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    We rolled in to Ed Garvey Shelter (just north of...

    We rolled in to Ed Garvey Shelter (just north of Harpers Ferry) last Monday, mid-afternoon, to discover Tommy Tent and Hank Hammock set up in the shelter. This was the afternoon of great rain, so we...
  2. Thread: Section 14b

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    Bringing a old thread back to life - it is my...

    Bringing a old thread back to life - it is my understanding that it has taken some time to get permission from all the agencies involved in order to get the trail blazed. In the meantime, there are...
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    I'm headed to meet my son in a couple of weeks in...

    I'm headed to meet my son in a couple of weeks in mid-PA (Eckville Shelter-ish) and will go as far as 7-8 days takes us, then I plan to rejoin him in a couple of months in Maine.
  4. Statistical outliers happen. A friend of mine...

    Statistical outliers happen.

    A friend of mine survived Bushmaster envenomation several times over the years.

    I'd be getting the rabies vaccination.
  5. Thread: Permethrin

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    I read a study (hardcopy - don't have it to cite)...

    I read a study (hardcopy - don't have it to cite) that indicated Permethrin and Picaridin used in conjunction reduced the risk of picking up a tick by ~85%.

    With Powassan on the rise in addition...
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    Looks like a bit of a shortcut, or a detour, or...

    Looks like a bit of a shortcut, or a detour, or an anomaly, or a glitch, or....

    42875
  7. Thread: Camera found

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    Christie Brinkley

    Christie Brinkley
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    To remain healthy you only need to be faster than...

    To remain healthy you only need to be faster than the slowest person in the group at all times. That way the bear eats you last. :-)

    You may or may not find atomic farting helpful in this...
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    Rattles break off all the time. I've kept many...

    Rattles break off all the time. I've kept many rattlesnakes in the past and it was always a point of pride to raise one from a baby to many years old with the button intact. This isn't a broken...
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    Mine finished grad school last October and is...

    Mine finished grad school last October and is hiking the AT.

    Maybe they can be roommates?
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    I'm more inclined to epic poetry than songs. More...

    I'm more inclined to epic poetry than songs. More apropos for an Epic Journey, IMHO.

    Is that OK?
  12. Thread: Feeling Ornery

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    ^^^^^This My son is on the AT - Pearisburg at...

    ^^^^^This

    My son is on the AT - Pearisburg at the moment, started at Springer, headed to Katahdin. When friends and family ask what he's doing I tell them "He's hiking the AT" which almost always...
  13. In the WFA course a couple of weeks ago...

    In the WFA course a couple of weeks ago (apologies if I'm being redundant) the instructor outlined a day-hiker injury on a well-traveled trail in the Shenandoah. Busted her knee in a fall at 2pm on...
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    Was specifically wondering about the prepackaged...

    Was specifically wondering about the prepackaged frozen burritos that Tipi has on his SmugMug - they appear to be sliced and then dehydrated.
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    Love the ideas. I have one question - how do you...

    Love the ideas. I have one question - how do you prepare the dried burritos on the trail?
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    Damn. Ice cream pizza is my favorite meal of all!...

    Damn. Ice cream pizza is my favorite meal of all!

    Guess I need to rethink my strategy.
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    If you want camp shoes check out Xero - a pair of...

    If you want camp shoes check out Xero - a pair of their sport sandals is about 11 ounces. Others have made excellent points on various items.

    What do *you* weigh? If you're 150 then the difference...
  18. The lesson is to be prepared for unexpected...

    The lesson is to be prepared for unexpected circumstances, even if you're going on a short hike and expect to be home for dinner.

    Have some snacks, a light, a jacket, etc. - you don't need 50 lbs...
  19. I attended a Wilderness First Aid course last...

    I attended a Wilderness First Aid course last weekend. The instructor reported several real-world scenarios. One was a group day-hiking a popular 8-ish mile trail in the Shenandoahs. Lady fell and...
  20. Ladies and Gentlemen, today's Interwebs Champion!

    Ladies and Gentlemen, today's Interwebs Champion!
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    Sunday night he made off with 4 bags, all hung...

    Sunday night he made off with 4 bags, all hung PCT-style. He climbed the tree and broke off the limb. (One of the 4 was my son.) Fortunately he was able to recover all of his kitchen gear, so he just...
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    If I Remember Correctly

    If I Remember Correctly
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    I've been at higher elevations just outside of...

    I've been at higher elevations just outside of Asheville in the middle of the summer with daytime temps in the low 70's on days when Asheville was in the low 90's. It can be a mixed bag by any...
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    We purchased a container of them from Harris...

    We purchased a container of them from Harris Teeter to send to our son to change up his snack selection. He got a sandwich bag full a few weeks ago.

    We ate the rest before we had a chance to send...
  25. Wondering what the guy who called me a "scaredy...

    Wondering what the guy who called me a "scaredy cat" for filtering water would have to say about this...
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