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    BTW, always ask your Physicians to define or...

    BTW, always ask your Physicians to define or explain that which you are vague in layman's terms. That's part of the goods and services you're paying. ;)
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    A contusion is a hematoma, the medical term for a...

    A contusion is a hematoma, the medical term for a bruise. Bone contusions are bruises on or inside the bone. The Doc ordered an X-ray to look for and rule out breaks or fractures. Bone contusions...
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    Woman thru hikes the IAT in winter.

    https://www.outsideonline.com/2422540/emily-ford-hiked-ice-age-trail-winter?utm_source=pocket-newtab

    Kudos to Emily Ford for thru hiking the IAT in winter bringing attention to the fortitude and ...
  4. Living a connected life.

    Living a connected life.
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    How does the Ignore tab work to stop seeing a...

    How does the Ignore tab work to stop seeing a member's thread's or posts?
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    As Deacon stated. Being cordial, non arrogant non...

    As Deacon stated. Being cordial, non arrogant non snobbish - humble- unpretentious - patient, indiscriminately inquiring, communicating I was on a thru hike or different LASHes they have generously...
  7. I wanted more red gummy bears and less Maruchuan...

    I wanted more red gummy bears and less Maruchuan Chicken Flavored Ramen.
  8. Have you considered nut and seeds and their...

    Have you considered nut and seeds and their butters, avos, tofu/tempeh/seitan, EVOO, coconut oil/unsweetened coconut milk, edamame/black bean/chickpea/mushroom pasta. If after low carbs choose...
  9. Some have circulation problems or disorders like...

    Some have circulation problems or disorders like Raynauds that may affect extremities/and digits the most. For example, Anish or myself may benefit from wearing beanie/hood, warm dry socks and...
  10. Try covering your extremities: gloves,...

    Try covering your extremities: gloves, beanie/hood, down or oppossum wool socks.
  11. Dont buy into hype BS that excuses problematic...

    Dont buy into hype BS that excuses problematic health consequences of the SAD, junk food binging, or the common AT dietary modality. They are excuses to further poor unhealthy off trail dietary...
  12. I concur. My rant to your rant. It was men...

    I concur. My rant to your rant.

    It was men that did most of the animal hunting. It was mostly the woman, elderly, infirm and children especially the young women/girls who tended the crops and...
  13. The conditions of the trail miles, intensity or...

    The conditions of the trail miles, intensity or strenuousness of those miles, and how one constantly adapts to those conditions play significant roles in the calories expended to cover them. ...
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    Andes mints repel mice? 100% essential...

    Andes mints repel mice?

    100% essential peppermint oil with strong menthol compounds that lingers is said to irritate mouse' nasal cavities. Maybe it can be a black bear odor attractant but so many...
  15. Adhering to a poor diet or the typical SAD -...

    Adhering to a poor diet or the typical SAD - Standard American Diet - as a cultural habit off trail, following it on trail, and then going back to it post thru hike sets oneself up for these health...
  16. This is being on the right track - finding...

    This is being on the right track - finding solutions to balancing Cortisol levels and chronic stress by: resting enough, getting high quality uninterrupted sleep, reducing sleep distractions such as...
  17. "But while thru-hikers may look the picture of...

    "But while thru-hikers may look the picture of health on the outside, two researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder's Department of Integrative Physiology have published a study suggesting...
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    A non permeable aluminized mylar space blanket...

    A non permeable aluminized mylar space blanket does NOT only work to add warmth to a sleep system by reflecting infrared radiation. It also works to add heat by reducing or eliminating convective and...
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    Wy id cdt. Rmnp. Ynp.

    Wy id cdt. Rmnp. Ynp.
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    The shirt market I've be increasingly embracing...

    The shirt market I've be increasingly embracing is based on mixing fibers and tech. I've been happily wearing a 110 g/m2 Voormi blended cotton Desert hoodie on hot dry sunny desert hikes....
  21. Site selection and raising up the high side of a...

    Site selection and raising up the high side of a slightly sloping CS so H2O flows under rather than over the ground sheet using a trekking pole, branch, staff, rocks, etc. Even so in the PNW during...
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    This^^This

    This^^This
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    What's the wt of the thumb screw, nut and washer...

    What's the wt of the thumb screw, nut and washer alone? I know all come in Ti.
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    I could be wrong but that's the gist I surmised...

    I could be wrong but that's the gist I surmised of the OP too. They are feeling tarps out as a tarp neophyte specific to an AT NOBO during typical NOBO time frames.
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    A bivy under a tarp does not only function in a...

    A bivy under a tarp does not only function in a shelter capacity but sleep system capacity as well. It tweaks the sleep system. It can also serve as bug protection and, as you stated, suffice for...
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