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    How boring would these forums be if we all...

    How boring would these forums be if we all thought the same?

    As for TYOT, I was using a bear canister in Denali National Part in 1988 and 1989. A whole lot more than 10 years ago.

    I've slept...
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    When the most feared pest changed from a mouse to...

    When the most feared pest changed from a mouse to a bear.



    I'm thinking canisters are a responsible PART of the futures, not unlike the present. To think there is, or ever will be, a...
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    With my experience, it's not so much the high...

    With my experience, it's not so much the high output as the output around and up the sides of the stove. So, a higher output burner with a narrower spot of heat in the middle of the bottom of the...
  4. I assume you are referring to the Mid State Trail...

    I assume you are referring to the Mid State Trail of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts or somewhere else?

    I'd recommend you figure out where you'll be most likely to resupply and make a few phone calls.
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    For what it's worth, and it may not pertain to...

    For what it's worth, and it may not pertain to you, but, most people are asymmetrical and/or misaligned in one way or another. Many of us have persistent pain and injury issues associated with those...
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    I think that's something that varies depending on...

    I think that's something that varies depending on who's jurisdiction the land you are in is under:

    Some places it's illegal.
    Some places it's not a problem and the most reasonable thing to do....
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    It's funny I haven't thought of it this way...

    It's funny I haven't thought of it this way before. But, I think you speak some truth.

    I think I disagree that slowing down and fully immersing one's self into the experience is more important or...
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    No. The minimo has a better pot shape and a...

    No. The minimo has a better pot shape and a pressure regulated burner that works better in the cold and simmers.
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    I don't know where you may think I'm coming from...

    I don't know where you may think I'm coming from 10-K, but at no point is there a suggestion that navigation in low to zero visibility is easy, doesn't require practice or even always works. You...
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    For about 50 years of living and playing outside,...

    For about 50 years of living and playing outside, I have always drunk from streams without treating water and have never been diagnosed with an associated water born illness.

    That being said, with...
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    I actually use tarps primarily because I prefer...

    I actually use tarps primarily because I prefer the openness of them where I feel more a part of the world around me instead of isolated from it.
    Second, I use tarps because they are exceptionally...
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    Well, it looks like the OP is wondering about...

    Well, it looks like the OP is wondering about simple winter navigation under what they're hoping is pretty tame weather conditions. And, I think there was a lot of and a pretty thorough list of...
  13. Sometimes that annoying. Most times it pretty...

    Sometimes that annoying. Most times it pretty manageable. If you are going to be in soft terrain much, you can get a cloth base along the lines of this that can help with the sinking problem.
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    Madison is good that way in the winter. On a...

    Madison is good that way in the winter. On a climb a couple years ago we got into some pretty dense blowing snow and cloud between the hut and the summit (probably 50 ft visibility for some...
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    For people that are not accustomed to navigating...

    For people that are not accustomed to navigating while hiking/climbing/backpacking in foul conditions it's easy to forget that some of the most helpful topographical information is always right at...
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    Traveler, GREAT list of winter navigational aids!...

    Traveler, GREAT list of winter navigational aids! I use them all, all the time. That being said, maybe because of my propensity to be out hiking trails that haven't been broken out yet, in New...
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    Without a doubt, the most used part of my...

    Without a doubt, the most used part of my first-aid kit is the packet of hammer gel (not Gu) that I keep in their. The stories I can tell about what a little of the right mix of maltodextrin can do...
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    I didn't comment on this the last time you were...

    I didn't comment on this the last time you were suggesting it. I think you have a good point, in that the heat from a warm beverage shouldn't be taken as the great panacea for hypothermia that it...
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    Winter's a great time to tune your navigation...

    Winter's a great time to tune your navigation skills. Also, outside of the eastern United States, trail blazes are rarely used. Trails are followed by GPS, map & compass and lots of just plane dead...
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    And visa-versa. That statement sounds like the...

    And visa-versa. That statement sounds like the kids I grew up with that preferred chlorinated water because it was what they were used to. Hey, it seems to have worked fine for them even if it...
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    I like my Steripen quite a bit. My favorite use...

    I like my Steripen quite a bit. My favorite use for it is hiking in areas where there is plenty of water, so I don't carry any water with me and just stop, fill up my 0.5 liter cup with water, stir...
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    10-K you are a sage. I think this sums it up...

    10-K you are a sage. I think this sums it up quite nicely.

    There are many effective solutions to most of our backpacking needs. There is no one best solution as was requested by the OP.
    ...
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    Sorry for the thread drift. I think you...

    Sorry for the thread drift.

    I think you should buy an REI Trail Hut 2, Half Dome 2, or Quarter Dome 2, depending on your budget. Then, you can throw away the footprint if the one you choose...
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    Thanks for the credit. I also think this is a...

    Thanks for the credit. I also think this is a good example of people not have good examples to see and follow. The tarp pitches I use most often are way easier and faster to pitch than any tent;...
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    I rarely see tarps used by backpackers anywhere. ...

    I rarely see tarps used by backpackers anywhere. But, they pitch and protect just fine above tree line, on sand, on snow, and in blowing rain (as noted before, tents can be a nice reprieve from...
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