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    back a few years ago when I was playing with oil...

    back a few years ago when I was playing with oil stoves I used a twist of toilet paper as the wick through a hole in a metal plate so as to control the size of the flame - actually several wicks and...
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    actually if its not Sunday you can just get down...

    actually if its not Sunday you can just get down to the base of the ridge to Goose Pond Rd. intersection with Rt. 33 and then call for the Greene County Transit bus to take you over to Ruckersville...
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    good luck - I was never able to get veg. oil to...

    good luck - I was never able to get veg. oil to burn clean but looking at what was shown in the video of the wax stove I suspect a similar technique might work - that is to say to have a heat...
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    looking at the greasy black coating on the pot I...

    looking at the greasy black coating on the pot I doubt it is all that clean burning
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    classic loop is the AT and Pine Mtn. Tr. (old AT)

    classic loop is the AT and Pine Mtn. Tr. (old AT)
  6. well there's Johnny B's in Dahlonega - don't know...

    well there's Johnny B's in Dahlonega - don't know how it is but it fits the category
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    see my comment in your other thread:...

    see my comment in your other thread: https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?79408-SNP-North-to-South&p=1230236#post1230236

    wrt camp stores - there is a fair chance that the Big Meadows...
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    if by drop off you mean cache - there are many...

    if by drop off you mean cache - there are many places: basically every place that the trail crosses Skyline Drive is a potential cache spot _BUT_ note that the cache will need to be bear proof, and...
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    the only person I ever remember to have had a...

    the only person I ever remember to have had a really bad time hiking there had been misdirected and took the Wilburn Ridge Tr. southbound the full length (ie the hard way) with an overstuffed pack...
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    I think it is a no camping zone from the lower...

    I think it is a no camping zone from the lower falls up to the upper falls (not real sure of the extent) above the upper falls I can't think of any good sites unless possibly a hammock site and there...
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    has there been a change in the regs? - the last I...

    has there been a change in the regs? - the last I knew one could not camp overnight at either of those two shelters.
  12. Thread: Wild ponies

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    +1 for Ktaadn

    +1 for Ktaadn
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    I usually made my windscreens of a size so that...

    I usually made my windscreens of a size so that they would just fit in whatever pot I was using

    typically I made them from aluminum can side walls, hole punched a bunch of holes in the bottom edge...
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    good choice - make it a day hike

    good choice - make it a day hike
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    IMO if one is long distance hiking then a saw is...

    IMO if one is long distance hiking then a saw is not worth its weight - if one is doing trail maintenance then its good to have a saw

    in other words decide ahead of time if the hike is going long...
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    stretch morning and night - PF sucks and...

    stretch morning and night - PF sucks and stretching helps prevent it

    make sure shoes are wider than you think you need - Morton's neuroma really sucks
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    well if you don't do the Ridge trail you will...

    well if you don't do the Ridge trail you will miss all of the rock scrambles and some of the more "interesting" rock walking - the Saddle trail is nothing special IMO even though it does take you by...
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    define "complete Old Rag"? if you mean hike...

    define "complete Old Rag"?

    if you mean hike down the Old Rag fireroad, go up the Saddle trail to the summit, turn around and reverse the route then you probably could do that in a day

    if you...
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    Marta - I hope things go well for you - one thing...

    Marta - I hope things go well for you - one thing I was wondering about however - at one time there was some indication that injecting an ~7% alcohol solution into the nerves of the foot could be...
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    ever been through knee rehab? I'm 62 with two...

    ever been through knee rehab? I'm 62 with two questionable knees - these are the exercises I try to do every time I hit the gym - laying on back straight leg lifts using leg weights (quads), straight...
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    "conservation" - nice general term that can cover...

    "conservation" - nice general term that can cover almost anything - looking at the reports it appears the bulk of "conservation" is employee wages, etc. - at first glance the only funds making its...
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    so Cookerhiker - where does the money go in...

    so Cookerhiker - where does the money go in general terms?
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    it matters less than being called Hiker Trash...

    it matters less than being called Hiker Trash cause being called Hiker Trash means you're accepted into the community
  24. Thread: Red Wings

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    they hold up just fine but the extra weight on...

    they hold up just fine but the extra weight on the feet slows you down and tires out your legs
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    ... unless it has snowed or rained a lot recently...

    ... unless it has snowed or rained a lot recently - generally there is no problem getting up there but seems to me that last year (or maybe the year before) the road up was pretty much 4 wheel drive...
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