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    I've had 2 bouts of Gout in the past and went on...

    I've had 2 bouts of Gout in the past and went on Allopurinol many years ago. When I thru-hiked I went off it and didn't have a problem.
    Not saying you shouldn't take your meds but I just didn't...
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    I use a fishing license holder that looks like...

    I use a fishing license holder that looks like this:...
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    Jack Tarlin, AKA Baltimore Jack. Do some research.

    Jack Tarlin, AKA Baltimore Jack. Do some research.
  4. Glad the barn is open again. I have great...

    Glad the barn is open again. I have great memories of Easter Sunday dinner there in 2011.
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    I walked down the road, NOBOs will go right or...

    I walked down the road, NOBOs will go right or trail east. There was a sign that said "Best water on the AT" nailed to a tree at the road. I didn't stay but did meet Jim who took us into town for...
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    Do we know exactly where on the trail this...

    Do we know exactly where on the trail this happened?
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    Despite the dismissal of this idea by some here...

    Despite the dismissal of this idea by some here the fact is many jurisdictions have "Victim Assistance" and "Victim Compensation" programs.
  8. Thread: Antietam Shelter

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    More info in this thread, but yes it has been...

    More info in this thread, but yes it has been moved. https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/133143-FYI-Antietam-shelter-PA-a-Requiem
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    I have tent camped many times near the Antietam...

    I have tent camped many times near the Antietam shelter and there is indeed plenty of tent camping space on the gas line right of way which is only yards from the shelter. In addition to the privy I...
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    I'm wondering how making hikers leave by motor...

    I'm wondering how making hikers leave by motor vehicle and expecting them to return another day by motor vehicle protects the wilderness.
    Seems to me this would just increase traffic.
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    FYI, Pappy is off the trail. ...

    FYI, Pappy is off the trail.
    https://www.facebook.com/kubilius1
  12. Thread: Doxycycline

    by Don H
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    I carried Doxy all the way from GA until I got...

    I carried Doxy all the way from GA until I got sick in MA. Called my Dr. and discussed my symptoms and he recommended I start taking the Doxy and called in a prescription for 28 days worth to the...
  13. gpburdelljr says they're all volunteers (not...

    gpburdelljr says they're all volunteers (not paid),
    Deadeye says the campsite payments all went to him as pay being the caretaker,
    egilbe says caretakers are paid (presumably a straight salary).
    ...
  14. Thread: CDC Tick News

    by Don H
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    Until 2002 there was a vaccine for humans called...

    Until 2002 there was a vaccine for humans called Limerex but production was halted due to low demand.
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    Lots of hikers camp near Rt 220 there, don't know...

    Lots of hikers camp near Rt 220 there, don't know if it's legal or not. I always stay at HoJo's.

    The BBQ place is called "Three Li'l Pigs" and the food is very good.

    There's an outfitter next...
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    A sealer applicator bottle/brush for applying...

    A sealer applicator bottle/brush for applying tile grout seal works wonders. I've sealed a dozen tents with this....
  17. Thread: Pack Rain covers

    by Don H
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    I figured since I'm carrying stuff sacks anyway I...

    I figured since I'm carrying stuff sacks anyway I might as well buy waterproof ones (Sea to Summit UL dry bags).
    One each for food, sleeping bag and clothes. My stuff stays dry.
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    Had a pair of Leki twist locks that I could never...

    Had a pair of Leki twist locks that I could never keep from slipping. I bought a pair of Black Diamonds with the flip locks and have not had the slipping problem with them. I have made adjustments...
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    Easier parking at Pen Mar just outside the gate...

    Easier parking at Pen Mar just outside the gate to the park.
    Also downhill off Weaverton Cliffs into Harpers Ferry makes for no big elevation gains for the entire state.
  20. Thread: Ron Haven

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    Ron's post on selling the Budget Inn: ...

    Ron's post on selling the Budget Inn:

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/127126-End-od-an-Era?p=2177234&highlight=#post2177234
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    Have you hiked wearing the sealskinz? I had a...

    Have you hiked wearing the sealskinz? I had a pair when I started my thru, wore them in the Smokys and found that they made my feet sweat so much, even hiking in snow, that I quit wearing them.
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    I used a Cocoon silk liner, I toss and turn all...

    I used a Cocoon silk liner, I toss and turn all night but it still works for me.

    Adds warmth to the bag in winter
    Can be used in the summer alone to keep cool at night.
    Helps keeps the bag...
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    That sounds like a "NO" to me.

    That sounds like a "NO" to me.
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    I passed on the tattoo and just got the patch....

    I passed on the tattoo and just got the patch. Cheaper, easier and less painful.
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    Maybe try contacting the PATC, maybe one of their...

    Maybe try contacting the PATC, maybe one of their trail or shelter maintainers found it. Did you have your contact information in it?
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