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    Thanks for your opinion, Dogwood. Just an...

    Thanks for your opinion, Dogwood. Just an opinion... with no real evidence IMO. Parks are protected by Federal Law.

    Why don't you tell us about global warming now?
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    Not a documentary at all; a "hit" piece by...

    Not a documentary at all; a "hit" piece by leftist preservationists. Against tourism, against mining, pretty much against America.

    Not about hiking... It's about an agenda.

    FWIW the...
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    I agree. I think that if you get out and hike...

    I agree. I think that if you get out and hike your kit will sort itself out.

    When you return home, mark on the list what was used or not; you'll find much is not used and can go, unless it is...
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    I would encourage trail running. You should not...

    I would encourage trail running. You should not get injured, the surface is soft and speeds are slow, and you can walk the uphills. I did my best hiking at a time when I was running a lot of trail...
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    I think enjoyment should be the priority, not...

    I think enjoyment should be the priority, not necessarily completing the trail.

    I did 1000 miles back in the 1970's, and then it took a few decades for me to do the rest of the AT. I was more...
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    Well first think about your needs. If it's just...

    Well first think about your needs. If it's just for occasional camping food you probably don't need the chard unit. We use one like the Nesco with only four trays and it's been great. But I don't...
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    Well congrats on putting a lot of thought into...

    Well congrats on putting a lot of thought into packing, obviously. I noticed possible duplication in the clothing dept, four hats, two hoodys, more than one wool top, at least two kinds of pants... ...
  8. Zelph, we're all just guessing inasmuch as none...

    Zelph, we're all just guessing inasmuch as none of us were there when it happened
  9. Yes, looks like typical limestone weathering,...

    Yes, looks like typical limestone weathering, dissolving away the softer parts first
  10. We used a tyvek groundsheet regularly, but we...

    We used a tyvek groundsheet regularly, but we tend to avoid shelters and camp fairly wild. We found that the tyvek was too narrow as supplied, so we sewed running race bibs onto each side to widen...
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    I hiked that section that time of year. Fourth...

    I hiked that section that time of year. Fourth of July in Monson is a good time, bag pipers, etc.

    You can deal with the bugs, don't worry about it, not such an issue IMO.
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    There's nothing wrong with an April start. ...

    There's nothing wrong with an April start. You'll miss a lot of the dismal freezing weather... but probably not all of it. Be prepared.
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    PERSONALLY signed by General Patton.... Woah. ...

    PERSONALLY signed by General Patton.... Woah. Greatest generation is right! Saved the damn world, they did.
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    I hiked 1000 miles on the AT in 1974 (HF to...

    I hiked 1000 miles on the AT in 1974 (HF to Andover), beginning the day after I graduated high school. My Dad thought I was nuts too... He said "Son, nobody is going to pay you to hike".

    So I...
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    Some years ago there was a thru hike attempt by a...

    Some years ago there was a thru hike attempt by a woman with trail name "Girl who hikes with dogs". As I recall she had at least four large aggressive dogs. I met her at two different spots in...
  16. I'm old enough to remember the slog along the...

    I'm old enough to remember the slog along the Highway from Sandy Hook bridge into HF, not fun. At the time we thought about crossing on the railroad bridge, which was illegal. I did it once and...
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    Having filled a few baffles back in the Frostline...

    Having filled a few baffles back in the Frostline Kits era, I'm tempted to say "don't try this at home".

    One puff of air the wrong way, and you have down flying around everywhere...
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    There's a great need for this, and as a earth...

    There's a great need for this, and as a earth scientist for 40 years I have done a few things like this, like teaching Elderhostel for a while.

    But please don't let this turn into advocacy for...
  19. I took a quick look at Airbnb near Gorham and saw...

    I took a quick look at Airbnb near Gorham and saw a lot of options for less than $200/night. But it's a touristy area; book soon or the best ones will be gone. Sounds like a great trip. Barklay? ...
  20. Thread: Neuropathy

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    I would second the thought that a naturopath or...

    I would second the thought that a naturopath or chiropractor or acupuncturist might help. They know a lot about treating pain by means besides prescriptions. They might first examine your...
  21. Thread: Cold camp !

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    Well it's addictive in a funny way. You know,...

    Well it's addictive in a funny way. You know, high risk = high reward. You are very happy if you survive.
  22. Thread: Cold camp !

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    Me too... alone in a tent in the Adirondacks in...

    Me too... alone in a tent in the Adirondacks in January. Probably -25 F. One night was enough.

    Ah, but there were those crazy Winter snowshoe hikes in Montana that we did as students in...
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    If you're not falling, you're not hiking. It's...

    If you're not falling, you're not hiking. It's part of it. Walking is a (mostly) controlled fall. I just try to remember not to fall on the "hard parts". That's what the soft parts are for.
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    OK equal time for the carnivore option. Avoid...

    OK equal time for the carnivore option. Avoid insulin spikes and crashes, and eventual T2D. High satiety, low hunger. Protein is the key! Burn you own body fat. Low inflammation and ancestrally...
  25. Thread: Bounce box

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    I would keep anything that's really important...

    I would keep anything that's really important with you.
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