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  1. when i went there the bus left me off near a...

    when i went there the bus left me off near a McDonald's and i walked on the Virginia Creeper Trail for about 15 miles in Damascus
  2. Is this just a trip report and why is it here?

    Is this just a trip report and why is it here?
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    I don't know about the toughness. My dog jumped...

    I don't know about the toughness. My dog jumped on a chair near the widow and immediately put her claw through it.
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    Here's another one. The AMC has a hut in...

    Here's another one. The AMC has a hut in Harriman State park in NY. However, no day hikers can go there, not even for lunch. They say to not use the trails to the hut and not use the lake. Only...
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    Fake News? Nothing will work for me since I'm...

    Fake News?

    Nothing will work for me since I'm a really sweaty guy. I soaked up all my synthetics in 22 degrees yesterday.
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    Poll: What he said. I have hiked with a pole and I...

    What he said. I have hiked with a pole and I don't know if anyone has the problem I encountered. With my arm up there is actually water from my sweat that pools in the elbow section and when I put...
  7. With all this talk about the Iron man I have to...

    With all this talk about the Iron man I have to say I have a real problem. My watch has a funny battery (CR2025) and it seems that no jeweler in my area will touch it. They say they do not stock...
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    I seem to be a ghost magnet,. you can try yo...

    I seem to be a ghost magnet,. you can try yo read my postings somewhere else on this site. Just search. Have not had any creepy run ins yet though. Jest seems a part of life.
  9. OK everyone, here's my dollars worth. I always...

    OK everyone, here's my dollars worth. I always used just a painters plastic drop cloth under my tent. It keeps the bottom free from dirt and dampness and you just pick up a clean tent and stuff it....
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    BuckeyeBil...

    BuckeyeBil (A happy wife = a happy life) = a happy hike.

    I don't have a wife and I really have a happy life. No problems, Just pack up and go.
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    Ans oh yeah, just saw this. one of those and most...

    Ans oh yeah, just saw this. one of those and most eggs bigger than medium don't fit.

    And one of these:

    Vargo Ti alchy stove. Heavier then most Ti stoves, large flame circle that needs larger...
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    Titanium pots. I mostly don't cook and when I do...

    Titanium pots. I mostly don't cook and when I do I try to use my Trangis.
  13. Thread: Lightning

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    Uh folks, you are hanging on to old info. The...

    Uh folks, you are hanging on to old info. The only phone you should get off is the wired kind, not the cell phone. Also, wireless phones are ok in a storm since you are not connected directly to...
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    This may not be me but if you do see someone...

    This may not be me but if you do see someone hiking with full clothing it may be because the sun does some nasty things and like me, the dermatologist is having a field day spraying me with the...
  15. Thread: Lightning

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    Oh, one other item. don't ever think a storm is...

    Oh, one other item. don't ever think a storm is moving away. You could have it turn back around like What has happened to me many times. You don't realize this but lightning can hit well away from...
  16. Thread: Lightning

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    Here's my spin: you do not have to be hit...

    Here's my spin: you do not have to be hit directly. The air is also charged and if there is a discharge nearby you can still be killed.
  17. Gotta bump this one. After a few days a cotton...

    Gotta bump this one. After a few days a cotton anything will reek, especially one of those. Can you imagine it being wet for a week? I don't see anyone mentioning this so if you did...soooorry.
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    However, if you're looking to cook with it I...

    However, if you're looking to cook with it I suggest a titanium mug but as you said the price is heavy.
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    I know this is not the lightest but how about the...

    I know this is not the lightest but how about the Sea to summit x-mug or cup?
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    Some of you already said some of what I wanted to...

    Some of you already said some of what I wanted to say. However, there's more. I don't wait around for the phone to ring. Many of the groups I lead for have aged out.

    But wait, there's more. ...
  21. Oh, I get it. Gotta watch these forums. Some of...

    Oh, I get it. Gotta watch these forums. Some of them are taken over by people trying to sell you things. Thee! I said it.
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    But they are probably not interested in meeting...

    But they are probably not interested in meeting anyone ( I almost said something else.)
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    Let's face it. I know the problems he has and...

    Let's face it. I know the problems he has and I've given up altogether and just go alone. Too young. Too old. Like he said, crowded campgrounds, RV's and all the rest of the problems. I don't...
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    What do you do at night. Regarding the person...

    What do you do at night. Regarding the person about carbide lamps. I'm almost ready to go back to candles and carbide lamps if this keeps up with lamps failing!!
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    In my opinion rechargeable are not reliable...

    In my opinion rechargeable are not reliable either. Some lamps are charged via a computer usb port and others are charged via solar power. Where will you get a usb port in the woods? If you look...
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