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    Thank you, I have some concerns about the heron...

    Thank you, I have some concerns about the heron 1.0 (I'm a bit close to weight limit), but I'll take a look. I think half a net sounds like trouble.
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    I've got a WB Eldorado, experimenting with a rare...

    I've got a WB Eldorado, experimenting with a rare Dutchware hammock called 'Flippin the bird'; it has a draping Bugnet and is really light (14 oz or less). My main goal is to have as light a hammock...
  3. The big issue with denaturants is toxicity:...

    The big issue with denaturants is toxicity: methanol for example is harmful if absorbed or inhaled. As long as you are careful, the risk is low, but grain alcohol is safer since it lacks the added...
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    You have to learn how to use this site over time,...

    You have to learn how to use this site over time, for new people, the etiquette isn’t always apparent.
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    You need to be careful about shoe selection with...

    You need to be careful about shoe selection with any sort or rigidity, as shoes that restrict great toe bending are associated with worsening of gout-related problems. Probably an orthotic made by a...
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    If you’re hiking in hot weather you can lose...

    If you’re hiking in hot weather you can lose sodium and you may be able to consume a bit above that limit to avoid electrolyte imbalance ( but still no high sodium commercial dehydrated stuff)....
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    Of course. That assumption is built in to...

    Of course. That assumption is built in to anyone’s plan. Then you adjust as you go. But that doesn’t mean one shouldn’t make projections and then adjust as needed. That’s how a planning tool should...
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    Postholer versus wikitrails

    I tried adjusting the postholer site, but it put the mileage from springer (for example, waynesboro VA is mile 862, rather than the zero I would like). Then when I calculate mileage I have to...
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    That's great, really helpful. I can make...

    That's great, really helpful. I can make adjustments along the way.
    thank you
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    flip flop trip planning tool?

    I'm planning a 2020 flip flop (nobo first) starting in central Virginia. I've been using the postholer on line planner, but it is difficult to convert mileage. It has some nice features (scaling up...
  11. we need a sticky note for would be thru hike authors

    It might be helpful to have a sticky note on WB for would-be thruhiker (or section hiking) authors, which could start with a (short) list of the really good books that have been written, many of...
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    duration, not distance

    It's more accurate to account for time spent on the activity in the denominator, rather than simple distance. If a thru hiker goes 3 mph (and spends the night on the trail), it is therefore much,...
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    If you want to improve your skill at detecting...

    If you want to improve your skill at detecting the potentially dangerous person, read the gift of fear by Gavin de Becker. While it does boil down to trusting gut instincts, he’s studied this topic...
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    They’re on sale at rei now, which is why I was...

    They’re on sale at rei now, which is why I was thinking of picking up what would be one of several more pairs needed for the at next year. From what I’m reading here I’ll go ahead,as I’m expecting at...
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    durability of altra lone peak 4,0

    My favorite trail shoe is the non waterproof altra lone peak 3.0. I couldn't get a good fit in the 3.5. I have a new pair of 4.0, which feel great, but the fabric and construction seem to differ...
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    Is there any reason to be concerned about scented...

    Is there any reason to be concerned about scented soaps and attracting bears to tent sites? I like bronner's rosemary solid soap, carry small pieces. I've heard that bears may be attracted to...
  17. pm sent for tarp

    pm sent for tarp
  18. Thread: In camp shoes

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    They've upgraded them, the retail ones are now up...

    They've upgraded them, the retail ones are now up to $95.00, and apparently are made from algae-based foam; this would seem to price them well out of the range of camp and water shoes. I picked up a...
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    The "don't break the silence unless you can...

    The "don't break the silence unless you can improve on it" whiteblaze award, which should be highly coveted.
  20. Thread: Loop ideas

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    There are a large number of loop trails that use...

    There are a large number of loop trails that use the AT has one part of the loop. You can put two together to form a sort of figure 8, like austin mountain, trayfoot mountain, paynes run trails,...
  21. deceptive site warning

    I think I figured it out, this appears to be a google Chrome feature; when I used a different browser it didn't come up, so it may not be the security of the network, but a browser feature (which...
  22. There's something about the site that is...

    There's something about the site that is triggering that warning, it's not malware. I am using a corporate pc with very high level firewall, and it displays that warning when I click on the link,...
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    You can take a risk management approach to...

    You can take a risk management approach to thinking about hiker deaths on the AT from homicide. First, they’re fortunately quite rare (although if it is you that doesn’t matter). Second, the...
  24. Our main problem with reducing the carbon...

    Our main problem with reducing the carbon emissions that now threaten us with extreme weather patterns is a short term focus on heating our houses with the cheapest option, typically relying on...
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    Nitecore nu25, if you don’t mind spending an...

    Nitecore nu25, if you don’t mind spending an extra $10. It has a lot of good features at that price point, it’s a very good value.
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