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  1. ^ this! As the Greek philosopher/poet Hesiod said...

    ^ this! As the Greek philosopher/poet Hesiod said around 700 BCE, "Observe due measure, moderation is best in all things". Or perhaps more timely, what Mother Traveler said once, "Don't eat too much...
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    I doubt anyone today could do what Muir was able...

    I doubt anyone today could do what Muir was able to accomplish in his day, history rightfully holds him as the "Father of the National Park System". He was well prepared for his short camping trip...
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    Fingers are not considered to be part of a...

    Fingers are not considered to be part of a balanced diet, even on the AT.
  4. Thread: hang tag 2021

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    Emerging COVID19 variants that have recently...

    Emerging COVID19 variants that have recently appeared and are spreading is of growing concern to science, never mind the stated goal of 70% of the population vaccinated for 'herd immunity' will be...
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    As an outside the lines thought, if you have not...

    As an outside the lines thought, if you have not tried a hammock yet, you may find this to be what you are looking for. If you are trail pals with someone using a hammock, see if you can trade off...
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    This is probably the best ending of the...

    This is probably the best ending of the paragraph. Ask at check in if the hotel minds if you use a butane stove in the room and respect their response.
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    Gotcha, thanks!

    Gotcha, thanks!
  8. Thread: Phone apps

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    I bring a picture of a stove boiling water on my...

    I bring a picture of a stove boiling water on my phone so I can save weight and leave the stove at home :sun
  9. FWIW - If using the pole for tent structural...

    FWIW - If using the pole for tent structural support, it may be better to use a hard grip like rubber or composite as opposed to cork. These are easier to wash off quickly to get food remains or salt...
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    Question of protocol here. Wouldn't quitting and...

    Question of protocol here. Wouldn't quitting and leaving the trail be end of a continuous run record of this type, or does the clock stop and start with the first step of each day regardless if there...
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    It would appear MA mandatory travel orders have...

    It would appear MA mandatory travel orders have been relaxed to advisory level across the board with except status provided to sectors of essential personnel and people who are vaccinated. Currently...
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    I've seen similar traits with cyclists. Good luck...

    I've seen similar traits with cyclists. Good luck with your trip!
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    Most hotels/motels forbid use of open flame...

    Most hotels/motels forbid use of open flame cooking (only allowing their own microwaves to be used), so there is an insurance and legal aspect that may want to be considered. I have seen hotels...
  14. Thats probably true, the first mini I had...

    Thats probably true, the first mini I had performed as you observed. Before I knew to try vinegar to unclog the filter (or any other methods) I figured I must have damaged it in the pack and...
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    I think this is all part of the ebb and flow of...

    I think this is all part of the ebb and flow of commerce overall. One business closes, one opens with new amenities, and so on. Kind of like the commerce history of interstate travel through rural...
  16. Thread: hang tag 2021

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    "What are you lookin' at" might be the...

    "What are you lookin' at" might be the appropriate message?
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    To the OP, welcome to White Blaze! It can take a...

    To the OP, welcome to White Blaze! It can take a while on the Board to figure one's way around and the rich cast of characters that appear here.

    To your issue regarding section hikers, I tend to...
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    You have stated being new to backpacking per se,...

    You have stated being new to backpacking per se, which like other pursuits has its own terminology, phrases and twisted word use, akin to cycling terms like "Granny Gears", or "wheel sucking". The...
  19. I'm not sure how much time the Sawyer Mini...

    I'm not sure how much time the Sawyer Mini filters a liter of water as compared with a Squeeze (or other filters), however I've not found the "wait" to be all that noticeable or a hardship on a solo...
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    FWIW, I have used Deet (100%) for a number of...

    FWIW, I have used Deet (100%) for a number of years which seems to have worked well over a few thousand miles overall. I will use Permethrin on trail clothing (shorts, pants (or convertibles), socks,...
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    Elitism exists most everywhere, one either...

    Elitism exists most everywhere, one either succumbs to it or rises above it.
  22. Thread: Riddle time

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    "Which one's Pink?"

    "Which one's Pink?"
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    For the cost of a new trowel, it may be...

    For the cost of a new trowel, it may be worthwhile to cut teeth into your trowel with a Dremel tool (or file them in as an "in-camp" chore) and see how they work. My guess is the experiment will...
  24. Thread: AT Bag Tag

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    However you'd like to display it I think is fair...

    However you'd like to display it I think is fair game.
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    "hold my beer while I see if these mushrooms are...

    "hold my beer while I see if these mushrooms are edible"
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