear for cents on the dollar at...
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    You can always tell the inexperienced. NO Cotton...

    You can always tell the inexperienced. NO Cotton all the time.
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    Long distance hiking is not a weight loss...

    Long distance hiking is not a weight loss program, it's a temporary form of exercise with no worry about over eating , as long as you're hiking a lot of miles per day. Some obese people believe they...
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