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  1. I have portioned out #10 cans of MH for years. I...

    I have portioned out #10 cans of MH for years. I use vac seal bags, usually getting 8 per can. They reconstitute right in the bag with boiling water. I carry a little gem spring clip to seal the...
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    a tip of the hat, for all the hard work. :)

    a tip of the hat, for all the hard work. :)
  3. I hike Etoniah often. While familier with the...

    I hike Etoniah often. While familier with the Etonia Rosemary, I have not seen a big foot yet.
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    After a few days, I sure miss having a Cold Beer...

    After a few days, I sure miss having a Cold Beer at the end of the day.
  5. it's always a little off putting for folks to be...

    it's always a little off putting for folks to be snide on a hiking forum. Geez

    V, don't worry about your car being parked at Pat's Island. I have left my old 4Runner there many times, with never...
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    While I like a good 100 oz bladder, I don't...

    While I like a good 100 oz bladder, I don't always fill and carry them. If I know water is easily available, I'll go with the Platypus roll up 1 ltr bottles, and fill the bladder if I know a long...
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    if things go wrong, you can always just eat it. ...

    if things go wrong, you can always just eat it. :rolleyes:
  8. Thread: Alcohol stoves?

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    I am still using an old Swedish Military Trangia...

    I am still using an old Swedish Military Trangia alky stove. A bit heavy, but it is dead nuts reliable, wind proof, and I am used to it.
    I carry HEET to burn in it.
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    There are quite a number of us 'trail rats' that...

    There are quite a number of us 'trail rats' that live in and around the Gainesville area.

    A get together would be fun, and I am sure I'd learn a lot as well.

    Today, I was hiking Etoniah State...
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    Conditions were great. Temp was about 94 that...

    Conditions were great. Temp was about 94 that day, with a humidity of 50%+. That makes for some enervating heat.
    Good hat, lots of water, pacing yourself works, as always.

    Conditions on...
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    This is almost the exact same area I showed in my...

    This is almost the exact same area I showed in my previous picture. The undergrowth is coming back strong, but I fear it will be years before there are trees again to shade the path....
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    I hiked Juniper Springs to Pat's Island this...

    I hiked Juniper Springs to Pat's Island this past week. Weather was HOT, but with a good full brim hat, and lots of water, it was not too bad.
    I did not see anyone on the trail....
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    We wound up just staying on Walker Mountain for a...

    We wound up just staying on Walker Mountain for a couple of days and nights. Did not hike that far, mostly just sat around and chatted, catching up on what we have missed with each other in the past...
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    probably not a gray wolf, but there have been...

    probably not a gray wolf, but there have been some red wolves re introduced into parts of NC and other areas in the East.
    Best bet is that what you saw though, was a large Coyote.
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    while I have hiked a pretty fair bit of the AT, I...

    while I have hiked a pretty fair bit of the AT, I have never had the slightest desire to do a thru hike.

    Never had the time, and now that I do, I don't have the desire.
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    One stripped MRE each, and one MH meal each. ...

    One stripped MRE each, and one MH meal each.

    Fresh fruit, trail mix, Cliff bars, coffee, tea and hot cider.
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    I've only been around a few years, but I have no...

    I've only been around a few years, but I have no problems with the site, or the folks.
    Good information, excellent reviews of being on the trail, and insight into gear usage.
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    You may well be right. :) He has lived in Vegas...

    You may well be right. :) He has lived in Vegas for about 6 years now, but prior to that, was living in the Philippines, Japan, and Virginia.
    He is an accomplished hiker and mountain guy.
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    looking also at cutting some of the distance out,...

    looking also at cutting some of the distance out, say starting off highway 42 near Ceres.

    All three of us are in good shape. Older Brother climbs/hikes in the mountains of Nevada and California....
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    Help me out guys

    I have hiked the area in Virginia many times in the past, but it has been a few years now since I was able to get up there.

    My two brothers, both in their mid 60's, want to try a bit of the trail....
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    just the hunters? Not the persons with babies,...

    just the hunters? Not the persons with babies, boats and old tires? :rolleyes:
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    its amusing to see the number of folks here, that...

    its amusing to see the number of folks here, that feel being on the AT, or any other trail they use, is like a walk at Disney Land.

    Even though the AT is not really isolated, and certainly not...
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    I was hunting north of FR 10 where the trail...

    I was hunting north of FR 10 where the trail crosses, this past weekend. I only saw one hiker. I gave him all the water he could carry, gave him two Mountain House meals, a fuel canister and hauled...
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    if you are going to be hiking that section, be...

    if you are going to be hiking that section, be aware that there has been a spike in the black bear population. The picture below is bear tracks from just up the road off FR 65. Forest officials...
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    most of the area was burned. The devistation was...

    most of the area was burned. The devistation was pretty severe just south of FR 10, and west to FR 65. This picture is that area after the fire....
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