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  1. Years ago I saw a show on TV (Nat Geo or...

    Years ago I saw a show on TV (Nat Geo or equivalent, don't remember) that profiled a village of people living a primitive lifestyle completely unaffected by modern society (may have been in New...
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    Interesting. I have always thought it would be...

    Interesting. I have always thought it would be interesting to do some controlled experiments on odor barrier bags to odor barrier-ness. All I ever see are anecdotal stories such as yours from social...
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    Mine also has a removable strap. Never thought of...

    Mine also has a removable strap. Never thought of using the sternum strap. With the pancake prime, me me is almost pocketable. The FF has an APSC lens, so still reasonably compact.
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    I too got my Thrupack fanny pack to use with my...

    I too got my Thrupack fanny pack to use with my camera. But I recently upgraded from a Point and Shoot to a mirrorless with Zoom (Fujifilm XE3/18-55mm) that doesn't quite fit in my fanny pack. I'm...
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    I agree that none of these are odor proof (which...

    I agree that none of these are odor proof (which is why I never use that term), but I don't agree that this means odor barrier bags have no value. I'm going to use a waterproof liner in my pack and...
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    Here is a research article that compares the...

    Here is a research article that compares the biomechanical efficiency of various load carrying techniques from a military perspective.
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    I have nylobarrier odor barrier bags. Not sure if...

    I have nylobarrier odor barrier bags. Not sure if they are still available. They have a large that is big enough for a pack liner and a smaller size that is perfect for a food bag.
  8. Yes. In the ones I have seen, the antishock...

    Yes. In the ones I have seen, the antishock feature is where the shaft meets the grip.

    Personally, I don't like anti shock. I find it unnecessary extra weight that can fail. Also, while twist...
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    Yes, agree. In my case, I tend to load up my...

    Yes, agree. In my case, I tend to load up my pockets with all that stuff I want to have on hand whole walking. The fanny pack is a good alternative. I too find side pouches interfere with arm swing....
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    Here's another to consider. ...

    Here's another to consider.

    https://www.thrupack.com/collections/packs-w-removable-belt/products/summit-bum
  11. Thread: water

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    Every water treatment method has its advantages...

    Every water treatment method has its advantages and disadvantages, so it is misleading to say one method is superior or inferior. Instead, evaluate which option's strengths best align with your...
  12. For years I have seen reports of Sawyer filters...

    For years I have seen reports of Sawyer filters giving highly variable results. I have found that curious and wondered what may be the explanation. One possible answer may be the way these filters...
  13. Thread: Phone apps

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    If your phone has a 2200mAhr battery, an there...

    If your phone has a 2200mAhr battery, an there are 1000 mA per A and an Amp is 1 C/s and there are 60 min/hr and 60 sec/min and it's a 3.7 V battery and a Volt is a J/C and a J is a kg m^2/sec^2 and...
  14. Just the other day I noticed that Isle Royale NP...

    Just the other day I noticed that Isle Royale NP is recommending filtration for microbes PLUS chemical/UV for viruses. Not sure if it something peculiar to that park or just the NPS being hyper...
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    Spot uses Globestar Satellites which is not...

    Spot uses Globestar Satellites which is not global. Garmin Inreach uses Iridium Satellites which is Global.
  16. I suggest you check out the Versaflow filter from...

    I suggest you check out the Versaflow filter from HydroBlue. Looks like a Mini but slightly bigger. This gives better flow rates. But it is more versatile as it has threads on both ends so it can be...
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    This is the way I look at it. The mass in your...

    This is the way I look at it. The mass in your food bag is one of 5 things: fats, carbs, protein, water, and packaging (salts, fiber, micronutrients are negligible). Fats have 9 cal/g. Carbs and...
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    Best reply of the year.

    Best reply of the year.
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    I think I saw several reports of Woody on the SKT...

    I think I saw several reports of Woody on the SKT web site (Slowest Known Time).
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    I agree that "odor proof" is an inaccurate term....

    I agree that "odor proof" is an inaccurate term. But this does not mean it plays no role in food storage. The science behind keeping your food with you 24/7 (i.e. "sleep with your food") is that...
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    The one high use, high profile trail I know of...

    The one high use, high profile trail I know of where you are officially advised that water treatment is not necessary is the Kungsleden in northern Sweden.
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    Why not go overboard? That's what we do ;-) This...

    Why not go overboard? That's what we do ;-) This is reminiscent of the "are cell phones good or bad" threads that were common 10 or more years ago. Today it's to the point that they are seen as...
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    On my first AT hike, when I came off a long dry...

    On my first AT hike, when I came off a long dry ridge walk on a hot summer day I took quite a long time filtering at the first stream I got to, which was at a beaver dam just down stream from a big...
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    The benefits meditation are well established....

    The benefits meditation are well established. Many envision this requires a state of sedentary focus. But it has also been shown that these benefits can be accomplished through repetitive physical...
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    I follow a Nepal Trekking forum and have found...

    I follow a Nepal Trekking forum and have found Steripens are popular amount this group. Its advantages align well the needs of trekking in the Himalayan Mtns. Water is not cloudy but there is a risk...
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