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  1. Thread: Bounce box

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    I would keep anything that's really important...

    I would keep anything that's really important with you.
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    Nice suggestions! You can also make handy fire...

    Nice suggestions! You can also make handy fire starters in egg containers using sawdust and wax.

    Potassium permanganate and glycerine works a trick too.
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    Think about using an umbrella. Seriously!

    Think about using an umbrella. Seriously!
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    I'd be more afraid of getting eaten by the huge...

    I'd be more afraid of getting eaten by the huge feral boars. Don't wander around in the dark in the Smokies...
  5. Thread: InReach

    by RockDoc
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    A LOT of the long distance hikers on the PCT had...

    A LOT of the long distance hikers on the PCT had that clipped to the front of their pack, I noticed as I passed hundreds of them in the North Cascades in Aug-Sept. Might be a good item.
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    Have extra warm clothes to put on as soon as you...

    Have extra warm clothes to put on as soon as you stop (remove wet clothes). But it sounds like you are well clued in...

    My only issue with such a hike would be what to do with the extremely long...
  7. Thread: Jerky

    by RockDoc
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    I've been doing it for years, to avoid the sugar...

    I've been doing it for years, to avoid the sugar in most commercial jerky. Also to save money.

    I used to buy petite sirloin steak on sale (less than $5/lb), which is good quality and quite lean....
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    I second the suggestion of Icebreaker NZ merino...

    I second the suggestion of Icebreaker NZ merino wool for base layers. Not scratchy and no funk. We got head to toe merino goods: socks, long underware, ss and ls tops, and balaclavas. Wonderful...
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    Climbing ropes! Ha!

    Climbing ropes! Ha!
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    If your training is walking I might recommend a...

    If your training is walking I might recommend a weighted vest or backpack. Otherwise walking doesn't have much training effect--just too easy.
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    We had lots of snow north of Neels Gap, but you...

    We had lots of snow north of Neels Gap, but you just stomp through it (or get off the trail). Never thought we needed spikes. You're not in Colorado or the Sierra, this isn't mountain climbing.
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  12. More power to you, firesign. You are correct...

    More power to you, firesign. You are correct about Freedom of Speech. As another who tends to be honest about what I think, I find it surprising that so many are intolerant of opposing views.
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    Why does this thread remind me of the old joke...

    Why does this thread remind me of the old joke about never mud wrestling with a pig?

    You know, you both get covered with mud, and the pig likes it.
  14. Well try it. You'll have to glue a new piece of...

    Well try it. You'll have to glue a new piece of velcro to the outside of the heel. We've done it with many different shoes.
  15. Here's an interesting study in which dogs were...

    Here's an interesting study in which dogs were allowed to choose what they like. They select fat and protein (52% Fat, 44 % Protein, 4% Carbs). The amount of carbs that they select is not...
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    Yes, definitely do it in sections. I hiked SOBO...

    Yes, definitely do it in sections. I hiked SOBO in WA Section K in Aug-Sept and passed 300-400 thru hikers. The majority were jaded and negative at that point (many just had their head down and...
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    Bananas are nothing to dance about.. they've even...

    Bananas are nothing to dance about.. they've even banned them for monkeys in zoos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fqpD3v_aOQ
  18. I remember seeing an article about Alaskan sled...

    I remember seeing an article about Alaskan sled dogs, where the ones fed vegetarian couldn't finish the Iditarod... Healthy dog nutrition seems to require animal protein and fat, not fruits,...
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    Sounds more like Section Hiking...

    Sounds more like Section Hiking...
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    Today's packs are all so good, that you can't...

    Today's packs are all so good, that you can't lose. Unless IMO you get an ultralight pack and overload it. If there's any doubt about pack weight, get a beefier suspension system. Your shoulders...
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    Thanks for the link. I met him on the trail in...

    Thanks for the link. I met him on the trail in 2013(?) in NC, he had a lady named Starcatcher watching out for him IIRC.

    Much respect. Sleep soundly, Sir, you led a very full life!
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    If you do the approach trail and avoid the drive,...

    If you do the approach trail and avoid the drive, you may avoid vomiting on the curvy road. Honestly, the lodge owner drove his van up that road at about 50 mph, and I was in the back with ten other...
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    After 20 years of trying to make these new light...

    After 20 years of trying to make these new light frameless packs work, with sub 10 lb base weight, I longed for the old frame pack days when you could carry a lot and put almost all of the weight on...
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    Yes, you have the right to disable yourself with...

    Yes, you have the right to disable yourself with chemicals. Not the smartest route IMO.

    There are reasons why the Government wants the electorate to be chemically pacified at best and mentally...
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    I would encourage you to backpack after surgery...

    I would encourage you to backpack after surgery because perhaps the most important factor regarding recovery is blood flow. What better way?
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