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    45778 Har, Har

    45778

    Har, Har
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    As a future option, you could check out the...

    As a future option, you could check out the Conrad Weiser State Forest area that is Northwest of the Hamburg Reservoir. Just outside of Port Clinton.
    You could hike to them from various parking lots...
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    Trail running has replaced backpacking

    Trail running has dominated my (limited) free time. Long runs have replaced section hikes.
    Then someone suggested a quick overnight before the nights get too cold and I thought about whiteblaze.net....
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    These are a requirement for any backpacking trip....

    These are a requirement for any backpacking trip. Salty sugary goodness.
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    If you're the independent self learner type, then...

    If you're the independent self learner type, then I'd highly recommend the following book. Great book...

    Be Expert with Map and Compass https://g.co/kgs/Wv2dix
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    I have the West Rim Trail on my todo list for...

    I have the West Rim Trail on my todo list for this year.

    Otherwise, my "Go To" is a weird combination of State Game Lands, State Forest, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, and the Hamburg Reservoir. Three...
  7. Thread: Imusa pot lid

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    Sugru https://sugru.com Provides some...

    Sugru
    https://sugru.com

    Provides some insulation. Not enough for a vigorous, sustained boil. But enough for almost boiling water.
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    Looks great. Lazy man's version = progresso...

    Looks great.
    Lazy man's version = progresso bread crumb lid
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    It looks like they jumped through all the hoops and still got shut down due to someone's intuition. I've seen this happen more and more often. Someone is put in change of risk management, safety,...
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    Trail condition near Port Clinton was variable....

    Trail condition near Port Clinton was variable. But it was also beautiful.

    The high traffic areas were icy. Footprints, pawprints, skitracks all turned to ice. These were starting to melt later in...
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    I can also confirm that we got ~12 inches not too...

    I can also confirm that we got ~12 inches not too far from Port Clinton. It's 46F now and the snow is melting fast. It's quite slippery in the shade.
    I'm planning on a day hike tomorrow and will...
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    Link please?

    Link please?
  13. Thread: honey on the trail

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    Ha. You've got a funny definition of "stealing".

    Ha. You've got a funny definition of "stealing".
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    If the packets would just be honest, then I would...

    If the packets would just be honest, then I would have less of an issue.
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    I can concur with the first part. The down will...

    I can concur with the first part. The down will tend to "clump" and you will need to smooth it out on a 50F revelation. It is not that hard to do. Just keep a mental image of the Karate Kid. Wax on,...
  16. Thread: Best cookset

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    Always be...

    Always be knollinghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180310/45462717b5a6276af933bff63da66dcf.jpg
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    Snow storm was a bust. At least in the vacinity...

    Snow storm was a bust. At least in the vacinity of Port Clinton.
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    42096 Best? Bestest? Bester?

    42096

    Best? Bestest? Bester?
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    We're about to get dumped on in Northeastern PA....

    We're about to get dumped on in Northeastern PA. Weather persons say 12+ inches of sloppy wet stuff. Unlikely that it will last through the rest of March. You're more likely to deal with downed...
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    Nor did I expect an answer. My post was...

    Nor did I expect an answer. My post was rhetorical and stems from my own frustration with diets and, more specifically, the forum discussions about them. (It was also probably fueled by a headache...
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    Define normal. Or, how did we (the western world)...

    Define normal. Or, how did we (the western world) reach our current normal?
    I doubt it had anything to do with health or wellness.
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    Yeah, current setup includes a big bin which they...

    Yeah, current setup includes a big bin which they refer to as a composting privy. I'm not sure of the exact plan for Eagles Nest, but suspect it will be a lot like the new privy at William Penn...
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    Good news! It looks like the privy will be...

    Good news! It looks like the privy will be renovated this spring. BMECC will be replacing the current privy with a moldering setup. Same sort of thing as what's now at William Penn Shelter.

    If you...
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    I have a protrail and I'm an active sleeper....

    I have a protrail and I'm an active sleeper. Side, stomach, and back. I tend to roll from one side to the other. I'm six foot even.

    Yes, sometimes I bump the sides with my bag and the bag gets a...
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    Boom, breakfast of...

    Boom, breakfast of championshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180225/efec725105afb4648ca76623c1f18583.jpg
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