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    Giardia awareness did that for me years ago, at...

    Giardia awareness did that for me years ago, at least when I'm out on the trail.
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    You deserve to be nominated for the Poolitzer...

    You deserve to be nominated for the Poolitzer Prize for that one. :D
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    Neat, I hadn't come across those. From the image...

    Neat, I hadn't come across those. From the image on amazon they look like a square netting mesh, more like a sieve than a cloth. Are they actually like this, or is that just the way the image came...
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    I've been using one of those at my gym (at 15%...

    I've been using one of those at my gym (at 15% grade) as a supplement for getting in shape for an upcoming section hike; I find that the stairclimber machines are too hard on my knees and do not...
  5. Whenever people tell me I'm crazy for running off...

    Whenever people tell me I'm crazy for running off into the woods by myself, I tell them that the most dangerous part of the trip is just getting to the trailhead.
  6. I'm really impressed with that Giger setup, even...

    I'm really impressed with that Giger setup, even though the gear is old it rivals modern day UL backpackers in its minimalism and attention to weight. I noticed that he made sure to include a first...
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    Neat way to think about it, I definitely do this...

    Neat way to think about it, I definitely do this as I am more tolerable to tightening up the hip belt later in the day than in the morning when I still soft.
  8. 11g for my little compass. I bring it along even...

    11g for my little compass. I bring it along even if I am sticking to a trail, and it can be very useful before heading off trail to set up camp, along with making sure you picked the right trail...
  9. On the one hand, I would like to think that they...

    On the one hand, I would like to think that they would be against the widespread acceptance of people promoting and monetizing our trail systems, but on the other hand they did publish and sell books...
  10. I think we've found the problem. :D

    I think we've found the problem. :D
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    As I have stated before in this thread, there...

    As I have stated before in this thread, there needs to be a consistent set of standards for a thru to be considered to be an FKT, and re-routes do not provide for that, especially when you consider...
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    Yes, it is apparent that the "Fastest Known Time...

    Yes, it is apparent that the "Fastest Known Time LLC" company doesn't agree with my opinion, and I am sure that Timothy's corporate sponsor (Adidas®) also does not agree, especially when he serves as...
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    Good point, but I would still consider it a...

    Good point, but I would still consider it a thru-hike; basically as long as you went from the start to the terminus in one season, hiking as much of the trail as was allowed while you were on it. ...
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    No, I would still consider it a thru hike,...

    No, I would still consider it a thru hike, because during that period of time, everyone on the trail was affected by the same closure. I would consider someone who went halfway NOBO then shuttled to...
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    The point remains that they are not hiking the...

    The point remains that they are not hiking the same contiguous trail as everyone else, regardless of what the FKT website and other people try to convince others of. This is further complicated by...
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    Wow that looks great, I'm glad you made it past...

    Wow that looks great, I'm glad you made it past old Adolf in one piece!
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    If he didn't hike the PCT through the Lionshead...

    If he didn't hike the PCT through the Lionshead closure, contiguous with the rest of the trail, it invalidates the FKT. Still a monumental achievement for a man, but not an FKT.
  18. I also used the hardware cloth circle as a stand...

    I also used the hardware cloth circle as a stand with mine. For a windscreen I used aluminum from one of those oven liners (it's thicker than foil). It was fastened together with two paper clips...
  19. Thread: Scaring Bears

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    No, all we need to do is establish "mauling free...

    No, all we need to do is establish "mauling free zones" to prevent future bear attacks in these areas.
  20. Mitchum gel, it is strong and isn't nearly as...

    Mitchum gel, it is strong and isn't nearly as stinky as the scented varieties. It still has an aroma to it, but it is very mild.
  21. If I don't have a lake nearby to go swimming, I...

    If I don't have a lake nearby to go swimming, I heat up some (~400mL) water in my pot and dip a microfiber cloth (the yellow ones from Costco) in it, and use it to wipe the salty dirt from my skin...
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    I'm wondering how this is going to be validated...

    I'm wondering how this is going to be validated considering that there is a 20 mile section of the PCT closed due to the Lionshead fire? As recently as May the FS estimates that the PCT will be...
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    Same here; I use my earbuds at the gym so I can...

    Same here; I use my earbuds at the gym so I can be in my own little world, but on the trail I consider the big wet rock beneath my feet to be my own little world.
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    I wish I was in that kind of shape.

    I wish I was in that kind of shape.
  25. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way.
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