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  1. In shelters I use a piece of tyvek cut a bit...

    In shelters I use a piece of tyvek cut a bit larger than my inflatable under the pad to protect from floor, splinters, mouse poop. This tyvek is folded for a sit pad while I’m hiking so it’s kinda...
  2. Thread: mcD on trail?

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    When I was a kid my Dad would drive us to Carolís...

    When I was a kid my Dad would drive us to Carolís (An early days McDonaldís competitor)or McDonaldís in Syracuse ny. I think it was a specials day, maybe ga kids day, but I am sure hamburgers were...
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    Great photos. Thank you for sharing. Thems some...

    Great photos. Thank you for sharing. Thems some Big packs!
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    GA gloom of hikers trapped in shelter due to...

    GA gloom of hikers trapped in shelter due to storms.

    An excitement of hikers reaching a mountain top.

    A scurry of hikers racing to a post office 5 min prior to closing, and a devastation of...
  5. Yeah, I’m getting the Oh My God A Hurricane Is...

    Yeah, I’m getting the Oh My God A Hurricane Is Coming!!! Vibe. people aren’t thinking, just grabbing stuff off the shelf. Disheartening. Remember that half of all people are below average...
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    The standing Indian loop is great, I really...

    The standing Indian loop is great, I really enjoyed it. Keep a plan b in your pocket, if the weather is horrible with severe heat or rain maybe a flex 300 miles up trail (Shenandoah, great Smoky...
  7. Thread: Pasta on Trail

    by kestral
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    I love the Bertolli brand cheese and spinach...

    I love the Bertolli brand cheese and spinach filled tortellini. Bring to boil with water, let sit 10 min, bring to boil again, sit a few minutes, drain, then add an olive oil premixed with dried...
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    Found these insoles with metal rock plate. ...

    Found these insoles with metal rock plate.
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  9. Thread: Best Puffy???

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    I get this... years ago I bought a somewhat ugly...

    I get this... years ago I bought a somewhat ugly coat because it was the only one I had to take off rather quickly as I started to get hot and sweaty in the store. My boyfriend didn’t like it- he...
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    Hello neighbor! Looks like a good list, Iím sure...

    Hello neighbor! Looks like a good list, Iím sure you will tweak as you go. I personally like my mid weight wool cresta top and bottom (long underwear), wool cap and wooly socks for sleeping, but...
  11. Thread: Lunches

    by kestral
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    Make sure you try out the bars at home. Some have...

    Make sure you try out the bars at home. Some have sugar alcohols or types of soy protein in them which I for one am extremely sensitive to... builder bars were a big problem - they give me wicked...
  12. You might consider just hitting the trail. Lots...

    You might consider just hitting the trail. Lots of different sorts out there, most happy to meet a fellow who is weekend hiking and has a car for a lift into town for a beer and resupply. If the...
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    Do you hike with pups? If so the smokies May be...

    Do you hike with pups? If so the smokies May be difficult due to restrictions. I frequently do day hikes and overnight in van. Georgia has some pretty areas and easy to navigate. Along the blue...
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    I’m a nurse. The “ fish” antibiotics are the...

    I’m a nurse. The “ fish” antibiotics are the exact same thing as what the local pharmacy supplies. If you have insurance it won’t work, but you don’t need a prescription.

    I have have very mixed...
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    Many great suggestions, a few small adds... Is...

    Many great suggestions, a few small adds...

    Is the sham wow the towel that gets hard when dry? Usually stays wet and slimy and heavy. I hated mine. Got a microfiber wash cloth which worked better....
  16. Thread: Z packs sale

    by kestral
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    Z packs sale

    FYI. Z packs is extending its 12 days of Christmas sale for today if youíve been thinking about picking up one of their items. No I donít work there, just wanted to pass on their sale info...
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  17. Thread: Glasses

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    I usually have my glasses on a leash of some...

    I usually have my glasses on a leash of some sort, soft elastic that cinches tighter for when I’m sweaty and glasses sliding down nose, then loose around neck in case I fall to prevent them from...
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    Don't assume I enjoy or even tolerate your second...

    Don't assume I enjoy or even tolerate your second hand smoke.[/QUOTE]

    Totally relate to this. Cigarette smoke gives me migraines which can last for over a day. Thatís a major reason why I avoid...
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    Ok... I hate to be a hater. ........but i dont...

    Ok... I hate to be a hater. ........but

    i dont like like the dancing banana.

    Please donít hate me
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    Ok... I hate to be a hater. ........but i dont...

    Ok... I hate to be a hater. ........but

    i dont like like the dancing banana.

    Please don’t hate me
  21. I sew mine on a little fanny pack that I use. I...

    I sew mine on a little fanny pack that I use. I don’t expect it to be waterproof. If I needed it to be waterproof I would use the seam sealing method advised by tarptent.

    They suggest putting a...
  22. Heartwarming video. New respect for the giant...

    Heartwarming video. New respect for the giant mastiff breed. My catahoula hound has me trained to carry her food and water, pick up her poop and keep her in a warm safe shelter at night. Better not...
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    Some thought that came to mind..... I was...

    Some thought that came to mind.....

    I was going to say Boy Scouts for grown men who missed the chance, but when I saw $250 a head cover fee I realized it’s just another way to monetize the hiking...
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    I use a neo air, older version, slightly deflated...

    I use a neo air, older version, slightly deflated so it’s not hard, almost so my hip hits the ground when on my side. I also stuff my sit pad (a z pad type) under the hip area. This works well for...
  25. Great pics! Handsome sidekick too... i got...

    Great pics! Handsome sidekick too...

    i got altitude sickness last visit out that way. Interesting about the oxygen sats being just 80%. If that is accurate it would have some Er staff moving...
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