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    Rubber tips don't last long.

    Rubber tips don't last long.
  2. I'm in the no footprint camp. It has been my...

    I'm in the no footprint camp. It has been my experience is that your tent will be damp most morning, footprint, no footprint, same with the sleeping bag. You release moisture into your tent and...
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    I was practicing back country short field...

    I was practicing back country short field landing. Climb to 500', cut power, full flaps, land in under 1,000'. Repeat.
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    They will think you are a bird watcher or kayaker!

    They will think you are a bird watcher or kayaker!
  5. Folks who are afraid should stay home.

    Folks who are afraid should stay home.
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    I flew around the pattern shooting touch and goes...

    I flew around the pattern shooting touch and goes in my little RV-4 following a Navy King Air with a student pilot. Yesterday I saw a snake catch a gecko in my hangar.
  7. Thread: Trowel test

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    I don't spend an hour taking a dump and then...

    I don't spend an hour taking a dump and then making poo soup but it is unlike you will ever find where I did my business.
  8. Thread: Trail Alert

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    I don't find it strange at all.

    I don't find it strange at all.
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    Poll: I hiked the AT, every inch. I don't need a...

    I hiked the AT, every inch. I don't need a certificate to prove it.
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    I saw a momma coon and her babies in the wheel...

    I saw a momma coon and her babies in the wheel well of a Beechcraft Bonanza. Nobody would volunteer to reach in a pull he out.
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    I read it years ago. It is why helmets are...

    I read it years ago. It is why helmets are required in motor racing. Another factoid I can't provide a source for is that most car fatalities are from head injuries. Whether it is 45% or 55% wearing...
  12. Likely 500,000 - 600-000 deaths will be...

    Likely 500,000 - 600-000 deaths will be attributed to Covid-19 this year if the death rate is anywhere the near rate in New York City, 19,000/8,400,000. Like the flu, this virus will spread in spite...
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    How 'bout a helmet? Wearing a helmet while...

    How 'bout a helmet? Wearing a helmet while driving a car would cut fatalities in auto crashes in half, that would be around 20k/year in the U.S. alone. After all, seat belts started out as a racing...
  14. We could save around 40,000 American lives a year...

    We could save around 40,000 American lives a year by shutting down the highways.
  15. I broke out my pocket copy of the constitution...

    I broke out my pocket copy of the constitution and was trying to figure out where the federal government was given power to handle "situations" like this. Stumbled on this, "\
    The powers not...
  16. Haven't really dodge the bullet. This Covid-19 is...

    Haven't really dodge the bullet. This Covid-19 is just getting rolling. Everyone will eventually be exposed and 15 - 20% will come down with it. About half of those will never know they have it. This...
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    Depends on location. I think I treated water...

    Depends on location. I think I treated water twice on my thru, once at a beaver pond and once at a good sized river near population. Used bleach both times.
  18. Thread: Trowel test

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    You can pick up a collection of trowels to test...

    You can pick up a collection of trowels to test along the first 100 miles of the trail.
  19. Social distancing will do nothing but slow the...

    Social distancing will do nothing but slow the spread. Everyone but the crew of the space station and the guy sailing alone in the Pacific will be exposed.
  20. We have a little to go on. The Spanish flu...

    We have a little to go on. The Spanish flu infected around 25%. We can guess that just about everyone was exposed. On the Diamond Princess cruise ship we can assume everyone was exposed in the two...
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    I flew the RV-4 from Bishop to Edinburg about 100...

    I flew the RV-4 from Bishop to Edinburg about 100 miles, took me 30 minutes. Had a little bit of a tail wind and a ground speed of 215 mph.
    Had another RV owner help my change brake pads.
  22. Hubba Hubba is a little more freestanding than...

    Hubba Hubba is a little more freestanding than the Fly Creek 1 and a little heavier but side entrance. I have been able to use them both not staked out.
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    Camel up when you hit water and carry a 1 liter...

    Camel up when you hit water and carry a 1 liter Gatoraid bottle full. I carry 2 Gatoraid and 3 liter platpus and fill them up before last stop at night.
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    On he Diamond Princess 3,700 people were exposed,...

    On he Diamond Princess 3,700 people were exposed, 712 infected and 7 died or about 20% infected 0.2% dead, probably about as worse case scenario as you could get, so 62,000 dead. Ordinary flu around...
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    Don't around 4,000,000 folks die in the U.S....

    Don't around 4,000,000 folks die in the U.S. every year?
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