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    +1 on the 4-H Center. Parked there last Spring. ...

    +1 on the 4-H Center. Parked there last Spring. Staff is super nice, and can't beat the price for a 24-hour secure lot. See other thread about break-ins at the US522 lot.
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    The sizing is dubious. You can be carrying a...

    The sizing is dubious. You can be carrying a daypack full of lead bricks and Frogg Toggs would have you believe you need a large pack cover. With a 65+ pack, the volume would make me believe a...
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    The safest cache would be in a U.S. Post Office. ...

    The safest cache would be in a U.S. Post Office. Winged Monkey is correct, you would have to hang the buckets, but that's also known as 'bear fishing'. Even if you used Bearicade, Bearvault, or...
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    And recently - Vitamin E. I remember reading 30%...

    And recently - Vitamin E. I remember reading 30% increased risk of prostate cancer. Haven't read how it affects the ladies.
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    Food coop. I had to read that twice. ;-)

    Food coop. I had to read that twice. ;-)
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    Yep. My dad was a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman...

    Yep. My dad was a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1/C attached to 7th Regiment, 1st MARDIV, stuck in Hagaru-Ri. He said it sucked.
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    The U.S. Marines who advanced out of the Chosin...

    The U.S. Marines who advanced out of the Chosin Reservoir (North Korea, Korean Conflict, 1950-1953) in November-December 1950 had to withstand sub-zero temperatures, often less than -20F. The...
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    Elkton, on the west side of Swift Run Gap (US...

    Elkton, on the west side of Swift Run Gap (US 33), is another place to resupply. Quick hitch down and back.
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    Pumping water into the bladder, what you were...

    Pumping water into the bladder, what you were doing before, used the motive force of the filter pump to push the water up and into the bladder. The shaker siphon tube you're talking about doesn't...
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    How long have you been shooting .22 short in your...

    How long have you been shooting .22 short in your Beretta? Just the one round in the tip-up tube? I wouldn't think there would be enough recoil to cycle the action. [But of course, you were telling...
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    Re-purpose those containers

    If you have the dollars to purchase those expensive dry sacks from Sea-to-Summit (ultra-sil, ripstop, hypalon, etc.), don't throw away the long plastic containers they're packaged in. The little...
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    It's true... You will have all kinds of springs...

    It's true... You will have all kinds of springs and streams to use for your water supply in the southern AT. And there is no danger to humans from the minute change in acidity in precipitation in...
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    Not speculation, more like a guess. Captain Blue...

    Not speculation, more like a guess. Captain Blue is right, insurance is based on risk of loss, not the cost of the structure. I own a remote cabin with wood stoves and fireplaces; my premium is...
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    Tough conditions for SOBOs in SNP on 11/17

    I was on a short section hike southbound ending at Skyland. Tough day - gale force winds, temperatures dropping into low 20s and high teens, sideways sleet and snow. And Mary's Rock, the Pinnacles,...
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    Minimal calorie hiking diet. Isn't that an...

    Minimal calorie hiking diet. Isn't that an oxymoron? Or maybe a nonsequitur.
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    After a week or two on the trail, you'll be...

    After a week or two on the trail, you'll be sleeping like a baby.
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    Let's see... felony fraud; taxpayer money, not...

    Let's see... felony fraud; taxpayer money, not his; floating the economy - more likely his kidneys at stops in towns. Sounds more like a lifestyle than a hike. No age distinction in this picture....
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    Yeah, that old roof had to go. Certainly...

    Yeah, that old roof had to go. Certainly contributed to the creepiness.
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    She's 25 - old enough to fight, vote, and make...

    She's 25 - old enough to fight, vote, and make her own life decisions. It also sounds like she can outrun most risks, but it's hard to outrun hypothermia, particularly if you are alone.

    He is the...
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    Not hush-hush, and nothing to do with Virginia. ...

    Not hush-hush, and nothing to do with Virginia. Crime happens, even in Hickory NC.

    This might be what you're looking for: ...
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    PALEO TECHNIQUE!!! It's why we're all still...

    PALEO TECHNIQUE!!! It's why we're all still here, biologically speaking.
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    Alleged, but never photographed!

    Alleged, but never photographed!
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    Yeah, NoPain ought to know better, given his...

    Yeah, NoPain ought to know better, given his experience.
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    Bumping into a grizzly unawares in his/her...

    Bumping into a grizzly unawares in his/her territory is always a coin toss. More happy outcomes than unhappy, but witness events in Yellowstone this year. And then you have statistics and damn...
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    I think Tipi Walter has the right approach. The...

    I think Tipi Walter has the right approach. The pig grunts, you grunt back, pig leaves. My dog misbehaves, I growl, and she freezes. A bear gets too close, I roar, the bear takes off. My...
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