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    Walk 20 miles, ear plugs, melatonin.

    Walk 20 miles, ear plugs, melatonin.
  2. Just a guess, but champagne and a celebration...

    Just a guess, but champagne and a celebration won't be quite as problematic at Springer.
  3. Darn clever if you ax me. :D

    Darn clever if you ax me. :D
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    One thing I can offer is that the flatcatgear...

    One thing I can offer is that the flatcatgear Ocelot plate is robust, enough so that I cut out one of the 'spokes' to make room for my copper HX strip, after which it remains plenty strong enough to...
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    I'd say your friend is well on the road to...

    I'd say your friend is well on the road to recovery. ;)
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    There's never a psychologist around when you...

    There's never a psychologist around when you really need one.
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    Same discussion, ad nauseum. The whole "enjoying...

    Same discussion, ad nauseum. The whole "enjoying the wilderness incorrectly" assertions all over again.

    You either care—for whatever strange reason(s) that nobody has yet explained—or you don't.
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    I don't give a rodent's derriere about that,...

    I don't give a rodent's derriere about that, either. People wear all sorts of logos and badges for things with which they don't have the remotest association. I see people wearing hats with the...
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    No. What he said a couple of posts down is So...

    No. What he said a couple of posts down is
    So he's saying that how somebody else chooses to hike his/her hike diminishes how he hikes his hike. Really? I seriously want to know, How?
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    First World problem. Why in bloody blazes do...

    First World problem.

    Why in bloody blazes do you care how somebody else hikes, and how on Earth does it diminish your hike? What if somebody carries an 18lb pack and you carry 38lb...? Are you...
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    OK, I was able to see that one. However, it would...

    OK, I was able to see that one. However, it would require a bit of forensic analysis to find out what really happened.

    I've got one of those pot adapters and IMO there's no way it would have been...
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    I don't have a dog in this fight because I'm...

    I don't have a dog in this fight because I'm merely a humble consumer of both your products. However, several times last winter I used the Ocelot/FMS-300T with the Olicamp XTS at a very high...
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    Thanks for the clarification... but I don't want...

    Thanks for the clarification... but I don't want to be the first to toast the fins! :-? It was designed for the slow-burning gel, after all, complete with *WARNING* .... but maybe similar to MSR...
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    I haven't but I think Jon Fong might've (he...

    I haven't but I think Jon Fong might've (he doesn't say it outright) because he mentions the potential for it in his instructions with the Ocelot plate mod for the Fire Maple stove.

    When comparing...
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    Very impressive! Just have to be careful not to...

    Very impressive! Just have to be careful not to overheat the HX fins because they can melt, especially with a canister stove... gotta dial it way back to avoid this.
  16. I have 3 different systems for the seasons. The...

    I have 3 different systems for the seasons. The lightest setup, based on a Toaks 550 pot, converts easily from Esbit to alcohol simply by switching out the Esbit Tri-wing to the Starlyte stove.
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  17. Well there's always My Trail Company....... uh,...

    Well there's always My Trail Company....... uh, wait.... :rolleyes:
  18. Jardine and Golite definitely changed the way I...

    Jardine and Golite definitely changed the way I looked at things.
  19. As today, it seems they deluded themselves with...

    As today, it seems they deluded themselves with what I call FSW, which is Fantastical Spreadsheet Weight... or the equivalent thereof in ye olde dayes.

    Nowadays, if anybody wants to play that game...
  20. I live close by and have crossed the Palisades...

    I live close by and have crossed the Palisades Parkway a fair number of times, at the AT crossing and at Pyngyp and maybe others. The saving grace is that there's a median between north- and...
  21. I don't know... it might start off with "First,...

    I wonder how untralight worked back then. They were using heavy canvas for tents and other items. Someone can put me right on what was used as light shelter unless it was built from trees.[/QUOTE]...
  22. No doubt. The Complete Walker was the backpacking...

    No doubt. The Complete Walker was the backpacking bible for a good long while, and I think I still have a copy of the third edition in a box somewhere, along with Freedom of the Hills (I think...
  23. Last year I read a biography of Horace Kephart...

    Last year I read a biography of Horace Kephart titled Back of Beyond, a thoroughly documented book about this key figure in Smoky Mountain history, wherein was referenced a camping tome written by...
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    LOL thanks a bunch! :D I'm not skeered of the...

    LOL thanks a bunch! :D

    I'm not skeered of the dark — I usually sleep better in the woods in my hammock than at home! — and I've made a habit of scanning the woods with my headlamp at 230 lumens...
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    I've heard that deer snorting sound a couple of...

    I've heard that deer snorting sound a couple of times, but before you get too relaxed I'll tell you that mama bears make a similar sound, more like a snorting-huffing sound. I heard this exactly one...
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