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  1. Thread: Gender biases

    by Bronk
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    I fully understand that you were raised and...

    I fully understand that you were raised and taught to be a sexist. Society reinforces these stereotypes and it is still politically correct to do so. Many of the prejudices people have are taught...
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    I know of more than a half dozen places in the...

    I know of more than a half dozen places in the national forest that used to be dumping grounds for old appliances...the problem solved itself around 2008 when the economy crashed and scrap metal...
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    There's a flat spot to put up a tent partway up...

    There's a flat spot to put up a tent partway up the hill to the shelter. I left Max Patch in the dark because I wanted to watch the sun set and see the stars...the shelter just past the patch was...
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    At least hikers will now have a place to dispose...

    At least hikers will now have a place to dispose of their trash while hiking in the smokies.
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    I hiked it heading north, but I want to say that...

    I hiked it heading north, but I want to say that heading south you would be in a climb for the first 2 miles or more and then you reach a rocky ridgeline. You could probably find a place to put a...
  6. Thread: Gender biases

    by Bronk
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    Most of the sexist behavior I see from females...

    Most of the sexist behavior I see from females involves them being so wrapped up the idea that men are discriminating against them because of their sex that they delusionally interpret every behavior...
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    If it comes in a package of 10 and you only need...

    If it comes in a package of 10 and you only need 5, you simply dispose of the 5 you don't need. Don't over think it. Sometimes you will find what you need in a hiker box. Don't subscribe to the...
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    The military put more abuse on my feet than the...

    The military put more abuse on my feet than the AT ever did. By the time I finished basic training all of my toes were numb and half of my feet too. I could only feel my feet for a couple of...
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    I camped by the water in Damascus and those...

    I camped by the water in Damascus and those beavers slapped their tails all night long but they never approached me or got aggressive. On a local river a few years ago I camped every week all summer...
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    I've always been sort of baffled by the idea that...

    I've always been sort of baffled by the idea that you need boots to support your ankles. I've never needed that and have never injured an ankle. But apparently some people do twist or roll their...
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    I had a similar experience and I attributed it to...

    I had a similar experience and I attributed it to the fact that it was getting to be summer and the bugs were out so people were tenting to avoid mosquitos. Also, by that stage of the game people...
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    In my experience on the AT of over 850 miles, I...

    In my experience on the AT of over 850 miles, I found that the shelters close to town were seldom used. Anybody who made it to Blood Mountain before dark was probably going to walk another 2 miles...
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    Poll: https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/84...

    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/841-The-Family-from-the-North

    Excerpt from that thread:

    "My Family was the Family from the North... my trail name was Shortcut. I hiked with my...
  14. Thread: fungus

    by Bronk
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    I used to work in an ear nose and throat clinic. ...

    I used to work in an ear nose and throat clinic. And as someone else has already pointed out, if you have a punctured or damaged ear drum, or if you have tubes in your ears, you could seriously...
  15. Thread: fungus

    by Bronk
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    DO NOT EVER PUT VINEGAR OR ALCOHOL IN YOUR...

    DO NOT EVER PUT VINEGAR OR ALCOHOL IN YOUR EAR!!!! Next time you go to your doctor ask him and he will tell you how incredibly stupid this advice is. You can do serious damage to your ear if you do...
  16. And look at the end users of these kinds of...

    And look at the end users of these kinds of products and who will be paying for them. That should tell you right there that the prices won't come down. These are high end buyers who don't much care...
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    You could just put everything under the bridge at...

    You could just put everything under the bridge at the Nolichucky River. I don't think anyone would bother it there.
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    Be prepared to walk 20 miles with an injury and...

    Be prepared to walk 20 miles with an injury and just take care of it in the next town.
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    Walk until you're not having fun anymore. You...

    Walk until you're not having fun anymore. You don't have to finish it.
  20. If you're willing to wait you can probably sell...

    If you're willing to wait you can probably sell it for the new at the store price if you put it on ebay with a Buy It Now price.
  21. Thread: Rain pants

    by Bronk
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    I usually wear nylon jogging pants I buy at...

    I usually wear nylon jogging pants I buy at Walmart for $10...sometimes $5 if I find them on sale at the end of the season. They are lightweight and comfortable, can be rinsed out in a sink in a...
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    If its true that the ATC removed their list...

    If its true that the ATC removed their list because not all of the shuttle drivers were obeying the law, then doesn't that make some of what is posted here in this thread in violation of terms of...
  23. Thread: Italian Chicken

    by Bronk
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    I like your style. We should go hiking sometime....

    I like your style. We should go hiking sometime. Can you meet me at...
  24. Thread: Italian Chicken

    by Bronk
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    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcScOPnkScT1TLs7R9NshbcwGNyNW25Az7KA82g3kMSZMJ6T380pYA
  25. Thread: Italian Chicken

    by Bronk
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    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/image/jpeg;base64,/9j...

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wCEAAkGBxMSEhUSEhIVFhUVFRUWFRUXFxUVFRUVFxUWFxUVFhUYHSggGBolGxUVITEhJSkrLi4uFx8zODMsNygtLisBCgoKDg0OFxAQGi0lHSYtLS0tLS0tLS0tL...
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