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  1. Thread: thank you!

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    Communication classes?

    Communication classes?
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    The added weight of carrying a bottle with...

    The added weight of carrying a bottle with unfiltered water (or depletion of filtered water in the moment) would dissuade me. Seems a lot of work for a fairly simple task that will likely need a...
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    Glad to see you here!

    Glad to see you here!
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    Tipi, you are indeed on par with Fletcher in both...

    Tipi, you are indeed on par with Fletcher in both the macro elements of your trips and micro elements of what is working well for you or what isn't. Always a pleasure to peruse well constructed...
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    FWIW - I have tried a number of different knee...

    FWIW - I have tried a number of different knee compression devices and found Tommiecopper to be the best in terms of support and longevity. The silicone strips used to keep the sleeve in place work...
  6. Years ago I read the first edition of "The...

    Years ago I read the first edition of "The Complete Walker" Fletcher assembled in the late 1960s and read the following versions ending with "The Complete Walker IV" in 2002. I thumbed through these...
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    First time I had heard a deer snort was in the...

    First time I had heard a deer snort was in the PNW on a trail thick with brush on both sides of the trail. To say it startled me is understating the reaction, which was to literally freeze between...
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    Maybe just cite the FKT for that year and route?

    Maybe just cite the FKT for that year and route?
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    Without more specific information, knee pain is...

    Without more specific information, knee pain is such a generalized category it's difficult to sort out if there is a mechanical problem in the knee joint or if there are other complications from a...
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    Well done!

    Well done!
  11. I would imagine most here will be interested in...

    I would imagine most here will be interested in getting this vaccination given the alternatives, frankly I cannot imagine why those spending a good deal of time in the great out-of-doors would not...
  12. Curious why the late season start of an AT FKT...

    Curious why the late season start of an AT FKT attempt given the heat of summer will be a major factor along the entire route as opposed to an earlier starting date that would be slightly ahead of...
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    "Soup to Nuts" is a pretty common phrase, I hear...

    "Soup to Nuts" is a pretty common phrase, I hear it a lot and use it myself frequently.
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    According to data generated by USDA Forest...

    According to data generated by USDA Forest Service Region 8 (this district leads all others in wild land fires), there are approximately 45,000 wildfires that burn some 1-million acres of forest...
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    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/13...

    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/139692-Hiker-Shot-after-being-Mistaken-for-a-Turkey/images/Eloquent/miscgreen/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Traveler...
  16. Now who can argue with that!

    Now who can argue with that!
  17. "I had an interesting experience last month with...

    "I had an interesting experience last month with both a FT poncho and a traditional waterproof rain jacket. I was outside for a college graduation in Ohio, on a day with a cold snap, high winds, and...
  18. One can choose two of the following; better...

    One can choose two of the following; better performance, lighter weight, cheaper cost. For me, frogg toggs have never made it far before tearing on side trail brush or inability to keep body warmth...
  19. Thread: Snake Gaiters

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    I use snake guards all the time for moving...

    I use snake guards all the time for moving through off road utility easements and can say they work well for the designed purpose. I use the strap-on type that come up just below the knee in front...
  20. Thread: Slab walkin'

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    FWIW - I purchased a pair of Oboz Sawtooth trail...

    FWIW - I purchased a pair of Oboz Sawtooth trail shoes not long ago and have not noticed anymore or less traction than other boots and shoes I have used (outside of perhaps Merrills). I did notice on...
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    Irrelevancy must be irritating.....

    Irrelevancy must be irritating.....
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    Gotta say this..... "He ain't no drag, Poppa's...

    Gotta say this.....

    "He ain't no drag, Poppa's got a brand new bag!"


    <with apologies to James Brown, but I've waited years to be able to use that>
  23. "odor proof" bags are a misnomer really. If using...

    "odor proof" bags are a misnomer really. If using these for trash, TP, and food waste, they work more or less so other people don't smell these things as they are packed out. However, odor proof...
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    FWIW - I don't see much out of the ordinary in...

    FWIW - I don't see much out of the ordinary in terms of the annual participation ebb and flow patterns between March and October. I think lack of participation, or numbers of posts, indicates people...
  25. Thread: Looking

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    FWIW - Some of the best, long term hiking pal...

    FWIW - Some of the best, long term hiking pal relationships I have been witness to started organically between people who "discovered" each other on a trail and started with a conversation. Walking a...
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