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    I think the label on the permethrin says it's...

    I think the label on the permethrin says it's only toxic to cats in it's wet state, but not after it has dried on one's clothes. Can anyone verify that?
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    I've hiked and done trail maintenance on the...

    I've hiked and done trail maintenance on the mentioned section on many many occasions, and have yet to see any forest service personnel of any kind in the woods. They're mostly just desk jockey...
  3. I voted for Damascus. I've spent time in both...

    I voted for Damascus. I've spent time in both Port Townsend and Beaufort, and in all honesty I like Beaufort best of the three. I love the low country, but let's face it, this is a hiker website not...
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    Current studies show that peeing in the privies...

    Current studies show that peeing in the privies helps in the decomposition process. I think you'll see those no peeing signs coming down most places. I believe the Vermont maintaining club did the...
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    I was going to mention him as well. A friend of...

    I was going to mention him as well. A friend of mine hiked with him briefly in New York. Apparently, they were in the same shelter one night, then the next day they both started out at about the...
  6. I'm pretty sure I read stories or seen on TV...

    I'm pretty sure I read stories or seen on TV women in the military who have young children and have been deployed overseas. I don't know if they are away for 6 months or so, but I think that would...
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    Joe gave me a ride into Daleville this spring. ...

    Joe gave me a ride into Daleville this spring. On the ride he said the dumbest thing he ever did was to close the hostel in the first place. Said his wife objected to it. And then in his words," I...
  8. The bear exhibit in Helen. And, a cold one will...

    The bear exhibit in Helen. And, a cold one will be available right down the road.
  9. I think atmilkman's photos tell a lot about...

    I think atmilkman's photos tell a lot about Jennifer. As she approaches the Springer marker, she is holding hands with her husband (I guess it's her husband), in effect, sharing this moment with him....
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    I was at Blue Mountain Shelter today and ran into...

    I was at Blue Mountain Shelter today and ran into two hikers who stayed at Low Gap last night (Sunday night) The only person they mentioned at Low Gap Sunday was my section overseer who was doing...
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    I think the Low Gap mentioned as being hit by the...

    I think the Low Gap mentioned as being hit by the tornado was Low Gap camp ground which is on F.S. road 44. That area has more than 100 blow downs.
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    slow metabolism, combined with lack of appetite...

    slow metabolism, combined with lack of appetite when I hike, translates into no more than two meals per day, and probably a consumption of about 750 to 1000 calories per day. On a 7 day hike, I...
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    I carry an esbit stove, and esbit tablets. ...

    I carry an esbit stove, and esbit tablets. Everything I have to cook is based on boiling a cup or two of water and mixing it with freeze dried stuff. I always use the water that is available at the...
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    Dump him, and move on.

    Dump him, and move on.
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    Weather and water conditions in MA & VT

    Generally speaking, what kind of weather conditions and water availability can one expect in MA and VT from the middle of September through the first week of October.
  16. When I was hiring, I always looked for people...

    When I was hiring, I always looked for people that had a demonstrated skill in my business. So, I would think it would help, as others have said, if you were looking to work for an outfitter, etc.
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  17. [QUOTE=ShelterLeopard;1135416]I was wondering,...

    [QUOTE=ShelterLeopard;1135416]I was wondering, what is the best trail magic you have ever had? What would be the perfect thing to encounter- something that would just make your day perfect? (I'm...
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    Glasses over contacts because a lot less trouble....

    Glasses over contacts because a lot less trouble. lasik surgery best option if you can afford it.
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    I was being facetious. Sorry it sailed over your...

    I was being facetious. Sorry it sailed over your head to the backstop.
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    I think all the native americans and pioneers...

    I think all the native americans and pioneers used 2 poles when they walked from one place to another back in the day. Didn't they?
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    Thanks to all who responded. I know I could have...

    Thanks to all who responded. I know I could have asked a doctor, and probably will, but I'm not sure just any doctor would understand the nature of hiking on a trail for a whole day as opposed to...
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    Cancer question

    I have a hiking buddy who will shortly begin radiation treatment for cancer. He will be through with the treatment by late May. I've heard, and read, that even after the completion of treatment,...
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    I'll add to the question of what part of May? I...

    I'll add to the question of what part of May? I spent one night on a May 1st several years ago at Woods Hole Shelter, when the temp went down to 29 degrees. That would not be likely in late May.
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    In my opinion the book is just okay. I think...

    In my opinion the book is just okay. I think "Walking on the Other Side of Misery" and "On the Beaten Path" are the two best I've read about the trail.
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    I think he'll either die of natural causes before...

    I think he'll either die of natural causes before his execution, or get shanked. One of the two.
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