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    Could anyone imagine Wingfoot on the trail today...

    Could anyone imagine Wingfoot on the trail today with cellphones, Guthook, and the like...
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    Pre-sliced cheese and meats do have a drawback....

    Pre-sliced cheese and meats do have a drawback. Every slice of the knife or slicer has the potential to introduce unwanted bacteria. A solid block only has six sides that were potentially...
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    As said, double bag. Don't worry about it. Really...

    As said, double bag. Don't worry about it. Really isn't as gross as it sounds after a couple of days.
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    Not sure where you plan to camp the night before....

    Not sure where you plan to camp the night before. I would definitely go at least one bench above Guitar Lake. There is plenty of camp sites, though somewhat crowded together, and good water. Even...
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    One more thing that I didn't see mentioned. Mold...

    One more thing that I didn't see mentioned. Mold on cheese is not a sign that the entire block is spoiled. Simply cut/scrape the mold off and enjoy the rest.

    I usually carry Kraft, extra sharp...
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    As a retired paramedic, and one who has been...

    As a retired paramedic, and one who has been hauled into court for acting against a patient's wishes, and acting in their best interest (the court eventually agreed with us), I have to ask. At what...
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    Half Dome Fatatality

    Just ran across this on another site.

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/05/22/hiker-dies-in-fall-from-yosemite-parks-half-dome/
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    Due to the poor performance of traditional rain...

    Due to the poor performance of traditional rain gear, I have settled on two, well three, items. First, a Brawny Gear (no longer available, but similar are), silnylon, pull-over rain jacket. It is...
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    I just bought a pair of Altra Lone Peak 3.5s from...

    I just bought a pair of Altra Lone Peak 3.5s from REI yesterday. Have not had them on the trail yet, but from what I've read, the major changes were in the mesh to increase the breathability and...
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    WAY more important than exercise is limiting your...

    WAY more important than exercise is limiting your caloric intake, especially early on in your weight loss journey.

    To make it easy to learn what proper eating and proper portions sizes are (most...
  11. Thread: Finished MD

    by Lyle
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    Pretty rude and judgmental comment.

    Pretty rude and judgmental comment.
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    I think the key, if you really want to retire...

    I think the key, if you really want to retire early, is to lower your consumption dramatically. Just think, seriously, about how much "stuff" you have and worry about that is completely unnecessary...
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    I would never even consider going back to heavy...

    I would never even consider going back to heavy boots. I believe the OP is ill-informed about any trend.
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    The "corrected" link doesn't work for me. All I...

    The "corrected" link doesn't work for me. All I get is a title page with nothing but the Survey Name and a link to create my own Google survey.
  15. 1) Hang the hammock correctly. There should be...

    1) Hang the hammock correctly. There should be moderate sag when the hammock is hanging freely. Stretched taught is counterproductive.

    2) Lay diagonally in the hammock, not straight head to foot....
  16. Weight. Ground sleeping system is lighter.

    Weight. Ground sleeping system is lighter.
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    For me, I've diverted most of my trail spending...

    For me, I've diverted most of my trail spending to other, less well funded trails - CDT, NCT, Northwest Trail, etc.

    The AT had a leg up on all the other trails in the way that Congress authorized...
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    The fastest way to dry wet socks is to hike in...

    The fastest way to dry wet socks is to hike in them. Two or three pair, period for me. One pair for hiking in - wet or dry, one pair for camp - dry. After a few days, on a nice sunny day, wash the...
  19. Thread: Superfeet Orange

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    I used to like the orange Superfeet, but they...

    I used to like the orange Superfeet, but they changed the design a few years back, and I no longer like them. The orange used to have additional metatarsal support, but the design change replaced...
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    About four miles north of Brink Road Shelter is a...

    About four miles north of Brink Road Shelter is a US highway, Culvers Gap. Brink Road Shelter, as I remember, had dirt bike and possibly four wheeler access, not sure if the road would be passable by...
  21. Yes, you can either shorten the lines, or, as you...

    Yes, you can either shorten the lines, or, as you say pitch the tarp itself right to the ground. Generally need to shorten the door side lines in order to keep the tension running in the proper line....
  22. I will add, that my shelter consisted of a ZPacks...

    I will add, that my shelter consisted of a ZPacks Hexamid Solo Plus tarp. On a few nights, when exposed to the wind, I would pitch it right to the ground.

    I also routinely use a silk liner and...
  23. That is the exact bag I have used for late Aug,...

    That is the exact bag I have used for late Aug, early Sept trips on the JMT. Never slept cold, perfectly adequate. Not saying that one will never experience an unseasonable storm, but that should be...
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    Back in the day, I used to carry some extra...

    Back in the day, I used to carry some extra "emergency" food. I quickly learned, however, that I normally carry too much food, so eliminated the "emergency" rations. I have seldom not ended a trip...
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    I always use a silk liner. Keeps the bag cleaner,...

    I always use a silk liner. Keeps the bag cleaner, more so than just wearing long johns (plus it's lighter weight), eliminates drafts as I toss and turn, adds a small amount of warmth, and can be used...
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