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  1. Fastest Known Time stories.

    Fastest Known Time stories.
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    Possible New Lyme's Disease Vaccine

    A new Lyme's disease vaccine is entering clinical trials:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/lyme-disease-vaccine-pfizer-begins-late-stage-clinical-trial-rcna41740
  3. I recently went on a group hiking trip to Capitol...

    I recently went on a group hiking trip to Capitol Reef National Park. I decided to rethink what I needed to take in my day pack. I would be hiking in a National Park in a group on popular trails...
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    This has been my experience as well. Apply to...

    This has been my experience as well. Apply to both, eventually may peel off. As Mt. Dora Dave says - gravity wins if the slope is large enough.
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    I predict there will not be any snake pictures

    I predict there will not be any snake pictures
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    Good advice. I remember listening to the old...

    Good advice.
    I remember listening to the old "Click and Clack" radio show when they said it is best to drive the car every 2-3 weeks until it reaches operating temperature. That way the tires don't...
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    That is a very nice loaf!! Have you every tried...

    That is a very nice loaf!! Have you every tried using sourdough on the trail?
    You might enjoy reading the book that got me wondering about this subject. ...
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    Sourdough on the Trail?

    Have you or anyone you know carried a sourdough starter while backpacking?
    I recently read a book that suggested a backpacker in the early 70's used a sourdough starter while backpacking. I know...
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    Whenever I read a story like this one, I wonder...

    Whenever I read a story like this one, I wonder what thought processes lead people to do something which later seems to be an obviously bad idea. Those guys didn't set out to get in a life...
  10. I have used Recreation.gov a number of times over...

    I have used Recreation.gov a number of times over the last few years to reserve campground sites when I have gone car camping. I think the site works well and is easy to use. Maybe the annoying...
  11. Classic Swiss Army knife from the mid 80's goes...

    Classic Swiss Army knife from the mid 80's goes on every hiking/backbacking trip.
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    I still have the hardware. I asked the doctor...

    I still have the hardware. I asked the doctor about removing it and he said normally they didn't. Your injury is much different than mine was so that maybe the reason for the difference in whether...
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    I broke my ankle almost 7 years ago. Ended up...

    I broke my ankle almost 7 years ago. Ended up having surgery to get a plate to fix the fracture. PT started once the cast came off and I was cleared to bear weight. The ankle is as good as new and...
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    The Classic 3 will just barely fit into a...

    The Classic 3 will just barely fit into a standard plastic 20oz coke bottle or 1 liter seltzer bottle that I use and should work with just about any regular water bottle. It will seal the bottle...
  15. He is right that fire suppression in a forest...

    He is right that fire suppression in a forest results in a forest with a much higher number of trees per acre with more understory and dead wood on the ground which often results in a more intense...
  16. What constitutes an unprepared day hiker? ...

    What constitutes an unprepared day hiker? Someone not carrying the 10 essentials would be my answer. The odds are you will never need them for survival right up until the time when you do. I've...
  17. I remember reading (where I can't remember where...

    I remember reading (where I can't remember where or I would provide the link) somebody said that a body in the environmental conditions present in that area could become "skeletonized" within a week....
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    For a an aerial video of the trail, terrain and...

    For a an aerial video of the trail, terrain and vegetation go to 9:50 on the press conference video at this link :...
  19. All good points. I think being on the AT just...

    All good points. I think being on the AT just increases his chances of being caught for all the reasons you mention. He may be hiding in the woods somewhere that he is familiar with other that the...
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    Nice report, thanks. I noticed a "Vampire...

    Nice report, thanks. I noticed a "Vampire Killing Kit" in your gear photo. Did you get the ultra light version with balsa wood stakes or go old school with oak?
  21. If he really did go into that Florida swamp...

    If he really did go into that Florida swamp (which I kind of doubt) he may have been converted into gator poop.
  22. [QUOTE=GlitterHiker;2289682]Here is a link to an...

    [QUOTE=GlitterHiker;2289682]Here is a link to an article about sources talking about his wilderness survival skills:
    https://news.yahoo.com/brian-laundrie-skilled-solo-wilderness-213312650.html
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  23. It would be nice if phones had this capability...

    It would be nice if phones had this capability and would useful in many situations but I don't think they will replace PLBs for these reasons (some of which others have already pointed out): 1. ...
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    Merrell are the best for me. I have been dealing...

    Merrell are the best for me. I have been dealing with PF for years. I think doing the stretches for PF every day probably does as much for me as the brand of shoes and the type of insoles I wear.
  25. I was there - many years later. There is a...

    I was there - many years later. There is a museum at the site that tells the story of the festival and some of the performers. All very interesting. I was 15 and in Dallas at the time and the...
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