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    Went to Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary in the...

    Went to Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary in the Huron Manistee NF. It's an easy 2 mile loop through the woods, along the lake, boardwalk over a bog, and by the ruins of an old farm. One of our favorite...
  2. Captured in Hagerstown MD ...

    Captured in Hagerstown MD

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/05/27/us/connecticut-peter-manfredonia-arrest/index.html
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    Isle Royale is pretty awesome. Also I'm n that...

    Isle Royale is pretty awesome. Also I'm n that area is the Superior Hiking Trail (which I've not done, but you can read about it). I have done the Lakeshore Trail in Pictured Rocks National...
  4. I always think of bivouac as emergency camping....

    I always think of bivouac as emergency camping. You didn't pick the spot, but stopped because you had too (injury, weather, etc... )
  5. I'm thinking 105 miles on the Kungsleden from...

    I'm thinking 105 miles on the Kungsleden from Kvikkjokk to Abisko. That's in northwest Sweden, ending 125 miles north of the artic circle. Will probably add the popular side trip to climb Kebnakaise,...
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    I use a Static V, but agree it is not warm. I...

    I use a Static V, but agree it is not warm. I only have been out in the summer. On one fall weekend the temp dropped more than expected and I got cold. Will need to upgrade for 3 season camping. For...
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    Poll: You could legally hike the last 5 miles you need...

    You could legally hike the last 5 miles you need to complete your section hike which qualifies you for a certificate. So why shut them out? 2000 milers are not just thru hikers.
  8. I was going to point out that the term wild...

    I was going to point out that the term wild camping is used in Europe, but that was already mentioned. After college, our son did a summer internship for the NFS in NW PA surveying the impact of...
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    The "Better to have it and not need it than to...

    The "Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it" argument is common but not very useful as it could be applied to a hundred objects that could potentially save you from harm....
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    Poll: SNP, VA (not SNP), VT, MI, WY (YelNP), MT (GNP),...

    SNP, VA (not SNP), VT, MI, WY (YelNP), MT (GNP), CA (YosNP), AK (GBNP). All VA nears while backpacking. MT while day hiking. The rest from cars (or a cruise ship).
  11. The Inn at Afton VA (South entrance to SNP) is...

    The Inn at Afton VA (South entrance to SNP) is now closed, but in its dying days generated some of the most entertainingly horrible on-line reviews.
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    If you want to build a great stove, try a eCHS...

    If you want to build a great stove, try a eCHS stove. I use it with an olicamp xts pot. Boils 2 cups of water on just few minutes and less than 15 mL fuel. Wind screen doubles as a pot stand, not...
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    I have a 40 deg UGQ for summer trekking. I like...

    I have a 40 deg UGQ for summer trekking. I like it a lot. Planning to get a 20 deg one for 3 season use.
  14. I find that basmati rice will cook very will with...

    I find that basmati rice will cook very will with just coming to a boil and setting in a cozy for 20 minutes. Same with red lentils (the little tiny ones). Not necessary to get pre-cooked, parboiled,...
  15. Thread: Lunches

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    I'm another PB&J on a tortilla kind of guy. I use...

    I'm another PB&J on a tortilla kind of guy. I use the bars for snack breaks (when I do keep moving, or at least keep my pack on). For me, lunch is for stopping, getting your pack off, giving your...
  16. A lot of what is reported above (improving mood...

    A lot of what is reported above (improving mood and easing anxiety, stress, and depression) aligns with the benefits of meditation. There is lots of evidence that repetitive movements all have the...
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    This made me laugh. I thought of an episode of...

    This made me laugh. I thought of an episode of "The Biggest Loser" (the TV show where trainers help overweight people get healthy) from several years ago. They took the contestants camping at the...
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    That's my paradox. If I have the time, I don't...

    That's my paradox. If I have the time, I don't have the money. If I have the money, I don't have the time.
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    You know there are hiking forums with more...

    You know there are hiking forums with more nteresting bananas.
    http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/2/dance.gif http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/2/rasta.gif ...
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    Red lentils, basmati rice, dried vegetables,...

    Red lentils, basmati rice, dried vegetables, olive oil, curr powdery. Add as little salt as you wish.
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    Very cool. I wonder what the cocktail was.

    Very cool. I wonder what the cocktail was.
  22. Thread: Stinkeist?

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    I am guessing that most of the odor actually...

    I am guessing that most of the odor actually comes from clothes and not people. There is lots of evidence that not bathing for extended periods creates a healthy microbiome on the skin. Washing with...
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    When I was in grad school I was doing some...

    When I was in grad school I was doing some research on microbial physiology. I was growing a bacterial culture in a large 15 liter fermentor. This happened to be an odorless soil bacteria so no big...
  24. Check out these air bnb listings. It is Sweden's...

    Check out these air bnb listings. It is Sweden's tongue in cheek way of advertising the fact that the whole country is available for free lodging.

    https://sweden.withairbnb.com

    And Sweden is...
  25. You can head up to Sweden and Norway. There you...

    You can head up to Sweden and Norway. There you are allowed by law to camp on almost any undeveloped, unoccupied, and uncultivated land with no permits, fees, or permission required, It does not...
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