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    Yes! I have a friend who started eating low carb...

    Yes! I have a friend who started eating low carb by following Wheat Belly after his doctor wanted him to start getting insulin injections because the other meds were "not working." He lost 40 lbs in...
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    :D I guess I deserved that

    :D
    I guess I deserved that
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    Not necessarily. When batteries are low, they...

    Not necessarily. When batteries are low, they charge quickest. As they get "fuller" the charging slows. Also, rate of charge depends on the "technology" of the battery. You MAY be able to compare 2...
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    I always had problems with aquamira on hikes. I...

    I always had problems with aquamira on hikes. I like to "camel up" when at a source and having to wait 20 minutes while the aquamira does it's thing seems like a waste of time to me. I prefer to...
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    disregard. I found it

    disregard. I found it
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    FKT website

    Did it move? Can someone provide a link?
  7. Keto/Low carb friendly trail ready foods

    Sure I know all about nuts and seeds. I eat very low carb (usually) and have been freeze drying my own backpacking meals and they are great. Today I found a new "wheat belly compliant" snack that...
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    I need a hard copy to satisfy my tactile needs....

    I need a hard copy to satisfy my tactile needs. (that and making notes - and yes, I know you can do that in kindle)
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    LOL. He's got "soft orders" for Fort Carson. I...

    LOL. He's got "soft orders" for Fort Carson. I ordered "Guide to Colorado Mountains" and of course "Colorado 14er Disasters" because I have developed a habit of reading about the bad outcomes some...
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    Possibly? ...

    Possibly?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2017/10/26/an-82-year-old-man-hiked-the-entire-appalachian-trail-then-he-danced-a-jig/
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    Anticipation

    Anyone else get a great sense of anticipation when you have ordered something for a hike and you are just waiting for it to show up even if the hike is "a ways off?" I just ordered some trail books...
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    For some reason people expect prices on the...

    For some reason people expect prices on the trail, to do the trail, should be frozen in time. I have been reading for years about the $1-$2 per mile rule. Seriously. But that "rule" started out...
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    MiniMo vs Zip

    Anyone have and used both? I know the zip is 2.4 (or is it 2.6oz?) less than the 'Mo. How does fuel consumption compare? Speed of heating water? Packability any different?

    I own the 'Mo and love...
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    I can't remember the last time I saw a payphone.

    I can't remember the last time I saw a payphone.
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    Good point! I often do this with my credit card...

    Good point! I often do this with my credit card when I am doing long driving trips. If you have bought a plane ticket, believe it or not, credit card companies will often "know" you are traveling. I...
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    great point! I do that as well. I also bring...

    great point! I do that as well. I also bring small clippers if I intend to be out a few weeks.
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    Ah ha! Now we are talking! ANd someone...

    Ah ha! Now we are talking!

    ANd someone mentioned an app. I might do that as well but I really like to explore without technology as much as possible. But I may have to add the app just so that...
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    :eek:LOL That's a pretty extensive list of...

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    That's a pretty extensive list of books. Thanks. :D

    I don't expect to be able to identify everything but I do really like to identify the most common plants along the trail. Heck, even...
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    This guide? ...

    This guide?

    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/shuttles-2016.php
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    I think for some people a thru hike is a "bucket...

    I think for some people a thru hike is a "bucket list item" but not part of a larger passion. How many people have you seen (or read about) who never backpacked a day in their lives and yet they set...
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    Looking for a book

    I am looking for a book, preferably something small enough for day hikes. (ok, guess that means it doesn't need to be all that small) I want the book to help me identify plants common to the...
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    I agree very much with this. Some people are too...

    I agree very much with this. Some people are too scared to be alone in their thoughts. I feel for them. Knowing what I know about depression I would guess that most who suffer with it are afraid to...
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    Similar to what you do. I started from the very...

    Similar to what you do. I started from the very beginning making a list of everything I actually have in my pack for every trip and that way I can decide if something gets left behind because it's...
  24. WHY NOT?! That's what all the dog threads become!...

    WHY NOT?! That's what all the dog threads become! :D
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    I also have an issue with "buds" falling out of...

    I also have an issue with "buds" falling out of my ears. I have and use these all the time.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0892DX3KH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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