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    FWIW - Sometimes I will have trouble sleeping for...

    FWIW - Sometimes I will have trouble sleeping for the first few nights of a long hike, which usually ends at night 3 or 4. New environments, different night noises, weather, new sleeping quarters,...
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    Given the new information regarding how the party...

    Given the new information regarding how the party was separated (presuming it is accurate) I don't see criminal intent that would warrant a criminal charge for the children.

    Since it was...
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    Having to put up a rain fly at 2:00 am due to...

    Having to put up a rain fly at 2:00 am due to unexpected rain that got everything soaked was enough for me to use the fly as standard gear anytime the tent is set up.
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    This would certainly be a good example of where...

    This would certainly be a good example of where NH would be justified in seeking restitution in accordance with the statute. If they don't seek restitution of some measure the precedent would gut the...
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    Interesting statistic, which got me to poke...

    Interesting statistic, which got me to poke around a little in Lyme disease statistical data, which can be confusing. At first glance it would appear PA is at the top of the list to contract Lyme...
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    Are we done with this drivel yet? If not, we...

    Are we done with this drivel yet?

    If not, we need to start a committee to promote the testing of Grit dietary supplements and codify its inclusion in all American diets to keep people docile and...
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    Another example of the "Grit Connection", less...

    Another example of the "Grit Connection", less exposure to this special food that appears to be the common link in keeping people docile may indeed be a root cause. Funding for a study is now an open...
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    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/13...

    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/133756-anti-Semitism-in-Damascus/images/Eloquent/miscgreen/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Five Tango...
  9. Chance favors the prepared mind.

    Chance favors the prepared mind.
  10. Some people seem jealous I can still sport the...

    Some people seem jealous I can still sport the dredlocks and tattoos half naked. I have to admit though, when it gets into the high 60s I get a little chill and have to get a shirt on.
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    Poison ivy/oak does not grow well over...

    Poison ivy/oak does not grow well over 4,000-feet, which may be the reason. Elevations that approach that height will probably lessen the number of plants as well.

    Poison ivy can take on a lot of...
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    I have stepped over timber rattlesnakes that...

    I have stepped over timber rattlesnakes that didn't rattle without seeing them (the person behind me in these instances let me know about it loudly). Like many things in nature, they blend into their...
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    Indeed both of these plants are interesting,...

    Indeed both of these plants are interesting, having the capacity to be a vine, shrub, bush, and can fool even the most experienced eye at times.

    Poison ivy, generally is most commonly found east...
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    Same can easily be said of the group currently in...

    Same can easily be said of the group currently in the White House. Agreed this has little to do with hiking, if there is an issue in Damascus its for the residents living there to tame or live with....
  15. Looks more like a Three Stooges concept, "Lets...

    Looks more like a Three Stooges concept, "Lets give any three idiots off the street some weapons and see how long they go before they are tackled by police". Box office gold.
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    FWIW - I normally use a Sawyer Mini for myself,...

    FWIW - I normally use a Sawyer Mini for myself, but will use a Katadyn Hiker Pro pump style filtration system when there are more than a few people in the group. It processes water quickly and...
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    Ahh, the old "rubber fingers" defense! Excellent.

    Ahh, the old "rubber fingers" defense! Excellent.
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    One of the primary functions of effective rain...

    One of the primary functions of effective rain gear is to retain warmth even if it's wet under the jacket from weather entry or perspiration. Given the terrain, elevations, and significant weather...
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    Akin to the concept that laying a lariat around a...

    Akin to the concept that laying a lariat around a sleeping bag will ward off rattlesnakes.
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    The pro side of this is easy to look at from a...

    The pro side of this is easy to look at from a distance versus the con side, however the con side will be where the problems are, which can be masked by the desire to complete two major things...
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    Trekking poles may not provide disarming...

    Trekking poles may not provide disarming capabilities for the average person, but they can provide just enough distraction to engage the feet that can put distance between someone and a threat...
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    ^ this. Having had a variety of foot issues over...

    ^ this. Having had a variety of foot issues over several decades, my first question is what kind of footwear are you using on the trail and perhaps more importantly, when off the trail?

    I too...
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    Oddly, given the numerous posts of gun...

    Oddly, given the numerous posts of gun recommendations there little mention about CC laws in various States (especially along the AT corridor) and how to go about carrying a weapon legally....
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    This is something most of us experience at some...

    This is something most of us experience at some level and is a normal function of the brain as we enter a sleep state, we may see it as recollection of the day but it has a far higher purpose. As we...
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    I would think articles regarding something of...

    I would think articles regarding something of this magnitude would be easily found, but I can't seem to find anything. Any links to news outlets on this?
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