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  1. Thread: Scaring Bears

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    Interesting though, right?

    Interesting though, right?
  2. Thread: Scaring Bears

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    Thanks, you inspire me to google up the Author’s...

    Thanks, you inspire me to google up the Author’s name, and the full article appeared here:
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  3. Thread: Scaring Bears

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    Too bad the actual study was not linked — I am...

    Too bad the actual study was not linked — I am sure it would make for interesting reading.

    Here is another article of possible interest to those who do carry.
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  4. Thread: Spirit of choice

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    Jim Beam 50ml 1. $0.99 each 2. Portion...

    Jim Beam 50ml

    1. $0.99 each
    2. Portion controled to insure ration is not exceeded before resupply
    3. Lightest 50ml bottle on the market
    4, Small size allows for multiple backups to protect...
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    One hiker and mother of thru hiker(s) spent...

    One hiker and mother of thru hiker(s) spent millions of her own money to forever preserve land up in Maine, but was reviled by many local sportsman/hunters for doing so.

    Which is to say every...
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    [QUOTE=Durwood;2287283]Alligator, this will...

    [QUOTE=Durwood;2287283]Alligator, this will probably go into a slack vs purist debate./QUOTE]

    It really shouldn’t.

    Slackpacking is when you either use rides or gear shuttles to avoid carrying...
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    I would say that if you are going up and down the...

    I would say that if you are going up and down the Hunt Trail, the traditional approach is to leave your regular pack at Katahdin Stream for the day. Doing otherwise makes about as much sense as...
  8. A massive problem? Not so much. The...

    A massive problem?

    Not so much.

    The tremendous decline of songbird populations along the AT is a massive problem. There are others.

    Mileage marker graffiti is more like an an assault...
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    Just compared the threading on the Sawyer...

    Just compared the threading on the Sawyer supplied bags. Now I just have to figure out if the ones they are selling now are designed for the finer threads.

    48375
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    Thanks. Do your mini filters screw tightly...

    Thanks.

    Do your mini filters screw tightly onto a SmartWater bottle?

    The much older mini I have (the one that works with the Evernew Bags) fits onto a SmartWater Bottle perfectly. The Minies...
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    Sawyer Mini and Evernew Water Bag threads

    Any updated compatibility issues with Sawyer Mini threads attaching to dirty water
    bags?

    Reason I am asking is the threads between a new mini and my old (5 yeas +/-) Evernew water bag don’t work...
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    Not a fan of WB’s mobile version, so I just...

    Not a fan of WB’s mobile version, so I just toggle it off.

    Everyone knows the full-site version is available on their phones, right?

    If not, just click on the two A’s at the top of the...
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    I am very grateful WB is no longer a place for...

    I am very grateful WB is no longer a place for left vs right debate.

    Given the Mods wisdom in exorcising that from the forum, I can pretty much overlook any small oversteps on other things.
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    If you met someone on the trail who wanted to...

    If you met someone on the trail who wanted to learn about thru hiking, would you refer them to Whiteblaze, or one of Dixie’s videos on YouTube?

    Might be the answer.
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    Seams real. YouTube, Facebook, Reddit,...

    Seams real.

    YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and all the rest, have siphoned off much of the energy of sites like these.

    TLDR is real for stuff that matters, and even more so for hiking...
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    Someone once told me that when you are in a tent...

    Someone once told me that when you are in a tent at night, an animal will always sound one or two critters larger than it really is.

    For example: a mouse will sound like a rabbit, a rabbit will...
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    The ATC has decreed that no miles hiked between...

    The ATC has decreed that no miles hiked between 3/31/20 and 5/11/21 can EVER count towards a 2,000 miler certificate.

    Importantly, this decree holds whether or not those miles were hiked in...
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    At the ATC executive director longevity has been...

    At the ATC executive director longevity has been inversely proportionate with compensation.
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    I agree - and that podcast you referenced was...

    I agree - and that podcast you referenced was excellent. I recall that listeners were encouraged to watch closely how the money was spent.

    The ATC provided some detail on one round of spending. ...
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    This is exactly right. To my way of thinking...

    This is exactly right.

    To my way of thinking it was also appropriate for the ATC to issue its recommendations on the wisdom of hiking during Covid.

    Further, as long as they have that “morals...
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    No miles hiked after the pause of the 2000 miler...

    No miles hiked after the pause of the 2000 miler program (March 31, 2020) and before the date of this announcement (May 11, 2021) can be counted.

    There are to be no exceptions for miles hiked...
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    Further, some have suggested that the vast...

    Further, some have suggested that the vast majority of contributions made to conservation organizations and land trusts (with a few exceptions, like Ducks Unlimited) have been made by non hunters.
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    Some have suggested that the vast majority of...

    Some have suggested that the vast majority of funds generated from the Pittman-Robertson Act come from non-hunters.
  24. Thread: The Dungeon

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    T Yes, at Lakes of he Clouds. When I...

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    Yes, at Lakes of he Clouds.

    When I posted this poll 15 years ago (yikes!), about 1 in every 6 people said they stayed there:
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  25. Thread: The Dungeon

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    The Dungeon

    Do hikers still stay in the Dungeon?

    Is it even open?

    I have not heard mention of it in a long time, but it used to be a fairly common experience.
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