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    Now that's funny!!! I have run into a few cats...

    Now that's funny!!! I have run into a few cats over the years that thought they were mountain lions too.
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    Stripes on tail says tabby

    Stripes on tail says tabby
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    When I see posts like this I always wonder what...

    When I see posts like this I always wonder what the person's life is like off the trail. I hope you have a happy life off the trail ABnormal as well as a great time on the trail. I guess I was...
  4. Sounds like a motor vehicle to me: Class 1:...

    Sounds like a motor vehicle to me:

    Class 1: Pedal Assist
    The electric drive system on the ebike can only be activated through a pedaling action and is limited to relatively low speeds. The sensor...
  5. After reading this thread, I think one of the...

    After reading this thread, I think one of the most stressful parts of the job and one reason for high turnover would be having to deal frequently with people who let their passion overwhelm their...
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    Is pumpkin spice tuna next?

    Is pumpkin spice tuna next?
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    Your body increases its ability to handle heat...

    Your body increases its ability to handle heat (heat acclimatization) with repeated exposure to heat. If you are going to be hiking in hot weather, you need to start the acclimatization process 2-3...
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    Metro now serves Dulles. Take metro to Union...

    Metro now serves Dulles. Take metro to Union Station and hop the Amtrak to Harper's Ferry. here is a link. https://www.flydulles.com/iad/silver-line-express-bus-metrorail-station
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    Probably an interesting family discussion ensued...

    Probably an interesting family discussion ensued when those teenagers got home. I wouldn't want to be in their shoes.
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    Leaving an 80 year old behind on a mountain in...

    Leaving an 80 year old behind on a mountain in bad weather is negligent no matter how you cut it. It doesn't matter if Gramps says "It's OK, go ahead and leave me behind" anymore than it would be OK...
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    Never have needed anything on the trail. If I...

    Never have needed anything on the trail. If I did need something to help me sleep, I would take 2 benedryl which works for me at home.
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    Besides the physical performance effects, I have been wondering how mentally sharp a person would be on so few calories over a long period of time. When I don't eat enough my mental abilities...
  13. "A failure to plan is a plan for failure" - a...

    "A failure to plan is a plan for failure" - a favorite of an old boss

    "Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance" or "the 5 P's" - A favorite of my Father.

    I think the OP is just...
  14. Here is an article you might find interesting. ...

    Here is an article you might find interesting. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-paleo-diet-half-baked-how-hunter-gatherer-really-eat/
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    It has been 30 years since I was on those trails,...

    It has been 30 years since I was on those trails, pre-cellphone days. My first backpacking trip was on Caney Creek when I lived in Dallas. I did the Buckeye trail once in the March or April. I...
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    Lost Hiker Found After 6 Days

    Story about a lost hiker in Arkansas. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hiker-lost-nearly-week-arkansas-wilderness-found-alive-sister-says-n1015441

    I have been backpacking several times in...
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    Here is a link to the research article itself. ...

    Here is a link to the research article itself. https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/6/eaaw0341

    As I read it, what the scientists found basically is that if you expend energy in excess of...
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    I was thinking that you might be able to work...

    I was thinking that you might be able to work backwards and figure out how many miles you could hike per day over 6 months without wrecking yourself. If 2.5 times your BMR is an upper limit then for...
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    Limit to Human Endurance

    Here is an interesting article about how the ultimate limit on long term endurance activities is how many calories your body can process and use over the long term. It also gives some insight into...
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    Here is another cheap alternative that is easy. ...

    Here is another cheap alternative that is easy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyK_5B06KhM
  21. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    Not a hike but something I have been dreaming...

    Not a hike but something I have been dreaming about for years. In July I will drive from Houston to Canada and up the Dempster Highway above the Arctic Circle then over to Alaska where my wife will...
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    My impression is Dogwood is more interested in...

    My impression is Dogwood is more interested in traveling the scenic byways of life than the highways. Not a bad thing. :)
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    Fabric adhesive might be another option. https://www.amazon.com/Beacon-Fabri-Tac-Permanent-Adhesive-BOTTLE/dp/B00PCD47FO/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_tr_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=F09JVQ41R7PPTK7TF9MS
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    About 20 years ago my Mom suddenly became...

    About 20 years ago my Mom suddenly became allergic to beef and pork at age 70. The only meat she could eat was chicken (which she disliked all her life) and fish. My folks lived in a rural wooded...
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    I had an expired pepper spray that I decide to...

    I had an expired pepper spray that I decide to fire off to see how it worked. The spray came out as you describe and shot at least 15 feet. I was surprised at the range but also for the need to...
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