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  1. Well-said, Traveller! Sent from my iPhone...

    Well-said, Traveller!


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    Iím in agreement. I wish I could be with you two...

    Iím in agreement. I wish I could be with you two Ö respectfully far behind Ö


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  3. Iím with you Ö metaphorically Ö Our two...

    Iím with you Ö metaphorically Ö

    Our two daughters here in Ontario Canada have both been potentially exposed to the Covid-19 virus. One is seriously immune-compromised. The other is a teacher...
  4. Evidence-based and well-said, Traveller! ...

    Evidence-based and well-said, Traveller!


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  5. Isnít the potential / real overloading of the...

    Isnít the potential / real overloading of the healthcare system also a major issue? As well as the huge personal health care costs if you require treatment? As well, where we require care is...
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    Quite the transition in tone and especially in...

    Quite the transition in tone and especially in outlook in this thread since it started just a relatively short while ago!

    I find it heartening that Ďmy communityí is getting the seriousness of...
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    I agree, Kookork. I canít see going to England. ...

    I agree, Kookork. I canít see going to England. ... Sad to be coming to this realization Ö

    I think the decision will be taken out of my hands over the next several weeks Ö

    Damn! Where shall...
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    Iím heading to the south of England for the month...

    Iím heading to the south of England for the month of May. Ö I hope Ö

    If the Italian experience counts for anything, I wonder whether England will fare any better?

    Itís been only weeks since...
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    Great advice ó thanks! Sent from my iPhone...

    Great advice ó thanks!


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    The app is not available for iOS as far as I can...

    The app is not available for iOS as far as I can find. The website is ó and also covers the PCT. Itís done by a proper meteorologist whoís is also an AT thruhiker from a few years ago: Pat Jones,...
  11. Thread: rain kilts

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    My wife sewed me on from an old silnylon tarp....

    My wife sewed me on from an old silnylon tarp. She put Velcro adjusters for my waist. I cinch them up tighter as I under-eat Ö
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    Itís worth noting that light levels on/near the...

    Itís worth noting that light levels on/near the ground in a summertime deciduous forest in eastern North America are approximately 1% of what youíd find in an adjacent open field.

    Itís worth...
  13. Iím asking the reverse question: Iím spending...

    Iím asking the reverse question: Iím spending most of May 2020 hiking in Southern England. What quick-cooking or presoak or no-cook foods are readily bought in England? What are the English...
  14. Thread: Lunches

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    Ahh ó a master speaks! Iíve more or less...

    Ahh ó a master speaks!

    Iíve more or less adopted that strategy as well. DIY gorp, salami, cheese, one bar a day, eaten whenever I feel like it, and especially 20 minutes beforehand in anticipation...
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    Iíd emphasize a broad-brimmed hat. Being a...

    Iíd emphasize a broad-brimmed hat. Being a Canuck, I favour a Tilley, the old T1. A Ďboonieí is a good style for my liking.

    Long pants and long sleeves. Always.


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    Great description of the value of a trail family!...

    Great description of the value of a trail family!


    Traillium
    Ontario, Canada
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    Any thoughts on going with a simpler frameless...

    Any thoughts on going with a simpler frameless pack and an ultralight kit? Patterns for sewing such a pack? For instance a Ray Way pack?


    Traillium
    Ontario, Canada
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    My wifeís advice ó pub and B&B! Traillium ...

    My wifeís advice ó pub and B&B!


    Traillium
    Ontario, Canada
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    I think youíre basically correct. But Ö ...

    I think youíre basically correct. But Ö

    Sources (outside of WB) indicate that simply asking landowners along the way to pitch camp often works. Or that late-to-pitchóearly-to-rise also works ó a...
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    Two good links ó thanks! Traillium ...

    Two good links ó thanks!


    Traillium
    Ontario, Canada
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    DIY backpack thoughts?

    I have an Osprey Exos 58 Large that Iím very happy with. Iím 6í3Ē and 205 lbs at 69 years of age.

    Iím wondering about DIYing a lighter smaller pack, somewhere between 40Ė50 litres.

    Iím...
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    I completed the La Cloche Silhouette Trail at the...

    I completed the La Cloche Silhouette Trail at the end of September and into October. Stunning 85 km around Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario! And tough in the wet and wind, especially for these 69...
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    Nicely said, Cosmo and Traveler! Iím use an...

    Nicely said, Cosmo and Traveler!

    Iím use an Ursack up here in Ontario, where bears arenít broadly habituated to hikers and food. Iím considering a switch to a canister, though most of my hiking is...
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    I, too, wear Merrell Moab Ventilators. My first...

    I, too, wear Merrell Moab Ventilators. My first pair was Size 13, and I now wear Size 14 Wide. (My day-to-day dressy shoes are Size 12.5 Wides.) I use Superfeet Greens in hiking footwear, and the...
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    This! Long-sleeved shirts, too! Sent from...

    This! Long-sleeved shirts, too!


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