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    Yes. To punk an ultralight hiker an acorn will do.

    Yes. To punk an ultralight hiker an acorn will do.
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    I like the float it idea to check how much fuel...

    I like the float it idea to check how much fuel is left. Excellent.
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    Good advice. Has any canister stove user ever...

    Good advice.

    Has any canister stove user ever found a way to weigh their canisters while in the field, using their existing kit with no extras? I'm thinking of a simple balance scale, using water...
  4. Hike went well. Got to Seely Beach where Margaret...

    Hike went well. Got to Seely Beach where Margaret practiced her knife and fire skills. Hope to go again in November.
  5. Logistics: Margaret is starting our Canadian...

    Logistics:
    Margaret is starting our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend at a sleepover, so we will bug out at 10am (2hrs from now) and be back for turkey on Sunday at 6pm. 2 hours of driving leaves 36...
  6. Fundy Trek record has been established at 34:48 by Tim Barry

    So Margaret and I are going to get a taste of Fundy Trailrunners Tim Barry's Fundy Trek (140.7 km with 4605 meter elevation gain in 34h:48m.) We are going to hike in to Little Salmon River today, and...
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    excellent demo. Is there another video for the...

    excellent demo. Is there another video for the next phase?
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    Depending on where you hike a wood burning stove...

    Depending on where you hike a wood burning stove can be the most practical and sustainable.
    Maybe not on the moon.
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    Like cycling, it can be a competitive sport, or a...

    Like cycling, it can be a competitive sport, or a non-competitive sport, or as a non-sporting activity to get from A to B.
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    I don't need to re-learn how to run. I need to...

    I don't need to re-learn how to run.
    I need to lose 40-50 pounds.
  11. Thread: R.I. State drink

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    I am just on my way down to Newport so my...

    I am just on my way down to Newport so my daughter can sail SAIL NEWPORT YOUTH CHALLENGE.
    I will have to check this out. Thanks.
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    Tipi Walter, You are a super inspiration. Thanks...

    Tipi Walter,
    You are a super inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    Jamie Kennedy
  13. Thread: Gaiters?

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    I love wearing sneakers / trail runners 'on'...

    I love wearing sneakers / trail runners 'on' snow. Little trickier to wear them 'in' snow.
    The essentials:
    1. They should not absorb water, or very little.
    2. They need enough room for insulating...
  14. Thread: Base layer ?

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    You can find cheap wool. Easiest is sweaters,...

    You can find cheap wool. Easiest is sweaters, which you can find in thrift shops for $20 or less.
    Look for 100% merino, 100% lambs wool, 100% virgin wool. Sometimes you can find cashmere.
    Light...
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    I knew one guy that claims he ate a bike.

    I knew one guy that claims he ate a bike.
  16. Thread: Two Baselayers?

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    First I make sure I have enough clothing for the...

    First I make sure I have enough clothing for the lowest temperatures I might encounter. I use the rule of thumb 1 ounce of clothing, not counting shoes and shorts and shells, for every degree F below...
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    I'm a creepy man, and I think those were all good...

    I'm a creepy man, and I think those were all good suggestions.
    Would anyone like a honey bun?
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    Good job ULterEgo. Keep it up. Hope to join you...

    Good job ULterEgo. Keep it up. Hope to join you soon.
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    Finally. I've been lurking on this site forever...

    Finally. I've been lurking on this site forever posing as an idiot human. Now I can go get me some food.
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    I don't agree with walk out, at least not at...

    I don't agree with walk out, at least not at first.

    First STOP, under whatever the best shelter you can find, and MAKE TEA, ant then THINK about the situation you are in and what you should do...
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    Yowsa. I'll bet that frostbite had a lot to do...

    Yowsa. I'll bet that frostbite had a lot to do with having the guts to make a decent video for us. Thanks. Great stuff. Watch that finger, and other appendages.
  22. Maybe 40% for SUL. Includes food and water...

    Maybe 40% for SUL. Includes food and water though, so it depends on how far you need to go. Maybe it would include half of food and water. Whatever. You could also make it seasonally dependant but I...
  23. I think it makes sense to compare relative to...

    I think it makes sense to compare relative to body weight, but even more sense to compare to lean body weight. A slight improvement on this is to base everything on height, perhaps height squared to...
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    Thanks Mags. Reading it now. It's like -10F up...

    Thanks Mags. Reading it now. It's like -10F up here past week and on Monday it is supposed to got to +45F and rain, then back down to sub-zero. Not planning on going for a hike beyond my paper-route,...
  25. Thread: postal scales

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    Digital scales are also very handy for mixing...

    Digital scales are also very handy for mixing stuff like 2 part epoxy in precise ratios. More accurate than pumps and easier than volume measurement.
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