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    I gotta think that after several days or weeks on...

    I gotta think that after several days or weeks on the trail the food smells (and many other smells bears might be curious about) are all over you and your clothes. I'm in favor of being careful and...
  2. Thread: Trail pasta

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    Best pasta for the trail: couscous. ...

    Best pasta for the trail: couscous. Experiment with recipes.
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    From what I gather most people do what Red5 above...

    From what I gather most people do what Red5 above spells out: night of 24th in Millinocket, early morning shuttle to KSC (Katahdin Stream Campground), hike Katahdin and back, camp the night of the...
  4. Or you could use this: ...

    Or you could use this:

    https://mpowerd.com/products/luci-emrg

    Great ambiance, 2.4 oz, but not sure if it would charge in the green tunnel.
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    All true but Grizzly Bears are a different animal...

    All true but Grizzly Bears are a different animal than a Black Bear. Having been around both.
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    One way to answer all these concerns concretely,...

    One way to answer all these concerns concretely, start using the battery and see what it can do. Use it a couple weeks and report back please because if it does what is advertised, it would be a...
  7. Photos of pipeline routes reclaimed in a...

    Photos of pipeline routes reclaimed in a responsible manner:

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    Personally, I think this is better than power lines or windmills, but I respect other opinions. Additionally, the big...
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    At 2 lbs per day, if your food is average 100...

    At 2 lbs per day, if your food is average 100 calories per ounce that is only 3200 calories per day, so after you have been on the trail for a while, or on very tough sections, you might need either...
  9. Re: "12) Boil water/eat HIGH! Takes less energy...

    Re: "12) Boil water/eat HIGH! Takes less energy since lower atmospheric pressure means water boils at a lower temp. Take the lower H2O temp into account accepting you'll be eating food at a lower...
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    Lots of good info here, nuts and seeds are great,...

    Lots of good info here, nuts and seeds are great, olive oil 240 cal per oz... Some foods not mentioned:
    Dark choc 180 cal/oz, dehydrated milk 150 cal/oz, dried sweetened coconut-143, ...
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    [QUOTE=Bobby;2154625]just paid 74.95 at Amazon -...

    [QUOTE=Bobby;2154625]just paid 74.95 at Amazon - had most sizes - that price includes shipping

    Damn, you're right. I coulda saved $10....sheesh.
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    I bought some yesterday from Zappos for $84.99. ...

    I bought some yesterday from Zappos for $84.99. Second pair I've bought from them.
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    I was counting on them not being such a problem...

    I was counting on them not being such a problem when I planed to start SOBO this Sept. I know there will be other problems with that plan, but heat and bugs should be coming to an end.
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    I agree entirely with Tipi Walter, in everything...

    I agree entirely with Tipi Walter, in everything he said, don't be fumbling through your pockets when someone, especially a woman, picks you up. The whole thing sets up a bad precedent.
  15. Thread: training

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    Great point ScareBear, I think after getting into...

    Great point ScareBear, I think after getting into the training a ways, working on upping your speed (and sustained raised heart rate) is a very good strategy. I shoot for 2.5 - 3 mph. This way we...
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    A lot of difference between Southern New Mexico...

    A lot of difference between Southern New Mexico and Northern, also there is desert and there are mountains. 20 degree should be OK everywhere but the mountains, however in Feb it could drop to zero,...
  17. Thread: Permethrin

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    Can anyone tell me when the Tick danger ends, or...

    Can anyone tell me when the Tick danger ends, or is greatly reduced? After a couple freezes? Certain month? Any info here?
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    I can respond to this as I often spend Winters in...

    I can respond to this as I often spend Winters in the area you are speaking of and just was there in March.
    * Unfortunately the farther stuff is pretty special (Bisti and Chaco in particular,...
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    How do you figure? Abol Bridge to summit 15.1...

    How do you figure? Abol Bridge to summit 15.1 with about 4,700' vertical, back down to KSC is 5.2 all downhill = 20.3 mi, with 4,700 vertical. May not be your cup of tea, but infinitely
    doable.
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    In the Mountaineering world it is regular...

    In the Mountaineering world it is regular practice to cook in the tent. If your tent has a floor, you will need a base to keep the floor from melting, or there are systems to hang your stove. I am...
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    https://www.montbell.us/products/disp.php?p_id=230...

    https://www.montbell.us/products/disp.php?p_id=2301211

    If you really want excellent warmth to weight ratio.
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