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  1. Thread: Snake Gaiters

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    It's been a while since I was involved with SAR...

    It's been a while since I was involved with SAR and management protocols of snake bite may have changed a bit, but many of the treatments for snake bites learned then remain true as far as I know. To...
  2. Thread: Snake Gaiters

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    I should have stated that differently, those I...

    I should have stated that differently, those I know who were struck were wearing snake protection equipment (snake guards/gaiters or chaps) and avoided injury. There were no injuries beyond perhaps...
  3. Thread: Snake Gaiters

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    If there's a doubt, there is no doubt. If the...

    If there's a doubt, there is no doubt. If the snake gaiters don't interfere and provide a level of protection that eases concern I would wear them.

    I have on several occasions run into timber...
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    I'm sure the next person that dog bites will be...

    I'm sure the next person that dog bites will be assured the dog has had its shots too.
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    Having been involved with SAR/R operations in the...

    Having been involved with SAR/R operations in the past I cannot see a circumstance the incident commander would allow someone suffering from a serious concussion coupled with severe dehydration being...
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    Always a miserable problem with drunks or large...

    Always a miserable problem with drunks or large groups of young adults never having left home before. I have had this happen a few times over the years, though you can't get lost sleep back, you can...
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    His aristocratic British accent completes that...

    His aristocratic British accent completes that look as well.
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    Haha! Always loved that bit.

    Haha! Always loved that bit.
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    46826 We have a union, see my Steward with...

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    We have a union, see my Steward with complaints
  10. Just saw the weather radar, snow all over the...

    Just saw the weather radar, snow all over the higher elevations from the Whites into Katahdin. Good call on the trails, I wonder how many got caught in this event and are hunkered down without...
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    Sorry to hear of the dog bite, if not for the...

    Sorry to hear of the dog bite, if not for the wound (which looks painful) and potential complications, but for the uneasy feeling that will present itself in similar circumstances from now on. FWIW,...
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    My point was more directed at Tipi who carries...

    My point was more directed at Tipi who carries perhaps one the heaviest pack known in the backpacking world and would require different sacks separation due to the volume of it. As you point out...
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    An independent insurance agent can probably help...

    An independent insurance agent can probably help find policies that would work, though they may be more pricey than employer sponsored insurance.
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    Bigfoot being eliminated, only one other...

    Bigfoot being eliminated, only one other possibility outside of bobcat, someone playing a Wayne Newton album .....
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    I never said I didn't use stuff sacks at all,...

    I never said I didn't use stuff sacks at all, only that I have stopped using them "by and large", a literary expression meaning "not as much/as many as I used to". I used to keep most everything in...
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    I pack my "dry" gear into the double bags in the...

    I pack my "dry" gear into the double bags in the pack, compress the gear into the pack to conform with the space and reduce loft, then fold and roll up the opening of each bag separately. That...
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    I typically use Hefty trash bags, doubled up. I...

    I typically use Hefty trash bags, doubled up. I place the first bag into the empty pack to receive the second bag of materials I do not want to get wet. It requires some care and attention and...
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    I found stuff sacks did not pack well and left a...

    I found stuff sacks did not pack well and left a lot of unused space in a pack, so I stopped using them by and large. For things that cannot get wet like sleeping gear and dry clothes, I will use...
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    FWIW, I was on Race Mountain and surrounding area...

    FWIW, I was on Race Mountain and surrounding area two weeks ago and again yesterday (10/9/20). Two weeks ago streams in that area of the plateau were dry. Yesterday some of them had some minor flow...
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    A sad ending for what probably started out as a...

    A sad ending for what probably started out as a grand adventure.

    I too at times am concerned with aging and being on trails having various levels of risk that bring that into acute focus....
  21. Probably would be a good idea to check the...

    Probably would be a good idea to check the closures of camping areas by State a month or two before the planned kick off date to be sure camping is allowed.
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    Very gracious of you to do!

    Very gracious of you to do!
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    FWIW, I had similar traction issues with my...

    FWIW, I had similar traction issues with my Merrill Moab hiking shoes. Though they worked ok on what I consider average or general hiking trails overall, damp to wet surfaces seem to challenge their...
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    I don't believe it's stupidity as much as being...

    I don't believe it's stupidity as much as being non-caring. Growing up with the anti-litter campaign of the 60s did a lot for society, providing education starting with children and shaming education...
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    FWIW - latest data from AL is not encouraging for...

    FWIW - latest data from AL is not encouraging for elbow to elbow seating in a church or anywhere for that matter. Roughly a 12% positive test rate makes it iffy if simple cloth masks are doing much,...
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