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    FYI: Thanksgiving Day in 2009 the max temp was...

    FYI: Thanksgiving Day in 2009 the max temp was mid-50s and the min was mid-30s in that area, while the average max for the day was listed at 46 and the average min was 27. Some years are downright...
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    I love my Jam, and my daughters love their Jam...

    I love my Jam, and my daughters love their Jam 2's.

    I also use my old Trek as my favorite winter pack, as it's big enough for my bulky sleeping bag and extra clothing and a Golite shelter/floor.
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    Seriously - there's a John Brown War Museum in...

    Seriously - there's a John Brown War Museum in Harper's Ferry? Even in his northern hometown -- Torrington, Conn. -- his homestead was burned to the ground and is ignored, except for a single sign...
  4. Thread: Bugs in Ct.

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    I lived on the Conn/Mass line (Northwest Corner...

    I lived on the Conn/Mass line (Northwest Corner of Conn.) through a round of seasons and the only seasonal pests we had were leaf peepers who'd drive 4 1/2 mph straddling the center line. No black...
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    Yes, you park at Bulls Bridge, either in the...

    Yes, you park at Bulls Bridge, either in the little parking area there just west of the covered bridge, or along the road west of the gorge. The shelter is a little over a mile south of that area,...
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    It's pretty simple. They want to make sure...

    It's pretty simple. They want to make sure everyone's counted, and they don't want to count anyone twice.

    When you meet someone on the trail on April 1 and they ask you where you live, do you...
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    just a bit over $150. ...

    just a bit over $150.

    http://tinyurl.com/yc6jaj7
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    i've carried the oware tricot liner, but i always...

    i've carried the oware tricot liner, but i always give it away to my hiking partners, who always get cold. i don't get cold because i stuff a small scrap of closed-cell under my feet inside my bag...
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    dunno about the poncho, but i use the "bivy" for...

    dunno about the poncho, but i use the "bivy" for all kinds of reasons (including under a tarp for water-resistance and in shelters in the dead of winter for warmth and wind protection) and i've never...
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    it's all in how you look at things.

    one man's ceiling ...
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    it's old saybrook. and for anyone anywhere...

    it's old saybrook.

    and for anyone anywhere near hartford county (or eastern litchfield county), there's Country Sports on Route 44 in Canton. (65-A Albany Turnpike.) i've had decent luck there in...
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    sly dog, hope to see you around ten mile river...

    sly dog, hope to see you around ten mile river that first weekend of your section deal. i'm losing my job that friday (25 percent staff reduction where i've worked for 10 years) and will probably be...
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    mama bear shot dead ...

    ... 7 miles from bulls bridge, with two cubs treed by dog.

    http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-ap-blackbear-0813,0,5307246.story
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    why do people hike?

    i hike because i can't afford a sailboat. ;)
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    i've had good luck with snow peak fuel in the...

    i've had good luck with snow peak fuel in the mid-teens.

    as for powermax/coleman exponent setup, i couldn't get it to simmer, even with temps in the 40s.

    bad karma? :eek:
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    or carrying an infinitely large weight an...

    or carrying an infinitely large weight an infinitely small distance? ;)
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    please be sure ...

    ... to send me a private message (with your e-mail address) if you want a copy of the spreadsheet. i don't check this thread very often.

    thanks!
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    broken record

    ok, i know i say this every time i get the chance ...

    ... i'm a cold sleeper and i've found i can get by with a standard 3/4-length closed-cell pad IF i also toss a cc scrap under my toesies,...
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    sleeping bag spreadsheet

    ok, i know, i need to get a life ...

    but while i'm waiting for that, i made an excel spreadsheet of some sleeping bags (big agnes, campmor, marmot, mountain hardwear, rei, sierra designs and...
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    roxy ann

    15 degrees, "women's" bag, semi-rectangular.

    http://www.bigagnes.com/str_bags.php?id=ra
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    they're handing out little cards in the store. i...

    they're handing out little cards in the store. i haven't gotten any e-mail, either.
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    be strong.

    my cousin went through a similar experience a few years back. based on what he has shared about his experience, i believe you have made the right decision.

    i wish you strength.
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    what kind of a fool do you take me for?! ...

    what kind of a fool do you take me for?!


    firrrrsssst classssssss ...
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    excellent idea, lots of excellent advice. i'd...

    excellent idea, lots of excellent advice. i'd like to second some:

    1) 2 adults! (for propriety AND safety. what if the only adult gets hurt, or sick? you gonna send the greenhorn kids to get help...
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    west hartford ct rei sale 1/26

    garage sale ... 40%-90% off used/damaged gear and apparel.

    members only.

    saturday jan. 26
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