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    Your cost for eating on the trail may arguably be...

    Your cost for eating on the trail may arguably be a lot less than it would be if you stayed home because it is limited by weight, volume, sourcing, and perhaps cost. But other costs like gear,...
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    I was there when these came out in the 1970's and...

    I was there when these came out in the 1970's and I believe the handles were shaped that way so that you could attach it to your belt. Personally I think there are better options than Sierra cups...
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    I think I bought the Granite Gear lid to put on...

    I think I bought the Granite Gear lid to put on my lidless SMD pack some time ago. Worked great.
  4. Sounds good. Showing my age, but my guy was...

    Sounds good. Showing my age, but my guy was Steve Longley. We felt absolutely safe with Steve. So impressed with his strength and skill. Super, solid individual.
    Sad to see that he died in 2013...
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    compression shorts are good for avoiding chaffing.

    compression shorts are good for avoiding chaffing.
  6. Thread: Ankle bursitis

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    Bursitis is an inflammatory condition. Find and...

    Bursitis is an inflammatory condition. Find and fix the cause of the inflammation. Often it's diet... Do you eat processed foods?
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    That's absolutely right. Continuing on is...

    That's absolutely right. Continuing on is difficult enough even in good weather...
  8. Horrible decision. Slippery slope. First...

    Horrible decision. Slippery slope.

    First low-powered e-bikes, then higher power, then segways, scooters, and all varieties of yet-to-be-invented MOTORIZED vehicles on our public trails.

    The...
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    I once said something similar to an older,...

    I once said something similar to an older, experienced veterinarian. I said that bears in Yosemite had learned how to open zippers to get food out of packs. He replied "How do they tell each other...
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    OK replace our ancestral high protein diet with...

    OK replace our ancestral high protein diet with carbs and sugar and see where that gets you.... Insulin resistance, T2D, and more.

    As you age you need to increase protein in your diet or you will...
  11. Thread: SOBO hikers!

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    If you could find the Washington Rocks! geocache,...

    If you could find the Washington Rocks! geocache, you are better than me. Spent hours looking one day.
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    Yes, ask your doctor, who may or may not know...

    Yes, ask your doctor, who may or may not know about gout, but writes a mean prescription...

    Then watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSCo_yPnpJE&feature=youtu.be Gout - Is it Meat or...
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    SNP has always been a magical place for me. I've...

    SNP has always been a magical place for me. I've hiked the AT and side trails there since the 1970's... Now whenever we are there (even backpacking) we try to plan in a few nights in PATC cabins...
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    I've hiked almost all of Maine NOBO in the month...

    I've hiked almost all of Maine NOBO in the month of June, and met dozens of SOBO thrus that actually finished. It's not necessarily that bad. Bugs aren't necessarily that bad either... at least...
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    I recently bought a Osprey Atmos 65 and had to...

    I recently bought a Osprey Atmos 65 and had to cut down the length of the waist band. It was incredibly long...easily longer than 46.
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    Yes, use a small plastic cup. Mine has volume...

    Yes, use a small plastic cup. Mine has volume marks on it. Same cup I use to drink coffee. Think multipurpose.
  17. Thread: Gatewood cape

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    I carried one when doing VA in 2013...400 miles+...

    I carried one when doing VA in 2013...400 miles+ in four weeks. One night I pitched it and we were hit by a storm with very heavy rain, high winds, and tornados. Lots of damage near Damascus. I...
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    Don't put much belief on web info. It may be...

    Don't put much belief on web info. It may be perception, but it is not reality. Plus, if it's coolish weather you won't need to drink much water. Get out on the trail and these things will sort...
  19. Thread: Summer Sausage

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    Say what you will, but spam saved a lot of people...

    Say what you will, but spam saved a lot of people from starvation during WWII. Ask older people from Britain. Cans of spam were sent over by well meaning Americans.
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    Yes, parts of the trail are a horrible mess of...

    Yes, parts of the trail are a horrible mess of rocks and roots (and maybe deep mud), for miles. However in good weather you can do big miles. And the rock steps on White Cap Mtn are an incredible...
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    Seattle Fabrics had all sorts of stuff by the...

    Seattle Fabrics had all sorts of stuff by the roll last time I looked.
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    Estimated costs of the trip "Camino de Santiago"...

    Estimated costs of the trip "Camino de Santiago"
    REI Adventures $4299 + sales tax = $4729
    SEA to BIL $850
    SCQ to SEA $2564 (not sure why this is so high; this is from Travelocity.com)
    airport...
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    It may not matter much around other hikers, but...

    It may not matter much around other hikers, but townspeople definitely notice "hiker funk".
    I stopped into a store in Daleville, VA for something on a long section hike, and the girl said "I know...
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    Nice info. Please tell us how the experience...

    Nice info. Please tell us how the experience would have been different (better or worse?) if you had gone on your own instead of hiring guides on a package trip. Let's face it, one big problem with...
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    If you dehydrate a pound of frozen vegetables...

    If you dehydrate a pound of frozen vegetables yourself, like I did, you might yield 2.5 ounces of material.
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