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  1. Because it won't spoil for a long time in storage...

    Because it won't spoil for a long time in storage and it's in a relatively small package. Freeze dried meals in a #10 can will keep 30 years or more on the shelf and you can keep a couple of months...
  2. Pasta dishes can be made with "freezer bag...

    Pasta dishes can be made with "freezer bag cooking" you just need to pick the right noodles. You want very thin/small noodles and an insulating pouch to store the ziploc in while it's hydrating to...
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    No black fly problems in New York unless that's...

    No black fly problems in New York unless that's changed in the last 20 years :) . Plenty of deer flies, mosquitos, etc though. Good hiking weather in May but it can still get really cold at night...
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    Lol - been there :) They rope you in and you're...

    Lol - been there :) They rope you in and you're wearing a harness so it's really not that bad. The suspended bridge part is a total tourist thing where you pay like $20 to get harnessesed upand do...
  5. Thread: Friendliness

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    You do the raised finger "howdy" in Texas too (as...

    You do the raised finger "howdy" in Texas too (as long as you aren't in a city.) My first thought was that they were from a big city where it's just considered very weird to say hi to a stranger...
  6. Thread: Permethrin

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    Depending on what I'm wearing there can be a gap...

    Depending on what I'm wearing there can be a gap along my leg where a tick could crawl up without making much (or any) contact with my running shorts. Ticks generally climb onto their hosts from low...
  7. Thread: Permethrin

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    You make your choices and take your chances. ...

    You make your choices and take your chances. Once permetherin dries it bonds very tightly to fabrics and stays put, which is why you can wash it a bunch of times and it still works. Ticks on your...
  8. Thread: Boot reforming

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    Why not look at some military surplus boots if...

    Why not look at some military surplus boots if cost is an issue? They were designed for marching and I've personally walked hundreds of miles in them (I much prefer trail runners now.) Ditto on...
  9. Thread: Permethrin

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    You'll have to make your own judgement I suppose....

    You'll have to make your own judgement I suppose. I soak my undies in permetherin. Just to clarify: mucus membrane = the eyes, ears, inside the nose, inside the mouth, lip, vagina, the urethral...
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    I think I'd have to have a bit of cheese in there...

    I think I'd have to have a bit of cheese in there too :)
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    Well, those sound like "Mountain Sickness"...

    Well, those sound like "Mountain Sickness" symptoms to me and it's certainly not unheard of at that altitude. Even at 5,000 feet there's 16% less oxygen than at sea level so yeah, it's a real thing....
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    My experience is that I much prefer the full...

    My experience is that I much prefer the full length UQ + a sit pad (use the sit pad where needed - for me it's always my buttocks, some folks have cold feet.) Also, I don't know if a 20 degree quilt...
  13. Thread: Hot, Hot , Hot

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    Only 90 out ? Sounds like nice spring weather to...

    Only 90 out ? Sounds like nice spring weather to us folks down in Texas :) My hot weather advice is:
    - plan to make miles in the early morning (starting at the crack of dawn and take a siesta from...
  14. Ehh, I'm not sure either so I took it down - I...

    Ehh, I'm not sure either so I took it down - I see some references to dried and some to dehydrated on different web sites for the same product. These smaller packs are clearly marked though :)
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    Another vote for always. I just don't trust...

    Another vote for always. I just don't trust weather forecasts that much. A small chance of getting soaked and freezing out weighs the benefit of star gazing for 2 minutes until I fall asleep but...
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    My advice is to dial your ambitions back hard for...

    My advice is to dial your ambitions back hard for a first hike. I don't know your family and I'm sure that this sounds like fun to you but does this sound like it will be fun for them? It just...
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    In all seriousness - try Velveeta cheese spread. ...

    In all seriousness - try Velveeta cheese spread. It's actually really good on crackers and keeps fantastically well. I'll also add it to meals with rice, etc because it melts well and adds a lot of...
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    I would be worried that dog = food to a really...

    I would be worried that dog = food to a really hungry and potentially dangerous bear. A dog night deter bears in most situations but it may attract one that's desperate for a meal. A tethered dog...
  20. The bottom line: If more people Fat Shamed others...

    The bottom line: If more people Fat Shamed others (which should be compulsory), then perhaps the 39.8% of obesity amongst the 93.3 million US adults could be seriously reduced and SAVE LIVES, instead...
  21. I really don't understand all of the criticism...

    I really don't understand all of the criticism and judging going on here. Saying that he needs to exercise and watch his diet is really the functional equivalent of telling an alcoholic that they...
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    Add a vote for suck it up buttercup and carry a...

    Add a vote for suck it up buttercup and carry a canister :)

    Sleeping with your food just sounds like a justification for doing what we all want to do (carry less weight.) I get why it's...
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    Ehhhhh, usually they are pretty timid but...

    Ehhhhh, usually they are pretty timid but sometimes not so much. I encountered a bear in the Nantahala forest last year that was pretty hiker habituated and wasn't at all timid. He sat on hill and...
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    I've seen a lot of reviews that indicate the Arc...

    I've seen a lot of reviews that indicate the Arc Haul in particular performs poorly above 25-26lb. It's just too much of an investment/risk for me to get one of those packs for the higher weights,...
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    Well, as a fellow big hiker (280lbs) there are...

    Well, as a fellow big hiker (280lbs) there are some challenges and differences that you need to account for. For one thing your gear is going to be a little heavier. (I need a larger tent, large...
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