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    Hoodies collect snow and rain. I prefer a...

    Hoodies collect snow and rain. I prefer a balaclava from my pocket as needed.
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    I'm the opposite. When things are going well I...

    I'm the opposite. When things are going well I keep on keeping on. When things are not going well I seek some time alone on the trail.
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    Chores being the operative the word. After a...

    Chores being the operative the word. After a while you just want your real food handed to you already.

    My idea of a LDH is a week. Couple days at a time is great; past that not so much.

    Now...
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    I've always been surprised how quickly the hours...

    I've always been surprised how quickly the hours melt away in a solo camp.

    Meanwhile, sitting at the DMV for 2 hours, smartphone in hand, feels like an eternity.

    That's why I go.
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    That's called street justice!

    That's called street justice!
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    I too have been told on countless occasions by a...

    I too have been told on countless occasions by a dog owner that their dog's growling or barking was a consequence of my wide brimmed hat. I will hereafter be informing such owners that if their...
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    There is no "right" to bring one's dog on to a...

    There is no "right" to bring one's dog on to a public trail. Land management either allows domesticated animals or it doesn't.

    I am surprised by the number of members who have also had negative...
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    Twin Lakes - Lake Clark Nat'l Park

    Headed to Dick Proenneke's piece of heaven this July. Will fly in, spend 3 nights, and then back out to Port Alsworth.

    Other than the cabin area, any recommendations for day hikes or a loop? Low...
  9. Our criminal justice system is now super-obsessed...

    Our criminal justice system is now super-obsessed with the "rights" of the accused.

    Meanwhile victims are often forgotten or at least minimized as peripheral characters in the matter. With every...
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    I like surprises, but I also get upset when I...

    I like surprises, but I also get upset when I miss a historical point of interest or a side trail overlook b/c I didn't read the ATC guidebook for that section....
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    A ban on overnight camping! I just saw that the...

    A ban on overnight camping! I just saw that the state park campgrounds are still closed and they aren't yet taking reservations b/c they don't know when they'll reopen campgrounds.
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    100% OCD requires that I carry a pair of...

    100% OCD requires that I carry a pair of lightweight scrubs for sleeping. Keeps the sleeping bag clean and in a pinch, I always have something relatively clean to put on.
  13. Outside wilderness areas in states like Alaska...

    Outside wilderness areas in states like Alaska that explicitly permit entry into private cabins for life threatening emergencies, "I was cold" isn't a legal defense to a crime....
  14. Never heard of someone setting out to accomplish...

    Never heard of someone setting out to accomplish that. Fascinating.
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    I just watched the WH press sec. and she called...

    I just watched the WH press sec. and she called it a mask mandate. Whatever.
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    The EO does not exactly mandate mask wearing. ...

    The EO does not exactly mandate mask wearing.

    From Section 1: "individuals in Federal buildings and on Federal lands should all wear masks".

    From Section 2: "to require compliance with CDC...
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    Or you could toss a flash bang at the sucker. ...

    Or you could toss a flash bang at the sucker. Sound and concussion:

    https://iwainternationalinc.com/m12-distraction-device/

    Works on people too....
  18. Thread: Rain Pants

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    If you get 2 ply or 3 ply Gore-Tex pants they can...

    If you get 2 ply or 3 ply Gore-Tex pants they can help keep you warm. The heat loss from legs however is probably inconsequential. Get a better hat and the rest will warm.
  19. But if you're vaccinated you can't get it (95%). ...

    But if you're vaccinated you can't get it (95%). if you can't get it, you can't spread it (100%).

    The goal posts are moving.

    Also for the certificate, say all you have to finish the trail is...
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    The decision is completely based on the abilities...

    The decision is completely based on the abilities of my tent. I have a single wall Bibler so it might withstand 50mph, not that I want to hike in 50mph winds but I have. A Eureka tent may not do...
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    Models. They're like polls.

    Models.

    They're like polls.
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    c) Already went out for a 2 day hike

    c) Already went out for a 2 day hike
  23. Fascinating article. He left for the trail w/o...

    Fascinating article. He left for the trail w/o anything that could ID him, including a phone or credit cards. After months he still had $4K cash. He literally left his life behind in that...
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    A "sixth sense" instinct / gut feeling is vital...

    A "sixth sense" instinct / gut feeling is vital in many facets of life. While not a panacea for anything, to discount its existence is the real bunk whatever some ivory-tower FBI bureaucrat claims...
  25. Thread: Shoe Spikes

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    Crampons are no more dangerous than firearms. ...

    Crampons are no more dangerous than firearms. That being said, I have ripped pants with them.

    Stablicers are excellent for icy conditions. Not snowy, muddy or any other conditions, but ice. I...
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