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    My hands sweat when I hike, rendering water proof...

    My hands sweat when I hike, rendering water proof gloves or mittens into useless wet masses of material due to the relatively limited internal wicking properties they have. I found a solution to this...
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    Heck of an accomplishment, good job!

    Heck of an accomplishment, good job!
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    As with most things there's a history to the...

    As with most things there's a history to the AWITW movie. The book was an auto-biography of Bryson's attempt to thru hike the AT, and like most thru attempts he did not complete it. Along the way...
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    FWIW, I have always favored rolling, packing, or...

    FWIW, I have always favored rolling, packing, or stacking anything on the pack should be done to shed water off the rear of the pack.
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    Most campfires are for socializing and ambiance...

    Most campfires are for socializing and ambiance (unless you are camped immediately downwind from a smokey fire) as opposed to being used for camp chores like cooking. They can be nice and lead to...
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    FWIW, wear patterns, as Slo-Goen points out,...

    FWIW, wear patterns, as Slo-Goen points out, depend a lot on what surfaces one is hiking on. For example, you can expect to get more wear from a given shoe on soft dirt tread way without a pack...
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    Years ago I learned to carry a "tinder" bag as...

    Years ago I learned to carry a "tinder" bag as part of my kit. During the day as I find various dry material I collect it and have plenty of fire starting tinder when needed. Preparing larger pieces...
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    For the very best in failsafe communication when...

    For the very best in failsafe communication when navigating the back country:

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    Did you know Archie or Jughead?

    Did you know Archie or Jughead?
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    Levon Otrace - "winner of the 1963 Wisconsin...

    Levon Otrace - "winner of the 1963 Wisconsin Cottage Cheese Spitting Festival" was the clue
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    Gotcha, and I understand your point. It's a...

    Gotcha, and I understand your point. It's a frequent discussion worth having.

    I worked in volunteer trail maintenance a long time and sat in on a few shelter repair, relocate, or remove...
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    I would disagree with banishing shelters...

    I would disagree with banishing shelters completely, though would agree as shelters near roads fall into disrepair or become an demonstrated attractive nuisance by locals, they be relocated at least...
  13. Thread: Snake Gaiters

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    It's been a while since I was involved with SAR...

    It's been a while since I was involved with SAR and management protocols of snake bite may have changed a bit, but many of the treatments for snake bites learned then remain true as far as I know. To...
  14. Thread: Snake Gaiters

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    I should have stated that differently, those I...

    I should have stated that differently, those I know who were struck were wearing snake protection equipment (snake guards/gaiters or chaps) and avoided injury. There were no injuries beyond perhaps...
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    If there's a doubt, there is no doubt. If the...

    If there's a doubt, there is no doubt. If the snake gaiters don't interfere and provide a level of protection that eases concern I would wear them.

    I have on several occasions run into timber...
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    I'm sure the next person that dog bites will be...

    I'm sure the next person that dog bites will be assured the dog has had its shots too.
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    Having been involved with SAR/R operations in the...

    Having been involved with SAR/R operations in the past I cannot see a circumstance the incident commander would allow someone suffering from a serious concussion coupled with severe dehydration being...
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    Always a miserable problem with drunks or large...

    Always a miserable problem with drunks or large groups of young adults never having left home before. I have had this happen a few times over the years, though you can't get lost sleep back, you can...
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    His aristocratic British accent completes that...

    His aristocratic British accent completes that look as well.
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    Haha! Always loved that bit.

    Haha! Always loved that bit.
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    46826 We have a union, see my Steward with...

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    We have a union, see my Steward with complaints
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    Just saw the weather radar, snow all over the higher elevations from the Whites into Katahdin. Good call on the trails, I wonder how many got caught in this event and are hunkered down without...
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    Sorry to hear of the dog bite, if not for the...

    Sorry to hear of the dog bite, if not for the wound (which looks painful) and potential complications, but for the uneasy feeling that will present itself in similar circumstances from now on. FWIW,...
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    My point was more directed at Tipi who carries...

    My point was more directed at Tipi who carries perhaps one the heaviest pack known in the backpacking world and would require different sacks separation due to the volume of it. As you point out...
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    An independent insurance agent can probably help...

    An independent insurance agent can probably help find policies that would work, though they may be more pricey than employer sponsored insurance.
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