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    There was some speculation in another thread that...

    There was some speculation in another thread that the hut crews in NH might be vaccinated early. The NH phased plan for vaccination is located here. If the hut crews actually get classified as first...
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    Thread is in Straight Forward. Keep the Covid...

    Thread is in Straight Forward. Keep the Covid posts to the Covid thread and factual about trail conditions not speculative. Thanks.
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    Daybreak makes a good point about when it's...

    Daybreak makes a good point about when it's raining on the AT that you can stop at a shelter for a break. I'd say a majority of the time I have spent on the AT I have used a tarp but it is actually...
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    Personally I often backpack with just a tarp, a...

    Personally I often backpack with just a tarp, a bug net, and regular rain gear.

    How big is the tarp, material, and how did you pitch the poncho? I will mention though that if the poncho is...
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    I'll start by saying I recognize that trails are...

    I'll start by saying I recognize that trails are pretty far off from people at times. However your scenario assumes something you can't assume. That nobody will be around your space shortly. But I...
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    Here's the EO link....

    Here's the EO link.
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    I hadn't thought about that one all the way...

    I hadn't thought about that one all the way through as there were a number of EO's. What is the full extent? Are there mitigating conditions?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4lIodC7lIg That...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4lIodC7lIg
    That might just work out for you:banana.
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    I'm not sure how it might work in general but...

    I'm not sure how it might work in general but that one extremely rare bear that is going to attack is going to look really creepy as it moves in to eat you:eek:.
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    We're not going to get any of the politics that...

    We're not going to get any of the politics that have been involved with the pandemic other than to note that there's absolutely no way the new administration is going to be any more lenient than the...
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    Yeah nice picture but you are disregarding...

    Yeah nice picture but you are disregarding information present. That looks to be a mostly open grown tree, which is great for wind tolerance. Notice though it doesn't have a full crown down low...
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    That's a very memorable story which I would also...

    That's a very memorable story which I would also say is a short story but reading is like hiking. Some may think a 3 mile hike is arduous but it helps to humor the person to encourage further...
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    Lots of good advice about assessing the...

    Lots of good advice about assessing the surrounding campsite trees for health and vigor as well as for consideration of loading on the trees such as ice, snow, and water. A tree with a big crown...
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    The vaccines are rated by efficacy (which is...

    The vaccines are rated by efficacy (which is different than effectiveness). Even at 95% efficacy, that leaves 5%. (1 in 20, no work for you) Given the current widespread prevalence of the virus...
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    First pic, something came down on the tree and...

    First pic, something came down on the tree and tore the bark off that face, never fully recovering on that section. Drove the leader down and may have stayed on top of it for a bit of time. The...
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    You could core it and see how old it is. ...

    You could core it and see how old it is.

    Second picture looks like the tree on the right had its leader or a main branch pushed into the tree on the left. It didn't alter the upward directional...
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    Already not going well with responses. Thread is...

    Already not going well with responses. Thread is now in Straight Forward.
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    In home rain water collection systems, there's a...

    In home rain water collection systems, there's a recommendation to discard the first so many gallons for this reason-get rid of the first flush so to speak.
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    My bad! I clicked the link but the bulk package...

    My bad! I clicked the link but the bulk package looked a lot like the easy mac and cheese cups box, which I have bought a few times from Sams.
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    I think he would cook them not pour boiling water...

    I think he would cook them not pour boiling water on them. At least half the container is air, so extra bulk.

    I've eaten the mac-n-cheese at home but not on trail. I usually just keep stuff in...
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    I'll keep an eye out for it to see how it tastes...

    I'll keep an eye out for it to see how it tastes but as far as worrying about msg, that's an overblown concern for most people....
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    A friend of mine brings the mac-n-cheeze as an...

    A friend of mine brings the mac-n-cheeze as an appetizer. He dumps them into a ziplock at home then cooks them in his cookpot or his cup. He's worked out the proper amount of water but I don't...
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    There are multiple types of Frogg Toggs. The...

    There are multiple types of Frogg Toggs. The cheap set found at Walmart seems to be the Ultra-Lite. I have that set but I carry it mainly for day hiking, not overnights. It's pretty soft and seems...
  24. What a nightmare this movie is going to be:mad:!

    What a nightmare this movie is going to be:mad:!
  25. That got political pretty quickly. Your coal is...

    That got political pretty quickly. Your coal is estimated to arrive after Jan. 8.
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