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    Water filter choice, what's popular?

    So first of all, I actually don't mind pumping my water :eek:, many times were having a filter has come in handy, many times I've loaned it to others because they were having to scoop out of muddy...
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    My parents were very worried until when they...

    My parents were very worried until when they dropped me off, where they met another female hiker who had more experience than me, her ease helped them, then they were dropping some stuff off at my...
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    It's a personal choice, I was offered a couple of...

    It's a personal choice, I was offered a couple of poles on a weekend hike when I was first getting started hiking and found that I really benefitted from them, I'm a little on the clumsy side, so...
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    yes always leash dogs at night, mine hikes behind...

    yes always leash dogs at night, mine hikes behind me and isn't always on a leash, but at night I strap the leash to my pack, so if she does anything stupid she will make a lot of noise and most...
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    Nay probably not for starting in march, personal...

    Nay probably not for starting in march, personal choice, I like the mini gaiters because i find that they are also really good for keeping my feet and socks clean!
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    Meh, don't worry about the thread drift, dogs are...

    Meh, don't worry about the thread drift, dogs are a touchy subject because of bad owners giving dogs bad reps, don't let the snide remarks stop you from asking questions: the way i look at this site...
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    when you get your pot practice cooking in it, see...

    when you get your pot practice cooking in it, see how much you use, it can vary depending on your set up
    i use a supercat, i also base how much fuel on what i'm eating that particular hike, if i'm...
  8. has he had any luck with body glide? i'm prone to...

    has he had any luck with body glide? i'm prone to blisters, thats why i'm a big advocate for it to stop blisters in the first place
    and also trying to find shoes that fit his feet better.... even...
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    I can't speak personally, I've never done a...

    I can't speak personally, I've never done a cleanse or fast like that, but my roommate recently went on a juice cleanse/fast, i believe her goal was 2 weeks, but she was also working an 80hr week...
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    3. floor or no floor? nothing...

    3. floor or no floor?






    nothing wrong with suggesting alternatives, as scope said he wouldn't have gone that route if someone hadn't done that to him as well...
    but i think do think a...
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    ooh also, if you are hiking in cold weather with...

    ooh also, if you are hiking in cold weather with a peanut butter jar, be sure that you don't have a plastic spoon/spork/fork, damn things will break in cold peanut butter, left me begging on the...
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    how much peanut butter? well how much do you like...

    how much peanut butter? well how much do you like peanut butter?
    how big of a jar? see above answer :p

    some hike with jars, some with individual servings, I used to be a fan of the jiff to go,...
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    hmmm i'll be sure to test my glasses next time...

    hmmm i'll be sure to test my glasses next time i'm in camp :-?:D:-?
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    most flipflops are slick when wet and can be hard...

    most flipflops are slick when wet and can be hard for walking around uneven ground, wouldn't even think of trying them on a stream crossing,

    get something lightweight and something your foot...
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    sad but true!!! I've had plenty of men to...

    sad but true!!!



    I've had plenty of men to assume that I don't know what i'm doing, and immediately start giving me advice on every little piece of gear, its one of my pet peaves, usually they...
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    leashes are only required in a few areas, and...

    leashes are only required in a few areas, and there are a few areas where dogs aren't even allowed
    but many owners hike with their dogs off leash, I do, but I know my dog is well behaved,...
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    once the can is open you have to worry about it...

    once the can is open you have to worry about it going bad, (i worked in a kennel and doggie daycare for several years, believe me it can happen)
    i've seen some wet/moist in packets, which would be a...
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    your biggest obstacle is that you are 17, you...

    your biggest obstacle is that you are 17, you gotta show responsibility and respect that she is very concerned about a)you hiking b)you leaving the country, you need to earn both her trust in you and...
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    lots advice all over this site, articles are a...

    lots advice all over this site, articles are a good place to start, there is alot of advice and different techniques on this site, find what works for you...
    be careful and start slow and build up
  20. ditto too much clothing, you have a long sleeve...

    ditto too much clothing, you have a long sleeve underwear top and a long sleeve shirt, pick one of the two,
    be prepared to ship most of your clothes home when it warms up
    i don't know about the...
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    is there a before pic?

    is there a before pic?
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    yes old dogs can learn new tricks, a solid recall...

    yes old dogs can learn new tricks, a solid recall is a good thing especially for dogs who tend to react before thinking, personally i've taught my dog to look to me for permission, helps to establish...
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    another trick i do for the feet, is if you have a...

    another trick i do for the feet, is if you have a down jacket or vest, lay it over the feet area of your sleeping bag, it helps too
  24. packs fit dogs differently too, if you have an...

    packs fit dogs differently too, if you have an opportunity to try packs on the dog then take advantage of it. I do recommend a pack with a handle that will come in use.
    i use the mtn smith pack,...
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    I hate those eyes when they are watching you...

    I hate those eyes when they are watching you pack, but starting to realize that they aren't going, aggghhhh, but at the same time my dog flips when she sees her pack, so i usually wait till the last...
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