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  1. A bit too much for...?

    A bit too much for...?
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    That's fantastic -- I'm really happy for you!

    That's fantastic -- I'm really happy for you!
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    Ha! Well thankfully that won't be needed -- the...

    Ha! Well thankfully that won't be needed -- the loft seems to look okay. I guess [hope] I'll find out in February!
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    I'm certain they can help you out, either with...

    I'm certain they can help you out, either with direct assistance or by giving first rate information & advice. When you can, please post what you learn for others -- it seems that a lot of people...
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    There are others more knowledgeable, but I ...

    There are others more knowledgeable, but I wanted to offer what I know -- hopefully it's useful, otherwise I too can benefit from the education others can provide....

    My understanding is that the...
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    Thanks all for your comments. The bag had only...

    Thanks all for your comments. The bag had only been slept in once (trying it once on my deck, so no funky hiker odor, no campfire smoke, etc etc), so I didn't think to wash it. I do know that it was...
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    Is My Down Damaged?

    Discovered the other day that several weeks ago my partner had stuffed away my WM Antelope in it's stuff sack and stored it on a shelf in the garage. I was practically sick to discover this. It has...
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    Well said. Absolutely.

    Well said. Absolutely.
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    I read this with a surprising amount of what I...

    I read this with a surprising amount of what I can only describe as sadness and grief, feeling as though I personally am losing something! But that is only a testament to Laurie. I've never met her...
  10. Wow. Just...wow.

    Wow. Just...wow.
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    I would love to do this! -- although for some...

    I would love to do this! -- although for some people, this might actually backfire. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
  12. Love this. Although I don't presume to "know" any...

    Love this. Although I don't presume to "know" any perfect right answer (nor would I trust one), I do have to say that I've thought about this particular point quite a bit. We always hear about bears...
  13. Thread: 2021 sobo

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    Hoping you have a good hike, HankIV. My own SOBO...

    Hoping you have a good hike, HankIV. My own SOBO attempt in '14 didn't work, but I still loved every inch of it. Enjoy!
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    I can't think of one single source that serves...

    I can't think of one single source that serves more people with more information, or that covers more topics than Whiteblaze.

    Yes, I've found a few things on BPL; I've found good answers on a...
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    Well said. In regard to the numerous comments...

    Well said.

    In regard to the numerous comments I've read in this thread about how this forum isn't "phone friendly", I find myself smiling at the irony. For me, WB long ago became a "phone ONLY"...
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    I enjoy a few YouTube hikers -- but the emphasis...

    I enjoy a few YouTube hikers -- but the emphasis here is on "few", because sitting and watching videos takes valuable time out of the day. I watch YouTube hikers that show me parts of the trail I...
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    If I recall correctly, the PCT was also "closed"...

    If I recall correctly, the PCT was also "closed" last year by its managing entity -- even before the ATC made its own announcement about the AT. Now admittedly I don't get out much and I'm wrong...
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    Ha! Wow, that is...weird. Weird to me, anyway --...

    Ha! Wow, that is...weird. Weird to me, anyway -- and I expect to most everyone else on here. But then again, those of us who enjoy being out in the Dark Scary woods, with Big Scary animals, huffing...
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    I have a Sea-to-Summit headnet that spends most...

    I have a Sea-to-Summit headnet that spends most time tucked away and essentially lost in a hipbelt pocket, but I've pulled it out a few times and have been glad for it -- times when the bugs have...
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    The AT Lodge in Millinocket is a hostel, not a...

    The AT Lodge in Millinocket is a hostel, not a hotel, but is first class all the way. They will shuttle you into BSP and can tell you anything & everything you need to know.
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    Also, for whatever it's worth -- I have used a...

    Also, for whatever it's worth -- I have used a plastic grocery bag a couple of times to keep it a little dry. I poke a small hole in the bottom of the grocery bag and feed the cords thru...then tie...
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    I have found that it actually dries fairly fast. ...

    I have found that it actually dries fairly fast. I'm guessing the material (kevlar I believe) doesn't actually absorb water. If left out all night in a heavy rain, water WILL find it's way inside...
  23. Though far from a thru-hiker and not even a...

    Though far from a thru-hiker and not even a descent LASHer, ever since I took up this little distance hiking obsession in 2011 or so, I have noticed my own blood lipid profile change markedly -- for...
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    You mentioned redundancy in your water treatment...

    You mentioned redundancy in your water treatment by bringing "repackaged aqua mira" in addition to your filter.... If you are doing that as a backup in case you lose or freeze your filter, you can...
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    Hmm....hadn't thought of that. But then I'd be...

    Hmm....hadn't thought of that. But then I'd be loaded down with the weight of all that money I'd make.
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