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    Not much worse than complete loss of traction,...

    Not much worse than complete loss of traction, very dangerous. I'm going to play Devils Advocate here and say it might not have been the shoes, any shoe might have slipped. I find the Vibram soles...
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    Elevation profile is usually a good initial...

    Elevation profile is usually a good initial indicator. However, even a flat trail can be "difficult" if it's unmarked with lots of spur trails - ie difficult to follow.
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    The library, like others have said. However,...

    The library, like others have said. However, calling the police is harder than it seems, as when I called, it rang and rang and fwd me to another police dept. It rang a couple times and I hung up. ...
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    Since you're asking this question, Im assuming...

    Since you're asking this question, Im assuming you dont know much about backpacking. Make sure you like to camp and hike ... in the cold, in the rain. I see so many that start totally fit, but...
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    I have a Presto 6 tray, round, with digital temp...

    I have a Presto 6 tray, round, with digital temp and timer. It was around $60 from Amazon, and I've dehydrated tons of stuff just fine. If I had to complain about something it would be the round...
  6. I had a Suunto for many years, certainly a nice...

    I had a Suunto for many years, certainly a nice watch. About 10 years later the sensors started becoming wonky. A good run for a watch, sure. However, it was bulky for what it is, and I didnt...
  7. Thread: Parking

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    I think folks have given you various opinions on...

    I think folks have given you various opinions on the aspect of sleeping in the car, but if you want a real, legit, up to date answer, call the ranger station in the area that you're planning. Those...
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    Buy real gear for the conditions you expect to...

    Buy real gear for the conditions you expect to encounter.
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    I think the problem in this post is the original...

    I think the problem in this post is the original question. "Quality" is the term debated here. Me, I like Nido, and consider the quality of the "taste" to be about the best I have tasted. ...
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    I never sleep well/warm the first night or two. ...

    I never sleep well/warm the first night or two. Anxiety or whatever plays a part. Give it a few nights and hike harder each day. You'll sleep.
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    Buy insulated pads in the Spring when weather is...

    Buy insulated pads in the Spring when weather is turning warmer.
  12. Exactly. Id rather see more articles about tin...

    Exactly. Id rather see more articles about tin cans and glass left in firepits and the lasting affects.
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    Call the people who maintain the nature trails...

    Call the people who maintain the nature trails area and ask them. Much better than asking us. Just saying.
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    I dont see any poll or voting request in the...

    I dont see any poll or voting request in the original post, but this is WhiteBlaze, so...

    I like the Klymit pads, we have several insulated versions and find they work fine for our conditions.
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    Check the weather history on internet when you...

    Check the weather history on internet when you get home. You'll also get rainfalls, windspeeds, humidity, UV index, etc.
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    If any place says they are using SurePost, RUN...

    If any place says they are using SurePost, RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN. SurePost sucks in every way possible. It's hard to find a slower service.
  17. People have a hard enough time with their own...

    People have a hard enough time with their own preps and plans. Doing this with others that have limitations is even more of a challenge. Personally, I'd be doing a lot of local overnights with...
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    Mini-groundhog clones. The worse have been my...

    Mini-groundhog clones. The worse have been my most expensive, which were V-shaped titanium - bent very easily.
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    Poll: If the weather will be bad, I like to bring a...

    If the weather will be bad, I like to bring a chair/stool. I find it nice to have something to sit on under the hammock's tarp while cooking, eating, talking, etc.
    In fair weather, I just us a...
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    Im with you. Losing them is more of an excuse to...

    Im with you. Losing them is more of an excuse to upgrade. ;-)
  21. I've had plenty of PackIt Gourmet meals, follow...

    I've had plenty of PackIt Gourmet meals, follow the directions exactly, and I've never had any items not fully rehydrated. That said, yes there are a lot of steps, and a decent amount of garbage...
  22. Nice first post.

    Nice first post.
  23. The hard part with the cans is that most, if not...

    The hard part with the cans is that most, if not all, meals come with some sort of powder that typically settles towards the bottom of the can.
    Somehow you have to deal with that when portioning...
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    Non-absorbent straps sound nasty and clammy. I...

    Non-absorbent straps sound nasty and clammy. I dont know how smelly you folks are, or maybe hyper sensitive to smell? I'm gross and can wear a pack for quite a while before it needs a washing.
  25. I think you're wrong. Go out for a day hike with...

    I think you're wrong. Go out for a day hike with no gear, only a plastic poncho. In rainy/foggy and 40/50 degree weather. Go do it for a week, and post your trip report. Would love to see how...
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