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    Absolutely true but 99% of people don't realize...

    Absolutely true but 99% of people don't realize it. There's nothing free about Facebook.
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    There are many people who cannot stand social...

    There are many people who cannot stand social media and like a focused forum like WhiteBlaze. I haven’t found the moderation problematic. I was called out one time and it was my fault, in retrospect....
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    I beg to differ.

    I beg to differ.
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    Makes a lot of sense -- if there are no animal...

    Makes a lot of sense -- if there are no animal sounds, then they are hunkering down ... why? Maybe humans are around...
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    That’s the factor that makes me consider the apex...

    That’s the factor that makes me consider the apex version of the EE Revelation 50.
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    I have an Enlightened Equipment 30F 950 fill...

    I have an Enlightened Equipment 30F 950 fill power quilt that weighs in under 18 ounces but even though it can be completely flat as a blanket it is too warm for mid summer use in Virginia. The 50F...
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    TLDR = "Too Long, didn't read" A symbol of the...

    TLDR = "Too Long, didn't read"

    A symbol of the culture of Facebook, Youtube, and other toxic social media that encourages surface level superficial thinking, groupthink, etc.
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    Facebook, which I dislike for many reasons, has...

    Facebook, which I dislike for many reasons, has network effects that stand alone forums lack. The Facebook hiking groups are very active. I’ve noticed a drop in activity on hiking related Groups.io...
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    My solution is to be very, very tired which isn’t...

    My solution is to be very, very tired which isn’t a problem when backpacking. A few years ago, I car camped for a couple of nights in the Sierra Nevada to acclimate and I wasn’t tired. Had a lot of...
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    How people respond to being at high elevation...

    How people respond to being at high elevation seems to vary widely. If I can avoid sleeping above 10,000 feet for the first couple nights, I tend to be ok, although I still get some bad headaches. I...
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    I’ve sadly not been on the AT in a while but can...

    I’ve sadly not been on the AT in a while but can report abundant cicadas in grassy and wooded areas near Washington DC. They aren’t in the concrete jungle but my God, they are everywhere in some of...
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    I have a NeoAir but I don't trust it. I would...

    I have a NeoAir but I don't trust it. I would love to use a CCF but I have never been comfortable on my Z Lite. It's a conundrum. Sometimes I think that I should just take the CCF pad on a trip and...
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    “Available for lodging” I just have to chuckle...

    “Available for lodging”

    I just have to chuckle as I imagine people who’ve never seen an AT shelter imagine some quaint cabin, get into their SUV to head to one near a road crossing, and then...
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    That's the funniest version of "glamping" I've...

    That's the funniest version of "glamping" I've ever seen!
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    You can specify the hip belt size when ordering a...

    You can specify the hip belt size when ordering a cdt. But unlike the packs with removable hip belt, the cdt hip belt is sewn in. So if you lose or gain enough weight, I suppose you’d have to get a...
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    The belt on my CDT is sewn on and the hip belt...

    The belt on my CDT is sewn on and the hip belt pockets are smaller than on the Circuit which has a removable belt.
    The hip belt on the Circuit also attaches to two points on each side of the pack...
  17. Hiking Is an Ideal Structure for Friendship

    Iím a solo hiker most of the time but found this interesting and itís probably something others can relate to.
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  18. One incident I recall clearly was on my long...

    One incident I recall clearly was on my long section hike of the PCT (Mexican border though the high Sierra). I had a lousy diet full of carbs and sugar. At the end of a very long day, I had the...
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    One incident I recall clearly was on my long section hike of the PCT (Mexican border though the high Sierra). I had a lousy diet full of carbs and sugar. At the end of a very long day, I had the...
  20. It is tempting to think that you can get away...

    It is tempting to think that you can get away with eating junk when exercising so much every day, but the “calories in/calories out” concept is flawed especially for middle aged and older people (I’m...
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    I have two sleeping bags - a zPacks 10F rated...

    I have two sleeping bags - a zPacks 10F rated full zipper bag and an Enlightened Equipment Revelation 30F quilt.

    The zPacks is about 8 ounces heavier but I find that worth well worth it unless I...
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    Lots of people still use them. Although not...

    Lots of people still use them. Although not thought of as such, the zPacks backpacks such as the ArcBlast are indeed external frame packs.
  23. On the PCT heading into the Mojave, I was in a...

    On the PCT heading into the Mojave, I was in a torrential storm in which my pack cover’s cord broke leaving me to rely on the Cuban fiber liner which, unbeknownst to me, had developed pinholes. When...
  24. Same for me for all active pursuits. I run...

    Same for me for all active pursuits. I run because it makes my day better. I hike because it’s the best form of travel I know. I don’t fear death but I do fear debility, and I hope being active...
  25. I recently read "The Case Against Sugar" by Gary...

    I recently read "The Case Against Sugar" by Gary Taubes although his viewpoint is not without controversy since he's a proponent of high fat animal based diets (keto). As I read that book, I couldn't...
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