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  1. Thread: Best headlamp

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    The same could be said about any of your gear...

    The same could be said about any of your gear recommendations, but the name of this thread of "best headlamp", not "adequate headlamp".
  2. Thread: Best headlamp

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    Nope. You're off by an order of magnitude. That...

    Nope. You're off by an order of magnitude. That 0.01 lumens is for three months. Over 2000 hours in that period.

    Now the Spot does claim to have greater battery life at 4 lumens in triple LED...
  3. I'd rather spend a little time memorizing it...

    I'd rather spend a little time memorizing it digitally because I sure won't be able to remember much of it organically after a few years. If you don't need a paper or digital journal to help...
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    Actually, a couple nights without sleep could...

    Actually, a couple nights without sleep could kill you. Maybe not if you're walking on flat trails, but if you're on icy ridges or terrain that's otherwise dangerous, it really helps not to have a...
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    I have a hard time sleeping on the first couple...

    I have a hard time sleeping on the first couple days of a hike. I think it's because I'm so amped up about hiking. Without sleeping aids, I might literally get no sleep at all on the first night,...
  6. Thread: Best headlamp

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    Returns and warranty claims are easy too if you...

    Returns and warranty claims are easy too if you buy at REI. I wish some of the flashlights brands I like were sold at REI, at least the premium brands anyway. Lower cost lights I build myself, so...
  7. Thread: Best headlamp

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    Yep. It's good to have another piece of data. ...

    Yep. It's good to have another piece of data. Not fair to compare a full price against a sale price though. Full price to full price is $39.95 for Spot, $64 for H52. I got my H52 for %54.40...
  8. Thread: Best headlamp

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    http://i.imgur.com/n2zEGr3.png Not only is the...

    http://i.imgur.com/n2zEGr3.png

    Not only is the Zebralight lighter, brighter and have longer battery life, but it gets another 10+ grams lighter and another 50% battery life if an Energizer...
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    Why wouldn't it be? Exercising even strengthens...

    Why wouldn't it be? Exercising even strengthens your bones. There's a lot of examples on youtube. There are some old threads here too. All I want to add is not to over do it. If you can't feel...
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    Are you doing ankle strengthening exercises?

    Are you doing ankle strengthening exercises?
  11. Thread: Best headlamp

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    I should have included the headlamps I have in my...

    I should have included the headlamps I have in my post.

    Zebralight H600mkII
    Zebralight H52
    Armytek Wizard Pro
    Fenix HP10
    And a couple bike lights that can be worn (uncomfortably) on the head
    ...
  12. Thread: Best headlamp

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    Zebralight H52. As light as the dinky plastic...

    Zebralight H52. As light as the dinky plastic headlamps at REI, but 300 lumens with a single AA, or 500+ lumens with a lithium ion battery. Since it's a right angle light, it works just as well as...
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    Where do you draw the line with steroids? Is...

    Where do you draw the line with steroids? Is corticosteroids okay? Wouldn't it be an unfair advantage if someone used them to heal their blisters and sunburn faster? What about injections to help...
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    It is a grizzly, but I wouldn't want to...

    It is a grizzly, but I wouldn't want to antagonize any momma bear.
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    Dog and a bear cub

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5Vx-b6-2Uo

    Three dead including the dog, found in pieces. The other two were severely injured.
  16. Thread: Battery Packs

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    If it was cost, you could check out the battery...

    If it was cost, you could check out the battery recycle bins for used laptop batteries and put those in a battery case like this. If capacity was your preference, then you'd pay a lot for these...
  17. Thread: Now Reading

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    I'm reading We. It's not a hiking book, but...

    I'm reading We. It's not a hiking book, but there's a lot of walking.
  18. Thread: Battery Packs

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    It'd help to know if you have a preference for...

    It'd help to know if you have a preference for lower cost or lower weight and to know how much capacity you want.
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    It's not for all types of alcohol stoves. That's...

    It's not for all types of alcohol stoves. That's okay. What I like about it is it gets the stove off the ground, or for some people, picnic table.
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    I don't want to take anything away from Kevin,...

    I don't want to take anything away from Kevin, but you learn that kind of information when you work with a trail maintenance crew, and if you do, you'll learn it again in the trail maintenance guides...
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    I'll give a bigger PCT example. We came across a...

    I'll give a bigger PCT example. We came across a trench a meter deep and wide and many meters long right in the middle of the tread. There were two problems. One is that the tread wasn't correctly...
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    I've been in similar situations, and when I can...

    I've been in similar situations, and when I can make simple changes to water management on the trail, I make them.
  23. Thread: Floppy ankles?

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    You're also quite young. Hopefully OP has a...

    You're also quite young. Hopefully OP has a youthful body as well.
  24. It might rain, but I wouldn't expect it to get...

    It might rain, but I wouldn't expect it to get the creeks running again yet. There are a couple tough spots, but you can probably get by if you yogi some water at a couple road crossings, or hitch...
  25. Thread: Floppy ankles?

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    I'm sad that you're discovering this so late. ...

    I'm sad that you're discovering this so late. Your ankles need to be strengthened. Walking on a trail works, so does walking on banked surfaces, air writing the alphabet with your feet, balancing,...
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