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    Oh geez, isn't one enough!?

    Oh geez, isn't one enough!?
  2. Thread: headlamp

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    I believe the new Spot-Lite...

    I believe the new Spot-Lite is the current similar model to the Black Diamond Ion. It looks like they did a good job of keeping the core idea and improving on the issues that didn't work well with...
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    Well Bill, it sounds like you have a job to do...

    Well Bill, it sounds like you have a job to do then. :-? ;)
  4. I'd look seriously at the Garmin Forerunner or...

    I'd look seriously at the Garmin Forerunner or even Garmin Fenix family of watches if you want reliable and well put together GPS watches. Personally, I use a non-GPS altimeter watch for winter...
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    Friggen brilliant!! Pick up a phone and ask the...

    Friggen brilliant!! Pick up a phone and ask the experts. Hmm.
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    Completely agree. I regularly sleep in my car...

    Completely agree. I regularly sleep in my car without issue.

    Hell I drove from Oregon to Massachusetts through Texas and Big Bend National Park last year in a Honda Fit (I'm 6'4") sleeping...
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    Remember, you kinda get what you pay for. ...

    Remember, you kinda get what you pay for. Silnylon is not completely water proof in the sense that as a tent floor with your body weight putting pressure on it, it will seep moisture. Higher...
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    Yeti Tundra coolers are rated as bear canisters...

    Yeti Tundra coolers are rated as bear canisters if they are padlocked shut.
    You can get them up to 312 L in size. Some even come with wheels.

    For backpacking bear cans, 10 to 12 L is the biggest...
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    I'm going to play a little devil's advocate here...

    I'm going to play a little devil's advocate here . . . because, basically I agree that the right gear will allow the most rewarding trip.

    Where and when you are planning your multi-week excursion...
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    It may be you're being unrealistic in your...

    It may be you're being unrealistic in your expectations and asking for the impossible, depending on what details matter to you in the end. There is the old adage from engineering about "cheap,...
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    The lightest weight ones I've found are the ones...

    The lightest weight ones I've found are the ones that come with our phones. But, if you want a multi-port charger, that's a different story.
  12. Actually, I think falling and heart attacks are...

    Actually, I think falling and heart attacks are the top two. But drowning is right up there close.


    Now, that depends on the time of day and the day of the year and where you're crossing it. ...
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    Oh, come off it you health food fad fanatics. I...

    Oh, come off it you health food fad fanatics. I suppose you don't eat cooked food or any form of food that has been developed with selective breeding?

    For what it's worth, there's no history of...
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    Can I volunteer for the relocation team? Maybe...

    Can I volunteer for the relocation team? Maybe we should make this into a movie script kinda like Surviving the Game but the "winner" gets gored by the bison or eaten by the bear in the end.
  15. Maybe completely unrelated, but, I've had issues...

    Maybe completely unrelated, but, I've had issues with my feet due to wearing calf length compression sleeves. In my experience, obviously not the same as many, many other people, I find compression...
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    If you're walking along a trail and that trail...

    If you're walking along a trail and that trail passes dangerously near a bison (or other dangerous animal for that matter), get the bleep off the trail and walk around it, or stop a safe distance...
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    If you really like the Juice. Take it. You...

    If you really like the Juice. Take it.
    You can always change your mind the next time if you find you don't use it in a way that justifies it weight.

    Like me, you may find you like it for some...
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    Oh, don't get me wrong. I think knowing calories...

    Oh, don't get me wrong. I think knowing calories per ounce of the foods we like is super handy. I love knowing what foods I can bulk up on to save weight - sora speak. Knowing the numbers is super...
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    Here is a well liked and ultra-light pot gripper...

    Here is a well liked and ultra-light pot gripper you may find useful and lighter than a pair of pliers - although not as multi-purpose. ;-)
    If you are traveling along or with a loved one, teeth work...
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    Ah, wallowing in hypocrisy. . . touche! That...

    Ah, wallowing in hypocrisy. . . touche!

    That being said, I was railing against debating over 1.5 vs. 2 lbs of food and the fundamental importance of specific food types. I'd like to suggest there...
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    If for no other reason, at least on colder...

    If for no other reason, at least on colder nights, I'd imagine that an 8 oz closed cell foam (CCF) sleeping pad would allow you to get buy with 8 oz less insulation on top of you. In planning for an...
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    Why not buy (or make) pre-cut salami, summer...

    Why not buy (or make) pre-cut salami, summer sausage, cheese and bear line, use your bandana as a pot grabber and avoid carrying cans.

    Then if you precut your leukotape and use ziploc bags for...
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    This thread is an interesting exercise in over...

    This thread is an interesting exercise in over analyzing something that is fundamentally NOT an analytical problem.

    1) Managing your diet with analytics can be super powerful and informative AFTER...
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    Okay, that being said, if you are trying to...

    Okay, that being said, if you are trying to section hike the whole of the PCT and want to start with this early spring section, that is a different matter and you would probably do well in several of...
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    Someplace other than along the PCT. PCT is a...

    Someplace other than along the PCT.

    PCT is a great spring/summer/fall trail. The parts that are accessible in March/April are more of the lowlights than the highlights of the trail. Pick a...
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