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    I largely agree. This is a classic "know thyself"...

    I largely agree. This is a classic "know thyself" situation. When I began hiking ... it was more of a resumption after a 30 year layoff. So I bought gear, and it has not sat unused. But I had done it...
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    Not necessarily, IMO. We don't know enough about...

    Not necessarily, IMO. We don't know enough about the conditions in which the OP would expect to use the bivy. Most bivies don't breathe well enough to avoid condensation build-up inside, which will...
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    I'm a fan ... of the idea. The reality...

    I'm a fan ... of the idea.

    The reality though, in most conditions and for most applications, is bleak.
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    Anything but a bivy sack, due to condensation...

    Anything but a bivy sack, due to condensation from one's breath.

    Generally, solid inner will be warmer than a
    noseeum bug net inner, which will be warmer than a
    mosquito net inner, which will...
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    Actually, they don't (even accounting for your...

    That's what western M.D's said and still say about prescribing antibiotics for every sniffle, sneeze, and scratchy throat. [/COLOR][/QUOTE]
    Actually, they don't (even accounting for your...
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    FWIW I had 3-4 pr of DT socks given the Insect...

    FWIW I had 3-4 pr of DT socks given the Insect Shield treatment by the IS folks in Greensboro NC. They never mentioned anything about their treatment possibly degrading fabrics. If anything I think...
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    Even if you take it to only mean an inflatable...

    Even if you take it to only mean an inflatable mattress (i.e., not CCF), it's vague, since it doesn't distinguish between self-inflators and air mattresses, or among the varying Therm-A-Rest models...
  8. Agreed on your overall sentiment, and yes, Steve...

    Agreed on your overall sentiment, and yes, Steve Irwin died doing the thing he loved. But without pain? Not likely.
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    A RidgeRest SOLite is a Therm-a-Rest. So is a...

    A RidgeRest SOLite is a Therm-a-Rest. So is a NeoAir Xlite, Trail Scout, and ProLite Plus. Therm-a-Rest is the company, not the product.
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    IIRC, the Skyscape isn't a true double wall, it's...

    IIRC, the Skyscape isn't a true double wall, it's a hybrid. The sides are (in essence) double-walled, but the "roof" is single-layer fly with no netting.
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    I found out the hard way (kind of) that there's a...

    I found out the hard way (kind of) that there's a big difference between dried beans and dehydrated beans. Sounded the same to me, but there's a great deal of difference in cooking times. It's my...
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    Generally, yep. I was going to include that but...

    Generally, yep. I was going to include that but decided to be concise.

    There are apparently some jurisdictions where results can be admitted into evidence if both sides agree, but when would both...
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    I'm curious about the popularity of the Lunar...

    I'm curious about the popularity of the Lunar Solo/Duo as opposed to the similar Skyscape Scout or Trekker. Doesn't the Lunar only open on one side, preventing much in the way of cross-breezes? For...
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    I don't know what the PD relied upon, but for the...

    I don't know what the PD relied upon, but for the record, polygraph tests ("lie detectors") prove nothing regarding truth or falsity.
  15. If you also sleep in the fetal position, in...

    If you also sleep in the fetal position, in addition to side sleeping, you might be able to get by with a torso length pad from shoulders to knees, by having a pillow for your head and a probably sit...
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    follow up - a few more thoughts: in lieu of...

    follow up - a few more thoughts:

    in lieu of sun protection from a wide-brimmed hat (that wasn't warm or secure enough), I relied upon 50 SPF sunscreen and sunglasses. I kept feeling I should have...
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    post trip report

    Had a nice hike up Humphreys Peak. For anyone going in the future in June, FWIW, here's what I found helpful and superfluous.

    I drank 3.5L, of which 0.5L was pre-hydration just prior to the hike....
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    Thanks - I have been offered a rain jacket by a...

    Thanks - I have been offered a rain jacket by a local. It'll be too big for me, but in that case maybe I'll just cover my daypack too, which isn't bad. Belt /strap with poncho usually reduces...
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    A friend of mine once told me that she left off...

    A friend of mine once told me that she left off her rain fly overnight (southeastern USA) and her bag was quite damp from condensation/dew in the morning, despite no rain. Might also depends on where...
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    Thanks all - yes, as TJ implied, I'm a...

    Thanks all -

    yes, as TJ implied, I'm a planner, esp. in unfamiliar environments, like this one is to me.

    I'm not sure it'll start all that warm, as I hope to start around sunrise. The...
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    Humphreys Peak, late June

    Looking for recommended tweaks to a typical southeastern US dayhike gear list for use at Humphreys Peak in Northern AZ later this month. I'm usually pretty careful and don't skimp on the essentials. ...
  22. Higher r-value pad. Suppose for the moment your...

    Higher r-value pad.
    Suppose for the moment your Burrow's 20F rating is an EN bag rating. Whether it is officially or not, suppose it is, for the sake of argument.
    EN Ratings are predicated on a...
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    Could you provide a citation for your claim about...

    Could you provide a citation for your claim about NC requiring the container be 5 oz or less? I don't know of any bear spray that is sold in that size.

    Are you referring to self-defense (against...
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    You seem very certain. How can you be sure that a...

    You seem very certain. How can you be sure that a bear that associates tents with food is going skip checking out yours? You think it can tell you have used a canister instead?

    Consider this quote...
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    Did you mean PNC Bank?

    Did you mean PNC Bank?
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