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    If I'm trying to save space, I'll pack my food in...

    If I'm trying to save space, I'll pack my food in bulk instead of individual meals. I'll pack 3/4 cup of oats per day, 3/4 cup of couscous/mashed potatoes/rice per day, etc. It saves a lot of...
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    I second peakbagger's "save the change" method. ...

    I second peakbagger's "save the change" method. When I pay cash, I only use bills - all change goes in the jar. That usually adds up to 1 or 2 car payments a year!

    I once bought some treats from...
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    Kudos to you for asking how to save money instead...

    Kudos to you for asking how to save money instead of asking people to give you money!

    Even when I had a good "suit & tie" job, I would deliver for Domino's anytime I need a little extra. It's a...
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    Nice! So many familiar spots.

    Nice! So many familiar spots.
  5. So you revived it to hear more?

    So you revived it to hear more?
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    I was going to say something about your own...

    I was going to say something about your own attitude being the only reason the trail could be called "bad", but LDog said it best... go dance with Mother Rock.
  7. Thread: Rain pants

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    I like my kilt, but only use it when it's chilly....

    I like my kilt, but only use it when it's chilly. Keeps the thighs dry (seems like that's what gets the wettest) and warm without overheating, plenty of ventilation. But then again, I carry an...
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    No, it's usually not. As previous posters have...

    No, it's usually not. As previous posters have said, most often it's markers for trail work.

    Do like Rain Man - leave the tape, take the trash.
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    Was never mentioned whether you were sleeping in...

    Was never mentioned whether you were sleeping in a shelter or a tent - there's a significant difference
  10. Thread: rain kilts

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    Mine is the ULA Equipment model. Not much to say...

    Mine is the ULA Equipment model. Not much to say - it does the job, has an elastic waist band and velcro closure. Light, tough, not too expensive, sexy as all get out.
  11. a third vote for REI half dome series tents for a...

    a third vote for REI half dome series tents for a decent balance of quality, price, and features - including reasonable weight

    otherwise, follow the silver rule: you can have light weight, low...
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    At my house outside Montpelier, VT, about 8" of...

    At my house outside Montpelier, VT, about 8" of dense (not wet, but heavy) snow on Thursday, another 6" or so on Friday night into Saturday, another 6" last night, fluffy & light. Got a winter...
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    Since I didn't get the pun, maybe not...

    Since I didn't get the pun, maybe not...
  14. Thread: Lunches

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    Yep, and then he'd obsess about weight and cut...

    Yep, and then he'd obsess about weight and cut the strings off his tea bags! Still a classic, though, and what my Dad (and therefore me)used to learn from.
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    So we're clear, who were you directing this...

    So we're clear, who were you directing this insult at?
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    I love Lara bars, but the dollars add up - you...

    I love Lara bars, but the dollars add up - you can get the same thing, less the wrapper, by stuffing dates & nuts in your mouth!
  17. Thread: Lunches

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    My Dad was one for a long lunch break at work and...

    My Dad was one for a long lunch break at work and on the trail. He could also close his eyes and take a nap as well as any cat around - a genetic trait I didn't inherit, I'm a night owl.

    Dad...
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    Not many of us can get out for more than a couple...

    Not many of us can get out for more than a couple weeks at a time, but just about anyone can get out for a day or a weekend. I walk or run up to 6 miles on my lunch hour. Enjoy the local stuff ...
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    Nothing's cheap, and it's a sizeable structure -...

    Nothing's cheap, and it's a sizeable structure - not your typical AT shelter.
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    +100. I use permethrin religiously now. When...

    +100. I use permethrin religiously now. When I'm hiking with others who aren't using it, the difference in the number of ticks they see is stark. I treat any fabric that will absorb it - it just...
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    Lots of good ideas already out there. Here's...

    Lots of good ideas already out there. Here's what I used as a guide to get my pack down to it's current base weight of 12-15 pounds depending on season:
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    I couldn't answer that, but Tucker Johnson on the...

    I couldn't answer that, but Tucker Johnson on the LT just north of Maine junction is one of many that have burned on the LT in Vermont over the years. Most are wood, many have fire pits, all are...
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    Do you treat your cooking water? I don't -...

    Do you treat your cooking water? I don't - boiling takes care of it.
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    Patchwork hiker here, not particularly concerned...

    Patchwork hiker here, not particularly concerned with hitting every white blaze, and certainly don't care about the order. IMHO, the best time and place to go hiking is whenever and wherever you...
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    I've seen a few shelters burn down over the...

    I've seen a few shelters burn down over the years. Always carry your own shelter.
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