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    Perfectly stated, to which I can only add there...

    Perfectly stated, to which I can only add there are few things more frustrating dealing with a cranky stove system on a dark, cold, rainy evening that won't light or cannot get a meal prepared. My...
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    Having followed your marvelous trip photo essays...

    Having followed your marvelous trip photo essays I will leave the first part alone :rolleyes:

    The OP claims to be a Sawyer, a certificated skillset through a State agency (or approved vendor)...
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    Keen boots have a line of steel toe boots that...

    Keen boots have a line of steel toe boots that have all the wear, traction, and protective qualities of a good, tall hiking boot. They run a little wide overall and in the toe box usually, but it's...
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    MDD brings up a good idea, opening a new savings...

    MDD brings up a good idea, opening a new savings account like a Xmas Club specifically for a long distance hike can be very helpful. You can get a short term savings plan via a Xmas Club account from...
  5. The torqued side of the bridge with the walk way...

    The torqued side of the bridge with the walk way hanger shown in the video is not a great indicator that there is no structural damage. It's hard to say what the railroad and NTSB have determined...
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    Keep in mind these are "wheeled vehicles" and not...

    Keep in mind these are "wheeled vehicles" and not allowed in designated wilderness areas and where prohibited in State lands around the US. I do not believe the AT allows any wheeled vehicles or...
  7. Thread: Base weight

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    Thats a great question, base weight has been a...

    Thats a great question, base weight has been a conversational/debating point for years. Base weight is commonly considered to be all the stuff in a pack without food and water. Base weight is...
  8. Perspective. To someone from Johnson County,...

    Perspective. To someone from Johnson County, Kansas who has not worked hard to achieve altitude for a view, it would be a gorgeous view. To someone from Breckenridge Colorado who hikes in the San...
  9. Thread: Low tech.

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    Its always something......

    Its always something......
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    Sorry, for some reason my mapping system shows...

    Sorry, for some reason my mapping system shows two Franklins in NC, one in the western part of the State, the other just north of Raleigh.
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    Head nets are similar from what I have seen and...

    Head nets are similar from what I have seen and experienced. I did have some issues with getting bitten through the net on the back of my neck until I started wearing a wide brimmed hat under the net...
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    Raleigh isn't too far from Franklin, Outdoor 76...

    Raleigh isn't too far from Franklin, Outdoor 76 is located there and may be a retail source that can hit your foot size.
  13. The forum world equivalent of twerking in...

    The forum world equivalent of twerking in speedos.....
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    Surveyors (flagging) tape is commonly used for...

    Surveyors (flagging) tape is commonly used for trail maintenance, when I was more involved in this kind of work it was the marking mechanism of choice. Typically it is used to bracket a section of...
  15. Thread: Rain pants

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    +1 Mid summer in the mountains when the daytime...

    +1 Mid summer in the mountains when the daytime temperature hover between 45 and 50 degrees, a steady breeze of 15 - 20 mph, and a light drizzle/mist will quickly be uncomfortable and will...
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    +1 - There are not many public lands (State...

    +1 - There are not many public lands (State Parks/Preserves/Forests) the AT passes through in CT.

    A good example of public land confusion is the Riga Plateau in northwest CT, arguably one of the...
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    Mister Floyd probably has the best remedy. You...

    Mister Floyd probably has the best remedy. You purchased the boots at REI, after 30+ miles they do not fit properly, which may indicate problems for the life of the boot and should be returned before...
  18. Good point, which in my view is covered by the...

    Good point, which in my view is covered by the elasticity of the regulatory language used in most of the regulations I saw, which allows campers and law enforcement flexibility either way. I would...
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    "Yes Alice you need to carry my orange so I can...

    "Yes Alice you need to carry my orange so I can carry the stove comfortably"

    "Gee, that will make me very tired and unable to participate in any non-hiking activities like skinny dipping...
  20. Interesting nit to pick, what defines a camping...

    Interesting nit to pick, what defines a camping unit. Having some time on my hands, I took a walk through the regulator landscape in search of a definition. A "Camping Unit" is a legal definition...
  21. It's a pretty complex process with a lot of...

    It's a pretty complex process with a lot of moving parts that have to be addressed prior to engaging contractors who will do the actual rebuilding. Financial responsibility alone may become a...
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    With 30-miles or so of use that should be enough...

    With 30-miles or so of use that should be enough to break in most any boot, there may have a more basic issue related to their discomfort. I presumed and should have asked if the new boots are a size...
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    Apologies for nabbing the wrong text to quote...

    Apologies for nabbing the wrong text to quote :datz
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    Some retailers may have leather stretching...

    Some retailers may have leather stretching equipment that may be able to stretch the leather over the toes (very annoying issue). Eastern Mountain Sports used to have this equipment in some of their...
  25. Hmm, this Makers Mark doesn't perform well in the...

    Hmm, this Makers Mark doesn't perform well in the stove. I wonder what I can do with this stuff now......
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