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    I do not put my pot, stove, or fuel in my...

    I do not put my pot, stove, or fuel in my bareboxer, which holds about 4 days of food. I FBC, though, so no food smells int he pot. As mentioned, the bearikade would be the one to have if you can...
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    I've been using permethrin on my DT socks for at...

    I've been using permethrin on my DT socks for at least two years with no noticeable degradation of performance.
  3. I use a 3L platypus (for dry camps)...

    I use a 3L platypus (for dry camps) reservoir/filter and 1L smartwater bottle. Nalgene is unnecessary dead weight.
  4. He knew he had health problems but went into the...

    He knew he had health problems but went into the wilderness, anyway. This tells me he would accept if he left the physical world there. RIP.
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    Sad, that hojo has gone downhill. stayed there a...

    Sad, that hojo has gone downhill. stayed there a few times. it was decent up until about five years ago, don't know whether it got new owners or what.
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    +3, a lot of solid info.

    +3, a lot of solid info.
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    I carry a bareboxer can, 1.6 lbs. Nothing gets...

    I carry a bareboxer can, 1.6 lbs. Nothing gets into it.
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    Consider the Notch Li, it will change your kit....

    Consider the Notch Li, it will change your kit. No sag, either.
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    Ticks are way up there.

    Ticks are way up there.
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    That must've been a pretty good sized branched...

    That must've been a pretty good sized branched that ripped the Keron. On one of my trips with the Allak it got hit my a pool cue-sized branch on the umbrella part during a storm and I feared the...
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    I didn't get up there until the 27th, so, not me....

    I didn't get up there until the 27th, so, not me. I had originally planned a four nighter, beginning on the 25th, on the ridge but my car issue took two days away from me. :(
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    Sorry I missed you this trip Walter. My trusty...

    Sorry I missed you this trip Walter. My trusty Subaru developed the dreaded plastic end tank coolant leak on the way into Robbinsville and it delayed me a couple of days. I camped at my usual spot on...
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    Nice pics, number 7 is a fantastic shot. Heading...

    Nice pics, number 7 is a fantastic shot. Heading to NC next week, it will be great to get in some mountain time.
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    I'm hoping to be camped in that spot later this...

    I'm hoping to be camped in that spot later this month. :sun
  15. Sunsets in the highlands are otherworldly. Glad...

    Sunsets in the highlands are otherworldly. Glad you both enjoyed it.
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    Looks like a sweet trip. Was Bam Bam hiking shoe...

    Looks like a sweet trip. Was Bam Bam hiking shoe less? I heard it was a thing.
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    Poll: It's the number one question someone asks when I...

    It's the number one question someone asks when I tell them I backpack.

    I am crazy, apparently, for going "out there".
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    This has happened several times for me down here...

    This has happened several times for me down here in hurricaine-ville. Glad your place was spared.
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    Put a little gun oil on your hiking poles.

    Put a little gun oil on your hiking poles.
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    Most likely. Alpha GAL was first noted in the...

    Most likely. Alpha GAL was first noted in the late 1980s but wasn't pursued for some reason. Probably because there weren't enough cases, at the time.
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    The test I took included numbers for all meat...

    The test I took included numbers for all meat products and some other common allergens.
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    I was wearing shorts when I was bitten. My shoes,...

    I was wearing shorts when I was bitten. My shoes, socks, shirt, and shorts were treated. My legs were not. I do not wear shorts when hiking in the summer anymore. I tuck my pant legs into my socks...
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    I noticed within two weeks after getting bit. I...

    I noticed within two weeks after getting bit. I ate a burger and started itching about 4-5 hour after. I had been doing some yard work earlier in the day and thought I might have rubbed up against an...
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    I've been bitten by one and developed the Alpha...

    I've been bitten by one and developed the Alpha G.A.L. allergy to meat and pork. It sent me to the ER with a severe allergy reaction before it was diagnosed. In the years since, I have been able to...
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    I agree that our health system is inadequate,...

    I agree that our health system is inadequate, especially when it comes the mentally ill. Another thing that must be considered is the cooperation of the mentally ill. Mr Jordan, being an adult,...
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