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  1. Rip.......

    Rip.......
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    I figure the pandemic will be pretty much over by...

    I figure the pandemic will be pretty much over by November 3rd.
  3. Thread: Coffee

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    Just about zero.

    Just about zero.
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    Using general delivery has some advantages. The...

    Using general delivery has some advantages. The post office is secure. The box will be kept for 30 days. It can be forwarded without extra postage even a bounce box that hasn't been opened. If you...
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    I used mail drops to general delivery, even one...

    I used mail drops to general delivery, even one to Mt Washington. Most of my food I purchased on the trail.
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    1. A outer water/wind proof layer, a fleece layer...

    1. A outer water/wind proof layer, a fleece layer and a polypro layer next to you skin. Add a cap/balacava that can cover your ears and some mittens and you are golden.
    2. Foraging won't provide you...
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    Small knife, zip ties, duct tape, safety pins.

    Small knife, zip ties, duct tape, safety pins.
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    I like Big Agnes stuff. I have had good luck with...

    I like Big Agnes stuff. I have had good luck with their Fly Creek 1P. I also use a MSR Hubba. It is a little heavier, side entrance and doesn't require as much staking out and has more room under the...
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    Might plan on supplementing your bag by wearing...

    Might plan on supplementing your bag by wearing clothing like hat, mittens, fleece, etc. on those really cold nights. I left around April 1 with a 30 degree bag and didn't die.
  10. Thread: Coffee

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    The grounds are organic, biodegradable.

    The grounds are organic, biodegradable.
  11. Thread: Coffee

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    I'm not a coffee snob but I can't take instant. I...

    I'm not a coffee snob but I can't take instant. I brew cowboy coffee on the trail. I prepack my coffee, 1/4 cup of coffee, 1/4 c of any kind of sugar (I like brown sugar) in a zip lock bag. At night...
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    If I suspected I had Covid-19 I wouldn't get...

    If I suspected I had Covid-19 I wouldn't get tested. I would get into town and wear a mask to protect others. A fit person has little to fear. I would certainly consider carrying the...
  13. Curious, do you drive a car, use a cell phone,...

    Curious, do you drive a car, use a cell phone, have electricity and a flush toilet?:-?
  14. True. The engineer will probably get a vacation....

    True. The engineer will probably get a vacation. As a conductor, I was fired multiple time and ended up making more fired than working. We used to joke that the railroad was there only place they...
  15. I belong to the Holy Order of Jack Daniels.

    I belong to the Holy Order of Jack Daniels.
  16. Doncha love the internet!;)

    Doncha love the internet!;)
  17. You could do that. Whiskey comes out of the...

    You could do that. Whiskey comes out of the barrel at around 130 - 140 proof and is then diluted to the desired proof. You can actually buy barrel proof whiskey and save yourself the trouble. I have...
  18. Yep, 87 proof would be 43.5% alcohol.

    Yep, 87 proof would be 43.5% alcohol.
  19. Yep, I was using tablespoons and I did three per...

    Yep, I was using tablespoons and I did three per once instead of two.
  20. An ounce of oil has about 360 calories where an...

    An ounce of oil has about 360 calories where an once of pure alcohol has 155 calories pure fat versus pure carbs.
  21. Fat has the highest calorie/weight. Foods high in...

    Fat has the highest calorie/weight. Foods high in fat such as nuts, peanut butter. With careful planning you can get 100 calories/ounce. Squirt margarine is liquid calories. You are not going to like...
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    Do it. Start slow, go light. Give yourself bail...

    Do it. Start slow, go light. Give yourself bail out options if things go south.
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    Nope, maybe gay.:-?

    Nope, maybe gay.:-?
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    A few every year. I ran into Mr. Amazing.

    A few every year. I ran into Mr. Amazing.
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    Rubber tips don't last long.

    Rubber tips don't last long.
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