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  1. The Inn at Afton VA (South entrance to SNP) is...

    The Inn at Afton VA (South entrance to SNP) is now closed, but in its dying days generated some of the most entertainingly horrible on-line reviews.
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    If you want to build a great stove, try a eCHS...

    If you want to build a great stove, try a eCHS stove. I use it with an olicamp xts pot. Boils 2 cups of water on just few minutes and less than 15 mL fuel. Wind screen doubles as a pot stand, not...
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    I have a 40 deg UGQ for summer trekking. I like...

    I have a 40 deg UGQ for summer trekking. I like it a lot. Planning to get a 20 deg one for 3 season use.
  4. I find that basmati rice will cook very will with...

    I find that basmati rice will cook very will with just coming to a boil and setting in a cozy for 20 minutes. Same with red lentils (the little tiny ones). Not necessary to get pre-cooked, parboiled,...
  5. Thread: Lunches

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    I'm another PB&J on a tortilla kind of guy. I use...

    I'm another PB&J on a tortilla kind of guy. I use the bars for snack breaks (when I do keep moving, or at least keep my pack on). For me, lunch is for stopping, getting your pack off, giving your...
  6. A lot of what is reported above (improving mood...

    A lot of what is reported above (improving mood and easing anxiety, stress, and depression) aligns with the benefits of meditation. There is lots of evidence that repetitive movements all have the...
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    This made me laugh. I thought of an episode of...

    This made me laugh. I thought of an episode of "The Biggest Loser" (the TV show where trainers help overweight people get healthy) from several years ago. They took the contestants camping at the...
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    That's my paradox. If I have the time, I don't...

    That's my paradox. If I have the time, I don't have the money. If I have the money, I don't have the time.
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    You know there are hiking forums with more...

    You know there are hiking forums with more nteresting bananas.
    http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/2/dance.gif http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/2/rasta.gif ...
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    Red lentils, basmati rice, dried vegetables,...

    Red lentils, basmati rice, dried vegetables, olive oil, curr powdery. Add as little salt as you wish.
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    Very cool. I wonder what the cocktail was.

    Very cool. I wonder what the cocktail was.
  12. Thread: Stinkeist?

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    I am guessing that most of the odor actually...

    I am guessing that most of the odor actually comes from clothes and not people. There is lots of evidence that not bathing for extended periods creates a healthy microbiome on the skin. Washing with...
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    When I was in grad school I was doing some...

    When I was in grad school I was doing some research on microbial physiology. I was growing a bacterial culture in a large 15 liter fermentor. This happened to be an odorless soil bacteria so no big...
  14. Check out these air bnb listings. It is Sweden's...

    Check out these air bnb listings. It is Sweden's tongue in cheek way of advertising the fact that the whole country is available for free lodging.

    https://sweden.withairbnb.com

    And Sweden is...
  15. You can head up to Sweden and Norway. There you...

    You can head up to Sweden and Norway. There you are allowed by law to camp on almost any undeveloped, unoccupied, and uncultivated land with no permits, fees, or permission required, It does not...
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    There are also the Open Cycle Map layer of Open...

    There are also the Open Cycle Map layer of Open Street Map. They have topo lines and are likely to show most every lane, trail, two track, etc... Even individual buildings are shown.
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    Ditto this. I used to have the cheap...

    Ditto this. I used to have the cheap inflate-with-a-straw pillow but was not happy. They always had that "head on a balloon" feeling. Plus they were not durable. I checked out the StS pillows at my...
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    It was mid afternoon on the first day of my first...

    It was mid afternoon on the first day of my first AT hike when I stepped on a slick rock and my feet flew out from under me. I recall it being like a cartoon where everything was in slow motion. In...
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    Protein is not particularly rich in calories...

    Protein is not particularly rich in calories (about the same as the oatmeal. There may be other reasons to do it, but it would not be the most effective way to add calories, especially when...
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    What's wrong with wearing Lone Peaks as street...

    What's wrong with wearing Lone Peaks as street shoes?
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    I've thought about a thru when I retire. A guy I...

    I've thought about a thru when I retire. A guy I know is doing that just now. But recently I've thought maybe I would rather do a long section. For me, it's not doing the whole trail that is the...
  22. I carry two 1 L Evernew bladder. One for dirty...

    I carry two 1 L Evernew bladder. One for dirty water and one for clean water (also a back-up for dirty water if one breaks). They are usually empty but used when I may need to dry camp or hike a long...
  23. You can actually starve eating only lean meat,...

    You can actually starve eating only lean meat, even if you an unlimited supply (Rabbit Starvation). That is because you are eating a diet that is almost entirely made of protein, and in order to...
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    You could even try one of those silver mylar...

    You could even try one of those silver mylar covered folding automobile windshield sun screens you can get at the dollar store. It's a good multi-use object that can function as a sleeping pad for...
  25. Unfortunately for us section hikers, every...

    Unfortunately for us section hikers, every section is where we start. :mad:

    I know the central VA really (south from McAfee Knob) beat up my knees as that section crosses lots of ridges. But I...
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