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    I used to in the warmer seasons but found that...

    I used to in the warmer seasons but found that they were too hot and softened up my feet from sweat. Trail runners often have mesh as well and the dirt gets in through there. For rocks and twigs...
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    Was another fellow looking for information about...

    Was another fellow looking for information about the Iron Mountain Trail in another thread just recently if you have a chance.
  3. He didn't say he was thruhiking, not everyone is...

    He didn't say he was thruhiking, not everyone is a thruhiker on this site.

    Looking back at my old trip planners, I have carried a T-rest chair on every backpacking trip for the last 18 years,...
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    Regarding the blazes, once it stops snowing the...

    Regarding the blazes, once it stops snowing the snow tends to get knocked down by the wind and gravity. Try to remember you can always turn around and look for blazes in the opposite direction too. ...
  5. That's a lumpy-ass chair and you're only...

    That's a lumpy-ass chair and you're only comfortable because you got that behemoth off your back! Besides when you get to camp lots of stuff comes out of people's packs. No comparison.

    BTW, I've...
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    Yes. Regularly spaced calories are very...

    Yes. Regularly spaced calories are very important to keeping warm. I don't use them as much as I used to but I used to carry a few Gu shots for a quick pick up if needed. I also just carry my...
  7. I've been using a Thermarest chair for over 15...

    I've been using a Thermarest chair for over 15 years. I don't like the newer Compack style, the ones I have use a pocket on both ends while the Compack is open. The pockets protect the pad when...
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    Given the level of stupidity this would require,...

    Given the level of stupidity this would require, a picture or the name of the contact would be appreciated.

    The shelter is currently closed anyway due to Covid, as are numerous shelters and...
  9. The topic is to better facilitate interactions...

    The topic is to better facilitate interactions between equestrians and hikers on trail, not a let's bash equestrians who may have behaved poorly.

    Thank you.
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    Recognize the "-umbles" when worried about...

    Recognize the "-umbles" when worried about hypothermia: stumbling, fumbling, mumbling, etc. A titanium woodstove is a very light option, particularly if you think a fire is important. If your stove...
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    Some states that I am aware of have priority...

    Some states that I am aware of have priority rankings for the vaccine and access to the vaccine is run through state registries. Some states are allowing employees in their state access to the...
  12. This I knew;), but did want to emphasize. I stop...

    This I knew;), but did want to emphasize. I stop and usually don't say much not knowing if it might spook the horse so I appreciate Dropdeadfred's perspective. Also, hikers should know if they are...
  13. Departure was delayed 24 hours but ended up...

    Departure was delayed 24 hours but ended up driving down to the Florida Keys:sun. No hiking only camping.
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    So we don't really get into critiques about the...

    So we don't really get into critiques about the restrictions that's why I moved it here to straight forward.
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    So after I clarified for you, you have gone and...

    So after I clarified for you, you have gone and grabbed a post where the person may not have been caught up to your evolving position. What you are doing is perpetuating the argument I just...
  16. What's the general order for yielding the right...

    What's the general order for yielding the right of way on a multi-use trail?
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    Poll: If you are clicking into a thread you have never...

    If you are clicking into a thread you have never seen before, it helps to check the dates of the last few posts. Reading the thread from the beginning and checking the dates on those is helpful too...
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    How's it mounted? Might intrigue a thief but I...

    How's it mounted? Might intrigue a thief but I agree a smash and grab probably won't spend time on it. Paint the front black or put a black cover over it and somebody might think it's part of the...
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    . An unsuccessfully vaccinated person is someone...

    . An unsuccessfully vaccinated person is someone who contracts Covid-19 and is either symptomatic or asymptomatic as based on antibodies. People in that situation but not vaccinated have been...
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    You're right, I did bring up multiple ways your...

    You're right, I did bring up multiple ways your unit could be "off". You keep claiming your experience is valid and then when I offer my experience you ignore it. I'm not saying your past...
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    I agree as well with Tipi Walter. I had a fleece...

    I agree as well with Tipi Walter. I had a fleece one that probably added about 10F, but it was heavy and got tangled a lot. Blanket pins are big safety pins that might help but it depends on how...
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    You keep making statements like that last...

    You keep making statements like that last statement even after I provided you with real data points and truthful testimony regarding inaccurate way point resolution. I have had several graduate...
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    I don't recommend being in that state but I was...

    I don't recommend being in that state but I was able to help my hiking partner put up shelter, managed to cook a horrible dehydrated meal, get out of wet clothes and into my bag. I could not have...
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    I know for a fact that for the forest I worked...

    I know for a fact that for the forest I worked for two summers there were hiking trails not digitized and hiking trails not delineated on the regular published maps. Even forest roads are not aways...
  25. Says "2000 milers" not thruhikers, section hikers...

    Says "2000 milers" not thruhikers, section hikers are being treated the same. Also morality is not exactly the same as legality. Some states were more lax in addressing their response to Covid-19...
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