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    There are also the Open Cycle Map layer of Open...

    There are also the Open Cycle Map layer of Open Street Map. They have topo lines and are likely to show most every lane, trail, two track, etc... Even individual buildings are shown.
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    Ditto this. I used to have the cheap...

    Ditto this. I used to have the cheap inflate-with-a-straw pillow but was not happy. They always had that "head on a balloon" feeling. Plus they were not durable. I checked out the StS pillows at my...
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    It was mid afternoon on the first day of my first...

    It was mid afternoon on the first day of my first AT hike when I stepped on a slick rock and my feet flew out from under me. I recall it being like a cartoon where everything was in slow motion. In...
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    Protein is not particularly rich in calories...

    Protein is not particularly rich in calories (about the same as the oatmeal. There may be other reasons to do it, but it would not be the most effective way to add calories, especially when...
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    What's wrong with wearing Lone Peaks as street...

    What's wrong with wearing Lone Peaks as street shoes?
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    I've thought about a thru when I retire. A guy I...

    I've thought about a thru when I retire. A guy I know is doing that just now. But recently I've thought maybe I would rather do a long section. For me, it's not doing the whole trail that is the...
  7. I carry two 1 L Evernew bladder. One for dirty...

    I carry two 1 L Evernew bladder. One for dirty water and one for clean water (also a back-up for dirty water if one breaks). They are usually empty but used when I may need to dry camp or hike a long...
  8. You can actually starve eating only lean meat,...

    You can actually starve eating only lean meat, even if you an unlimited supply (Rabbit Starvation). That is because you are eating a diet that is almost entirely made of protein, and in order to...
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    You could even try one of those silver mylar...

    You could even try one of those silver mylar covered folding automobile windshield sun screens you can get at the dollar store. It's a good multi-use object that can function as a sleeping pad for...
  10. Unfortunately for us section hikers, every...

    Unfortunately for us section hikers, every section is where we start. :mad:

    I know the central VA really (south from McAfee Knob) beat up my knees as that section crosses lots of ridges. But I...
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    I was going NOBO and camped at John's Creek, the...

    I was going NOBO and camped at John's Creek, the summit of Sinking Creek Mtn (dry camp - best camp site ever), Trout Creek (where the trail crosses VA 620 - Miller Cover Rd), and then 4 Pines. Going...
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    I had a Skyscape Trekker and replaced it with a...

    I had a Skyscape Trekker and replaced it with a TT Notch. I did not like the sagging flat roof panel at the foot of the Skyscape. Also the bathtub floor would not stay up. Also it only had one door...
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    This was at noon on a hot day in June about 10...

    This was at noon on a hot day in June about 10 minutes north of Thornton Gap in SNP. I don't have a video, but if I did it would look just like this still picture as the bear never moved. I came...
  14. Then there is this trek. Here is the story...

    Then there is this trek. Here is the story.
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    The new silver line will eventually go all the...

    The new silver line will eventually go all the way to Dulles, but now only phase 1 is open. Phase 2 is due to be open next year. For now, you take a bus from the airport to the closest metro rail...
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    Don't have camp shoes. Like others, I just have...

    Don't have camp shoes. Like others, I just have one pair of shoes (Oboz Sawtooth NOT waterproof, as of now). For water crossings, I just plow through. As they are not waterproof, they dry quickly. I...
  17. This is my go to sleep aid. I take off my...

    This is my go to sleep aid.

    I take off my hiking clothes and sleep in just my underwear. I lie on top of my sleeping bag on my back. I usually find that my metabolism (and brain) are in full gear...
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    The OP asked " So, is there any definitive...

    The OP asked " So, is there any definitive thinking on this topic that might make future decisions easier. Maybe even a study...."

    Short answer: No

    Long answer: Several years ago I posed this...
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    I brought a platic tub of French's fried onions...

    I brought a platic tub of French's fried onions one. They were quite yummy. Since onions are a vegetable, I am calling it a health food. Otherwise it's PB&j on tortilla like everyone else. But I like...
  20. Thread: Lighten up

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    https://www.amazon.com/Future-Essentials-Organic-D...

    https://www.amazon.com/Future-Essentials-Organic-Dehydrated-Water/dp/B00BQ1VD6W
  21. You can do that with a Sawyer filter. Just cut...

    You can do that with a Sawyer filter. Just cut the "straw" on the inside of the water bottle short enough so the filter slides on to the filter's clean side hose connector and the the dirty side...
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    Dainima Kamupasetu ??? Japanese only has 5...

    Dainima Kamupasetu ???

    Japanese only has 5 vowel sounds: a (as in law), i (as in bee), u (as in moo), e (as in bed), o (as in mow)
    You can combine vowels to create a diphthong: ai (as in eye) or...
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    DIY eCHS with Olicamp XTS pot. Al flasong pot...

    DIY eCHS with Olicamp XTS pot. Al flasong pot stand doubles as windscreen.
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    Sapporo Ichiban is better than average. It...

    Sapporo Ichiban is better than average. It translates from Japanese as "Sapporo's Number One". Sapporo has historically been a big ramen town. I lived there in 1971 and there was a ramen shop on just...
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    Also need to consider unpredictable closing due...

    Also need to consider unpredictable closing due to bears and fires. We were at GNP early last Aug (not backpacking, stayed at Many Glacier). But while we were there all the trails NOBO from MG were...
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