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    First pic, before reading the caption, I thought...

    First pic, before reading the caption, I thought you had melted a foam sit pad.

    I like the way you sliced up the Amy's burrito and how you stored it. .
  2. Thread: Permethrin

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    The potential dangers are understated not...

    The potential dangers are understated not overstated considering:

    I originally meant to offer two different links. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK231575/

    Excerpt as links are not being...
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    People's belief that the AT is safer than...

    People's belief that the AT is safer than civilization is held to with religious zeal. Safer than a grocery store?

    Yeah, the ingredients in processed highly refined foods has been associated with...
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    I understand and accept to some hiking/Thru...

    I understand and accept to some hiking/Thru hiking/backpacking is defined and approached as a vacation or recreation. But that definition does NOT have to utterly define everyone's hike, the way...
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    There're are two factors that reduce the thru...

    There're are two factors that reduce the thru costs. Caution: if a thru NEWB, as most AT thrus are, it's typical, to switch to lighter wt kits replacing some gear especially the Big 4 at some pt. You...
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    Full finger gloves you lose dexterity, feel with...

    Full finger gloves you lose dexterity, feel with the rock, but they're more protective. You said it. They are also hotter although different full finger designs are lighter wt and more breathable....
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    The force response should be commensurate with...

    The force response should be commensurate with the threat level. Civilians don't typically have the training of military and LEO personnel to recognize this. Making decisions out of pure emotion is...
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    The approach(es) to funding an AT thru are based...

    The approach(es) to funding an AT thru are based on how you're expecting to thru hike the AT. 1) Doing a faster(shorter duration) thru hike is associated with less total thru hiking costs 2)...
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    Self defense against? You said it - irrational...

    Self defense against? You said it - irrational fear. Unless specifically trained in using a knife for self defense, NO. You're not going to scare everyone off with the knife options you listed....
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    Small toe being pinched or pushed underneath the...

    Small toe being pinched or pushed underneath the adjacent toe can be a sign of a shoe that isn't designed for your feet or doesn't fit. I went through this for yrs until finding the appropriate width...
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    Take a Wilderness FA course. The most...

    Take a Wilderness FA course. The most appropriate FAK is conditional. The course will assist in making those distinctions.

    "So, on my first long hike, I brought a ready-made Adventure Medical...
  12. Thread: Permethrin

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  13. Thread: Permethrin

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    True. But the risks of tick and mosquito borne...

    True. But the risks of tick and mosquito borne diseases shouldn't be an excuse for non compliance of well communicated direction for use of pesticides or assuming permethrin is the only way to...
  14. Thread: Permethrin

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    I've only seen two studies that examined the...

    I've only seen two studies that examined the short term transdermal affects when 5% permethrin containing cream was used for scabies.

    Here's the thing that few will engage examining. We can...
  15. Thread: Permethrin

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    NO! CDC advises against it. It should only be...

    NO! CDC advises against it. It should only be applied to outer wear. It's not meant for application to skin or having contact with skin. This also means not spraying it on when wearing the clothing...
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    Curious as an alternative to the 650cubic inches...

    Curious as an alternative to the 650cubic inches of the Ursack Minor @ 5 ozs without Opsak. Are there any confirmed questions going through TSA if carried on for flights?
  17. Thread: Carrying Water

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    ^^^ Heed the cumulative trail savviness offered. ...

    ^^^ Heed the cumulative trail savviness offered. This is knowing thyself...5 decades of hiking. This is understanding that different situations exist. This is understanding how those different...
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    And how do you know that to make that happen?...

    And how do you know that to make that happen? Maybe, you actually don't need water at each or the next water source...especially the AT during typical NOBO times! Sometimes water is so abundant it's...
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    That's what I was seeking. Going to do a about...

    That's what I was seeking. Going to do a about 8-10 day loop. It's more popular in hot weather so figured i'd gi in fall. going to be chilly doing the fords. THX.
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    Look at the mouse trapeeze designs at AT...

    Look at the mouse trapeeze designs at AT shelters and bear bag hangs installed at GSMNP CS's. Yes, mice can do that but they and other crawling creatures are mainly avoided by threading a plate...
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    I'm thinking that for the purpose of weight, I...

    I'm thinking that for the purpose of weight, I shouldn't carry more than a quart of water at a time and reload whenever possible. Sound about right?

    NO, certainly not an absolute as not everyone...
  22. Thread: Bartram Trail

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    THX for all the answers. If you deleted Roan,...

    THX for all the answers.

    If you deleted Roan, however I can see why you'd want to visit during flowering season or when rime covers everything in early winter/very late fall, it would be easier...
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    I really like that hike Southeast. Cool beans....

    I really like that hike Southeast. Cool beans. There you go.

    I like you veered off the MST at the Mt Mitchell summit(hopefully you'll have good weather for a view) onto the Blk Mt Crest Tr. How...
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    Like the JMT in Big S. Fork or the BMT that...

    Like the JMT in Big S. Fork or the BMT that follows a differently name JMT along the Hiawassee River.
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    Note the packed volume, insulation and shell...

    Note the packed volume, insulation and shell choices, temp ratings and if there're EN Independently certified and compare. Outdoor Gear Lab does this. Higher bag purchase prices are associated with...
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