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    After skipping using my poles one time, I'll...

    After skipping using my poles one time, I'll never do it again. They provide so much extra stability that they are entirely worth carrying.
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    If you ever plan to go outside of the northern...

    If you ever plan to go outside of the northern hemisphere, make sure to get a "global compass." I also like compasses that have adjustment for declination. (Check on YouTube for explanation of this...
  3. I started with a Trekker. Loved it. Super comfy....

    I started with a Trekker. Loved it. Super comfy. Keeps me from having elbow drop syndrome when sleeping on my back.

    I switched to an XLite wide, which saved some weight. Nearly as comfortable....
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    How about spare batteries for my GoPro? Only one...

    How about spare batteries for my GoPro? Only one will be in the camera, but the rest will be uninstalled.
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    Flying with Delorme & Other Electronics?

    Is there a problem with flying with a Delorme InReach? I just want to make sure that I won't be blocked from carrying it aboard a commercial aircraft, given how strict they are getting about...
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    Yes. I had been using a Nesco dehydrator, but I...

    Yes. I had been using a Nesco dehydrator, but I increased the capacity by switching to an Excalibur nine tray model. Both work well. It was just a question of capacity.
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    The Applesauce Rolls are great because they are...

    The Applesauce Rolls are great because they are actually two things in one. You can eat them as is, and enjoy a great fruit roll that tastes like cinnamon-ginger applesauce, or you can rehydrate them...
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    Another vote for getting a lightweight two person...

    Another vote for getting a lightweight two person tent. I switched from a single SMD Trekker to a ZPacks Duplex. I was fine in the Trekker, but the Duplex may have just been my best investment of all...
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    I have rice and pasta dishes all of the time, and...

    I have rice and pasta dishes all of the time, and nothing that I make ever takes more than about ten minutes to rehydrate with hot water in a freezer bag placed into a cozy. My worst outcome has been...
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    Meal Planning

    Getting ready to head to Oregon for a month, during which I will backpack in the Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, and Eagle Cap Wilderness. I only have two more dishes to cook and...
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    I make pretty much everything from scratch,...

    I make pretty much everything from scratch, except for things like bread products. I often substitute coconut cream for oil, since oil won't dehydrate.

    I have a bunch of recipes on my YouTube...
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    Mount Kearsarge. 354593546035461

    Mount Kearsarge.
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    I just did a few nights at Ricketts Glen (Poconos...

    I just did a few nights at Ricketts Glen (Poconos area) with my Prodigy 50. I tend to be a colder sleeper, so I supplement with a silkweight base layer, and then I add a capilene on top, if needed....
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    If I were you, I would try just using the...

    If I were you, I would try just using the Injinjis without anything over them. They have a few different thicknesses of the Coolmax only material (no wool blend), and you can find which feels best...
  15. I need to look around for the packages. I believe...

    I need to look around for the packages. I believe that Amazon has two different offerings, and I got both, and then I used one of the larger sizes. The good news is that one of the sizes that I...
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    I feel your pain, literally, because I have the...

    I feel your pain, literally, because I have the same issue and the same concerns. I have researched the issue extensively.

    In short, there are no vegan hiking boots on the market in wide widths....
  17. I got some of those Basecamp bags, and I tried...

    I got some of those Basecamp bags, and I tried one on a recent trip. Seems fine, but I only used it for two days.

    My experience with OPSaks are that some of them would easily tear where you pull...
  18. My experience with Wild Ideas was positive. I...

    My experience with Wild Ideas was positive. I ordered a custom size, and I was told that this would take extra time. My canister arrived on-time, per the time frame that I was quoted when I placed...
  19. Recipe: Freezer Bag "Cheezeburger" Tacos with Corn Chips

    This video is now live and ready for viewing: Freezer Bag "Cheezeburger" Tacos with Corn Chips. I apologize for a little bit of a sound related issue with this one, as I switched microphones while...
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    Use the soapy water technique on the valve. You...

    Use the soapy water technique on the valve. You may have gotten a few particles of something in there, so that it won't completely close properly.
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    Injinji toe socks, the liner version with no...

    Injinji toe socks, the liner version with no second sock, changed the game, and I have never had a blister since.
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    I just went and put on my pack to see again. It...

    I just went and put on my pack to see again. It is really only about three or maybe four inches above my head, and it sits a good six to eight inches behind, so I never get a head bonk or have to...
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    I know that you said that you are looking for a...

    I know that you said that you are looking for a battery model, but I got one of these. My personal testing confirms that it will play for 80 hours on a charge, but the FM tuner will drain the battery...
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    Another vote for Injinji. They are a total game...

    Another vote for Injinji. They are a total game changer.

    I used to have to tape my feet to avoid blisters. Since changing to these, I have had zero blisters and have never taped again. I don't...
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    It is on the tall side, but it really only goes...

    It is on the tall side, but it really only goes about six inches above my head. It doesn't hit my head, but I can't wear cowboy style hats with it attached to the pack, or they will hit the canister....
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