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  1. Good video of Floyd. He seems to be a gentle...

    Good video of Floyd. He seems to be a gentle giant.
  2. How about stove fuel? I don't think you can...

    How about stove fuel? I don't think you can bring it on the plane. Amtrak was over an hour late the time I took it from DC to Harper's Ferry and the outfitters in HF was closed before I got there.
  3. I took a road/car camping trip to Alaska this...

    I took a road/car camping trip to Alaska this summer and spent some time in the Yukon as well. Most of the time I was without cell service on the trip. Some how I managed to survive and thrive in...
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    Here is a similar product that is also available...

    Here is a similar product that is also available at Minimus :
    https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Mineral-Deodorant-Travel-Unscented/dp/B000L998JY
    Due to skin irritation from regular deodorants, I...
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    Now that's funny!!! I have run into a few cats...

    Now that's funny!!! I have run into a few cats over the years that thought they were mountain lions too.
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    Stripes on tail says tabby

    Stripes on tail says tabby
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    When I see posts like this I always wonder what...

    When I see posts like this I always wonder what the person's life is like off the trail. I hope you have a happy life off the trail ABnormal as well as a great time on the trail. I guess I was...
  8. Sounds like a motor vehicle to me: Class 1:...

    Sounds like a motor vehicle to me:

    Class 1: Pedal Assist
    The electric drive system on the ebike can only be activated through a pedaling action and is limited to relatively low speeds. The sensor...
  9. After reading this thread, I think one of the...

    After reading this thread, I think one of the most stressful parts of the job and one reason for high turnover would be having to deal frequently with people who let their passion overwhelm their...
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    Is pumpkin spice tuna next?

    Is pumpkin spice tuna next?
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    Your body increases its ability to handle heat...

    Your body increases its ability to handle heat (heat acclimatization) with repeated exposure to heat. If you are going to be hiking in hot weather, you need to start the acclimatization process 2-3...
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    Metro now serves Dulles. Take metro to Union...

    Metro now serves Dulles. Take metro to Union Station and hop the Amtrak to Harper's Ferry. here is a link. https://www.flydulles.com/iad/silver-line-express-bus-metrorail-station
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    Probably an interesting family discussion ensued...

    Probably an interesting family discussion ensued when those teenagers got home. I wouldn't want to be in their shoes.
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    Leaving an 80 year old behind on a mountain in...

    Leaving an 80 year old behind on a mountain in bad weather is negligent no matter how you cut it. It doesn't matter if Gramps says "It's OK, go ahead and leave me behind" anymore than it would be OK...
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    Never have needed anything on the trail. If I...

    Never have needed anything on the trail. If I did need something to help me sleep, I would take 2 benedryl which works for me at home.
  16. Besides the physical performance effects, I have...

    Besides the physical performance effects, I have been wondering how mentally sharp a person would be on so few calories over a long period of time. When I don't eat enough my mental abilities...
  17. "A failure to plan is a plan for failure" - a...

    "A failure to plan is a plan for failure" - a favorite of an old boss

    "Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance" or "the 5 P's" - A favorite of my Father.

    I think the OP is just...
  18. Here is an article you might find interesting. ...

    Here is an article you might find interesting. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-paleo-diet-half-baked-how-hunter-gatherer-really-eat/
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    It has been 30 years since I was on those trails,...

    It has been 30 years since I was on those trails, pre-cellphone days. My first backpacking trip was on Caney Creek when I lived in Dallas. I did the Buckeye trail once in the March or April. I...
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    Lost Hiker Found After 6 Days

    Story about a lost hiker in Arkansas. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hiker-lost-nearly-week-arkansas-wilderness-found-alive-sister-says-n1015441

    I have been backpacking several times in...
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    Here is a link to the research article itself. ...

    Here is a link to the research article itself. https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/6/eaaw0341

    As I read it, what the scientists found basically is that if you expend energy in excess of...
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    I was thinking that you might be able to work...

    I was thinking that you might be able to work backwards and figure out how many miles you could hike per day over 6 months without wrecking yourself. If 2.5 times your BMR is an upper limit then for...
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    Limit to Human Endurance

    Here is an interesting article about how the ultimate limit on long term endurance activities is how many calories your body can process and use over the long term. It also gives some insight into...
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    Here is another cheap alternative that is easy. ...

    Here is another cheap alternative that is easy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyK_5B06KhM
  25. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    Not a hike but something I have been dreaming...

    Not a hike but something I have been dreaming about for years. In July I will drive from Houston to Canada and up the Dempster Highway above the Arctic Circle then over to Alaska where my wife will...
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