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  1. My wife is from Seville in Southern Spain, we...

    My wife is from Seville in Southern Spain, we were planning to do the Porto route in the fall of 2019, but we wound up spending end of 2019 to early 2021 for treatment in Germany. By the time she was...
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    I went with the UL Stretch. We will see. It's...

    I went with the UL Stretch. We will see. It's 4.1oz so it should do the job. They have one that is 1.7oz but I kind of went in the middle. My wife found an Adidas, wind jacket at TJ Maxx a while...
  3. Thanks everyone for your suggestions....

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. @peakbagger, NZ was on the list as well as Nepal prior to our situation. Unfortunately, we are limited on our travel windows due to treatments. Thank you for...
  4. Serious question, easiest hike with best bang for your buck.

    My wife has terminal cancer, somewhere around 12 months quality of life left according to the doctors. We are avid backpackers and we do most of our hiking in California and Europe. We attempted some...
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    Does anyone use a wind jacket?

    I'm sure it has been asked before, discussed somewhere but now my turn to take up some bandwidth. I want one, I'm eyeing a Mont-bell. Do I need it? Probably not. Of those of you that have one and use...
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    What would be interesting to see are the stats...

    What would be interesting to see are the stats the day before and the day after. If there was a significant increase from the day before and significant decrease the day after, then that would lead...
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    Florida man shoots self while demonstrating how...

    Florida man shoots self while demonstrating how to clean a firearm.
    https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/florida/florida-man-shoots-self-while-showing-how-to-clean-gun/67-45910499

    Florida...
  8. Ive been to the Declathon in Hamburg Germany...

    Ive been to the Declathon in Hamburg Germany many, many times. Always buy some useless something. Im still using the inflatable pillow I bought in 2020, right before the lock down.
    I have watched...
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    Ive been watching them. They seem to be really...

    Ive been watching them. They seem to be really enjoying the journey. I gained a little more respect for Pink-hot-dog, when I eyed the Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein guitar hanging on the wall in one of...
  10. Minus the scales being different, that is the...

    Minus the scales being different, that is the same knife I carried for years in the Army. It was officially called a demo knife. The pointed blade (awl) was for poking a hole in a block of C-4 to...
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    Since you opened that door, I will leave a link. There is a whole series of books and a few documentaries that ask the same questions. There is also a YouTube channel as well. If I remember...
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    Chances are if you are swimming above a waterfall...

    Chances are if you are swimming above a waterfall during peak spring run off, you are oblivious to what a PLB is anyways. Interesting note, I did notice the majority of backpackers I ran into while...
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    Makes a good argument for a SPOT or similar...

    Makes a good argument for a SPOT or similar device.
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    The Stacy Arras case is a strange one when you...

    The Stacy Arras case is a strange one when you read the story. It's in one of the Missing 411 books by David Paulides, goes into detail on the case. It must be unimaginable what these families go...
  15. Whats the oldest piece of gear/clothes you still use?

    Clothes for me its a pair of NF convertible pants I bought in 2008. Gear wise its a 12inx12in butt pad I bought in 2004, that thing has literally been all over the world. Paid a dollar for it in...
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    I remember buying my first pair of hiking boots...

    I remember buying my first pair of hiking boots in Germany in 92-93 time frame. I thought the biggest burlyest leather boot was the way to go. These things were like having cinder blocks on your...
  17. There was a piece on him this morning on the...

    There was a piece on him this morning on the news. Awesome guy, should be an inspiration to all.
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    Here's a few more links for you. ...

    Here's a few more links for you.

    https://wanderlustable.com/materials/

    https://lightheartgear.com/blogs/news/polyester-vs-nylon-clothing-for-hiking You can give a TED talk after reading this...
  19. Thread: IAT - Spain

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    "Wild camping" in Spain is generally not allowed....

    "Wild camping" in Spain is generally not allowed. However, it is tolerated on long distance hikes provided you are well off the trail. You can pitch a tent on landowners property, with permission of...
  20. I would assume that this would be done prior to...

    I would assume that this would be done prior to leaving the parking lot or home, not actually on the trail. Would there ever be a scenario where someone was saved because of it? I don't know. I...
  21. Heard a idea from non other that David Paulides,...

    Heard a idea from non other that David Paulides, to change your voicemail message to say where you are and anticipated time of return, that sort of info. So I suppose that would work if you didn't...
  22. Well thats the thing, in the road leading into...

    Well thats the thing, in the road leading into the park, where the trees will be cut down, the park service was nice enough to make these nice little pull offs on the side of the road to look at the...
  23. Up to 10K (hazard) trees to be cut down in Sequoia NP

    They are having to cut down 10,000 trees in Sequoia due to drought and fire damage. Some of the trees they will be removing are sequoias. If you have never been there, the trees are awe inspiring....
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    What part of Florida are you going to be based...

    What part of Florida are you going to be based out of, or, are you just going to wing it?
  25. There's got to be a story there somewhere.....

    There's got to be a story there somewhere.....
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