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    Here is my fancy feast stove cook kit (for some...

    Here is my fancy feast stove cook kit (for some reason I can't get the one picture to be right side up when I upload it). Everything fits in the 0.7L IMUSA cup. I made a lid for the pot by sawing...
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    Watch this guy light his fancy feast alcohol...

    Watch this guy light his fancy feast alcohol stove and alcohol at -3 degrees at 2:45 in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XQVKLlLQjw
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    Make your yourself this type of fancy feast...

    Make your yourself this type of fancy feast stove. The inner part is a Budweiser aluminum bottle and the outer part is a fancy feast can. The wicking is fiberglass cloth. Easy to make (or buy one...
  4. Glad to hear tourism is holding up. I was...

    Glad to hear tourism is holding up. I was surprised by how well constructed and maintained the hiking "tracks" were and the hiking infrastructure in general. We hiked on a number of different...
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    Hit the nail on the head.

    Hit the nail on the head.
  6. My wife and I went on a hiking tour of south...

    My wife and I went on a hiking tour of south island the first 2 weeks of January (the wife will not camp). We had a great time. We were in the area hit by flooding about a week before it happened. ...
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    Good advice from many folks. Here is another way...

    Good advice from many folks. Here is another way to do it - pay yourself first. Instead of putting what money you didn't spend in the bank at the end of month, put a set amount in on payday. If...
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    We were backpacking in Arkansas years ago and had...

    We were backpacking in Arkansas years ago and had a similar experience with A-10's. We were up on a ridge when we heard them coming but I was surprised that they were flying below us in the valley...
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    I have used Google Fi in Canada and New Zealand...

    I have used Google Fi in Canada and New Zealand and it worked great. I have a Moto X4 that is fully compatable with FI. Not sure how Fi would be on the AT as in the US I am on AT&T.
  10. Could be. The curious thing to me is that some...

    Could be. The curious thing to me is that some of the eroded areas are wider at the top and narrower at the bottom close to the water level. You would think the rock close to the water level would...
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    Your Dad wrote some numbers on one of the cards...

    Your Dad wrote some numbers on one of the cards and I was wondering if you know what the significance of those numbers is. Thanks for sharing.
  12. Good point. The NTSB surely is investigating of...

    Good point. The NTSB surely is investigating of the accident as well the West Virginia and possibility Maryland state transportation agencies who will also likely be involved in bridge inspection...
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    Seems like a contradictory statement. I am...

    Seems like a contradictory statement. I am curious where you get this info. If many hikers carry a gun and you don't even know it, how could you know how many are carrying?
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    These work great. I have used them when car...

    These work great. I have used them when car camping. Each starter is 2"x 1"x 0.5" weigh 0.6oz each--- much lighter than a Duraflame log!!!!. They burn hot for at least 15 minutes. I have started...
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    Good point ! I enjoy winter camping in Texas and...

    Good point ! I enjoy winter camping in Texas and Arkansas but I wouldn't where you live because it would be just too darn cold for me.
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    Same here, cheap, easy, works great. I keep mine...

    Same here, cheap, easy, works great. I keep mine in an old plastic 35mm film canister.
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    99% of the time I am the one who stops and lets...

    99% of the time I am the one who stops and lets the other pass either uphill or downhill. Gives me time to smell the roses.
  18. Thread: Permethrin

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    Here is an interesting article about how...

    Here is an interesting article about how permethrin treated clothing affects ticks ability to walk and bite. ...
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    My Dad is 94 1/2 and a WWII vet. I took him out...

    My Dad is 94 1/2 and a WWII vet. I took him out for fried chicken (his favorite food) yesterday. A group of local ROTC high school cadets in uniform came in to have lunch between Veterans Day...
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    If you treat your socks, pants/shorts, t...

    If you treat your socks, pants/shorts, t shirt/shirt with permethrin, how do ticks get passed those clothing items to end up on your nether regions? Had that happen before Insectashield but never...
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    You sound like a young person with a good head on...

    You sound like a young person with a good head on your shoulders. You will be fine. Good luck and have a great hike.
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    Several people have mentioned balance issues. I...

    Several people have mentioned balance issues. I lost my sense of balance due to an illness 11 years ago and even though I recovered I found that my sense of balance was never as good afterward. ...
  23. It left when the campers next to me and I made a...

    It left when the campers next to me and I made a lot of noise and shooed it off. After it left my campsite you could hear folks shouting and honking car horns across the campground as it wandered...
  24. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. ...

    A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Your safety depends on the next guy doing the right thing as much as you doing the right thing. As long as folks sleep with their food in their tent,...
  25. Good video of Floyd. He seems to be a gentle...

    Good video of Floyd. He seems to be a gentle giant.
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