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    Also, Guthook doesn't tell you that if you...

    Also, Guthook doesn't tell you that if you violate the camping regulations on PA state game lands, you WILL get a citation. Trust me, I know. Take a minute to read the regulation signs we post.
  2. Pennsylvania law is very specific about who can...

    Pennsylvania law is very specific about who can camp on State Game Lands. Crazy or psycho is OK--as long as you spend no more than one night at a site and exit the trail someplace else than your...
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    When would the 2020 FFF be held? I have to put in...

    When would the 2020 FFF be held? I have to put in leave long ahead. Thanks!
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    Dog smells = dog food = hungry bear. Also the...

    Dog smells = dog food = hungry bear. Also the scent of ANY food you have in your tent will attract them, including a mini Snickers wrapper, or the s'mores smeared on your lips and fingers, and...
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    I pre-mix Nido with muesli for breakfast, and...

    I pre-mix Nido with muesli for breakfast, and then just add water. I was surprised how good it was.
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    I have a pair that I use for camp shoes, as well...

    I have a pair that I use for camp shoes, as well as for the showers and locker room at the gym. I like that they pack flat, and don't have a thong between my toes...I hate having something between my...
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    Place your palms together, one atop the other....

    Place your palms together, one atop the other. That was Pennsylvania 300 million years ago. Nice, flat easy hiking. Now take North Africa and shove it into Pennsylvania, creating the Appalachian...
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    https://xeroshoes.com/shop/gender/mens/ztrail-men/...

    https://xeroshoes.com/shop/gender/mens/ztrail-men/

    Light, less than 1 lb, very slim profile, but sturdy enough to hike in, or water cross when needed. Used to use flipfops but hated how they felt...
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    The flooded section is about .20 miles nobo of...

    The flooded section is about .20 miles nobo of the RR grade, about .80 miles nobo of the Rausch Gap shelter. Attached are some pics I took today. Also gave warnings to some out-and-back hikers. One...
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    That was no ranger. That was a PA State Game...

    That was no ranger. That was a PA State Game Warden.
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    For shorter hikes, I like any kind of flatbread,...

    For shorter hikes, I like any kind of flatbread, pita, etc, with summer sausage, cheese and a few olive oil packets.
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    My wife and I would like to attend the FFF in...

    My wife and I would like to attend the FFF in 2020; any tips on where to stay locally? Bed & breakfasts, good motels, etc.
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    Pennsylvania recently changed our job title from...

    Pennsylvania recently changed our job title from "Wildlife Conservation Officer" to "Game Warden." Prior to 1987, we were "Game Protectors." The switch in 1987 was made to show that we are reponsible...
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    Keep in mind that there is only one Ranger...

    Keep in mind that there is only one Ranger assigned to the AT, commonly referred to as the Lone Ranger, for obvious reasons. The joke is that the ranger district is 2200 miles long and 100 yards...
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    If you see something that looks out of the...

    If you see something that looks out of the ordinary, or gives you a concern, please call the appropriate agency. If all is well, they will have a friendly chat with the officer. No problem. A while...
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    Let me share an encounter from yesterday, on the...

    Let me share an encounter from yesterday, on the portion of the AT in my patrol area. There's been illegal camping along a trout stream, and some trail runners have been spray-painting mileage...
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    The rain came down and down. The trail became a...

    The rain came down and down. The trail became a creek, and I hopped and hobbled along the huckleberries and mountain laurel that bordered the submerged path, until I realized I would get just as wet...
  18. Hanging heat shield?

    Please tell us more about this "hanging heat shield" you speak of. Sounds like a good piece of DIY gear. Thanks!
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    The rectangle is another 5 ozs.

    The rectangle is another 5 ozs.
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    Tarp shapes: rectangle vs caternary

    Hi Folks,
    Thanks for your good advice re tarps vs tents. I have decided to buy a tarp, but am looking for guidance using a traditional rectangle vs the caternary cut as illustrated. Thoughts?
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  21. I like the BTUs a candle lantern adds in cold...

    I like the BTUs a candle lantern adds in cold weather. I like to read in my tent, so I supplement the lantern with a headlamp as well. In warm weather, I use a LED squeeze light instead.
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    Tarps vs bugs

    I am thinking about going to a tarp shelter instead of a tent. My chief concern is mosquitos. Does anyone have any experience in bug season with a tarp? Also, I sleep on the ground, not a hammock....
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    What is "nero?"

    What is "nero?"
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    Unidentified deceased hiker

    Received this via the NPS. He wasn't found on the AT, and it was last year, but was sent to me as a local LEO near the AT. He had been on the AT prior to Florida.
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    Are single-wall Tarptents truly waterproof?

    Are single-wall Tarptents truly waterproof?
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