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    As a guy with 20-something year old daughters,...

    As a guy with 20-something year old daughters, here is my advice:

    - Try to stay in a group.

    - Carry pepper spray designed for self defense. Bear spray has the same active ingredient, but...
  2. Thread: Lost

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    I like this guy's style. It is a story about how...

    I like this guy's style. It is a story about how he got lost and then unlost.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEg34FSkMg4
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    +1. I cringe when I see people boasting about...

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    I cringe when I see people boasting about hiking the FHT in a short amount of time because they are surely missing out on the best that the trail has to offer. Miles can be found anywhere,...
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    I have only gone to ground twice. To answer the...

    I have only gone to ground twice. To answer the question "how do I go to ground"… it is usually with a little flailing followed by a loud thump.
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    Deer fight!

    Deer fight!
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    Hmmm. I always heard that the buckeye was...

    Hmmm. I always heard that the buckeye was poisonous. I guess it is when raw, but is ok if roasted. Personally I would skip it and stick to this kind:
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  7. When I started backpacking in the 70s, you...

    When I started backpacking in the 70s, you wouldn't be caught dead doing it with a "hobo stove", tennis shoes, and a rucksack. You had to have the right equipment.

    Today, all of the "right...
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    I have not read the study, or even heard of it...

    I have not read the study, or even heard of it until now. But it makes sense. Physics tells us that when you lift something up, the amount of energy that it takes depends on the the mass of the...
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    A good place to put a food cache is near the...

    A good place to put a food cache is near the Whitewater Falls area. You can drive there and plant your cache before you begin the hike.
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    This has been an interesting discussion. I admire...

    This has been an interesting discussion. I admire the "Thoreau" homeless and sometimes fantasize about being one of them. A lifelong dream of mine has been to be a hermit. The other type of homeless…...
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    Forget dehydrated soap. Dehydrated water is where...

    Forget dehydrated soap. Dehydrated water is where it's at. Zero weight! Just add water!
  12. Thread: Camp fires ?

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    And of course, heed the advice of Smokey! ...

    And of course, heed the advice of Smokey!

    https://smokeybear.com/en/prevention-how-tos/campfire-safety
  13. Thread: Camp fires ?

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    There are few things more soothing to the human...

    There are few things more soothing to the human soul than staring into a good fire, feeling its warmth, and bonding with those around us. This practice is as old as humanity itself.

    That said, it...
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    Hahaha! Now that would almost make it worth it!

    Hahaha! Now that would almost make it worth it!
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    If this continues, one day it will be called the...

    If this continues, one day it will be called the REI Appalachian Trail.
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    They were both played by Fess Parker, so you're...

    They were both played by Fess Parker, so you're good. :)
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    Obviously, since you have to carry that extra...

    Obviously, since you have to carry that extra pound, you have to expend energy to do it. You have to lift it up slightly on every step, and you have to carry it up and over every mountain.

    As an...
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    Just to expand on that a little, typically the...

    Just to expand on that a little, typically the worst winds are a little East of the eye. This is because the forward motion of the hurricane combines with the rotation, causing the winds to be...
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    Inland hurricanes are very hit and miss. When...

    Inland hurricanes are very hit and miss. When hurricane Hugo came through, I was living in upstate SC. It was a non-event for me… really just a bad storm. We were West of the eye. A little ways away...
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    Wow, that is one heck of a story. He is lucky to...

    Wow, that is one heck of a story. He is lucky to have lived. For those who might have missed it, here is his account of the second attack:

    "Again I protected the back of my neck with my arms, and...
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    All hammocks are not created equal. The key for...

    All hammocks are not created equal. The key for most people getting a good nights sleep in a hammock is achieving a "diagonal lay". This is made easier by having a long hammock. Many hammock campers...
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    Getting unlost

    I have been watching some of this guy's videos. There isn't much info that I don't already know, but I like his thought process and style. Maybe someone will find this and some of his other videos...
  23. Thread: pop up tents

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    pop tent… bad pop tart… good And only two...

    pop tent… bad
    pop tart… good

    And only two letters different!
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    One tip I have heard is to lay out all of your...

    One tip I have heard is to lay out all of your gear onto the floor. Then divide the gear into three piles: absolute essentials, items that would be nice to have from time to time, and luxury items. ...
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    By the same token, it is wise to wear blaze...

    By the same token, it is wise to wear blaze orange at all times, not just during hunting season or big game season. A poacher that accidentally kills you will leave you just as dead as a hunter that...
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