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  1. "..your belief system is not the only source of...

    "..your belief system is not the only source of love, hope and peace in this world. Failure of other people to subscribe to your newsletter, "

    Excuse me, you don't know me or my belief system....
  2. "...does not mean that we have nothing to offer...

    "...does not mean that we have nothing to offer but darkness, death and dust."

    Yes, you clearly have many more bad things to offer, but that's just the beginning. Sorry to interrupt the thread,...
  3. "what it is said about that...

    "what it is said about that group/sect/cult/religion/whatever, can be said about practically any religion. That is why I'm an unapologetic atheist."

    Sure, they're an easy target because they are...
  4. Regrettably, not everyone is "hiker material",...

    Regrettably, not everyone is "hiker material", and yet they hike.
  5. May should be pretty good. We hiked it in April...

    May should be pretty good. We hiked it in April and there were no leaves on the trees; cold and sort of desolate.
  6. We stayed in a dank, dirty, overstuffed cabin...

    We stayed in a dank, dirty, overstuffed cabin full of weird stuff at Uncle Johnny's near Erwin, TN, while the good ol boys sat on the porch surfing the web. They might have thought of doing some...
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    I thought the SOBO climb of the Priest was no...

    I thought the SOBO climb of the Priest was no real problem, and we did it at the end of a long day. Heavily switchbacked. Nice view at the top.
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    Oh, so Whiteblaze is the place for speculation...

    Oh, so Whiteblaze is the place for speculation without facts. Thanks a lot.
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    I would like to see a factual summary of events,...

    I would like to see a factual summary of events, without speculation, of what went wrong.
    In studies of outdoor fatalities, it's never one thing, it's cascading errors, problems, and weather, many...
  10. Not exactly an impartial news story: "But one...

    Not exactly an impartial news story:

    "But one thing is clear: Large energy companies are having trouble forcing their will on communities and land managers with the same ease they have enjoyed in...
  11. Tipi dude, so correct but you forget that...

    Tipi dude, so correct but you forget that regulators are immune to common sense arguments.

    Like Jordon Peterson says, the people making the rules are the last people that you would ever want to...
  12. Thread: More lo tech

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    Yes! As someone old enough to remember the...

    Yes! As someone old enough to remember the friendly pre-phone era when long trailside conversations (sometimes leading to lifelong friendships) were normal, I wince when I approach a shelter or pass...
  13. Did the Routeburn track as a day hike two years...

    Did the Routeburn track as a day hike two years ago. Great stuff.
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    It takes a major sacrifice, but it's worth it...

    It takes a major sacrifice, but it's worth it when you are young and relatively free IMO. I took off on the AT when I was 17, for a whole summer, with very little money. It worked.

    Don't wait for...
  15. Thread: Base weight

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    I think it's funny that so many hikers who are...

    I think it's funny that so many hikers who are clearly way overweight make a huge point out of going ultralight. The elephant in the room is that they should drop 20 or 30 from their middles. Then...
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    If you have a disability you could make an...

    If you have a disability you could make an argument for using one of these under ADA. I think it's a great idea, although perhaps easier to use on the PCT and other switchbacked trails. I wouldn't...
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    "Originally Posted by LDog ...

    "Originally Posted by LDog https://whiteblaze.net/forum/images/Eloquent/buttonsgreen/viewpost-right.png

    The rocks got there cause the glacier...
  18. Stunning, georgeous, insane views?? Um. How...

    Stunning, georgeous, insane views??

    Um. How about .... rather tame??
  19. Unless you are independently wealthy start with a...

    Unless you are independently wealthy start with a good section hike, like Springer to Hot Springs (3 weeks).

    Then, stop and think about it for a while... it will either catch on or not.

    This...
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    Poll: I've carried a Garmin 60sx for many years. Super...

    I've carried a Garmin 60sx for many years. Super duper. Answers all my questions about navigation, mileages, elevations, spring & shelter locations, distances to any waypoint. Creates a track that...
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    6-7 days Monson to Abol bridge. 1 day to...

    6-7 days Monson to Abol bridge.
    1 day to Katahdin Camp.
    1 summit day
    I've done it twice; I would tend to go slow and enjoy this lovely section.

    It's a horrible shame that so many people rush...
  22. Direct order from the web. Another option is...

    Direct order from the web. Another option is http://www.runningfunky.com/gaiters-1/
  23. Thread: Hiking the AT

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    Do the math. Walking speed times hours spent...

    Do the math.
    Walking speed times hours spent walking, tempered by trail difficulty.
    My wife and I averaged 1 mph through difficult terrain in Maine, in our 50's some years ago. Otherwise on easier...
  24. I buy Everclear by the half gallon in Montana. I...

    I buy Everclear by the half gallon in Montana. I forget what it costs, but it's not expensive. I use it with shellac flakes to make musical instrument varnish. Of course when I tell the seller...
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    Good for you, the trail will be different SOBO...

    Good for you, the trail will be different SOBO and you'll see the other side of the trees.
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