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    it's easy to call out "moron", but I think this...

    it's easy to call out "moron", but I think this is a situation where context is important....
    just playing devil's advocate here
    ...maybe the guy is a bear expert and really know more about...
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    just a friendly re-direct.... I noticed that...

    just a friendly re-direct.... I noticed that nobody so far has answered the OP's original question number 1... which was basically "do I eat the mouse's leftovers or are there some diseases I might...
  3. need ideas, rafting and 1 night camping in NC

    I have just an extended weekend coming up in a couple weeks. Thinking of taking my son (13) to the mountains. He's not into backpacking and as much as I'd like to do a 2-3 night backpacking trip, I...
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    Shutterbug, I'm very interested in that. I...

    Shutterbug,
    I'm very interested in that. I can't believe I'd never heard of that operation before. Have you ever thought of writing a memoir book about your experiences?
    Or has anyone in your...
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    for those of you permetherin users....do you...

    for those of you permetherin users....do you treat the entire garments?....as in the entire sock...or only the upper part not in the shoe?

    I remember reading somewhere to not treat stuff like...
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    I think a lot of times it is not from a want to...

    I think a lot of times it is not from a want to feel validated...or any such belief of any rights.... but a want to share an idea or a different perspective...sometimes to be helpful.... or sometimes...
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    I'd agree for the average person, a treking pole...

    I'd agree for the average person, a treking pole is better than nothing...but not a likely successful tool.
    But for a person practicing Jodo....well let's just say an expert could probably disarm an...
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    I happened to have watched a video just a few...

    I happened to have watched a video just a few weeks ago...someone had a friend spray him with wasp spray to evaluate it's self defense value....then with pepper spray...I'm thinking it was bear spray...
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    I went there a couple years back, just a day hike...

    I went there a couple years back, just a day hike with the family. My kids would have been 10, 7, and 4 at the time. My kids aren't overly athletic and looking back at the picture I was lugging...
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    when doing research a couple years back, I had an...

    when doing research a couple years back, I had an "epiphany" of sorts when looking at some information that was published about adjusting ratings for stacking multiple bags/quilts.... all subjective,...
  11. Thread: Favorite S.E Loop

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    excellent thread. I've subscribed, Thank you!

    excellent thread. I've subscribed, Thank you!
  12. Thread: Friendliness

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    so many nuances that we can't know here of...

    so many nuances that we can't know here of course....was there eye contact, etc....
    but I agree with others that have posted about them being in a "zone"
    In situations like that I try to think of...
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    Your campground thing fits right into what I was...

    Your campground thing fits right into what I was writing.... notice if you will, I wrote about multiple fires. A campground with a bunch of different sites, each with it's own fire ring. A person...
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    I don't know about that...seems to me you're...

    I don't know about that...seems to me you're contradicting yourself in a way....
    you wrote, "Gear for sale isn't the place to tell a seller his used tent is overpriced or offer opinions on it. " ...
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    discussion forums as a campfire circle

    I've participated in forums for a long time now...started with research to buy a popup camper trailer years ago. Since then I've found it a great way to socialize with folks with a similar interest...
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    ha ha...I find myself doing the same thing. I do...

    ha ha...I find myself doing the same thing. I do want something like an inreach...but don't get out there enough to justify it.
    So...I've got the same 20% coupons burning a hole in my pocket
    As...
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    quoting: "Currently this is an open forum. So...

    quoting: "Currently this is an open forum. So with that in mind, if you are a male reading this, please refrain from making rude, crude or otherwise distracting posts here."
    I feel quite sure I...
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    removed from discussion?

    I was just browsing the new posts since my last visit...
    came across the thread about leaving on a through hike while kids left at home with spouse.
    .... & I get a message that I have been...
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    They repaired my zipper and returned the same...

    They repaired my zipper and returned the same pack. I had asked in my return order, if they could find a way to improve the flap over the zipper to reduce it getting caught in the zipper. I...
  20. Thread: Helinox One

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    i have a Helinox one, bought back in 2014. Sits...

    i have a Helinox one, bought back in 2014. Sits low to the ground for this old body, but Very comfortable for what it is. My version has little narrow feet, and they tend to sink in sandy ground. ...
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    maybe it had something to do with the idea of...

    maybe it had something to do with the idea of concern of someone out hiking in rather dangerous conditions...significant snow/rain/wind......

    I can picture a person....a Barney Fife complex type...
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    question -- I know deet is damaging to...

    question -- I know deet is damaging to plastics/equipment. Does it hurt dynema?

    as for deet. I really do not like how most of those sprays make me feel. absolutely miserable....can hardly sleep...
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    I've not used them so much for sleeping, but have...

    I've not used them so much for sleeping, but have a handful of times....
    My experience with earplugs is over many years of daily wear at work. I have always preferred the old classic EAR foam...
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    water treatment / floculant

    I thought this stuff looked interesting.... He gets into an altruistic philosophical thing about foreign aid and such... but no matter which side of that you might fall, I thought this powder looked...
  25. I bought some last year. Haven't hike much in...

    I bought some last year. Haven't hike much in them though. I wear leather flip flops (Rainbow surfer flips) prob 11 months a year when not at work in the office. Mostly just daily wear, errands,...
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