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  1. Minus the scales being different, that is the...

    Minus the scales being different, that is the same knife I carried for years in the Army. It was officially called a demo knife. The pointed blade (awl) was for poking a hole in a block of C-4 to...
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    Since you opened that door, I will leave a link. There is a whole series of books and a few documentaries that ask the same questions. There is also a YouTube channel as well. If I remember...
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    Chances are if you are swimming above a waterfall...

    Chances are if you are swimming above a waterfall during peak spring run off, you are oblivious to what a PLB is anyways. Interesting note, I did notice the majority of backpackers I ran into while...
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    Makes a good argument for a SPOT or similar...

    Makes a good argument for a SPOT or similar device.
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    The Stacy Arras case is a strange one when you...

    The Stacy Arras case is a strange one when you read the story. It's in one of the Missing 411 books by David Paulides, goes into detail on the case. It must be unimaginable what these families go...
  6. Whats the oldest piece of gear/clothes you still use?

    Clothes for me its a pair of NF convertible pants I bought in 2008. Gear wise its a 12inx12in butt pad I bought in 2004, that thing has literally been all over the world. Paid a dollar for it in...
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    I remember buying my first pair of hiking boots...

    I remember buying my first pair of hiking boots in Germany in 92-93 time frame. I thought the biggest burlyest leather boot was the way to go. These things were like having cinder blocks on your...
  8. There was a piece on him this morning on the...

    There was a piece on him this morning on the news. Awesome guy, should be an inspiration to all.
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    Here's a few more links for you. ...

    Here's a few more links for you.

    https://wanderlustable.com/materials/

    https://lightheartgear.com/blogs/news/polyester-vs-nylon-clothing-for-hiking You can give a TED talk after reading this...
  10. Thread: IAT - Spain

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    "Wild camping" in Spain is generally not allowed....

    "Wild camping" in Spain is generally not allowed. However, it is tolerated on long distance hikes provided you are well off the trail. You can pitch a tent on landowners property, with permission of...
  11. I would assume that this would be done prior to...

    I would assume that this would be done prior to leaving the parking lot or home, not actually on the trail. Would there ever be a scenario where someone was saved because of it? I don't know. I...
  12. Heard a idea from non other that David Paulides,...

    Heard a idea from non other that David Paulides, to change your voicemail message to say where you are and anticipated time of return, that sort of info. So I suppose that would work if you didn't...
  13. Well thats the thing, in the road leading into...

    Well thats the thing, in the road leading into the park, where the trees will be cut down, the park service was nice enough to make these nice little pull offs on the side of the road to look at the...
  14. Up to 10K (hazard) trees to be cut down in Sequoia NP

    They are having to cut down 10,000 trees in Sequoia due to drought and fire damage. Some of the trees they will be removing are sequoias. If you have never been there, the trees are awe inspiring....
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    What part of Florida are you going to be based...

    What part of Florida are you going to be based out of, or, are you just going to wing it?
  16. There's got to be a story there somewhere.....

    There's got to be a story there somewhere.....
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    Depending on where you start and your physical...

    Depending on where you start and your physical condition you can crank out some miles. 15 plus is it for me. December it will be dark around 6ish, so early start. Submerged trail is a factor, it will...
  18. Traffic Jam's post reminds me of my first "night...

    Traffic Jam's post reminds me of my first "night mission" as a scout in the Army. We were at Ft Irwin, CA and I thought since is was the desert it never got cold. So we set off just before dark and...
  19. Has any of the "10 essentials" actually every saved your butt?

    The story of the family that died in Yosemite got me to thinking about what could they have done different or even if they had the so-called 10 essentials. I got to wondering if anyone has ever been...
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    Awesome photo!

    Awesome photo!
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    Cause of death for family in Yosemite

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/us/california-family-yosemite-cause-of-death-trnd/index.html

    How sad. Low's in the 70's and still can die from hypothermia. It's seems off that both adults would die...
  22. I guess this thread isn't going anywhere. I liked...

    I guess this thread isn't going anywhere. I liked the post earlier that was moved here about someone having some internet sleuths looking around. What constitutes an internet sleuth? I remember when...
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    We have the most lovely shades of green here on...

    We have the most lovely shades of green here on the island. I'm am jealous this time of year of the folks further up north.
  24. Well I guess this thread is coming to an end.

    Well I guess this thread is coming to an end.
  25. That poor dude wasn't stopped..he was woken up...

    That poor dude wasn't stopped..he was woken up from a nap. Oh Gosh that had to suck. Can you imagine what that guy went through for a half hour or so, "Hey you got the wrong guy!!!" Point of story...
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