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    After many attempts at making my own stove......

    After many attempts at making my own stove... which was admittedly was entertaining, I broke down and bought at Zelph stove as well. I have the Fancee Feast one. it puts the flame upward where it's...
  2. Thread: Base weight

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    These threads always devolve into bragging about...

    These threads always devolve into bragging about how heavy, how light, how my generation is wonderful, and your generation does everything wrong, and some form of "I read your words that say...
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    I'll second the use of the sit pad under the hip....

    I'll second the use of the sit pad under the hip. I use the sit pad initially in my vestibule, so I can kneel as I enter my tent, and keep the inside of the tent clean. I use a standard Klymit...
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    I found that even the cheapest generic brand of...

    I found that even the cheapest generic brand of resealable bags work for the "pour boiling water in bag" method. The higher cost freezer bag is unnecessary when you're just reportioning right before...
  5. Thread: Base weight

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    It's a good measurement for comparison purposes. ...

    It's a good measurement for comparison purposes. Comparison between different bits of gear for purchasing decisions... between two hikers to make sure they're on the same page with a common...
  6. Thread: Low tech.

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    Thank you, I knew there was a good joke in that...

    Thank you, I knew there was a good joke in that spelling, I just couldn't work it out!
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    Leave it. It could be a Forest Service marking,...

    Leave it. It could be a Forest Service marking, historic, rare, trees to be preserved and not to be touched, etc. Or, it could mean that this one is to be chopped down because it has some kind of...
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    Fortunately, it's not my job to judge his story. ...

    Fortunately, it's not my job to judge his story. I didn't like the guy much, he was even slower than me, needy in that he wanted me to slow down and talk at me, he was my age, yet he was creeping on...
  9. Knorrs noodles never got to the right texture...

    Knorrs noodles never got to the right texture from the just add boiling water, even with a insulated cozy to let them sit in and soak. I stuck with the Knorr's rice dishes, which were good enough. ...
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    I was hiking with a guy who stated he was "hiking...

    I was hiking with a guy who stated he was "hiking away his PTSD, and he didn't want to talk about it..." Then he proceeded to do nothing but talk about it, despite zero encouragement on my part. As...
  11. Alcohol as a wound cleaner is bad. Google it,...

    Alcohol as a wound cleaner is bad. Google it, find a site that you trust. It's an old cowboy movie myth, don't do it.
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    Back in the 80s, half of my crew team tore our...

    Back in the 80s, half of my crew team tore our menisci (thanks for that training regime coach.) Three guys had late 80s style surgery, and their knees are still a mess. I put up with the pain and...
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    I did the quilt on top, with the foot box closed...

    I did the quilt on top, with the foot box closed on the quilt. Worked well for a range of temps, as it was quickly adjustable in the middle of the night.
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    Consider a smaller size lens/frame with adequate...

    Consider a smaller size lens/frame with adequate ventilation, so they don't fog up. Depends on your face shape of course, but you don't want the frame touching your cheeks. Have a dedicated spot to...
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    I get the desire to start of with some big...

    I get the desire to start of with some big elevation, it's awe inspiring. However, shin splints are a very real concern on an extended downhill trek. Kids very often don't have the specific...
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    I think this conversation proves my original...

    I think this conversation proves my original contention that there's no such thing as trail etiquette that isn't based on self interest. We can't even agree on the uphill/downhill yield.

    All I...
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    The risk of dying in a shark attack is less than...

    The risk of dying in a shark attack is less than that of cow attacks and vampire attacks combined.
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    The question to be initially asked is that are...

    The question to be initially asked is that are you going to change your life choices based on a .00001% risk difference between one activity and another activity/no activity. I mean, I don't...
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    Early winter hiking is annoying. You can hike...

    Early winter hiking is annoying. You can hike for miles on dry land, turn a corner, change elevation and encounter ice. Bring the micro-spikes, and bring a sit pad so you can put them on and take...
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    Before my thru-hike attempt... I'd hiked a whole...

    Before my thru-hike attempt... I'd hiked a whole lot, but I had zero backpacking/camping experience. Etiquette was one of those things I worried about. My short answer is, don't worry about it. No...
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    I'm retired, no one's paying me to spend the time...

    I'm retired, no one's paying me to spend the time to gather the data properly and to look for patterns. Like you said, in another post. You're doing word problems, at an 8th grade level maybe...
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    I'm a math major with a concentration in...

    I'm a math major with a concentration in statistics. I kills me that people will link to a poorly constructed study, and come out with a very wrong conclusion. The general public tends to walk away...
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    "Based on this, the AT thru-hiker murder rate is...

    "Based on this, the AT thru-hiker murder rate is slightly higher than the US average." This was your conclusion. It's very wrong, based on the reasons you stated.
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    It's estimated that 2-3 million visitors hike a...

    It's estimated that 2-3 million visitors hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail each year. Most enjoy day hikes and short backpacking trips, but each year a small fraction of those hikers complete...
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    Very much this. Hiked alongside a guy (with an...

    Very much this. Hiked alongside a guy (with an overtly adventure hero trail name that I'm certain that he gave himself) for a few hours. He had a 10 or 11 inch blade Bowie knife, strapped to his...
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