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    This should be interesting.

    This should be interesting.
  2. Thread: head covering

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    Another "vote" for the Tilley hat. They aren't...

    Another "vote" for the Tilley hat. They aren't cheap, but their warrantee is pretty robust and offers replacement if lost as well (50% of the purchase price off if lost in the first 2-years),...
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    Sorry you take this so personally, it wasn't...

    Sorry you take this so personally, it wasn't intended to be. I yield to your pig experience.
  4. The explanation makes sense.

    The explanation makes sense.
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    Hkedratics philosophical ponder: When thru hiking...

    Hkedratics philosophical ponder: When thru hiking the AT, is one a tourist, visitor, or resident to any given place or entire trail?
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    Note the term "application retailer", which would...

    Note the term "application retailer", which would be the purchasing platform, not necessarily the maker. I make no accusation, only quipped a spectrum of how people look at this kind of thing. Each...
  7. Curious why, during the height of the thru hiking...

    Curious why, during the height of the thru hiking season, why an app maker is unable to restore product use for people who have purchased it but cannot use it. A decent reputation is easily vaporized...
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    For the cynical, this seems a convenient problem...

    For the cynical, this seems a convenient problem for the application retailer to boost revenue in an Econ down year from those without proof of purchase and/or the tenacity to see the issue through....
  9. Though not a bad idea, the problem is feet can...

    Though not a bad idea, the problem is feet can and do change after several hundreds miles of trail, usually getting wider. The shoes you are in during this process will typically wear into the shape...
  10. FWIW - Like many other things, backpacking is...

    FWIW - Like many other things, backpacking is comprised of several component elements that can be broken down into basic categories that will eventually require some level of mastery beyond novice....
  11. FWIW - I have found Oboz and some of the Keen...

    FWIW - I have found Oboz and some of the Keen trail shoe models to have a wider toe box than other shoes. I am currently in a pair of Oboz but they are passing the 400 mile point and showing...
  12. Thread: Trowel test

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    FWIW - Storing ones "waste bag" in a clear...

    FWIW - Storing ones "waste bag" in a clear plastic bag and stuffing into in a side pocket for the world to see says a lot about an individual. For the task of hiding TP and masking odors I use self...
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    A couple of thoughts. Without knowing if you are...

    A couple of thoughts. Without knowing if you are prone to blisters or if so, do they disappear after several weeks/months of hiking in the same gear, it's difficult to say what may or may not work.
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  14. Caution and patience will do more for a...

    Caution and patience will do more for a successful outcome than impatience and risk taking.
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    I have always wanted to tackle the Boundary...

    I have always wanted to tackle the Boundary Waters Wilderness with a canoe, which may be an option especially if you can find someone to go with that can share portage loading.
  16. Thread: Trowel test

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    Seldom have so few given so much for so many to...

    Seldom have so few given so much for so many to properly poop. Good job!
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    Total hiking miles just over 11,000 with...

    Total hiking miles just over 11,000 with approximately 4,000 miles on the AT over the years. I started keeping a hiking history journal (turned spreadsheet) some years ago and over the years...
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    Just as information, the ATC has made several...

    Just as information, the ATC has made several announcements regarding trail use in light of the National Emergency, starting with closing shelters and privies along the trail, and culminating in a...
  19. Thread: Trowel test

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    Trowels can be difficult to understand. There is...

    Trowels can be difficult to understand. There is a handle end and a digging end. Hold the trowel by the handle end, dig with the digging end. Recommended depth is 6-inch minimum. These are called Cat...
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    Poll: Have to agree with Rickb. The "2000 Miler" award...

    Have to agree with Rickb. The "2000 Miler" award is issued by the ATC and as such, they are the only arbiters of how it is administered. During a National Emergency as we are experiencing and the ATC...
  21. FWIW - Dispersed camping implies all manner of...

    FWIW - Dispersed camping implies all manner of legal camping techniques (tent, hang, tarp, etc). In States or trail sections that allow dispersed camping a letter "D" in a stand out color on the map...
  22. Thread: Pet sitting

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    Of course there are other options, though they...

    Of course there are other options, though they are probably not what you are looking for.

    What did you do with these animals during your 5-week hike last year and why can't that be done again?...
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    I feel badly for the families of these accident...

    I feel badly for the families of these accident victims.

    Many people who visit waterfalls, high cliff-top viewpoints, and other natural features are casual visitors to forests and unfortunately...
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    You can find some of the closures and...

    You can find some of the closures and restrictions by State on this site, https://appalachiantrail.org/explore/plan-and-prepare/hiking-basics/health/covid19/a-t-closures/.
  25. Lots of dangerous presumptions in this. We have...

    Lots of dangerous presumptions in this. We have learned a lot about this contagion over the past two months, not the least of it includes one can get sick anytime they are exposed anywhere it occurs...
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