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  1. This is why I no longer overnight in GSMNP. I...

    This is why I no longer overnight in GSMNP. I like going where the wind blows me and not where I'm supposed to be. I did get a "permit" for sites in the maddron bald loop not long after all this was...
  2. 4 eyed, in Walter's case he cached these...

    4 eyed, in Walter's case he cached these containers so who knows how long a bear (or several bears) had time to work them. While it is very possible containers would be lost the big difference is the...
  3. Walter, this is why I shied away from BV and...

    Walter, this is why I shied away from BV and Berikade when I decided on my can, they are too round. I have a mini garcia (bare boxer) and their shape makes them harder to roll. It will spin in...
  4. A black bear tried to get into mine Nov 2108. It...

    A black bear tried to get into mine Nov 2108. It was in a thicket of small bushes about 75' from my tent. The can was moved about 10 yards from where it was placed. Placing reflective tape on the can...
  5. After hanging or 25+ years I've been using a bear...

    After hanging or 25+ years I've been using a bear can for the last four years and don't miss hanging one bit. Rather than searching for the right tree and getting everything just right, I'm relaxing...
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    No way am I setting up in "raven" camp with any...

    No way am I setting up in "raven" camp with any sort of expected storm. Learned my lesson quick on the Bob one summer evening with "10% chance" of rain and me and the Allak get pummeled with 50mph...
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    headnet only goes on when bugs, usually gnats,...

    headnet only goes on when bugs, usually gnats, are driving me insane. I rarely use any chemicals on skin but treat all hike outer layers with permethrin. As dusk descends on my camp I'll change out...
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    Nice upgrade! I'm never without my down vest on...

    Nice upgrade! I'm never without my down vest on cold weather hikes. They are great for an extra layer in the bag, too.
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    I can spray, my EDC, and the very sharp...

    I can spray, my EDC, and the very sharp multifunction bad boy pictured below


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49219015441_926e3b6883_q_d.jpg
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    Have you spent multiple nights in it? I would...

    Have you spent multiple nights in it? I would suggest being comfortable in a hammock would be the biggest concern before spending to upgrade. If you're okay with it, other than the swampiest...
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    The odds are much higher that you will die on the...

    The odds are much higher that you will die on the way to the trailhead. What's your defense?
  12. Thread: Carrying Water

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    Busted, hope no one would notice.

    Busted, hope no one would notice.
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    I go out for a backcountry hike.

    I go out for a backcountry hike.
  14. Thread: Carrying Water

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    1L Smart water bottle. Use a 3L Platypus bladder...

    1L Smart water bottle. Use a 3L Platypus bladder for storage/treatment.
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    Happy anniversary. :sun Late fall looks like...

    Happy anniversary.
    :sun

    Late fall looks like a good trip out there. I'd love to get up there again in cool weather, it's tough to arrange during the school year. Here's to 200 more.
  16. I'm not sure feeding is a good idea because the...

    I'm not sure feeding is a good idea because the dog will follow you, possibly going in the opposite direction from where it needs to go. Most are trained to find a road and their blankie, when lost.
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    In my experience, it's more than a small group....

    In my experience, it's more than a small group. Backpacking has become much more popular in the last 5-10 years. A lot of people want to "get out there" but don't take the time to learn how to do...
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    I got Alpha Gal after a lone star bite in 2015. I...

    I got Alpha Gal after a lone star bite in 2015. I had no idea and had to go to the ER in the middle of the night with anaphylaxis after an evening burger. Since, I did get reactions from eating pork...
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    Gave up hanging two years ago. Don't miss it and...

    Gave up hanging two years ago. Don't miss it and the extra bulk/weight of my small can more than pays for itself in time saved looking for suitable hang spots, etc. I had one try to get into my can...
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    It all depends. If you are using wood as your...

    It all depends. If you are using wood as your sole fuel source, absolutely. If you like having a fire when it's wet, absolutely. If all you want to do is heat up water, maybe not.

    I've had mine...
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    I use one of the sawyer bags that came with one...

    I use one of the sawyer bags that came with one of their filters I bought. It's a six ounce bag or something useless, just cut the top off and it'll scoop from the shallowest sources. make sure to...
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    Familiar with bobcat tracks, this one was easily...

    Familiar with bobcat tracks, this one was easily twice as big, 3+inches wide. Still hunting for the GSMNP track pic, might be on my old 3G iphone which is dead. The other pic I have is from a dry...
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    Kev, I have it somewhere. It was taken about 10...

    Kev, I have it somewhere. It was taken about 10 years ago and I got a lot of pictures in several storage devices. Looking.
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    I have seen a mountain lion print in GSMNP. I...

    I have seen a mountain lion print in GSMNP. I know what I saw because I've seen the same prints when hiking out west. I was stunned when I saw it but there was no mistaking what it was. It could have...
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    As long as it stays offshore you should be spared...

    As long as it stays offshore you should be spared 100+ mph winds. You will probably see 80ish mph. I'm north of you and am expecting 70ish gusts. Keep an eye on what it does after leaving the...
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