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    Congrats! My sister and I were out the same time...

    Congrats! My sister and I were out the same time as you. She was out for 25 days. I was only out for 9. But she/we very well may have crossed paths with you! :)
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    My sister has sent message via InReach from...

    My sister has sent message via InReach from inside her house!

    That is interesting about the bandwidth because I did feel like some times of day were better/worse for the slow message transmission...
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    My sister has a drawer with a couple of dozen...

    My sister has a drawer with a couple of dozen pole tips. She has a knack for finding them on the trail.

    I've used 3 different brands/shapes/sizes on pole tips - but they all fell off and became...
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    I bought an InReach Mini in August after coming...

    I bought an InReach Mini in August after coming within 2-3 miles of the Donnell Fire on Sonora Pass this summer. I own an "old" 2nd generation (or is it a 1st gen...?) SPOT that I purchased in 2012....
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    I have a Catalyst and my sister has a ZPack. We...

    I have a Catalyst and my sister has a ZPack. We have tried each other's packs. I was super uncomfortable in her pack and she was super uncomfortable in mine. The lumbar thing killed me, as...
  6. Donnel Fire and THANK YOU! to Sonora Pass Resupply!

    Wanted to give a shout out and huge Thank You to Sonora Pass Resupply (SPR)!

    My sister and I were on the PCT SOBO between Ebbitts Pass and Sonora Pass this past week. We had mailed resupplies to...
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    Calendar of Crappy Bear Hangs . :D ...

    Calendar of Crappy Bear Hangs . :D

    http://nighthikingtomars.blogspot.com/2015/10/new-calendar-idea-spectacularly-crappy_3.html
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    PS... I've done CPR. It isn't like TV. CPR...

    PS... I've done CPR. It isn't like TV.

    CPR might be good on a kid or young person who has drown.

    CPR on older people... ugh. Not good. I think that I'm getting to the age... if I have a...
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    I was an EMT outside of SEKI in my 20's. ...

    I was an EMT outside of SEKI in my 20's.

    Bandaids, Neosporin, 3 safety pins (mostly for hanging laundry off my backpack or in trees), needle, ibuprofen, aspirin, 1' of Leukotape, I'm also fond...
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    +1 to see a doctor I had knee pain for months...

    +1 to see a doctor

    I had knee pain for months after feeling some popping in my knee going over a pass. The pain would come and go. I googled it to death for 4 months and guessed it was IT band,...
  11. Thread: G*d D**n PCTers

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    PS... It used to be acceptable to bury trash in...

    PS... It used to be acceptable to bury trash in the backcountry. It isn't now.

    Perhaps someday it will be as normal to carry out TP as it is to carry out other trash. With enough education, one...
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    Anza-Borrego State Park is also supposed to be...

    Anza-Borrego State Park is also supposed to be "Pack it ALL out!" in addition to Whitney

    My first backpacking trip was in Yosemite in 2010. Yosemite Rangers are darn near militant on packing...
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    What's BPS? If you need bear spray, it probably...

    What's BPS?
    If you need bear spray, it probably says so on the park website or ask a ranger.
    is it grizzly country?
    You don't need bear spray for black bears.

    Bear spray is considered a weapon...
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    I've been going stoveless for 3 years and usually...

    I've been going stoveless for 3 years and usually rehydrate my lunch while walking.

    Cold rehydrated pasta and Costco or Buitoni pesto. (Pasta has to be cooked, dehydrated and then rehydrated.)
    I...
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    +1 to the water (with a tiny bit of soap). Also...

    +1 to the water (with a tiny bit of soap). Also prevents chaffing, monkey butt and diaper rash.
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    I also share OP disgust. My favorite...

    I also share OP disgust.

    My favorite backcountry poop clinic (Mike Clelland!) . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwmwxkD86Ec

    Mike Clelland! - liberate yourself from TP ...
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    My sister bought a pack of 5 Sawyer Minis....

    My sister bought a pack of 5 Sawyer Minis. Weirdly, they didn't all flow at the same rate. One barely dribbled and wasn't really functional.

    I used a mini for a year and went back to Aqua Mira.
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    I'll take it. :)

    I'll take it. :)
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    I'd disagree. If you really want a permit in...

    I'd disagree. If you really want a permit in California, the best time to show up is on a rainy Thursday. Rangers are happy to send you out into a thunderstorm. :)

    We have to sign a "Terms and...
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    Lassen Requiring Bear Canisters

    Lassen Park started requiring bear canisters in August 2016.

    https://www.nps.gov/lavo/learn/news/bear-canisters-required.htm
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    Excellent graphs on JMT, PCT and Yosemite...

    Excellent graphs on JMT, PCT and Yosemite backcountry use:
    http://jmtbook.com/the-draft-yosemite-wilderness-stewardship-plan/
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    This is true. I've been on the JMT and seen 100...

    This is true. I've been on the JMT and seen 100 people a day. Leave the JMT and seen 0 to 4 people a day.
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    I've used a 1 liter Platy filled with water. It...

    I've used a 1 liter Platy filled with water. It sloshed a little but was okay. lol! Inflatable is better.

    I took a SlumberJack pillow and cut it in half and used that my first trip. ...
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    You are brave!. I've cut on my sleeping bag,...

    You are brave!. I've cut on my sleeping bag, tent, and pack. I've seen the YouTube video, but can't bring myself to cut the pad.
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    You are correct. Short and regular are the same...

    You are correct. Short and regular are the same width. They are both 20" deflated. Then you blow them up and they are 2.5" thick and only 17" at the widest.

    Extra long starts at 25" wide and is...
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