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  1. I live in NC and backpack but not always in that...

    I live in NC and backpack but not always in that area. It isn't winter by any stretch of the word. Leaves will be falling. it will get cold but it can also be rather warm as well.

    I have seen...
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    Two other benefits not listed above: I use them...

    Two other benefits not listed above:
    I use them to set up tarp in areas where lack of ideal trees are.
    Sword fighting during breaks.
  3. You only need a 2" portion that surrounds the...

    You only need a 2" portion that surrounds the tree or limb. the rest of the strap assembly can be whatever diameter line or strap you wish
  4. WTB - External Frame Backpack ~ Larger Size

    Greetings,

    I am seeking an external frame backpack. Ideally I would like a large frame as some do come in different frame sizes.

    It isn't for me as I have all that I need, but for a friend who...
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    Dryer sheets. Weigh nothing and occupy minimal...

    Dryer sheets. Weigh nothing and occupy minimal space. I store my sleeping bag in a loose open bag with dryer sheets to give it a fresh smell.

    Some folks even lace these in their shoulder straps...
  6. No, I just showed you that a diligent...

    No, I just showed you that a diligent investigator isn't going to rule anything out and military training does often occur outside of training facilities with accidents.
  7. Anything is plausible when it comes to the murky...

    Anything is plausible when it comes to the murky world of private armies.

    I guess you are forgetting the 2007 Nisour Square massacre by Blackwater (US hired contract civilian “mercenaries”) who...
  8. Thread: Poor kid

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    Anyone can create a budget and plan but they are...

    Anyone can create a budget and plan but they are worthless if you do not have the fortitude to stick with them. Zero days can bet expensive.
  9. Try Craigslist.com there is something there for...

    Try Craigslist.com there is something there for everybody.
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    Wrong. She is still a victim and doing her best...

    Wrong. She is still a victim and doing her best to get adequate information to report the incident to the authorities. It is the same as when someone follows another person in a road rage incident....
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    This is comical. You want to "neutralize the...

    This is comical. You want to "neutralize the threat and leave"...an older woman who followed you to either discuss the situation, ask for an apology, or get adequate information to report you to the...
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    How many sexual assaults? How many other types...

    How many sexual assaults? How many other types of assaults? You can't walk through the woods naively thinking that everybody is becoming one with nature; some of the hippies are not so hippyish but...
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    Dang I want to know how he went 1800 miles with...

    Dang I want to know how he went 1800 miles with sixty bucks!! I wish my truck got that kind of mileage.
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    North of Damascus a few miles is the Grayson...

    North of Damascus a few miles is the Grayson Highlands State Park in the Mt Rogers area. It gives off the appearance of being "treeless" but there are places to hang. I have never bear bagged there...
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    The AT legend of Casey Ledbetter Casey...

    The AT legend of Casey Ledbetter
    Casey attempted a thru hike in 2006 after learning about the Appalachian Trail after a July 4th lake party in Alabama where other attendees told about a relative...
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    Well there is the legend of Grey Poupon and his...

    Well there is the legend of Grey Poupon and his many woes of the AT
    Talk has it that Geoffrey Meansworth, III of Clement Connecticut read “Into the Wild” in the fall of 1996 and was inspired to drop...
  17. I live not too far away from you and go where you...

    I live not too far away from you and go where you plan to go all of the time. My choice, which isn't one of your options but similar, is the Silva Ranger. I like that style of compass ( it is like...
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    What actually defines "experience?" Having...

    What actually defines "experience?" Having experienced something doesn't make one an expert Would you want someone who had a hernia do your hernia surgery? Being "experienced" to me is someone who...
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    While she was enjoying her demise in the tranquil...

    While she was enjoying her demise in the tranquil world you suggest.....dozens of people risked their lives in a less than ideal beautiful setting because of negligence. Folks less than 40 and older...
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    That is an understatement....Thursday low of -10...

    That is an understatement....Thursday low of -10 in Boone, NC is predicted without factoring in wind chill. Other elevations are in the same boat. Time to bring in the brass monkey
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    Well I called Union County Georgia to see if they...

    Well I called Union County Georgia to see if they had an update and it turns out the fellow showed up in Towns County Georgia and was well. He came off the trail and called everyone but the one...
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    Well his g/f called the NC Highway Patrol and I...

    Well his g/f called the NC Highway Patrol and I think she was in Florida. People always call us when they don't know where to turn and I guess that she wasn't up on her geography enough to know he...
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    That's what I'm betting on

    That's what I'm betting on
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    Missing Hiker - Neals Gap Area

    We just took a call shortly before 11pm of a missing hiker going from Suchas, Ga to Neals Gap. He was a day or two overdue. Why on earth do folks wait till late at night to call for help? We...
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    Malto hit the nail on the head. Two for food;...

    Malto hit the nail on the head. Two for food; one for the daily rations and the other for trip food. The daily ration bag is a gallon zip-lock freezer bag that has a few reinforcements of duct tape...
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