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    The off flavors from oxygen are not really...

    The off flavors from oxygen are not really dangerous like food poisoning which comes from bacterial contamination. If the food is dry, it more prone to oxidation but should be less prone to bacterial...
  2. You'll be going between Montalcino and...

    You'll be going between Montalcino and Montopulciamo, where my favorite ref wines are from. Be sure to drink some for me.

    My favorite remote camp was on the rocky summit of Sinking Creek Mtn on...
  3. I hope you don't mind an odd man contributing in...

    I hope you don't mind an odd man contributing in this forum, but a few years ago I was doing a section in SNP and ran into a group of four older woman on the trail. I'm 60-ish so when I say older...
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    The problem with the conventional wisdom "go to a...

    The problem with the conventional wisdom "go to a store to have it fitted" is that many of the most popular packs are made by small companies that are generally not available in stores to try on. If...
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    As mentioned above you need to know your gear...

    As mentioned above you need to know your gear weight. I would hazzard to guess that a typical 3 day weekend warrier carries more than a typical 2000 mile thru hiker, but that is the opposite of what...
  6. Too bad about the road walks. Not sure what to...

    Too bad about the road walks. Not sure what to do. The North Country Trail goes near where I live, but mostly on roads here. I helped out on a project to survey local land owners to see if an off...
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    Agree with Penney pincher that it's easy to go...

    Agree with Penney pincher that it's easy to go overboard. I call mine a BUMMER bag (Back Up, Medical, Maintainance, Emergency, Repair), and it's a bummer if you have to open it. Air pad patch kit...
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    My first pot cozy was with reflectix but it...

    My first pot cozy was with reflectix but it didn't wear well. Was like bubble wrap that list its pop. My second version uses silver mylar coated flexible foam from an auto windshield sunscreen sealed...
  9. Just before Sienna you will pass the village of...

    Just before Sienna you will pass the village of Santa Columba. We stayed at an amazing farmhouse B&B west of the village at Gavina. Beautiful area.
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    I use ethanol-free RV fuel filter in my lawnmower...

    I use ethanol-free RV fuel filter in my lawnmower and snowblower. It has a very high octane rating.
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    I seem to recall having an on line conversation...

    I seem to recall having an on line conversation with someone who burned regular gasoline's in his Svea. Am I imagining that?
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    My wife worked at NMU before we met. All the...

    My wife worked at NMU before we met. All the older Yoopers we know have moved south where it's warm and the young ones moved away for jobs.soon there will be no one left but us trolls.
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    Yes the NCT south of Newago is a lot of road...

    Yes the NCT south of Newago is a lot of road walks, rail trails, etc. I did a little bit of work with our local chapter at one point. Without public land, the chance of getting a continuous foot...
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    BTW the Fife Lake loop (mentioned by Slosteppin...

    BTW the Fife Lake loop (mentioned by Slosteppin above) and Jordan River Loop are 2 more 20 mile loops involving the NCT in the same region. Maybe I can get those done soon.
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    It's funny when someone resurrects one my old...

    It's funny when someone resurrects one my old posts. I read through most of the OP before I realized it was mine.

    Bbikebbs. Your plan is identical to mine. I started at the red bridge (closer to...
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    When I hear boot I always think footware that...

    When I hear boot I always think footware that comes up to the ankle or highrr. Shoes not. For me that is a significant distinction.
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    I propose that the question presumes a false...

    I propose that the question presumes a false dichotomy. I hear this question all the time. It ignores that there are options in-between. These are sometimes labeled as hiking shoes. They are more...
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    I don't think it makes sense to have one number...

    I don't think it makes sense to have one number to rate a trail. It would better rate it on a variety of factors with an objective rubric and let hikers decide for themselves what's hard vs easy
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    Here's a good lecture. ...

    Here's a good lecture.
    https://www.outdoored.com/file/video/safety-bear-country-dr-tom-smith-2012-nols-faculty-summit
  20. Sorry about the photo comment. I know full well...

    Sorry about the photo comment. I know full well these are selfies. I was just trying to find a witty way of expressing my own personal dissatisfaction with current trends in photography. I disagree...
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    Elevation profiles have their limitations. Trail...

    Elevation profiles have their limitations. Trail tread is important too. Ridgelines in PA are flat and straight, but if you are walking on rocks, it makes it very hard. Also do water crossings have...
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    Don't know. Call the park visitors center. They...

    Don't know. Call the park visitors center. They might know. I would think reception at Sand Point is most likely as it is an open developed area no far from Munising. The rest of the trail is pretty...
  23. Very nice. Lake District is on our list of places...

    Very nice. Lake District is on our list of places to visit. Question. Is dispersed (wild) camping allowed? Also a suggestion. A lot of your pictures had a person blocking the view. I would think that...
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    I ran into this problem last year. We had a...

    I ran into this problem last year. We had a family reunion at my sister's house in Utah. We thought we would go for a hike up in the Wasatch Mountains. Several trail guided recommended a short out...
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    Tom Smith is a foremost bear biologists. If you...

    Tom Smith is a foremost bear biologists. If you search on line for his articles or videos he has some great advice, all based on the best science. One thing you learn from him is that much of the...
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