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    For a long time I thought my tiny scissors was...

    For a long time I thought my tiny scissors was enough until I tried cutting a soft nail on a wet foot. Definitely not the tool for the job heh. Now I have the holy grail of nail clippers in my FAK....
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    Were you using the Earthmate app with your E+...

    Were you using the Earthmate app with your E+ Maineiac64 or just the device UI? I resolved the lack of dedicated address by telling people who need to get in touch to hang on to a message from me so...
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    I am a quadruped after years of using poles. It...

    I am a quadruped after years of using poles. It would be easier for me to forget my pack than my poles ;)
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    Seems like a good plan for folks who might lose...

    Seems like a good plan for folks who might lose track of where they came from. I've been known to drop my pole with the point headed back the way I came. That way when it is time to leave there is no...
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    It is personal as you can see from the responses....

    It is personal as you can see from the responses. Do what makes you happy is usually the best answer.

    To me, one of the best parts of making camp is peeling off the trail clothes, drying off my...
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    Air circulation is a polite way of describing it...

    Air circulation is a polite way of describing it heh. I spent a windy night in the Baldhead Shelter on the Cohos last Fall with blasts of cold air pumping up through the floorboards. Guy next to me...
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    Hammock is first choice followed by tent, at...

    Hammock is first choice followed by tent, at least to me. Most shelters have air under the boards and many have moving air heh. If its wet the tent leaves you more mess in the morning. Hammock is...
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    Good for you on back yard testing! Smart to find...

    Good for you on back yard testing! Smart to find out what your gear can and can't do some place where you can safely bail, depending on your wife's mood I suppose ;)

    Keep one of those iron oxide...
  9. I use a hammock, but carry a neoair for sleeping...

    I use a hammock, but carry a neoair for sleeping in shelters on trips where that makes sense. Rolled up in with the neoair I have a cut to size sheet of polycro that keeps the air mattress clean and...
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    You posted a valid and useful point of...

    You posted a valid and useful point of consideration as far as I was concerned. Not a "Do as I say!" commandment type post at all. Sorry if I misconstrued what you were saying :)
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    Nice to see all of these open minded responses....

    Nice to see all of these open minded responses. Not a one of you told the poster what to do, just what makes you happy and why.
  12. I read this thread the other day and was...

    I read this thread the other day and was surprised not to see anyone mention using alcohol to prime a white gas stove to save fuel and reduce carbon and yucky smell output. This video demonstrates...
  13. Might want to look at the Hubba NX before you...

    Might want to look at the Hubba NX before you make up your mind. I don't own one, but have an original Hubba I used for many years. Bit of a coffin, very narrow, but you can sit up if you aren't too...
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    Two Night Winter Bondcliff

    https://youtu.be/WPS16ojuY_o

    Last cold weather trip of the year. Beard came off two days later and the womens of the house rejoiced! :)
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    +1 on the umbrella :) Even for all the situations...

    +1 on the umbrella :) Even for all the situations you can't use them I find it worth carrying for all the situations where I do use them.
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    I wasn't trying to be that mean :) Just...

    I wasn't trying to be that mean :)

    Just pointing out that the guy from out of state was trying to tell me how my tax dollars need to be spent and I wasn't having it.
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    We were informed. Everyone knew enough about what...

    We were informed. Everyone knew enough about what happened to know how to avoid a repeat and there was zero evidence leading to a rational suspicion that the RVs were involved.

    Your concern about...
  18. I have one of their 30f shorties for three...

    I have one of their 30f shorties for three season use and its great, but I can see where that length might not work for Winter. I have the 10f full length and go sub zero in it. Tempted to grab...
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    I've been known to kill over a pound of cheese...

    I've been known to kill over a pound of cheese and sausage on a big mile day. Does that count? :)
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    Eating snow adds to risk of hypothermia so using...

    Eating snow adds to risk of hypothermia so using fire or stove to melt it is preferred. You didn't die so we'll count this one as a win either way :)


    Respect for the dead or a conspiracy...
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    Cheap is cheap, but heavy is heavy. My family...

    Cheap is cheap, but heavy is heavy.

    My family bought me some cheap hikers for Christmas so I'd stop wearing my good ones around the house. That heavier material is a noticeable drag on every step....
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    As someone who uses a sled/pulk on winter trips I...

    As someone who uses a sled/pulk on winter trips I can attest to the fact that the same tool that is beneficial in easy terrain can become a nightmare to manage in challenging terrain. Both sled and...
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    Not sure about the legalities. I know a lot of...

    Not sure about the legalities. I know a lot of trails prohibit wheeled vehicles which includes bicycles and carts. Even if legal, much of the trail's terrain does not lend itself to wheels. On those...
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    Checking the pack weight once you're fully loaded...

    Checking the pack weight once you're fully loaded is actually a good idea. Folks who add up their base weight plus consumables are often surprised to find that their fully loaded pack weighs more :) ...
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    If anyone is looking for more details on the EE...

    If anyone is looking for more details on the EE Rain Wrap I did a Trailspace review on it when it first came out in '17. Been riding in my raincoat pocket ever since. Well, except when I wear it :)...
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