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  1. Breather Ian, wasn't he the Benedictine Monk who...

    Breather Ian, wasn't he the Benedictine Monk who invented underwear?
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    Few things are worse than biting insects...

    Few things are worse than biting insects incessantly trying to get at you, which don't seem to respond to repellant. A head net stashed in the pack can be one of the more prescient items to carry...
  3. Observations based on one person is hardly a...

    Observations based on one person is hardly a "study". There are a lot of circumstances that could be in play. Vascular issues reported could have been lurking in the shadows of aging and manifested...
  4. It appears the third mental health evaluation...

    It appears the third mental health evaluation found pretty compelling evidence of insanity enough to move the prosecutor and defense council to reach the plea arrangement, and the Judge apparently...
  5. So if I am reading this correctly, your assertion...

    So if I am reading this correctly, your assertion is that murder on the AT is not uncommon? Seems a bit of a stretch.
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    Yeah, young teenaged girl runs away and living on...

    Yeah, young teenaged girl runs away and living on her own on trail and in town. What can possibly go wrong.

    I hope this young woman is found unharmed soon so a solution can be engaged to resolve...
  7. FWIW and probably worth a try - Having had a...

    FWIW and probably worth a try - Having had a similar problem, I bring a washcloth with me and use it just before retiring, wiping down my face, arms, chest, and legs with cold water. Evaporation...
  8. Thread: Fanny Packs

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    Much like Miner, I use a fanny pack to house my...

    Much like Miner, I use a fanny pack to house my DSLR camera. The difference may be I attach my fanny pack to my backpack so the bag can hang on my left side, easily reached with the left hand. The...
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    Sometimes it comes down to risk/reward...

    Sometimes it comes down to risk/reward manufacturing decisions. There is risk in developing, testing, marketing, and supporting a reflective surface on a tarp or tent fabrics. In my view, this likely...
  10. I had to look for the feet before my eyes would...

    I had to look for the feet before my eyes would separate Tipi from the pack stuff.
  11. I presume the question is related to commercially...

    I presume the question is related to commercially available packs purchased at REI or other outdoor retailers. There are specialty pack makers that can produce packs that are designed not to leak,...
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    Most "scented" items that have a household...

    Most "scented" items that have a household purpose do not translate well into the backpacking world. A minted scent of a trash bag in the kitchen can be almost unnoticeable, when jammed into a...
  13. I am curious about this concept. Countless hours...

    I am curious about this concept. Countless hours spent holed up out of long duration rain events eventually lead to "how can I do rain better" ideas, second only to where half-grams of weight can be...
  14. This is where the concept of Karma is handy to...

    This is where the concept of Karma is handy to consider. For young vandals I envision them getting older and having kids, eventually, one of the kids will decide to get a face tattoo of a spiderweb...
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    Sometimes circumstances become the decision point...

    Sometimes circumstances become the decision point where the question can be asked "what would I pay to have an umbrella right now". Or conversely when using an umbrella, "I wonder what I would do if...
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    :welcome Welcome to White Blaze! Maine just...

    :welcome Welcome to White Blaze!

    Maine just updated their information on the Appalachiantrail.org site, though I suspect some of the travel conditions will change over the next few months with...
  17. Of note in the article is the fact the power...

    Of note in the article is the fact the power company was able to reroute power to areas impacted by the transmission tower collapse. Makes me wonder why the transmission line was needed in the first...
  18. ^ this! As the Greek philosopher/poet Hesiod said...

    ^ this! As the Greek philosopher/poet Hesiod said around 700 BCE, "Observe due measure, moderation is best in all things". Or perhaps more timely, what Mother Traveler said once, "Don't eat too much...
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    I doubt anyone today could do what Muir was able...

    I doubt anyone today could do what Muir was able to accomplish in his day, history rightfully holds him as the "Father of the National Park System". He was well prepared for his short camping trip...
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    Fingers are not considered to be part of a...

    Fingers are not considered to be part of a balanced diet, even on the AT.
  21. Thread: hang tag 2021

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    Emerging COVID19 variants that have recently...

    Emerging COVID19 variants that have recently appeared and are spreading is of growing concern to science, never mind the stated goal of 70% of the population vaccinated for 'herd immunity' will be...
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    As an outside the lines thought, if you have not...

    As an outside the lines thought, if you have not tried a hammock yet, you may find this to be what you are looking for. If you are trail pals with someone using a hammock, see if you can trade off...
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    This is probably the best ending of the...

    This is probably the best ending of the paragraph. Ask at check in if the hotel minds if you use a butane stove in the room and respect their response.
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    Gotcha, thanks!

    Gotcha, thanks!
  25. Thread: Phone apps

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    I bring a picture of a stove boiling water on my...

    I bring a picture of a stove boiling water on my phone so I can save weight and leave the stove at home :sun
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