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    Not the only reason. Eosinophilic esophagitis is...

    Not the only reason. Eosinophilic esophagitis is often triggered by gluten and is really bad news on the trail.
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    I have the BA Encampment 15 synthetic bag and I...

    I have the BA Encampment 15 synthetic bag and I really like it. Same design as the Lost Ranger, just without down. It's very roomy (I'm 6'1" 220lbs) and the pad pocket design allows me to roll over...
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    If my partner perished I'd be eating his liver,...

    If my partner perished I'd be eating his liver, not his boots

    with some fava beans and a nice chianti.....slurp slurp slurp
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    How many bears could Bear Grylls grill if Bear...

    How many bears could Bear Grylls grill if Bear Grylls did grill bears?
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    nice Heald! Makes me want to be out there...

    nice Heald! Makes me want to be out there...
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    Yeah..poles. They have changed my view of steep...

    Yeah..poles. They have changed my view of steep descents. They still cause me some worry, but the poles have saved me a tumble or two.
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    I understand what you are feeling, I think. My...

    I understand what you are feeling, I think. My entire life I have felt like I have been somewhat outside of whatever group of people I happen to be in, whether it was family, school friends,...
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    Man..that is an ugly dog..

    Man..that is an ugly dog..<shivers>
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    I've never cried on the trail, but blubbered like...

    I've never cried on the trail, but blubbered like a baby when I had to put my old dog Lucky to sleep. Still brings a tear to my eye when I think about it.
  10. Thread: Snoring!!!

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    I snore and have taken to tenting away from...

    I snore and have taken to tenting away from others. I feel guilty if my personal habits infringe on the comfort of others, even if those habits are involuntary. I wouldn't expect others to do as I...
  11. I'd be perfectly happy losing that raffle...

    I'd be perfectly happy losing that raffle...
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    My cone has a seam that slides together. When I...

    My cone has a seam that slides together. When I stow it I open the seam and roll it up to fit inside my pot. It sticks out some, but the whole she-bang is no larger than a one liter bottle of soda...
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    I kinda have to pee whenever I need to "drop a...

    I kinda have to pee whenever I need to "drop a deuce." If my bladders full they just happen together. I suppose I could empty my bladder prior to entering the privy for the big "download", but it...
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    I made my own Caldera cone clone for my penny...

    I made my own Caldera cone clone for my penny stove out of aluminum flashing and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. There's a youtube video that gives the specifics.
    I just love home-made gear.
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    Wooly bear says it's going to be very mild all...

    Wooly bear says it's going to be very mild all winter long. Coat was almost fully brown, just black at the very front and rear. I believe scientists give the wooly bear an 80% accuracy rating....
  16. Thread: go pee

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    That Gatorade bottle full of pee will be nice and...

    That Gatorade bottle full of pee will be nice and warm. You can warm your hands up on that without getting them wet. I too can produce close to a liter overnight. Get's a little scary when you get so...
  17. Was you pad rectangular or tapered? I can see a...

    Was you pad rectangular or tapered? I can see a real problem with gaps if you used a tapered pad with a rectangular bag. I have a BA 15 degree bag with a rectangular BA pad and was toasty warm down...
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    I was there Friday. Had to ford to get from Ct to...

    I was there Friday. Had to ford to get from Ct to Ma. Water was fast and cold, but only knee deep at it's deepest. Saw the bridge for the camp site. It was washed over to the CT shore.
  19. Thread: Maps and such

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    Np problem John. Just pokin' at you. I just can't...

    Np problem John. Just pokin' at you. I just can't get any real information about hiking New England trail. It's about an hour from my home and it would be an awesome hike if I could just get some...
  20. Thread: Maps and such

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    Uh..yeah. Thanks John. I have plenty of...

    Uh..yeah. Thanks John. I have plenty of information about the AT. I'm looking for info about the MMM trail. Not the same trail. But thanx anyhoo...
  21. Thread: Maps and such

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    I am looking for guidebooks, maps, rules and...

    I am looking for guidebooks, maps, rules and regulations for this trail as well. I have a lot of questions and I'm having a tough time getting them answered.
    Where can you camp? Are there designated...
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    My Brother-in-law and I are hiking a loop near...

    My Brother-in-law and I are hiking a loop near Greylock starting August 19th, returning the 21st. We're in our 40's. Wouldn't mind saying "hey."
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    WB increased my confidence level on my first hike...

    WB increased my confidence level on my first hike immeasurably. I avoided many mistakes just by sitting here searching and reading. Now that I no longer feel like a novice, I use all these varied...
  24. Thread: washing Tevas

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    I would, but I wouldn't put them in the dryer.

    I would, but I wouldn't put them in the dryer.
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    Do hoarders hike?

    I was just channel surfing and stopped on a show about hoarders. These people have obsessive desires to collect all sorts of things and tend to fill their homes with their collections/hoards.
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