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  1. Thread: Showering

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    Shower and a hot chocolate... I like that!!

    Shower and a hot chocolate... I like that!!
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    I’d rather be free from bugs than cool. I use a...

    I’d rather be free from bugs than cool. I use a Original Bug Shirt shirt. It has a hood with mesh. You can unzip it, and drop the hood when you aren’t being attacked, and just flick up the hood...
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    I think I went looking for Shoshone NF maps and...

    I think I went looking for Shoshone NF maps and had a similar problem. I stopped by the ranger station and bought one. I think there’s a north and a south map, but I don’t hike in the Shoshone much,...
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    Is that picture from the Adventure Trail?

    Is that picture from the Adventure Trail?
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    Depending on when you want to park, itís closed...

    Depending on when you want to park, itís closed in the winter, just so you know. Long ago, we parked there for our second backpack trip ever, so cutting off the mileage from Newfound was kind of...
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    I forgot to mention that a long time ago, I...

    I forgot to mention that a long time ago, I picked up one of those folding park service maps of the AT. It’s in my office, on the wall. When I finish another section, big or small, I highlight that...
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    I’ve done a bit over 40% of the trail. I did...

    I’ve done a bit over 40% of the trail. I did want to do it, as you suggested, from one end to the other in order, but that didn’t exactly happen. Other opportunities arose and I jumped on the trail...
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    I hiked in Yellowstone, to Heart Lake. The hike...

    I hiked in Yellowstone, to Heart Lake. The hike started out going up a hill or ridge, but then came to a thermal valley with views of mountains, hot springs and fumaroles, a big meadow with sandhill...
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    Thanks to all for your service.

    Thanks to all for your service.
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    The lion’s head, on the left shoulder is supposed...

    The lion’s head, on the left shoulder is supposed to indicate the 106th infantry division, the Golden Lion Division. The red ribbon with the little white stripes is apparently an army good conduct...
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    The metal insignia on the left collar indicates...

    The metal insignia on the left collar indicates he was in the signal corps. I think the metal insignia that is orange and white indicates a sub element of the signal corps, but I haven’t found that...
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    According to our “friends” at Wikipedia, the gold...

    According to our “friends” at Wikipedia, the gold bars on the sleeve are “Overseas service bars,” and you got one for each six months you spent overseas. I don’t always trust Wikipedia with details,...
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    I found a page about the third army, and that...

    I found a page about the third army, and that shows the blue and white patch as indicating he was in the 35th infantry division. I found that here... ...
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    Congratulations on your first section hike! ...

    Congratulations on your first section hike! Beware, it’s very addictive.
  15. Great pictures. Your companion is beautiful.

    Great pictures. Your companion is beautiful.
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    I have a fear of snakes. It’s an irrational fear....

    I have a fear of snakes. It’s an irrational fear. It doesn’t really matter if it’s a garter snake, a cottonmouth, or a rubber snake. All the lights go off in my brain (though I’m much better about...
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    This is the backpacking light thread about making...

    This is the backpacking light thread about making a tarp tent out of Cryo stuff.

    https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/how-to-make-a-polycryo-a-frame-tarp/
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    That’s really nice of you ChrisMek.

    That’s really nice of you ChrisMek.
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    If memory serves me, there’s a post over on...

    If memory serves me, there’s a post over on Backpackinglight where a guy describes (with pictures) modifications he did to the window stuff—cryo-whatever. He used some packing tape to reinforce a few...
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    I live by Yellowstone, so get information about...

    I live by Yellowstone, so get information about this sort of thing in the local news. This event was on trails in the Old Faithful area. When bison get in the way of travel at the thermal areas,...
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    Taking a different approach... could you talk to...

    Taking a different approach... could you talk to your doctor about a better pain killer for two or three nights, so you could legally stay in the shelters, and not have the horrible pain? I’m not...
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    Well, if you aren’t going to do your thru until...

    Well, if you aren’t going to do your thru until next year, you have time to test a few different packs. I assume you know some other hikers, who might let her test their packs on day hikes or...
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    It’s been a long time since I was there, but it...

    It’s been a long time since I was there, but it was quite obvious. Plus, I had stayed in the shelter, and before dawn, there was a parade of flashlights going to Myrtle Point as people from the lodge...
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    I had used an inflatable U shaped pillow, from...

    I had used an inflatable U shaped pillow, from Walmart, that had a removable fleece outside. I could wrap it around my neck and it wouldn’t move around, like other inflatables I had used. Stuffing...
  25. I don’t remember what it’s called, but there’s...

    I don’t remember what it’s called, but there’s some stuff that scouts use to attach patches. I asked at Hobby Lobby, a nice lady ushered me to the fabric area, and handed me a packet about 6 inches...
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