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    Some people hike barefooted.I wonder if they...

    Some people hike barefooted.I wonder if they think that those who wear shoes are cheating somehow?Also can't help but wonder what Ms. Gatewood would think of everyone's essential modern gear? It's...
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    I sure would like to have one!

    I sure would like to have one!
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    I had a pair of Tommy Copper knee sleeves save...

    I had a pair of Tommy Copper knee sleeves save the day for me coming down Mt Sterling.They are a permanent part of my kit now for sure.
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    Thanks Kevin,I'm just glad porcupines don't smoke...

    Thanks Kevin,I'm just glad porcupines don't smoke afterwards or there might not be any woods left.........
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    After experimenting with numerous pots,systems,canisters,etc I settled on the Starlyte XL3 coupled with the Caldera F keg.Weighs in around 9 oz with a bic lighter and a piece of felt in the kit.The...
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    The Wisi Wipe is a Dry compressed towelette about...

    The Wisi Wipe is a Dry compressed towelette about the size of 4 dimes stacked on top of each other.It's got a woven type of texture to it and is pretty durable.While my coffee water is heating up I...
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    While we are on the subject of TP and water and...

    While we are on the subject of TP and water and hygiene etc-Someone on WB once educated me on Wisi Wipes.They are very light weight,work like a champ,and available on Amazon.I use one in the morning...
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    I know someone who actually uses STICKS! Don't...

    I know someone who actually uses STICKS! Don't ask for any details because I have never ventured to ask myself but he is not the first person I have heard of that uses that method.On the other...
  9. The impression I got from the article and the...

    The impression I got from the article and the links seems all directed at black bears.Maybe there has been a decision to recommend bear spray in the East? When I have gone to GSMNP in the past I...
  10. I like my Snugpack Enhanced Patrol Poncho coupled...

    I like my Snugpack Enhanced Patrol Poncho coupled with Zpack kilt and gaiters.Lots of air circulation under it and it covers the pack pretty will although I do use a rain cover on the pack as well.
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  11. I would like to see the bear that opened the...

    I would like to see the bear that opened the BV500.If one were to cover the tabs with duct tape,I wonder if he could still defeat it.
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    I know people refill them all the time but I am...

    I know people refill them all the time but I am afraid to do it.So I just weigh and mark them if and when I ever use one again.Now that I switched over to the Starlyte XL3 and Caldera F Keg my...
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    My love affair with canister stoves was short...

    My love affair with canister stoves was short lived because of the "remaining fuel" issue.I always figured about 10 grams per boil and weighed the tank before leaving home and did the math on how...
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    Ok,thanks Zelph,I will check that out!

    Ok,thanks Zelph,I will check that out!
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    My candle lantern is a Luci Light which I no...

    My candle lantern is a Luci Light which I no longer carry because when it gets dark I am turning in.I do carry a
    rechargeable headlamp and a back up pen light.Do we have a thread on using candles...
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    Facing one's fears and phobias is ALWAYS a...

    Facing one's fears and phobias is ALWAYS a challenge.I saw a bumper sticker some years ago that became my rallying cry for a number of things,it said-Fear is the Thief of Dreams.Don't let fear rob...
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    I forgot to mention that being "hard of hearing"...

    I forgot to mention that being "hard of hearing" can sometimes be a bit of a blessing.Surprised no one has suggested earplugs yet.Chances are that they could help those with good ears.

    A friend of...
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    As long as "it" is not directly under my hammock...

    As long as "it" is not directly under my hammock the noises don't bother me much.Some of them I love hearing.
    So I just carry a sharp stick and quit worrying about my own mortality....(it's amazing...
  19. I can't help but ask this question,if one were...

    I can't help but ask this question,if one were using a bear vault would you use any sort of odor proof liner in it other than for storage of your litter which you obviously don't want mixed in with...
  20. Here's some Smelley Bag promo material and it...

    Here's some Smelley Bag promo material and it includes a video etc.Although I use one I would think my procedures are less than perfect and the Ursack I place it in has been corrupted with odors from...
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    Upon further investigation I think you won't find...

    Upon further investigation I think you won't find a Cold Steel Peacemaker III because Amazon and Smokey Mountain Knifeworks no longer have it.There's a disclaimer that the knife may expose one to...
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    My most used is a mini exacto type key chain...

    My most used is a mini exacto type key chain blade that came with my Caldera Cone from Trail Designs because I use it to open anything with a wrapper.

    But if you want a Real Knife that is not too...
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    Well Said Mr Buzzard! One point I would like to...

    Well Said Mr Buzzard! One point I would like to make is that a Real hunter makes a clean killing shot so the game animal does not have to suffer unnecessarily. The only way one can do that is to have...
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    Starting a dumpster fire was not my intent so I...

    Starting a dumpster fire was not my intent so I would like to move for closure.Thanks.
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    So I went bird hunting with some friends for...

    So I went bird hunting with some friends for quail.It was a guided hunt of course with bird dogs.I was more interested in not having an incident over some stupid quail like shooting a buddy "on the...
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