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    There are two RV campgrounds. ...

    There are two RV campgrounds.

    https://www.damascuscreeksiderv.com/what-we-offer

    http://laurelcreekrvpark.com/

    The first has 8 sites, and the second has 22 sites. I wouldn’t be surprised if...
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    I agree that the amount washed from in a stream...

    I agree that the amount washed from in a stream crossing is probably not harmful to the environment. I doubt the EPA would approve its use if it was.
    Below is a link to Lyme disease cases by state,...
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    Sea to Summit makes a head net that will fit over...

    Sea to Summit makes a head net that will fit over a hat. They have one treated with Permethrin, and one not treated.
    Even if you don’t end up needing it, it is light and packs in its own mini stuff...
  4. https://www.wbir.com/article/news/crime/hiker-who-...

    https://www.wbir.com/article/news/crime/hiker-who-killed-one-attacked-another-on-appalachian-trail-deemed-insane-to-be-committed/51-21448677-12ba-420c-a202-4d0da887914c
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    “Anyone with information is asked to call the...

    “Anyone with information is asked to call the Norfolk Police Department’s non-emergency number at (757) 441-5610.”

    The above excerpt is from the following link.

    ...
  6. Not quite right. The process of converting the...

    Not quite right. The process of converting the energy in coal/natural gas/uranium/wind/etc. to electricity is fairly inefficient, but once the electricity is generated only 5 percent is lost in...
  7. You can squeeze that one, but not collapse it. ...

    You can squeeze that one, but not collapse it.

    You can have a metal bottle (stainless/titanium), or a collapsible bottle, but not both in the same bottle.
  8. The article said repairs were expected to be...

    The article said repairs were expected to be complete by April 9th. Any updates?
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    Currently only about 20% of the US population has...

    Currently only about 20% of the US population has been fully vaccinated. Everyone is currently eligible in some, but not all states. Currently there aren’t enough doses available to vaccinate...
  10. I found the following excerpt interesting: The...

    I found the following excerpt interesting:

    The researchers regret that they did not take further measurements a month or more after the hike, to see if Heinbockel's vascular condition bounced...
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ua-WVg1SsA

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ua-WVg1SsA
  12. I drove up there earlier this year, and saw the...

    I drove up there earlier this year, and saw the damage. Disheartening. I almost wish the USFS never put in a small parking lot, and provided info on how to find the site.
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    Ask it it is allowed when checking in. If they...

    Ask it it is allowed when checking in. If they say no, don’t do it. It’s common curtesy.
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    The internet is full of stupid ideas.

    The internet is full of stupid ideas.
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    I wouldn’t do it, because I respect other...

    I wouldn’t do it, because I respect other people’s property, and I have no right to risk causing a fire and possibly injuring other people, or worse.
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    If you just want to tell someone you are OK, you...

    If you just want to tell someone you are OK, you can send preset messages.
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    The title of the thread is Black Bear Versus Wild...

    The title of the thread is Black Bear Versus Wild Hog, and it is in the Great Smoky Mountains forum, where no grizzly bears exist, so I assumed we were discussing black bears specifically.
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    The only bear mentioned in that article is the...

    The only bear mentioned in that article is the grizzly bear, not the black bear. The grizzly bear often hunts large animals, the black bear rarely does. This thread is about black bears.
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    While black bears will feed on dead animals they...

    While black bears will feed on dead animals they find, and kill newborn fawns, or elk calves, it is unusual for them to hunt large adult animals.
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    I don’t know where you heard that, but it is not...

    I don’t know where you heard that, but it is not true.
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    I liked the book, but was disappointed by the...

    I liked the book, but was disappointed by the movie.
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    Dirty Girl doesn’t make snake gaiters. Their...

    Dirty Girl doesn’t make snake gaiters. Their gaiters are mainly to keep debris out of your shoes.
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    Pictures show 4 small notches in the trowel. I...

    Pictures show 4 small notches in the trowel. I wonder if they really help in cutting through small roots, of if it is just an unsubstantiated claim.
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    Various atmospheric conditions can create all...

    Various atmospheric conditions can create all kinds f strange illusions, like this hovering ship.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-56286719
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    I found this statement: ”In addition to...

    I found this statement:

    ”In addition to providing a way for hikers to celebrate their thru-hike attempts, the primary purpose of the A.T. hangtag is to promote sustainable hiking practices aligned...
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