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    Have a qualified engineer design this. The...

    Have a qualified engineer design this. The forces involved are quite high. You will want your posts deep in concrete lined holes, and tall enough to have adequate drop from post to the butt part of...
  2. I am baffled why people can't get this. These...

    I am baffled why people can't get this. These things do not belong where motors are prohibited.
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    Take a look at Etowah Outfitters. I've been very...

    Take a look at Etowah Outfitters. I've been very happy with mine at under a pound with line and stakes.
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    It seems a bit small for its weight. There are...

    It seems a bit small for its weight. There are 8x10s that are lighter and similarly priced.
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    Not much said about the kitties.

    Not much said about the kitties.
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    Hit the stores, with a kitchen/postal scale in...

    Hit the stores, with a kitchen/postal scale in hand.
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    Next time I go to a place in the 600 foot range,...

    Next time I go to a place in the 600 foot range, I'll bring an blood oxygen meter. They are light and I have one. Won't be until next summer, though.
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    I had a similar experience last year. Slept...

    I had a similar experience last year. Slept around 6700 feet, felt fine all night, but became quite dizzy as I packed up. I cancelled the trip, hiked down to my car at 5400 feet and felt fine. One...
  9. It's important to check trail conditions with the...

    It's important to check trail conditions with the ranger district for Eagle Cap. I crossed hundreds of blow downs on my last trip there. I plan to go there again, though.
  10. Since I live in the Northwest, I'll recommend...

    Since I live in the Northwest, I'll recommend Glacier NP, anywhere in the Cascades, The Wallowas in eastern Oregon, and northern Idaho. If you want to deal with the permit issues, the Wonderland...
  11. I have experienced both hammock failure and lack...

    I have experienced both hammock failure and lack of suitable hanging trees. While I have found the Zeppelin 20 degree UQ warm at a bit below freezing, You might want more insulation if it gets into...
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    I think I recall this same picture showing up...

    I think I recall this same picture showing up with the same story but a different location some time ago. Anyone else remember that?
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    Not the same thing, though used for similar...

    Not the same thing, though used for similar purposes. Plastic double boots are more for technical terrain. Mouse boots are for warm feet come what may. Mouse boots were the standard for northeast...
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    Winter mountaineering boots. Not made in huge...

    Winter mountaineering boots. Not made in huge volume, and important for safety.
  15. Translation, the EBike industry got to an...

    Translation, the EBike industry got to an Interior Department that is openly anti environment, under the dubious guise of helping people with disabilities. I suspect this rule was quietly moved...
  16. Thread: headlamp

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    Yep. My ion does get me through months of evening...

    Yep. My ion does get me through months of evening dog walks, though.
  17. Thread: headlamp

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    The REI site shows 28 hours at high. That is...

    The REI site shows 28 hours at high. That is plenty for me. BLACK DIAMOND SPECS DISAGREE. Still, 14 hours at 80 lumens is not bad.
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    I fear I lack the skills. Also the ambition.

    I fear I lack the skills. Also the ambition.
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    The Farmers Almanac is no better at predicting...

    The Farmers Almanac is no better at predicting weather than my dog. And not nearly as cute.
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    In my area (inland northwest), hiking trails are...

    In my area (inland northwest), hiking trails are mostly absent from these maps.
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    They seem like they were enjoying themselves, and...

    They seem like they were enjoying themselves, and were well behaved guests. Young, i assume.
  22. Thread: Base Layer?

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    Costco has inexpensive merino base layers at...

    Costco has inexpensive merino base layers at times. I use those, Smartwool, and Icebreaker interchangeably.
  23. This sounds like something way beyond most of our...

    This sounds like something way beyond most of our skill set. Start with your primary care doctor and take it from there. Intense anxiety is a nightmare, but it is treatable.
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    Meow!.................

    Meow!.................
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    That reminds me, love that Lightheart rain...

    That reminds me, love that Lightheart rain jacket. Time to put it on and walk the dog.
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