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    This is a scary time for your Florida neighbors,...

    This is a scary time for your Florida neighbors, and soon your coastal Georgia and Carolina neighbors. It’s easy to look at Florida man and see the faults, but I did everything ok, and it’s still...
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    no, it’s definitely not easy. It’s nerve wracking...

    no, it’s definitely not easy. It’s nerve wracking and downright scary. But.. hikers are a bit more comfortable with dealing with less than many. Hope all goes well for every one in Dorian’s path. ...
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    This pumpkin spice thing is WAY Out Of Hand!!! ...

    This pumpkin spice thing is WAY Out Of Hand!!!

    that being said, hell yeah I’ll try it!
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    Hiker advantage amid hurricane

    Just was at the local big box store and witnessed some hurricane madness. Folks really crying because there was no bottled water left, only minimal canned foods selection. Stress, bickering, children...
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    Many years ago my son had a bow flex exercise...

    Many years ago my son had a bow flex exercise machine. It had carbon steel resistance rods. He stored it in the arch position. It lost its flexibly over the years and became not very useful. I...
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    Like this thread. There really is no need to...

    Like this thread.

    There really is no need to go totally feral on a hike when it comes to hygiene, and proper hygiene not only will make you more comfortable and more socially acceptable but it...
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    I have a tarptent rainbow also. I wish it has a...

    I have a tarptent rainbow also. I wish it has a larger vestibule, but it is a nice compact little tent. I have an older, inflatable sleeping pad which is very comfortable for older aches and pains. A...
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    Dogwood.... please don’t look in my food...

    Dogwood.... please don’t look in my food bag!
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    Exactly correct. On a slight tangent,...

    Exactly correct.

    On a slight tangent, when I worked in the ICU, some of our patients were gastric bypass and short bowel sufferers. A couple Gastrointestinal specialty Docs routinely...
  10. Thread: It’s Done!!!

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    Good on you sir! had to click on your photo to...

    Good on you sir!

    had to click on your photo to enjoy that smile!!!!!!!!!
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    If sticking to pan is a problem with homemade...

    If sticking to pan is a problem with homemade bars try using a silicon large ice cube tray. I press the bar mixture into them as a mold and put in freezer to firm up. Then pop out and cook as large...
  12. They make trecking poles for heavier hikers,...

    They make trecking poles for heavier hikers, don’t know your size but it seems logical these would be stronger. What brand of pole were these? I would go with a better quality pole and tent when...
  13. Thread: Neuropathy

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    So glad you are getting some relief. Knee pain...

    So glad you are getting some relief. Knee pain may have different cause (osteoarthritis?) than leg and foot pain. Keep doing what works for you. Try to maximize nutrition, possible supplements in...
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    We aren’t giving the bison credit. He could...

    We aren’t giving the bison credit. He could easily have killed the child. An unknown person in our yard makes my dog protective, but not aggressive or violent. My dog knows to give a child way more...
  15. I have definitely had this. Didn’t know the...

    I have definitely had this. Didn’t know the proper terminology, with one particularly bad episode, my GP thought it could be cellulitis (bacterial infection of skin and sub skin layers) and put me on...
  16. He’s a bit of a romantic, I feel like I’m...

    He’s a bit of a romantic, I feel like I’m watching a lifetime channel romance with great scenery;)

    second chance has transitioned from a kinda frightened, lonely guy to someone making friends,...
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    And the place is named “Deadman’s campground “. ...

    And the place is named “Deadman’s campground “. Wow
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    Not that bright by my book. Im just thinking...

    Not that bright by my book.

    Im just thinking what I would do as a mom of 3 toddlers if some stranger (let alone stranger of another species) tried to approach my kids, tried to bribe them with...
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    Pemmican is keto friendly and calorie dense,...

    Pemmican is keto friendly and calorie dense, worked for native Americans. Sounds like you could go stoveless, so that’s some weight saved. I’m just armchair hiking when it comes to 10 day food hauls...
  20. Welcome to white blaze. Lots of good and bad...

    Welcome to white blaze. Lots of good and bad info out there. If you could teleport your kitty to me I would care for them. . Seek official government sights concerning visas. This might not be your...
  21. Maybe the “best” thru hiker is a nobo who...

    Maybe the “best” thru hiker is a nobo who completed in one continuous hike, no zeros off trail, no yellow blazing or blue blazing or pink blazing. They are also ultra light and had no injuries. They...
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    Thanks for the link, I found it very helpful too.

    Thanks for the link, I found it very helpful too.
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    When I first read the article I thought is was a...

    When I first read the article I thought is was a misprint that the 2 who summited went down a different trail. This is incomprehensible to me. Even young hikers. Maybe this was a first trip? ...
  24. Gave this same set up to my son. He and his...

    Gave this same set up to my son. He and his girlfriend are new to hiking and camping. Easy to use, bombproof. Roomy enough for their trips. A solid tent.
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    I use both. I guess I’m a belt and suspenders...

    I use both. I guess I’m a belt and suspenders kind of girl. Never had a wet sleeping bag or night clothes stored this way. On cold nights this is not just comfy but also safety. The compactor...
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