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  1. First four I clicked on said “Usually ships...

    First four I clicked on said “Usually ships within 1-2 months”


    Went to my local outfitter Tuesday morning and they were closed all last week for vacation. Of course they were fully stocked with...
  2. Went to local Sportsman’s Warehouse Wednesday and...

    Went to local Sportsman’s Warehouse Wednesday and saw they had two 4x8 pegboards of Mountain House on sale, maybe 15% off. Waited until I got paid Friday planning to pick up a half dozen for upcoming...
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    I am a side sleeper and typically my issue is...

    I am a side sleeper and typically my issue is padding for my hip. Wife was sick last week so I self quarantined myself to the floor in the living room. Experimented with my Z-Lite and found a...
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    And when gathering your firewood get about three...

    And when gathering your firewood get about three times as much as you think you need, especially the small kindling stuff.
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    Been successful with cotton balls and Vaseline....

    Been successful with cotton balls and Vaseline. Also with dryer lint and Vaseline.

    Would Neosporine ointment be a workable substitute for Vaseline?

    A bit expensive but in an emergency be able...
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    I like the concept. Already having a couple bags...

    I like the concept. Already having a couple bags is it practical to simply combine two bags to achieve lower temps?
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    45899 My wife laughs at me when I sleep under...

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    My wife laughs at me when I sleep under the tarp. She prefers a little more comfort.
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    The trouble with statistics is they apply to an...

    The trouble with statistics is they apply to an entire population without acknowledging individual differences that exist.

    I have driving skills like Mario Andretti so my odds of being able to...
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    Warbonnet Ground Tarp

    Feedback on this tarp?

    Narrowing my choice for a tarp and I think I have it narrowed down to the Warbonnet SilPoly Ground Tarp.

    https://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/product/gt-ground-tarp/

    Have...
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    Yet people visit Chicago every day and people are...

    Yet people visit Chicago every day and people are killed in Chicago every day.
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    I like how right below where the list has Imodium...

    I like how right below where the list has Imodium as a "suggested" item my eyes saw the word "Depends". I suppose if you don't take the Imodium you might need the Depends.
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    Spent many nights as a youth in the back yard...

    Spent many nights as a youth in the back yard sleeping in an Army bag in a half shelter canvas pup tent.
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    Dial in your gear by camping in your back yard...

    Dial in your gear by camping in your back yard once a week. Say every Thursday night no matter what the weather.

    Walk out the back door with your full pack. Unload and set up camp, cook dinner,...
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    Consider carrying a small, light tarp that you...

    Consider carrying a small, light tarp that you can string up outside your tent for cooking, sitting under, etc.

    I rarely change clothes inside my tent other than underwear. I simply get out of the...
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    You could also look at Hill People Gear, many of...

    You could also look at Hill People Gear, many of their packs are designed for hauling meat so are built for heavy loads. You purchase a Prairie Belt along with the pack to get your setup. I have a...
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    In addition to the quality of the tent keep in...

    In addition to the quality of the tent keep in mind that user error can contribute to a wet night if it rains. Site location, orientation, properly pitched and later adjusted if necessary. Practice...
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    Are you bragging?

    Are you bragging?
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    Isn't that kind of like practicing using your...

    Isn't that kind of like practicing using your tent in the backyard only when rain is not in the forecast?

    Aiming for 2024 and need to get lots of practice in myself.
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    I don't believe the fabric of the bag itself is...

    I don't believe the fabric of the bag itself is waterproof so sealing the seams would not serve a purpose.
  20. Thread: Milk

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    So a milk in recipe question... When cooking...

    So a milk in recipe question...

    When cooking at home some of the Knorr packets I use call for milk. Do I just mix up some powdered milk with water and add to the packet? Can I just put the...
  21. This is my go to sleep aid. I bicycle quite a...

    This is my go to sleep aid.

    I bicycle quite a bit and have a 35 mile loop leaving from my back door. I replay the route starting with closing the garage, guiding my bike past specific cracks in...
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    But the other threads were not started by someone...

    But the other threads were not started by someone named "Hatchet"
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    So you’re a fool if you (unwittingly) accept this...

    So you’re a fool if you (unwittingly) accept this guy’s (shady) kindness yet hikers are regularly encouraged to hitchhike into town?


    Serious question from someone who has never hitchhiked.
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    First Rule of Camping: Put up the tent before...

    First Rule of Camping:

    Put up the tent before you start drinking.
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    Not to diminish the OP’s real fears, are there...

    Not to diminish the OP’s real fears, are there sections that are truly unsafe where you might die or get seriously injured? For instance, don’t hike this section when tired as a moment of inattention...
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