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    I've been here much longer than my handle shows,...

    I've been here much longer than my handle shows, too. Over time all internet forums seem to reduce themselves to the lowest common denominator (why? I don't know but there's a Ph.D. dissertation in...
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    Here's a pdf how-to for soaking, it looks like...

    Here's a pdf how-to for soaking, it looks like you're supposed to use their kit:

    https://www.chinookmed.com/PermethrinUse.pdf

    Once it's dry doesn't it get wet again through contact with sweat...
  3. Thread: Pillows

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    I'm a side sleeper with neck pain, too. I tried...

    I'm a side sleeper with neck pain, too. I tried sleeping on extra clothes (aren't you wearing most of your clothes at night?), other stuff sacks, even my shoes. Didn't work. Now I use a small...
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    Do you mean the clothing line or is there a...

    Do you mean the clothing line or is there a liquid product you're referring to?
  5. No, this wasn't characterized as an attack but as...

    No, this wasn't characterized as an attack but as a tent ripped open and stuff taken during the night while the hiker was in the tent. The hiker said there was no food in the tent and they ran out...
  6. Yeah, I'm loathe to give up my TP, it's a luxury...

    Yeah, I'm loathe to give up my TP, it's a luxury item I know a lot of people don't hike with, like the pillow. I have neck pain and a little pillow really makes a difference in the quality of sleep I...
  7. Thanks, Dogwood! I didn't know what the chewing...

    Thanks, Dogwood! I didn't know what the chewing gum post was about... I figured it was just an "in joke" I didn't get. Ha.

    The knife is part of one of those Swiss army cards that has a knife,...
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    Yes, TP. And AAA batteries, please.

    Yes, TP. And AAA batteries, please.
  9. Hm... I could rent a Saint Bernard for the hike!

    Hm... I could rent a Saint Bernard for the hike!
  10. Also - thanks, Cookerhiker!

    Also - thanks, Cookerhiker!
  11. Hiking hat 21707 Watch cap 21706 Fleece...

    Hiking hat
    21707

    Watch cap

    21706

    Fleece pullover

    21705
  12. Thanks, Sly! I'm certified in wilderness first...

    Thanks, Sly!

    I'm certified in wilderness first aid so I have a large first aid kit. I don't mind carrying it.
  13. There used to be a first-hand account floating...

    There used to be a first-hand account floating around on here about a tent ripped open by a bear while the hiker was sleeping in it, maybe around Mt. Washington? I couldn't find the post in a search...
  14. Am I missing anything? Gear list for CT thru.

    Starting the last week in June.

    Big 3
    pack
    pack liner (trash bag)
    pack rain cover
    tent, stakes, footprint
    sleeping bag + liner
    sleeping pad + air pump
    small pillow
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    Question for the ladies about permethrin

    I hope this isn't a stupid question. I might be concerned about nothing but I wanted to ask. Let's say you treat your clothes with permethrin using the soaking method and you don't wear underwear...
  16. Thread: Golite sale

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    I bought the Cady Synthetic Insulated Jacket when...

    I bought the Cady Synthetic Insulated Jacket when it was half off. Excellent deal, excellent jacket.
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    Splashup is one reason.

    Splashup is one reason.
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    I like walking through the forest. I don't like...

    I like walking through the forest. I don't like walking through a parking lot with an armful of returns. I also don't like driving around and around looking for the "perfect" spot when it's faster to...
  19. I lost a little over 40 pounds on my thru. Being...

    I lost a little over 40 pounds on my thru. Being 6' it wasn't a big deal. Also, I didn't lose weight throughout the hike, only on the first half, then it stopped. I continued to build muscle in my...
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    "[The TICA ICE TOOL R4] is to be used...

    "[The TICA ICE TOOL R4] is to be used specifically in situations where ones life or safety will not be at risk." Doesn't that mean you shouldn't rely on it for self-arrest?
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    Not climbing, just self-arrest.

    Not climbing, just self-arrest.
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    I'm 6' and about 150 lbs., does that impact which...

    I'm 6' and about 150 lbs., does that impact which ice axe I should buy?
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    I saw that but don't think you can use it if you...

    I saw that but don't think you can use it if you also use your poles as tent stakes.
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    Is there a UL ice axe?

    Recommendations? Sorry if this has been covered recently, the search function isn't working for some reason.
  25. It looks like it might be worth it to fly into...

    It looks like it might be worth it to fly into Seattle, take Amtrak from there to East Glacier, spend the night at the hostel and try to hitch to Chief Mountain the next day, maybe camp at Gable...
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