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  1. Thread: Pacer Poles?

    by Walkintom
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    Really depends on if you want them bad enough for...

    Really depends on if you want them bad enough for the extra time and trouble getting them.

    I love my BD Trails and use them even though I have access to more expensive and lighter poles.

    If...
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    Trekking poles are very useful for me. Despite...

    Trekking poles are very useful for me.

    Despite having times where I've packed them up and not used them for a hundred miles at a time, I still take them on every trip.

    Last year was a real...
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    We have a Notch and a Double Rainbow. The Double...

    We have a Notch and a Double Rainbow. The Double Rainbow sees all the use, even on single person trips. The weight/convenience/comfort all works out to favor it in most circumstances.

    Frankly,...
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    Parking garage stairs.

    Parking garage stairs.
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    Used em. Woolies work better though.

    Used em. Woolies work better though.
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    Sounds like you have a good solution. HYOH.

    Sounds like you have a good solution. HYOH.
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    This is a safe and good setup. It's just the...

    This is a safe and good setup. It's just the Optimus windshield chopped off a bit.

    It would have been more effective if left taller so that the hot air and flame were not in contact with...
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    Nice optimization of weight. I like that you'r...

    Nice optimization of weight. I like that you'r thinking up ways to get lighter without losing functionality.

    I'll probably never imitate it because it's almost always easier to shave a quart of...
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    Poll: It's increasing. I did market research last year...

    It's increasing. I did market research last year and it's a growing market segment.
  10. Darn Tough all the way. I usually wear micro...

    Darn Tough all the way.

    I usually wear micro crew cushion in mild weather and OTC cushion in cold weather. I've been known to zip off pant legs and hike in snow with the OTC if the snow is...
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    Never had that issue with any of my Salewas. ...

    Never had that issue with any of my Salewas.

    If the shoe bends and pokes you, I'd probably be looking for other options instead of hoping that it will get better.
  12. Thread: Pee Rag?!

    by Walkintom
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    My wife swears by her PStyle. Advice she...

    My wife swears by her PStyle.

    Advice she tenders: learn how to use it at home in the shower.
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    I'd bet that almost any freeze dried meal will...

    I'd bet that almost any freeze dried meal will rehydrate just fine with cold water and additional time.

    Also, I'd trysoup mixes. Those should work. Look for ones that have ingredients that were...
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    Poll: Is this supposed to be for my pack only - or am I...

    Is this supposed to be for my pack only - or am I now allowed to impose my will upon the masses and tell other people how they are allowed to hike?
  15. I'm not sure why anyone would think that I would...

    I'm not sure why anyone would think that I would *want* to see a video about hiking. Watching paint dry is on a similar level of excitement for me.

    I hike - every chance that I get. A video is...
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    My knees feel and perform better than when I was...

    My knees feel and perform better than when I was 20. I weigh more now but I also subject them to far fewer drastic impacts than I did when I was young and invulnerable.

    Once I started doing trail...
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    Going with the flow, you meet the same people...

    Going with the flow, you meet the same people over and over. Going against the flow, you meet a much higher percentage of people, but usually only once.
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    +1. Spot on.

    +1. Spot on.
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    Here are some things I've taken away from my...

    Here are some things I've taken away from my trail experience:

    1. Trekking poles are invaluable. Can't count how many times my legs just got unexpectedly loosey-goosey towards the end of a long...
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    Agreed. It's amazing how many people just think...

    Agreed. It's amazing how many people just think that things occur. I swear - there are people I talk to that don't seem to grasp that most of the world that they interact with (roads, trails,...
  21. I believe that most people want to achieve...

    I believe that most people want to achieve things.

    The majority of thru-hike attempts are started with the desire to achieve something. Exactly what that something is varies from one individual...
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    Jetboil sells a utensil set. I don't need all of...

    Jetboil sells a utensil set. I don't need all of the pieces - but the spoon is collapsible and same length as my titanium spoon. I keep waffling about getting the set and tossing the other pieces...
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    Thanks for the good work that you do.

    Thanks for the good work that you do.
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    Antivenom is a very particular market. Almost...

    Antivenom is a very particular market.

    Almost no one needs it, but those who need it, need it now and genuinely need it.

    In order to support the very limited market, a supply needs to be...
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    Generally, I make do with travel size products...

    Generally, I make do with travel size products for most things that are paste/liquid and repackage things like pills and other dry goods to the quantity I've decided to pack.

    I believe in being...
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