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    I did the quilt on top, with the foot box closed...

    I did the quilt on top, with the foot box closed on the quilt. Worked well for a range of temps, as it was quickly adjustable in the middle of the night.
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    Consider a smaller size lens/frame with adequate...

    Consider a smaller size lens/frame with adequate ventilation, so they don't fog up. Depends on your face shape of course, but you don't want the frame touching your cheeks. Have a dedicated spot to...
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    I get the desire to start of with some big...

    I get the desire to start of with some big elevation, it's awe inspiring. However, shin splints are a very real concern on an extended downhill trek. Kids very often don't have the specific...
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    I think this conversation proves my original...

    I think this conversation proves my original contention that there's no such thing as trail etiquette that isn't based on self interest. We can't even agree on the uphill/downhill yield.

    All I...
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    The risk of dying in a shark attack is less than...

    The risk of dying in a shark attack is less than that of cow attacks and vampire attacks combined.
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    The question to be initially asked is that are...

    The question to be initially asked is that are you going to change your life choices based on a .00001% risk difference between one activity and another activity/no activity. I mean, I don't...
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    Early winter hiking is annoying. You can hike...

    Early winter hiking is annoying. You can hike for miles on dry land, turn a corner, change elevation and encounter ice. Bring the micro-spikes, and bring a sit pad so you can put them on and take...
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    Before my thru-hike attempt... I'd hiked a whole...

    Before my thru-hike attempt... I'd hiked a whole lot, but I had zero backpacking/camping experience. Etiquette was one of those things I worried about. My short answer is, don't worry about it. No...
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    I'm retired, no one's paying me to spend the time...

    I'm retired, no one's paying me to spend the time to gather the data properly and to look for patterns. Like you said, in another post. You're doing word problems, at an 8th grade level maybe...
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    I'm a math major with a concentration in...

    I'm a math major with a concentration in statistics. I kills me that people will link to a poorly constructed study, and come out with a very wrong conclusion. The general public tends to walk away...
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    "Based on this, the AT thru-hiker murder rate is...

    "Based on this, the AT thru-hiker murder rate is slightly higher than the US average." This was your conclusion. It's very wrong, based on the reasons you stated.
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    It's estimated that 2-3 million visitors hike a...

    It's estimated that 2-3 million visitors hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail each year. Most enjoy day hikes and short backpacking trips, but each year a small fraction of those hikers complete...
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    Very much this. Hiked alongside a guy (with an...

    Very much this. Hiked alongside a guy (with an overtly adventure hero trail name that I'm certain that he gave himself) for a few hours. He had a 10 or 11 inch blade Bowie knife, strapped to his...
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    This entire thread should be deleted and the...

    This entire thread should be deleted and the initial question re-posted. This is the Straight Forward Forum. All the authoritarian moral posturing has no place in this forum.
  15. Thread: Needle Ice

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    I've never heard of or seen this before. Neat to...

    I've never heard of or seen this before. Neat to learn it exists.
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    I'm strongly allergic to cats, after an hour or...

    I'm strongly allergic to cats, after an hour or two my throat starts swelling shut. I didn't have any problems at the southern hostels, even ones with cats. Generally, there's enough open doors,...
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    2 to almost 3 inches of rain in the Western/Upper...

    2 to almost 3 inches of rain in the Western/Upper Valley of NH last night. Don't pitch your tent in a gully.
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    Cascade Mountain Tech for $45. They aren't sleek...

    Cascade Mountain Tech for $45. They aren't sleek and pretty, but they're very light, inexpensive and functional.

    Took a pair of these on the AT in 2016. They weighed 14.2 ounces* (without the...
  19. "only car avail was a convertible bitchin camero...

    "only car avail was a convertible bitchin camero https://emoji.tapatalk-cdn.com/emoji23.png"

    Did your folks drive it up from the Bahamas?
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    I don't hammock, but it's probably worth it to...

    I don't hammock, but it's probably worth it to align the posts with the prevailing winds, yes?
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    I always find it best to quickly get involved in...

    I always find it best to quickly get involved in something else to occupy myself when stung. It sure beats dwelling on the pain. I also don't get stung all that often. I used to annoy my kids and...
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    45710 I was thinking of late night for the...

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    I was thinking of late night for the Moose... I was thinking they were more a dusk and dawn concern and they should have the courtesy to get off the roads by true dark; but in hindsight,...
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    My daughter did a presidential traverse a week...

    My daughter did a presidential traverse a week ago Monday, so I was up in the area to drive her back to her car. (I just hiked up and down Pierce.) I saw one moose/car collision in Twin Mountain,...
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    https://blogs.massaudubon.org/yourgreatoutdoors/ab...

    https://blogs.massaudubon.org/yourgreatoutdoors/about-those-acorns/
    Last year was a mast year for acorns in NH, I got buried. Just a standard winter.
  25. You could use it on a lake or pond, and get hit...

    You could use it on a lake or pond, and get hit by a drunken guy in a speedboat as well! Maybe flipped over in high winds! So many exciting new ways to die!
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