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    Step 1: Run through the washer on cold water with...

    Step 1: Run through the washer on cold water with no detergent and no fabric softener.
    Step 2: Put in dryer on low to no heat with tennis balls or an old pair of shoes. Dance to the rhythm of...
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    my escape plan

    my escape plan
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    hiked the entire AT in 2011 wearing only Keen's. ...

    hiked the entire AT in 2011 wearing only Keen's. Took me three progressively larger pair (averaging about 700 miles per pair) but all three hiked great out of the box with no break in time needed.
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    highly confident that i was going to make it. my...

    highly confident that i was going to make it. my commitment to myself was not to quit in the rain.
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    I planned out and balanced my food and had it...

    I planned out and balanced my food and had it maildropped for me for the first half of the trail. The second half of the trail i ditched the eating plan and ate whatever I could whenever I could. ...
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    CLP or another gun cleaner and lubricant will...

    CLP or another gun cleaner and lubricant will work to remove the corrosion and prevent corrosion.
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    this is way harder than a real thru. i broke my...

    this is way harder than a real thru. i broke my ankle, contracted giardia, got sprayed by 6 skunks, have windburn, have a constant sore back and feet, my gear keeps breaking, and i died because i...
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    its got lots of moving parts and exciting options...

    its got lots of moving parts and exciting options to fit the need of nearly anyone. does it come with an instructional on how to use it? i see me misplacing gear in it daily. I like the ingenuity...
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    Why should a woman receive any preferential or...

    Why should a woman receive any preferential or differential treatment? This is the 21st Century. We are all equal hikers and should be treated as such. I disagree with you OP. Everyone is an...
  10. roll a tennis ball under your feet each morning...

    roll a tennis ball under your feet each morning for five minutes or so and night to increase circulation, relieve foot stress, and stimulate the nerves to recover in the foot. hike with the tennis...
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    maybe he should partake in the paleo diet.

    maybe he should partake in the paleo diet.
  12. Thread: Paleo Diet

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    paleo people are all dead for a reason.

    paleo people are all dead for a reason.
  13. Thread: Closing threads

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    This thread is likely to get shutdown for being...

    This thread is likely to get shutdown for being argumentative. Drybones, it is hit or miss what topics are acceptable from day to day. I agree with you completely regarding this subject and the...
  14. Thread: bathing

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    You can not be serious with the question. Got to...

    You can not be serious with the question. Got to be trying to light a fire here for some reason. But i will give it a go. you dont know others bathing habits or health status. lets say a hiker...
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    whats your pack weight? -nobody cares how many...

    whats your pack weight? -nobody cares
    how many miles did you do? -nobody cares
    keep on keep'n on.
    maybe there will be trail magic at the road?
    you smell that?
    shut your phone alarm off!
    do you...
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    I have never had any problems anywhere that i...

    I have never had any problems anywhere that i have passed or parked. When i leave my truck i leave the doors unlocked. i would rather them take the whole truck instead of break the windows to find...
  17. Thread: Duct Tape

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    I buy the pre-rolled d-tape and keep it with my...

    I buy the pre-rolled d-tape and keep it with my medic kit. but i will be honest here, i have never used not even an inch of it to repair or bandage anything in 18 years of avid hiking. i have given...
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    I no longer plan in detail. I just throw stuff...

    I no longer plan in detail. I just throw stuff in a pack and go. I only replace gear when it absolutely must be retired. Instead of obsessing about the gear, i now think more of the trail. I am...
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    I agree the average ranger is much more...

    I agree the average ranger is much more physically fit than the average hiker, but the isolation of a hike is a fair trade imo. 35 pound pack for six miles a week- we got them beat

    There is way...
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    The two are not even remotely comparable. The AT...

    The two are not even remotely comparable. The AT is mind numbingly the same day in and day out. For the most part everyday a hiker knows what is going to happen and what is expected. For you folks...
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    Bold...very bold!

    Bold...very bold!
  22. Nothing. I finished my hike with what i started...

    Nothing. I finished my hike with what i started with. If you are properly prepared and fully know your gear and capabilities there is no reason to send anything home. take a walk up Springer from...
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    this thread should be shut down. too many...

    this thread should be shut down. too many inappropriate comments throughout. respect the family of the hiker, the SAR teams and law enforcement. mods should also be ashamed for their tolerance and...
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    Dog, what are you talking about? dont you know...

    Dog, what are you talking about? dont you know that this is WB land? I was under the understanding that everyone here was a thru-hiker or envious of the thru-hiker status. What other reason is...
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    You need to complete the hike within 356 days of...

    You need to complete the hike within 356 days of the start date of your section hike. You will not be a purist. And either way you will only qualify for the section hiker 2000 miler certificate and...
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