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  1. "It's a typical situation in these typical times ...

    "It's a typical situation in these typical times Too many choices" DMB
  2. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    Thanks for that info. I just decided last week...

    Thanks for that info. I just decided last week to do the trail NOBO. (was going to start at Abisko, but now will finish there)
    2 reasons, both sun related.
    I don't want to have the sun in my...
  3. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    I have a new one every year, because I do my...

    I have a new one every year, because I do my dream hikes most years.
    This year, it's the Kungsleden trail in Lapland Sweden and then a few hikes in the Republic of Georgia and the beautiful...
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    If we all felt the same about things, it'd be a...

    If we all felt the same about things, it'd be a boring world IMO.
    Not a bad idea to see both sides of every story.
    You can learn more that way.
    IMO
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    After a while, it becomes the norm. You wait...

    After a while, it becomes the norm.
    You wait and work in the winter to get ready for next year's journey.
    I did it for 16 years.
    Got a bit lonely and so..........got married and had a kid. ...
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    Right away my first thoughts on reading the OP...

    Right away my first thoughts on reading the OP was that these people were brought up in either a city, another country, or at least another culture.
    I travel a lot around the world and would...
  7. My list has some of hiked and some I've yet to...

    My list has some of hiked and some I've yet to hike.
    I don't normally compare hikes as they are all so different and usually rated (by me) by the weather, people or experiences I had met or had on...
  8. I saw that. A friend sent to me. IMO it is...

    I saw that.
    A friend sent to me.
    IMO it is one man's opinion who happens to be a writer and I doubt there are many hikers who would agree with him, unless they were the only trails the guy has...
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    I still use an Integral Design's "Sil Shelter" ...

    I still use an Integral Design's "Sil Shelter" (tarptent)
    If I'm in heavy bugs (mosquitoes) I wear a headnet to bed and get in my bag.
    One hike (Pyrenees HRP) we had to carry a lot of salt and...
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    You ask what I now do when I travel or hike now...

    You ask what I now do when I travel or hike now that it's paid off.
    I rent it out.
    I ended up building an apt. for myself above the garage but now, rented that out too.
    So, last year when I...
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    I was in the same boat back in the 90's when I...

    I was in the same boat back in the 90's when I did 3 thru-hikes (triple crown).
    What I did was find room-mates.
    Usually friends, but once, I put an ad in the paper and got a retired man who I am...
  12. Article doesn't say much, except this: Fagan is...

    Article doesn't say much, except this: Fagan is a health food store owner and expert in fitness and nutrition. He’s hiked all over the world and his current path is along the Appalachian...
  13. I hiked it 20 years ago. Looks the same. Very...

    I hiked it 20 years ago.
    Looks the same.
    Very nice.
    I remember on a roadwalk there were long lines of cars from Germany and other countries in Europe that were coming to buy cigarettes and...
  14. I remember when April 15th was the norm. Now...

    I remember when April 15th was the norm.
    Now it's the exception.
    I started May 9th one year.
    Was great.
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    Bug head net for me. and long sleeve shirt and...

    Bug head net for me. and long sleeve shirt and pants
    I've been known to put a little deet on my hat and shirt collar, but not into putting it on my skin.
    I was at a wedding the other day and...
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    Of course I appreciate when I get a tip for...

    Of course I appreciate when I get a tip for anything.
    But really, this whole tipping thing has gotten ridiculous.
    It's expected now-a-days in so many fields and that sucks.
    Having lived out of...
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    Hello KnightErrant, I live in nearby southern...

    Hello KnightErrant,
    I live in nearby southern Thailand and have hiked a lot around SE Asia.
    In 2018, I hiked in Sumatra, Northern Vietnam, Taiwan and Tasmania.

    Before that, I've climbed...
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    I'd think about saving about 5 lbs with a newer,...

    I'd think about saving about 5 lbs with a newer, lightweight pack for starters.
    I had an old external frame camptrails pack back when I first hiked the AT in '77. Thought it was great.
    Now, my...
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    September is the best time to hike just about...

    September is the best time to hike just about anywhere in the USA.
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    I appreciate books. If I find one in a shelter...

    I appreciate books.
    If I find one in a shelter and I have time to read it: THanks.
    Although I stopped carrying a headlamp years ago, so it would only help me in summer, when there is more...
  21. Thread: First Aid

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    Arnica is amazing stuff. I forgot all about it. ...

    Arnica is amazing stuff. I forgot all about it.
    When I did my first (and only completed) 100 mile race at Leadville in 2001, my coach put some arnica on my legs at mile 65.
    Wow, did it...
  22. Thread: First Aid

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    I agree with duct tape and needle (with some...

    I agree with duct tape and needle (with some dental floss to sew up pack repairs etc)
    For drugs, I carry ibuprofen and magnesium (for cramps)
    For blisters, neosporin and duct tape.
    I did cut my...
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    Did the Boucher trail one year, down to the river...

    Did the Boucher trail one year, down to the river then up back up to the Tonto and then up the Bright Angel.
    I believe they now call this trail the Hermit trail? It wasn't used by many and we...
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    Electricity changed the world. And nylon (and...

    Electricity changed the world.
    And nylon (and since then cuban) changed hiking. (and trail runners)
    and now cell phones.
    I believe if you prefer, you can still find places that have people...
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    I have no problem with people burning their...

    I have no problem with people burning their trash. But they should go through the fire in the morning and take out any left over residue from trash.
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