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    Anything that involves being outside with a...

    Anything that involves being outside with a backpack is automatically off the "seriously annoying" list. I can sit at my desk for that.
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    Is that how you got the trail name "chknfngrs"?

    Is that how you got the trail name "chknfngrs"?
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    I was wondering about that last night - why are...

    I was wondering about that last night - why are they buying all this bottled water? Can't they just load up whatever containers are in the house with tap water? If I was living in that environment,...
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    I use one as a ground cloth. I wouldn't rely on...

    I use one as a ground cloth. I wouldn't rely on it for anything else. OTOH, you note that you've slept in it before for a night or two, so you have the experience to know if it's suitable for you.
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    Yup, it's expensive, no getting around it. The...

    Yup, it's expensive, no getting around it. The nylon helps it last longer. But it just plain performs better, and like I said, the difference is dramatic. YMMV.
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    I don't know the real answer, but I use unscented...

    I don't know the real answer, but I use unscented soap anyhow, just because.
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    Here's the label instructions from my Ibex wool...

    Here's the label instructions from my Ibex wool long sleeve t-shirts:

    87% Merino wool/13% nylon
    Machine wash cold (we use our regular detergent, nothing special)
    gentle cycle (in with other...
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    I carry a cutoff milk jug and wash up at the end...

    I carry a cutoff milk jug and wash up at the end of the day for all the good reasons noted above.

    The worst of the smell can be avoided by wearing merino instead of synthetics. A merino shirt...
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    I sleep in the tent (TarpTent Rainbow)- all the...

    I sleep in the tent (TarpTent Rainbow)- all the rest of the stuff I do outside unless it's raining so hard I'm forced inside. That tent is plenty roomy if I'm stuck.

    If I'm hammocking - which is...
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    Best response yet, other than ask your doctor.

    Best response yet, other than ask your doctor.
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    Tarptent Rainbow. Palatial for 1, workable for 2...

    Tarptent Rainbow. Palatial for 1, workable for 2 in a pinch. Under $300.

    I haven't shared it with my wife on an overnight, but she thought it was a 2-person tent - it's that roomy. If you're...
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    I use both sizes, though the larger one is...

    I use both sizes, though the larger one is usually for cacheing food. Depends in part on the size of your pack, but I'm happy using the smaller canister for 3-5 day trips/sections - it carries what...
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    All the time. I prefer the ones with the waffle...

    All the time. I prefer the ones with the waffle pattern, I think they call it Performance. The Armachillo doesn't work as well for me - tends to stick to the skin a bit.
  14. they're available at REI...

    they're available at REI
    https://www.rei.com/product/146810/salomon-odyssey-triple-crown-hiking-shoes-mens
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    Ask all the questions you want. Nobody has to...

    Ask all the questions you want. Nobody has to answer if they don't want to.
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    Bamforth & Taft are the most likely to be...

    Bamforth & Taft are the most likely to be crowded, especially if you hit them on a weekend. Any of them are hit & miss. Puffer is my favorite - kinda dumpy as shelters go, but great location, and...
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    , In theory, this is good practice. In...

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    In theory, this is good practice. In practice, I usually wind up wanting something other than what i planned for the menu, and it’s always at the bottom.
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    if the pay scale is the same as when I was a...

    if the pay scale is the same as when I was a caretaker, you'll be helping the caretaker, not the club! When I did it (1975), my only income came from the hikers that stayed & paid.
  19. Good old Nalgene bottles will handle the job.

    Good old Nalgene bottles will handle the job.
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    Poll: The AT is easy to follow, no electronics needed,...

    The AT is easy to follow, no electronics needed, and I have enough screen time at home & office. I don't use anything to track/plot/map/record. I don't even take pictures. I carry a smartphone to...
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    I think colorado_rob's math makes sense, and I'd...

    I think colorado_rob's math makes sense, and I'd suggest being more than conservative. If you get to bi K a week ahead of time, you'll have a week to do some more.

    Personally, I'd start near...
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    I'd pay to see that

    I'd pay to see that
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    Personally, if I was going to go the extra-oil...

    Personally, if I was going to go the extra-oil route, I'd choose avocado oil over Canola oil.
    But, to each their own, especially when it comes to food. I read that somewhere.
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    I see plenty of folks cold-soaking and eating...

    I see plenty of folks cold-soaking and eating food that doesn't need cooking... without begging others for hot water. 80% of my meals don't need a stove, and plenty of my summer trips are made...
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    If you really think it's a stupid question, I...

    If you really think it's a stupid question, I wouldn't bother commenting.
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