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    Good information, all. Also, it was nice meeting...

    Good information, all. Also, it was nice meeting you on the trail just south of Harper's Ferry last year, Slo-go'en.
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    Need info on pay shelters

    I see that most of the information on this forum about shelters is older information, and references to pay links about shelters have been removed. Can I get an update on pay shelter information...
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    The CNOC Vecto looks sweet, so thanks for that...

    The CNOC Vecto looks sweet, so thanks for that suggestion. You're right about the constant burping. I've been able to get some ideas from all of the posts here and appreciate all the suggestions!
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    So here's what I've settled on at this point. ...

    So here's what I've settled on at this point. One Smart Water bottle for dirty water. A Sawyer Squeeze filter (with a garden hose washer/filter in the dirty end of the filter). For the other end...
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    Thanks, everyone, for your helpful comments. ...

    Thanks, everyone, for your helpful comments. After considering your different ideas, I've looked into some other option (still trying to achieve the balance of light weight and convenience) and...
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    Light weight water system question

    I have reduced the weight of my pack from 37 pounds down to 22 pounds, and, as part of that, I am going stoveless. For my water system, I am thinking about going with a Gatorade bottle and life...
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    I was traveling on the Blue Ridge Parkway one...

    I was traveling on the Blue Ridge Parkway one time a few years back when I came around a curve and saw a Timber Rattlesnake in the middle of my lane. I made sure to straddle it, but it didn't move. ...
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    Let me preface this by saying I respect the...

    Let me preface this by saying I respect the prerogative of all hikers to "hike their own hike." And this includes the different opinions and approaches to this topic. That said:

    I am really kind...
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    The list starts on page 2.

    The list starts on page 2.
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    I usually go by lists of hard cheeses that don't...

    I usually go by lists of hard cheeses that don't require date marking. Here's one:

    https://www.michigan.gov/documents/MDA_FOOD_DateMarkGuide_4_88280_7.5.pdf
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    Good question, so for clarification, in a...

    Good question, so for clarification, in a shelter, I at least have a little room to maneuver in case of a close encounter. Maybe that's a false sense of security on my part. I just feel more...
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    Ah, so the fact that worn weight DOES matter is...

    Ah, so the fact that worn weight DOES matter is why . . . naked hiker day. Got it. :)
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    This is from an actual experience conveyed by a...

    This is from an actual experience conveyed by a backpacker I came upon at a shelter. For a couple of miles, I had been seeing signs about bear activity at nearby shelters. It was raining when I...
  14. Thread: CDC Tick News

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    Thanks for the clarification, trailmercury, and I...

    Thanks for the clarification, trailmercury, and I did possibly pass along some misinformation, which I pulled off the website, webmd.com. However, I misinterpreted the info, which was presented by...
  15. Thread: CDC Tick News

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    Deacon, thanks for sharing your story, which adds...

    Deacon, thanks for sharing your story, which adds important first-hand information to the original link to the CDC article. I hope your son fully recovers from this ordeal. I can only speak for...
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    Yeah, I concur on some of the good points about...

    Yeah, I concur on some of the good points about the ACA. Having worked in public health before my retirement, I have a little bit of knowledge about the subjec. In my opinion, the Affordable Care...
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    Before my 100 mile section hike in mid-April (I...

    Before my 100 mile section hike in mid-April (I was planning a thru-hike), my doctor actually brought it up and suggested Doxycycline (100 mg) for me. He would have prescribed 10, 20, or 30 tablets....
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    Your points on the tent and pack are well-taken. ...

    Your points on the tent and pack are well-taken. I looked at the other packs, even to looking at the two zippered ones, and between the ArcBlast and the ArcHaul, I'm torn. I do like the added...
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    Pretty much have finished putting in my new...

    Pretty much have finished putting in my new ultralight backpacking list into https://lighterpack.com. What a tool! My base weight is now 15.31 pounds (I don't have a comparison (before) weight;...
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    Oh, and cmoulder, I do have an ounce scale, which...

    Oh, and cmoulder, I do have an ounce scale, which I've used extensively, but was not aware of lighterpack.com. I will be using those tools to get a much more accurate measure of my weight. Thanks!
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    I must say that from the suggestions in the last...

    I must say that from the suggestions in the last two pages, I've been able to reduce my pack weight from 37 pounds (from my 100 mile trip in mid-April), down to 22.5 pounds (at least measuring...
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    Sorry for the way that posted. I had it in a...

    Sorry for the way that posted. I had it in a nice separated list.
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    Well, since you asked :) My backpacking list...

    Well, since you asked :)

    My backpacking list that gets me to 16 pounds base weight:
    My clothing system:The clothes on my back1 bandana2 pr polyester boxer shorts2 pr synthetic socksGoretex rain...
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    Sorry, I meant I AM going stoveless.

    Sorry, I meant I AM going stoveless.
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    Oh yeah, and I'm not going stoveless, although I...

    Oh yeah, and I'm not going stoveless, although I think that is less a weight savings than it is just a time-saver with my morning and evening routines.
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