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  1. a distraction of smartphones

    a distraction of smartphones
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    I live very close to the line that divides...

    I live very close to the line that divides eastern time and central time. Some time back I was to meet a trailbuilding crew for volunteer work, and I got the time zones and meeting time mixed up and...
  3. While I get your "ought" vs. "is" distinction...

    While I get your "ought" vs. "is" distinction inherent in your question, you add the opinion that "oughts" are "not relevant and of no help to the hiking community." I, and I expect many others,...
  4. from earlier thread - slo-go'en, you wrote, ...

    from earlier thread - slo-go'en, you wrote,



    Where did you get the information that the virus does not survive long on fabric? You mentioned fleece gloves. Do you mean polyester fleece? Then...
  5. Sure it will! Are you banned yet? Intelligent...

    Sure it will! Are you banned yet?
    Intelligent dissent is especially helpful. It may help us think more critically. But just saying it's a scare or over-hyped, etc., that's pretty lazy dissent. In...
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    Maybe, maybe not. WV was the last state to know...

    Maybe, maybe not. WV was the last state to know they had a case. There hasn't been much testing. Only 84 tests run in WV as of yesterday per Sen. Joe Manchin.
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    Field Test

    Went near-backcountry over the past weekend and found that the the double-wall Fancy Feast stove sharply outperformed my "Super Cat" (which, IIRC, is the name for the side-burning, single-walled cat...
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    Update

    Just an update.

    After getting the steel inner can cut, filed, and so forth, I tried it with paper towel as wick (as demonstrated by Hiram in a video) rather than tear into the carbon felt* right...
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    Thanks for the thoughts, Zelph. You are...

    Thanks for the thoughts, Zelph. You are definitely more expert than me on these things, but it seems to me that the pots in those two pictures above are so different in size that the the flame...
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    I've seen Shug get his alcohol stoves going in...

    I've seen Shug get his alcohol stoves going in startlingly cold weather too. I suspect one thing that really helps is not having the cold pot of water right on the stove as with the Super Cat (if I...
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    Dead on, Deadeye. Who doesn't like playing with...

    Dead on, Deadeye. Who doesn't like playing with fire? ha ha. And yes, I noticed that too about raising or lowering the pot. In fact, with a handled Al pot, the handle sort of acts like a temperature...
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    I'm guessing you can't really efficiently use a...

    I'm guessing you can't really efficiently use a cat food can stove with a separate pot stand since the alcohol won't pressurize?

    Just came across this video which covered a couple things I...
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    Thanks, V Eight ... I wonder if the difference in...

    Thanks, V Eight ... I wonder if the difference in our experiences is more in the priming or the fact that you're using a 6" pot.

    6" is quite a bit wider than my pots, which, shape-wise, could be...
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    Troubleshooting Cat Stove - pls help

    Disappointing performance with fancy feast stove (just the can and holes) this past weekend in 40F weather, minimal wind (about 0-3 mph). Setup is:

    - stove insulated from cold ground via wood, and...
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    It looked like they tried to design the 2P one to...

    It looked like they tried to design the 2P one to be held up with just one vertical pole, yet avoid being lopsided like the lunar solo. Somehow that pole holds up a horizontal roof-spreading piece...
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    Saw them today. 74% cotton ... not for me.

    Saw them today. 74% cotton ... not for me.
  17. Thread: Low tech.

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    I say there should be MORE violins on television!

    I say there should be MORE violins on television!
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    I believe EN Ratings are standardized, and the...

    I believe EN Ratings are standardized, and the terminology upthread (comfort, lower limit, extreme, and "standard woman") are all terms defined in EN 13537 ratings. Therefore my reply was predicated...
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    Those ratings must be taken in context - there...

    Those ratings must be taken in context - there are a lot of assumptions behind them, such as how much insulation you have in the sleeping pad beneath you, what you are wearing as PJs, and the...
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    There are times when my lower back soreness and...

    There are times when my lower back soreness and countertop height at home make me feel like I'm eleven feet tall. But I am just 6'1" (barefoot). True, I don't hike barefoot so maybe your estimate is...
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    That is true, I have not. Rock climbing is...

    That is true, I have not.

    Rock climbing is very popular in this area, and trails often involve rock hopping and sometimes boulder-hopping. But I'd never previously seen a blazed trail go up a...
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    One common roadwalk toward the western perimeter...

    One common roadwalk toward the western perimeter trails will take you past the equestrian center and an area where goats are kept. Here are some goats that were tasked last fall with cleaning up the...
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    Sewanee Hiking Trails

    Yesterday I finished the last of the 10 (or 11?) defined hiking trails at The University of the South, also known as Sewanee, a small liberal arts college in TN, almost midway between Nashville and...
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    Temp Range for Fiberglass Poles

    I had a new-ish car camping tent more-or-less fall into my lap, and it has fiberglass poles. I'd like to make some use of it, and save wear and tear on my backpacking tent, esp. when I'm at...
  25. Thread: Lunches

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    I used to think I liked dates until I brought...

    I used to think I liked dates until I brought back a bunch of protein-bar based snacks from a business meeting afternoon break room kind of thing. The leftovers were about to be tossed (or hopefully...
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