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    You won’t know how many nights you’ll need until...

    You won’t know how many nights you’ll need until the night after you use the last one.
    Wayne
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    Swap your 6 ounce Nalgene for the 3 ounce...

    Swap your 6 ounce Nalgene for the 3 ounce Nalgene. Same 1 qt. Capacity.
    The 3 ounces saved in the form of MSR fuel would boil a months worth of water in my JetBoil Sol.
    Wayne
  3. I dare not say what I’m thinking. Seems like...

    I dare not say what I’m thinking.
    Seems like the obvious choice is natural gas versus coal.
    A new pipeline crosses a road about a mile from the house. You can’t tell that a pipeline is there. If...
  4. AND Interstate highways and other highways. ...

    AND
    Interstate highways and other highways.
    The Interstate Highway along the north end of GSMNP is not nice. Yet it exists.
    Wayne
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    Yoda has spoken. Will your LASH take you thru...

    Yoda has spoken.
    Will your LASH take you thru GSMNP? Your hammock may not be welcome. Check the thru Hiker Rules for GSMNP.
    WAYNE
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    Walmart. Faded Glory label. Polyester. Liner....

    Walmart. Faded Glory label. Polyester. Liner. 7“ish inseam. Actually sold as swimwear. 5.5 - 5.7 ounces. More or less. About $10 or less a couple years ago.
    My favorite camp shorts (I hike in long...
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    Welcome aboard! Wayne

    Welcome aboard!
    Wayne
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    I finally bought one in 2017. I opted for the...

    I finally bought one in 2017.
    I opted for the Part Solid inner tent. I’m glad I did. The solid inner makes the tent a true double wall tent. It blocks wind, diverts condensation from the rain fly,...
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    My wife has an Osprey Daylite. REI has them....

    My wife has an Osprey Daylite.
    REI has them. Space for a bladder between the back panel and pack and room in the pack for a second bladder. And two outside mesh pockets that hold 1 liter bottles. ...
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    I owned a ULA Catalyst. Their largest pack. ...

    I owned a ULA Catalyst. Their largest pack.
    There is an internal sleeve that I used to hold a 2 liter Platypus Hoser. The pack has a hole for the hose. Educated guess: The sleeve will hold a 3...
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    Dutchware has a nice selection of freeze dried...

    Dutchware has a nice selection of freeze dried vegetables, fruit and meat.
    https://dutchwaregear.com/product-category/food/freeze-dried/
    Wayne
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    Am I the first person to notice the auto spell...

    Am I the first person to notice the auto spell humor in the title?
    Wayne
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    Add Dicks to the Academy & REI list. ...

    Add Dicks to the Academy & REI list.
    Economically speaking, the middle size canisters are a steal compared to the small size.
    Wayne
  14. Thread: Summer Sausage

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    Summer Sausage has been around since forever. ...

    Summer Sausage has been around since forever.
    How did you miss it?
    I avoid the “doctored” up varieties like Jalapeño peppers. Great on the trail. I buy the smaller sizes. Keeps as long as it takes...
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    We should be so lucky! Wayne

    We should be so lucky!
    Wayne
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    So much for Global Warming. Welcome Global...

    So much for Global Warming.
    Welcome Global Cooling!
    Meanwhile, 100+ & Zero rain forecast for the upper east side of Texas.
    Wayne
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    USGS topo maps online. CalTopo online is a...

    USGS topo maps online.
    CalTopo online is a mapping software source for creating your own maps. CalTopo online tutorials abound.
    Do It Yourself is the way!
    Also: REI’s free app Hiking Project and...
  18. For a weekend: Anything you can eat at home...

    For a weekend:
    Anything you can eat at home without cooking.
    Fruit, nuts & seeds, nut butters, jerky, summer sausage, Slim Jim’s, pepperoni, cheese, Sandwich Thins, tortillas, 70% chocolate,...
  19. Episode 80: Slackpacking It Here Boss. Wayne

    Episode 80: Slackpacking It Here Boss.
    Wayne
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    No doubt that the people fussing about the lack...

    No doubt that the people fussing about the lack of bottled water at Walmart didn’t think to cruise the store buying water containers.
    Wayne
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    Do people not own containers for water anymore?...

    Do people not own containers for water anymore?
    Bizarre.
    Wayne
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    Where is Dogwood when we need him? It certainly...

    Where is Dogwood when we need him?
    It certainly doesn’t look like a native tree.
    Wayne
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    Thanks Rob! Quick question: Did you cache food?...

    Thanks Rob!
    Quick question: Did you cache food? If so, how many day's worth and where?
    Thanks again. Great read!
    Wayne
  24. How many miles would you like to hike? Are you...

    How many miles would you like to hike?
    Are you determined to hike a named trail from end to end?
    There are alternatives to the ABC Trail end to end hiking.
    Northern New Mexico-Southern Colorado...
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    “60, 70, 80 liter or there abouts bear canisters”...

    “60, 70, 80 liter or there abouts bear canisters”
    I’m still scratching my head. Is that a typo? I own an 80 ++ liter pack. I couldn’t lift the pack if I filled it with food. And the fuel to cook the...
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