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    Warmth for 60'ish F nights

    Hello,

    I have a Hennessy Explorer Asym, JacksRBetter Mt. Washington underquilt, down top quilt, and I also use a sleeping bag liner (supposedly adds another 5 F). This setup works fine easily down...
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    Calling this fixed....I just completed a 2 day...

    Calling this fixed....I just completed a 2 day hike on the Art Loeb Trail. No blisters on problem little toe.

    Here's the combination of things that worked for me:

    * Careful attention to...
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    None of my toes appear to do as you suggest....

    None of my toes appear to do as you suggest. However, my little toes have taken a beating over the years (stubbed toes!) so they're far from straight.

    Those toe straighteners are interesting...
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    First of all....thanks for actually reading my...

    First of all....thanks for actually reading my question before blaring out "it's a shoe problem". I've got 50+ yrs experience wearing a variety of shoes and have had issues with heel blisters wearing...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Thanks! ✔

    Thanks!

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    Thanks all around for advice received. Will...

    Thanks all around for advice received. Will definitely be trying out several methods proposed here for relief!
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    "These transitions might be better approached...

    "These transitions might be better approached incrementally"

    Agreed!
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    Thanks. I think I've just got some trial and...

    Thanks. I think I've just got some trial and error to do. Going to try thinner socks, cushioning tape, and also normal DT hikers without liners. Will post back once I have an idea what has best...
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    Thanks again.

    Thanks again.
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    I never said I had a shoe fitting problem. Quite...

    I never said I had a shoe fitting problem. Quite the contrary. Shoe fit is SAT. Thanks anyway. Just looking for some possible solutions to this particular problem. Mine isn't the same as most others...
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    Sure hope your day gets better...

    Sure hope your day gets better...
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    I've been doing all my recent hiking where I live...

    I've been doing all my recent hiking where I live which is in the lowcountry of SC (near Charleston). Zero hills here so there's no uphill or downhill cause.

    I am in my early fifties and had a MTP...
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    I'm wearing size 12 in my Altra Olympus. I...

    I'm wearing size 12 in my Altra Olympus. I usually wear an 11 in other shoes. These have the right amount of room at the end so size isn't the issue. I've been using thin synthetic liner socks and...
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    I've been using Leukotape. Seems to adhere well....

    I've been using Leukotape. Seems to adhere well.

    Thanks for the cushioned tape idea a well as taping the 4th toe.

    These are the kind of ideas I'm looking for. Any more out there?
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    Thanks....I probably should have mentioned that...

    Thanks....I probably should have mentioned that too. I like Injinji toe socks and wear them whenever I put on athletic shoes----so I dig 'em. However, I've also used their toe sock liners and they...
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    Blister on little toe

    WAIT! Before commenting on prevention being the best practice or that blisters are caused by "friction and moisture" or recommending whatever shoe that you like....PLEASE READ MY QUESTION.

    tia!
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    Hanging wet socks on pack to dry

    I've often seen it mentioned that it's a good idea to hang wet socks on your pack to dry.

    Does anyone have recommendations about good clips or other devices to use to accomplish this?

    Seakayaker
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    I ended up getting the Zefabak Black 500 from...

    I ended up getting the Zefabak Black 500 from Amazon. Price was about 1/2 or less of what many others I saw elsewhere. Tried it out last weekend. It got down to 43F and that was my only top cover. I...
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    Container for Trangia Spirit Stove

    I have a Trangia Spirit Stove and I understand that these are prone to leakage. I don't want alcohol to leak on my stuff! I prefer to leave any residual alcohol in the stove vs. attempting to pour it...
  21. Freeze Dried Just Add Water Pouch - Recommendations Please

    Just getting started with backpacking. I'm sure I'll experiment with rolling some of my own food. However, I'd also like to know what brands of "off the shelf" freeze dried food pouches folks find...
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    Thanks for the science experiment!

    Thanks for the science experiment!
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    Instant grits and Instant oatmeal

    Can instant grits and instant oatmeal be "cooked" directly in their bags?

    Sorry for such a simpleton question!
  24. Grunden Fishing pants as hiking rain pants

    I have pair of Grunden fishing pants. They are nylon with PU coating and taped seams. They serve me well for kayak fishing.


    I'm sure there are lighter options but these aren't particularly heavy...
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    Altra Lone Peaks and Gaiters

    I have a pair of Altra Lone Peak 3.5 with 4 point gaiters.

    Seem the gaiters are a bit of a PITA to put on. Doable when its warm but I'm bettering its very difficult with cold hands and impossible...
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