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    Except the article is from the UK, and in British...

    Except the article is from the UK, and in British English, chips are called crisps, so for them to call them crisps would be like us calling them chips, so by calling them chips they are not calling...
  2. Thanks for your insights on this trek.

    Thanks for your insights on this trek.
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    I grew up in Beltsville. Had lots of friends in...

    I grew up in Beltsville. Had lots of friends in Riverdale, College Park, and Hyattsville. Haven't lived there since '79. My summer job in college was driving a delivery van all over DC area. Never...
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    My Evernew bags seem to seal tight to the Versa...

    My Evernew bags seem to seal tight to the Versa Flow.
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    Me too. I also gravity filter but without the...

    Me too. I also gravity filter but without the hose. I just attach an Evernew bladder to both sides and hang. No tubing or adptors needed. I know it's slower, but if I'm in a hurry I squeeze. When I'm...
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    Or maybe: Stay with it to the end: Leave Not Race

    Or maybe: Stay with it to the end: Leave Not Race
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    I hate Halloween. It's a stupid holiday. :(

    I hate Halloween. It's a stupid holiday. :(
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    Not at all sure how you came to this conclusion....

    Not at all sure how you came to this conclusion. The people filming from some distance away were telling the people not to run (which was correct). They should have also told them to stay together...
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    Following the discussion. I have not backpacked...

    Following the discussion. I have not backpacked in YNP but read alot about it with the hope of getting there some day. Personally I would like go to a Backcountry geyser basin or Lamar Valley.
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    Following the discussion. I have not backpacked...

    Following the discussion. I have not backpacked in YNP but read alot about it with the hope of getting there some day. Personally I would like go to a Backcountry geyser basin or Lamar Valley.
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    I have a similar diy version like this but...

    I have a similar diy version like this but bigger. I get similar performance. From the pic it seems the pot has a 16 oz capacity which is pretty small for what I do.

    What I have is an Olicamp xts...
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    The notch floor is shaped like an elongated...

    The notch floor is shaped like an elongated hexagon. It is 20 inches wide at the ends but widens to 34 to inches in the middle. There is a diagram on their web page if you scroll through the images. ...
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    I have a Tarptent Notch I am interested in...

    I have a Tarptent Notch I am interested in selling. I bought it used 5 years ago. I take at most one trip per year so I've only used a few times. It is a trekking pole supported non freestanding 1p...
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    Toward the end of my first multi day hike,...

    Toward the end of my first multi day hike, everything in my bag smelled of cheese and sausage. Ever since then I use an odor barrier liner in my food bag to keep the smells off everything else. It's...
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    I take those "refrigerate after opening" warnings...

    I take those "refrigerate after opening" warnings with a grain of salt. I look at it this way. Cured, smoked, and fermented foods have been around for thousands of years. Refrigeration has been...
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    Have a great trip. On the map you posted you will...

    Have a great trip. On the map you posted you will see Spray Falls. You will find a picture in in one of my early posts. It's probably one of the most photographed spots in MI. Just don't fall over...
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    Pink Lady Slippers are very showy wild orchids....

    Pink Lady Slippers are very showy wild orchids. Google it for a picture.
  18. For a few years, The Trek has been doing a survey...

    For a few years, The Trek has been doing a survey of thru and long-distance AT hikers. From their 2019 survey page on food and cooking it says "About three-quarters (75%) of hikers primarily bought...
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    Good call Pringles. Stopping at Miner's Castle is...

    Good call Pringles. Stopping at Miner's Castle is not a bad way to cut miles without missing much. I recall there wasn't much in that section. But there were some inland cliffs in the woods from when...
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    I have a quart size plastic zip bag I call my...

    I have a quart size plastic zip bag I call my BUMMER bag. That stands for Back Up, Medical, Maintainance, Emergency, Repair. It's all those little things you need to have, but not on a daily basis....
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    I use nylobarrier / nylofume bags as a pack line....

    I use nylobarrier / nylofume bags as a pack line. Everything that needs to stay dry goes in there. They are lighter but tougher than compactor bags. Plus they are odor barrier bags so my quilt an...
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    I don't like option 1. You have a long day when...

    I don't like option 1. You have a long day when going by all the cliffs. You will want to allow some time to sight see there. Plus as a solo you can't use the group site. Plan 2 is problematic. There...
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    ...and another ...

    ...and another

    https://baxterstatepark.org/2020/10/09/10-9-2020-hiker-found-dead-on-summit-of-katahdin/?fbclid=IwAR2kX2cYbJLfp3yRrBzGlk5QncVb1zSi_BIrD2rczd2YJvVief8UdpNIzZo
  24. I started with a torso length but couldn't get...

    I started with a torso length but couldn't get used to having my legs at a different level. Propping them up on a pack just wasn't the same.
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    I cook in my pot. As pointed out previously you...

    I cook in my pot. As pointed out previously you can boil your food to higher temps for a longer time giving more options for food choices. I minimize cleanup by only boiling at the begining when...
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