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    Personally, I sleep soundly after a day of...

    Personally, I sleep soundly after a day of hiking, paddling or adventuring.

    For those with problems acheiving sleep:
    Diphenhydramine, doxalamine and chlopheniramine are sedating histamine...
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    This implies you have more than one pad? ...

    This implies you have more than one pad? Stacking them could be an option depending upon what you have. If that doesn't work, buying a warmer pad will be your best option.
  3. Mine own is a back yard hammock stand I use a...

    Mine own is a back yard hammock stand I use a couple nights a week when the evenings are crisp. I came in this AM at 5:30 as the sun was coming up and it was easy to leave the hammock than deploy...
  4. When you have a passion, it fills your days with...

    When you have a passion, it fills your days with joy.
    Passionate about hammock camping? When you can't be in the woods it is enjoyable to drool over new hammocks, accesories knots and techniques....
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    How long is your "multi-day" hike? Do you have...

    How long is your "multi-day" hike? Do you have any health issues that make you more likely to waste potassium or magnessium? Are you on medications that might affect your body's electrolyte...
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    The second: Swimming I’ve learnt to swim on...

    The second:
    Swimming

    I’ve learnt to swim on dry land. It turns out to be more practical than doing it in the water. There is no fear of sinking, for one is already on the bottom, and by the same...
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    I have two that I like: ...

    I have two that I like:



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    Some courses of study are harder than others. ...

    Some courses of study are harder than others. Some individuals would prioritize completing the degree and would not jepordize that if they weren't absolutely sure they could do it while also hiking....
  9. Thread: Shoes too big

    by OCDave
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    Perhaps REI is not the place for you. ...

    Perhaps REI is not the place for you.

    Consider;
    Sasquatch Shoe Source
    Yeti Shoe and Boot Emporium
    Bigfoot Bootery and Bodega

    :)
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    Tuna pouch with tortillia Summer sausage with...

    Tuna pouch with tortillia
    Summer sausage with tortilla
    Peanut butter w/tortilla
    Beef Jerky

    Hard cheese added to any of to above on days 1-4
    Dried fruit, especially mango or blue berries, if...
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    So... ? Is this what they mean by "rush to...

    So... ? Is this what they mean by "rush to judgment"?
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    I am a committed hammock camper but, like you, I...

    I am a committed hammock camper but, like you, I occasionally travel where a hammock is not the best option. After trying several options to work with my hammock tarps, I eventually purchased a TT...
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    REI used to be the ONE place I went for gear. ...

    REI used to be the ONE place I went for gear. Now, almost everything I use is sourced from a cottage vendor I discovered through Whiteblaze or Hammock Forums. So, it is not that there is nothing I...
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    I apologize in advance as a male weighing in on a...

    I apologize in advance as a male weighing in on a the female hiking forum.

    One option you might consider is rather than starting your own business, join an established program. As a retired...
  15. Thread: Tarps vs bugs

    by OCDave
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    Knife vs spoon.

    Knife vs spoon.
  16. Thread: A better Ramen

    by OCDave
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    PS- I pay $ 0.79 per package at a local asian...

    PS- I pay $ 0.79 per package at a local asian market but it sells for $1.25 per pack at the local supermarket. Even at the higher price, it is worth giving it a try.
  17. Thread: A better Ramen

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    Sapporo Ichiban. A Japanese roommate in college...

    Sapporo Ichiban. A Japanese roommate in college introduced me to the brand. Thirty years later I still go through a case per month. My kids eat the dry, noodle blocks as snacks as they are so...
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    In addition to the igniter, it appears to have a...

    In addition to the igniter, it appears to have a new burner design.

    I like my MSR stoves but, $70 for a Pocket Rocket ... even spending dividend dollars seems too much.
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    I think you have clearly expressed the problem...

    I think you have clearly expressed the problem with carrying the DSLR when backpacking. It is unbeatable when you are in dedicated photographer mode but, for a backpacker who wants to capture...
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    There are people who beleive the Earth is flat...

    There are people who beleive the Earth is flat because that is what they see; Flat land. While there is overwhelming evidence suggesting the planet roughly spherical, it can be said that the shape...
  21. JMT Aspirational hiking movie on Amazon Prime: Mile. Mile and a Half

    Snow + blizzard like conditions in Minnesota this weekend. Between shoveling sessions I stumbled upon a fairly decent documentary movie about a group of hikers/artists thru hiking the JMT. It is...
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    My guess is post was meant only to drive traffic...

    My guess is post was meant only to drive traffic to the hyperlink. I am always suscpicious of the first post that is not an introduction.
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    Forget "budget price". Find the bags that fit...

    Forget "budget price". Find the bags that fit you best. After fit, select the bags you would not mind stuffing and carrying ing your pack.
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    Black Girls Hike

    This story was part of NBC's national news broadcast over the weekend: https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/friends-create-black-girls-hike-to-find-community-on-the-trails-1432800323505

    I...
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    The NOISE... My REI Wonderland squeaked and...

    The NOISE... My REI Wonderland squeaked and rattled so much it became impossible to enjoy the sounds of nature. I could comfortably haul loads well over 50 llbs but, I could hear nothing but my...
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