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    Granola Recall

    Just in case anyone has purchased this granola product

    Birdseed Food Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashews in Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric & Ginger

    For Immediate Release February...
  2. Thread: Gear theft

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    If you really don't want stuff stolen, you may...

    If you really don't want stuff stolen, you may want to try a Pacsafe Security Web, that is if you don't mind carrying the extra weight. Just put a TSA Lock on it so the Feds can go through your pack...
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    Three words would have solved this situation,...

    Three words would have solved this situation, "Yes, me too". Then get back to packing up.
  4. Here is another example of someone who is not...

    Here is another example of someone who is not content to just pose behind or beside the marker at the top of Mt. Katahdin, no he needs to stand on it. If every thru-hiker did this, I am almost...
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    I have noticed that most of the younger...

    I have noticed that most of the younger generation (hipsters?) really don't care about history. I teach history at a local university, so having a history theme throughout the place is probably a...
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    I have a MSR Dromlite 6L bag that has a 3-in-1...

    I have a MSR Dromlite 6L bag that has a 3-in-1 cap. I hang it up and can get water to filter or wash my dishes, hands or face. they weigh 6.5 oz. empty. 6L is enough for dinner, washing, drinking and...
  7. When I traveled to Canada, my wife who was...

    When I traveled to Canada, my wife who was Canadian would go to our local bank and exchange US funds into Canadian Funds because they will give you the current exchange rate. If we needed more, we...
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    Glad to hear that your family is fine. I know you...

    Glad to hear that your family is fine. I know you were worried there for awhile.
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    Is it possible that like most other animals, the...

    Is it possible that like most other animals, the cougar can associate certain odors/pheromones to different genders? I do know in the human species certain pheromones are released by bit genders...
  10. Have you tried the website...

    Have you tried the website?
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    I also would recommend ULA's Catalyst. It is 10L...

    I also would recommend ULA's Catalyst. It is 10L smaller but 2 pounds lighter. I used one on the PCT(x2) and CDT and had plenty of room when I had to do a long stretch between resupplying. When I...
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    You can find out if a person knows any thing...

    You can find out if a person knows any thing about fire building by watching them light a charcoal grill. Too much fluid and then the big whoosh of flame tells me they wouldn't know the first thing...
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    Bic lighters big or small have a very long flint...

    Bic lighters big or small have a very long flint for people who can't grasp the concept of how to light it. I had one that still sparked for about 12 years after the fluid ran out. I am sold on mini...
  14. For the kind of money you are looking to spend,...

    For the kind of money you are looking to spend, you can pick up a new Warbonnet Blackbird XLC for $180-$230 bucks. All of them have a choice of continuous loops, whoppie slings or straps. Except for...
  15. I figure that I have probably hiked around...

    I figure that I have probably hiked around 15-16000 miles since I got serious about hiking and I love every step I took and look forward to walking many more before being called home.
  16. You are very correct. That's why I would never...

    You are very correct. That's why I would never tell anyone who asked if the ten essentials are needed, no they are not. I figure if they have to ask, they need to pack them.
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    Right now I am at a rehab center for some major...

    Right now I am at a rehab center for some major surgery I had last December so my diet is rather shall we say balanced but limited. I have pick up some weight that was needed as I was classified...
  18. You bring up some valid points about tuning gear...

    You bring up some valid points about tuning gear for each trip. I wonder how many "rookie" or lightly experienced hiker packed gear to handle a hurricane. More experienced hikers "know when to hold...
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    Definitely wishing everyone to be extremely...

    Definitely wishing everyone to be extremely careful in the coming days. I have lived through both hurricanes and nor'easters and wouldn't play in either one again. Wayne, only two more posts and I...
  20. Paul I have always respected your advice here...

    Paul

    I have always respected your advice here on WB and the information you give in your articles as they are unbiased and informative.
  21. I'm with you on this. Just need to worry about...

    I'm with you on this. Just need to worry about earth shakers if you go too far.
  22. No spirit of adventure there Wayne?

    No spirit of adventure there Wayne?
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    You have received some great advice already. If...

    You have received some great advice already. If your aren't planning to go for 5-6 years, I would hold off on the major (Money) items until a year or two from your departure date. Technology and...
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    I use Merrell Moab shoes teamed up with silk...

    I use Merrell Moab shoes teamed up with silk liner socks, and Vermont Darn Tough socks. Having said that, REI has a short section on lacing boots/shoes to help prevent blisters/slipping in various...
  25. Thanks Zelph. I'm glad someone sees the bigger...

    Thanks Zelph. I'm glad someone sees the bigger picture of the rules than just in their backyard.
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