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    Thanks, Dogwwod. Gives me some hope. I hear...

    Thanks, Dogwwod. Gives me some hope.

    I hear you on the supplements.

    My preventative medicine Doctor is a big believer in that stuff. He loaded me up before rotator cuff surgery. Pretty much...
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    Ankle problem, hiking, cycling

    So, on a very rainy and windy day coming down Mt Albert down south, I took a fall. A roll and half twist slamming right foot down hard. Since it was 38F, my primary concern was whether my rain gear...
  3. Normal backpack filter will not remove the toxin

    Normal backpack filter will not remove the toxin
  4. RO is the only way that I know to remove the...

    RO is the only way that I know to remove the toxins.
  5. There are a lot of reasons that people might stop...

    There are a lot of reasons that people might stop hiking. Family, career, health, where you live, financial, and especially other interests becoming more compelling. Those are mine anyway.
  6. I am an engineer and can't see a collapsible...

    I am an engineer and can't see a collapsible solution with ti foil coming.

    If the issue is taste of plastic, goatskin is a viable alternative for water storage while hiking.
  7. I understand soft, collapsible titanium bottles...

    I understand soft, collapsible titanium bottles are provided in your free travel kit if you book first class on the battery powered train from New York to Paris. Don't quote me, but that is what I...
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    Yes, I think that is called transitional weather...

    Yes, I think that is called transitional weather aka early Spring
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    I am starting my hike in almost 2 weeks. My...

    I am starting my hike in almost 2 weeks. My thoughts are I would rather have raingear until more up the trail because around now it could be cold rain and then hypothermia is my main concern. ...
  10. I stupidly failed to consider that some start a...

    I stupidly failed to consider that some start a thru hike would be fat, insulin resistance, hosed up leptin signaling, and generally messed up metabolic health. However, I think the possibility of...
  11. That is a really good post and important one. ...

    That is a really good post and important one.

    Your gut can only process a limited number of calories per hour. Lots and lots of small meals per day or nibbling all day or drinking maltodextrin in...
  12. The nutritional focus is often very...

    The nutritional focus is often very simplistically either "a calorie is a calorie" or a focus on macronutrient percentage as if all fats are equal, all proteins are equal or all carbs are equal.
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    I inquired to ATC. Told they aren't going to...

    I inquired to ATC. Told they aren't going to recognize thru hikes because even with a vaccine, a vaccinated person can still transmit COVID-19.

    Wow.

    Not only are they out of touch with their...
  14. Goatskin. additional characters

    Goatskin.

    additional characters
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    Ok, thank you. I don't see any point for me to...

    Ok, thank you.

    I don't see any point for me to continue. I won't be responding to any additional questions. GL to all.
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    Ok. I tried to educate you. It is always...

    Ok. I tried to educate you. It is always referred to as down and it has very unique characteristics, which is what is important. I took a lot of time explaining those characteristics but you...
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    Forgot to mention WRT to dogs, I have had to deal...

    Forgot to mention WRT to dogs, I have had to deal with this issues hundreds of times on a bike. Water sprayed at them is 50/50 at best. Rescue whistle is at least 70% effective. I only had to...
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    I decided to leave the dog spray and other...

    I decided to leave the dog spray and other protection home. I have taken your advice and others.

    I hope not to regret it.

    I have been "nipped" twice, bit once and have had to fight off three...
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    I actually used that term in my post, so, I am...

    I actually used that term in my post, so, I am well aware of its meaning and usage. I had gone into pretty great lengths to explain what temperatures and what clothing I would wear at those...
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    Yes. Yaks live at very high elevations in...

    Yes.



    Yaks live at very high elevations in the Himalayas. They have three layers to their coat. When the innermost down layer sheds, it is collected by locals and sold for clothing yarns. ...
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    I hike warm too. I was hiking the other day in...

    I hike warm too. I was hiking the other day in shorts and a long sleeve base layer and another hiker told me I was brave hiking like that (it was very windy and 45F).....I also had a backpack with...
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    Yes.....but not like you think. I plan to hike...

    Yes.....but not like you think.

    I plan to hike in three different leg coverings depending on the temperature, wind, and rain.

    Shorts generally in 40+F w/o rain. If there was 30F during the day...
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    The average low temperature in May at Clingman's...

    The average low temperature in May at Clingman's Dome is supposedly 43F and the average high is 57F.

    Reviewing the past five years of historical low nightly temperatures there, I found few...
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    His comment was idiotic and offensive. My...

    His comment was idiotic and offensive. My response was appropriate.
  25. Thread: $$$ís

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    How much cash depends to some extent how often...

    How much cash depends to some extent how often one plans to be into a town. NOC is probably my first chance at an ATM and I will have spent some cash before then. It also depends where you stay,...
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