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  1. I use pack covers and rarely have an issue unless...

    I use pack covers and rarely have an issue unless hard wind driven rain persists for long periods of time, but these conditions generally will defeat most "water proof" things. One reason may be how...
  2. Thread: FKT website

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    A new FKT in website locating! :banana ...

    A new FKT in website locating! :banana


    ​Sorry, just could NOT resist that
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    I am trying to figure out if claims that making...

    I am trying to figure out if claims that making food "odor proof" for animals works, or is just campfire myth. Mice have olfactory bulbs 200 times larger than humans that are able to find specific...
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    What if that second stream the book indicated was...

    What if that second stream the book indicated was there came up dry? Many reliable water sources in the Northeast did during the recent droughts. Filling up when you are out at the first source you...
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    I spend considerable time snowshoeing when we...

    I spend considerable time snowshoeing when we have the snowpack. Beyond the use of maps and GPS, there are subtle clues one can look for when snowshoeing trails. First, getting lost is not much of a...
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    It really depends on what conditions are...

    It really depends on what conditions are expected. For me, if I am going out with snow and ice on the trail I wear a mid-high to a full height boot with a full foot to knee Outdoor Research gaiters....
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    Privies on trails in the Olympic Peninsula use...

    Privies on trails in the Olympic Peninsula use helicopters to carry out full containers and have ample signage to keep water out of the privy tank and use the surrounding woods for urination. I...
  8. Thread: Arm warmers

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    I have to agree with this. Having managed to...

    I have to agree with this. Having managed to misplaced, lose, drop, or forgotten in my haste to escape weather, a myriad of items over the years that include stuff sacks, countless right hand gloves,...
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    What a great idea! Books used for plant...

    What a great idea! Books used for plant identification in the Appalachian Mountains come in a variety of types, most addressing trees, shrubs, and plants in specific areas of the range like the...
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    If this did happen, there will probably be a...

    If this did happen, there will probably be a video of this on You-Tube with Beavis and Butthead giggling in the background how cool it is. Seems a lot of folks get caught that way.
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    Everyone who experiences similar things has a...

    Everyone who experiences similar things has a different experience.

    Having followed groups of chatty young adults for miles and able to hear every word, or worse, someone (or two together)...
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    This is the terribly misunderstood danger of...

    This is the terribly misunderstood danger of hypothermia, "It's May, not winter". 50 degrees is all you need to start the first stages of hypothermia, add getting wet followed by a building wind, you...
  13. Bikes yield to hikers, both yield to horses is...

    Bikes yield to hikers, both yield to horses is the common right of way rule for multi-use trails.

    Stepping off the trail for horses to pass should be approximately 6-feet off the trail on the...
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    It would be far less interesting if everyone did...

    It would be far less interesting if everyone did things the same way.
  15. Some panned the Grapes of Wrath thinking it would...

    Some panned the Grapes of Wrath thinking it would be a buddy road trip movie.
  16. You can do the same thing with a Harvard...

    You can do the same thing with a Harvard University degree.... what then is the value of a fraudulent certificate?
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    Not sure if this is obnoxious or just fair...

    Not sure if this is obnoxious or just fair warning, but when I see a dog unattended headed toward me and hear a far away voice yelling, "Don't worry, he's friendly" I immediately respond with, "I'm...
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    No "right" is absolute, but all rights have...

    No "right" is absolute, but all rights have responsibilities. Taking a dog onto a public trail comes the responsibility of keeping the dog under control. If the dog does not respond to voice command...
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    For these kinds of decisions I use an old...

    For these kinds of decisions I use an old bromide, "If there's a doubt, there is no doubt".

    To help make your decision, here's a common scenario most everyone who does this runs into in some form...
  20. Next up, "Zombies of the Appalachian Trail".

    Next up, "Zombies of the Appalachian Trail".
  21. Poll: Not sure why this is an issue unless it's...

    Not sure why this is an issue unless it's disagreement with pandemic related closures.

    The value of the certificate is the recognition from the official operations organization of the trail. I've...
  22. Thread: Bread Crumbs

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    I don't think anyone is beating up on consumer...

    I don't think anyone is beating up on consumer GPS, it has proven to be reasonably accurate when used in macro-navigation applications. Being off by 40-feet is not really a big deal when driving...
  23. Thread: Bread Crumbs

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    Tracking is a perishable skill and not everyone...

    Tracking is a perishable skill and not everyone can capture the micro-cues necessary to "read the ground".
    In dense brush like laurel, sub-alpine terrain, and krummholtz for example one can easily...
  24. Thread: Bread Crumbs

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    Having used flagging tape for years to mark...

    Having used flagging tape for years to mark bushwhacking routes with the last person picking them up or picking them up on my return and the occasional needs of nature in unfamiliar forests, I never...
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    There are lacing patterns you can use for several...

    There are lacing patterns you can use for several things like heel stability in the shoe and stopping forward motion of the foot in the shoe itself. Since I discovered these, I have not had more than...
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