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    I've been sleeping on CCF since I was a teen, and...

    I've been sleeping on CCF since I was a teen, and nearly 40 yrs since my first foray onto the AT. My 1st tip: don't sleep perfectly perpendicular to the ground. Go over "top dead center" a little bit...
  2. Another clarification - if you have to use...

    Another clarification - if you have to use vinegar to clear out your filter, follow that up with distilled water. Else you might get a vinegar taste for your first filtering! :P
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    Sulfur? I bet it kept more than just ticks away....

    Sulfur? I bet it kept more than just ticks away. :D
  4. I'd strongly encourage you to try them at home...

    I'd strongly encourage you to try them at home first - and more than once. I bought a few last year, thinking, "what a great and convenient invention!" The first one was decent, OK, kind of a little...
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    I've had that experience - not only at banks but...

    I've had that experience - not only at banks but at retailers. I quit carrying them probably 15-20 years ago, and even back then they had become a relic of bygone age. Kind of too bad, they billed as...
  6. minor point of clarification - when I have...

    minor point of clarification - when I have backflushed the mini with distilled water before leaving (or soaked with vinegar to enable that), I bring the mini wet, not dried out. Even if it's clear of...
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    There's nothing in the sentence I quoted from...

    There's nothing in the sentence I quoted from their website that claims that ticks are insects. Do you have a quibble with their company name or something? You want them to change to "Insect and...
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    The very first line of copy on Insect Shield's...

    The very first line of copy on Insect Shield's website reads:
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    I too ponied up some $$ to have insectshield...

    I too ponied up some $$ to have insectshield treat a few dedicated hiking outfits (3 pair Dickies workpants, 2 SS shirts, 1 LS shirt, 4 pr Darn Tough socks). It's been some years but I'm still well...
  10. Neither. It's difficult to explain in words,...

    Neither.

    It's difficult to explain in words, but there's a way to billow out a Sawyer pouch without sealing your lips to your hand or the threads of the neck of the pouch.

    I think we...
  11. Nice video. Sounds like you've used it often, so...

    Nice video. Sounds like you've used it often, so you know its strengths and weaknesses. In my experience, if it's not used regularly, it can dry out and be impossible to use when you need it. If I...
  12. Long-term update: that polartec hat from REI that...

    Long-term update: that polartec hat from REI that was so good at wind blocking? Turns out it had plastic film built in to it (not unlike saran wrap), between its layers! A few months ago I noticed a...
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    Just a thought - what would you pack it in, so...

    Just a thought - what would you pack it in, so that it doesn't gradually saw/abrade away whatever it's next to?
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    You can get wireless earbuds that have a clip...

    You can get wireless earbuds that have a clip that fits over the ear, so they hang on from above, as it were. Of course any wireless stuff has to be charged.
    Under $20 is hard to get without going...
  15. Flutch, are you planning on doing the AT this...

    Flutch, are you planning on doing the AT this year? Seems like a few years back you were considering it. If so, when is your intended start date? Many folks change up gear as the weather changes.
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    If you search well, I think you'll find some old...

    If you search well, I think you'll find some old thread where someone reported back testing results using an IR thermometer or something fancy like that. It's pretty much as others indicated: claimed...
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    This is an interesting topic. I have a slight...

    This is an interesting topic. I have a slight tangent, and that is rather than going stoveless, going without attempts at making fancy/delicious meals on trail with lots of ingredients packed...
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    Do they allow overnight parking at Devil's...

    Do they allow overnight parking at Devil's Breakfast Table now? Last I was there, they did not, and that's a real limiting factor in that area. You have to dayhike it, unless there is other parking...
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    I hear you! The CT is basically within 0.5-2.5...

    I hear you! The CT is basically within 0.5-2.5 hours from me, so it has a bit of home court advantage. Plus it's the proverbial (poetical?) road less traveled. The driving logistics of more distant...
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    Obed Closed

    Per the arcgis map of the Cumberland Trail, Obed is finally closed for maintenance, from Alley Ford to Devil's Breakfast Table. It's my understanding that this interactive map is the most up-to-date...
  21. I got a couple of years out of the BRS stove. It...

    I got a couple of years out of the BRS stove. It was tiny and light, amazingly so. Worked fine until it didn't. Not sure I'd bother with it again, as with that kind of longevity I now think of it as...
  22. John Cage's 4'33", at full blast.

    John Cage's 4'33", at full blast.
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    That has not been my experience over a year, or a...

    That has not been my experience over a year, or a decade, using them on the uppers of my LL Bean boots (the iconic style). Not even remotely.
  24. This product might provide the gripp-y-ness you...

    This product might provide the gripp-y-ness you need at low cost ($18) and low weight (2-3 oz).

    https://www.gossamergear.com/products/thinlight-foam-pad?variant=30497164620

    It appears they're...
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    Q on "cozys"

    I've just made my first cozys from reflectix-like material from an old car sunshade. Old enough that the mylar was separating from the bubble wrap on a lot of it. Fortunately I had enough of it in...
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