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    I wondered where my post went. I think my rant...

    I wondered where my post went. I think my rant was supposed to be posted on a different forum.

    I used to always sleep with my food. I got pressured recently to hang. I did it properly. A...
  2. Like I said in an earlier post. Hikers off...

    Like I said in an earlier post. Hikers off trail, not in blaze orange, letting dogs run loose. I have been harassed several times by hikers when hunting, this is against the law in my state. I...
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    I was curious if there was something specific I...

    I was curious if there was something specific I could do in the future.

    The general advice I read from hikers is that you can only get fit on trail and it just takes like 6 weeks to get your...
  4. Also, we have plenty of hiking areas where...

    Also, we have plenty of hiking areas where hunting is not allowed vs very, very few areas where hunting is allowed.

    Hikers should stay out of conservation areas during hunting season or at least...
  5. Hunting turkeys with a rifle is weird. I am a...

    Hunting turkeys with a rifle is weird. I am a good shot, regular in the 185-190 range 3P with a 22 rifle. I can't imagine using a rifle on a moving turkey at 40-50 yards.

    It is 4, 5, or 6 shot...
  6. In my state, hunting land was bought and paid for...

    In my state, hunting land was bought and paid for from the sale of hunting permits.

    I consider hikers to be unwelcome guests.

    Just offering the other side of the opinion.
  7. How do you know the hunter mistook a hiker for a...

    How do you know the hunter mistook a hiker for a turkey? That is not what is reported in the article.

    A turkey shell has perhaps 100 pellets. It only takes 4 to kill a turkey. When the pellets...
  8. Why do conservation areas allow hikers during...

    Why do conservation areas allow hikers during hunting season. It is an accident waiting to happen. No surprise from me.
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    How much training should I have done to have...

    How much training should I have done to have overcome a rolling, twisting fall slamming the right ankle down?

    I pretty much hiked everyday with a pack although took some days off here and there....
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    Thank you all for the wonderful input. I went...

    Thank you all for the wonderful input.

    I went to a foot doctor today.

    He thinks one particular tendon or ligament was injured. He put me into an ankle brace and wants to see me in 3 weeks. ...
  11. I suppose it is possible the Sawyer S3 carbon...

    I suppose it is possible the Sawyer S3 carbon filter would work......but I cannot find Sawyer making the claim to remove the toxins. So, who knows
  12. How does a 0.1 Micron filter remove something 10...

    How does a 0.1 Micron filter remove something 10 times smaller. Am I missing something?
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    Thanks, Dogwwod. Gives me some hope. I hear...

    Thanks, Dogwwod. Gives me some hope.

    I hear you on the supplements.

    My preventative medicine Doctor is a big believer in that stuff. He loaded me up before rotator cuff surgery. Pretty much...
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    Ankle problem, hiking, cycling

    So, on a very rainy and windy day coming down Mt Albert down south, I took a fall. A roll and half twist slamming right foot down hard. Since it was 38F, my primary concern was whether my rain gear...
  15. Normal backpack filter will not remove the toxin

    Normal backpack filter will not remove the toxin
  16. RO is the only way that I know to remove the...

    RO is the only way that I know to remove the toxins.
  17. There are a lot of reasons that people might stop...

    There are a lot of reasons that people might stop hiking. Family, career, health, where you live, financial, and especially other interests becoming more compelling. Those are mine anyway.
  18. I am an engineer and can't see a collapsible...

    I am an engineer and can't see a collapsible solution with ti foil coming.

    If the issue is taste of plastic, goatskin is a viable alternative for water storage while hiking.
  19. I understand soft, collapsible titanium bottles...

    I understand soft, collapsible titanium bottles are provided in your free travel kit if you book first class on the battery powered train from New York to Paris. Don't quote me, but that is what I...
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    Yes, I think that is called transitional weather...

    Yes, I think that is called transitional weather aka early Spring
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    I am starting my hike in almost 2 weeks. My...

    I am starting my hike in almost 2 weeks. My thoughts are I would rather have raingear until more up the trail because around now it could be cold rain and then hypothermia is my main concern. ...
  22. I stupidly failed to consider that some start a...

    I stupidly failed to consider that some start a thru hike would be fat, insulin resistance, hosed up leptin signaling, and generally messed up metabolic health. However, I think the possibility of...
  23. That is a really good post and important one. ...

    That is a really good post and important one.

    Your gut can only process a limited number of calories per hour. Lots and lots of small meals per day or nibbling all day or drinking maltodextrin in...
  24. The nutritional focus is often very...

    The nutritional focus is often very simplistically either "a calorie is a calorie" or a focus on macronutrient percentage as if all fats are equal, all proteins are equal or all carbs are equal.
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    I inquired to ATC. Told they aren't going to...

    I inquired to ATC. Told they aren't going to recognize thru hikes because even with a vaccine, a vaccinated person can still transmit COVID-19.

    Wow.

    Not only are they out of touch with their...
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