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    On a separate line of thought, it occurred to me...

    On a separate line of thought, it occurred to me my new ride has outlets and I could probably use my Instant Pot in the field without a generator or whenever my power at my home might fail. It's a...
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    No, I'm not looking for a pressure cooker or a...

    No, I'm not looking for a pressure cooker or a light-weight pressure cooker. This thread is not about what I need or can do without because I'm trying to cut weight.

    I am the kind of person who...
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    MSR Whisperlite + Instant Pot?

    OK, so it's been forever since I posted. Today I have an idea I want to share with WhiteBlaze's DIY gearheads. Not the ultralight freaks, but the regular peeps who like to be prepared for whatever...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8-_6G58BRo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8-_6G58BRo
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    Canada's National Bird?

    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/09/03/canadians-pick-common-loon-as-their-favourite-to-become-national-bird.html
  6. Thread: Pollinators

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    It pleased emerald to read this thread today.

    It pleased emerald to read this thread today.
  7. Since I no longer visit WhiteBlaze regularly, I...

    Since I no longer visit WhiteBlaze regularly, I missed the opportunity to reply in a timely manner. Although my previous post is likely too late to be useful to the individual(s) requesting...
  8. Do not rely upon finding water near the A.T. on...

    Do not rely upon finding water near the A.T. on the section specified at this time of year. The only reliable water is well down Sand Spring Trail and at both ends of this section.

    Stay at Port...
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    Is the last post a serious post or a troll? If...

    Is the last post a serious post or a troll? If so, I'm not biting or explaining. Spring for a guide book.

    http://www.appalachiantrail.org
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    Berks County, PA

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary sent their staff home early yesterday as it was unclear how high Little Schuylkill River would crest at Drehersville. Don't know if Schuylkill River has crested yet or not.
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  11. Thread: PA water 2011

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    No need for the sarcasm. I don't know how the...

    No need for the sarcasm. I don't know how the best possible report would have been of much use weeks before your planned activity.

    July often is the wettest month in Berks County, but other months...
  12. Thread: PA water 2011

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    Allentown Hiking Club Shelter springs

    Conditions now wouldn't necessarily provide any indication what they may be in two weeks.
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    I live less than 20 miles from most A.T. points...

    I live less than 20 miles from most A.T. points in Berks County. Rain in the amount of 3.02 inches and a top wind speed of 48 mph was reported at Reading Regional Airport.

    Locations east of Berks...
  14. Some of these backcountry sites are located on...

    Some of these backcountry sites are located on the A.T. and you are reading an A.T. forum. I'm questioning the relevance of discussing non-A.T.-related issues here. You seem to be focusing upon...
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    There are at least two other threads active today...

    There are at least two other threads active today on this topic that contain additional information related to Hurricane Irene, one of which includes information about its expected track.

    I added...
  16. Thread: Fishing

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    Keep in mind the A.T. east of Swatara Gap runs...

    Keep in mind the A.T. east of Swatara Gap runs atop Kittatinny Ridge 1000 feet more or less above the valley floor below. The only fishing opportunities are where it drops into the water gaps which...
  17. Those activities for the most part are not...

    Those activities for the most part are not A.T.-related and do not bear upon A.T. issues to be addressed by the proposal being discussed. If you believe additional user fees might be helpful in...
  18. Thread: Fishing

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    There are no places to fish on the section...

    There are no places to fish on the section mentioned. This time of the year, hikers do well to find drinking water.

    Farther west, Swatara Creek and Susquehanna River offer fishing opportunities. ...
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    Hurricane Irene information

    Google Crisis Response provides a map of the expected storm's track and links to official information including NOAA's National Hurricane Center website.

    NWS Mt. Holly, NJ Watches, Warnings &...
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    I was interested primarily in knowing how many...

    I was interested primarily in knowing how many hikers use the A.T. annually and how many through hikers in particular. The number of through hikers could be determined by counting the number of...
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    Please don't do that unless you wish to donate...

    Please don't do that unless you wish to donate them to hiking club members.
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    I'm glad you posted what you did. I wish they'd...

    I'm glad you posted what you did. I wish they'd get rid of them, but that's easier said than done.
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    Books for A.T Hikers

    Living on the Wind

    Wilderness and the American Mind
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    I understood you perfectly and you know it.

    I understood you perfectly and you know it.
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    Maybe to hikers. Otherwise, I say BS.

    Maybe to hikers. Otherwise, I say BS.
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