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  1. I found out this week how easy it is to lose our...

    I found out this week how easy it is to lose our mobility. During a kettlebell workout I lightly tapped my kneecap with a bell. This caused extreme pain, difficult sleeping, and I'm still limping...
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    We always carry brollys on the AT. Most of the...

    We always carry brollys on the AT. Most of the time it's all you need, and you can avoid the condensation trap of raingear. We've used Raines Skinny Minny (5 oz) and more recently got a serious $60...
  3. These problems can be chronic and hard to treat. ...

    These problems can be chronic and hard to treat. My wife has been struggling with it for two years, despite many ortho and PT visits. There's no easy fix.
  4. Thread: radio in HMW

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    We always carried NOAA weather radio on a small...

    We always carried NOAA weather radio on a small handheld ham radio (I hold a General ham license). Very useful. You can almost always get reception and find out the weather.
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    There is an enormous amount of freedom on the...

    There is an enormous amount of freedom on the CDT. You don't even have to follow a specific route. There are many ways to get from Canada to Mexico. With the freedom comes a fair amount of risk. ...
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    I had it for six months, tried everything... ...

    I had it for six months, tried everything... Finally skillful physical therapy cured it in 4 sessions.
  7. Ex-Offico clothes last for decades with hard...

    Ex-Offico clothes last for decades with hard useage. Worth the money, IMO. Another good brand is Fjallraven, especially for their field pants. You'll see a lot of their little fox insignia if you...
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    Life lesson dudes... Plan the run, and then...

    Life lesson dudes...

    Plan the run, and then run the plan.
  9. I wonder what effect long-term lack of animal...

    I wonder what effect long-term lack of animal protein in the diet has on muscle development in vegans? Can pea protein really substitute for beef? Serious question. High-quality protein is maybe...
  10. I read his books in the early 1970's and copied...

    I read his books in the early 1970's and copied his hiking style. Still do...
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    Hard boiled egg, beef jerky, string cheese, piece...

    Hard boiled egg, beef jerky, string cheese, piece of dark chocolate.
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    I read you list but I'm not impressed. Duct...

    I read you list but I'm not impressed. Duct tape? No mention of first aid? Navigtion? Nutrition? Fitness prior to hiking?

    So here's a list. I can't count how many miles it's based on but...
  13. Holy smokes! That's nuts. $150 was a...

    Holy smokes! That's nuts.

    $150 was a reasonable price,
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    Based on experience we (2 people) get 5 days of...

    Based on experience we (2 people) get 5 days of meals from a large canister. But we only boil water (coffee and 2 single pot meals), and we use a pot cozy for the food to stay hot while cooking. We...
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    I lost all interest in the ATC when they came out...

    I lost all interest in the ATC when they came out woke.
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    For runners of the Pikes Peak marathon (7K ft...

    For runners of the Pikes Peak marathon (7K ft climb), which I once completed, there are two suggestions: 1. If you have the time, arrive early and spend a week or two adjusting to elevation,...
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    I'm late to the party here, but here's my 2...

    I'm late to the party here, but here's my 2 cents: I know people (Iraq war vet) who ended up in the emergency room from trying to do a bear hang using a rock tied to a rope. The same couple also...
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    Sprains are one of the best reasons to do a lot...

    Sprains are one of the best reasons to do a lot of training and get in shape before a big hike. I had a lot of ankle rolls as an ultrarunner and hiker until I attained a certain level of ankle...
  19. My belief is that pumping a ton of blood through...

    My belief is that pumping a ton of blood through your brain is the best thing that someone with such an affliction you could possibly do.
  20. Thread: McAfee Knob

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    Avoid the area if it's been raining, it's a...

    Avoid the area if it's been raining, it's a horrible slick muddy mess because the area is so overused.
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    We've used permetherin on the Maine AT during...

    We've used permetherin on the Maine AT during June-July with good results. This weekend we're going to the Columbia Gorge, WA, known for bad ticks. So we're using permetherin soaked long pants,...
  22. Good post, Nanatuck. I agree. The problem with...

    Good post, Nanatuck. I agree. The problem with doing something for bragging rights is that nobody really cares, for more than a second or two.

    I walked the northern portion of the PCT at the...
  23. If you eat a ton of carbs you will always be a...

    If you eat a ton of carbs you will always be a ravenous glutton, never become fat adapted, and eventually risk metabolic problems.
    If you become fat adapted, you won't be as hungry, and won't need...
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    In my experience, the rating is the temperature...

    In my experience, the rating is the temperature at which you will suffer.
  25. Had the proverbial "100 lb down sleeping bag"...

    Had the proverbial "100 lb down sleeping bag" thing happen while hiking PA back in 1974 with a Kelty pack and garbage bag cover.
    Now we always put the sleeping bag in a turkey baster bag and seal...
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