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  1. I would like to second these comments.I am...

    I would like to second these comments.I am thinking about giving up my stove and pot altogether at some point because most of the time it's just too much effort required at day's end to deal with...
  2. Thread: Finally!

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    Congratulations!Will you be doing an online...

    Congratulations!Will you be doing an online journal,Instagram,or You Tube so that we might follow along?
    Thanks and good luck.
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    The whole idea behind the Resqlink is that it...

    The whole idea behind the Resqlink is that it uses satellites and not cell towers.Works in the gravest extreme and will call the helicopter if you need one.(better be a life threatening situation if...
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    This is what I purchased and it has no monthly...

    This is what I purchased and it has no monthly subscription costs.And it is supposed to work when necessary.
    https://hikingguy.com/hiking-gear/acr-resqlink-review/
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    My plb requires the ability to raise the antenna...

    My plb requires the ability to raise the antenna and push a button.5 watts of power,registered to my name,alerts
    the military is my understanding.For roughly $300 it's the cheapest insurance policy...
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    Ditto.Despite this thread being inspired by Mr...

    Ditto.Despite this thread being inspired by Mr Noonkester's death it is important we discuss pertinent information related to the case.I just downloaded a digital compass gps app on my phone...
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    Here's and informative video from Spiguyver. ...

    Here's and informative video from Spiguyver. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyLF1DazGoE

    I resisted the Caldera Cone for awhile because I considered the carrier to be dead weight.However,I...
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    put some reflective tape on your food bag and on...

    put some reflective tape on your food bag and on your hiking sticks to help you find the bag in the morning or your campsite if you get up during the night.You can get turned around at night in the...
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    If you have concerns about finding your way back...

    If you have concerns about finding your way back to the trail,just keep four pieces of flagging tape and tie them on something at 50 foot intervals on a compass heading so you will have walked a...
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    After all this stove gear discussion I have...

    After all this stove gear discussion I have decided to go with a Caldera Cone for my perfect (for me) pot which is the Snow Peak 600.It comes with their 12-10 stove but I will likely use my Starlyte...
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    FWIW,I was camped out near the Ocmulgee River...

    FWIW,I was camped out near the Ocmulgee River about 100 miles south of Springer on Saturday night.Saturday was a beautiful day.The temp went down to about 39 degrees after midnight and by 4 am...
  12. This idiot is a firm believer in packing out the...

    This idiot is a firm believer in packing out the toilet paper along with all the other trash.And I almost feel guilty about being a freezer bag cooker but I'm not ready to give them up just yet.Maybe...
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    FWIW,I bot some 36 guage aluminum crafting foil...

    FWIW,I bot some 36 guage aluminum crafting foil from Amazon-10 foot 12 inch roll for $11 bucks.It was easy to cut with scissors and work with the hands and makes a substantial enough wind screen.You...
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    You can get a lot of good information from You...

    You can get a lot of good information from You Tube.Check out Hiram Cook and Sean Emery.Also many other good alcohol stoves vids out there.You might be better served by a Caldera Cone from Trail...
  15. Thread: Base weight

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    28 pounds is a good number.I will never do a thru...

    28 pounds is a good number.I will never do a thru but 28 keeps me warm and dry with enough to eat for a few days.I will fudge on water carried at times but err on the side of plenty unless I am sure...
  16. Thread: Base weight

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    The only number that really matters is the one...

    The only number that really matters is the one you can comfortably carry at the outset.I know people who not only carry no stove but also don't even carry a cup.Some of us aren't willing to do that.
  17. Thread: rain kilts

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    I just purchased a Zpacks vertice kilt.It fits...

    I just purchased a Zpacks vertice kilt.It fits well but strikes me as being fragile,ditto for the matching gaiters.Anybody care to comment on the durability of Vertice rain gear?
  18. Thread: Rain pants

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    Does anyone else like waterproof socks like...

    Does anyone else like waterproof socks like SealSkinz or Randy Sun?I wear a REI light wool liner with mine and they have served me well.I wear knee high gaiters too;especially in cool weather as I...
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    You can get a complete zippered bug net from...

    You can get a complete zippered bug net from Dutch that weighs 14.1 oz (396grams)-Sidezip 11 footer in Hexon 1.0,capacity 200 lbs.Other fabrics are a bit heavier.My preference is Argon 90 but I am...
  20. I like a break from the regular Ramen and Knorrs...

    I like a break from the regular Ramen and Knorrs pasta sometimes.Thai Kitchen makes an "instant rice noodle soup" in varying flavors.It works fine in a freezer bag and only takes a few minutes after...
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    Update-I moved on to a Dutch Hexon 1.0 side zip...

    Update-I moved on to a Dutch Hexon 1.0 side zip with a net.Net makes hammock quite a bit warmer in winter.Some of my hiking buds are augmenting their set ups with a Mountain Laurel Designs pad that...
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    Im staying with Knoors Pasta.Just enough hot...

    Im staying with Knoors Pasta.Just enough hot water to cover them in the freezer bag and a minimum of 30 minutes contact time so that changes my routine the nights I have it.Boiling the water and...
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    I suppose we are all guilty of hiking at...

    I suppose we are all guilty of hiking at differing levels of preparedness.This would also include skill sets for various tasks in the event of emergency just as much as gear carried for same.The...
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    Speaking strictly as someone with ZERO real...

    Speaking strictly as someone with ZERO real medical knowledge,here's my take.I would second suggestions others have made about traditional repair first,use of supplements,use of knee brace whether...
  25. Thread: Lunches

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    I've hiked with people who can boil water and eat...

    I've hiked with people who can boil water and eat a bag of Ramen noodles out of its own bag in the time I can get out some crackers,cheese,and a candy bar.Don't ask me how he does it without burning...
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