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    at least bags have some standards - quilt ratings...

    at least bags have some standards - quilt ratings are total bs, lots of people being fooled/ disappointed
  2. 1/2 of all electricity generated in the US does...

    1/2 of all electricity generated in the US does not make it to a meter - for rural areas even more - if you think the price is too high go without
  3. anti shock was short lived - all but gone now

    anti shock was short lived - all but gone now
  4. lots of reasons people do through hikes - and are...

    lots of reasons people do through hikes - and are hating it by completion, vowing "never again"

    maybe 1/4 of nobos in maine are very down on hiking
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    most of the compelling arguments that a lack of...

    most of the compelling arguments that a lack of stove could be considered less safe would be negated by your late start date
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    hiked with a chemical engineer - he was very...

    hiked with a chemical engineer - he was very adamant about the risks of using any methanol containing stove fuel, inhalation not just ingestion can cause brain damage etc........ does this explain...
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    uhh, other than the conditions that lead to an...

    uhh, other than the conditions that lead to an "emergency" also make starting a fire unlikely
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    this reminds me of a prairie home companion...

    this reminds me of a prairie home companion monologue - the answer at the end would be isn't this a good time for rhubarb pie
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    oh come on - we all know your not a day over 29 -...

    oh come on - we all know your not a day over 29 - are you trying to falsify your age to qualify for a run for president??
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    unfortunately no one can effectively answer that...

    unfortunately no one can effectively answer that for "you"

    I have accumulated over 20 packs, of which I use maybe 8, one is an arc haul - effectively fills a slot but nothing magical about it
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    slacking in the winter?..........bad idea, better...

    slacking in the winter?..........bad idea, better to leave the trailhead with everything you need for few days - even a spot device device needs a reasonably clear view of the sky
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    one issue for a preplanned 2 weeks - you could...

    one issue for a preplanned 2 weeks - you could find little to no snow until you go so far north that you have a possibility of truly brutal conditions - IMO with your requirements you would have to...
  13. Thread: summer sausage

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    are they considered food??

    are they considered food??
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    If I was to add anything, it would be to do your...

    If I was to add anything, it would be to do your practice trips in the worst weather - most overnight/ weekend trips get cancelled if the forecast is crappy - you do not have that luxury with...
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    are the 2 not the same??

    are the 2 not the same??
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    facebook group will have a lot more traffic

    facebook group will have a lot more traffic
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    video surveillance, on site security, few routes...

    video surveillance, on site security, few routes for egress - again the safest parking on the AT - certainly a note is not essential, video will show your pack ect.
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    depends on the level of stink

    depends on the level of stink
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    being fired from railroad train crew is a unique...

    being fired from railroad train crew is a unique / complicated process

    the initial firing can be fast

    most have "can" insurance that pays until the actual hearing - often as long as 6 months
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    you can leave a note on the dash - no safer...

    you can leave a note on the dash - no safer parking on the AT as it is a homeland security protected facility
  21. might be a little " short" for someone in...

    might be a little " short"

    for someone in otherwise good shape - with reasonable gear ( say 30 skin out, full food/fuel/ liquid)
    after 2 weeks(no injuries) you will be about 80% of potential
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  22. Thread: canoe this year

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    canoe this year

    if c19 does not come to a rapid screeching halt almost certainly the service will not be funded
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    only prohibited in wilderness areas - for the...

    only prohibited in wilderness areas - for the rest is is only stupid
  24. douse it with gas and light a match??

    douse it with gas and light a match??
  25. Thread: Trail Days

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    so now we have to find another reason for a multi...

    so now we have to find another reason for a multi day drunk
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