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    Obviously an experienced hiker.I can see getting...

    Obviously an experienced hiker.I can see getting lost/disoriented,clothes soaked etc.Would like to know what happened to get his other gear soaked.Sounds like the tent failed.Glad he's ok and I'm...
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    I have gone to untreated trail runners but use a...

    I have gone to untreated trail runners but use a waterproof sock with a REI light wool liner in them.The ones I currently use are Randy Sun from Amazon,much less expensive than Seal Skinz btw and...
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    I have a BRS 3000 but now that hiking partners...

    I have a BRS 3000 but now that hiking partners all switched back to alcohol and complain about my noise it looks like I'm headed back to the intrepid Starlyte and ss screen stand.It's...
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    Ok,I doubt it would mess with your antenna...

    Ok,I doubt it would mess with your antenna though.You can't rig the radio to the side of the pack and use a remote mic?I used a ptt mic on a motorola some years ago at work;never got into ham but my...
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    Sorry,but I have to ask,what sort of radio are...

    Sorry,but I have to ask,what sort of radio are you carrying?
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    You can also attach the Z-packs multi pack(only 3...

    You can also attach the Z-packs multi pack(only 3 oz) to the shoulder straps of most any pack and have yourself a handy little front pack to hold maps,water filter,water bag,snack,etc.

    I sometimes...
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    Thanks,I always carry some just in case.Only been...

    Thanks,I always carry some just in case.Only been hit by the yellow jacket once so far but that cloud I saw was definitely an eye opener.
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    While we are on the subject of insect stings and...

    While we are on the subject of insect stings and benadryl-does anyone know what the maximum dose of benadryl would be for an adult with multiple bites?
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    I'm not ever going to thru hike,just the...

    I'm not ever going to thru hike,just the occasional 2 or 3 night pleasure trips with friends.I purchased and use a vertical climber to try and keep my fitness level on par with my much younger hiking...
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    You might want to go out to Hammock Gear and...

    You might want to go out to Hammock Gear and check out their line of duck down quilts which are reasonably priced and sell your underquilt on Hammock Forums or Ebay.I doubt your underquilt is going...
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    I always keep benadryl handy;especially this time...

    I always keep benadryl handy;especially this time of the year.I was in the woods once and observed a beach ball sized swarm of yellow jackets swarm rise up out of the ground.Fortunately I avoided...
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    I spent two nights this week on the Pine Mountain...

    I spent two nights this week on the Pine Mountain Trail.There was a fire ban and the woods are unbelievably tinder box dry,so dry that I would have felt uncomfortable using my propane stove anywhere...
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    I bought a square water bottle and cut it off...

    I bought a square water bottle and cut it off about 3 inches from the neck end,attached it to my Evernew bag with a Sawyer sleeve connector from Amazon.Works great in flowing water and serves as a...
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    Some years ago a regular on this site,Cosmic...

    Some years ago a regular on this site,Cosmic Zian,told me about Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal.No,not any of their "stick or roll on" products,but their original,the one that comes in a box.It...
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    My local Walmart only sells the larger cannisters...

    My local Walmart only sells the larger cannisters in the store.I was able to order the 100g cannisters online.Can't remember what they cost but it was not exorbitant.You can refill them with butane...
  16. Anxiety is real and nothing to be ashamed of.From...

    Anxiety is real and nothing to be ashamed of.From what I observe,it can run in families as my wife has it,as did her mother and paternal grandfather.There are other family members that have it as...
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    I carry a sliver of bar soap,use just enough to...

    I carry a sliver of bar soap,use just enough to lather the hands,wipe off with a damp Wysi wipe then use a wetter WW for the rinse,dry with a Lite Load towel and pack out all my paper and trash etc....
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    Twice in one day coming down Mt Sterling.I caught...

    Twice in one day coming down Mt Sterling.I caught foot on a root both times.I was wearing zero drop Altras for the first time and do not know if that had anything to do with it or not but I changed...
  19. I had a pilot friend advise me once to take three...

    I had a pilot friend advise me once to take three slow breaths thru the mouth if I ever felt panicked in the air.Supposedly it's an aviators thing,I wouldn't know as I never had to try it.However,I...
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    Mine arrived today,weighs in at 1.2 oz with...

    Mine arrived today,weighs in at 1.2 oz with bungee head band.I like the lock out feature,3 white light settings,2 red light settings,and strobe feature in either color.Looks pretty solid and it...
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    Wysi wipes.I get them from...

    Wysi wipes.I get them from Amazon.Lightweight,effective,and I do always pack them out with the t.p.
    Standard wet wipes are fine but nothing cleans like a little water and a Wysi Wipe.
  22. Here's a black bear attack that ended with one...

    Here's a black bear attack that ended with one survivor and one fatality.Gruesome but worth watching.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h70Pxh-pCWw

    I am inclined to believe bear spray could have...
  23. This gentleman was attacked TWICE by the same...

    This gentleman was attacked TWICE by the same bear and gives a first hand account of the experience.Note his summary comment,"Bear Spray is better than nothing".Had he shot her and wounded her with...
  24. FWIW,I saw on You Tube that Frontiersman Bear...

    FWIW,I saw on You Tube that Frontiersman Bear Spray is the strongest bear spray on the market and is 50% stronger than police pepper spray.Available on Amazon.Also,it has a 35 foot range.

    The...
  25. So,should I ditch my can of Counter Assault Bear...

    So,should I ditch my can of Counter Assault Bear Spray for some other brand, and if so,which one?
    My gutt is telling me to stay with what I've got but if there is something out there stronger with...
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