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    Excellent point here. As I was reading, my first...

    Excellent point here. As I was reading, my first thought was of the SHT too. Northern Minnesota is a great place to live. I'm just starting to research the Ice Age Trail myself, and think there are...
  2. This is true. But it is nice to be able to put...

    This is true. But it is nice to be able to put wet items or other things up and out of the way sometimes. I bought a "PackBack" from Dutch last year -- it is a simple mesh pocket that you can attach...
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    I personally love to "splurge" on my longer...

    I personally love to "splurge" on my longer hikes. Whether it's the journey to the trailhead, meals in town, foods for the trail (that I actually like and will eat), zero days in town to take care of...
  4. You might be interested in Western...

    You might be interested in Western Mountaineering's "Everlite" -- it is very lightweight (14 to 17oz, depending on length) and is designed to be opened up for use as a quilt, or it zips up to be a...
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    Tipi, I think you could open up your Backyard...

    Tipi, I think you could open up your Backyard Bedroll Camp for business. [emoji846]
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    I had been looking forward to going down to...

    I had been looking forward to going down to Amicalola in mid or late February and getting a pre-bubble section in, but I'm calling that off. Disappointed for sure, but I'll just start looking forward...
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    Haha! Spent the night out back myself. Temp got...

    Haha! Spent the night out back myself. Temp got down to 10, but I was so comfortable, I had to be bribed with Christmas waffles to come in....

    Merry Christmas, and God bless us -- every one.
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    This -- Armed with all sorts of fancy...

    This --



    Armed with all sorts of fancy psych education and training, I spent a career in criminal justice and corrections, and I have never ceased to be surprised -- some of the "nicest" people...
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    Back in WWII, the boots that were issued to US...

    Back in WWII, the boots that were issued to US soldiers and marines were flesh-out leather that needed to be "dubbed" before they were worn. The dubbing was a beeswax-based compound which was...
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    I grew up in Minnesota and I really enjoy being...

    I grew up in Minnesota and I really enjoy being outside in the snow & colder temperatures. Even though I live in southern Indiana now, I take every opportunity I can to get back home, or just out &...
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    Congratulations! What a great accomplishment. I...

    Congratulations! What a great accomplishment. I deeply admire the drive, discipline, resilience, and grit that it takes to keep returning until the goal is achieved and the dream realized ---> Total...
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    Loved the book; it was light-hearted and fun...

    Loved the book; it was light-hearted and fun (Bryson's wry and self-deprecating humor still makes me double over laughing), and I learned a lot. I was so excited when I heard it would be a movie. But...
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    I would be thinking that someone unloaded their...

    I would be thinking that someone unloaded their un-needed food. And I imagine that anyone coming upon it after they've lost their foodbag to critters, or miscalculated their food needs, etc. would...
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    That is a fantastic accomplishment....

    That is a fantastic accomplishment. Congratulations, and much respect.
  15. 4eyedbuzzard gave really good advice about...

    4eyedbuzzard gave really good advice about drying. I check the dryer *frequently* when drying to be sure the shell isn't getting too hot. I have been surprised at just how hot it can get on its very...
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    This makes me terribly sad. I met Rain Man...

    This makes me terribly sad.

    I met Rain Man about three years ago. He had reached out to me a few days before my HF to Rockfish Gap section, and we met at Blackburn Trail Center on my second day...
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    This past winter/early spring, I used an R1...

    This past winter/early spring, I used an R1 hoodie for my "moving" fleece, then traded that for my melly in the evening in my sleeping bag. The R1 has a nice deep zipper front for venting, which I...
  18. I have lusted a bit for Helleberg tents, and may...

    I have lusted a bit for Helleberg tents, and may get one someday, but an excellent tent I have found in the meantime is made by Big Sky International. Double wall, simultaneous pitch, under 4lbs max,...
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    My dad once told me that when he was in the army...

    My dad once told me that when he was in the army they would put their wet socks around their necks to dry. I've never tried that, though -- I think the smell would probably kill me.
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    This. Very well said. People who fast for long...

    This. Very well said.

    People who fast for long periods of time -- for whatever various reasons -- will recognize what you are saying here and agree. There might be some brief hunger pangs or...
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    Your questions are very good ones, and the...

    Your questions are very good ones, and the likelihood of most -- or any -- long-distance hikers actually having a COVID plan and any ability to answer these questions is practically nil. Which is...
  22. When I was in Maine in 2014, I tripped and...

    When I was in Maine in 2014, I tripped and smashed my knee. What I hoped was just a bruise turned out to be a hike-ending injury -- and I had only just started the 100 Mile Wilderness (SOBO.) It was...
  23. Pork Rinds and Snickers -- the Breakfast of...

    Pork Rinds and Snickers -- the Breakfast of Champions!
  24. One snack I do like at this time of year -- when...

    One snack I do like at this time of year -- when I tend to want more salt -- is pork rinds. A little 2oz bag can deliver over 300 tasty calories!
  25. I have seen some of those Epic bars in the local...

    I have seen some of those Epic bars in the local stores...I'll probably give one a try. I'm trying to put a little more variety into my mid-day break -- it's been mostly jerky & pepperoni (along with...
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