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  1. Since this thread is about ethics, you have to...

    Since this thread is about ethics, you have to ask yourself how ethical is it to be using masks that health care workers are in dire need of to protect themselves while trying to save lives. ...
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    Great point. We are ready seeing 14 day...

    Great point. We are ready seeing 14 day voluntary quarantine advisories for people traveling from the northeast to other states. It is possible that these quarantine advisories will expand into the...
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    Looks like April 2021 is more likely for me.

    Looks like April 2021 is more likely for me.
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    Plan for the day - yard work (it is spring time...

    Plan for the day - yard work (it is spring time here), take a walk with my wife, Sudoku and make tacos for dinner.
  5. Hard to know what the best thing to do is and you...

    Hard to know what the best thing to do is and you might be right. Here are some thoughts to consider. Most folks on the trail probably started this month. A large percentage of thru hikers don't...
  6. Thread: March start

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    What criteria will you use on the 30th to decide...

    What criteria will you use on the 30th to decide to go or stay?
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    I remember hearing about this: ...

    I remember hearing about this:

    https://news.psu.edu/story/222587/2002/08/15/research/jet-contrails-alter-average-daily-temperature-range
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    I don't. I use hand sanitizer after I leave the...

    I don't. I use hand sanitizer after I leave the grocery store which the only public place I go. If I had enough gloves I would wear them at the store. My wife has been working from home but had to...
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    I was planning to drive from Houston to SNP in...

    I was planning to drive from Houston to SNP in April and go car camping at Lewis Mountain so I could day hike the central section of the park. Not going to happen now.
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    You seem to think its an either/or proposition -...

    You seem to think its an either/or proposition - have a depression if we take steps to prevent people from dying or let folks die and the economy will be fine. The economy will be in trouble in...
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    I worry that the folks who think this is a "scam"...

    I worry that the folks who think this is a "scam" or "no worse then the flu" etc. are not going to do the right thing and take social distancing seriously. They are the ones who are most likely to...
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    I used 30,000 because the OP and others are...

    I used 30,000 because the OP and others are always comparing this pandemic's mortality to flu deaths. I agree that this virus has the potential to kill many more than 30,000 but let us hope it...
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    I don't get the logic. Are you saying that...

    I don't get the logic. Are you saying that 30,000+ people dying of the virus is OK, no big deal and nothing to worry about so why do anything to reduce the death toll?
  14. Thread: Stop or Go?

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    Wait .......... see how things are in one...

    Wait .......... see how things are in one month. I suspect by that time you won't want to leave your house and you will be glad you didn't go.
  15. I hope things turn out well for your family. Dr....

    I hope things turn out well for your family. Dr. Fauci said on TV that the average incubation time is 5.2 days so hopefully your daughter dodged the bullet.
  16. There is this item and talk of the Army setting...

    There is this item and talk of the Army setting up field hospitals where needed as well.
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    Wise words. I feel bad for everyone that was...

    Wise words. I feel bad for everyone that was planning to hike and now are canceling. Tough but smart and responsible choice.
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    What you say is true but it can still be a...

    What you say is true but it can still be a problem on the AT. Here is what happened to me as an illustration of the problems you could face if you fall ill on the AT. I was thru hiking and started...
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    Not just on this thread. I go to the grocery...

    Not just on this thread. I go to the grocery store most days and yesterday for the first time when I was there I noticed that probably 50% of people had toilet paper in the basket, noticeably less...
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    Maybe but you will be needing to resupply,...

    Maybe but you will be needing to resupply, shower, pass through towns etc so you won't be out in nature all the time. Plus you need to get to trail which usually involves some form of mass transit...
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    We maybe on the cusp of a wide spread epidemic...

    We maybe on the cusp of a wide spread epidemic and what actions are taken in the next 14 days or so will determine how bad it gets apparently from what I have read and seen on TV. If you are 60 or...
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    Here is what my doctor's office is doing about...

    Here is what my doctor's office is doing about coronavirus. So I have been sick with a cough, sore throat for a week but no fever so I wasn't worried about coronavirus (ended up I just have...
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    Here is a template I found for the number of...

    Here is a template I found for the number of holes and spacing. You print it out and tape it to the can.

    http://zenstoves.net/Templates/TemplateSuperCat.pdf
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    A really bad plan.

    A really bad plan.
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    Five Tango is looking at the problem from the...

    Five Tango is looking at the problem from the point of view of one individual and is right that he has a good chance of getting over coronavirus if he was unlucky enough to get it. Puddlefish is...
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