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    The Olicamp XTS pot has a heat diffuser toe...

    The Olicamp XTS pot has a heat diffuser toe capture and spread the heat. I like it a lot
  2. Thanks for the report. I love Italy. Too bad...

    Thanks for the report. I love Italy. Too bad about the trail conditions. I have been planning to do a hike in northern Sweden on the Kungsleden. It is a Eurooean trail that doesn't have those...
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    I did this trip a few years ago. Yes you must...

    I did this trip a few years ago. Yes you must reserve campsites in n advance. The Backcountry trip planner at the park website has a milage chart on page 9 and a map on page 10
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    When I am not hiking I am the odd man out. ...

    When I am not hiking I am the odd man out.

    When I am hiking, I am the odd man, out.
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    I have a Hydro Blue Versa Flow. Basically like a...

    I have a Hydro Blue Versa Flow. Basically like a Sawyer, but with a couple advantages. It has caps on both ends so it won't dry out during daily use. Also has female bottle threads on both ends so it...
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    At night the pack is mostly empty. I have a Tarp...

    At night the pack is mostly empty. I have a Tarp Tent Notch. I have a small loop of cord that goes over the tip of the trekking pole. The pack clips to that so it is hanging in the vestibule door....
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    Shoes out, unless it's really cold. The crawly...

    Shoes out, unless it's really cold. The crawly things are the ones who should be affraid.
  8. The Scotch isn't 95%, so it probably is closer to...

    The Scotch isn't 95%, so it probably is closer to 3 call/g.
  9. I think for alcohol (190 proof) it's more like 7...

    I think for alcohol (190 proof) it's more like 7 call/g. It's metabolized more like like fat. Both are oxidized to make acetyl CoA. Ethanol has slightly fewer calories as it doesn't need to be...
  10. Powdered peanut butter isade by removing fat. It...

    Powdered peanut butter isade by removing fat. It makes no sense if your objective is high calorie density.
  11. A follow-up to the previous post. The...

    A follow-up to the previous post. The micronutrient (vitamins, flavorings, electrolytes, fiber) contribute little to the total weight and calories but are really very important. But there is one...
  12. Here is one way to do the analysis. Look at the...

    Here is one way to do the analysis. Look at the product label. Take serving size in grams, subtract grams of fat, carbs, and protein per serving. What's left is the weight of stuff that gives no...
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    If you can't decide which way to go, get to the...

    If you can't decide which way to go, get to the trail and flip a coin. Heads north. Tails south. It's the coin flip flop.
  14. Ignoring the virus issue (which has been beaten...

    Ignoring the virus issue (which has been beaten to death) I found it curious that he set aside 3 months to thru hike, and now 3 months later he is only halfway. Also he said that while he avoids...
  15. Did you consider hiking in Sweden and Norway?...

    Did you consider hiking in Sweden and Norway? Wild camping is allowed on all unoccupied and undeveloped land as a constitutional right, including private property. Except for a very few nature...
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    I'll pass. I checked out their web site. They...

    I'll pass. I checked out their web site. They mostly make lagers and fruity beers. Not my preference. Plus they don't take people from my state.
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    Went to Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary in the...

    Went to Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary in the Huron Manistee NF. It's an easy 2 mile loop through the woods, along the lake, boardwalk over a bog, and by the ruins of an old farm. One of our favorite...
  18. Captured in Hagerstown MD ...

    Captured in Hagerstown MD

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/05/27/us/connecticut-peter-manfredonia-arrest/index.html
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    Isle Royale is pretty awesome. Also I'm n that...

    Isle Royale is pretty awesome. Also I'm n that area is the Superior Hiking Trail (which I've not done, but you can read about it). I have done the Lakeshore Trail in Pictured Rocks National...
  20. I always think of bivouac as emergency camping....

    I always think of bivouac as emergency camping. You didn't pick the spot, but stopped because you had too (injury, weather, etc... )
  21. I'm thinking 105 miles on the Kungsleden from...

    I'm thinking 105 miles on the Kungsleden from Kvikkjokk to Abisko. That's in northwest Sweden, ending 125 miles north of the artic circle. Will probably add the popular side trip to climb Kebnakaise,...
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    I use a Static V, but agree it is not warm. I...

    I use a Static V, but agree it is not warm. I only have been out in the summer. On one fall weekend the temp dropped more than expected and I got cold. Will need to upgrade for 3 season camping. For...
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    Poll: You could legally hike the last 5 miles you need...

    You could legally hike the last 5 miles you need to complete your section hike which qualifies you for a certificate. So why shut them out? 2000 milers are not just thru hikers.
  24. I was going to point out that the term wild...

    I was going to point out that the term wild camping is used in Europe, but that was already mentioned. After college, our son did a summer internship for the NFS in NW PA surveying the impact of...
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    The "Better to have it and not need it than to...

    The "Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it" argument is common but not very useful as it could be applied to a hundred objects that could potentially save you from harm....
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