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  1. I've owned one of these many years ago, it had a...

    I've owned one of these many years ago, it had a plastic bag inside to make it waterproof and as its impossible to clean it inside properly, it got moldy pretty quick.
    This item is a fake...
  2. I belive there are several, a quick Google search...

    I belive there are several, a quick Google search brought up this one:
    https://keego.at/products/the-bottle?lang=de
  3. Thread: Phone apps

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    When heading out for a hard trip, I usually drain...

    When heading out for a hard trip, I usually drain the battery of the smartphone to save weight.
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    Not on the AT, but we have ticks here in the...

    Not on the AT, but we have ticks here in the Alps, too.

    I've learned about Permethrin-threated trousers here on WB a few years ago and find this to be a real godsend.
    Since I'm spraying my...
  5. Thread: Riddle time

    by Leo L.
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    We have one creek here thats literally echoing,...

    We have one creek here thats literally echoing, therefore its valley is called "echo valley" and the other day I hiked through the specific echo point, again amazed how clear an echo this is.
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    For every trip I set out alone, I'll give my wife...

    For every trip I set out alone, I'll give my wife an intinerary and expected date&time to be back, plus advice when to call the Mountain Rescue if I'd be overdue.
    This most likely will be one or two...
  7. Thread: Power Banks

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    Ah, this might be due to the different approach...

    Ah, this might be due to the different approach to hiking between LD-hikes in the US, vs. hiking here in the Alps and in the Middle East desert whre I'm usually roaming.
    During my hikes, the main...
  8. Thread: Power Banks

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    With powerbanks this size (10.000 - 20.000 mAh)...

    With powerbanks this size (10.000 - 20.000 mAh) its highly recommended to use a dual port high power charger, so you can charge your phone and the power bank simultanously.
    Funfact: This charger is...
  9. Thread: Power Banks

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    I'm using a 20,000 mAh Anker, can recharge my...

    I'm using a 20,000 mAh Anker, can recharge my phone about 3 times and this never failed me. Actually the 20,000 mAh is a bit too big for my purpose.

    One thing is important in winter, both devices...
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    Yes, the dealer sent in the bag last March, and I...

    Yes, the dealer sent in the bag last March, and I got a new one recently as a replacement.

    This is a pic from the time when the pack was still OK:

    47421
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    No chemicals involved. The issue most likely was...

    No chemicals involved.
    The issue most likely was caused by the rash desert environment, in conjunction with the specific way of packing I did.
    The pack was pretty stuffed full and the edges of the...
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    Good things take time! The other day I recived a...

    Good things take time!
    The other day I recived a brand new pack from Lightwave as a replacement for the disintegrated one I sent in last year.
    Its an improved version and I'm really happy with it.
  13. Thread: Pre-Trip Chores

    by Leo L.
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    It was kind of hinted here already, but I want to...

    It was kind of hinted here already, but I want to emphasize again:
    One important pre-trip chore is to get clear&ready with each&every mundane everyday civilisation job.

    I just was out on a 3-days...
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    Regarding smartphones, I find myself swaying...

    Regarding smartphones, I find myself swaying forth and back between seeing and using mine as an essential means of navigation with the added bonus of being able to communicate some essentials, and...
  15. Thread: Pre-Trip Chores

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    I don't have an extensive range of gear to select...

    I don't have an extensive range of gear to select from, so pre-trip preparation mostly boils down to select either winter stuff, or summer stuff.

    Most important preparation for me is, to find kind...
  16. Main issue not mentioned: **"There is a guy...

    Main issue not mentioned:
    **"There is a guy hiking in JEANS! He's gonna die!"
  17. I read the book "Wild" and found it an amazing...

    I read the book "Wild" and found it an amazing piece of work, actually about the best books about hiking in the US I ever read. A perfect mix of personal drama, hiking experience and catharsis....
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    I've used two bag liners in the past, a silk one...

    I've used two bag liners in the past, a silk one inside the bag to give a cosy feeling on the skin, and a nylon one outside to keep the wind off.
    The nylon one outside might have added a few degrees...
  19. Thread: Bread Crumbs

    by Leo L.
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    Alligator, Obviously you are way better...

    Alligator,

    Obviously you are way better educated in this respect than I'm, me only having personal experience and no dedicated education (aside of reading popular articles about it, occasionally)....
  20. Thread: Bread Crumbs

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    I think the discussion about accuracy and...

    I think the discussion about accuracy and relieability of maps and GPS is drifting off a bit here.
    The point where this thread started was, to have a means of finding the way back to the trail after...
  21. Thread: Bread Crumbs

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    Sure nobody (at least not me) wanted to distract...

    Sure nobody (at least not me) wanted to distract you from hiking, and doing it your way.
  22. Thread: Bread Crumbs

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    String theory can go bad for chicken, really......

    String theory can go bad for chicken, really...
    http://www.davidgorman.com/maxundmoritz.htm#Erster_Streich
  23. Thread: Bread Crumbs

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    The smartphone I'm using since many years is a...

    The smartphone I'm using since many years is a Sony Z3 compact. Tiny screen, but high resolution.
    The maps I'm using vary, here in Austria I'm using the official highly detailed map of Austria...
  24. Thread: Bread Crumbs

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    Maybe I'm using GPS different than you do? I'd...

    Maybe I'm using GPS different than you do?
    I'd start the GPS (without tracking) the moment I start hiking and am looking on the GPS every now and then, especially when expecting special features of...
  25. Thread: Bread Crumbs

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    I agree with something you didn't say explicitly,...

    I agree with something you didn't say explicitly, but I'm reading between your (and others) lines here:
    If anybody is aware of navigational issues to a degree that she/he is using flags, clips or...
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