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    Learn something new every day!

    Learn something new every day!
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    As a group leader you are in responsible charge...

    As a group leader you are in responsible charge for all those who come along. Regardless of the level of experience within the group, as the leader you should be prepared for several things, not the...
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    I'm not sure it wasn't.

    I'm not sure it wasn't.
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    If there's a doubt, there is no doubt.

    If there's a doubt, there is no doubt.
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    Sweeping generalizations aside, unless someone...

    Sweeping generalizations aside, unless someone says they are a through hiker or section hiker it can be difficult to tell who is what. Though their time may be limited to a few weeks a year, section...
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    Defecation on demand is not altogether a bad...

    Defecation on demand is not altogether a bad plan. Making the other guy smell better and to the discriminating bear engaged in a bit of mauling likely taste better as well, could be the holy grail of...
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    I've used NRC half finger paddle gloves for years...

    I've used NRC half finger paddle gloves for years for a range of reasons. They keep my hands reasonably warm in temperatures around freezing, provide padding in the palm to cushion against rocks or...
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    Dang, stepping over bodies from GA to ME must be...

    Dang, stepping over bodies from GA to ME must be exhausting....
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    Curious what happens when he runs into Tipi.....

    Curious what happens when he runs into Tipi.....
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    This falls into the "If there is a doubt, there...

    This falls into the "If there is a doubt, there is no doubt" category. If you are questioning if a quart is enough, then it probably isn't. A quart of water in 90 degree desert terrain would not get...
  11. Thread: Friendliness

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    I wonder how many people are incensed or horribly...

    I wonder how many people are incensed or horribly offended by those not responding to this thread.
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    And food for others......

    And food for others......
  13. I have seen people make a sash for the patches...

    I have seen people make a sash for the patches that can be strapped to or draped over a pack without falling off, kind of like a scouting badge sash which can be removed to protect the patches or...
  14. Once animals become habituated around people, or...

    Once animals become habituated around people, or more specifically where people are careless with food, there is not much that can be done to change learned behavior. The key remains with people to...
  15. What I see in this photo are three guys who don't...

    What I see in this photo are three guys who don't appear able to sustain multiple miles of bushwhacking for long, possibly making roadside hunting medically necessary. Most States do not allow...
  16. Thread: Needle Ice

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    It's a pretty common phenomenon from what I've...

    It's a pretty common phenomenon from what I've seen over the years. Typically this will occur when the soil temperature is above freezing and the air temperature is below freezing, water in/under the...
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    I hear the Mothman (something very scary about...

    I hear the Mothman (something very scary about moths in New Jersey apparently) has red eyes at night. That might confuse the scale.
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    I'm sure everyone will follow the pedal only rule...

    I'm sure everyone will follow the pedal only rule and will never ride electric or manual bikes on prohibited trails as is done today in many unsupervised areas.
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    "Experience" is a relative thing, some people...

    "Experience" is a relative thing, some people have 20 years of experience, others have one year of experience 20 times. To paraphrase an old aviation quote: the mountains, much like the sea, are not...
  20. By the looks of this, those with older GPS...

    By the looks of this, those with older GPS devices and don't carry maps are doomed.
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    Contacting the appropriate authority for the area...

    Contacting the appropriate authority for the area may result in a letter being dispatched, perhaps along with basic rules of etiquette. Not a lot that could be done at the time, though given the late...
  22. Curious why the pipeline cannot be routed along...

    Curious why the pipeline cannot be routed along an existing easement for state or federal highways. That would seem the easiest if not best solution for all parties to accept.
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    Balance can be a growing issue as we get older. A...

    Balance can be a growing issue as we get older. A couple of things I have found useful as my sense of balance has changed over the past 10 years or so. I've noticed the first five steps starting out...
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    Everyone being different, probably the best thing...

    Everyone being different, probably the best thing to take recommendations under advisement and go to an outdoor gear retailer like REI who has a broad selection of trekking poles. You can try each...
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    FWIW, my experience with "waterproof" trail shoes...

    FWIW, my experience with "waterproof" trail shoes has been enlightening given the overstatement of waterproof. While Gore-Tex fabric membranes are indeed waterproof, they can be defeated by dirt that...
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