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  1. Please do some research before posting. Since...

    Please do some research before posting. Since this isn’t the first uneducated post of yours I’m replying to let me help you out a bit.
    The droplets from a sneeze or cough can travel over 20 feet...
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    I hope fewer people die of this virus and it will...

    I hope fewer people die of this virus and it will all be due to our heroic medical professionals. This virus is far more contagious than anyone under the age of 100 has ever experienced. The virus...
  3. Droplets from a sneeze or cough can travel well...

    Droplets from a sneeze or cough can travel well over 20 feet and stay in the air for up to 10 minutes. Give a very wide berth if you really need to go out. But you might still walk into a cloud of...
  4. Thread: Stop or Go?

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    People should Stop (Sorry need at least 10...

    People should Stop
    (Sorry need at least 10 characters to post)
  5. I wish your family all the best, I am so sorry...

    I wish your family all the best, I am so sorry for what you are going through.
    I’m coming up in two weeks since my possible exposure, luckily no signs yet.
  6. I had planned my first longer hike this year, the...

    I had planned my first longer hike this year, the LT. I trained all Winter, upgraded my gear, reduced weight both on gear and myself and I will wait until a cure is found. I simple cannot leave my...
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    I chose a very difficult trail and had no one...

    I chose a very difficult trail and had no one around me.
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    As a backstory I speak several languages. I read...

    As a backstory I speak several languages. I read it on European News outlets and it’s now been confirmed here in the US that human testing has begun. However even at an accelerated pace it will be...
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    The virus is spreading in India and 12 of 54...

    The virus is spreading in India and 12 of 54 Nations in Africa are reporting infections. I don’t think heat will make much of a difference. They are getting ready for human trials for a vaccine,...
  10. Thread: Camp Shoes

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    Camp Shoes

    I bring some lightweight sandal type shoes from Sketchers as camp shoes on weekend trips but do you guys bring them on a multi week trip?
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    I have way too much backpacking food anyway and a...

    I have way too much backpacking food anyway and a whole forest behind my house but I do feel bad for people who are less fortunate. This can turn very bad very quickly. Most stores only have a couple...
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    I use some extra water for the mashed potatoes...

    I use some extra water for the mashed potatoes and pour the gravy mix in as well. My son is very picky and he will eat most of it. I get the scraps.
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    Especially on the trail it will be far more...

    Especially on the trail it will be far more dangerous to poop and not wash your hands than that virus. I know I’m generalizing but given our hobby it’s safe to assume that most of us are in above...
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    Not sure how far you are willing to travel but...

    Not sure how far you are willing to travel but there are some very nice sections in Vermont and New Hampshire. Bourn Pond off the LT/AT near Manchester Center Vermont is very pretty and usually quiet...
  15. Thread: Gender biases

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    I am a tall former spec ops person and I had both...

    I am a tall former spec ops person and I had both men and women be scared of me. Well until they get to know me at least. Like many others have said I donít blame a woman or a man to be scared or at...
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    May he Rest In Peace.

    May he Rest In Peace.
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    Is he doing Philmont or just weekend trips with...

    Is he doing Philmont or just weekend trips with the Troop? While I love my Granite Gear Crown2 60 and got it on sale it is not a pack for a Scout.
    I’d look into some of the WalMart Ozark Trial...
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    I use a Firebox Nano as backup. If it’s warm...

    I use a Firebox Nano as backup. If it’s warm enough I can set the alcohol stove inside the nano or I can used some twigs if it’s too cold or I run out of fuel to cook over a fire. I got the metal...
  19. I don’t like the term nuisance bear. If anything...

    I don’t like the term nuisance bear. If anything we are the nuisance for entering and disturbing their territory. Not blaming you for this word in any way.
    I read a great book once were a couple...
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    You have listed pretty much all the reasons why I...

    You have listed pretty much all the reasons why I switched to a hammock:)
    Happy hiking, I’m going up to Ethan’s Pond in a couple of weeks.
  21. Thread: More lo tech

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    Bring a small notebook and pencil to keep a log....

    Bring a small notebook and pencil to keep a log. It’s always entertaining reading about some of the mistakes I’ve made over the years.
  22. A very sad but excellent point. Hikers safe the...

    A very sad but excellent point. Hikers safe the bears so that a frustrated 9 to 5 guy can feel like a man by shooting an unarmed creature. Before anyone gives me a lecture, I am former spec ops with...
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    I forgot to mention, I use waxed paper and paper...

    I forgot to mention, I use waxed paper and paper bags for most of my food. It doesn’t make much sense to me to go out, enjoy nature and then produce tons of toxic waste. The bags are either reusable...
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    Have you considered using a hammock?

    Have you considered using a hammock?
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    That’s why I like Sawyer bug lotion, it doesn’t...

    That’s why I like Sawyer bug lotion, it doesn’t ruin your sleeping bag, tent hammock etc. You should expect a lot of bugs this year. It’s been a wet winter and pretty warm. Tonight might help with...
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