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  1. Bivouac is pretty short. RON is even shorter....

    Bivouac is pretty short.

    RON is even shorter. Remain Over Night, a TLA we used in the Army.
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    We will hike somewhere else. Already had a back...

    We will hike somewhere else. Already had a back up plan, but had done that hike with some of my other kids so it was a known entity (and a loop).
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    Biked around Jekyll Island with the herd. (2 days...

    Biked around Jekyll Island with the herd. (2 days ago)

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    ETA: I reduced the pics to not be a bandwidth hawg; maybe too much
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    I've been watching the GSMNP site because my son...

    I've been watching the GSMNP site because my son wants to do a hike for his birthday. Through yesterday it said closed at least until 30 April.

    Now it's until further notice.
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    Our nickname for the army large ALICE ruck was...

    Our nickname for the army large ALICE ruck was "North Carolina greentick." (sucks the life right out of you). When registering for WB many moons ago it popped into my head so I appropriated it. So it...
  6. Thread: Stop or Go?

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    Right! This thing isn't going away anytime soon....

    Right! This thing isn't going away anytime soon. We've had flu vaccines for decades and rarely does it achieve even 50% effectiveness. We've had Tamiflu etc for many year and still 15-30k die of the...
  7. Thanks for putting these in one place... I've had...

    Thanks for putting these in one place... I've had some of the G2G, delicious (I put cashews in the thai)
  8. Skycrane logging helo flies for ~$5K/hr and...

    Skycrane logging helo flies for ~$5K/hr and already based around AK.

    Lift that sucker to Healey and make it a touron draw. Or just drop it at the dump.

    After the requisite bureaucraptic...
  9. LOL. Range flags up!

    LOL. Range flags up!
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    Noted, thanks.

    Noted, thanks.
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    Made in China?

    Made in China?
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    Read a lot. Get your kit dialed in. Have a plan...

    Read a lot. Get your kit dialed in. Have a plan to start slow and follow your body's cues. The mental part mentioned above will keep you from hurting yourself early on, and once your "trail legs"...
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    *Mostly* contiguous section hiker, though the...

    *Mostly* contiguous section hiker, though the direction of travel usually would be dictated by whatever was easiest to get home after hiking. We started in 2005. The first few years I lived in N GA...
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    I use my z-rest as a sit pad. I keep it strapped...

    I use my z-rest as a sit pad. I keep it strapped to the top of my pack so I can pull it off easy if I want to sit on it. Unfortunately I have had 3 separate inflatables fail me and I do not trust...
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    Whoa! haven't heard that in a while... canned...

    Whoa! haven't heard that in a while... canned octopus?
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    John B, thanks for sharing. What a fantastic...

    John B, thanks for sharing. What a fantastic piece of family history.
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    You will be an adult in age without many adult...

    You will be an adult in age without many adult responsibilities. Life will get busy soon. Do it.
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    Marking for posterity. Thanks for the links...

    Marking for posterity. Thanks for the links Rainman and HKDK
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    Poll: I carry a map (and know how to use it! lol)

    I carry a map (and know how to use it! lol)
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    All the time, I usually just go with it and go...

    All the time, I usually just go with it and go for a better landing, get up and drive on. I did slip and "hurdle" down a rock face. Was worried about the knee but was all good - a good "whew!"...
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    I do ruck PT with 70-75# to make up for the total...

    I do ruck PT with 70-75# to make up for the total lack of hills where I live. My hiking pack weighs in at ~27# with 3 days of food, 2L of water and winter gear. Feels like nothing especially when the...
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    Running out of $#itpaper. The struggle is real.

    Running out of $#itpaper.

    The struggle is real.
  23. Thread: Boot size

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    This worked for me. When I took a couple of my...

    This worked for me. When I took a couple of my kids on their first "real hike" I had to relace one of them as well. I have wide, high arched, high volume feet.
  24. Heh. I was thinking "wait for it... wait for...

    Heh. I was thinking "wait for it... wait for it..."
  25. If you're not used to ground tarping, think about...

    If you're not used to ground tarping, think about rain/drainage when choosing where your are going to set up.
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