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    I’ve cut two cheap plastic water bottles to use...

    I’ve cut two cheap plastic water bottles to use as a scoop and funnel. They’re sized to fit my Aquamira bottles inside when they nest together. I’ve also made a female-female connector using bottle...
  2. Thread: Base Layer?

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    I hike in Smartwool merino 150 weight boxer brief...

    I hike in Smartwool merino 150 weight boxer brief underwear and a synthetic short sleeve shirt. Merino shirts seem to wear out fast from the pack.

    I carry a spare pair of underwear and a long...
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    I’ve fallen about 25 times in 1540.3 miles on the...

    I’ve fallen about 25 times in 1540.3 miles on the AT, about every 60 miles on average. But I fell three times in one day on those sloping flat exposed rocks in NJ or NY, once while standing still.
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    [QUOTE=LazyLightning;2254139]I wear merino boxers...

    [QUOTE=LazyLightning;2254139]I wear merino boxers all the time and upper/lower merino base layer when temps call for it, but I always wear a polyester shirt/nylon pants over to help protect from...
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    Privy with a view 45631

    Privy with a view

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  6. Stayed there this summer. Mosey is great and has...

    Stayed there this summer. Mosey is great and has a great place.

    She’s in the 2018 AWOL guide, 845-239-3028
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    No, no, no. There’s only one - original Spam....

    No, no, no. There’s only one - original Spam. All others are aberrations. :banana
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    I concur with all of the above. I’ve moved from a...

    I concur with all of the above. I’ve moved from a cut down gallon milk bottle to just a gallon sized freezer baggie. I heat up too much water to rehydrate my dinner and use the excess to clean up...
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    Did seven miles today with a day pack. Day pack...

    Did seven miles today with a day pack. Day pack because I finally got around to cleaning my backpack and it’s drying.

    I did support the local little league by buying a soda from the ballfield...
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    Stopped at Dunkin after walking to the library...

    Stopped at Dunkin after walking to the library today.


    But now I’m only a LASHER.
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    It differs with everybody. < Sorry > Try to...

    It differs with everybody. < Sorry >

    Try to keep track of what you eat. Intentionally inflict yourself to confirm?

    Its been so long that I don’t remember what triggered me. So long as it’s not...
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    +1 on the above. I've also been on allopurinol...

    +1 on the above. I've also been on allopurinol for a while with no relapses. I also carry indomethacin and colcrys against flareups but couldn't tell you the last time that I needed them.

    I eat...
  13. I carry three 2 liter Evernew bags - two for...

    I carry three 2 liter Evernew bags - two for dirty water and one for clean. I like to make only one trip to a source, depending on what I have in my reservoir I fill one or both dirty bags. I have...
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    I used TopoMaps+ free to map my local park’s...

    I used TopoMaps+ free to map my local park’s trails. It seems accurate and repeatable, but it also runs the battery down fast since it’s always on.
  15. Thread: Milk

    by RangerZ
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    I prepackaged NIDO with oatmeal, mashed potatoes...

    I prepackaged NIDO with oatmeal, mashed potatoes or instant pudding in ziplocks and haven’t had any problems with freshness.

    I just cannot mix NIDO with cereal ( typically Cheerios, they were...
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    This is was certainly true for me. I could not...

    This is was certainly true for me. I could not have passed the Ranger PT test if they gave it prior to graduation. RLTW
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    Others in older threads have responded much more...

    Others in older threads have responded much more scientifically than I can about sleep systems. They are right about having a graduated system.
    I have a 23* down bag, z-lite sol, thermarest proline...
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    Overmountain vs Thomas Knob Shelters privies ...

    Overmountain vs Thomas Knob Shelters privies

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    It’s just a memory exercise, I can only...

    It’s just a memory exercise, I can only specifically remember about five.

    People looking at my pictures accused me of a privy fixation. But it was really to contrast the bad ones ( Overmountain...
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    Going to sleep - does anyone else do this?

    I don’t count sheep when I’m going to sleep; I think back to the trail and try to remember the people that I met, tent sites that I occupied, hostels that I visited, shelters that I slept in or cat...
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    Like everybody else, tortilla plus pb, pepperoni,...

    Like everybody else, tortilla plus pb, pepperoni, Spam, tuna, cheese, anything.




    if you’re in a rash, Body Glide and Gold Bond powder helps. :banana
  22. Thread: Lighten up

    by RangerZ
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    I weighed my beard after I shaved it last year,...

    I weighed my beard after I shaved it last year, it didn’t register on the scale.

    I’m working on my nails, lost the first toe nail of the season already.
  23. Thread: Lighten up

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    I like the idea. Just have to use them in the...

    I like the idea. Just have to use them in the right order.
  24. Thread: Lighten up

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    I'm actually waiting for future cataract surgery....

    I'm actually waiting for future cataract surgery. My wife’s surgery corrected her vision so much that she doesn’t need glasses any more.
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    Glad to be of service.

    Glad to be of service.
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