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    Not to be too harsh or inappropriate here, but...

    Not to be too harsh or inappropriate here, but it's spring, this teen is experienced outdoors and trying to escape family to address personal issues while hiking a trail. Sound familiar? Why is the...
  2. So what you are suggesting is that the essence of...

    So what you are suggesting is that the essence of our existence is sex and death?
    I like it. Kinda morbid and deep and not, all at the same time. :banana
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    I've never tried to figure out if I can boil less...

    I've never tried to figure out if I can boil less than a cup and an half without wasting fuel. But, something that might make a significant difference in this case is the amount of wick material as...
  4. Mmm. . . peanut butter . . . :jump Selectively...

    Mmm. . . peanut butter . . . :jump
    Selectively copied from the all-knowing internet:
    Peanut butter provides a good amount of protein, along with essential vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium,...
  5. You guys are so much more dedicated than me. ...

    You guys are so much more dedicated than me. Most of the time, I just use my gear until if fails. Then I deal with it in the field. That way, I'm highly motivated to make sure I have...
  6. I wish (most of the time) I could be a...

    I wish (most of the time) I could be a vegetarian. Ethically, I'd like to minimize my exploitation of slave animals and reduce my footprint on the earth in general. And, for health reasons, I...
  7. I gave away my last external frame pack about 6...

    I gave away my last external frame pack about 6 years ago as I hadn't used it in years and didn't see a reason to use it in the future.

    Okay, I actually still use an Osprey Exos. So I'm talking...
  8. When hiking the PCT, my son was using lots of...

    When hiking the PCT, my son was using lots of olive oil in everything he cooked. By the end, he'd switched to Canola oil because it had less flavor and he got tired of everything being olive...
  9. If you pay attention to your liner when you...

    If you pay attention to your liner when you unpack it, you should be able to tell if it's air-tight or not also. If you press all the air out of your pack liner as you are packing it, it looks like...
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    I'd encourage you to experiment with your tarp...

    I'd encourage you to experiment with your tarp pitch using a Heatsheet(tm) or the like. I think you'll be surprised at how much difference there is in warmth between a clear sheet and a reflective...
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    I was surprised at how well my modified Heatsheet...

    I was surprised at how well my modified Heatsheet worked as a tarp shelter.
    I used the two person version, so 58" by 98", which, incidentally is close to the same size as my Sea-to-Summit poncho I...
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    At this point, as noted above, I think the...

    At this point, as noted above, I think the biggest reason is that the reflective coatings don't last well on the materials that most backpackers want to carry for their shelters. And frankly, as...
  13. To answer directly, yes, sort of. I have always...

    To answer directly, yes, sort of. I have always used pack liner bags or gear dry bags of one kind or another since my earliest hiking days in the 60's. I have experimented with pack covers and...
  14. As I understand it, Mylar is metal coated plastic...

    As I understand it, Mylar is metal coated plastic with the plastic being there to provide structure to the micro-thin metal layer. In the case of the wine box liners, I would think the metal layer...
  15. Interesting discussion. I'm all for encouraging...

    Interesting discussion. I'm all for encouraging exploration of new creative solutions to old problems.
    That being said, I'm reading some creative ideas and/or concerns and associated solutions...
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    I often clean wax by poring boiling water over...

    I often clean wax by poring boiling water over it. Fast, easy, and effective.
    You can also just dunk something into almost boiling water and the wax will float off in a few minutes.
  17. Good call. Have fun with it. Don't forget to...

    Good call. Have fun with it. Don't forget to bring some string to tie the poncho around your waist if and when the wind picks up.

    For what it's worth, the Frogg Toggs poncho, if I recall, is a...
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    Wow. Wow. Wow #1: You guys really care so...

    Wow. Wow.

    Wow #1: You guys really care so much about being "recognized" by the ATC for hiking the AT?
    Wow #2: You guys are so petty as to suggest you will stop your support of the ATC for their...
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    I don't remember the model name of the Steripen I...

    I don't remember the model name of the Steripen I use. It's one of the smallest and lightest weight ones and is USB rechargeable. It's probably an older model that has been replaced by something...
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    If you end up still not being able to get the CCF...

    If you end up still not being able to get the CCF pads to work well for you, I would strongly encourage you to consider one of the quilted, inflatable type pads like the Sea-to-summit options. They...
  21. The closest and very viable option I can think of...

    The closest and very viable option I can think of is those Mylar bags that holds the wind in box wine. It does a good job of not flavoring the liquid inside. And, it's really cheap, after you're...
  22. And at how many nights/miles have these cork...

    And at how many nights/miles have these cork handles failed you?
    And, if I continue hiking and backpacking with my poles for the rest of my life, will I ever achieve enough nights/miles to have my...
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    Thank you! There is also this:...

    Thank you!

    There is also this: https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-wildfires

    The comparison isn't even close. That being said, the logical conclusion for many would be to...
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    No it is NOT! You infer that it is safe enough...

    No it is NOT! You infer that it is safe enough to use these stoves outdoors. Then, you turn around and suggest that, regardless of how safe it is (or not) using them indoors is not safe and...
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    I challenge anyone to show us real numbers that...

    I challenge anyone to show us real numbers that can indicate that there is anywhere near as much damage done to property or human life by camp stoves in motels compared to camp stoves in the wild. ...
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