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  1. Outside wilderness areas in states like Alaska...

    Outside wilderness areas in states like Alaska that explicitly permit entry into private cabins for life threatening emergencies, "I was cold" isn't a legal defense to a crime....
  2. Never heard of someone setting out to accomplish...

    Never heard of someone setting out to accomplish that. Fascinating.
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    I just watched the WH press sec. and she called...

    I just watched the WH press sec. and she called it a mask mandate. Whatever.
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    The EO does not exactly mandate mask wearing. ...

    The EO does not exactly mandate mask wearing.

    From Section 1: "individuals in Federal buildings and on Federal lands should all wear masks".

    From Section 2: "to require compliance with CDC...
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    Or you could toss a flash bang at the sucker. ...

    Or you could toss a flash bang at the sucker. Sound and concussion:

    https://iwainternationalinc.com/m12-distraction-device/

    Works on people too....
  6. Thread: Rain Pants

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    If you get 2 ply or 3 ply Gore-Tex pants they can...

    If you get 2 ply or 3 ply Gore-Tex pants they can help keep you warm. The heat loss from legs however is probably inconsequential. Get a better hat and the rest will warm.
  7. But if you're vaccinated you can't get it (95%). ...

    But if you're vaccinated you can't get it (95%). if you can't get it, you can't spread it (100%).

    The goal posts are moving.

    Also for the certificate, say all you have to finish the trail is...
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    The decision is completely based on the abilities...

    The decision is completely based on the abilities of my tent. I have a single wall Bibler so it might withstand 50mph, not that I want to hike in 50mph winds but I have. A Eureka tent may not do...
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    Models. They're like polls.

    Models.

    They're like polls.
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    c) Already went out for a 2 day hike

    c) Already went out for a 2 day hike
  11. Fascinating article. He left for the trail w/o...

    Fascinating article. He left for the trail w/o anything that could ID him, including a phone or credit cards. After months he still had $4K cash. He literally left his life behind in that...
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    A "sixth sense" instinct / gut feeling is vital...

    A "sixth sense" instinct / gut feeling is vital in many facets of life. While not a panacea for anything, to discount its existence is the real bunk whatever some ivory-tower FBI bureaucrat claims...
  13. Thread: Shoe Spikes

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    Crampons are no more dangerous than firearms. ...

    Crampons are no more dangerous than firearms. That being said, I have ripped pants with them.

    Stablicers are excellent for icy conditions. Not snowy, muddy or any other conditions, but ice. I...
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    The Cleaner: It's cloudy sketcher709's...

    The Cleaner: It's cloudy

    sketcher709's response: Taxes are too high

    Trash, maturity and drug use have nothing to do with the plethora of hostels and other services scattered along this...
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    So 4 oz. is obnoxious? I am usually wearing a...

    So 4 oz. is obnoxious? I am usually wearing a helmet when needing a headlamp. The Minimus is nothing compared to some of Petzel's or Nite Lite's other offerings:
    ...
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    Then they came out with the rubber bite tips.

    Then they came out with the rubber bite tips.
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    Western Mountaineering

    Western Mountaineering
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    A fan favorite w/ hard cheese and crackers. ...

    A fan favorite w/ hard cheese and crackers.

    Not sure leaving anything in a creek overnight that smells like food is a very good idea on a number of levels.
  19. Bo Jackson says..... Pushups and situps. ...

    Bo Jackson says.....

    Pushups and situps. Thousands of them a day.
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    Surefire makes a very light, very bright, very...

    Surefire makes a very light, very bright, very expensive headlamp. Same expensive battery as my UV water filter.

    Pelican makes good stuff as well.
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    Although there are certainly more services in GA,...

    Although there are certainly more services in GA, aren't there many more hikers that need servicing in GA? By VA most have dropped out...
  22. Land and Water Conservation Fund to purchase land near McAfee Knob

    Didn't see this discussed elsewhere, so I don't know if this is old news or what.

    From the article:

    Appalachain National Scenic Trail, Virginia: $645,000 to obtain 236 acres known as the Doc's...
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    What has worked so well for me is thin gloves...

    What has worked so well for me is thin gloves inside of Outdoor Research Goretex mitts. Not light gloves but really thin ones. You need air inside the mittens to create that area of warm...
  24. That MondoKing 3D looks like something else! ...

    That MondoKing 3D looks like something else! It's a mere 4lbs.
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    Fads, like fashion, come and go. 2021 will be...

    Fads, like fashion, come and go. 2021 will be busy, as again most people will be unable and/or unwilling to travel overseas. By 2023 it'll be back to normal.
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