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  1. Adhering to a poor diet or the typical SAD -...

    Adhering to a poor diet or the typical SAD - Standard American Diet - as a cultural habit off trail, following it on trail, and then going back to it post thru hike sets oneself up for these health...
  2. This is being on the right track - finding...

    This is being on the right track - finding solutions to balancing Cortisol levels and chronic stress by: resting enough, getting high quality uninterrupted sleep, reducing sleep distractions such as...
  3. "But while thru-hikers may look the picture of...

    "But while thru-hikers may look the picture of health on the outside, two researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder's Department of Integrative Physiology have published a study suggesting...
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    A non permeable aluminized mylar space blanket...

    A non permeable aluminized mylar space blanket does NOT only work to add warmth to a sleep system by reflecting infrared radiation. It also works to add heat by reducing or eliminating convective and...
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    Wy id cdt. Rmnp. Ynp.

    Wy id cdt. Rmnp. Ynp.
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    The shirt market I've be increasingly embracing...

    The shirt market I've be increasingly embracing is based on mixing fibers and tech. I've been happily wearing a 110 g/m2 Voormi blended cotton Desert hoodie on hot dry sunny desert hikes....
  7. Site selection and raising up the high side of a...

    Site selection and raising up the high side of a slightly sloping CS so H2O flows under rather than over the ground sheet using a trekking pole, branch, staff, rocks, etc. Even so in the PNW during...
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    This^^This

    This^^This
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    What's the wt of the thumb screw, nut and washer...

    What's the wt of the thumb screw, nut and washer alone? I know all come in Ti.
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    I could be wrong but that's the gist I surmised...

    I could be wrong but that's the gist I surmised of the OP too. They are feeling tarps out as a tarp neophyte specific to an AT NOBO during typical NOBO time frames.
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    A bivy under a tarp does not only function in a...

    A bivy under a tarp does not only function in a shelter capacity but sleep system capacity as well. It tweaks the sleep system. It can also serve as bug protection and, as you stated, suffice for...
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    As Big Dog said med conditions possibly not...

    As Big Dog said med conditions possibly not personally known and if I recall the high fat diet you adhere can bring on symptoms of nausea and malaise. All I'm suggesting you consider is that the...
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    Strongly strongly doubt the headache and nausea...

    Strongly strongly doubt the headache and nausea at GNP was a result of altitude of 5kft. I'd be looking at other causes. - mild dehydration, uncommon higher exertion, glucose/insulin roller coasting...
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    If it's only 1 p thru hiking why opt for the...

    If it's only 1 p thru hiking why opt for the features of a 2p tent that weighs almost 4 lbs? Going to an UL 1p shelter can save you 1.5+ lbs. A 25 BW was not achieved with an almost 4 lb tent alone....
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    This is the negative consequence of sleeping with...

    This is the negative consequence of sleeping with food that you'll rarely find others responsibly sharing about their behavior...how it affects a larger whole, humans, wildlife and the greater...
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    The devil is in the details. Situations matter....

    The devil is in the details. Situations matter. And since I don't know these details as they apply to Quicksand's approach I'll with hold harsh judgement as to if he is wrong or right.

    First, if...
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    You specifically asked about rain. On the AT for...

    You specifically asked about rain. On the AT for cooler shoulder season weather with mixed transitional conditions - one day it rains, next it snows, next it sleets, then it's cold rain again, next...
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    Boredom is a symptom of not engaging, not being...

    Boredom is a symptom of not engaging, not being present in the moment. It's one of the biggest lies we can tell ourselves in today's global interconnectedness.
  19. Poll: The ATC should hand out smiley and 'I thru hiked...

    The ATC should hand out smiley and 'I thru hiked the AT' stickers with the certificates. About time the certificates had more gold foil too. :D I think it good folks be recognized for their...
  20. Read Cheryl's book and saw the movie. Just as...

    Read Cheryl's book and saw the movie. Just as with a 'Walk In The Woods.' 'Wild' is about a young woman finding herself navigating life's challenges within a setting of backpacking. It is about...
  21. Thread: Daisy Hikes

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    Does she have a twin named Dixie?

    Does she have a twin named Dixie?
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    Sold. Mods please close the thread.

    Sold. Mods please close the thread.
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    Hands down between the OT, OHT, PT, and BMT I'd...

    Hands down between the OT, OHT, PT, and BMT I'd thru the Ozark Highlands Tr in November. You'll have the place to yourself with lots of scenic camps. It's harder and more scenically diverse than...
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    Lowered price $55.

    Lowered price $55.
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    I was headed for Whigg just missing Tipi who I so...

    I was headed for Whigg just missing Tipi who I so wanted to give the UL razzzz.
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