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    Quote Originally Posted by Time Zone View Post
    We'll never know you have a weapon? You've just told us you're always armed.

    Not to take sides regarding the rest of the sideshow ....
    and you think you can connect someone in the real world to here??

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    Quote Originally Posted by perdidochas View Post
    Well, I carry a knife at all times (except in forbidden areas like airports or courthouses). Nothing to do with self-defense or offense, it's just a handy thing to always have to open boxes, cut string, or do a variety of things.
    To make it a bit clearer, my comment was about this :
    I carry a knife as well as a firearm at all times

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    for the people that feel that way, another country, continent, world.... would not matter
    There is a song by Crowded House that has these lyrics " everywhere you go, you take the weather with you "

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag8XcMG1EX4

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    and you think you can connect someone in the real world to here??
    Maybe.
    How many 72 yr old hikers do you think there are in a town of less than 900? And if Bassius is a trail name ...

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    It would be a pleasure to meet you. I am sure we would have a wonderful time....Happy Thanksgiving....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassius View Post
    It would be a pleasure to meet you. I am sure we would have a wonderful time....Happy Thanksgiving....
    To you as well. It is always good to meet nice people on the trail!

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    Why does this thread remind me of the old joke about never mud wrestling with a pig?

    You know, you both get covered with mud, and the pig likes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    To make it a bit clearer, my comment was about this :
    I carry a knife as well as a firearm at all times
    Yes, I know. My point was that those were two different things with different uses. I always have a knife, and it's not for defensive use.
    Time is but the stream I go afishin' in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Time Zone View Post
    Maybe.
    How many 72 yr old hikers do you think there are in a town of less than 900? And if Bassius is a trail name ...
    lot of if's - told the age, town etc

    pretty sure if we met on the trail you would not connect me to here

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    lot of if's - told the age, town etc

    pretty sure if we met on the trail you would not connect me to here
    I think you have totally missed my point.

    If we met on the trail and you said you were 56 yr old George from Fort Madison, IA, well, then I think I might be able to "connect" you to your identity here. That's all I was saying about Bassius, too. Of course, if your location and age are false, and you don't go by your WB name on the trail, then yes, I'd agree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    If I felt I needed to do that I would probably move to another country.
    What a life !
    The circumstances are no different than wearing a seatbelt. I wear mine every time I get into the car; nobody calls me paranoid and I never expect to get into an accident - but I still do it. Who's being irrational?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWODaddy View Post
    The circumstances are no different than wearing a seatbelt. I wear mine every time I get into the car; nobody calls me paranoid and I never expect to get into an accident - but I still do it. Who's being irrational?
    Totally false analogy but don't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    Totally false analogy but don't worry about it.
    A better analogy might be making sure the new car you are considering comes with a jack and spare tire.

    Neither are needed— until you need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickb View Post
    A better analogy might be making sure the new car you are considering comes with a jack and spare tire.

    Neither are needed— until you need them.
    how many people drive their car without a spare tire ?
    One in one hundred ?
    How many people hike with a gun ?
    One in one hundred ?
    See if you can spot the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockDoc View Post
    Why does this thread remind me of the old joke about never mud wrestling with a pig?

    You know, you both get covered with mud, and the pig likes it.
    Best reply yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    how many people drive their car without a spare tire ?
    One in one hundred ?
    How many people hike with a gun ?
    One in one hundred ?
    See if you can spot the difference.
    In the USA about one in three new cars are sold without a spare tire, mine included.

    Understanding the risk of doing without, I purchased my Prius anyway, but then made my individual choice to take other measures, including the purchase of a plug kit and compressor to backup the goop supplied by Toyota. I also take extra care in situations where I understand there to be a greater risk, like driving around construction areas.

    Recognizing the risk of a flat did not necessitate that I get another car or stay home — but it did not require I ignore it altogether, either.

    7 thru hikers died at the hand of a stranger during their walks — a rather striking number to some, but obviously not to all.

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    My guess would be more than 7 people over the past two decades have died while changing a flat tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveler View Post
    My guess would be more than 7 people over the past two decades have died while changing a flat tire.
    Agreed. Good not to minimize the risk of that.

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    Pretty much anyone I know legitimately trained with weapons doesn't carry one on trail.

    Typically the people carrying a weapon on trail are more of a danger to themselves than anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfoxengineering View Post
    Pretty much anyone I know legitimately trained with weapons doesn't carry one on trail.

    Typically the people carrying a weapon on trail are more of a danger to themselves than anything
    The typical people I know on the AT that carry are LEO's and hunters BOTH of whom have above avg gun awareness and demonstrate above avg gun safety particularly among the hunter category if they are state required to complete a Gun Safety Class.
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