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    I have gerber dime, in fact 3 of them.

    I have gerber dime, in fact 3 of them.
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    Several years ago I posted a similar, albeit more...

    Several years ago I posted a similar, albeit more extensive list on VFTT: https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?57205-Trail-dangers-what-you-don-t-know-can-kill-you!&highlight=Trail+dangers...
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    Possibly a Black Rat Snake or Northern Black...

    Possibly a Black Rat Snake or Northern Black Racer.
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    On Mt. Sunapee there is also Sunapee Ragged...

    On Mt. Sunapee there is also Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway http://www.srkg.com/trails-guide-summary/ which is actually a 75-mile loop. Not sure if there is a way to connect to the Whites from...
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    I think the picture here is just a bit more...

    I think the picture here is just a bit more complicated - as I understand it GPS satellites have very accurate atomic clocks but the receivers do not (...
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    Are you sure your pad is leaking? I think part of...

    Are you sure your pad is leaking? I think part of the issue might be that when you fill the pad your breath is warm but then the air in the pad shrinks as it cools overnight. What I am doing is that...
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    I think Garmin inReach Mini will give Spot a run...

    I think Garmin inReach Mini will give Spot a run for the money. With greater capabilities than Spot and option to get monthly plans it makes so much more sense for people like myself who have maybe...
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    Wolfram Alpha searches??? Are you using Lagrange...

    Wolfram Alpha searches??? Are you using Lagrange multipliers to optimize your hike or something? :)
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    I hiked it last year in June and enjoyed it quite...

    I hiked it last year in June and enjoyed it quite a lot. I even wrote a blog afterwards: http://hikingatsnailspace.blogspot.com/2018/05/monadnock-sunapee-greenway.html
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    This matches my experience from hiking in Pine...

    This matches my experience from hiking in Pine Barrens.

    Here is a zoomable map of the trail based on OpenStreetMap data:...
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    That's a bit surprising - I took a ride in it...

    That's a bit surprising - I took a ride in it some 2 years ago and the train was packed.
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    I have Brunton TruArc3 - at $13 (REI) it may be a...

    I have Brunton TruArc3 - at $13 (REI) it may be a little bit more expensive than what you see at Walmart but the quality is likely better and you can rotate center plate to make declination...
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    When I saw the thread title my first thought was...

    When I saw the thread title my first thought was that the OP meant to say "lice". :)
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    Some people know how to get around North Conway...

    Some people know how to get around North Conway logjam, but it is a closely guarded secret! :) I suspect one day Google maps will get smart enough to figure it out, or maybe it already knows...
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    Personally, I prefer to keep my cell phone for...

    Personally, I prefer to keep my cell phone for emergencies and use Garmin eTrex 30 for hiking. As I already point out stand-alone hiking GPS is a lot more rugged and waterproof (mine already landed...
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    Some other books listed here might not be suitable for kids and some clearly focus more on death rather than survival. Having said this, I refused to let my son do a Presidential Traverse with his...
  17. Check out: Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival...

    Check out: Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods - two stories in one book.
    https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Wild-Danger-Survival-North/dp/0873515897
  18. The way I think about OSM that it is like a...

    The way I think about OSM that it is like a Wikipedia for maps. Anyone who creates an account can make changes to the map just like anyone can update Wikipedia articles. That means that trail data...
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    Also, I see that Grand Enchantment Trail is...

    Also, I see that Grand Enchantment Trail is partially mapped on OpenStreetMap: https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=3717501&map=10!33.495!-108.2954
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    While I primarily use Garmin eTrex 30 when...

    While I primarily use Garmin eTrex 30 when hiking, my cheapest setup that I have come up with till this day, was a cheap pre-paid Android phone (I paid $30 at Walmart) coupled with OSMAnd+ (around...
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    Not all brands of microspikes are equal. From...

    Not all brands of microspikes are equal. From following hiking forms I get the impression that hikers are generally happy with Kahtoolas and Hillsound. I have Kahtoolas and find them really helpful...
  22. I really wanted to like SmartWool but I hated the...

    I really wanted to like SmartWool but I hated the itching feeling on my skin. A friend recommended Uniqlo's Heattech long-sleeve base-layer shirts and I really love them - pleasant to touch, they...
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    Wow! One of my compasses reversed as well this...

    Wow! One of my compasses reversed as well this year, and it really confused me at first! I began to doubt if I remembered the rhyme "put the red in the shed" correctly until I had a chance to place...
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    One thing you can try is geocaching. First learn...

    One thing you can try is geocaching. First learn basics of the game, and once you get an idea how to play it use your gps (or phone) to get (magnetic) bearing & distance to a geocache and then...
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    In a situation like this PLB will work only if...

    In a situation like this PLB will work only if you are capable of activating it. The nice thing about Spot is that it has a tracking mode that transmits your location every once in a while, so if...
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