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    Everyone being different, probably the best thing...

    Everyone being different, probably the best thing to take recommendations under advisement and go to an outdoor gear retailer like REI who has a broad selection of trekking poles. You can try each...
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    FWIW, my experience with "waterproof" trail shoes...

    FWIW, my experience with "waterproof" trail shoes has been enlightening given the overstatement of waterproof. While Gore-Tex fabric membranes are indeed waterproof, they can be defeated by dirt that...
  3. One electronic failure at a critical time is...

    One electronic failure at a critical time is usually all one needs to rethink their map strategy. I sometimes carry a cell phone for communication purposes but always carry a paper map. It's not...
  4. Fair Use is a doctrine in copyright laws...

    Fair Use is a doctrine in copyright laws permitting limited use of copyrighted material without having to first acquire permission from the copyright holder. Fair Use is a limitation to copyright...
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    Astral projection may be a proper vehicle for the...

    Astral projection may be a proper vehicle for the life force to hike the 10 miles in question, though it may not work well in foggy weather.....
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    Hasn't stopped adultery in some middle astern...

    Hasn't stopped adultery in some middle astern cultures in over 2000 years, what makes you think this would work in the US?
  7. I'm not sure what it would serve telling someone...

    I'm not sure what it would serve telling someone in the desert to "go get the app" as opposed to telling them where the nearest water site is. I wonder how one would feel learning weeks later that...
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    +1 - I have found large retailers like Amazon and...

    +1 - I have found large retailers like Amazon and Walmart are not necessarily all that accurate with merchandise descriptions including size and weights so bringing a small scale along makes good...
  9. At $1,200.00 bucks and 75-pounds, it will likely...

    At $1,200.00 bucks and 75-pounds, it will likely not be used much by the ultra-light crowd. I can see the ads now....

    "Yes, car camping is back with the new 'What Can Possibly Go Wrong' inflatable...
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    Trekking poles don't add weight per se unless...

    Trekking poles don't add weight per se unless they are stored on the pack, when used properly they actually help disperse weight load from legs and lower joints. I was skeptical of this at first then...
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    I've noticed what seems to be a fairly robust...

    I've noticed what seems to be a fairly robust crop of acorns this year, which may be a localized phenomenon to Northwestern CT but deserves a mention. With just a scattering of leaves hiding these...
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    I don't believe I have ever seen any packs that...

    I don't believe I have ever seen any packs that support two 3-liter water bladders, though you can probably have one made to your specifications by a specialized manufacturer. One consideration is to...
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    If all else fails, you can make your own hip belt...

    If all else fails, you can make your own hip belt extension with a length of strapping and male/female connectors that can be adjustable. Depending on how much hip belt you are exposed to versus...
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    I'm just south of the MA line and have noted most...

    I'm just south of the MA line and have noted most small to moderate streams and creeks are dry as are seeps and small springs that commonly have some water flow. The higher one goes in elevation the...
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    Shake a box of Friskies....

    Shake a box of Friskies....
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    Or take their commitments and responsibilities...

    Or take their commitments and responsibilities seriously and sacrifice things like long hiking vacations in favor of supporting their families and/or community. Being awesome is a relative thing.
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    That is good news indeed, thanks for letting us...

    That is good news indeed, thanks for letting us know the outcome!
  18. Basically the point was missed, its not the...

    Basically the point was missed, its not the bikes, its the issue of not seeking public comment for rule changes as the NPS typically does. Class II bikes are included in the rule change, but are said...
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    Agreed with Slo - the Chiropractor I used to...

    Agreed with Slo - the Chiropractor I used to alleviate some serious back pain issues is a Medical Doctor as well. There is a lot of science behind it.
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    I've fallen a lot over the decades without major...

    I've fallen a lot over the decades without major injury beyond a bruise or muscle strain here and there. When I passed 60 (which came and went like a freight train out of a tunnel without a light) I...
  21. Thread: Wet Butt

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    Good points here. Humidity is a large player in...

    Good points here. Humidity is a large player in condensation along with temperature differential. Ten degrees difference in water temperature in 80 degree weather isn't that much and being in the...
  22. Seriously wished the NPS had allowed comment...

    Seriously wished the NPS had allowed comment before the rule change, which include Class II E-bikes that are powered without pedaling and have a throttle. Though apparently this is not much of an...
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    The impacts of climatic change are being felt and...

    The impacts of climatic change are being felt and will likely get worse over time given the level of willful ignorance. Hard to argue with science unless one just likes to argue.

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    It doesn't sound like you have a leak or...

    It doesn't sound like you have a leak or condensation, but I would need to know the outside temperatures you are hiking in and the relative temperature of the water being carried to consider...
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    For what its worth, I had similar symptoms a year...

    For what its worth, I had similar symptoms a year or so ago in different locations and settings. I ended up seeing a therapist who gave me some tools to use that work well to relieve these attacks....
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