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    I've never seen anyone carry a CPAP on a long...

    I've never seen anyone carry a CPAP on a long distance trail. When my son was in Scouting, we camped with a guy who brought a CPAP. As I recall he did sleep in a tent and recharged his CPAP from the...
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    Not sure, but late in the video he mentions that...

    Not sure, but late in the video he mentions that every time he broke eye contact, the cat would charge. Hard to locate a rock when you can't see it.
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    Crazy video of Cougar encounter in Utah

    Amazing that this trail runner kept his head. I'm not sure I would have. Definitely would need to change my shorts after that.

    https://youtu.be/9Pg2CDCm34w
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    That looks interesting. How long does the...

    That looks interesting. How long does the Thermodrop battery last? just out of curiosity, do you routinely reset it in the morning or when you get in your tent?
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    Well I never got back to SoCal this year, but I...

    Well I never got back to SoCal this year, but I did finish the PCT in Washington State from the border to Snoqualmie Pass. I've updated trailjournal.com for those interested.

    Strange year, I...
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    When I have run into trail families of...

    When I have run into trail families of significant size, the first thing that comes to my mind is the circus has come to town.
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    X2 on Luekotape. Best tape I've ever used. I used...

    X2 on Luekotape. Best tape I've ever used. I used to have trouble with blisters on my little toe. Now I wrap those toes and apply Luekotape to hot spots when they occur. Luekotape stays on for at...
  8. If all the people that are in the high risk...

    If all the people that are in the high risk groups are self quarantined, it would make sense to let all the low risk groups that test positive for anti-bodies or have no underlying conditions and are...
  9. I think an antibody test will be available before...

    I think an antibody test will be available before the vaccine is available. Antibody testing would allow those positive for antibodies to get back to work, school to go hike without risk. Those that...
  10. How does serving hikers increase the risk to the...

    How does serving hikers increase the risk to the grocery clerks more than say someone who drives to the store? If your weren't on the trail you would still need to buy groceries from somewhere. Or...
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    Got as far as Warner springs before I decided to...

    Got as far as Warner springs before I decided to wait out the hysteria. I guess its good I got thru the SC agencies that require permits. I can go back and tackle any or all of the miles to KM...
  12. Having just come off the trail, I can tell you...

    Having just come off the trail, I can tell you that its not crowded at all. The only place I camped that was cro6'wded was Hauser Creek on the first night. Even then, it was easy to keep my distance...
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    True Statement. You can have cell coverage and be...

    True Statement. You can have cell coverage and be able to make and receive calls without having a GPS fix. This happens all the time when in tunnels, in buildings, in canyons and under heavy tree...
  14. I downloaded Halfmile's gpx waypoint files so I...

    I downloaded Halfmile's gpx waypoint files so I can import them into any mapping app. Google maps, arcgis, and more. I use Backcountry Navigator and download maps for offline use as well as import...
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    Thanks, Yeah seems a bit much for the first day....

    Thanks, Yeah seems a bit much for the first day. If my transportation works out and I don't miss any connections, I'll do the same as you did and camp behind the Museum. If not I'll get to Campo on...
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    I really like Zamberlan's, but don't think they...

    I really like Zamberlan's, but don't think they come in steel toe versions. I think the Leopard GTX comes in wide widths.
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    Woo Hoo! My Permit for the second section has...

    Woo Hoo! My Permit for the second section has been issued. I'll be starting at Campo March 17th and hiking as far as Kennedy Meadows by the end of April. 702 miles.
  18. Thread: Solar Chargers

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    I don't have any experience with Solar chargers....

    I don't have any experience with Solar chargers. I did the same research before my hike last year and came to the conclusion that a battery was the best solution.

    I carry a Samsung S9, and an...
  19. Thread: Lunches

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    Protein bars are usually Oatmeal based (Clif Bars...

    Protein bars are usually Oatmeal based (Clif Bars and similar) or Date based (Lara Bars and similar). I bought a bunch of different kind of bars to taste test before my hike last year and ended up...
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    Thanks, I'll send the link to my BIL. he will...

    Thanks, I'll send the link to my BIL. he will appreciate it.
  21. Thread: Glasses

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    Thanks for the clarification.

    Thanks for the clarification.
  22. Thread: Glasses

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    In the USA, the FTC requires doctors to give you...

    In the USA, the FTC requires doctors to give you your glasses or contacts prescription after an eye exam. There is no charge to provide a written prescription, only a charge for the exam....
  23. Thread: InReach

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    I have one of the original DeLorme Inreach SE's....

    I have one of the original DeLorme Inreach SE's. I could get 3 days on a charge. I sent tracking points every 10 minutes and sent a txt message to my wife whenever I stopped for the day.

    If I was...
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    I considered two strategies last year on my PCT...

    I considered two strategies last year on my PCT hike. For me, wearing contacts everyday was a no go, too much work and chance of contamination is high. I am dependent on corrective lenses for both...
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    I'm about the same age, have a similar trail name...

    I'm about the same age, have a similar trail name and have walked portions of the IAT in Wisconsin... :-?

    Took me a minute to realize IAT that your referring to is the International Appalachian...
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