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    Sounds like a great plan. You are young and...

    Sounds like a great plan. You are young and healthy and will recover quickly.

    (I forgot to mention that you may want to ask your Dr. about an abdominal binder for support. It helps a lot).
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  3. I have this thing about eating a hot meal...itís...

    I have this thing about eating a hot meal...itís an important part of my experience and feeling of well being. Even in summer, I need a hot meal at the end of a hiking day.
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    Great idea.
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    I’ve had major abdominal surgery and the best...

    I’ve had major abdominal surgery and the best advice I can give is to be patient with yourself. Follow your Dr’s rules and do what you’re supposed to do. If you get impatient, frustrated, and don’t...
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    You’re right, the pay isn’t awesome for the...

    You’re right, the pay isn’t awesome for the average high school age counselor. But someone a little older, more mature, and with some outdoor experience can get a better paying position as an...
  7. I haven’t cooked in my ti pot yet, only boiled...

    I haven’t cooked in my ti pot yet, only boiled water...need to try it soon. When cooking in my aluminum mug, I have to stir quite a bit and lift if away from the flame when the contents begin to...
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    I was privileged to have the opportunity play my...

    I was privileged to have the opportunity play my fiddle in a patriotic program with 25 other musicians at a senior living center. The room was packed with seniors and was SRO.

    Many of the...
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    Another thought... I’ve known quite a few...

    Another thought...

    I’ve known quite a few young people who lived with their parents for a year after graduating from college so they can save money while working full time. As a parent, I don’t...
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    OP, do you take classes in the summers? You...

    OP, do you take classes in the summers? You might consider working at a Girl Scout or Boy Scout camp. They teach you a lot of outdoor skills, give you an opportunity to get certified in wilderness...
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    He’s of foreign descent but could be an American...

    He’s of foreign descent but could be an American citizen, I didn’t ask. He graduated from an American university and several of his family members attended high school here.
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    I really appreciate your concern for him! Even...

    I really appreciate your concern for him! Even before reading your post, I intended to apologize for my passionate reply (although not the content). I’m glad you were lucky enough to meet him and...
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    ...and heís from ​Ethiopia.

    ...and heís from ​Ethiopia.
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    ...and by the way, he was the only thru hiker (of...

    ...and by the way, he was the only thru hiker (of 7 or 8) not engaging in certain activities that are considered illegal in VA, as well as he doesnít drink alcohol. And yíall think heís the one who...
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    OMG! This guy is just fine! He’s such a sweetie...

    OMG! This guy is just fine! He’s such a sweetie and he’s competent, even if unconventional. He made a large fire because he recently learned fire-making skills and wanted the practice. Plus, he...
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    Have you been tested for diabetes?

    Have you been tested for diabetes?
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    $120-$175 for a woman’s Melly on eBay or...

    $120-$175 for a woman’s Melly on eBay or Poshmark. I’ve nearly pulled the trigger several times.

    I’ve sourced the fabric to make my own shirt cuz it’s the fabric that counts, IMO, not the brand. ...
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    Oh my! Last week I had the crazy urge to...

    Oh my!

    Last week I had the crazy urge to blow the titanium whistle that I wear when hiking but thought better of it...you never know. :)
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    Your question piqued my curiosity so I stuffed...

    Your question piqued my curiosity so I stuffed some things into my pot (I own the same one).

    I was able to fit my windscreen, lid to my GSI Outdoors Ultralight bowl, and pot support in the main...
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    Iíve learned first hand that being too friendly...

    Iíve learned first hand that being too friendly is often misinterpreted. My most recent BP trip was a reminder to stay to myself and not be too social.
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    OP, about 9 yrs ago, I found a book at the...

    OP, about 9 yrs ago, I found a book at the library by a man and woman who wrote about the physical act of hiking including proper foot placement, gait, and stride. It was old back then and for the...
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    Dang. If I hadn’t bought a Caldera cone and...

    Dang. If I hadn’t bought a Caldera cone and expensive fiddle strings recently, I’d buy this for my son.

    Hit me up in a few weeks if you don’t sell it.

    :)
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    I met several nobos near SNP this weekend. They...

    I met several nobos near SNP this weekend. They wonít make it to Katahdin, there isnít enough time. They are fully aware of that. Yet, their hike isnt about finishing at Katahdin, itís about how...
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    I was in the Smokies, hiking on the AT from...

    I was in the Smokies, hiking on the AT from Newfound Gap to Clingmanís Dome then planned to hitch back to my car.

    Sitting on a downed tree and finishing lunch, a hiker walked by and stopped to...
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    I have been struggling with this question lately as all of my meals from my last three trips have been cooked in my pot...no freezer bags. I love my small and light-weight cooking system but it has...
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