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    I prefer to cook in my pot. I have a silicon...

    I prefer to cook in my pot. I have a silicon scraper to get all the last bits (which I eat), and tend to make the meals on the thin side to get more water. On long trips, I cut down on packaging...
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    Another vote for anything Thermarest for the...

    Another vote for anything Thermarest for the quality and reliability. I also own a Nemo and Klymit pad, and used to own a Big Agnes - all satisfactory as well. I also prefer the self-inflating foam...
  3. Thread: Trail names

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    good thing he doesn't have 6 roosters :eek:

    good thing he doesn't have 6 roosters :eek:
  4. Thread: Trail names

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    If we had a 'like' button, I'd hit it.

    If we had a 'like' button, I'd hit it.
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    Love my Rainbow. Very roomy for one, and easily...

    Love my Rainbow. Very roomy for one, and easily vented so I've not had any condensation issues. If I were looking from scratch, the only benefit I see to the Bowfin is the ability to roll back the...
  6. I haven't tried the Pacer Pole, but I do use cane...

    I haven't tried the Pacer Pole, but I do use cane grip poles like these: https://mountainsmith.com/globetrotter-2019.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvaCtiZfh6gIVBeXICh1ikAZ7EAQYASABEgJdWPD_BwE

    Leki and...
  7. Thread: Rucksack size?

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    Vote #2 for Mike's book. And here's another link...

    Vote #2 for Mike's book. And here's another link that helped me: https://www.backpacking.net/18-pound.html I used that list as a start for a side-by-side spreadsheet to get down to a comfortable...
  8. Thread: Electronics

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    I've done the same in the past, too, but why...

    I've done the same in the past, too, but why leave a good thing to the trolls? I can always choose to ignore.

    In this case, the OP seems more upset about what might happen (noting he hasn't been...
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    Have you tried the free-standing setup yet? I...

    Have you tried the free-standing setup yet? I have a single rainbow, and it works perfectly with my 132 cm ski poles - it's getting a winter trial this year - or the recommended 135 cm trekkiing...
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    If you're going in September/October, New England...

    If you're going in September/October, New England is the place to be. You should have plenty of color from late-September to mid-October and perfect hiking weather with cool days and cold nights. ...
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    Harder will be the battles over building wind...

    Harder will be the battles over building wind farms on mountain ridges paralleling the AT.
  12. Thread: Electronics

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    It's a personal choice. I carry a smartphone,...

    It's a personal choice. I carry a smartphone, deep inside my pack, almost exclusively for the phone call at the end of the hike that says "I'm on the way home." I'm way past worrying about what...
  13. Some EPIC meat bars are pretty close - the Bison...

    Some EPIC meat bars are pretty close - the Bison Bacon bar is mostly bison, bacon & cranberries. Tasty, but not cheap.
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    The story was printed in Backpacker magazine not...

    The story was printed in Backpacker magazine not to long ago - I don't recall if it indicated his then-current whereabouts.
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    Poll: I always carry 1/2 (6-8 sections) of a z-rest in...

    I always carry 1/2 (6-8 sections) of a z-rest in addition to whatever else I'm sleeping on. It provides protection for the inflatable, a quick lunchtime seat/nap pad, extra insulation, or a ground...
  16. Peanut butter is 5.9 calories per gram. Peanuts...

    Peanut butter is 5.9 calories per gram. Peanuts are a tad less dense at 5.8 calories per gram, but have several advantages: the packaging is lighter, the package shrinks as the product is eaten, and...
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    It was litter, glad to see it go. Unfortunately,...

    It was litter, glad to see it go. Unfortunately, the woods are full of them.
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    I used to just strap a laundry basket to my old...

    I used to just strap a laundry basket to my old Kelty frame. The basket was half-cylindrical in shape. Worked well enough.
  19. Also agree with this, but physical condition can...

    Also agree with this, but physical condition can change on a dime. I'm in my sixties, very fit, but I doubt a thru is in my future anymore due to issues I didn't have in my late fifties. Plenty of...
  20. Agreed! Taking some time off will make those...

    Agreed! Taking some time off will make those last few eyars of work more enjoyable if you're able to take a leave. The only guarantee is that you won't get any younger.
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    I prefer walking on rocks... any rocks... to...

    I prefer walking on rocks... any rocks... to sitting at my desk.

    Or as my Dad would say: Kwitcherbitchin
  22. Thread: head covering

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    Older close to bald guy here, too. Get yourself...

    Older close to bald guy here, too. Get yourself a Tilley hat. Beats having melanoma. Been there, done that, now I wear a Tilley hat.
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    If you're on a trail and you think it's too...

    If you're on a trail and you think it's too crowded, I do believe you're part of the crowd. I've used this opportunity to find new places to go. It's pretty easy to get out and see few, if any,...
  24. Warbonnetoutdoors.com is a great place to check...

    Warbonnetoutdoors.com is a great place to check out tarps. If you're getting just one, the Superfly offers the most coverage, but you can still fold back the doors in fair weather. I agree with...
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    Fall is the best time in the Northeast, here's...

    Fall is the best time in the Northeast, here's some possibilities:
    Northern Long Trail (North of Rte 15)(VT)
    Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail (NH)
    Mid-state Trail (MA)
    Northville-Placid Trail (NY)
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