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    I am an Arborist and although in the UK I think...

    I am an Arborist and although in the UK I think Aesculus sp.
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    Toiletry kit, repair kit.

    These will have been discussed before so could someone please point me in the direction of a thread. I have tried to search for it without success.
    Also a repair kit list would be useful. Mine seems...
  3. Great advice, Thanks

    Great advice, Thanks
  4. Marking straws used for ointments,creams etc in FAK

    I guess people know of the lightweight use of straws crimped at the ends, or small jars, to carry small portions of cream,ointmemts etc. I would be interested in how people mark what is in them....
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    I have done 1000 mile or so on the AT. I Go-lite...

    I have done 1000 mile or so on the AT. I Go-lite tarped about 750 miles south to Mt Springer and I have done two other sections North including Mt Katahdin with a TarpTent Moment. I tarped across the...
  6. I found Ray Jardines book Beyond Backpacking very...

    I found Ray Jardines book Beyond Backpacking very informative. His advice, before a thru, is a shakedown hike with all your gear for several hundred miles shadowing how you intend to do your hike;...
  7. Technical aids for writing journals, books.

    I would like to write up hiking and other stories and would appreciate any advice/experience on the technical aids to help with this; other than spending a lot of time at a keyboard - though I am not...
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    I do carry some Teva sandals as camp shoes and as...

    I do carry some Teva sandals as camp shoes and as an alternative walk in if necessary. Not had to do it yet. I wear a trail shoe. The great danger is a foot injury on a rock or similar- something you...
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    The F word is poverty of vocabulary, bad to hear...

    The F word is poverty of vocabulary, bad to hear even worse to see written down.
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    Arm swinging-I call it windmilling in the UK....

    Arm swinging-I call it windmilling in the UK. Investing in the best gloves you can is a good idea; losing the use of your fingers make you makes you value you them. Erecting the tent, putting in tent...
  11. I like the hiking, camping, landscape, people met...

    I like the hiking, camping, landscape, people met and the wildlife. I did 700 miles on the AT in 2004 and have added another 300+miles since then.
    I still hike -500 miles on the GR5 in Holland and...
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    I saw an idea on YouTube where a gal made a three...

    I saw an idea on YouTube where a gal made a three legged stool in camp with three short branches bound together in the middle; she also made the triangular sheet with pockets to accept the branches....
  13. Although not on the AT on one long trip to avoid...

    Although not on the AT on one long trip to avoid having another belt around the waist I cut off one strap from a fanny pack and replaced it with paracord. The removed clip was fixed to the hip belt...
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    It is a while since I was on the AT and firstly I...

    It is a while since I was on the AT and firstly I used a MSR Simmerlite and white gas;it didn't simmer very well and there is an art to using them safely. On another AT section I used a pop can stove...
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    Thanks for all your efforts.

    Thanks for all your efforts.
  16. I think I wise that all team members have the...

    I think I wise that all team members have the means to make a fire and the skills to do it.
  17. Thread: Rain gear

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    I use a Patagonia Houdini windshirt and Zpacks 3...

    I use a Patagonia Houdini windshirt and Zpacks 3 in one Poncho. I have added snaps to sleeve area to reduce flapping in the wind.
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    Good to know on the trail how to strap a rocked...

    Good to know on the trail how to strap a rocked ankle with Kinesio tape; see YouTube.
  19. Thread: Why?

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    I think a lot of conversations on the trail come...

    I think a lot of conversations on the trail come from people seeing how you are operating. On here or on the trail it is not useful to either party to give unsolicited advice on gear or technique; it...
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    I have Zpacks ArcBlast with hip pockets and the...

    I have Zpacks ArcBlast with hip pockets and the ULA Circuit -both a good, I use the ArcBlast the most.
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    To be clear it is 1 inch pipe about 2 inch long....

    To be clear it is 1 inch pipe about 2 inch long.
    How do you edit posts on here now?
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    Seems a fair system so I intend to practice it. ...

    Seems a fair system so I intend to practice it.
    Anyone recall this system and what it is called. I have knowledge from YouTube, which I cannot now find now, of a modified PCT method in which you...
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    They are useful; however they can widen your foot...

    They are useful; however they can widen your foot slightly and set off other rubbing areas. Maybe better as a quick fix.
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    Not a female. To anyone you meet on the trail you...

    Not a female. To anyone you meet on the trail you can always give the impression you are part of a larger group who are behind you.
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    Good idea but a still a tube, I find I drink more...

    Good idea but a still a tube, I find I drink more being able to take a big slug of water straight from the bottle.
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